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BECOME A MEMBER
  
All Membership Benefits:
New Memberships are for one year have $15 service fee in addition to member fee.  Renewals are only the member fee.
  • Exhibition opportunities are available for artists of all experience levels at discounted member pricing
  • Discounted pricing on OPAL art classes, workshops, and special programs
  • Discounted pricing on Figure Drawing and Figure Sculpting Drop-In Sessions
  • Waived transaction fees for art classes and summer camp registrations
  • Monthly newsletter with information on upcoming events and exhibitions, as well as member accomplishments
  • Monthly Members only events and tours
 
Community Membership Levels:   JOIN HERE!
  • Student ($25/year) – Available to anyone under the age of 18 years old, or with a valid student ID
    *Please provide the name and contact information for a parent/guardian for members under the age of 18 years old
  • Individual ($50/year) – Available to adults over the age of 18 years old *This membership provides benefits to one person only and we request 5h/ year volunteering at OPAL
  • Household ($75/year) – Available to families or groups of adults and children that occupy the same residence and we request 5h/ year volunteering at OPAL
  • Donor ($100/year) – A Standard Donor Membership is the building block of our community and will provide benefits of the Household Membership as well as free admission to all our Gallery Art Appreciation workshops and a 10% discount on all art sales.
  • Friend of the League ($500)Friends of the League who are able to contribute at a higher level enjoy all the privileges of Standard Donor Membership and a brick in our courtyard will be inscribed with their name.
  • Sustaining Fellow ($1,000/ year)Sustaining Fellows enjoy all the privileges of Friend of the League membership and will be credited in our annual catalog which is included in the Smithsonian Archive. 
  • Patron of the Art ($2,500/ year)Patrons of the Arts will take a place of honor within the list of philanthropists who have make OPAL and Oak Park the thriving communities we enjoy. They enjoy all the privileges of Sustaining Fellows are invited to schedule the Carriage House Gallery and garden for a private event that fits within the size, dates and hours that the space can be used

Artist Memberships  JOIN HERE!

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.
 
BENEFITS OF ARTIST MEMBERSHIP
  • 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 be included in OPAL's Annual Catalog that is included in our Smithsonian Archive
  • 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
  • Monthly free member-only events
  • 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.

    ARTIST MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS

  • Artist Members are expected to be actively engaged in the process of making art.
  • New Artist Members are required to fill out all questions in the application regarding their approach to their craft and to sharing their vision.
  • Payment of annual membership Dues – $100 (not tax-deductible) or $60 with yearly responsibility of a minimum 6 hours of volunteering with OPAL in house or outreach (Artist member is responsible to contact the gallery to arrange their hours)
  • New Artist Members must pay a one-time $15 processing fee + Artist Membership dues 
  • Artist Membership is valid for one year and can be renewed.
  • In situations of financial need, membership dues may be waved in exchange for volunteer hours. This is done on a case by case basis and negotiated by the Executive Director.

Business Membership Levels  JOIN HERE!

  • OPAL Exhibition Partner- $1500

    • Only one Business Partner per month-long exhibition (9 total from Fall-Spring)

    • Logo placement on all exhibition materials in the gallery or online.

    • Integrated 2 month social media marketing campaign including multiple mentions of your organization with hyperlinks back to your website or other social network site

    • Private tour and cocktail party for your organization during the exhibition

    • Individual membership privileges extended to everyone in your organization for three month period starting a month before your exhibition and ending with the month after. This includes access to all Member-Only events and full membership discounts on classes, workshops and art appreciation tours and lectures

    • 2 months your logo ad hyperlinked in our newsletter

    • Full page color ad in the annual Spring Artist Member Catalog (printed annually in April & added to the official OPAL archive with the Smithsonian Museum)

    • Engraved brick with your organization's name in OPAL's Century Club Courtyard  

    • On the sponsorship page of our website, year-long listing with a link to your website.

    • Invitation for up to 20 people to the Summer Garden Party.

  • OPAL Sponsor of the Arts - $1000

    • Full page ad in the Spring Artist Member Catalog (printed annually in April & added to the official OPAL archive with the Smithsonian Museum)

    • Logo on all promotional material for OPAL’s 3 months of linked summer exhibitions

    • Your logo ad hyperlinked in our newsletter in month of your choosing

    • On the sponsorship page of our website, year-long listing with a link to your website.

    • Invitation for up to 10 people to the Summer Garden Party

  • Standard Business Membership - $500

    • Full page ad in the Spring Artist Member Catalog (printed annually in April & added to the official OPAL archive with the Smithsonian Museum)

    • Invitation for up to 4 people to the Summer Garden Party

  • Business Ad - $100

    • Business card size ad in the Spring Artist Member Catalog (printed annually in April & added to the official OPAL archive with the Smithsonian Museum)

    • Invitation for 2 people to the Summer Garden Party


In Person:
  • Gallery hours are Monday-Friday: 1-5pm, and Saturday: 1-4pm. Membership fees are accepted by cash, check, and credit card when paying in OPAL’s gallery business office.