How do I become a member of the California Art Club?
There are two types of membership: Artist and Art Enthusiast (Patron). Join online now.
Artist: The Artist categories of memberships include Associate Artist, Artist, Out-of-State Artist, Signature Artist, Student Artist, and Mentorship Program members. All new members join at the Associate Artist, Mentorship Program or Student Artist categories. Once each year, all current Associate Artist members are invited to apply for consideration as a juried Artist or Out-of-State Artist members. Mentorship Program membership is open only to applicants under the age of 32.
Art Enthusiast: The Art Enthusiast categories include Patron, Benefactor, and Collectors’ Circle members, and they are geared towards individuals who wish to support the Club, meet fellow art collectors and patrons, and meet artists through participating in a variety of events and activities. The Collectors’ Circle is an exclusive category for collectors of all levels, offering special privileges including tours of renowned artists’ studios, art dinners, visits to collectors’ private homes, and invitations to special events, such as the Collectors’ Circle Preview Dinner for the Annual Gold Medal Exhibition.
For more info please see our Membership page.
How do I become a juried Artist member?
The number of juried Artist members in the California Art Club is limited by our bylaws, and, as a result, the number of new Artist members accepted each year is relatively small. Jurying for new Artist members takes place once a year; current Associate Artist members will receive an email that announces the process, required materials and deadlines. For more information about the process, visit Annual Jurying for Juried Artist Membership.
How do I purchase artwork from your exhibitions?
The original works offered for sale on this site can be purchased by phone or via e-mail. We accept all major Credit Cards, or you can arrange with us to mail a check to our office. Please contact us for availability prior to sending in payment via mail. All payments via check will be held until the check clears our bank.
California residents will be required to add applicable sales tax.
Local pick-up is available at the gallery or museum where the artwork is on exhibit during a designated date and timeframe after the close of the exhibition. Pick-up details for exhibitions vary, so please inquire when purchasing, and we will happily provide the date, time frame, and location for you at that time. Purchases that are picked up will be charged applicable sales tax for the location from where the artwork is collected.
Charges will vary based on size, weight, and destination, and are calculated separately for each work of art.
From Physical Exhibition Venues
At the time of purchase, if you indicate that you would like an artwork shipped to you, our logistics partner will be in touch 2-3 weeks after the close of the exhibition to arrange delivery details and to accept payment for shipping.
From On-line Virtual Exhibitions
In the case of purchasing artwork from one of our on-line (virtual) exhibitions, shipping charges will be calculated and collected by the California Art Club at the time of purchase. The shipping costs will be added to the invoice. Artwork will be shipped via FedEx with tracking information. Artwork may be sent prior to the close of the exhibition.
For more information or to inquire further about art sales, please call us at (626) 583-9009, or e-mail us at email@example.com. We are available during business hours Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., and one of our team members will be happy to assist you.
All purchases benefit the California Art Club as well as the artists and enable us to continue providing educational programs in support of traditional fine arts knowledge in the fields of painting, drawing and sculpture.
We appreciate your patronage!
How do I list information in the CAC Newsletter?
There are four areas in which you may list information in the California Art Club Newsletter: Museum/Gallery Exhibitions, Membership News, Paint/Sculpt-Outs and Calls For Entries.
To send information through the mail, please address the correspondence to:
California Art Club
Attention: Newsletter Submission for __________ (please specify which area)
65 South Grand Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91105
Newsletter. submission may also be emailed, with “Newsletter Submission for ______________” in the subject line, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please contact the CAC Office at 626/583-9009 for the current submission deadline.
Can I promote my workshops on the CAC website?
For a nominal fee, current CAC members may list their workshops on the website.
How many regional Chapters does CAC have?*
We currently have more than 10 chapters throughout the state. Visit the CAC Chapters page for a complete list. All of our chapters are volunteer-based.
For more information about our chapters, or if you are interested in organizing a chapter in your area, please email email@example.com.
How much does it cost to place an ad in the CAC Newsletter?
A quarter-page ad in California Art Club Newsletter costs $550 for a one-time ad, or $400 per ad for insertions in four consecutive issues. Advertising is particularly geared to art services, such as framers, art suppliers, etc. The newsletter has a circulation of more than 6,000 copies, and is distributed to members as well as museums, galleries, libraries, schools and other art organizations nationwide.
Can I become a member if I live outside of California?
Yes, there is no requirement that members be residents of California, and the organization offers Associate Artist and Patron membership throughout the United States and internationally. Click here to join. There is also a juried artist membership category for Out-of-State Artists. If you are juried into Artist membership, and live outside of California, you will automatically be designated as an Out-of-State Artist member. Similarly, if you are an Artist member residing in the state of California and then move out of state, you will automatically become an Out-of-State Artist member.
How can I obtain information about past CAC members?
In 2011, CAC opened our California Impressionism and Western Art Research Library in Pasadena, in addition to maintaining a large archive of materials on the early years of the organization. View our online History section to review information on early CAC members, CAC presidents, and much more. If you are interested in visiting the Library, please contact us to make an appointment.
Our archives are continually growing as new materials are uncovered. If you have any information regarding deceased CAC members, we welcome the opportunity to receive originals or copies of materials about them (obituaries, exhibition brochures and listings, etc.) to build our archives, especially as they relate to the California Art Club. Please send materials to the California Art Club Archives, 65 S. Grand Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105.
How can I visit the California Impressionism and Western Art Research Library?
The library is open by appointment only during regular business hours, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please contact us to make an appointment. The library is non-circulating; books may not be checked out.
Can you help me identify an artwork I own?
If you would like us to assist you in researching an artist or artwork, we charge a fee of $75/hour. Please call the CAC Office at (626) 583-9009 to pay with a credit card, and we will be happy to look into your question. (CAC does not guarantee that we will be able to provide an answer to your question.)
Please be aware that CAC is NOT qualified to give appraisals of artwork. The following list of national professional associations and organizations may provide further assistance. CAC is not affiliated with any of the following organizations.
- American Society of Appraisers– (800) 272-8258
- Appraisers Association of America – (212) 889-5404
- Appraisal Foundation
- International Society of Appraisers – (312) 224-2567
- Art Dealers Association of America – (212) 940-8590
Is my donation to CAC tax-deductible?
Yes, the California Art Club is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, and as such, all donations are tax deductible. If you send CAC a donation, you will receive a thank you letter specifying the amount that is tax deductible. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Membership dues are not considered a donation, but may be tax deductible as a business expense; please consult your tax advisor.