UPDATED FOR 2022: Fine art associations, clubs, fellowships, etc

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Salmagundi Club
Resident artist or patron $840.00
Non-resident artist or patron $485.00
Junior artist or patron $305.00
Member spouse $275.00

Founded in 1871, the Salmagundi Club is one of the oldest art organizations in the United States. Housed in a historic brownstone mansion in Greenwich Village, New York City, the Club offers programs including art classes, exhibitions, painting demonstrations, and art auctions throughout the year for members and the general public. The Salmagundi facilities include three galleries, a library, an elegant period parlor, and a restaurant and bar with vintage pool tables. All facilities are available for special events and private rentals. The Club owns a collection of over 1,500 works of art spanning its 149 year history and has a membership of over 1,000 artists and patrons.
Salmagundi offers a number of benefits to its members, including Club House, Library, Exhibitions, Events, Lectures, Demonstrations, and Receptions, Profile page, etc…

The International Guild of Realism
Membership $130.00

The International Guild of Realism was founded by a group of leading professional realism artists in 2002. These award-winning artists have had tremendous success in the major art markets using their extensive background in advertising, marketing and art instruction. Combining their successful business backgrounds with their artistic accomplishments, they offer a unique ability to aid fine artists in taking their art careers to an international level.

Member Benefits
The Guild offers special benefits to its members that are not available to the general public:
Members-only, nationally advertised IGOR exhibitions held in top level galleries and museums in the best art markets.
Basic page on our website or optional premium page for additional art images and information.
Marketing support and career guidance through our marketing staff by e-letters direct e-mail.
Members-only seminars on realist painting styles/techniques with our staff.
Exclusive opportunities to participate in invitational exhibitions in prominent galleries and museums.

The Philadelphia Sketch Club
Membership $150.00

The Philadelphia Sketch Club has been called “both a refuge and a source of support for more than eight generations of American artists.” With over 150 years of artistic heritage, the Philadelphia Sketch Club is a not-for-profit dedicated to providing a community for visual artists, appreciation of the visual arts, and visual arts education.

Member Benefits
A listing of your name and a link to your website on the Club’s Current Members page.
A members-only directory to foster membership communication.
Opportunities to submit and show your work in upwards of 10 exhibitions per year.
Special member rate for our printmaking and life drawing workshops.
Opportunity to bid on space for a solo exhibition in the Stewart Gallery.
Access to the Portfolio, the Club’s monthly newsletter, and the opportunity to share news of your shows, projects, and awards with other members for free inside each edition.
Access to the Club’s historic row house building (including our pool table, library, garden, archives, and sky-lit gallery).

Art Students League
Membership $ Varies

The Art Students League of New York has been instrumental in shaping America’s legacy in the fine arts. Many renowned artists have trained and taught at the League. Today, more than 2,500 students of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels, study at the League each month.

Providence Arts Club
Artist/Arts Professional $89.00/month
Patron $116.50/month
Artist/Arts Professional Non-Resident $44.50/month
Patron/Non-Resident $58.25/month

In 1880 a group of professional artists, amateurs, and art collectors founded the Providence Art Club to stimulate the appreciation of art in the community.

Member Benefits
Classes and Workshops
Exhibition Opportunities
Private Events

Cincinnati Art Club
Associate Membership $115.00 (annually)
Signature Membership $130.00 (annually)
Out-of-Town Membership $45.00 (annually)

The Cincinnati Art Club was formed in 1890 for the purpose of advancing the knowledge and love of art through education.

Member Benefits
Monthly dinner programs with live demos or lectures
Exhibit opportunities
Monthly Artist Critiques
Weekly Sketch Groups
Website exposure for all members
Art workshops with Nationally Acclaimed Instructors
Extensive art library

Palette & Chisel
Associate Resident Members pay $448 (annually)
Non-Resident Workshop Members pay $190 (annually)
Non-Resident Basic Members pay $60 (annually)

The mission of The Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts is to foster growth in the visual arts, provide a place for serious artists to work, and enrich the community with programs of practical art education, art appreciation and exhibitions.

