About Becoming a Member

Membership Information

ACGA welcomes all clay and glass artists, educators, collectors, art professionals and everyone interested in the creative practice and appreciation of the ceramic and glass arts. You must be a California resident to join ACGA. Our Association strives to provide valuable benefits to all its members. All members receive our bi-monthly newsletter. There is a jury process for members wishing to participate in the ACGA Festival, and some other exhibits and sales.

For questions about membership contact Emil Yanos .

Benefits of Membership

  • Members are eligible to apply for ACGA shows, online sales, and exhibitions.
  • Members receive a subscription to ACGA’s bi-monthly newsletter.
  • Members have voting privileges for electing ACGA’s Board of Directors
  • Members may post a public profile on ACGA’s website
  • Members may request a listing for Open Studios, Exhibitions, Workshops and Classes on ACGA’s EVENTS pages.

Jury Process

To learn about the Jury Process for participating in the annual ACGA Festival, please visit our Jury Process page. This year the Festival will be held in September in Palo Alto. Once you are accepted as a festival-eligible artist you may participate in the Annual Clay and Glass Festival, usually held in July, for as long as your membership with ACGA is held in good standing.  Deadline for Jury applications is July 10, 2021.

Membership Categories

ACGA MembershipGENERAL MEMBERSHIP (Individual)

Dues are $65 yearly. New members may join ACGA at any time. Membership renewal takes place during the month of December. There is a late fee of $10 for renewals after January 31st. New members joining after June 1st will pay only $45 for the remainder of the year.

CLICK HERE to become a General Member. Please create a new account.

COLLABORATIVE MEMBERSHIP (Two members working together on a single body of work.)

Dues are $75 yearly. New members may join ACGA at any time. Membership renewal takes place during the month of December. There is a late fee of $10 for renewals after January 31st. New members joining after June 1st will pay only $50 for the remainder of the year.

CLICK HERE to become a Collaborative Member. Please create a new account.

STUDENT MEMBERSHIP

Student membership is for full-time students at an academic institution.

Yearly dues are $15. Students are entitled to two years of student-rate membership. Membership renewal takes place during the month of December. There is a late fee of $10 for renewals after January 31st.  Students will be required to show proof of their full-time status as students.

BENEFITS OF STUDENT MEMBERSHIP

  • Subscription to ACGA’s bi-monthly newsletter.
  • A public profile on ACGA’s website.

CLICK HERE to become a Student Member. Please create a new account.

ACGA - Sponsor Membership

Sponsor Members are suppliers, retail outlets, galleries, businesses, art centers, individuals and institutions who support ACGA and its goals.

There are 2 different levels of Sponsor membership.

Gold Level:
Dues are $150 yearly. Membership renewal takes place during the month of December. There is a late fee of $10 for renewals after January 31st.

BENEFITS OF GOLD SPONSOR MEMBERSHIP

  • Inclusion in our website sponsor page
  • A link from ACGA.net to your website
  • Subscription to ACGA’s bi-monthly newsletter
  • Free event listing of your clay and glass related events on our website.
  • 3 text ad placements in newsletter (per year)

Platinum Level:
Dues are $250 yearly. Membership renewal takes place during the month of December. There is a late fee of $10 for renewals after January 31st.

BENEFITS OF PLATINUM SPONSOR MEMBERSHIP

  • Inclusion in our website sponsor page
  • A link from ACGA.net to your website
  • Subscription to ACGA’s bi-monthly newsletter
  • Unlimited text ad placements in newsletter
  • 50% off newsletter display ads with photo
  • ACGA Clay and Glass Festival booth 10% discount

CLICK HERE to become a Sponsorship Member.

CLICK HERE to see our current Sponsors

Vizzusi - Hot Glass - Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California
Landis - Artist At Work - Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California
Vizzusi - Hot Glass
Joy Imai: Soda Spraying - Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California
Carolyn Wang: loading a kiln - Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California