Membership

Membership is open to any person interested in Visual Arts and Printmaking.

CVPA Membership Fee
Annual Membership – $25
Membership year is Sep 1 of any given year to Aug 31 of the following year.

NIC Studio Access
Open studio access is non-instructional and only open to qualified members who have a current membership. Studio fees are paid in addition to membership fees and NIC ARTS 5130 registration fees.
*Every new studio member must complete the NIC/CVPA studio orientation prior to commencing work in the studio.

Studio Access Fees
General Membership
September to December – $75
January to June – $125
Plus $20 registration fee to NIC ARTS 5130 per session.

NIC Fine Arts Students Access Fees
September to December – $40
January to June – $65
Plus $20 registration fee to NIC ARTS 5130 per session.

CVPA NIC Open Studio Access
Fridays, 8:30am – 4:30pm, during the Fall or Winter session.
The print studios may be closed to the CVPA the week prior to the NIC final exam weeks of each session. NIC is closed on stat holidays. A limited quantity of consumables will be provided by NIC for use by CVPA studio members.

Prerequisites for Access to Open Studio
New studio members will submit a portfolio for review to determine technical qualifications for using the equipment and NIC facilities. Qualifications are to be jointly determined by a CVPA board member and a School of Fine Art & Design faculty member. The NIC Fine Arts Department reserves the right to revoke CVPA Open Studio access to any member who abuses the privileges of the studio or who lacks appropriate skills. New studio members must participate in a studio orientation prior to commencing work in the studio. Proof of registration in NIC ARTS 5130 must be provided prior to accessing the studio.

NIC Fine Art student members are to have completed FIN 115 Introduction to Printmaking accompanied by instructor approval and/or submit a print portfolio for review. NIC students must be registered in a printmaking course in order to qualify for student studio access rates. Students will not have access to course materials on Fridays. Proof of registration in ARTS 5130 must be provided prior to accessing the studio.