Monthly Online Critique Group
NWWS members are invited to join the exciting monthly online event, the “Artist Zoom Room” (AZR). Each month, ten NWWS members have their work critiqued by an exceptional, well-known artist. As a member, you may sign-up to be on the Critique Wait List in order to submit your work for critique at a future event. You may also choose to watch critiques by signing up each month as a Monthly Attendee. And you can do both!
Periodically, critique sessions are open to the public so that non-members may attend. These public critique events will be announced on this page.

SCHEDULE: Artist Zoom Room is held the second Monday of each month.
There are no critiques in July or August.
12:45 - 1:00 PST - Connect, meet & greet
1:00 - 2:30 PST - Critique Session
We recommend signing up early because attendee space is limited.
Review the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) tab, below, before signing up.

Recordings of Past Critiques are available below to NWWS members who are logged in to the website.
Non-Members wishing to be attendees (when public critiques are offered) must first be registered for the NWWS website. Click: NWWS Website Registration / Guest Registration. The teal-blue "Monthly Attendee Sign Up" button will then appear.
Members wishing to be attendees: Login, then click the teal-blue “Monthly Attendee Sign-up Form” button on this page.
Members wishing to have their art critiqued in a future critique: Login, then click the purple “Critique Wait List Sign-up” button on this page.
Members wishing to be attendees AND have their worked critiqued: Login, then complete both the “Monthly Attendee Sign-up” form and the "Critique Wait List Sign-up” form. Note that the Attendee list is created monthly, and the Critique Wait-List is a long-term list and your name will remain on it without submitting the form again.
Sign-Up Confirmations will come to your inbox shortly after sign-up. The Zoom invitations with the link to enter the Artist Zoom Room on event day will be sent to you a few days prior to the event date.

We look forward to seeing everyone!

The AZR team,

Peggy Abby
Sue Dehmlow
Linda Hulce
Dolores Marquez

Are all critiques open to non-members?
Critiques are always open to NWWS members and open to non-members sometimes. The “public” critique sessions are announced on the main page, so check each month as there is no set schedule at this time.
Why can’t I see the buttons to click so I may sign-up?
  • You must be logged in to the website first, then the buttons will appear. You’ll know you have logged in when you see your name at the very top of the page, just above the social media icons.
  • To login, you first must register for the website by going to the menu item: Registration/ Guest Registration at the top of the website page.
  • If this month’s critique is not open to the public and you are a non-member, then the buttons will not appear even if you have logged in. Another great reason to become a member!
How long do I have to wait to have my art critiqued once I have signed up?
It depends on how long the current wait-list is. The number of names fluctuates. It is unlikely that your name would come to top of the list the month just after you’ve signed up because of the program’s popularity. Those who have their names on the wait-list will hear periodically from the AZR team so you have an update.
Do I have to sign-up each month to keep my name on the critique list?
No, and please do not do so. Once your name is on the wait-list, it stays there and eventually rises to the top, when you will be contacted with the good news.
What if I have signed-up as an attendee for a critique and then find out that it is also my turn that same month to have my art critiqued?
When it is your turn to submit your art it doesn’t matter if you have already planned to be an attendee. You’ll receive instructions about having your art critiqued from the AZR team and should follow those instructions.
Can I have my work critiqued more than once?
Sure! After you have had your turn, go back to the AZR page and submit the “Critique Wait List” form again and your name will be back on the wait-list.
May I request a certain critique artist to review my work?
No, the AZR team cannot accommodate special requests such as this.
How many pieces of art will I submit when it is my turn?
Two. While the choice is up to you, we suggest it is of greater benefit to you if you submit paintings that are in need of objective suggestions from the critique artist so they may become even more successful rather than paintings that you feel are already successful.
After my work is critiqued and I’ve improved my painting based on the advice of the critique artist, may I enter it into an NWWS exhibition?
No. The prospectus for any NWWS exhibition always includes a stipulation that no paintings may be entered that were painted during a workshop. We consider the Artist Zoom Room critiques equal to the professional guidance that you would receive in a workshop.
Special thanks to Nancy Grigsby, WPW, for her critique expertise as shared in these valuable critique guidelines.
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