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There are twelve types of membership: Elected Artist, Fellow, Fellow Maxima Cum Laude, Signature, Global Chapter, Associate Artist, Student Artist, Life Member, Honorary Member, Board Member, Associate Board Member, Patron and Benefactor. Membership dues are due in January of each year.

Elected Artist Members– $75 are those who have been approved by the Membership Committee of the National Board of Directors. Benefits: Member of a most prestigious art club, exhibit at Member Shows, Member online theme shows, eligible to exhibit in The Grand National Exhibition. The EAM is awarded a Member Card, Newsletters, AAPL GRAPE VINE – emails, Attend Annual meetings.

Fellow-$75 an the same benefits as an EAM. However, must be accepted in the Grand National Exhibition for three years. The Fellow is awarded a Fellow Certificate and a Fellow membership card and letter from the AAPL President.

Fellow Maxima Cum Laude– (Lat. very great honor) $75 and the same benefits as an EAM, however, must be accepted in the Grand National Exhibition for five years and win two AAPL awards. They will be awarded the Fellow Maxima Certificate and a Fellow Maxima membership card. Also, the FMCL will be eligible to advance to an AAPL Signature Membership. The FMCL membership category requires a majority vote approval by the National Board of Directors.
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Signature Member-$75 and the same benefits as an EAM and will have the honor to place AAPL after their name on all their works. This honor status is available only to Fellow Maxima Cum Laude members. Criterion: Winner of a national award, two Frank C. Wright Memorial Grand National AAPL awards or equivalent. Submit an essay “Why I should be honored the title of Signature Member”. The Signature Membership category requires a unanimous vote of approval by the National Board of Directors.
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International Chapter Member-$95 an the same benefits as an EAM. International Chapter Members will be an international group of artists supporting the mission of American Artists Professional League. Artists whose work promotes and advances the cause of American art in the style from traditional representational to traditional realism Click for online ICM Application Form.

Associate Artist Members-$55 Supporter of representational and traditional realism. Help to promote, encourage and advance the cause of fine arts in America. Associates Members are entitled to: complimentary Newsletters, AAPL Grape Vine, Membership Card, Annual National meeting and Member-Gallery. Artists may join and enter as a member in the Grand National open juried exhibition for ONE YEAR. The Artist must in the following year submit an application for Elected Artist Membership or remain a Patron supporter of American Artists Professional League.

Artist who have applied for Elected Membership status and are rejected will be given a one year Associated Artists Membership and may reapply at a later time.

Student Membership-$45 – Open to students under 21 years of age. They receive a Studiosum Membrum Card, single entry fee for “FAME”, Listed in Grand National Catalogue, Newsletters, Grape Vine, eligible for scholarship if attending High School or an accredited Art College, Presidents letter if accepted to “FAME”.

LIFE Member– $1000 Lifetime membership as an Artist or Art Supporter.

Honorary– Shall be those artists or non-artists, bestowed to an individual deemed by the Board of Directors and Officers to be an exceptional member.

Board Member– the policy managers of AAPL elected by the  board members. The Board in turn chooses the officers of AAPL, sets basic policy, and is responsible to the members.

Associate Board Member– Nonvoting advisor to the Board required attending three Board meetings annually and hold skills deemed vital to American Artists Professional League. The Board of Directors will confirm these appointments annually at the first meeting in January of the new year.

Patrons and Benefactors are those who consider our high objectives worthy of backing and would like to make a donation to our efforts through the American Artists Fund, the charitable, educational adjunct of the AAPL. Coherent fine art urgently needs the solid support of American art patrons.

Contribution levels for Patron and Benefactor membership are as follows:

Patron Member– $25 or more are listed in the catalogue.
Benefactor Member– $100 or more.

Patron and Benefactor Membership is fully tax deductible. Make all checks payable to the American Artists Fund and mail c/o The American Artists Professional League 47 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10003.
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