The Board of the Santa Fe Studio Arts Collective (SFSAC), a New Mexico 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, which promotes the annual Santa Fe Studio Tour (SFST), is excited to announce that we are expanding our opportunities for artists and art lovers by becoming a membership organization!
We welcome artists from all different backgrounds which provides a richer experience for us all! Artists must be residents of Santa Fe County. Our goal is to create a year-round sense of community and expand visibility for our member artists through more promotion, social media, and events beyond the annual Santa Fe Studio Tour. As we grow, we plan to expand benefits.
COST OF MEMBERSHIP: ARTIST MEMBERS $50 + NON-ARTIST MEMBERS $35
Volunteer help for SFSAC activities and/or for the Santa Fe Studio Tour is encouraged as the need arises. You are not required to be a member to participate in the Studio Tour, but we certainly hope that you join to enjoy all the benefits of being a member of a unique art community here in Santa Fe.
Please note that Membership is on an annual basis and must be renewed by March 15th every year to receive the discount benefit for the Tour. SFSAC membership is a single artist membership not a studio membership. If there is more than one artist in a studio each artist must apply separately for a membership.
Also, if you were on a past Studio Tour that does not automatically make you a member. That is a separate application. You do not need to be a member to be part of the Tour, but in order to receive the benefits/discount you must be a member.
Neither artist members nor non-artist members have voting rights in the operation of the SFSAC.
You must submit your application and pay your fee ONLINE. Use ONLY a COMPUTER (not a smartphone or tablet) to complete and submit your online application. Artists MUST follow the special guidelines + apply in the section below.
NON-ARTISTS PLEASE APPLY HERE:
Artists must be residents of Santa Fe County. If there is more than one artist in a studio each artist must apply separately for a membership. A diverse range of media are welcome. For example: ceramics, paintings, drawings, digital, sculpture, jewelry, glass, mixed media, furniture design, fiber arts, print making , and photography.
Please note: in order to participate in the Santa Fe Studio Tour, all SFSAC members who live too far away from the City center and/or in a gated community limiting public access should consider sharing a studio with other members near or within the City of Santa Fe. Each artist is responsible for paying the Studio Tour fee individually in a shared studio. Fees are per artist, not per studio.
The Santa Fe Studio Arts Collective is an all volunteer run organization and members are strongly encouraged to give back to their artist community by volunteering to help organize SFSAC activities. When you complete the online application form you will have the opportunity to indicate how you will volunteer. Please check the box on the registration form that interests you: Studio Demonstrations, Teach a course, Administrative/Website, Advertising, Tour Registration, Fundraising/Donations, Mixers/fun stuff, Outreach/Promotions, Tour Photo Processing, Preview Gallery, Tour Signs, Social Media/Communications, Special Events/Popups, App Maintenance , Hosting Studio Talks.
Memberships are renewable on an annual basis – every year by MARCH 15 for the artist Tour discount to apply. Neither artist members nor non-artist members have voting rights in the operation of the SFSAC. By submitting a membership application:
The main forms of communication between the SFSAC and members will be through emails, social media connections, our blog notifications, members resource website page and occasional newsletters.
Member artists who are only RENEWING their annual membership please check the RENEW box on the application and continue from there. If you want to make changes to your original application, you will need to check the NEW ARTIST Box and continue to fill out the complete application.
NEW artist members must complete the whole form that includes uploading images.
TO COMPLETE THE ONLINE FORM, PLEASE HAVE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION PREPARED AND YOUR IMAGES READY TO UPLOAD.
( By submitting your artist membership application you agree the SFSAC can use your images on the SFSAC website, in print, or electronic advertising. See Image Requirements below. )
For example: ClaudeMonetABouquetOfSunflowersOil39.75x32inches.jpg
DO NOT use spaces, commas or special characters
DO NOT use symbols for inches or feet - (spell it out)
You must submit your application and pay your fee ONLINE. Remember to use ONLY a DESKTOP COMPUTER (not a smartphone or tablet) to complete and submit your online application and follow the special guidelines to register.
Please note on the application:
If you are not a current artist member you must check the NEW ARTIST option and continue to fill out the form adding images and your artist statement.
Having participated in a past Studio Tour does not automatically make you a member. Membership is separate.
ARTISTS PLEASE APPLY HERE:
Follow good business practices regarding: Art Sales, Gross Receipts Tax and Business License
Artist Member - Proofing: Artist members may be asked to proof their artist member details on the SFSAC website. All proofs for review will be sent to the email address supplied on your application and any changes must be submitted by the deadlines provided or we publish ‘as is’.
Artist Member - Self-Promotion:
Artist Member - Insurance: The Santa Fe Studio Arts Collective has no responsibility for any action, claim, demand or liability, including reasonable attorney’s fees and costs, arising from or relating to any artist’s studio. We recommend you arrange for liability insurance to cover you and your studio if you are expecting to have visitors.