Membership

When you join SOPA, you become a member of a supportive artist community centered in South Pasadena.  Our focus is with connecting artists with each other and with the many resources available throughout Los Angeles – an exciting place for new faces and new dialogues about art.
Membership dues:  $75 Annually

Member Benefits

Ø  Monthly meet-ups
Ø  Participation in Members’ Group Exhibits and ArtWalk events
Ø  Eligible for solo or team Feature Exhibit
Ø  Discounts on workshops
Ø  Exposure via SOPA website, Facebook page, email list and promotions
Ø  Develop connections and resources within a supportive community of artists

Monthly meet-ups provide an open invitation to meet with other artists within the collective to gain feedback on works-in-progress, critique, resources and information.  Excellent opportunity to develop relationships within a supportive community of artists.

SOPA’s Facebook page is designed to develop connection within our community of artists.  The page share a range of news and notes about the members of the SOPA Collective, including upcoming exhibition events featuring Collective members and other items of general interest are posted.

SOPA’s Group Exhibitions feature the work of SOPA’s Resident Artists and members of the SOPA Collective.  Annual city-wide ArtWalk events (sponsored by the City of South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce) occur 4 – 5 times a year. 

Solo Exhibitions or Teamed Feature Exhibitions for members are available in SOPA’s Gallery, with curatorial and other assistance provided.  To qualify for a solo or teamed Feature Exhibition a meeting and review of your portfolio or exhibition proposal will be arranged.  Typically, members participate in at least on group show before scheduling a Feature Exhibition.

Members also receive invitations to attend free presentation events, receive discounts on workshops hosted by SOPA Studios, and receive the benefits of a wider audience through exposure on the SOPA website and Facebook pages. 

To become a member, please follow up your studio visit with completion of SOPA’s New Member Registration Form indicating the range of your interests.

SOPA Membership Registration
If you have not already met with the studio’s director during a SOPA event or privately, please request an appointment to do so.  If you have already become acquainted with the studio and its membership program, submit your completed registration following directions provided on the New Member Registration Form.  

Lisa Marsh / Director
1025 Hope Street
South Pasadena, CA 91030

We look forward to your participation!