Membership organizations and professional affiliations can offer you all kinds of benefits tailored to your discipline- employment information, networking opportunities, and publications potential to name a few. Memberships not only make you more informed about advances in your field, they also make you appear more informed, in short they look good on a resume. If you are planning to remain involved in the "fine" arts, a membership to CAA is a no-brainer, but don't take my word for it, do some research and see for yourself!
College Art Association
American Craft Council
Society of American Mosaic Artists
Society of American Graphic Artists
32 Union Square, Room 1214
New York, NY 10003
National Association of Independent Artists
The National Watercolor Society
915 S. Pacific Avenue, San Pedro, CA 90731, 1-800-486-8670
Professional Women Photographers
c/o Photographer's Unlimited
17 West 17th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10011
Photographic Society of America
PSA Headquarters, 3000 United Founders Blvd., Suite 103
Oklahoma City OK 73112-3940,
National Society of Mural Painters
c/o American Fine Arts Society,
215 West 57th St.
New York, NY 10019
Founded 1895, exhibitions, organizes and conducts competitions
American Society of Portrait Artists
2781 Zelda Road, Montgomery AL 36106
Web site with links to useful resources. Membership allows images on site, other special benefits
African-American Photographers Guild
Asian American Arts Alliance, Inc.
74 Varick St, Suite 302, NY, NY. 10013
Asian American Women Artists Alliance
136 15th St, Basement, Brooklyn, NY. 11215
Association of Hispanic Artists, Inc.
250 W. 26th St, 4th Fl
NY NY 10001-6737
Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club
802 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
National organization of professional women artists founded 1896
EN FOCO, INC.
32 East Kingsbridge Rd
Bronx NY 10468
For photographers of African, Asian, Latino and Native American heritage residing in the U.S.
Publishes Nuevo Luz Photographic Journal /Critical Mass. Has slide registry, critiques, etc.
Lesbians in the Visual Arts
www.lesbianarts.org870 Market St, #620,
San Francisco, CA 94102
National Association of Women Artists
80 Fifth Ave., Ste 1405, NY, NY. 10011
Fax (212) 675-1616
Transsexual Artists' Guild
Women's Caucus for Art
Box 1498 Canal St. Station, NY, NY. 10013
Women in the Arts Foundation, Inc.
firstname.lastname@example.org, 1175 York Avenue, #2G, New York, NY 10021
158 Church St., PMB #20, New York, NY 10007
Graphic Artists Guild
90 John St, Suite 403, New York, NY 10038-3202