Membership in the Sanford Brush & Palette Club (SBPC) is open to both artists and art-lovers.  Our membership dues are $45 per year for Artist Members and covers the entire membership year from January 1 to December 31.  See the “Become a Member” page for details.

Members support our mission while also enjoying many benefits such as monthly meetings with chances to network with other members, discounts on select classes and workshops, exhibition and sales opportunities, website presence and more.  An Artist’s Membership includes a Membership Directory, Newsletters, Voting privileges, and the following benefits:


General Membership Meetings

SBPC are generally held the 2nd Thursday of each month January through November at the Mann Center auditorium and/or through Zoom Technology.  Our meetings provide information about club events and business concerns.  From time-to-time, artists may share their knowledge, experience, resources, etc.  Before the meeting, artists have time to network. 

Classes & Workshops

JuliAnn Robinson, Workshop Chair, has put together a set of workshops in an effort “to develop a curriculum with diverse classes that would appeal to as many artists as possible, both Club members and non-Club members, as well as the inexperienced to experienced levels.”  Members also will enjoy discounts for select SBPC sponsored classes and workshops.

At the C Martin Workshop 3
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Exhibition & Sale Opportunities

Members exhibit their work at local venues including the Temple Theatre and Central Carolina Hospital.  In addition, each member can have their own Gallery Page on our website showcasing up to a dozen pieces of their artwork and their bio.  Our Annual Art Show is a signature event that provides artists an opportunity to showcase their talent and creativity, fulfill volunteer obligations and meet and talk with visitors. 

Community Outreach

The SBPC is known as a supportive group of artists who also use their talents to serve our community.  Our artists may teach classes, mentor students, offer demonstrations, or donate artwork for local causes.  Through our Art Angels program, the SBPC fulfills wish lists for art teachers.  One or more scholarships may be awarded to Lee County High School seniors planning to major in visual arts or an art related college degree. 

Karen Rushatz

Title background artwork is “Crazy Posies” by Doris Gulley