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Join the Carlsbad-Oceanside Art League! Apply for membership today!

Carlsbad-Oceanside Art League is a member-based organization and it’s owned and run by our artists. By becoming a member, not only you will gain access to our monthly shows at the North Coastal Art Gallery and all our annual programs, but a community of like-minded artists and invaluable experience with the art market.

Do you qualify?

To become a COAL member you need:

  • To be 17+ years old
  • To be a working artist
  • Pay your annual membership dues
  • Host the gallery (work at the front desk) for one 3-hour shift a month
  • Choose your ongoing volunteer assignment

Membership types and fees

There are several types of membership you can apply for:

  • Full-time artist-student (17-23 years old): $30/year
  • Regular membership: $87/year + $15 one-time enrollment fee
  • Lifetime membership: $700
  • Joint membership (2 people / same household): $100/year + $15 one-time enrollment fee
  • Associate membership (don’t have to be an artist): $25/year + $15 one-time enrollment fee

If you become a member in March or a later month of the year, the fees will be prorated. You will find a table of prorated fees on page 2 of the Membership application form.

Become an active member!

Every member of the Carlsbad-Oceanside Art League and North Coastal Art Gallery is actively participating in helping our organization run smoothly for the benefit of our members, gallery visitors, and art collectors.

What is your strong suit? We are always seeking help in the areas of business, marketing, administration, IT, events, and others. Here’s a shortlist of the volunteer opportunities:

  • Website maintenance
  • Publicity team
  • Newsletter team
  • Take-in team
  • Installation team
  • Youth shows team
  • Reception team
  • Calendar assistant
  • Featured artists assistant
  • Assistant to Board of Directors
  • Gallery Directors
  • Data entry and management