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VAE Raleigh is THE place for artists to get started, learn how to make it as an artist and get to know the creative community. We want you to meet other artists, learn, and get to the next level in your career!

Not only does membership get you discounts and access to VAE's programs, events, members-only exhibits and artist forums, it also supports VAE's work as a hub for creativity in the Triangle! Your contribution allows VAE to launch artists' careers, award grants + fellowships, and inform, empower, and inspire creative people to make a difference in their communities! JOIN TODAY!


Announcing our new three tiered artist membership levels, designed to suit artists + supporters of all kinds! Now anyone can join VAE starting at just $25 a year!

LEVEL 1 - $25 per year

  • Discounts on exhibit entry fees + program registrations
  • Free access to monthly artist groups
  • Invites to member social events
  • Special email offers + opportunities

LEVEL 2 - $75 per year

  • Discounts on exhibit entry fees + program registrations
  • Free access to monthly artist groups
  • Invites to member social events
  • Special email offers + opportunities
  • Low 30% commission rate on art sales (versus 50%)
  • 10% discount on all art purchases
  • Annual Report + mailed swag
  • Early registration opportunities
  • VIP Receptions / special previews / sneak peeks for exhibitions
  • Inclusion in our upcoming artist database
  • Inclusion in our VAE Artist Facebook group

HOUSEHOLD - $120 per year

  • All the benefits of Level 2 but for two people residing in the same household.

LEVEL 3 - $200 per year

  • Discounts on exhibit entry fees + program registrations
  • Free access to monthly artist groups
  • Invites to member social events
  • Special email offers + opportunities
  • Low 30% commission rate on art sales (versus 50%)
  • 10% discount on all art purchases
  • Annual Report + mailed swag
  • Early registration opportunities
  • VIP Receptions / special previews / sneak peeks for exhibitions
  • Inclusion in our upcoming artist database
  • Inclusion in our Facebook group
  • Four VIP Meet & Greet opportunities with curators, collectors, gallery owners, etc.
  • Two tickets to VAE’s end-of-year event or to the Ignite Creativity Summit

If you would like to become a VAE member but the membership fee is a financial barrier, please contact Laken (919.828.7834) today to start a conversation!

To join, donate or renew your membership now, click HERE.


Membership Benefit Overview

Exhibitions

  • Two non-juried member showcases annually, including a cash and carry show at the holidays and a summer members exhibition.
  •  Featured member exhibitions in The Lab (juried) and VAE Community Exchange Partner venues (non-juried) all year long.

Marketing + Artist Network

  • Membership is non-juried and artists are immediately part of VAE’s vast network of artists, educators, patrons and community leaders.
  • Exclusive members-only programming and networking events.

Education + Support

  • Members can meet with VAE staff to review your resume, artist’s statement, or give you advice about presentation and your portfolio.
  • VAE offers low-cost and free learning experiences, which members get to register for first at reduced rates. Topics include taxes, legal issues, preparing and applying for artist’s opportunities, networking and marketing.
  • Artist Groups – Currently, there are 5 artist groups that meet once a month (abstract & contemporary artists, photographers, 3-D artists, metalsmiths and the plein-air painters). These groups offer opportunities for peer review & support, and are free for members.

Save $$$

  • Low commissions on sales (30% for members, 50% for non-members.)
  • Free attendance to monthly artists’ nights, lecture series and artists’ groups.
  • Discounted entry and workshop fees and a 10% off purchases at VAE.