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Become a Member



DVAL Membership applications are available online and at all general meetings.


DVAL membership is open to persons 18 years of age and older with two possible categories:  Associate or Full.  All new members are designated Associate members (A).  To become a Full member an artist must successfully pass the DVAL Internal Review process (to learn more about the Internal Review process visit Internal Review Jurying).  Full Members (F) are eligible to submit work to both juried and non-juried shows.


To be reinstated after an absence of 5 years or more, a former member must reapply as a new (Associate) Member, regardless of their former status, and must successfully pass the DVAL Internal Review Process to become a full member.


Membership fees may be paid online or in person with cash, check, credit or debit card, or Pay Pal account. To send applications and payment by mail, address to:



706 Haines Mill Road

West Chester, PA 19382




Full Members are eligible to submit work to all DVAL sponsored shows, juried and non-juried.  Full members are also invited to link their professional website to the DVAL web page under “Member Gallery”.




All members are eligible to attend meetings, workshops, hold office, serve on committees and vote.  DVAL is a volunteer run organization.  All members are asked to serve in some capacity.


New members may join at any time to participate as a member in the current calendar year.  There is a $25 Joiner Fee and a $40 dues charge for a first-year membership.


Renewal membership payments are due by January 1 (in advance for the upcoming year).  Dues are $40 for returning members ($20 for Board Members) if paid in advance by January 1.  Returning members who pay dues after the due date incur a late fee of $10.  Due to the holiday season, we will allow a grace period for dues payment until January 31.  Therefore, dues for returning members after January 31 are $50.


As stated in our Policies & Procedures: Joiner/Membership fees are not refundable.




This is a program designed to ensure that new members feel welcome and made aware of all DVAL has to offer.  Each new member will have the opportunity to be paired with a current member who will introduce them to other members and answer any questions they may have concerning the DVAL Policies and Procedures along with all other activities offered.  New members will be contacted by the Welcoming Committee Coordinator.



Any member who brings in a new paid member will get a $5 DVAL coupon redeemable for workshops, entry fees, membership dues, etc.  Good for the year of issue, coupons will be available at all general meetings.