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Become a Member

Since 1916, the Arts Club of Washington has brought together people with an active interest in the arts in the historic setting of the landmark James Monroe House.

We welcome prospective members who wish to become part of this congenial and unique Washington organization.

The club’s membership application provides complete information on membership categories and the application process. Sponsorship is not required.

Once an application has been submitted, prospective members are invited to attend a monthly meeting of the Admissions Committee.

This offers an opportunity to learn more about the Arts Club and its activities and to informally meet club members from a variety of disciplines.

The Admissions Committee makes its recommendation of new members to the Board of Governors, which formally votes on candidates at its next monthly meeting.

The complete process usually takes no more than 4 to 6 weeks.

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Monday, October 16th

Friday Figure Drawing Sessions Moved to 10:30 am

The Friday Figure Drawing Sessions have been moved to 10:30 am to 2 pm, with a break from noon to 12:30. This will allow participants to attend the  Friday Noon concert if they wish. About the Class Classical painter Teresa Oaxaca will coordinate figure drawing sessions Fridays from 10:30 am to 2 pm.  Students at…

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Wednesday, April 19th

2017 Scholarship Awards to Student Sculptors/Ceramicists

Each year the Arts Club sponsors a scholarship competition to recognize promising students specializing in a specific art form or medium—this year, sculpture and ceramics. The competition is open to college students ages 18-28 in DC, Maryland, and Virginia.  Serving as judges were local sculptors Charles Bergen and Thanasi Papapostolou and ceramicist Rebecca Ravenal. This…

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Wednesday, March 22nd

Rachel Corbett Wins $10,000 Marfield Prize

WASHINGTON, D.C., MARCH 16, 2017 — The Arts Club of Washington is pleased to announce that Rachel Corbett is the recipient of the eleventh annual Marfield Prize, the National Award for Arts Writing, for her book You Must Change Your Life: The Story of Rainer Maria Rilke and Auguste Rodin (W. W. Norton & Company)….

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