Apply for Signature Status

The Board members of PAAC are committed to high standards to ensure PAAC Signature status reflects the professionalism and talent of this group of artists.

You are encouraged to apply for Signature membership, if you have achieved at least 5 of the 7 of the criteria listed below.


Signature Member Criteria

  1. You are an active plein air painter, defined as an artist that spends regular time painting from life outdoors. Your website should reflect this.

  2. Gallery representation.
    • This should be a dedicated commercial art gallery, not an artist's co-op.
    • Your application must include the Gallery web page address that shows you represented there.

  3. Participation in three or more national juried art shows.
    • Your participation in PAAC shows counts towards this.
    • Examples of National groups - Oil Painters of America, Pastel Society of America, American Women Artists, American Impressionist Society, etc.
    • Your application must include verification that you were accepted into the shows.

  4. Participation in one or more national invitational art shows.
    • Invitational should be included in the title of the show - e.g. Governor's Invitational.
    • The show is restricted to invited participants.
    • Your application must include at least one invitation letter personally addressed to you, show catalog, or other documentation listing you as one of the invited participants.

  5. One person show in a gallery or museum.
    • This should be a dedicated fine art gallery, not a library, community center or artist's co-op.
    • Your application must include a press release or announcement about your show.

  6. Signature status in a national art society, group, etc.
    • Examples of National art groups - Oil Painters of America, Pastel Society of America, American Women Artists, American Impressionist Society, etc.
    • You must be listed on the website of the organization as a current Signature Member.

  7. Committed PAAC Volunteer.

    • Worked as a volunteer on a PAAC committee at least two years of the last three.
      And/Or
    • Have served as a PAAC Paint Out Coordinator for at least one year.

To apply:

Please send your resume, or a link to one online, which shows you have achieved at least 5 of the 7 requirements listed here.
Your application should include the verification that is indicated in italics here that shows you meet the requirements.

Providing thorough information is crucial to the signature application review process. Send hard-copies, scanned documents attached to an email, or links to websites that name you specifically.


You may email your application to:
info@pleinairartistscolorado.com.

OR

You may mail it to:
Plein Air Artists Colorado
1659 Peridot Ct
Castle Rock, CO 80108

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