Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators


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 (Almost!) Business of Illustration (BOI) Meetin

Almost every month (excluding some holiday weekends - see the events page for a current schedule) members meet to discuss matters pertaining to the professional work of illustration. All meetings are planned well in advance 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 Socials

On the second Tuesday of most months (see the events page for a current schedule) OR other designated evenings, members meet informally to share appetizers 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. After 25 years, PSI socials specialize in a relaxed atmosphere whether we are out at partner restaurant establishments or at member home/studios. All members and prospective members are welcome to come "talk shop."

PSInside Newsletter

Members enjoy a beautifully designed, informative newsletter featuring new art, member photos, the latest news and upcoming events. Browse the files of all our issues between 2009 and 2020 found on this website! The PSInside newsletter is currently on hold as we are considering alternative methods to promote our members and their news.

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 both the Full and Affiliate membership levels. See the link to “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 and Promotions
Full Voting Rights
Discounted Creative Lists/Conference Fees/Art supplies/Ispot
Monthly Socials with Complimentary Food
PSInside Newsletter and other Communications Vehicles
PSI - Basecamp
PSI - HotLine

Affiliate Members - $35 annually

Discounted Creative Lists/Conference Fees/Art Supplies/Ispot
Monthly Socials with Complimentary Food
PSInside Newsletter and other Communications VehiclesPSI - Basecamp
PSI - HotLine
Name Recognition on PSI Website