Join / Renew Co|So

Since 1879, the Copley Society of Art has been a vibrant and welcoming arts society and gallery, comprised of talented artists, enthusiastic collectors, and energetic staff members.
We invite you to join us in our mission to promote the visual arts and artists in the Boston area and beyond.

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Artist

Learn more about the benefits of Professional Artist Membership and how to apply.

An artist must become a member before exhibiting their work at Co|So. To apply to become an Artist Member, please fill out a Preliminary Application and send it along with four high resolution digital images (300 dpi) of your work. You may apply via our online form or print out the application here.

• Exhibition opportunities (solo, group, and all-member juried shows)
• Discounts at local frame and art supply stores
• Artist Exchange social evenings
• Opportunities to teach a workshop
• Access to our Monthly Message newsletter

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Student

Discover all the great opportunities Student Membership offers emerging artists, and download an application.

In an effort to remain true to our founders and original mission as the Boston Art Students Association (BASA), full time visual arts students (at the college level and higher) are encouraged to join Co|So, beginning with a Preliminary Application at no-cost. Once accepted, students are entitled to many of the benefits available to artist members at the gallery. To apply to become a Student Member, please complete a Preliminary Application and send along with four digital high resolution (300 dpi) images of your work.

• No recurring fee
• Meet with professional artists
• Learn about the fine arts

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Patron
Help support our educational and community outreach programs and receive special discounts and invitations

Patron membership is greatly appreciated and relied upon to help support the educational community outreach programs so essential to the organization's mission, which was set forth more than 138 years ago. Different levels of patron membership are available with various benefits.
 

• John Singleton Copley - $1,000
Benefits include inviations to previews and exhibitions, advance notice of special events, a chance to win original artwork by Copley Society artists, a 10% discount on gallery purchases (up to $250 per piece), and two tickets to the annual Fresh Paint Gala.
• John Singer Sargent - $500
Benefits include invitations to previews and exhibitions, advance notice of special events, a chance to win original artwork by Copley Society artists, 10% discount on gallery purchases (up to $250 per piece), and one ticket to the annual Fresh Paint Gala.
• Mary Cassatt - $250
Benefits include invitations to previews and exhibitions, advance notice of special events, a chance to win original artwork by Copley Society artists, and a 10% discount on gallery purchases (up to $250 per piece).
• Winslow Homer - $125
Benefits include invitations to previews and exhibitions, advance notice of speical events, and a chance to win original artwork by Copley Society artists.

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Corporate Sponsor
Help support our educational and community outreach programs and receive special discounts and invitations

The Copley Society of Art is America's oldest nonprofit arts organization. Throughout its rich history, the Copley Society has been sustained by individuals who believe in and support the importance of art in our communities. Institutions like yours that are committed to making a difference in their communities are integral to the life of venerable nonprofit organizations like the Copley Society of Art.

• Access to Patron Preview nights
• Invitations to exclusive gallery events

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    The Gallery accepts all major credit cards and personal checks. All sales are final.
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  • Questions
    Please direct all question to the gallery by email or telephone.