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 100,000 unique viewers a year, to our newsletter that goes out to 7,000 subscribers, and over 20,000 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

Each round of applications will be reviewed by a panel of judges from around the Philadelphia art scene.

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 6,000 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.
  • Coming soon: career development workshops. Stay tuned for more info! 
  • 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.
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