Becoming a member of VAA has been an enriching experience. The opportunity to enter the high quality VAA exhibitions offered several times a year has been valuable. In addition I have previously served on the VAA Exhibition Board and not only found the members to be welcoming but very well educated, making my experience enjoyable and instructive. At various venues I have elicited feedback regarding my work from fellow VAA artist and have always found their insights enlightening. Perhaps one of the greatest benefits of being a member of the VAA is the other members; they are a valuable resource of knowledge and friendship.