Member Benefits
Open Studio

The Plastic Club
Full Membership $60.00 (annually)
Associate Membership $40.00

The Plastic Club was founded in 1897 by a group of professional women artists at a time when already existing art clubs in the city were only open to men, the founders of the Plastic Club wanted a place for artists who were women to meet, exchange ideas, and exhibit their work. They wanted to bring experienced professionals together with younger artists who were just beginning their careers.

Member Benefits
Discounted rates on Workshops
Discounted rates on Exhibitions fees
Members-only Exhibitions and Dinners
Club Directory and Newsletter
Website link on our Members page
Ability to vote and hold office

National Arts Club
Membership $ Varies (Request a member application on the website)

The mission of The National Arts Club is to stimulate, foster, and promote public interest in the arts and to educate the American people in the fine arts.

Member Benefits
Over 200 arts programs and social events per season
Shared spouse and partner membership, as well as membership options for young members
A 19th century National Historic Landmark mansion clubhouse in the heart of Manhattan, former home of Samuel Tilden, Governor of New York and founder of the New York Public Library with a bar and parlors with stunning historic and architectural details
Innovative club dining for members and their guests, Monday through Friday, for both lunch and dinner.
6 unique meeting rooms and event spaces
Overnight accommodations for members and guests of members
Access to numerous reciprocal clubs worldwide member access to Gramercy Park, New York City’s only private park

York Art Association
Membership $ Varies

The mission of York Art Association is to encourage and develop an interest in the visual arts; to provide opportunities for education through classroom instruction, workshops, lectures, and publications; to support interaction within the community and to provide a venue for members and non-members to exhibit their work in a gallery setting.

Member Benefits
Discounts on all York Art Association adult Classes.
Opportunity to enter and sell art in the members’ only exhibitions, the Sally Little Danyo Members’ Sales Gallery, and at York Art Association’s Yorkfest booth.
The opportunity to enter the “Rottler Award for Excellence in the Visual Arts Selection Exhibition.
Receive exhibition invitations, class booklets, and York Art Association’s quarterly newsletter.
Voting rights at the annual meeting and eligibility to become a member of the association’s Board of Directors.
Access to the artists’ registry, referral file, and a library of instructional books and DVDs.
The opportunity to show and sell your artwork through the York Art Association Gallery Group.
Lower commissions for your sales in our gallery
Eligibility to exhibit originals and sell prints in the Sally Little Danyo Member’s Sales Gallery.

Willingboro Art Alliance
Membership $30.00 (annually)

In July 1964, three local artists Philip Arabia, Richard Cassel and James Hanna shared a vision of forming an organization, …which would bring amateur and professional artists together in an effort to increase their skills through workshops and exhibits, and at the same time, to increase community awareness of the fine arts. The Willingboro Art Alliance was incorporated as a non-profit corporation in September 1964. The membership grew rapidly and is now over 200.

Member Benefits
YouTube channel feature

California Art Club
Associate Artists $85.00 (annually)
Mentorship Program $60.00 (annually)
Student Artist $25.00 (annually)

The California Art Club’s primary purposes are to promote the fine arts in the fields of painting, drawing, and sculpture, referred to as traditional and representational art, with a special emphasis placed on the academic traditions and craftsmanship established by the Club’s founders; to produce and promote art programs and exhibitions that foster understanding, interpretation, and display of the traditional art heritage, and to furnish educational opportunities in the fine arts for the benefit of artists, scholars, collectors, and the general community for the cultural enrichment of the community and for the promotion of California history and heritage.

Member Benefits
Eligibility to submit artwork for jurying into CAC exhibitions that feature Associate Artists as well as chapter exhibitions in their area of residence
Invitations to paint/sculpt-outs, workshops, and other events for artists
Exposure to a broader audience through CAC platforms, including the website
Enhanced professional credentials within the art community


Wonderful Anya—Thank you!

More to come! So may artists’ clubs out there, worldwide, national, and regional. Keep checking the post guys, maybe you will find one you would like to join!