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Artists in all visual mediums, performance artists, musicians, writers and more are encouraged to join.

Artist members enjoy participation in our gallery and event spaces as well as opportunities to meet and mingle with creative people like you. Volunteering is required to exhibit or perform.


Artist Membership Benefits

  • Free or discounted Salem Arts workshops, programs, and events.
  • Discounts from local businesses and organizations including:      
  • Voting privileges for officers, board members, and bylaws.
  • Artist listing with artists statement, bio, images, and URL on the Salem Arts website
  • Eligibility to submit work to member exhibitions/events
  • Eligibility to have work for sale in the Salem Arts gallery spaces and Retail Store

    Artist Membership Requirements

    • To submit your artist membership application please have up to five examples of your work and an artist statement or resume to post with your application. After review a representative of Salem Arts will approve your membership application or contact you for additional information. 
    • Artist members with artwork on display are required to work at least 3 hours per month on Salem Arts Association activities. This may include staffing the gallery or assisting with a committee.
    • Artist Members must meet certain documentation requirements as described in the process listed here.
    • Additional terms and requirements for having work for sale in the Salem Arts gallery, retail store, or pop-up events are described here.

      Artist Membership Levels and Dues

      All artist memberships include the benefits listed above and requires volunteer activity based on artist agreement policies.

      "Masters Circle" Artist
      • $125 annual dues 
      • Includes artist member exhibition privileges plus special "Masters Circle" exhibition opportunities, discounts on ticketed Salem Arts events/classes, and 10% off purchases in our shop.
      • Access to 1,000 museums through the North American Reciprocal Museums (NARM) program for membership cardholders.
      Individual Artist
      • $50 annual dues 
      • Includes artist member exhibition privileges. 
      Senior Citizen Discount
      • $35 annual dues 
      • Proof of age may be requested
      Art Faculty Discount
      • $25 annual dues 
      • Art Faculty discount is available to all full-time teachers providing art curriculum at any elementary, high school, or higher-education degree program including community college, college, university, or graduate programs.  
      • Applicant Must provide school information, title, department or program, and years of service.  
      Student Discount
      • $25 annual dues 
      • Students must be enrolled in any high school diploma or higher-education degree program including community college, college, university, or graduate programs.
      • Must provide school information, student ID#, department or program of study, and expected completion date.
      • Salem Arts Internship Programs will include a free student membership. (Get more info on internships here.)


      All major credit cards are accepted. Payments are always safe and secure.

      To RENEW your membership click here.

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      When a member changes their membership level, the full price of the new membership term will be billed, and the next renewal date will be calculated based on new level settings and payment date. There is currently no pro-rating based on the previous membership level.


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