the Elmira Art Club in 1869 it was renamed the
Elmira Regional Art Society (ERAS) in 1999 to
encourage a broader constituency.
and contribute to the Members' development
in the visual arts, maintaining high
standards for its Exhibiting Members,
providing venues to show their work
fostering appreciation for diverse schools of thought
Committee will propose
candidates for Honorary Membership
based on service or exceptional
candidate must have
a minimum membership of fifteen (15) years.The general membership will then vote on the
candidate, requiring a
simple majority of the voting membership present at
the next regular meeting.
Members have the same privileges as
Exhibiting Members. They are exempt
from dues and exhibiting
three (3) times during the year but may enter the
Palette Award Show.
anyone eighteen (18) years and older who are
interested in the visual arts
and starts upon receipt of annual dues and completed
will receive the Directory and Constitution and Bylaws
and are invited
to attend our weekly painting groups and monthly demos
and will be listed in
our next directory.
all the privileges of the Society except the right to
not use the ERAS name, initials or Logo with their
artwork, doing so would be reason for immediate
submit a completed application form and three (3)
original works of art
(produced in the last two (2) years) to the Membership
submit digital images (JPEG) to erasart.com
and/or bring original artwork to an executive
meeting. These will be
directed to the membership chairperson and the
Applications will be accepted at any time.
acceptance as an exhibiting member will be determined
by a simple
majority ballot vote of the Executive Committee during
the JANUARY, APRIL, JULY
and OCTOBER Executive Committee meetings.Applicants cannot be present during this
process. Active membership
begins upon acceptance by the committee and receipt of
the annual dues.
will receive the Directory and Constitution Bylaws.They will be
listed in the next Directory and
will be encouraged to participate in all ERAS
are expected to exhibit three (3) times per year
in a group show
or Monthly Exhibit.
ERAS rules may
result in suspension of
membership by a simple majority vote of the Executive
Committee, which also has
the authority to grant exemptions and reinstatement.
Committeeconsists of all
They study, formulate and vote on all ERAS
policies before they are presented to the general
membership. (See Directory
for complete job descriptions.)
President Recording Secretary
FairNomination for Officers and Chairpersons
- Election of Officers
shall appoint a Nominating Committee in March which
presents the names of the nominees at the regular April
2.Notice of May vote
and a list of the
nominees will be presented at the April Meeting and
available in the minutes of
the April meeting.
3.Nominees must be
Exhibiting or Honorary
Members in good standing.
4.Members are not
limited to voting for
candidates recommended by the Nominating Committee, they
may vote for any
member who is eligible by using the write-in option.
5.A majority of the
voting membership attending
the May meeting is required to elect officers and
Chairpersons elected in May
serve for one year beginning June 1st and maybe
7.Officers other than
the President may
serve in more than one Position.
no sides in the schools of visual art and will not be
dedicated to any one
particular school of drawing, painting, sculpting or
will follow the rules regarding
each type of Exhibit (Monthly Circuit, Group Show, or
Palette Award (see IX
Palette Award Rule below).
are expected to
maintain a professional image and handle all sales of
their work, personally
with the buyer.
4.In our Monthly
Circuit Exhibits both the
current and the next exhibitor are responsible to
contact each other and
coordinate the changing of the display.
5.Two or more members
may share and exhibit
equally in a Monthly Circuit Venue. These venues are
listed on the website and
members are notified by email of up coming commitments.
6.There will be a
available during the year.
sanctioned places of
exhibit may have a sign saying “Elmira Regional Art
Society" which will be
placed by the Exhibiting Chairman and remain on display.
be commensurate with the financial needs of ERAS and
approved by a
majority members; providing the meeting was previously
designated for this
2.Dues will be
payable June 1st (the
beginning of our fiscal year).
3.Dues for an
Associate Member will be less
than dues for Exhibiting Members.
4.Please make your
check out to Elmira
Regional Art Society (ERAS) and mail to the current
Treasurer by June 1st each
will take place once a
month except July and August.
Special Meetings may be held
providing all Members are notified
at regular meeting will
receive an honorarium.
PALETTE AWARD and RULES
Members in good standing
qualify for the Palette Exhibit if they:
three (3) times (September to September) per
their yearly dues
an Entry Fee:
Museum Member and Honorary Members are exempt from fee
Yet Museum Members pay an entry fee to Arnot Art
Museum due when artwork is
dropped off for the exhibit
if each is 36
inches or less (including frame) -
one entry if greater than 36” b.Work
must be created within
the past 2 years, and must be original c.No repeat entries d.Sculptures
must weigh less
than 100 pounds e.Artwork must
be properly framed, matted, equipped
with eye screws and wire f.The Arnot
Art Museum receives
40% commission on work sold during the show. (The Arnot Art
Museum will collect payment and tax and pay the artist
after the show.)
This document may
be amended by majority
of membership present at meeting so designated.
any ERAS activity shall
constitute acceptance of all rules governing the
No Member shall
officially represent ERAS
without the consent of the President or unanimous
consent of the Executive
ERAS and its
representatives shall not be
liable for any claim for loss or damage to art work,
No insurance will
honorariums will be determined by