Apply for InLiquid Membership

Membership Overview & Deadlines

For over 21 years, InLiquid has served as a major promotional asset and supporter for artists to further their careers. Membership is not only an opportunity for exhibitions, but a way to create strong connections to build and sustain your career through exposure to audiences in Philadelphia and internationally.

InLiquid is your DIRECT connection to curators, patrons, and the public at large.

In the digital age, having your name stand out can be difficult among the myriads of artist websites already out there. You may already have your own website, but when you join our artistic community, your visibility increases alongside our network. From our website that attracts over 107,000 unique viewers a year, to our newsletter that goes out to 9,500 subscribers, and over 22,000 contacts across our social media pages, InLiquid gets your name out there!

Visual artists, designers, and curators working in any media, at any stage of their career, and from any location may apply. Applications will be reviewed on the basis of merit and professionalism of presentation.

Application deadlines: February 28, June 30, October 31
Notification: March 28, July 30, November 31

Apply for an InLiquid Artist Membership 

Member Benefits

  • An extensive online portfolio page on InLiquid.org with credentials, artist statements, contact information, and links to your personal site. 
    • We will list the Gallery as contact for those artists who are represented by a gallery and must do so to honor their contracts.*
  • All images and text are highly searchable to a worldwide audience through search engines such as Google.
  • Every year, InLiquid holds an exhibition in their gallery for their newest members. This show, New Now, gives all new members (who joined within a specified 12 month period) the opportunity to be shown in the InLiquid Gallery at Crane Arts.
  • Your creative activities promoted on our website & via our newsletter of over 9,500 subscribers, as well as member news posts on our Twitter and Facebook accounts.
  • An exclusive profile on our Artsy page , where your ready-to-sell work will be available to collectors from around the world. Works on your Artsy page are sold exclusively through InLiquid.
    • Another avenue for selling work is Shop InLiquid, which was launched in 2020 as an alternative to the annual Art for the Cash Poor and has expanded to become a hub for purchasing accessible and local original art online.
  • Opportunity to submit proposals for exhibitions at various InLiquid venues.
  • Increased contacts with curators and potential patrons made through the site and at our events (our annual Benefit, Art for the Cash Poor, and different receptions year-round).
  • Being part of a creative community with online and real world presence.
  • Career development workshops.
  • Member-only discounts on InLiquid event participation.
  • The option to submit available works to be considered for permanent collection proposals at corporate spaces.
  • Special Discounts & Reciprocal Benefits at partner businesses and organizations (listed below).

* Affiliated galleries can be listed on your resume as a separate section. Gallery as contact should only be listed when a potential buyer must go through the gallery to facilitate a sale.

Membership Packages

premium package $315 per year


  • On your InLiquid Profile: 
    • up to 30 images total, exhibited in up to 5 categories (e.g. Photography, Printmaking)
    • 900 words of text
    • 4 changes/updates annually to images; at this time, the artist has the option to include an additional 18 older images in an archive section upon update (total max number of images 48)
    • 4 changes/updates annually to text
  • On Your Artsy Profile:
    • Up to 25 works total
    • A bio up to 120 words
    • 2 changes/updates annually to available works
  • Inclusion in exhibition listings and newsletter
  • External links, as many as needed, to personal sites or affiliated art websites
  • (optional) Placement of one video on artist page, e.g. interview, publicity

basic package $200 per year


  • On Your InLiquid Profile:
    • Up to 15 images total, exhibited in up to 2 categories (e.g. Photography, Printmaking)
    • 450 words of text
    • 2 changes/updates annually to images; at this time, the artist has the option to include an additional 12 older images in an archive section upon update (total max number of images 27)
    • 2 changes/updates annually to text
  • On Your Artsy Profile
    • Up to 15 works total
    • A bio up to 120 words
    • 1 change/update annually to available works
  • Inclusion in exhibition listings and newsletter
  • External links, as many as needed, to personal sites or affiliated art websites
  • (optional) Placement of one video on artist page, e.g. interview, publicity

If you have additional questions regarding membership applications and fees, please contact us by e-mail or phone (215-235-3405).

