Membership

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Whether you are an artist or an art lover, the Lyme Art Association is the place for you.

By joining, you become part of a community that cares deeply about representational art and how it inspires us to see the world with fresh eyes.

Our members value art. When you join, you support arts education through a robust schedule of art classes and workshops, preservation of our historic building with its deep ties to American Impressionism, and opportunities for exhibiting artists, art enthusiasts, and patrons to meet and share their love of art with each new exhibition.

Join today to become part of one of America’s most longstanding and respected arts organizations.

Membership benefits include:

  • Eligibility to participate in exhibitions
  • Discounts on workshops, lectures, and other activities
  • Email newsletter
  • Invitations to all exhibition opening receptions
  • Joy of supporting a vibrant art center

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Please note, in order to maintain your membership status as an Associate Artist or as an Elected Artist, you must maintain your membership in good standing by paying your dues every year.

Lyme Art Association Membership Levels Explained

There are no requirements for membership at the Individual Level. Both artists and art supporters may join at this level. Most of our juried exhibits are open to artists who are Individual Members (exceptions: the Elected Artist show and the Associate Artist show.)

Artists and art lovers alike may choose to support the Lyme Art Association at a higher financial level by becoming Contributing, Supporting, Sustaining, or Patron members. If an artist has achieved Associate or Elected Artist, their artist level will be maintained at higher financial levels as well.

Once an artist has been an Individual Member for at least two years AND has had at least three pieces accepted into a Lyme Art Association juried exhibition, they qualify as an Associate Artist. Artists must notify the Lyme Art Association when they believe they have met these requirements so their new membership status can be recorded.

Once an artist has been an Associate Artist member for at least two years they are eligible to apply to become an Elected Artist member. This requires an application and portfolio submission which will be voted on by the Elected Artist membership.

We know that our membership levels can be confusing! If you are still confused after you read this, please feel free to contact us and we will explain which membership level makes sense for you.