What are credentials?

Credentialed is a measurement system available to members in good standing at Atlanta Artists Center. Four levels of membership can be achieved by those accomplished artists whose work must consistently demonstrate a high level of skills and command of aesthetics.  

What are the benefits of being a Credentialed Member?

Credentials communicate your level of seriousness to the art buying public and have value in other important areas including the following:

1.  Credentials are the foundation building blocks of an artist’s resume.

2.  Patrons and collectors interested in commissioning new artworks often ask the artist for their resume or curriculum vitae.

3.  Artist’s level of artistic discipline could be noticed and raised by competing on state, regional and national levels in addition to local exhibiting.   

4.  This accomplishment gives artists more credibility in the eyes of the art buying public as well as art enthusiasts. 

5.   The price that a credentialed artist would expect for their work could be increased and their reputation enhanced.

What are the levels of Membership?

  1. Juried Member
  2. Merit Member
  3. Advanced Merit Member
  4. Member of Excellence

Please refer to the Members Handbook section IV. ABOUT AAC CREDENTIALS for instructional information.

How do I get started?

If you are interested in participating in the AAC Credentials Program reply accordingly by email to

Click here to see a list of AAC Credentialed exhibits.

Click here for a list of approved outside Exhibits.