FAQ

  • In what format should I submit my images, and how many images should I submit?
      • Please submit 10-15 JPGs for a Basic Membership, and 25-30 images for the Premium Membership. JPGs are the preferred image file to submit, please do not submit TIFs or HEIC files.
      • We ask for the highest resolution you have, so please no screenshots or photos taken on your phone.
      • Images should be 1200 pixels on their shortest side. 
      • If you are a video artist, please submit the videos as YouTube or Vimeo links so they may be embedded in your page. 
  • How do I write an artist bio or statement?
    • We have a helpful guide on how to format your resume here: https://bit.ly/3hk0IFP. This is how we format everyone’s resumes on their artist page.
  • Am I guaranteed an exhibition?
      • All new members will be given the opportunity to exhibit in the InLiquid Gallery in a new member exhibition, New Now. Solo and additional group exhibitions are not guaranteed to members.
  • Do the works I submit for my artist portfolio need to be for sale?
      • Works you submit do not need to be for sale, but should represent your strongest body of work. If you are interested in adding works to Artsy, Shop InLiquid, or InLiquid’s consulting database, InLiquid takes a  40% commission through the facilitation of sales. Pricing should be consistent with any other venue in which you have shown.
  • Do I need to live in the Greater Philadelphia area to be an InLiquid member?
    • InLiquid has had members from around the US and around the world. Living in the Greater Philadelphia area is not a requirement for applicants. Please keep in mind that when participating in the New Now exhibition and any other opportunities that may arise, you would be responsible for transporting/shipping your works to InLiquid’s office in Philadelphia.

 

A Vision of Equity: A Work in Progress

Diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion are more than goals to be reached; they are a continual process and practice.  As creative people, we strive to embody this progress, driving towards a more just future by building equity in the present.

The essential nature of art exists in the communion between artist and audience.  Together, through art, we assess, value, and reassess our culture and teach one another about the multiplicity of our experiences and perspectives of what it is to be human.  InLiquid recognizes that to be thoughtful and creative, artists and audiences must first feel valued and included.

It is integral to InLiquid’s mission to encourage and empower a diverse community of artists and audiences.  Artists who reflect and emanate the vibrant, kaleidoscopic nature of our city create more thoughtful and provocative exhibitions that serve to inspire audiences and move us towards a culture of understanding.

InLiquid is committed to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion in action.  We are building strategies to better serve our diverse community through audience outreach and bilingual exhibition materials.  We are creating paths for the inclusion of BIPOC artists of all ages and abilities.  We are seeking to grow our board and staff to include a range of voices. We will do more; equity is a work in progress. It is a moving target that we actively work to meet.

Stuart Lehrman's  practice involves dialogue between order and chaos. Constantly experimenting with the physical properties of paint,  between adding and subtracting, making and unmaking, working to a place where he loses control of the painting and then struggling back to achieve the right balance between wild spontaneity and emotional restraint.
Stuart Lehrman
Stuart Lehrman

Stuart Lehrman's practice involves dialogue between order and chaos. Constantly experimenting with the physical properties…

Stuart Lehrman's practice involves dialogue between order and chaos. Constantly experimenting with the physical properties of paint, between adding and subtracting, making and unmaking, working to a…

Stuart Lehrman's practice involves dialogue between order and chaos. Constantly experimenting with the physical properties of paint, between adding and subtracting, making and unmaking, working to a place where he loses…

Rebecca Kelly
Rebecca Kelly
I am an abstract artist represented by BeatyAmerican in Olde Kensington, Philadelphia.  My paintings include a series of Arctic landscapes which are based on images of arctic glaciers, tundra, and sea ice mainly in Greenland and Iceland.  I have been selected as the featured artist for the BeatyAmerican new space with NEXTFAB at 1800 American Street, Philadelphia.  I am drawn to the elements of the Arctic sea, land, and sky and the interface among these bodies.  Decisions are made what features and elements will remain and what will be discarded, reflecting a rapidly changing landscape yet still beautiful.
I work with oil paint, wet on dry, on wood panels with cradled frames establishing texture and depth using brushes, palette knives, oil sticks, and oil pens.  Completed paintings are professionally framed and ready to hang.
Earlier work focused on urban landscapes, refineries, bridges, buildings, other structures, and geometric patterns of developed lands and built environments.
Karen Stabenow
Karen Stabenow

I am an abstract artist represented by BeatyAmerican in Olde Kensington, Philadelphia. My paintings include a series of…

I am an abstract artist represented by BeatyAmerican in Olde Kensington, Philadelphia. My paintings include a series of Arctic landscapes which are based on images of arctic glaciers, tundra, and sea…

I am an abstract artist represented by BeatyAmerican in Olde Kensington, Philadelphia. My paintings include a series of Arctic landscapes which are based on images of arctic glaciers, tundra, and sea ice mainly in Greenland…

Judy Caldwell
Judy Caldwell
Nancy Kress is an InLiquid artist member.
Nancy Kress
Nancy Kress

Nancy Kress is an InLiquid artist member.…

Nancy Kress is an InLiquid artist member.…

Nancy Kress is an InLiquid artist member.…

previous arrow
next arrow