Would you like to join an active group of artists? We welcome new members and have several ways that you can participate.
The Eastham Painters Guild is a juried organization. We hold judging sessions of new artists’ works several times a year. The following describes the three categories of membership. Please call Willow Shire at 508-255-8411 or fill out the form below to have someone from the Guild contact you with more information.
Artist members are full- or part-time Cape Cod residents. With just a few exceptions for our Lifetime Members, we each agree to erect a 10′ x 10′ white canopy for our shows and participate in a minimum of 75% of the shows. We also agree to staff the cashier’s table and/or take on other responsibilities such as treasurer or managing our credit card accounts. We pay annual dues of $60 per year as well as pay a 10% commission to the Guild on all sales. These fees cover advertising, materials, banking fees, telephone bills, and town vendor permits.
Part-Time Cape Cod Artists
Artists who are staying on the Cape for a shorter period of time may also participate in the Guild’s art shows once their work has been juried in. Whether you are staying for two weeks or two months, you must obtain a vendor permit from the town ($20) and pay a 30% commission to the Guild for work sold.
If you would like to participate, please call Willow Shire (508-255-8411) so that you can have your work juried. You must also notify Willow Shire at least 3 days in advance of each show so that a space can be reserved for you. Part-time members do not pay dues, do not staff the desk at the show, and are not required to attend a minimum number of shows. A 10′ x 10′ canopy is highly recommended. Check with Willow for availability.
From time to time, well-known artists may participate in the Guild’s Outdoor Fine Arts Gallery at the invitation of one of the members. They must also obtain a vendor’s permit from the Town of Eastham and pay a 30% commission to the Guild for work sold. A 10′ x 10′ white canopy is highly recommended and can be provided for you with at least 5 days’ notice. If you are an established artist on Cape Cod and wish to be a guest in one of our exhibits, please contact Willow Shire at 508-255-8411.