Join us to be part of a vibrant Berkshires artists’ community. All levels of artists and photographers are welcome to join, from beginners to professionals, as well as those who appreciate and support art in our world.


  • SHOWS: We sponsor group art shows each year that give our participating artists exposure and an opportunity to show and sell their work to the community and the numerous tourists who visit our area. For 2021 at least some of the shows will be online-only shows on our website.
    HVAL has also arranged with a local bank and other local merchant establishments for Members to have solo shows.
  • WORKSHOPS: Throughout the year, HVAL sponsors weekend workshops given by prominent artists from around the world, who offer their expertise in a wide variety of mediums. Besides oil, watercolor and pastel, some other workshops have included artistic anatomy, fresco painting, portraiture, still life, pleinair painting, monoprints and collage painting.
  • OTHER MEMBER BENEFITS INCLUDE: a quarterly newsletter and an annual member directory; invitations to attend numerous social events, talks and films about art throughout the year; reduced workshop and show entry fees.
  • PAINTING HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS: to Italy and other exciting destinations have been organized at special rates to our members.
  • HVAL ALSO SUPPORTS local high school art departments by contributing to their art supply budgets, and runs educational programs, events and workshops. We also partner with non-profit historical societies and art and conservancy associations to sponsor events focusing on art, artists, local history, and our natural resources.

Annual Membership is concurrent with the calendar year, and the cost is $50 per year.

Membership payment options

  1. Online: complete the online membership form and pay the fee by credit/debit card or PayPal account.
  2. By mail: download and print the membership form, then return it with your check to HVAL by mail.


-> Click to pay ONLINE: Online Membership system

-> Click to download the 2021 Renewal Form and pay by check

Questions? Email the HVAL Membership committee at