Juried Membership is for those artists working at an advanced or professional level.

In order for an applicant to be considered for Juried Membership, the artist must have had works accepted into at least two national juried competitions within the past 5 years, only one of which may be a show sponsored by AAWS. To apply for Juried Membership, artists are to submit eight to ten professional quality digital images, labeled, via email, Dropbox, or on a CD. If an artist wishes to be juried in more than one medium, a separate set of images must be submitted. Slides or CS should be accompanied by the application form, a bio that lists educational experience, all juried exhibitions, museum shows, and gallery representation. Reviews, awards, brochures, and publications are welcome. All work submitted is to have been created independently of an instructor. Work must have been completed within the last five years. The panel gives preference to a body of work that demonstrates the consistency of a well-developed personal style. Ideally, all candidates will submit work that displays a distinct purpose and intent while reflecting the current style of the artist. The panel members will consider the following criteria when applicable; color, draftsmanship, technique, consistency of quality, originality, and legibility of slides. Juried Members may exhibit in Juried Member Shows (formerly Exhibiting Member Shows) in the media in which they have been accepted. Juried members may exhibit in any medium in All Member Shows. Juried Members who have let their membership lapse may rejoin as Juried Members. The renewing artist will not need to re-apply. Artists should, however, submit a new application form along with images of recent work for the website, as well as an updated bio/artist statement with a photo.

Media categories are Painting & Drawing, Photography, Printmaking, Mixed Media, Sculpture, and Other.

Artists interested in Juried Membership should contact the AAWS office for full guidelines.

Application Deadlines are Quarterly:

  • December 1
  • March 1
  • June 1
  • September 1