MEMBERSHIP

The Artists Association of Nantucket fosters and sustains the visual arts on Nantucket.
Established in 1945, AAN continues to build on the success of its exhibitions, education program, and historic collection of art. AAN membership is central to the success of the organization and provides the vital support needed to inspire the Island’s dynamic visual arts community.

Artists Memberships

Artists Memberships

Artist Junior (25 yrs. and under)
($50)

  • 50-65% commission on art sales, including exhibitions, fundrais ing events, and Sidewalk Art Shows
  • 10% off all classes and workshops
  • Special invitations to artist and member-only events

Artist Life Member
(Dues Optional)

  • Paying Artist Member for 25 years or longer
  • Eligible to participate in all gallery shows
  • 50-65% commission on art sales, including exhibitions, fundrais ing events and Sidewalk Art Shows
  • 10% off all classes and workshops for artist and family members
  • Special invitations to artist and member-only events

Artist
($200)

  • Eligible to participate in all gallery shows
  • 50-65% commission on art sales, including exhibitions, fundraising events and Sidewalk Art Shows
  • 10% off all classes and workshops for artist and family members
  • Special invitations to artist and member-only events

Artist Circle Memberships

Artist & Contributor
($250)

  • Eligible to participate in all gallery shows
  • 50-65% commission on art sales, including exhibitions, fundraising events and Sidewalk Art Shows
  • 10% off all classes and workshops for artist and family members
  • Special invitations to artist and member-only events
  • Special invitation to annual Artist Circle Member event

Artist & Supporter
($500)

  • Eligible to participate in all gallery shows
  • 50-65% commission on art sales, including exhibitions, fundraising events and Sidewalk Art Shows
  • 10% off all classes and workshops for artist and family members
  • Special invitations to artist and member-only events
  • Special invitation to annual Artist Circle Member event

Artist & Patron
($1,000)

  • Eligible to participate in all gallery shows
  • 50-65% commission on art sales, including exhibitions, fundraising events and Sidewalk Art Shows
  • 10% off all classes and workshops for artist and family members
  • Special invitations to artist and member-only events
  • Special invitation to annual Artist Circle Member event

Artist & Collector
($2,500)

  • Eligible to participate in all gallery shows
  • 50-65% commission on art sales, including exhibitions, fundraising events and Sidewalk Art Shows
  • 10% off all classes and workshops for artist and family members
  • Special invitations to artist and member-only events
  • Special invitation to annual Artist Circle Member event

Artist & Collector
($5,000)

  • Eligible to participate in all gallery shows
  • 50-65% commission on art sales, including exhibitions, fundraising events and Sidewalk Art Shows
  • 10% off all classes and workshops for artist and family members
  • Special invitations to artist and member-only events
  • Special invitation to annual Artist Circle Member event
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Supporting Memberships

Supporting Membership Levels

Become a part of the AAN art community: receive communications about classes, member only events, exhibition openings, and discounts on workshops. Your membership supports art education for all ages and provides artists multiple opportunities to show and sell work with a 65% share of their sales. 

Individual - $75

  • 10% discount on all classes
  • Invitation to members-only events and demos

Family - $125

  • 10% discount on classes for you and your family
  • Six AAN Nantucket coloring pages

Patron - $250

  • 20% discount on classes for your and your family
  • AAN tote bag and notecards
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Circle Memberships

Circle Membership Levels

Beloved patrons of the arts, circle members contribute significantly to AAN’s mission. Their philanthropic support inspires AAN artists, creates opportunity for AAN art students, and preserves the legacy of Nantucket art. They enjoy all Supporting Member benefits and more.

Tony Sarg - $500-$999

  • Supporting Patron Membership benefits plus:
  • 10% discount off one purchase at the gallery
  • Invitation to Circle Conversation Event

Anne Ramsdell Congdon - $1,000-$4,999

  • All Tony Sarg Membership benefits plus:
  • Invitation to AAN's Salon Dinner Series - An inspired series of private dinners focused on an artist, art topic or art demonstration

Frank Swift Chase - $5,000 +

  • All Anne Ramsdell Congdon Membership benefits plus:
  • An opportunity to host a private party
  • A gift of an original artwork created annually for the Frank Swift Chase members
  • Friends of the AAN Membership
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Business Partners and Memberships

Business Membership Levels

AAN offers a variety of ways for businesses to be involved, from supporting an exhibition at the Cecilia Joyce and Seward Johnson Gallery to becoming more involved as an AAN Business Underwriter. Support from local businesses ensures AAN can offer yearround art programming for kids and adults, free community-wide events and art learning opportunities, as well as exhibitions and auctions for AAN artist members to show and sell their work. To learn more about becoming a business sponsor, please contact Bobby Frazier. Click here for a list of current business partners.

