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Tier One Membership


What Are The Benefits Of A Tier One Membership?

A Tier One Membership is a juried membership.  It gives you access to:

• a page on the website (you can update your website once a year for $10.00)  

• access to calls for artists

• mentoring 

• a 10% discount at ArtWorld and Island Blue (please show current membership card)

• membership fees of $50.00 a year

You are expected:

• to attend most meetings

• to help with projects and the running of the society

• to participate in all projects and shows

How To Apply For A Full Juried Membership?

You need to:

• complete an application form with a $25.00 fee (onetime application process)

 provide a digital portfolio

• submit your form in the spring or fall

   • Spring Portfolio jurying deadline:  

     March 30th
   • Fall Portfolio jurying deadline:

     Oct. 30th 





Portfolio Requirements

• please provide 12 quality pdf reproductions of your best images 

• include examples of illustrative works which show continuity and versatility

• include your biography, an artist's curriculum vitae (CV), and an artist's statement

  using a 12pt San Serif font: examples - Arial, Myriad Pro, and Helvetica

• mention works you have published (if any)

• include contact information including email, mailing address, and phone number

• provide your website's url

• please send to  

Please note:

• the submission process reflects both publishers' and galleries' preferences which allows us to assess an illustrator's ability to provide a professional quality product              

• the process takes at least one month and you will be contacted by email

• if the jury process needs to be repeated your cheque and portfolio will be returned to you with suggestions for re-submission      

• jurying is a one time process once you are juried as a full juried member

Please contact us if you have any further questions at

Click on the Membership Form to download a copy.

For further information email IslandIllustrators at or 
Marcia Semenoff (President) 

The Island Illustrators Society was established to foster a greater interest in the art of illustration. The society exists to benefit its members and clients through shared information regarding illustrative techniques, business ethics, and standards. In order to achieve these goals, the society makes partners of practicing illustrators, students, clients, and other interested parties. 

Definition: Illustration is a piece of visual information, either drawn or photographed, which usually illustrates an accompanying text. The purpose of illustration is to enhance the ideas presented in the text, or simply, to transmit information or concepts visually. 

The Island Illustrators Society does not act as an agent, but as a venue for you to contact any one of its members. You are invited to write to us at: 


Island Illustrators Society

295 View Royal Avenue

Victoria, B.C., Canada

V9B 1B3 

For information on how to become a member, click here