Frequently Asked Questions

Membership

What does it mean to be a Member of Desert Artists League?


Membership Privileges Include:

  • Free Participation In All Club Activities
  • Subscription To The Monthly Newsletter
  • Priority Registration For DAL Workshops
  • Access To Our Art Video Library
  • Display Personal Art Work At Our Galleries
  • Special Rates For Club Events, Workshops, And Trips
  • Voting Privileges




Can I participate in Club Activities if I am not a Member?


A non-member may participate in club activities for a fee. Fee amounts are based on activity type. Visitors are welcome to attend our monthly meetings anytime, your first visit is free. Subsequent meetings are only $5 for non-members. There are 9 monthly meetings each year.




What is the cost of being a Member?


Membership Prices Per Year

  • Single Person Membership - $25
  • Family Membership - $35
Yearly Memberships Renew In September. Partial Year Memberships Are Pro-Rated.




As a Member, do I need to attend all Monthly Meetings?


You are not required to attend all meetings. However, you may miss out on great demonstrations and good fun.




How do I become a Member?


You can join online, show up at a meeting, or contact our VP of Membership.





Meetings

When and where are Meetings held?


Meetings are generally held on the First Monday of each month at 6:30 pm. If that day is a holiday, the meeting will often be held the next Monday. Check the CALENDAR page for up-to-date information regarding meetings. The meetings are held at: Church of the Nazarene
571 N Norma Street
Ridgecrest, California * DAL is not affiliated with any religious group, the church is just the meeting location.




Are Meetings held year-round?


Our official season runs from September through May. There are 9 monthly meetings each year.




Are Meetings just all business?


Nope. Following the business portion we have different artists who do demonstrations in different media.




Can I attend Meetings if I am not a Member?


Visitors are welcome to attend our monthly meetings anytime, your first visit is free. Subsequent meetings are only $5 for non-members.




When and where are Board Meetings?


Board meetings are held on the Third Tuesday in the months when we have a monthly meeting. Board Meetings are held at: The Pizza Factory 1601 Triangle Dr. Ridgecrest, CA





Workshops

When are workshops announced?


Our Programs/Workshops will be announced at each meeting. Information about them can also be found on our website and in the Monthly Newsletter.




How do I sign up for a workshop?


Sign up sheets will be made available at each monthly meeting. You can also purchase tickets for our Workshops on the Workshops event page. Go into the event you want and purchase your ticket(s). ***Members*** To get your discounted member price for workshops, log in and go to the PAY FOR THINGS members page.




Do I need to bring my own supplies?


Each workshop is different and depends solely on the guest artist. Supply lists will be available to you after you have paid for the event.




How do I pay my fees?


If purchasing tickets directly online your fees will be paid at the time of purchase. Otherwise, fees should be paid to our Treasurer at a DAL monthly meeting. We accept cash, check and debit/credit. You can also send a check to: DAL P.O. Box 1938 Ridgecrest, CA 93555 Checks must be received, not post marked by the due date.




When are my fees due?


Members are asked to pay for workshops when they sign up for them to guarantee a spot. At 60 days prior to workshops, those that have not paid will not have a space reserved. At 60 days members on the waiting list will be offered any open spots, to be followed by any non-members on the waiting list. Payment must be immediate.




Refunds?


Members are eligible to cancel for a refund prior to workshops until 60 days prior. At 59 days prior refunds are half and at 30 days prior refunds are not available. This allows the program to be scheduled with the presenter. If anyone who has paid, needs to cancel, they may not give their space to someone if there is a waiting list of persons who would be ahead of that person. Check with VP of programs (currently Carolyn McDaniel) to determine if there is a waiting list. Wait listed members have priority over non-members.




What if I have questions about the workshops?


For questions regarding the workshops contact the VP of Programs.




When can I sign up?


Members may sign up at any time at a meeting or by contacting the VP of Programs. Registration will not open for Non-Members until 60 days prior to an event. At that time Non-Members may sign up as stated above or purchase tickets online. Wait listed members have priority over non-members. At 60 days members on the waiting list will be offered any open spots, to be followed by any non-members on the waiting list. Payment must be immediate. Then the workshop will be opened for others. Again, Non-Member tickets purchasing will not be available until 60 days prior to an event.





General

Who can be featured as one of 'Our Artists'?


Any member can display their work for a fee. Contact a board member for more information.




What is 'Show & Tell'?


Show & Tell will happens at each General Meeting. Bring in your own artwork from the
past or what you are working on now to share.
Each participant will get a ticket for the drawing (held at the meeting). A ticket will be drawn and that person will receive a small gift!
We love to see your work!




Do the members of DAL display their artwork anywhere around town?


DAL has 2 Galleries in Ridgecrest where members can display their artwork: Ridgecrest Regional Hospital
1081 N. China Lake Blvd Ridgecrest, CA 93555
Kerr McGee Community Center
100 W. California Avenue Ridgecrest, CA 93555





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