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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.

Household Memberships

Become a part of the AAN art community: receive communications about programs, invitations to members-only events, exhibition openings, and a 10% discount on all classes. Your membership supports art education for students of all ages and levels.
  • Individual - $75
    • 10% discount on all classes
    • Invitation to members-only events
    Become a Member
  • Family - $150
    • 10% discount on classes for you and your family
    • Invitation to members-only events
    Become a Member
  • Donate

    We’ve updated our membership levels. With any donation of $250 or more, you’ll receive a complimentary membership

    • excludes Annual Appeal, all event tickets, Salon Series, and restricted gifts.

Artist Membership

  • We offer our Artist Members opportunities to engage in Nantucket’s vibrant arts community through year-round exhibitions, education classes, and special events. When you are juried into membership, you will enjoy representation and promotion at the Big Gallery, Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery, and in our online gallery, as well as a chance to participate in free demonstrations, pop ups, and Sidewalk Art Shows. Our artists also enjoy selling and client-building opportunities by submitting work to our AAN auctions, including Spring Sweep, Gala, and Wet Paint.

    Our next reviews will be June 23, 2024, and September 8, 2024
  • Benefits
    • 65% artist commission on Gallery, Online, and Sidewalk Art Show sales
    • 10% discount off all AAN classes and workshops
    • Year-round online and in-gallery AAN representation
    • Regular updates of important arts news and information
    • Opportunities to be involved in Pop-up Shows and other exhibition venues
    • Free access to demonstrations and lectures
    • Free Lifetime membership after 25 years of artist membership
  • Requirements for Application
    • Answers to questions to determine your art-related teaching experience, art education, gallery affiliations, exhibitions and awards, associations, memberships, and community involvement
    • An artist statement
    • 5 pieces of artwork, 4 should be framed and ready to present in a professional gallery and a printed portfolio
  • Requirements of Artist Membership
    • Proof of Nantucket residency
    • Readiness to exhibit in a professional gallery
    • Payment of annual dues
    • Annual donation of one artwork
2024 Artist Membership Application