Become a Hamilton County Artists Association Juried Artist

The Hamilton County Artists' Association (HCAA) is the only juried arts organization in Hamilton County, Indiana.  The HCAA has been around since 1950.  We are committed to continuing past traditions and embracing exciting artist opportunities in the future.  Our annual application is available in November of each year.  The jury selection process occurs after the application is submitted.


Information before you start:

Membership Benefits Exclusive to Juried Artists

  • Public use of HCAA Juried Artist designation

  • Sale of your original artwork in HCAA exhibits

  • Sale of your prints, cards, and small 3D items in The Birdie Gallery Gift Shop

  • Voting on matters pertaining to the operations and events of the Association

  • Discounts on workshops/classes held at The Birdie Gallery

  • Discounted rental cost for use of The Birdie Gallery

Juried Artist Membership Responsibilities

  • Commitment of 5 years (other Juried Artist membership levels available after 5 years).

  • You must be a current or former resident of Hamilton County, IN.

  • Pay membership dues annually ($40 Active Juried Artist).

  • Actively serve on at least one committee per year.

  • Actively volunteer for projects and exhibits, working with other members to assist the success of the HCAA programs.

  • Host The Birdie Gallery at least three shifts between February-November each year

  • Volunteer to contribute snacks and or beverages for meetings and First Fridays.

Step 1:  Complete the HCAA Juried Artist Membership Application Form: Click Here for Application

Step 2: Mail application and $40 non-refundable application fee no later than January 17th. If you are juried in, this covers 2020 Membership Dues. If you are not juried in, this will be considered Patron Membership dues. 

Step 3: Deliver 3 works of art to The Birdie Gallery on Saturday, January 18, 2020, from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Artwork may be picked up if applicant is not juried in February 1st. 

  • Artwork of any medium within your chosen category is eligible for judging

  • Art must be original

  • Please tape over your signatures on artwork (with blue artist tape)

  • 2-dimensional art must be framed with appropriate weight wire and flat D-ring metal hangers; no eye screws, no sawtooth hangers. NO EXCEPTIONS.

  • Voting is by the full membership in January

  • Applicants will be notified of results via email

    If you are not juried in to the HCAA, pickup date is Saturday, February 1st. Your $40 will be used as a Patron fee for the HCAA for 2020.