Membership Application for the Gaithersburg Artist Collective
Current Gallery Location: "Artists on Market" at Downtown Crown
Sponsored by the Kentlands Community Foundation
Jurying will take place on a regularly scheduled basis.

The Gaithersburg Artist Collective (GAC) is a Maryland nonprofit corporation that is organized and operated exclusively for charitable and educational purposes. Its mission is to promote high standards in the visual arts, to exchange ideas about the visual arts, and to stimulate community interest in the visual arts. Among its activities is the administration of a pop-up gallery, Artists on Market (AOM). In the future, it is anticipated that GAC will develop educational programming which will be taught by its members. GAC is supported by the Kentlands Community Foundation (KCF).

This application will be reviewed by a jurying committee for membership in the GAC. Only completed applications will be considered. A completed application must include an Artist Statement, a resume, the required number of images, and payment of the application fee. These must all be received and/or postmarked by the application deadline. Application fees are not refundable. Submittal of an application does not guarantee an invitation for membership. In some instances, an artist will be asked to meet with representatives of the jurying committee for an in person review of their work.

An application may be submitted for up to two types of media. A separate application and application fee is not necessary for the second medium, but the required number of images for each medium must be submitted. If an artist wants to apply for more than two mediums, an additional application fee is required.  

Basic Information
All artists wishing to participate in GAC's membership activities, including AOM, must be invited to join GAC. GAC is member-governed.

Membership is effective for a period of one year.  Members in good standing will be invited to renew their membership without reapplying.  More information about GAC and membership may be found at:

Members pay a monthly fee to be part of GAC.

Members MUST join and actively participate on GAC committees and are required regularly to volunteer in support of GAC’s mission.  

GAC is governed by an established set of bylaws, as well as rules and regulations. Artists not in compliance with the bylaws, rules and regulations set by GAC will be asked to leave GAC immediately without a refund of any fees paid.

Member artwork will be rotated in and out of any exhibition space on a regular basis. This process is overseen by the Exhibition Committee. A member who chooses not to enter an exhibit is still responsible for regular duties and dues.

In addition to exhibiting and selling work, members may use GAC space for work or meetings, according to the current location rules.  

All work exhibited in GAC locations must be of original design and executed by the artist member (“handcrafted”). The artist member may only exhibit his/her own work.

For locations in partnership with KCF, KCF reserves the right to request that any artwork it considers inappropriate be removed from the pop-up premises. Works exhibited are subject to the approval of KCF's Executive Director.

Sales and Sales Tax
GAC will handle all sales transactions of artwork on premises, including the collection and remittance of sales tax. GAC will retain a commission on all sales.
All artists will need to take precautions and self-insure their own work and equipment. GAC will not provide insurance. GAC, KCF and the landlord of any leased exhibition space do not assume liability for loss or damage to artwork exhibited or equipment brought on premises.
The gallery exhibition space is shared by all members who are in good standing. There are no assigned spaces and the Exhibitions Committee will determine the maximum amount of work each artist member may exhibit during any specific period. Artists will need to bring in their own specialized display equipment, along with the artwork.

The above information does not constitute the full membership agreement, bylaws, rules or regulations or all information about GAC or the AOM location. We encourage you to review the detailed information at If you have any questions, please contact 


Applicant Information

Artist Signature

I understand that my application will not be considered until all requested information is provided and the application fee has been received.

I understand there is no refund of the application fee.

I understand submission of an application does not guarantee an invitation for membership into the Gaithersburg Artist Collective.

All information provided within this application and its attachments is accurate, complete and true.  All images provided are of my own artwork.  Images must not be classwork and must represent a cohesive body of work that the artist hopes to exhibit if accepted to membership in GAC.

Signature *

Application Fee

Application Fee *

In order for your application to be complete, we must receive a check or money order made payable to "Kentlands Community Foundation". No cash please.  Please ensure the same name used in the application is also listed on the payment.

Please mail the payment to: 

Kentlands Community Foundation
267 Kentlands Blvd, PMB 200
Gaithersburg, MD 20878

No application for membership will be reviewed by the jury committee until all required information and the application fee is received. The application fee is non-refundable.


About Your Artwork

Medium(s) *

File Uploads

VERY IMPORTANT!  Please include both your first and last name in the file name of every file that you upload.  We cannot accept applications that do not have this information in the attachment file names.

Type of Application

What would you like to be considered for? *

Reason for Application

Membership Participation

Every member must help monitor and handle sales in the galleries in which they are displaying art every month. Generally, this will be 2-3 shifts of 4 hours each, in a month, depending on membership numbers. (Members can choose to do two shifts back-to-back in the same day.) Will you be able to provide these hours?
There will likely be extended open hours during the Holiday Season (late November, and in December), resulting in an extra shift during the holiday period. *


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