Your Voice becomes Larger when you work together
When I first started on this ride, of being an "Artist," it was exciting (and still is) and scary all at the same time. The only thing I knew, was that I had to explore it and make it a part of my life. My kids had grown to the point of being fairly independent, so now it was my time and my husband was very supportive, and still is :)
I jumped in opened myself up for all sorts of experiences, too numerous to mention. I've been a part of and lead many art groups, had a couple of shops/boutiques and now focusing on the ArtWork itself.
I wanted to share the associations I belong to, in case there are others out there that are interested in joining. There are fees connected to these organizations, usually minimal, but the important part that I can not stress, is that you NEED TO VOLUNTEER, to keep these organizations going. If not they die. There aren't many opportunities out there, if you are not a part of some art association or other, believe me I've been there!
NorCALWax Painters - NEW! $10 fee
DAC - Dublin Arts Collective $25 annual fee
AVA - Alliance for the Visual Arts FREE
AANV - Art Association NAPA Valley (member) $50 year
PAL - Pleasanton Art League $50 annual fee
LAA - Livermore Art Association $50 annual fee
PAL - Pacific Art League - $100 annual fee
CAL - Coastal Arts League - $50 annual donation