Membership

The Painting Center, a non-profit artist-run art gallery in Chelsea is looking for new members. The gallery is governed by its artist members, with an advisory board of alumni and supporters. The membership is responsible for organizing the calendar of exhibitions, maintaining financial stability, voting on new members, and carrying out The Painting Center’s mission. There are 15-22 members of The Painting Center at any one time. As members leave, new or returning members are admitted by a majority vote based on viewings of the artists’ work. The membership dues are $240 per month. New members can expect to have a two-person exhibition in the Main Gallery within 24 months of membership initiation and a one-person exhibition in the Main Gallery within 48 months of their membership initiation. In addition to exhibition opportunities, all members are represented on the gallery website, receive administrative/marketing support, and have opportunities to participate in curatorial projects, artist talks, panel discussions and other educational events. Membership meetings are held once a month. It is required to attend at least 6 meetings a year and participate fully in the operation of the gallery by joining at least two committees. Committees are: website, social media, maintenance, membership, finance, executive, exhibition, scheduling, fundraising and publicity. To be considered for membership, artists must send a link to their website to membership@thepaintingcenter.org. After the artist's website is reviewed, they may be invited to an interview where they must bring samples of their work.