Application & Re-Jurying

 Applying for Membership

Thank you for your interest in applying to be a juried member of Vermont Abenaki Artists Association (VAAA).  Our mission is to promote Vermont’s Indigenous arts and artists, to provide an organized central place to share creative ideas; professional development; and a have a method for the public to find and engage Abenaki artists.

How to request a VAAA membership application? Email abenaki@abenakiart.org to request a membership form. Please provide your name, contact information, Abenaki Tribal affiliation, and Tribal ID number. After your status as a citizen, in a state-recognized Abenaki tribe, is confirmed we will send you a membership application packet with more details and directions.

Please prepare to have good quality photos of your craft/art, an artist statement, and biographical information about you as an artist, such as how you learned what you do and where you may have exhibited it.

Who is responsible for jurying new VAAA artists? The VAAA jury is comprised of four artists, one from each recognized Abenaki Tribe. Two have degrees in fine art, and two are traditional artists. Master Artists and Consultants are also called upon to help jury art within their area of expertise. When a VAAA committee member applies to be juried or is nominated for an award, they must recuse themselves from voting, and a consultant is appointed in their place.

How can I apply to be re-juried into a new category or artistry group?

Submit a letter describing your request with 3 to 5 high-resolution images of your work an updated artist statement. Email your request to abenaki@abenakiart.org