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ASTU 4010/5010: Professional Practices in Art: Art Organizations

Professional resources for M.F.A. Studio Artists

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Art Organizations and Associations

Professional Art Organizations & Associations

Art organizations and associations provide the studio artist or art historian with new and helpful information about their profession, publications, newsletters, career opportunities, exhibitions, and a environment of support from knowledgeable members.


American Institute of Architects

Art Education & Art History

National Art Education Association
College Art Association


American Ceramic Society
National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA)
Non-profit organization for teachers, students, working artists, and others interested in ceramic arts. Information about membership, annual conferences, publications, and links to other sites.

Graphic Art

AIGA American Institute of Graphic Arts
The AIGA is a nonprofit organization for students and professionals in graphic design.


Society of Illustrators


Interior Design

American Society of Interior Designers


Guild of Metalsmithing
A non-profit organization educating its members and the community at large about metalworking in general.
Society of North American Goldsmiths
The organization of jewelers designers and metalsmiths. International organization that advances comtemporary metalwork and jewelry.
Enamelist Society
Represents all types of enameling.


National Watercolor Society


American Print Alliance
The American Print Alliance is a consortium of non-profit printmakers' councils in the United States and Canada.


International Sculpture Center


Handweavers Guild of America
American Craft Council

Surface Design Association
Textile Source

A comprehensive site that provides information on textile design and innovation.

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