Viewpoint Photographic Art Center, Inc. offers several levels of membership to meet the needs of our diverse community. Viewpoint provides a fellowship for photographic artists in which photographers can connect with and be invigorated by others who share their passion for photography.
Viewpoint Photographic Art Center is sustained by our annual membership contributions, fundraisers, and workshop programming. We invite you to become a member of Viewpoint and enjoy all of the benefits of membership.
Enjoy all the benefits of membership including member receptions, print nights, field trips, special lectures, deep discount on workshops (if you take one workshop as a member, you’ve paid for your membership), opportunities to show your work at various community exhibits and in the Step-up Gallery, parties including the Annual Gift Exchange and much more!
- Regular: $65
- Senior (62+): $50
- Student: $20
- Family (2-4 family members): $80
- Contributor (Includes a Reg. membership + $55 donation): $120
- Institutional: $300
This membership is limited to current Viewpoint members only. The annual fee for a Portfolio Membership is in addition to the standard annual membership fee (listed above).
- $100 for either a 16” x 20″ x 3” or a 20″ x 24″ x 3” Regular drawer
- $125 for either a 24” x 30″ x 3” or a 24” x 38″ x 3” Large drawer
There are 54 regular and 18 large drawers located in the Main Gallery. Regular drawers become available several times per year. Large drawers become available less often. Portfolio Drawer prints are available in Viewpoint’s online store (for viewing only), in the bins on the gallery floor, and are rotated on the walls in the Portfolio Gallery.
Currently, there is a waiting list for all portfolio drawers. Please email your request to Jim Wilson to be placed on the waiting list for either or both drawer sizes.
Monthly Donation Membership
When you sign up for a minimum monthly donation of just $25 ($300 total for the year), you will receive a Family Membership with all the benefits. To participate in this program, you may sign-up online or send in a check each month.
Viewpoint hosts an Artist’s Reception each month for the opening of a new exhibit on the 3rd Sunday of the month (see dates under the EXHIBITS page). The reception provides members an opportunity to view the current show, meet exhibiting artists, enjoy refreshments and socialize. Viewpoint participates in 2nd Saturday receptions each month, which are open to the public and provide visitors with a first glimpse of the exhibited art. Talks, demonstrations, or other events are held in conjunction with the receptions for many shows.
Print & Portfolio Nights
Members-only Print & Portfolio Nights are held on the first and third Wednesday respectively each month. This is one of Viewpoint’s most popular and important member programs. Print & Portfolio Nights allow members to gather to show, discuss, and receive feedback on prints and projects in a casual, friendly environment. Prints may be color or black and white, digital or darkroom, finished or in progress. The first Wednesday Print Night is intended to focus on individual prints and the third Wednesday Portfolio Night focuses on projects and portfolios. Print & Portfolio Night attendance is limited, please see the website for details on how to register each month. Guests are welcome to attend one time as a non-member. Visit the Print Night page under Programs on the website to learn how to participate or click here.
As a Viewpoint Photographic Art Center member, you have formal and informal opportunities to show your work:
- Monthly Print Nights on the first and third Wednesday of the month.
- Annual Members Show featuring work from Viewpoint members.
- Viewpoint’s Step Up Gallery. This is a “members-only” gallery exhibiting ten shows a year of Viewpoint members’ work. Exhibit proposals are submitted and juried during Viewpoint’s annual Call for Entries (June – August).
- Portfolio Drawer Memberships. Subject to availability, members wishing to have prints in the gallery full-time for viewing and sale can become portfolio drawer members. For details about Portfolio Drawer memberships, please reach out to Jim Wilson.
Special Presentations (Membership Meetings)
Viewpoint presents lectures, discussions, and social events for the membership on the fourth Wednesday of the month several times a year. These presentations are free to members. In December, Viewpoint hosts its Annual Gift Print Exchange. This fun event is held on the third Wednesday of December in place of the Portfolio Print Night.
Viewpoint sponsors photographic outings to a variety of locations once or twice a year. Often, places visited are those where individual photographers would not normally be admitted. Field trips offer a chance to socialize with other photographers while exploring a new or familiar site in search of images.
Viewpoint Board of Directors business meeting is held on the second Wednesday of every month. If you would like to speak to the Board about a predesignated topic, please contact Roberta McClellan, Executive Director.