Professional Membership at the Copley Society is a juried application process. A Membership Committee comprising prominent members of the Copley Society reviews applications throughout the year. Professional Artist Membership is highly competitive.
I. Preliminary Applications for Professional Artist Membership will be accepted year round. All applicants must be 18 years of age or older. A $60 non-refundable preliminary application fee applies. For more details, please refer to the Preliminary Artist Membership Application (above).
II. If your preliminary application is accepted, you will be given a list of dates for optional information sessions held at the gallery. In this meeting, we will go over the specifics of the application and the review process to give you a better idea of what to expect and how to prepare.
III. In your preliminary acceptance letter you will be given a date for your submission to the Membership Committee. All materials required in the Professional Membership Application form must arrive at the gallery in the week prior to and including the deadline accorded you. This final application carries a $100 fee.
Digital images must be saved on CD as jPEG files of 300 dpi resolution (approx. size: 4x6) with file names in the format: "LastName_FirstName_Number_Title" (for example: Doe_John_1_TitleofFirstPiece). Three views of each 3D artwork are recommended. All images must be professionally presented: frames should not be visible, and colors should match those of the original piece as closely as possible.
Delivery: Feel free to drop off completed preliminary applications in person or send them by mail:
EMAILED SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Benefits of Membership:
Include but are not limited to: exhibition opportunities (solo, group, and all-member juried shows) in our two upstairs galleries on Newbury Street, as well as occasional offsite locations; constant exposure in our ongoing small works show in the Lower Gallery; invitation to our Artist Exchange social evenings; members-only rates for our Copley Workshop Program art classes, as well as the opportunity to teach a workshop; access to our Monthly Message newsletter, containing information on residencies, scholarships, and calls to art; discounts at local art stores and framing studios; and much more.