Member Benefits

Membership cards will be mailed to your address. Benefits apply to the calendar year. 

Friend $50 - $99

  • Announcements for exhibition openings and events

  • Exclusive invitations to annual fundraisers

  • The Gallery biannual newsletter of articles from directors and curators on the current projects and programs

Associate $100 - $199

  • All the benefits of a Friend 

  • Plus a free private tour for two scheduled in advance at the SAMA site of your choosing 

Contributor $200 - $499

  • All the benefits of an Associate

  • Plus a complimentary voucher for a SAMA event of your choosing (cost $25 or less, does not include fundraisers)

Sustainer $500 - $999

  • All the benefits of a Contributor

  • Plus a complimentary gift of the book, "In Harmony with Nature," of photography by Donald M. Robinson *while supplies last.

Gifts of $1,000 and above are defined as follows:

  • Enthusiast $1,000 - $3,999

  • Connoisseur $4,000 - $6,999

  • Benefactor $7,000 - $9,999

  • Director’s Circle $10,000+ 

    • All the benefits of a Sustainer

    • Plus a complimentary gift of the book, "The Enchantment of Realism by Colleen Browning," which discusses works by Browning in the SAMA permanent collection *while supplies last.

Why Join SAMA?

  • Support one of the region’s cultural treasures. Established in 1976, SAMA has cultivated a permanent collection that celebrates local, regional, and national artists. Through a variety of education initiatives and exhibition programs, SAMA’s efforts have elevated the profile of the arts in the region and have inspired generations to pursue and support the arts.

  • Connect with other like-minded individuals who support the arts. Joining the Museum and becoming active with its programs or Auxiliary will introduce you to a wide variety of individuals who share your passion for supporting the arts.

  • Strengthen the impact of the arts in YOUR community. Your contribution helps us provide quality exhibitions and programming to our communities. With the generous help of members like you, we also are able to keep our doors open to the public free of charge.

  • Satisfaction knowing you are helping to bring art into public and private schools through our education programs. These programs foster creativity, develop confidence, and enhance the academic and cultural experiences for tens of thousands of students throughout central and southwestern Pennsylvania every year.

  • Save on SAMA events and functions. As a member, you may be entitled to special discount rates on programs such as opening receptions and workshops.


Gift Membership

Make it a Gift! Give the gift of art by purchasing the membership for a family member or friend. Come into the museum to purchase but have the materials sent to a friend. 

The current exhibits are awesome and curated so well. SAMA is a gem to this County!


A marvelous museum for a small town. How fortunate he town is to have this in one of the most beautiful buildings!