Maryland Pastel Society membership

MEMBERSHIP

Applying for Signature Membership

SIGNATURE MEMBER - Annual Dues $35

In addition to the benefits of Artist membership, Signature members may:

• Exhibit artwork in all MPS Signature Member exhibitions;
• Have two images displayed on a Gallery Page on the MPS website;
• Be a "Featured Artist" in the MPS quarterly news update; and
• Serve on the MPS Executive Board.

There are two paths to Signature Membership:

1. Automatic: Artist members of the MPS in good standing are eligible for Signature membership after being accepted into three MPS juried exhibitions, calculated retroactively to the MPS's 2011 Shades of Pastel show. Eligibility is granted after being accepted into three separate shows; it is not based on the number of paintings juried into any single show. You will be sent an application to accept the position.

2. Self nomination: MPS members in good standing may submit work to be juried. (Read on about becoming an Artist member.) The MPS Jury Committee reviews applications four times a year and provides recommendations to the MPS Executive Board for consideration. Application deadlines and board meeting dates are listed on our website Calendar. The membership coordinator forwards the results to you after the board renders its decision at their quarterly meeting. If accepted, you will confirm your Signature status by paying $10.00, the difference in membership dues from an Artist member. If you have any questions, please Contact the Membership Coordinator.

Do you want to apply for Signature membership?

You will need:
DIGITAL IMAGES OF FIVE PAINTINGS • NAMES AND MEASUREMENTS •YOUR RESUME
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Signature Dues: The annual dues for Signature members are $35.00. If your application is approved, you will have the option to pay $10.00 to confirm your Signature membership status.

New memberships paid in October, November, or December of a given year will be applied in whole to the following year.

Artist Membership $25.00


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The Principles of Design is the document that MPS uses when evaluating applications. Ensure that you understand all of the guidelines. and that your work displays appropriate qualities as described.

Requirements for artwork: By submitting your application for Signature membership , you attest that the artwork you submit meets all four of the following:

• Have been executed primarily (51% or more) in soft pastel;
• Be of your own original concept and execution, not derived from any published or created images to which you do not hold the copyright;
• Have not been executed in whole or in part in an instructor-led classroom or workshop setting; and
• Have been completed within the past two years.

TO SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY:

A. Prepare to send by email:

#1RESUME

A one-page resume listing your exhibitions, awards, professional memberships, and art-related education and training. This can be sent as an attachment or in your email message.

#25 IMAGES

- Photograph only the painting - no frames or background.
- Copy your original high quality .jpg image and NAME the file with the title of the painting.
- Size the ppi (Pixels Per Inch) no larger than 1800 pixels on the longest side.
- Size the file under 1mb.
- Check that your stroke marks are clear when zoomed in.
Send as ATTACHMENTS, 5 images to be judged.

#3TITLES & SIZESList in your email, the title of each image and size of the UNFRAMED painting.

B. Send your application by email.

  1. Read all of these directions before going to the Contact Us webpage. (Link follows these directions.)
  2. When on the Contact Us page, do NOT fill in the form or click Send at the top.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page.
  4. Click the email link MPSmem... (An email opens.)
  5. Complete your email with the items you prepared from above.

Click here to send the required items in an email to the Membership