Fuel your creative growth. Become an A6 Artist Member.

More than a print studio and creative space, A6 is a vibrant community of local artists. Walk through the door and you will meet artists from all walks of life who enjoy the spirit of camaraderie, collaboration, volunteerism, and experimentation. A6 is a place for amateur and professional artists, teachers, and students to learn, exhibit, connect, and grow. Membership has its benefits!

A6 Artist Member Benefits

Extended Studio Access

Artist members enjoy daily access to a professional print studio (outside of scheduled classes, studio events 
and holidays). The studio is open during normal business hours:

Monday-Friday 10 am–7 pm
Saturday 10 am–6 pm
Sunday 12 pm–5 pm

Members may also request a key to access the studio after hours on an approved basis.

Professional Print Facility

A6 offers 1000 square feet of airy studio space, complete with natural light. A6 is a “green” studio and uses low-odor and non-toxic materials.

  • Two etching presses
  • Relief and intaglio tools
  • Light exposure unit and small dark room for photo-polymer plate exposure
  • General studio supplies (soy-based inks, modifiers, soap, cloth rags, blotting towels)
  • Letterpress equipment (experience required), including two clamshell presses and more than 
20 trays of antique type.

Class Discounts

Members enjoy a 20% discount on all A6 classes. Member discount applies to class fees only, not supply fees or model fees.

Free Critiques

Quarterly Member Critiques offer artists the opportunity for group feedback, ideas and guidance.

& Sales Opportunities

  • 60% commission on work sold at Bend Art Center. (Non-members receive 50%.)
  • Exclusive representation in gallery print bins. Artist members may stock up to five prints at any given time.

Professional Promotion

Artist Members are featured on the Bend Art Center website.

Exhibit Opportunities

  • Annual A6 artist member exhibit each December.
  • Featured A6 artist member exhibits in the A6 studio.
  • Juried, themed exhibits (open call) to local and regional artists.
  • Solo and small group member exhibits in the Bend Art Center gallery (as the exhibit calendar allows). Members must present a cohesive body of work on a fully-developed idea and participate in critiques in order to be considered.
  • Occasional traveling exhibits of A6 artist members’ work.
Dues & Requirements
  • $80/month (6-month commitment) or $40/month as an Ambassador
  • New members must complete a Studio Orientation session ($25)
  • Members with little printmaking experience are encouraged to take classes to advance their knowledge and technical skill.
  • We ask all A6 artist members to become Friends of Bend Art Center ($40/year; tax-deductible).

Call 541.330.8759 and start your artist membership today!