Southern Appalachian Artist Guild Member of Excellence/Signature Member Program - submit deadline is November 8, 2018.
Many of the most respected art associations have a credential system in place for members to work toward if they so choose. These credentials are basically used by artists and members who want their hard work and dedication recognized by not only their own association, but by their peers, collectors and galleries.
In 2012 The Southern Appalachian Artist Guild Executive Board put together a credentialing program for our professional artist members, as well as those members who have shown excellence in their dedication and support of the arts in our communities.
The Signature Member designation is designed for those artists who enter professional shows and competitions. Meeting the requirements for this designation will indicate the member has reached a professional status within SAAG and entitle the artist to use the SAAG Signature Member title behind their name on all marketing materials.
The Member of Excellence designation is for those members who have shown exemplary support for the arts within SAAG and the arts’ communities. The artists in this category have shown extraordinary dedication through the devotion of their time, talents and volunteerism. These qualified artists are entitled to use the title SAAG Member of Excellence in recognition of this extraordinary dedication.
The SAAG Board worked to offer both of these credentials, equal in status, to our diverse membership so anyone could work toward a designation. Depending on the number of points acquired, any member can obtain either or both designations. Obtaining “credential” status in a personal choice. Not everyone is motivated in this regard. Each of our SAAG members are valued within our organization, whether they choose to work toward a credential or not.
The SAAG Board continues to offer continued growth opportunities like the Member of Excellence Program to serve the needs of its divers and talented members.
For more information, download the Southern Appalachian Artist Guild MOE document, below left.