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Since 1879, the Copley Society of Art has been a vibrant and welcoming arts society and gallery, comprised of talented artists, enthusiastic collectors, and energetic staff members.
We invite you to join us in our mission to promote the visual arts and artists in the Boston area and beyond.

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Artist

Learn more about the benefits of Professional Artist Membership and how to apply.

An artist must become a member before exhibiting their work at Co|So. To apply to become an Artist Member, please complete a Preliminary Application and send it along with four high resolution digital images (300 dpi) of your work.

• Exhibition opportunities (solo, group, and all-member juried shows)
• Discounts at local fram and art supply stores
• Artist Exhange social evenings
• Members-only rates for our Copley Workshop Program
• Opportunities to teach a workshop
• Access to our Monthly Message newsletter

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Student

Discover all the great opportunities Student Membership offers emerging artists, and download an application.

In an effort to remain true to our founders and original mission as the Boston Art Students Association (BASA), full time visual arts students (at the college level and higher) are encouraged to join Co|So, beginning with a Preliminary Application at no-cost. Once accepted, students are entitled to many of the benefits available to artist members at the gallery. To apply to become a Student Member, please complete a Preliminary Application and send along with four digital high resolution (300 dpi) images of your work.

• No recurring fee
• Meet with professional artists
• Learn about the fine arts

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Co|So Circle

We bring together young professionals around exploring and understanding the fine arts.

Founded in 2005 by emerging collectors who were itnerested in learning more about fine arts, the Circle is dedicated to increasing opportunities for season and aspiring art enthusiasts to meet artists, view exceptional works, and acquire a comfort with (and basica understanding of) fine art. For many young professionals, the world of find arts has been intimidating, or even unapproachable, and the goal of understanding, assessing, and collecting fine art has been elusive. Yet, many of these individuals are intruigued by the art world and want to learn more.

  • 10% off all purchases at the Copley Society of Art
  • Free admission to Circle Events
  • Learn about the fine arts
  • Gain an appreciation and understanding of the art world
  • Private art collection tours
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Patron
Help support our educational and community outreach programs and receive special discounts and invitations

Patron membership is greatly appreciated and relied upon to help support the educational community outreach programs so essential to the organization's mission, which was set forth more than 138 years ago. Different levels of patron membership are available with various benefits.
 

• John Singleton Copley - $1,000
Benefits include inviations to previews and exhibitions, advance notice of special events, a chance to win original artwork by Copley Society artists, a 10% discount on gallery purchases (up to $250 per piece), and two tickets to the annual Fresh Paint Gala.
• John Singer Sargent - $500
Benefits include invitations to previews and exhibitions, advance notice of special events, a chance to win original artwork by Copley Society artists, 10% discount on gallery purchases (up to $250 per piece), and one ticket to the annual Fresh Paint Gala.
• Mary Cassatt - $250
Benefits include invitations to previews and exhibitions, advance notice of special events, a chance to win original artwork by Copley Society artists, and a 10% discount on gallery purchases (up to $250 per piece).
• Winslow Homer - $125
Benefits include invitations to previews and exhibitions, advance notice of speical events, and a chance to win original artwork by Copley Society artists.

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Corporate Sponsor
Help support our educational and community outreach programs and receive special discounts and invitations

The Copley Society of Art is America's oldest nonprofit arts organization. Throughout its rich history, the Copley Society has been sustained by individuals who believe in and support the importance of art in our communities. Institutions like yours that are committed to making a difference in their communities are integral to the life of venerable nonprofit organizations like the Copley Society of Art.

• Access to Patron Preview nights
• Invitations to exclusive gallery events

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Friend
Help support our educational and community outreach programs and receive special discounts and invitations

Help support our educational and community outreach programs and receive special discounts and invitations

• Inclusion in mailing lists
• Information about gallery and exhibition events
• No recurring fee
• Learn about the fine arts

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    The Gallery accepts all major credit cards and personal checks. All sales are final.
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  • Questions
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