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 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 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 business meetings are held in the Legacy Conference room at Saint Luke’s East Hospital, on the second Monday of each month. Meetings typically start at 6:15 with a 15-minute “networking” time, followed by a business meeting and a guest speaker. Prospective members are encouraged to attend a monthly meeting as a guest to learn more about us.

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.  Summit Art retains a 20%-25% commission on art sales, depending on the sale venue.  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 time.  Associates are encouraged to participate in all activities of  Summit Art, except display opportunities.

  1.  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. Members are also permitted to put small items, such as cards or small prints, in the gift shop at Saint Luke’s as set forth by the Summit Art Gallery at Saint Luke’s East Standards & Guidelines.Contact: Carol Monaco VP Artist Relations/Curator at carol.monaco.art@att. net for details.  
    Please note that space for 3D work is not guaranteed, as the gallery space is not set up for this type of work.
  2. 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).
  3. Receive discounted fees for workshops at GOT Art Gallery, as well as for Summit Art sponsored workshops at other locations.
  4. Print bins at GOT Art Gallery Home of Summit Art are available for members to display and sell a limited number of prints.
  5. Exposure on the website is provided to any member who submits information, and a link to each artist’s website is also provided.
  6. Volunteer opportunities for members to connect with the community through activities with Summit Art, such as the Lee’s Summit Symphony.
  7. Exclusive members-only events, such as plein aire opportunities, exhibit opportunities at Lee’s Summit Symphony events and field trips.
  8. Professional development and/or programs of general interest take place at monthly meetings at Saint Luke’s East Hospital.
  9. Monthly photography and painting sessions are held at Got Art Gallery Home of Summit Art for members to share their work and receive comments and assistance from other artists.
  10.  Improve your network and knowledge through interaction with other professional artist members. Find recommended artist supply vendors, learn new ideas and techniques for your media or business, etc.
  11. Various levels of art classes are offered at GOT Art Gallery Home of Summit Art, some with discounted fees to members.
  12. Members have first opportunity to teach classes at GOT Art.

Summit Art Membership Application Instructions

Required for consideration to be juried as a member into Summit Art, please provide the following:

  • Your application 
  • Your resume
  • A check for membership dues (see chart below for pro-rated amounts based on jury date)
  • Artwork being submitted for jury
  • Label each piece of artwork submitted for jury with the following information:
    • Your Name
    • Artwork Title
    • Medium 
  • Please Note:
    • Artwork should be framed and presentable for displaying in a fine art gallery
    • Artwork with glass must have a dust-cover backing
    • Claw hooks are not allowed

Complete and print the New Member Application Editable – New Member Application

Please send an email indicating your interest in applying for an upcoming jury session.   to: Tammie Dickerson tammiedickerson@gmail.com You will receive a response with details for applying.

Day of jury please bring application, artwork and check  to:
GOT Art Gallery Home of Summit Art
18 SW 3rd Street
Lee’s Summit MO 64063

Application submission must be complete.  Incomplete applications will result in a delay in your jury process.

Five (5) completed pieces in EACH medium for which you are applying are required for jurying.  Submitted pieces must be professionally presented (no saw-tooth hangers allowed).  Artwork that is submitted must have been created within the last 3 years.
All submissions must be original work produced by the artist, and not duplication of another’s work.

Please deliver your framed artwork on the scheduled jury date to:
GOT Art Gallery Home of Summit Art between 10:00 am-noon 

All artwork must be picked up from:
GOT Art Gallery between 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm on the jury date.
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.
Please email Jury Chairperson Tammie Dickerson at: tammiedickerson@gmail.com
or call 816.588.8063, with any questions.

Jury Dates:
Jurying is held quarterly on the third Thursday of February, May, August, and November.

  • February 16, 2017                                $50.00
  • May 18, 2017                                        $37.50
  • August 17, 2017                                   $25.00
  • November 16, 2017                             $12.50 + $50.00 for 2018 Membership Dues

NOTE: Please include a check for the appropriate amount with your application and review the Membership Agreement prior to submitting your application.

Please retain a copy of your application for your records.

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