California Art Club has three categories of membership into which artists are either juried or elected, and the number of members in each of these categories is limited:

The organization conducts annual jurying for Artist members each fall, for which only current Associate Artists are eligible to submit artwork for consideration as an Artist or Out-of-State Artist member.

Signature Artists — the top tier of CAC Artist Membership – are elected to this status by the CAC Board of Directors and a panel of their peers.