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Are you interested in making a donation to the Shemer Art Center and our continued efforts to promote and educate about visual art, and give Valley children and their families the opportunity to enjoy it?  Then select “Donate” below and choose a donation amount (or see other options below!)



At the Shemer Art Center we believe that every person is a special kind of artist, and to give everyone who is interested the chance, we ask that you consider becoming a member of the Shemer Art Center, or making a donation, to support us.  Your support provides opportunities year-round for anyone interested in learning and experiencing art.  Specifically, a gift to the Shemer Art Center helps:

  • keep our youth and adult educational classes in every visual art discipline affordable;
  • give the Valley community access to important artistic voices through lectures and workshops;
  • support Arizona artists through varied opportunities to showcase their work through exhibits;
  • support educational outreach programs to underserved schools throughout the Valley; and
  • maintain the Shemer Art Center as a comfortable place to learn and make art for artists of all levels.

MEMBERS:  As a member of the Shemer Art Center you will receive email alerts, a monthly e-newsletter, a 10% discount at the Shemer Art Center gift shop, a 20% discount on art supplies at Arizona Art Supply, $10 off one class, and pre-registration privileges for classes, lectures, workshops and events.

  • Students (Under 21)   $25
  • Individuals / Artists *   $50
  • Families (Up to 4 members)   $75

* Artists also receive $10 off one exhibit entry per membership year.

DONORS:  As a donor of the Shemer Art Center you will receive all the benefits of membership listed above plus unlimited free admission to all exhibitions, previews of exhibitions, priority class registration status, a $10 discount on classes and workshops, and special previews of selected events.

  • Supporter $100
    • Donor-level benefits + two tickets to either the Furry Friends Fine Arts Festival or the Southwest MicroLiving event.
  • Business  $250
    • Donor-level benefits + six tickets to either the Furry Friends Fine Arts Festival or the Southwest MicroLiving event.
  • Contributor   $500
    • Donor-level benefits + 10 tickets to either the furry Friends Fine Arts Festival or the Southwest MicroLiving event, plus an invitation for two to all Exhibition Previews.
  • Advocate  $1,000
    • Donor-level benefits above plus an invitation for up to four people to all Exhibition Previews.
  • Friends of Martha Legacy Club   $3,000
    • The Friends of Martha Legacy Club is a special donor level established in 2015 to recognize the 30th Anniversary of the Shemer Art Center.  Includes donor-level benefits above plus recognition as a member of the new Legacy club – Friends of Martha donor level, plus a portfolio of five iconic Phoenix landmarks created by Arizona artist Agustin Vargas.
  • Benefactor    $5,000
    • Donor-level benefits above plus one Exhibit sponsorship and recognition on the Shemer website.

Please join us.  Your membership supports the Shemer Art Center and is also tax-deductible!

Member/Donor Level


Just as symphony orchestras often designate chairs for principal musicians, the Shemer Art Center is looking for supporters who would like to have an easel named for them, or would like to name an easel in honor of a special friend, family member, fellow student or cherished instructor.  Your $150 donation includes a plaque that recognizes the person for whom the easel was purchased.  Your adoption of a new easel for our studio painting classes will help us provide the state-of-the-art equipment our valuable students deserve.  In return you will have the opportunity to leave a loving and lasting legacy. 

Easel Specs:  Rta 13188 Deluxe Metal Easel Black by Studio Designs

  • Attractive for Use as Display Easel
  • Telescoping Tilt Adjustment
  • Shure Clamp Height Adjustment Tall Canvas
  • Storage Tray Keeps Tools Handy

Sponsorship of Easel and Plaque: $150

Please consider naming an easel today. It’s fun and easy.

Donate $150 and you will receive a one-year Supporter membership to the Shemer Art Center plus a plaque that recognizes the person for whom the easel was purchased.

Please include Name for Plaque in Paypal’s “special instructions” area as you check out.  We only have eight easels left, so let us know your interest today!


DON’T HAVE A PAYPAL ACCOUNT?  Don’t worry!  You can donate through Razoo!