Become a Member

The Downtown Artists Co-op is a group of artists and interested citizens of the Clarksville-Montgomery County area who are dedicated to creating greater community awareness of the arts and art-related events in the area. Some of the activities in which the Co-op is involved are:
 

  • Outreach initiatives to regional schools

  • Scholarship support

  • Gallery exhibits by members and other art-supporting groups

  • “Holiday Arts and Crafts Bazaar”

  • Adult and children’s art classes


Membership in the Co-op is open to artists and crafters who meet the standards of original artwork set by the DAC, are residents of Tennessee or Kentucky, qualify through the jurying process, subscribe to the objectives and purposes of the Co-op, and agree to abide by the policies, rules and guidelines of the Co-op. Dues may be paid quarterly in January, April, July, and October, or monthly if by automatic bank draft. Members must inform the treasurer whether paying quarterly or monthly.

Standards of DAC: To qualify for membership, an artist/crafter must demonstrate a professional commitment to the visual arts through continued production and exhibition of his/her visual art/craft and a dedication to the creative community of Clarksville through participation in local art events.

Full member:

  1. Qualifies through the jurying process set up by the DAC

  2. Is expected to commit to a regular, monthly shift for holding open the Gallery and contribute time and expertise to one of the several divisions to help in running the organization.

  3. Dues are $25 a month or $75 a quarter

  4. Benefits:

    1. A solo, or 2-4 person exhibit, in the DAC Gallery

    2. Display space in the retail area with 25% commission on sales

    3. May be featured artist in the gallery window retail side

    4. Representation in all group shows sponsored by DAC

    5. Voting rights

    6. Possible discount in the retail store to be determined by the DAC membership

 

Artisan Member:

  1. This category is open to artisans working in, but not limited to,

    1. Jewelry

    2. Wood

    3. Glass

    4. Textiles

    5. Pottery

    6. Gourds

  2. The qualifying process and expectations are the same as for full members. Attendance at Frist
    Thursday reception is encouraged.

  3. Single Artisan Membership Dues are $100 a year ($25 a Quarter); couple Artisan

    Membership Dues his/her artisan work, the Artisan Member must apply for Full Membership.
    Dues are $140 a year ($35 a quarter).

  4. An Artisan Member may hang fine art pieces in the gallery as well as display his/her artisan
    work, the Artisan Member must apply for Full Membership.

Benefits:

  1. Will be put in the rotation for exhibits as well as for display in the retail window

  2. Has full voting rights on all matters (excluding ones pertaining to membership levels)

  3. May exhibit in all DAC member shows

  4. May display pieces in the retail gallery at 25% commission


Associate Artist:

  1. The qualifying process and expectations are the same as for full members.

  2. Dues are $15 a month or $45 a quarter.

  3. Associate Artist membership is limited to two years after which time the member is automatically eligible for full membership.

  4. Benefits:

    1. Two works of art at a time may be displayed in the retail/balcony section of the gallery with 25% commission on works sold.

    2. May be a featured artist in the gallery window retail side.

    3. Participation in the annual bazaar and other exhibits as designated by the DAC.

    4. Voting rights (excluding ones pertaining to membership levels)