What are the benefits of gallery membership
Gallery Underground is an Arlington Artists Alliance gallery. The gallery is a non-profit cooperative promoting established and emerging artists from the Northern Virginia region. Artists are chosen for membership by a panel of jurors. Artists pay a fee for membership and are encouraged to attend gallery receptions.
Member artists may exhibit multiple artworks each month in our 3000 square foot exhibition space
Excellent location in Crystal City near the new Amazon headquarters
Professional, adjustable track lighting
Metro adjacent, and free parking on nights and weekends
Public exposure through opening receptions and special events
Promotion in many local publications and to our extensive patron list
Personal web page on the gallery website and an online store of artists work
Monthly newsletter sent to our extensive patron list
Full time gallery staff manages every aspect of displaying your work:
From receiving, displaying, labeling, promoting, to processing sales and packaging your work for buyers
Coordinate and host gallery receptions and special events
What are the terms of membership?
- All Gallery Underground members must be a member of Arlington Artists Alliance (see Become a Member)
$350 for 6 months membership. 20% commission per artwork sold goes to the gallery.
Attendance at all gallery receptions is strongly encouraged.
Specifics regarding the above information are outlined in the Artists Contract which all members must sign.
How do I apply for a solo show?
Please visit our Prospectus Page if you are interested in applying for a solo or group show at Gallery Underground
Who decides which applicants are chosen to become members of Gallery Underground?
Gallery Underground has a rotating panel of 3 anonymous jurors, all professional artists, who make decisions based on new applications for membership.
Who may apply to be a Gallery Underground Member Artist?
Any local artist may apply to become a Gallery Underground Member Artist.
If I am accepted as a Gallery Underground Member Artist, how soon do I get to start showing my work there?
Gallery Underground currently has a waitlist for Member Artists. It will likely be several months before a Member space in the Gallery opens up. All applicants are notified of their standing on the waitlist.
Do I have to be an Arlington Artists Alliance member to apply to be a Gallery Underground Member Artist?
No, you do not have to belong to Arlington Artists Alliance however Arlington Artists Alliance members are given priority on the wait list.
How is the waitlist organized?
Who can I ask if I have further questions about this process?
What is Studios Underground?
Art Underground is the newest northern Virginia arts “destination.” Anchored by the Gallery Underground at 2100 Crystal Drive, it is also flanked by the Studios Underground and is also the home of FotoDC (formerly DC Fotoweek) and Synetic Theatre and its various rehearsal and summer camp spaces.
What is the process for studio offers?
The Studios Underground is a joint venture between three groups – the Arlington Artists Alliance, the Crystal City Business Improvement District and Vornado, the owner of the Crystal City Underground where the studios are located.
How can I apply to become a gallery member?
Click here to apply online.
How do I apply for the next National Juried Show at Gallery Underground?
You can apply for the next National Juried Show, Changing Perspectives, by clicking here.