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 (21 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 Affiliate
($100)

  • Artist lives on Nantucket for less than 3 months of the year
  • Eligible to participate in selected gallery shows
  • 50-65% commission on art sales, including exhibitions, fundraising 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

Individual and Family Memberships

Individual - $75
Friends and Family - $125
All members enjoy the following benefits. Thank you for joining AAN and becoming part of Nantucket’s vibrant art community.

  • 10% discount on all classes and workshops.
  • One-time 10% discount on a gallery purchase at the Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery.
  • Invitations to artist painting demonstrations and all special events.
  • Postcard invitations to gallery exhibitions, the annual permanent collection exhibition, and AAN’s annual meeting.
  • Special invitations to members-only events.

AAN Circle

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 Individual and Family benefits and more.

Contributor - $250

  • 10% discount on all classes and workshops
  • One-time 10% discount on a gallery purchase at the Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery
  • Invitations to artist painting demonstrations and all special events
  • Postcard invitations to gallery exhibitions, the annual permanent collection exhibition, and AAN’s annual meeting
  • Invitation to annual Circle Member Event

Supporter - $500

  • 10% discount on all classes and workshops
  • One-time 10% discount on a gallery purchase at the Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery
  • Invitations to artist painting demonstrations and all special events
  • Postcard invitations to gallery exhibitions, the annual permanent collection exhibition, and AAN’s annual meeting
  • Invitation to annual Circle Member Event

Patron - $1,000

  • 10% discount on all classes and workshops
  • One-time 10% discount on a gallery purchase at the Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery
  • Invitations to artist painting demonstrations and all special events
  • Postcard invitations to gallery exhibitions, the annual permanent collection exhibition, and AAN’s annual meeting
  • Invitation to annual Circle Member Event

Collector - $2,500

  • 10% discount on all classes and workshops
  • One-time 10% discount on a gallery purchase at the Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery
  • Invitations to artist painting demonstrations and all special events
  • Postcard invitations to gallery exhibitions, the annual permanent collection exhibition, and AAN’s annual meeting
  • Invitation to annual Circle Member Event
  • one-time use of the gallery for private reception

Benefactor - $5,000

  • 10% discount on all classes and workshops
  • One-time 10% discount on a gallery purchase at the Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery
  • Invitations to artist painting demonstrations and all special events
  • Postcard invitations to gallery exhibitions, the annual permanent collection exhibition, and AAN’s annual meeting
  • Invitation to annual Circle Member Event
  • one-time use of the gallery for private reception
  • one-time private reception of an annual

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 Cecil Barron Jensen. 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

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 Cecil Barron Jensen.

May is for Members

Join us as a new member in the month of May and receive 15% or more off all patron level memberships. Already a member? Upgrade your membership in May to Friends and Family or Contributor Circle Member for $100 or $225, respectively.

To receive the discount, purchase all memberships on ActiveNet with the coupon codes below at checkout:

Individual - IND18

Friends and Family - FF18

Circle Memberships:

Contributor - CONT18

Supporter - SUPP18

Patron - PAT18

Benefactor - BENE18

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.

Artist Residencies

Artist Residencies
AAN offers a unique opportunity for artists to live and work at the Visual Arts Center at 24 Amelia Drive.
Residencies include studio, teaching opportunities, and a comfortable studio apartment. Residencies are awarded annually between November and April and are open to artists working in all types of media. The length of the residency is based on the artists’ application and the AAN’s availability. For more details about the Artist-in-Residence program, please contact Laura Gray. You may also review the Fact sheet.

2018 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 employment opportunities will be listed here when available. If you’d like to join our team, please stay posted.

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 Laura Gray. 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 Laura Gray.

Party Rentals

Whether you are throwing a birthday party (for kids or adults) at the Visual Arts Center or a cocktail gathering at the Joyce & Cecelia Johnson Gallery, AAN provides a wide variety of party rental options. Doesn’t throwing a party surrounded by great art sound like fun? Let AAN plan all of the details too — including goody bags and party decorations. To learn more about party rentals at the Visual Arts Center please contact Laura Gray and for events in the gallery email Peter Greenhalgh.