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Membership Highlights

Members of PSI enjoy a variety of benefits in the form of professional resources, market exposure, access to the Society’s collective expertise, and a social culture of mutual respect and support. The list continues to grow as our membership and volunteers evolve.

Monthly Business of Illustration (BOI) Meeting

On the last Friday of every month (excluding some holiday weekends - see the homepage for a current schedule) members meet to discuss matters pertaining to the professional work of illustration. All meetings are planned well in advance by our dedicated Programming Committee and cover a variety of subjects, including new trends in illustration, best business practices, professional affiliate speakers, member show-and-tell, collective portfolio reviews, special interest topics based on surveyed member requests and more! There is something for everyone at every BOI meeting, whether you’re established in the illustration field or still in the early days of your exciting career.

Monthly Social

On the second Tuesday of most months (see the homepage for a current schedule) members meet informally at Church Brew Works to share pizza and let off steam. For many full time illustrators, business operations are a solo effort (and social media doesn’t fully satisfy), so we cherish this monthly congregation. The relaxed atmosphere at Brew Works allows members to sit at high-top tables or work the room on foot, so everyone has a chance to reconnect with old friends and meet some new ones.

PSInside Newsletter

Members enjoy a beautifully designed, informative monthly newsletter featuring new art, member photos, the latest news and upcoming events. 

PSI Basecamp 

Basecamp is a convenient way to stay in touch with other PSI members between events, with an online platform that allows members to post industry related questions and share works-in-progress, event links and more. This educational service is opt-in and limited to illustration-related discussion, such as copyright law, contract negotiation, price range appropriateness, freelance opportunities, artistic techniques and business practices. 

Additional benefits are available at the full and affiliate membership levels. See Join PSI for more information about the application process.

Full Members - $75 annually
Inclusion in Juried Exhibitions and Member Shows
Portfolio Site Access and Name Recognition on PSI Website
Inclusion in PSI Printed Member Directories
Full Voting Rights
Discounted Creative Lists/Conference Fees/Art supplies/Ispot
Monthly Socials with Complimentary Food
Monthly E-mail Subscription to PSInside Newsletter
PSI - Basecamp
PSI - HotLine

Affiliate Members - $35 annually
Discounted Creative Lists/Conference Fees/Art Supplies/Ispot
Monthly Socials with Complimentary Food
Monthly E-mail Subscription to PSInside Newsletter
PSI - Basecamp
PSI - HotLine
Name Recognition on PSI Website