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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 be a resident of New England and 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.

For a complete description of Signature Membership requirements & benefits, click here: MEMBER BENEFITS

The NEWS Gallery was created in part to give our valued members - Associate and Signature - more opportunities to show their work.

Acceptances into the shows do not count toward Signature Membership, however Awards of Merit might count.

For a complete description of Signature Membership requirements & benefits, click here: MEMBER BENEFITS

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 term of your membership is 365 days, starting on the day you submit your dues payment.

For example, if you JOIN on October 5, 2023, your next dues payment will be due on October 5, 2024.

If your current RENEWAL date is December 9, 2023 and you submit your dues payment, your next dues payment will be due December 9, 2024.

If you select “Automatic Recurring Billing”, your credit card will be automatically charged on your renewal date.

If you select “Pay by Check”, your dues must be received by your renewal date.

You will receive an email notification of your upcoming dues payment 30 days prior to your renewal date.

When you sign in, you can check your “Next Renewal Date” on your Member Profile page.

You will receive a Payment Receipt by email for all payments.

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.

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.