Becoming a Member

Engaging over 300 local women artists each year, SFWA features contemporary art and 3-D art created by SFWA artists. In addition, the SFWA  Artist Salon offers all members the opportunity to rent Salon wall space to showcase their art. The Artist Salon is a wonderful venue to highlight your work and to invite family and friends for a reception event.

SFWA is supported in part by SFWA artist members, gallery sales & program activities;  individual donations and by grants from San Francisco Arts Commission:  SF Grants for the Arts, Neighborhood Arts Collaborative, and Voluntary Arts Contribution Fund.


Membership Benefits for Artists

  • Gallery Exhibits: Members are eligible to submit artwork for juried monthly shows
  • 3-D Collection:  Ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, cards, unframed artwork
  • Exhibit in a new and attractive gallery setting that offers visibility and the abundant foot traffic of San Francisco’s vibrant Inner Sunset at 8th and Irving
  • Affordable Artist Salon wall rentals and gallery space are available for individual and group shows
  • Marketing & Public Relations support – Promotional materials created and distributed monthly for Opening Show Receptions/Exhibitions, and promoted on social media platforms
  • Artwork and craft images displayed on SFWA website
  • Opportunity to have juried image selected for monthly SFWA publicity postcard
  • SFWA artist resume and art images included in SFWA Artists Book
  • Opportunities to learn the gallery business; Sales and Public Relations mentoring offered
  • Networking – connect with emerging and established member artists
  • Receive all informational updates and mailings
  • Eligible to participate in organization governance by voting in elections for Board membership
  • All dues and donations are tax deductable
  • Membership in the National Association of Reciprocal Museums (NARM) offering free admission to hundreds of museums nationwide

Membership Types

Type Requirements
Exhibiting Artist - Volunteer Time Requires 4 hours a month volunteer commitment - ( Member artist volunteers  carry out the various activities of the gallery).
Annual fee: $120*
Exhibiting Artist - No Volunteer Time Annual fee: $360*
*Support SF Women Artists


SFWA is grateful for your donation in any amount and is deeply appreciative of all contributions that will help support our programs.

Become a SFWA Patron with a minimum annual contribution of $150 and you will receive a free membership in the National Association of Reciprocal Museums (NARM). Click here to join us in our commitment to support Bay Area Women Artists.

* Annual dues amounts are effective January 1. Applications taken after July 1 are charged $60 for the remainder of the year.