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The Art League welcomes artists of all backgrounds and experiences and encourages individuals working within a variety of traditional and contemporary practices to join. Artist Members move forward a nearly 100-year tradition and share history with Founding Members and other notable artists who value(d) the Art League as a place for community and artist collaboration.
  • Eligible to submit works in OPAL’s Juried Artist Member Exhibition (Fall)
  • Eligible to exhibit works in OPAL’s Non-Juried Artist Member Exhibition (Spring)
  • Eligible to have artwork selected for solo and group exhibitions at OPAL partner venues
  • Elevated presence through the Artist Members page on OPAL’s website
  • Invitation to submit information and images to OPAL’s bi-monthly newsletter, promoting participation in shows, awards, and special projects
  • Opportunity to be selected as a featured artist on OPAL’s website, including online portfolio gallery
  • Discounts for OPAL art classes, workshops, and entry fees for monthly exhibitions
  • Waived transaction fees for art classes and summer camp registrations
  • Discounts on Drop-in Figure Drawing and Figure Sculpting Sessions
  • Monthly newsletter with information on upcoming events and exhibitions, as well as member accomplishments
  • Additionally, all OPAL Members are invited to engage in special events, which include guest lectures on art-related topics, professional development workshops, and fundraisers to benefit building maintenance, educational programming, and student scholarships
  • Payment of annual Membership Dues – $100 (not tax-deductible)
  • OPAL Artist Members interested in volunteering time and resources, to benefit the art league, can join at a $60 level.
  • New Artist Members must pay a one-time $15 processing fee + Artist Membership dues
  • Membership dues must be current to receive Artist Member benefits
  • Artist Membership is valid for one year and can be renewed.


Artist interested becoming an artist member can contact the gallery at or call (708)386-9853 during gallery hours. 


*NEED-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS If you are interested in a need-based scholarship in exchange for Artist Membership, please contact the Membership Coordinator at