FAQs...


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No! We welcome any artist or art patron to join as an Associate Member. Please see the Join/Renew page for more details.
Only Signature Members are eligible to add NEWS to their signatures.
You must have paintings accepted to four of our annual juried Open exhibitions - either New England Regional or North American Open. At least one of the shows you are accepted to must be a North American Open.
Sorry - no. The NEWS Gallery was created in part to give our valued members - Associate and Signature - more opportunities to show their work, but they don't qualify towards promotion from Associate to Signature.
No. Annual dues must be kept current to continue your membership. If dues lapse, a Signature Member has two choices: pay any back dues owed or requalify.
The member year is January 1st to December 31st. Dues are payable at any time during the year. If dues are paid in October through December, they may be applied to the following year by request.
NEWS uses email for most correspondence, so the most important way is by making sure we have your current email address. It's also very important to not unsubscribe from our eblasts, as doing so will stop all future communications by that means.

It's one of the special privileges of Signature Membership. As a Signature Member, you are eligible to have your biography (up to two pages) in the artists biography books as well as on the web site. Please follow the instructions in the guidelines document.

There are lots of ways to contribute to NEWS and all contributions are greatly appreciated. Associate Members are encouraged to serve on the Board of Directors in any role except President or Vice President. There are lots of non-board tasks too, such as helping with shows, mailings, promotion, etc. CLICK HERE to go to our Volunteering page to review the different areas where you can get involved.

First, CLICK HERE to log into your Smarter Entry account - then look for the 'Review/Change Entries' link in the lower right corner of the screen, under 'Registered Competitions'. Click on that link to open the Entry Manager screen. You'll find all the images you submitted in the right sidebar. Near the top of center panel of that screen, you'll see 'You have submittted X of Y entries to this competition' where X equals the number submitted and Y equals the number you've paid for. Note - you can only access this information up until the deadline.

Yes! You can change any or all of your entries right up until the deadline. CLICK HERE to log into your Smarter Entry account and click on the 'Review/Change Entries' link. Click either the 'Edit' or 'Delete' link under the image you'd like to change. If you delete an image, you'll automatically receive a credit to use for a new entry. If you click 'Edit', you can simply select a new image to upload. Don't forget to update the title and other information.

You should have received a promo code by email. Entering that in the promo code field when paying the entry fee for one of our biennial shows reduces the amount you're charged by $10. If you paid the nonmember fee, don't worry! Just CLICK HERE to email our Submissions Chair and request a refund of the overpayment. Please be aware that only entries to biennial shows (North American Open and New England Regional shows) are eligible for member discounts.