About the Society

The Copley Society of Art, Co|So, is the oldest non-profit art association in the United States, with a history dating back to 1879.

The Copley Society of Art, Co|So, is the oldest non-profit art association in the United States, with a history dating back to 1879.

We currently represent over 400 living artist members, ranging in experience from students to nationally-recognized artists and in style from traditional and academic realists to contemporary and abstract painters, photographers, and sculptors.

The gallery hosts between 15 and 20 exhibitions each year, including solo exhibitions, thematic group shows, juried competitions, and fundraising events.

Dedicated to the enjoyment of visual arts, the organization provides a platform for arts cultivation while engaging and educating the public. Artist membership is comprised of contemporary and traditional artists admitted by a credentialed committee.

Co|So supports artist members by offering venues for exhibiting and selling their artwork and awards special status to those who have achieved distinction. Membership is open to both artists and patrons whose combined contributions help support the educational and community outreach programs, essential to the organization's mission since 1879.

Leadership

  • Suzan W. Redgate
    Executive Director
  • Aly Schuman
    Gallery Coordinator
  • Jacqueline Gertner
    Media Coordinator

Board Of Governors

Andrew Wiles
Elizabeth Ayer
Robin Copeland
Marcie Behmann
Kathy Scadden
Secretary
Geoffrey Teale Chalmers
Member at Large
Theodore E. Charles
President
Margaret Baseman
George Baxendale
Treasurer
Elaine Mangum
Vice President

Committee Chairs

Tim Neill
Chair of the Membership Committee
David Kasman
Chair of the Art Committee
Art Consulting
The Copley Society staff can assist with corporate art selections.We represent over 300 artists with a wide range of styles and media from oil to photography, watercolor and scupture.
Internships
The Copley Society of Art hosts a trimester internship program for qualified college students and recent graduates. The internships are unpaid, but provide a thorough and exciting introduction into the world of art galleries and non-profit associations. Applications are accepted year-round.
Our Artists
Co|So is pleased to provide a list of artists who are members of the Copley Society. When contacting any artist, please cite the Copley Society as your source.