The Guild of Boston Artists
Boston's premier source for contemporary realism

Memberships

 
Stapleton Kearns during an Artist Talk at the Guild of Boston Artists

Stapleton Kearns during an Artist Talk at the Guild of Boston Artists

Student Artist
35.00

Available for full time students. Student artists are able to submit work to the Guild’s New England Regional Juried Exhibition and will be exempt from the submission fee. Student Artists will also receive exclusive invitations to bi-annual paint-outs with Guild members as well as information about workshops and artist demos. Annual fee of $35.

Associate Artist
100.00

Available to professional artists working in a form of contemporary realism. Associate members are able to submit work to the New England Regional Juried Exhibition and will be exempt from the submission fee. Associate Artists will also receive exclusive invitations to bi-annual paint-outs with Guild members as well as information about workshops and artist demos, including available discounts. Associate Artists will also be automatically notified whenever the Guild is actively seeking new members should they wish to submit an application. Annual fee of $100.

Patron Benefactor
from 250.00

Patrons are an invaluable source of support to the Guild and allow us to accomplish both our everyday and long term goals. Become a Patron Benefactor today and receive the following benefits:

  • 10% discount on all art purchases

  • 10% off shipping

  • Free delivery within 150 mile radius

  • Exclusive invitations to previews and studio visits with featured artists

  • Invitations to exclusive patron events throughout the year

Artist Membership

Artist membership is available to artists working in a form of contemporary realism and living in New England. Regular members are exhibited year-round in the gallery. Members have opportunities for solo and group exhibits, are included in Guild promotional materials and are featured on the Guild website. Membership is limited due to by-laws restrictions. However, when space is available, the membership committee scouts for potential new members, and the general membership is also encouraged to nominate artists. The work of the nominees is reviewed by the committee and presented to the Board of Managers, who reviews the candidate’s work, and the finalists are asked to bring five or six pieces to the Guild to be reviewed. The finalists are announced to the members who have the opportunity to review the work in person and vote yes or no. A candidate who receives a 2/3 majority of positive votes is invited to become a member of the Guild.