All new applicants begin as Associate Members. Dues: $35 renewable in January each year.*


To become an Artist Member, applicants must be a member in good standing for one full year prior to applying for this level. Requirements to be juried into the Artist Member level include: the submission of three samples of your plein air work and participation in at least one Sonoran Plein Air Painters show. Application fee: $15.  Dues: $35/yr payable in January.*


Signature Member applicants must be a member in good standing for at least 3 years and have served as a committee chair or on the Board of Directors. Additional requirements to be juried into the Signature Member level include three of the following: gallery representation, national publication, written a book, participated in a national juried plein air competition, or have been awarded Signature status in another art organization. Application: $25. Dues: $35/yr payable in January.

* The Board may determine that an applicant or associate member should move up to the artist level.

Paintout at Honeybee Canyon

Paintout at Honeybee Canyon

Privileges of Membership

  • Member Listing with a link to the artists website or blog

  • Free participation in Sonoran Plein Air Painters Paint-Outs during the months of October thru May at various Southern Arizona points of interest.

  • Participation in Sonoran Plein Air Painters shows held in various venues around Tucson and at Pima Parks Agua Caliente Ranch House Gallery.

  • Discounts and Early Registration for Workshops presented by Signature Members.

  • Friendship, shared learning and encouragement with others who enjoy Plein Air painting.

  • All members are welcome at Board Meetings and encouraged to participate in various standing committees.