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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 member-only exhibition opportunties. 

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 Friend Level and above, can access benefits at participating institutions, including free admission and discounts. 

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


The Art Center offers a series of exclusive opportunties throughout the year for for our Members who are artists. 

The newly established Members’ Committee at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey work together to provide a forum for members of the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey to display their work to the public in a manner that showcases the quality, professionalism, and caliber of each participant and is rewarding and festive as well as an asset to the community. 

The Committee has four signature programs: 
1. The Summit Downtown Art Festival, in collaboration with Summit Downtown, that takes place in May. 
2. An Open Call for exhibitions curated by Members in the Strolling Gallery and Anne’s Place Gallery. The call for proposals is in the spirng of each year. 
3. Two Pop-up Exhibitions in September & May for Members only. The inaugural Pop-Up exhibition is scheduled for September 8-10, 2017. 
4. A Postcard Exhibit held in January/February 2018 as fundraiser and open to everyone. 

To reach the committee, e-mail with "Member Committee" in the Subject Line.


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 Member-only exhibition opportunties
  • 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


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
  • Name recognition on the Annual Report

Supporter $500

All Contributor Benefits +

  • One complimentary Individual Membership to give as a gift

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
  • Name recognition on the Art Center's Donor Wall

Art Patron $2,500

All Benefactor Benefits +

  • Exhibition catalogue signed by the artist($30 value)
  • 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.