What is a Friend of Gallery membership?
The Friend of Gallery X membership is perfect for anyone who isn’t an artist or performer, but still wants to be a part of the Gallery X community and support its mission. As a Friend of Gallery X you are an important member of one of New Bedford’s oldest continually operating contemporary art galleries. With 3 different tiers there is an option for all of our friends and supporters, each tier receives various benefits similar to Artist members.

How do I join?
To join, fill out a Friend of Gallery X Membership Application, choose your membership tier, and submit it along with your dues payment. Applications can be submitted in person during gallery hours or by email to GalleryXNB@gmail.com.

Annual Dues & Benefits (non-exhibiting/non-performing):

Family Patron
$150

Benefits**
Up to 3 named members receive:
– 10% off purchases
– 50% off single day rentals
– Free Gallery X shirt* & sticker* for each named member
– Recognized on our website as a supporter of Gallery X

Patron
$100

Benefits**
1 named member receives:
– 10% off purchases
– 50% off single day rentals
– 1 free Gallery X shirt* & sticker*
– Recognized on our website as a supporter of Gallery X

Friend
$50

Benefits**
1 named member receives:
– 5% off purchases
– 25% off single day rentals
– 1 free Gallery X sticker*
– Recognized on our website as a supporter of Gallery X

**All Gallery X memberships run 12 months from the month joined. Members are eligible for any stated benefits during the duration of their membership term and each subsequent membership renewal.
*Gallery X reserves the right to substitute free gift (sticker, shirt, etc.) with item of equal value.

Membership Limitations

  • While Friends of Gallery X are welcome to attend the Monthly Members Meetings and partake in discussion they are considered honorary members and are therefore not entitled to a vote, do not count towards meeting quorum, and are ineligible to serve as an officer on the board of directors.
  • Because the Friend of Gallery X membership is designed for non-artists, the exhibition benefits that Artist Members receive (free submissions, reduced commission, discounts on long term exhibition rentals) do not extend to any tier of the Friend of Gallery X membership.

Gallery X promotes a mission of cultural outreach through community partnerships, programming, and monthly art exhibits to stimulate artistic awareness in New Bedford and the surrounding communities. We offer a platform for artists, performers, and creatives of all ages, skill levels, and backgrounds a safe, professional space to showcase their talents. Gallery X does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, ethnic background, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or religious beliefs.