For Will Barnet
In his memory, the family has asked that all donations be made to the League for a scholarship fund.To donate online, please use this link. Click here to donate.
For Mary A. Frey
In her memory, the family has asked that all donations be made to The Art Students League of New York. Click here to donate.
For Marianne Gaston
In her memory, the family has asked that all donations be made to the League for a scholarship fund. To donate online, please use this link. Click here to donate.
For Gerry Strasser Hirsch
In his memory, the family has asked that donations may be made to the University of Pennsylvania, Center for Frontotemporal Dementia or The Art Students League of New York, Seeds of the League program. Click here to donate.
For Bruce A. Kurland
In his memory, the family has asked that all donations be made to the League for a scholarship fund. To donate online, please use this link. Click here to donate.
For Ruth Lieberman Schrero
In her memory, the family suggests a contribution to the Art Students League of New York or Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. To donate to the League, click here.
For Carolyn Sydell Schiff
In her memory, the family has asked that donations may be made to The Art Students League of New York. Click here to donate.
For Rosalind Yagoda Stern
In her memory, the family has asked that donations be made to the Garden City Jewish Center or The Art Students League of New York. Click here to donate.
Effective 2015: E-mails will be the primary source of contact from the League.
Please use the Member Information UPDATE FORM to verify or supply us with your current e-mail address.
There are currently almost 4,000 active members of the Art Students League of New York. As is reflected in the name, the League was started by art students who were determined to have a school where their needs and opinions were able to be voiced. As part of this plan the Membership was formed. The first memberships were those students and handful of instructors who would determine the structure and set down the parameters to guide the institution. Moving forward members were elected who showed the passion and commitment to the study of art and were willing to show their support and participate in the perpetuation of the League. What started as a grand experiment has resulted in a unique institution over 140 years young. Location, facilities, and even the classes taught have changed over the years – but not the passion and commitment of its membership.
Please follow the links below to learn more:
- Free admission to Members’ life sketch classes (Mon.–Fri., 5:00–6:30 pm)
- Reduced admission to weekend sketch / painting classes (at $8 per session)
- Voting rights and participation at the League Member Meetings (3 per year: April, October, December)
- Eligibility to serve on the League’s Board of Control
- Eligibility to apply for League grants and scholarships
- Eligibility to apply for certain Exhibition Outreach events throughout the year.
- Copies of League publications - Lines from the League and annual Course Catalog
- Eligibility to have exhibition information posted in special Members’ display case (Main Hall of the League's 57th Street building)
- Eligibility to List your artist website on the League's Pinterest board.
- Eligibility to List your exhibit online on the League's Pinterest board.
Membership Status: Renewals, Reinstatements, Voting Status
- Regular Member vs. Life Member
After ten years of active membership (upon the eleventh payment of dues) a member will be considered a Life Member of the Art Students League, entitling the member to all the privileges of membership—without any annual dues.
The membership year runs from September 1 through August 31 of any given year.
Annual Membership renewal payments, currently $35, are due August 31st of each year, regardless of the date of your initial payment.
Please note, the payment of the annual dues is the responsibility of the Member. In the past , the mailing of Renewal Letters was a courtesy by the League, which may be discontinued in future, and does not mitigate the Member’s responsibility in any way.
Please note that Membership dues are not the same as the annual Student Registration fee.
- Lapsed & Dropped Members
Lapsed: Members who do not renew by August 31st become Lapsed Members.
Dropped: Failure to renew within twelve months of becoming a Lapsed Member results in a member being Dropped. A Dropped Member is ineligible for membership benefits and must apply to the Board of Control for reinstatement.
A Reinstatement Request Letter (generated by the Registrars) and signed by the member, must be submitted to the Membership Dept. by the Thursday prior to the monthly Board of Control Meeting. Reinstatement will cost $70.
2016 deadline dates for submission: March 31, 2016; May 5, 2016; June 2, 2016; September 8, 2016; November 3, 2016; December 15, 2016
Note: There are no BoC meetings in July and August.
- Member Active / Inactive Voting Status
This voting status does not affect your Membership status.
Active voting status is a Member designation for those who vote or attend Member Meetings on a regular basis by either returning (completed) the yearly Ballot, OR by attending one of the three (3) yearly Member Meetings—October, December, April. Not doing one of the above will result in your status becoming inactive.
To restore your active voting status you will need to request a status change from the Board of Control. However, this request cannot be submitted within 30 days of a Members Vote.
Note: Keeping your address and other contact information up-to-date is crucial to our being able to mail our publications and other important information to you. Please use the Member Information UPDATE FORM whenever you have any changes to make.
|Member Meeting Dates
|Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Becoming a Member
Please read the document linked here to learn how to apply for League Membership.
|2015–16 Regular Session
||Tues., Sept. 8, 2015 – Sun., May 29, 2016
|End-of-Session Cleanout (League closed)
||Mon., May 30, 2016 – Sun., June 5, 2016
|2016 Summer Session
||Mon., June 6, 2016 – Sat., August 20, 2016
||Sun., March 27, 2016
||Mon., May 30, 2016
||Mon., July 4, 2016
Please include your name and League ID# with all correspondence.