|'Chroma Cross' by Diane Melms|
DianeMelms recently went through this process and has now been accepted as a Professional Artist Member of SAQA. She has been working up to this for a few years now, preparing a consistent body of work, creating a website, submitting work for exhibits and publications, and applying for artist grants. SAQA mentors were a big help and she would recommend seeking their advice when you think you are ready. Check out the membership page on the SAQA website for more details and a description of benefits.