Essex Art Association

Established 1946

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Membership Benefits

Becoming an EAA Member
Becoming a member of EAA is easy. Simply read through the membership categories and pick the one that's right for you! You can download the membership form directly from our website or we will be happy to mail one to you. Once we receive your membership form and your dues, your membership becomes effective immediately.

Membership Benefits

  • Advance notice of art shows
  • All newsletters and collateral information
  • Personal invitations to all opening receptions and events
  • Ability to rent the EAA gallery
  • Opportunities to take an active part in the EAA
  • A great venue for exhibiting and selling your work

What Your membership Means to EAA

Through Your membership in the EAA ensures our ability to continue to further the careers of our many highly talented artists. In addition, your dues and donations help us expand our ability to reach out to our communities to encourage interest in, and appreciation of, the diverse works of art produced by the many fine artists in our area. Your involvement also helps us enlarge our scholarship program for young and emerging artists.

Through community support programs such as the Annual Valley Regional High School Art Show, the EAA fosters the talents of young artists by providing substantial scholarship awards. Most of these awards are possible only through the generous bequests from EAA members and supporters.

It is our supporting members, through their dues, donations, and active volunteer participation who enable us to broaden our exposure of the arts to our local communities. Whether you are an emerging artist, established artist, "just a weekend painter" or simply an art lover, we welcome and depend upon the participation of each of our members for every aspect of running the EAA from joining our Council to donating refreshments. The EAA provides a venue for showing and selling, backs you up with our advertising and promotional program, and provides you with professional gallery services.

If you want to help increase the awareness and availability of the arts in our communities and meet a great group of people, come to our smashing opening receptions, or join in the fun of mounting shows, an EAA membership is for you!

Membership Categories

Supporting Member
Chose this category if you have no interest in becoming an Elected Artist member but do want to be an active member of the EAA. When you become a Supporting Non-Artist Member you will receive all the basic benefits of membership.

Associate Artist Member
Choose this category if you are an artist and want to attain Elected Artist status. At this level you will receive all the basic benefits of an EAA membership, including reduced Associate Artist Member show entry fees, and begin working towards becoming an Elected Artist Member.

Elected Artist Member
Becoming an Elected Artist member is a significant achievement in any artist's career. Attaining this level of membership means that you have had works accepted in three separate  juried art shows within a five-year period. This means your works have passed through the stringent entrance requirements of at least three qualified judges.

In this category you receive some important special benefits; one show each season exclusively for Elected Artist Members, and the lowest show entry fees.

Lifetime Elected Artist Member
Once you have been an Elected Artist Member for three years, you may choose to become a Lifetime Elected Artist member by paying this one-time fee. As a Lifetime Elected Artist Member, your membership rights and benefits remain fully active and the only fees you'll ever pay will be for show entries, which are lower for this category than any other artists, as well as for established, working artists.

Membership forms are available on the Forms page. Click here.