Membership Organizations

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 212-330-8225

Photographic Society of America PSA Headquarters, 3000 United Founders Blvd., Suite 103 Oklahoma City OK 73112-3940, 405.843.1437 f: 405.843.1438

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 212-675-8257 Fax (212) 675-1616

Founded 1889

Transsexual Artists' Guild

Women's Caucus for Art Box 1498 Canal St. Station, NY, NY. 10013

Women in the Arts Foundation, Inc., 1175 York Avenue, #2G, New York, NY 10021

Artists Network 158 Church St., PMB #20, New York, NY 10007

Graphic Artists Guild 90 John St, Suite 403, New York, NY 10038-3202