Apply to Summit Art

Membership at a Glance

Summit Art maintains a membership of over 100 artists. Artists must be juried in to become Summit Art members, with new members juried in quarterly. Annual dues are $50.00, pro-rated based on the jury date for new members.

All Summit Art sponsored events and activities take place solely through the volunteer efforts of our artist membership. Sharing time and talent is crucial to the functioning of our group and expected from all members.

Monthly membership meetings are held at Saint Luke’s East Hospital, on the second Monday of each month. Meetings are located in the Legacy Room on the 3rd floor and begin at 6:15 p.m. with networking and refreshments, followed at 6:30 with a guest-speaker program and a short business meeting. Prospective members are encouraged to attend a monthly meeting as a guest to learn more about Summit Art.

2020 Meeting Dates

  • January 13, 2020
  • February 10, 2020
  • March 9, 2020
  • April 13, 2020
  • May 11, 2020
  • June 8, 2020
  • July 13, 2020
  • August 10, 2020
  • September 14, 2020
  • October 12, 2020
  • November 9, 2020
  • December 2020 – No Meeting

Membership Benefits

If you are not accepted as a full-juried member, you may be offered an associate membership ($30 per year), solely at the discretion of Summit Art.

Display opportunities listed below are available to full juried members only. Currently Summit Art retains a 20% commission on art sales. Associate members are encouraged to take advantage of interaction with other member artists as well as classes and workshops available in order to develop their portfolio and reapply for full-juried membership at a later date. Associate members are encouraged to participate in all activities of Summit Art, except display opportunities.

  • Display up to five (5) pieces of 2 dimensional artwork in the Summit Art Gallery at Saint Luke’s East Hospital, which is the largest art gallery in eastern Jackson County. See the Summit Art Gallery at Saint Luke’s East Standards & Guidelines. Email Barb Byrne, VP Artist Relations/Curator for details. Note: At this time display of 3D work is not available at Saint Luke’s East Hospital.
  • Exemption from the jury fee for the Summit Art sponsored Summit Art Festival held each October and also from the jury process for entry into the art fair (you must be a fully juried member by March 31st to receive automatic, juried entry into that year’s art festival).
  • Discounted fees for workshops at Summit Art sponsored workshops.
  • Opportunity to submit a piece of artwork and a link to your website to appear on the Members’ Artwork page of the Summit Art website.
  • Volunteer opportunities for members to connect with the community through activities with Summit Art, such as the Lee’s Summit Symphony.
  • Exclusive members-only events, such as plein aire opportunities, exhibit opportunities at Lee’s Summit Symphony events and field trips.
  • Monthly membership meetings featuring informative guest speakers and programs.
  • Opportunity to network and improve knowledge through interaction with other professional artist members.

 Summit Art Membership Application Instructions

All of the following are required for consideration to be juried as a member into Summit Art:

  • Your application
  • Your resume
  • A check for membership dues
  • Artwork being submitted for jury
  • Each piece of artwork labeled and submitted for jury with the following information:
    • Your Name
    • Artwork Title
    • Medium

Application Process

To apply, send an email to Tammie Dickerson, Jury Chairperson at tammiedickerson@gmail.com at least 3 days or more prior to the scheduled jury date to let her know of your intention to attend the jury session. Complete and print a New Member Application for each medium for which you are applying. Note: Incomplete applications will result in a delay in your jury process.

For questions regarding the jury process, please contact the following people.

Tammie Dickerson, Jury Chairperson – Phone: 816 588 8063

Email: tammiedickerson@gmail.com

Donna Hanna, Jury Co-Chair – Phone: 816-353-8317

Email:  dlh310@comcast.net

Barb Byrne, Curator – Phone: 816-565-1977
Email: byrnetreasures@gmail.com

On the day of jurying, please arrive between 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.at Saint Luke’s East Hospital, 100 NE Saint Luke’s Blvd, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086 – Jury will take place in the 3rd Floor Legacy Conference Room unless indicated otherwise below.

Please bring

  • Your completed application.  Remember: You will need to bring a completed application for EACH medium for which you are applying.
  • A copy of your resume
  • Five (5) completed pieces of artwork in EACH medium for which you are applying. Submitted pieces must be professionally presented. Claw hooks and saw-tooth hangers are not allowed. Submitted pieces must have been created within the last 3 years and must be original work produced by the artist and not a duplication of another’s work.
  • A check payable to Summit Art for membership dues (see Jury Dates below for pro-rated amounts based on jury date)

All artwork must be picked up at Saint Luke’s East Hospital between 2:00 – 3:00 pm on the jury date (or at time designated by the jury chairperson). Due to liability and storage constraints, artwork cannot be held overnight.

Artists will be notified by mail with jury results within 2 weeks of the jury process. Review the Membership Agreement prior to submitting your application.

 2020 Jury Dates: 

  • Thursday, February 20, 2020
    • $50.00 for 2020 Membership Dues
  • Thursday, May 21, 2020
    • $37.50 for remaining 2020 Membership Dues
  • Thursday, August 13, 2020
    • $25.00 for remaining 2020 Membership Dues
  • Thursday, November 19, 2020
    • $12.50 + $50.00 for 2020 Membership Dues

Remember to retain a copy of your application for your records.

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