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

The Carlsbad-Oceanside Art League is a member-based organization and is 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 also be involved in a community of like-minded artists with invaluable experience. Review our activities information flyer.

Membership Application: Please read the instructions above before applying. Apply online today here. Questions: Please direct them to the Membership Chair @ [email protected]

To Become a Member Read On …..

To become a COAL member, things you need to know:

  • Members, please review our Members Info and Supplemental Flyer. It is an overview of all that we offer to artists who are considering joining us. View here.
  • Please submit (2) recent images for review to be emailed prior to applying. Computer communication skills are our means of providing you with information. send to [email protected].
  • Welcome Letter, explains our process and the opportunities we offer. Please take the time to review it before you consider joining us. View here.
  • Previous Members, Your fees are considered delinquent after January 31st, you will be selecting the New Member, payment processor to rejoin.
  • You must be at least 18+ years old.
  • Review the Art Categories to make certain your artwork will be accepted.
  • All Members must Host the gallery for one 3-hour shift a month if entering a Monthly Show.
  • Review and address your Volunteer interests.

Membership Fees

There are several types of membership you can apply for:

  • Renewal membership annual timeline: $100, due Dec 1, and becomes delinquent on January 31. Afterward, you must re-apply as a New Member and pay as noted on the prorated sheet. *All benefits apply.
  • New membership: $100/year + $15 one-time enrollment fee or as on the prorated sheet *All benefits apply.
  • Joint membership: $150/year (residing in the same household). *All benefits apply.
  • Full-time artist-student (18-23 years old): $60/year *Limited benefits apply
  • Patron Membership: $150/year: Support the gallery as an artist or non-member. * Thank you for your Gallery support.
  • Lifetime Membership: $800: As an artist * All benefits apply.
  • NOTE: If you are applying in NOV-DEC for Membership to enter the Holiday Small Image Show, the Open Annual Holiday SIS 2-month Show, closes in mid-October for entrance. So apply earlier to participate. Our regular Monthly Shows resume in January 2024. Thank you.

Become an active participant!

Every member of the Carlsbad-Oceanside Art League and North Coastal Art Gallery is requested to actively participate in helping our organization run smoothly for the benefit of all 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: Sign up here

  • Treasurer (BOD)
  • Co-Gallery Director of Operations
  • Offsite Show Coordinator
  • Data entry and management
  • Demo and Expression Team Assistant
  • Marketing/Publicity Director (Facebook, Instagram, Online activity)
  • Hospitality and Team Members
  • Reception Photographer