Join the Sanford Brush & Palette Club Today!
Our members range in experience from hobbyists to established artists and work in a variety of media from oils, acrylics and watercolor to mixed media, clay art and sculpture. Our organization welcomes artists, art teachers and art aficionados. If you’re a newcomer to the area, just beginning your artistic journey or interested in supporting the arts in our community, you may find the Sanford Brush & Palette Club (SBPC) an excellent way to make new friends, find support or just share creative ideas.
This membership is for artists of all experience levels, 18 or older, interested in promoting the visual arts in our community.
♦ Display your artwork in local venues.
♦ Enter our members-only Annual Art Show and other Exhibition opportunities.
♦ Participate in Artist Workshops offered by talented instructors.
♦ Display and sell art in our online gallery.
♦ Serve as a Board or Committee Member.
♦ Network with fellow artists and share ideas
Membership $45 per year
Are there eligibility requirements?
Yes. Artist Membership is for adults who live or work in Lee County (includes the areas of Sanford and Broadway which may be in an adjacent county). Those taking classes with an SBPC member are also eligible – even if they don’t live in the area.
Art Teachers who actively teach visual arts in the Lee County Public School System need not reside in the area.
Sustaining Members need not reside in the area.
How much are the Membership dues?
Member dues for Artist and Sustaining Members are $45 per calendar year; dues are not prorated or refunded.
Membership is free for Art Teachers who teach K-12 in the Lee County Public School System.
Can I join at any time?
Yes. There is no jurying process.
First-time Members joining before September 1st are considered current year members. For those joining on or after September 1st, the payment covers the following year as well.
When do I renew my membership?
Renewal is on a calendar year basis and the deadline for payment of membership dues is January 31st. You will receive at least 2 reminders (typically by email/mail). If you have not renewed by the deadline, you are considered an expired member.
If you still meet the membership eligibility requirements, you may pay the dues and rejoin.
If you no longer meet the membership eligibility requirements, you will not be able to rejoin.
When can I participate in The Annual Art Show?
The SBPC Annual Art Show is open to all Artists, Art Teacher and Lifetime members who are engaged in the the activities of the club.
New Artist & Art Teacher Members must join prior to September 1st and current or returning members must renew their memberships by paying their dues prior to February 1st.
An active membership means regular attendance at SBPC meetings as well as volunteering to serve as a board or committee member on an as needed basis.
Where and when are the Membership meetings?
The General Membership meetings and Information Sessions are held in the auditorium of the Mann Center, 507 N. Steele Street, Sanford, NC.