It is mandatory that artists wishing to apply for NIADA Artist Membership attend at least one NIADA Annual Conference as a Visiting Artist and participate in an Artist Membership Critique immediately prior to or in the year of the initiation of their application process.
We realize that this might seem impossible for some applicants because of financial considerations and/or travel distances, but ask applicants to consider the following.
- At the conferences there are many opportunities to show work to NIADA Artists and Patrons, including critiques, special exhibitions, challenges and programs open to Visiting Artists. It is more likely that members will appreciate the quality of new work if they are able to see it “in person.”
- Some types of flaws in a work may not be apparent until the work is examined “in person,” so there is a greater possibility of being rejected in the final voting stage if that is the first time the work is actually seen by voting members.
If it is impossible for you to attend the Annual Conference, please contact the Standards Chair