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Memberships

Due to COVID-19, we have discounted your membership fees for the SOBA membership year 2020/2021. This includes reducing the $200 exhibiting membership fee to $125. For exhibiting members who opt out of gallery sitting, the membership fee is an additional $25.

Support the heART of the Lowcountry – get a membership with SOBA!

Since 1991 we have offered memberships to the community, businesses, artists and students.

Supporting Membership: $75

Our Supporting Members enjoy an expanded array of benefits.

  • Center for the Creative Arts discounted rental fee for private events*
  • Inclusion in the SOBA Website Artist Registry
  • Artist member networking events
  • Discounted fees for Center for Creative Arts classes and workshops
  • Post your exhibits on SOBA website and they will also appear in the SOBA Newsletter
  • SOBA Newsletter

* Discounted fee and rental subject to availability

Artist Membership: Starting at $125

SOBA’s exhibiting members work in a broad variety of art forms. Painting, Collage, photography, print making, jewelry design and sculpture and more, all have a place in our organization. Artists’ members enjoy an expanded array of benefits.

Regular exhibiting memberships are $125 for those who want to sit at the gallery. An exhibiting member with the option to opt out of gallery hosting is $150 (an additional $25).

For more info, click here: Display Guidelines

* Discounted fee and rental subject to availability

Friends of SOBA Membership: Varies

SOBA is dedicated to providing venues and education in all genres of visual arts. We offer engaging programs for all ages, including the exhibits, arts-in-education programs, youth summer arts enrichment classes and more. Become a member today and your 100% tax-deductible contribution will continue to help SOBA be the heART of the Lowcountry.

  • Center for the Creative Arts discounted rental fee for private events*
  • Member preview days for major exhibitions
  • Invitation to private member events
  • SOBA Newsletter
  • Discounted fees for Center for Creative Arts classes and workshops

* Discounted fee and rental subject to availability

Important Documents:

How to Register:

Register by mail or in person at the gallery in Old Town Bluffton.

Download the fillable PDF registration form here. Download this file to your desktop before you start filling out the fillable PDF. Make sure to save when you’re done filling it out. Then, e-mail it to the membership chairperson or print it out and drop it at the SOBA Gallery in Old Town Bluffton.

Make checks payable to SoBA. Drop off the completed form to SoBA, located at 6 Church St. in Old Town Bluffton or mail to:
SoBA
Attn: Membership
PO Box 1972
Bluffton, SC 29910

Register and pay online.