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Benefits of Membership

The Philadelphia Sketch Club has been called “both a refuge and a source of support for more than eight generations of American artists.” We want you to be a part of that heritage. With a membership at the Philadelphia Sketch Club, you’ll enjoy many benefits, including:

  • A listing of your name and a link to your website on the Club’s Current Members page, where you can benefit from our Internet traffic.
  • A members-only directory to foster membership communication.
  • Opportunities to submit and show your work in upwards of 10 exhibitions per year, including a members only exhibition. This is an ideal chance to meet potential patrons.
  • Greatly reduced entrance fees; members can now enter their first piece to every show at just $10.00 and every subsequent entry at $10.00.
  • Special member rate for our printmaking and life drawing workshops, where artists come together to study these traditional forms of art and use a variety of materials. (We have the easels and tables if you have your supplies handy!)
  • Opportunity to bid on space for a solo exhibition in the Stewart Gallery, during our Annual Holiday Party.
  • Attend dinner meetings with pre-dinner presentations of special interest. These meetings help us get together, network, and have fun with other club members.
  • Access to the Portfolio, the Club’s monthly newsletter, and the opportunity to share news of your shows, projects, and awards with other members for free inside each edition. 
  • Access to the Club’s historic row house building (including our pool table, library, garden, archives, and sky-lit gallery) where you can meet new artists, share ideas, foster creativity, and enjoy the unique camaraderie of fellow artists.
  • Being a part of America’s oldest club, with the satisfaction of knowing that you are helping to support an organization and community with historical significance that loves art just as much as you.

For $150 a year, become a part of art history! Membership is less than fifty cents a day. The Club accepts credit cards, checks, and cash. After your application is received, it will be reviewed for approval at the Sketch Club’s next board meeting. Our goal to be inclusive for membership, rather than exclusive. You will receive an email notification after your application is approved.

We welcome all applicants who are supporters of the arts or are active in the visual arts, including: illustration, painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, architecture and new media, including web design, videography and other computer based creative applications.


  • Annual Membership: $150
  • Annual Membership paid more then 45 days after invoice: $160
  • Young Artist Membership: $75
  • Family Membership: $150 plus $75 for each additional family member


To apply for membership complete the form below. Remember to click the submit button at the bottom of the form.

Philadelphia Sketch Club Membership Application and Payment

Please complete this form. When finished, click on the submit button. A Sketch Club representative will contact you as soon as possible.
Note: All information on this form will be lost if you leave the page prior to clicking on the submit button at the bottom of the page.

When you submit the completed form, the Paypal log-in screen will appear with your membership category selected.

If a member of your family is already a PSC member, use the 1 Additional – $75 option.

You can pay via Paypal or with a credit card. Fees for unaccepted applications will be fully refunded.

Select the membership category are you applying for.
Participating in club activities by volunteering is an important part of the PSC experience. Help is always needed to help with exhibition activities, gallery functions, and other special event activities. Please indicate areas that you would be willing to volunteer for. If you have special skills or interests, please tell us about them.
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Thank you for your membership application to the Philadelphia Sketch Club. Applications are reviewed by the PSC Board every 3rd Tuesday of the month.