AAN BUSINESS UNDERWRITER- $10,000

  • Four tickets to the Art Auction & Gala, July 7, 2018 ($2,000 value)
  • Four tickets to Wet Paint/Fresh Works Benefit Dinner, October 7, 2018 ($1,000 value)
  • Acknowledgement during event remarks by AAN President and Executive Director (Gala & Wet Paint/Fresh Works
  • Recognition as a gallery underwriter at a 2018 Cecelia Joyce &Seward Johnson Gallery exhibition
  • AAN Business Partner listing on AAN's website
  • Full page color ad in AAN’s annual book
  • Logo listing on event welcome banner (Gala & Wet Paint/Fresh Works)
  • Logo listing on invitation (Gala & Wet Paint/ Fresh Works)
  • Opportunity for your business to display promotional media at the event (Gala & Wet Paint/Fresh Works)
  • Opportunity for your business to display promotional materials to event guests (Gala & Wet Paint/Fresh Works)
  • Social Media and E-mail marketing promotions to recognize your business with AAN’s growing audience
  • Patron level personal membership ($1,000 value)

AAN BUSINESS SPONSOR- $5,000

  • Two tickets to the Art Auction & Gala, July 7, 2018 ($1,000 value)
  • Two tickets to Wet Paint/Fresh Works Benefit Dinner, October 7, 2018 ($500 value)
  • Recognition as a gallery underwriter at a 2018 Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery exhibition
  • AAN Business Partner listing on AAN’s website
  • Full page color ad in AAN’s annual book
  • Listing on event welcome banner (Gala & Wet Paint/Fresh Works)
  • Listing on event invitation (Gala & Wet Paint/Fresh Works)
  • Opportunity for your business to provide promotional materials to event guests (Gala & Wet Paint/Fresh Works)
  • Social Media and E-mail marketing promotions to recognize your business with AAN’s growing audience
  • Supporter level personal membership ($500 value)

AAN BUSINESS SUPPORTER - $2,500

  • Two tickets to the Art Auction & Gala , July 7, 2018 ($1,000 value)
  • Half-page color ad in AAN's annual book
  • AAN Business Member listing on AAN’s website
  • Recognition as a gallery underwriter at a 2018 Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery exhibition
  • Listing on event welcome banner (Gala & Wet Paint/Fresh Works)
  • Listing on event invitation (Gala & Wet Paint/Fresh Works)
  • Social Media and E-mail marketing promotions to recognize your business with AAN’s growing audience
  • Contributor level personal membership ($250 value)

GALLERY UNDERWRITER - $1,000 (1 per show)

  • Listing with logo as exclusive exhibition underwriter on invitation and promotional materials
  • Promotion during the gallery show on AAN Social Media
  • Half-page color ad in AAN’s annual book
  • AAN Business Partner listing on AAN’s website
  • Friends and Family level personal membership ($125 value)

GALLERY SUPPORTER - $500 (2 per show)

  • Listing with logo as exclusive exhibition underwriter on invitation and promotional materials
  • Promotion during the gallery show on AAN Social Media
  • AAN Business Sponsor listing on AAN’s website
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Friends of the AAN

Friends of the AAN

The Friends of the AAN is a small group of members who have selected to give their support to the Permanent Collection with an annual gift of $2,500 (Preservation Member), $1,000 (Exhibition Member), or $500 (Collector Member). AAN counts on the Friends to achieve its goals for the Permanent Collection. The money raised by the Friends is used to build an accession fund, restore and care for fragile works in the Collection; and develop annual exhibitions. Friends dues are essential to AAN’s ability to keep important artworks on Nantucket. To learn more about becoming a Friend of the AAN, please contact Bobby Frazier.

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AAN Newsletters

To stay up to date on all things AAN, please sign up for our weekly newsletters. You’ll learn about classes, exhibitions, special events and more.

2019 Business Partnerships

AAN is proud to have businesses from Nantucket and around the country join as partners. They lend their support to all AAN programming, including exhibitions, artists demonstrations, special events, and more. In return, they receive important benefits, including having their names listed to our marketing materials. Please support the generous businesses that support AAN. 

Show YOUR Art

AAN offers several opportunities throughout the year for Nantucket and visiting artists to participate in exhibitions at the Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery and the Visual Arts Center. Open Shows at the gallery include Cellography, an exhibition of cell phone photography, and the popular 10x10 Exhibition, where every piece in the show must measure ten inches by ten inches. Artists may also participate in several Student and Faculty Shows at the Visual Arts Center. To learn more about participating in Open Shows, please contact Peter Greenhalgh.

Jobs/Internships

AAN is always looking for creative and enthusiastic people to become interns and volunteers. If you’d like to learn more about helping in the gallery or in our classrooms, please contact Lucy Cobb. Interested in teaching with AAN? We offer immersion workshops and weekly classes in a wide range of media year round. If you are an experienced instructor and would like to teach with us please email Maggie Murray. We look forward to hearing from you.

Facility Rental at the Visual Arts Center

Beginning artists and professional artists alike will find a wide variety of rental opportunities available at the Visual Arts Center. Studio space is available year-round for those looking for independent time in an arts studio. The Visual Arts Center also offers space for shared studio rentals, private lessons, and group instruction. In addition, there is a Print Cooperative that is open to all levels of printmakers. To learn more about the rental opportunities at the Visual Arts Center, please contact Maggie Murray.