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Join the Orange County Artists Guild

Benefits of Membership

  • OCAG provides a community of working artists – where friendships are formed and connections are made to the greater Orange County arts community.
  • Access informative technical sessions (e.g., Photoshop, social media, photographing art) targeted to artists.
  • Add a profile page and image gallery on OCAG’s website.
  • Participate in the annual Studio Tour and related events.
  • Reach a broad audience with OCAG’s social media presence, which includes Facebook, Instagram, and a blog.
  • Connect with other artists in forums and interest groups.

Who can join OCAG?

  • Membership is limited to artists that live or maintain a studio within Orange County.
  • Members must be juried into the Guild.
  • “Young Adult Emerging Artists” between the ages of 21 and 30 can be considered for membership with fees waived for one year. (See details at the “Jurying & Application Information” link below.)

How to Join OCAG

  • Applicants have one opportunity each year to submit materials for the OCAG Jury; submissions are accepted during the month of January and close on 31 January. Jurying is conducted in February.
  • The jury process is conducted online.
  • Acceptance into the Guild entitles the artist to exhibit in any Guild exhibition without further jurying. The artist must maintain his/her membership annually to remain a member.
  • Images submitted during application are used only for jurying purposes. If a person is accepted into the guild, the application images may be used for initial social media/marketing efforts presenting that year’s new members.
  • Detailed Information about the Jury and Application Process is available in the 2022 Jurying & Application Information.
  • There will be a Zoom Q&A info session on January 9, 2022 at 1:00 pm for anyone thinking about applying to the Guild. Please email Deborah Harris if you’d like to attend.
  • For more Guild information, contact the Artists’ Liaison, Dawn Hummer.

The Fine Print

  • Annual Dues are $100. Participation in the annual Open Studio Tour is $250, and requires a minimum 8 hours participation in committees that organize the Tour. There is an additional fee for each exhibition.
  • Members participating in the Open Studio Tour are required to have an updated page on the OCAG website.

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