The Studio

The Studio

Our membership year runs from September through August. Memberships are by application, which are reviewed in July and August.  Potential members need to demonstrate a basic knowledge of printmaking techniques, and a desire to work in a community with a focus on sustainable art making practices.

It is highly recommended that prospective members take a workshop at Zea Mays Printmaking to get to know the studio and community before applying for membership.

All Studio Memberships are a 12-month commitment beginning on September 1st.

There are a limited number of Artist memberships available each year. Current members have priority to renew for the following year. New members are accepted as space allows, based on their membership applications.

Artist membership app[PDF] (Right-click or Ctrl-Click and choose “Save As…”)

To make an appointment call Liz Chalfin, Director at 413.584.1783 or email at

Membership Options 2017-18

Studio Access Membership:

Unlimited (as many hours as you want): $175/month

Limited (18 hrs/month): $100/month

Low use (8 hrs/month): $60/month

Studio Access memberships include studio access plus benefits of Supporting Member and Flat File member, on-site storage and Annex rental rate of $25/day.

Limited and Low Use members can carry unused studio hours over to subsequent months within the membership year.

Supporting Membership: $75/year

Supporting members contribute to the mission of Zea Mays Printmaking. This membership includes 10% discount on workshops, invitations to members-only events (demonstrations, practicums) and reduced rates for Studio Access @ $12/hour via purchase of 5 hour/$60 punch cards.  Supporting members are invited to submit work for our Flat Files at which time they pay a $100 Flat File Membership fee.

Membership Policy

All members are expected to understand and adhere to these basic agreements, and to sign a contract.

  • Responsibility for knowing safe use of studio and equipment and for applying safety guidelines
  • Ability to work responsibly and independently
  • Respect for and proper usage of facilities and shop equipment
  • Cleanliness and willingness to pick up after yourself
  • Consideration and respect for others working at ZMP, their space and property