Join the RIVAA Community
The members of the Roosevelt Island Visual Art Association (RIVAA) extend a cordial invitation to you to present your work at RIVAA Gallery for consideration to become part of our artist community.
The Roosevelt Island Visual Art Association (RIVAA) is a non-profit organization of an internationally diverse group of artists. Supported by public funding, private donations and artist contributions, RIVAA is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in the community through art, events and workshops.
The categories are:
RIVAA Full Member
Prospective members present a portfolio or their artwork at one or our bi-monthly meetings. Portfolios should include at least 5 physical samples. Physical work is given priority, but you may also submit an electronic portfolio ready to show on our screen.
Individuals accepted as a full member pay a one-time initial fee of $352 and subsequent annual dues of $242.
Members are eligible to exhibit in all group exhibitions (2-3 shows each year). After one year of membership, solo shows are available based on a credit system and merit. Requests for solo shows will be submitted to and reviewed by the board of directors.
A 20% commission is required for any sold work.
Members attend bi-monthly meetings, help to organize and hang exhibitions, sit in the gallery on a regular basis to keep it open to the public, and do any other work required in maintaining and running the gallery.
Members are eligible to vote in the annual elections and run for office,
RIVAA Associate Member
Open to everyone
No annual fee.
Associate members may exhibit in the gallery, paying RIVAA $55 for each piece of juried work exhibited, and a 30% commission for any work sold.
Associate members may attend meetings, sit in the gallery, and do any other work required in maintaining and running the gallery.
RIVAA Guest Artist
Guest artist can mount a solo or group show or participate in group exhibitions.
There is a donation to the gallery up to $500 per day ($500 for one day, $450 per day for 2-4 days; $400 per day for 5-9 days; $375 per day for 10-20 days; $350 per day for 21+ days)
A 30% donation is required for any sold work.
For individual or small groups shows, RIVAA is not responsible for printing of invitations, publicity or refreshments. We will, however, send your announcement to our email guest list and social media. If guest artists or reps wish to sit for their own show, that can be arranged. Any additional events or extended gallery hours have to be approved by the Board of Directors, surcharge fees apply.
RIVAA Special Event or Performance
RIVAA Gallery is available by appointment to provide community and performing artists space to share their talents or special events.
There is a donation to the gallery of $1000 per day.
RIVAA is not responsible for printing of invitations, publicity, or refreshments. We will send your announcement to our email guest list and social media. If guest artists or reps wish to sit for their own event, that can be arranged. Any additional events or extended gallery hours must be approved by the Board of Directors.
RIVAA Junior Member
Open to committed young artists between the ages of thirteen and eighteen. Interested artists are required to submit at least seven samples of their work in any visual medium or combination of media.
Junior members may exhibit in the gallery. A 10% commission is required for any sold work.
Junior Members may attend meetings, exhibit their juried artwork and intern in the gallery.
Open to artists and non-artists willing to volunteer and share your professional skills in the functioning of RIVAA Gallery. Volunteers must present a professional appearance and a friendly manner. Must be dependable and punctual. Be courteous and personable when dealing with the public. Be self-directed, willing to take initiative, and detail-oriented. Respect and maintain confidentiality of RIVAA volunteers, partners, and donors. Computer skills are desired but not necessary.
Answering phones, data entry, filing, maintenance of office space, other duties specifically around coordination of special events, or as assigned.
Knowledge that you are working as a team to ensure that office functions run smoothly. Work experience.
We can’t do it without you! Thank you for being part of the RIVAA Gallery community.