Member Benefits

The Santa Fe Gallery Association (SFGA) is a highly-respected, professional organization representing galleries, dealers, and museums active in the art community since 1980. Collectively, these entities form a vital contributing part of the social and economic life of Santa Fe.

Here’s what membership means for your gallery business.

ARTadvocacy | your art business voice in government + the community

  • lobbying on issues that impact the arts
  • presence at city + state government meetings
  • serving city + state government as the source for art information
  • art-focused reporting on local candidate forums
  • active role in representing the arts in tourism
  • art concierge tours for visiting press groups

ARTmarketing | comprehensive resource for the arts in Santa Fe

  • santafegalleryassociation.org | collectors’ art resource
  • annual official art map guide| 45,000 distribution
  • referrals – SFGA refers all art inquiries to member businesses
  • monthly e-newsletters to membership
  • special advertising rates in art publications
  • low premiums on leading fine art insurance programs
  • exclusive membership rates with museums

ARTnetworking + education| working to build a thriving art community

  • membership meetings providing a forum to share ideas
  • introducing new concepts + technology
  • dynamic speakers on subjects that affect your business
  • annual holiday party
  • founding organization + partner of ARTsmart
  • sponsor of E.A.T. | ARTfeast’s edible art tour fundraiser

SFGA MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS

  • Submit a copy of Business License with Membership Application
  • Gallery must be in a “brick and mortar” building
  • Gallery must be open for business with regular hours of operation
  • Gallery owner must sign and adhere to the SFGA Code of Ethics
  • SFGA Board of Directors must vote and approve new Gallery membership
  • Gallery must pay membership dues in full at time of membership (non-refundable)

Mission Statement:

The Santa Fe Gallery Association is a professional organization comprised of the city’s foremost art galleries, museums, arts educational institutions, and other arts-related businesses. As a vital part of the social and economic fabric of Santa Fe, we promote our multi-cultural community by advancing business, artistic, educational endeavors, and remain on the cutting edge of technology. Our member galleries adhere to ethical business practices.

How we achieve our mission:

The Santa Fe Gallery Association fulfills its mission by serving as an advocate for its members in community affairs, hosting an organization website and an on-demand video website for member videos, holding educational membership meetings, contributing funds towards ARTsmart’s annual youth scholarship, offering discounts on advertising, and fine art insurance, fielding questions regarding our industry to the general pubic and press, and staying abreast of new technology.