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When you join the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey as a member, you believe that art matters. Your support enables the Art Center to bring art to under-served communities, exhibit the work of contemporary artists, host engaging programming series, and so much more. We offer a variety of benefits: from class tuition discounts to special gifts and the opportunity to be part of the annual Marylou Hillyer Members Show & Sale.

During the month of September, join or at a Sustaining Level this September and receive a free Art Center apron! Already a Member? Call 908.273.9121 x227 to upgrade to a Sustaining Level and receive a free apron, as well!


Member Events


The Art Center hosts multiple events for Members only throughout the year.


Member Artists


Members at the Friend Level and above


Sustaining Level Members will benefit from the Art Center’s status as a member of the North America Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association.  This association of nearly 700 arts and cultural institutions across North America  exchanges member with qualified organizations. Art Center Members, at the Artist / Friend Level and above, can access benefits at participating institutions, including free admission and discounts. Learn more about NARM.

We invite you to explore the opportunities and join us today as a Member at the level of your choice!



Individual $60

Individual benefits for adults (age 18 and over)

  • Unlimited free gallery admission
  • Members-Only tuition rate on Studio School classes
  • Invitations to Members-only events
  • Eligibility to participate in annual Marylou Hillyer Members Show & Sale
  • Discounted admission to selected special events and programs
  • Discounts on exhibition catalogues
  • Discounts at area businesses



For Seniors and College students (18 years and older). Must show proof of age or present college ID (presented in person or via fax). Please call 908.273.9121 or visit the Art Center to join at this level.

Senior Discount Membership $35

Seniors and College students (18 years and older). Must show proof of age or present college ID (presented in person or via fax). This Membership Level cannot be purchased online.

Dual/Family $100

All Individual Benefits +

  • Discount on Kids’ or Adult Art Party
  • Invitation to Members-Only “Meet & Greet” with Guest Speaker at select Thursday Evening Salon Series


Friend $125

All Dual / Family Benefits +

  • North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM): Receive member privileges in 750+ museums (Learn more about NARM)
  • One set of Art Center note cards
  • Two guest passes for free gallery admission

Contributor $250

All Friend Benefits +

  • One complimentary catalogue from each exhibition ($30 value)
  • Name recognition on the Annual Report

Supporter $500

All Contributor Benefits +

  • One complimentary Individual Membership to give as a gift
  • One-year subscription to Art News magazine ($20 value)

Benefactor $1,000

All Supporter Benefits +

  • One complimentary Dual/Family Membership to give as a gift
  • Special preview of the exhibition installation with curatorial staff
  • VIP Curator’s Tour for each exhibition
  • Name recognition on the Art Center's Donor Wall

Art Patron $2,500

All Benefactor Benefits +

  • Exhibition catalogues signed by the artist($30 value)
  • Invitation to Director’s Circle Special Event
  • Guided tour of a select NYC Galleries with Curator
  • Invitations to exclusive events, such as visits with Curator to galleries and private collections



NOTE: Please allow 30 days to receive membership card(s). Memberships are valid for one full year from the date of issue. Membership dues are tax-deductible and are non-refundable with no exceptions.