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Benefits of Membership

Receive Porcelain Artist Magazine

Porcelain Artist is a full color publication devoted to porcelain art that comes out quarterly.  It features stunning works of art, studies, and IPAT news.  You may view it online or get a hard copy delivered to your home depending on the membership you select.


Become a Certified or Master
Artist or Teacher

IPAT has several trainings designed to help you grow as an artist or as a teacher.  Our certifications are recognized globally, and are available only to members.

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Advertise on this website as a teacher or your certifications

Are you looking to grow your business as a teacher?  Looking to advertise your certifications?  Members can advertise for only $10 per calendar year.


Leadership Opportunities

Members may choose to volunteer to run for the board or serve on a committee.  


And so much more....

A great example of "so much more" came last year thanks to a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts. Some members received $50 toward supplies to paint a piece for our Texas Western Heritage Exhibit housed at the IPAT Museum of Porcelain Art in Grapevine, Texas.  


Receive our quarterly
newsletter by email

Our newsletter is issued between issues of Porcelain Artist.  Just when you think you can't wait any longer, you get a little pick me up to tide you over until the next issue.

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Enter On-Line Competitons

In the past IPAT held competitions at its biennial convention, now it is online so all members may participate.  It is not just for a first prize for overall technique.  You are your own competitor.  This is your chance to have your art evaluated by top artists.  You may enter with a traditional porcelain painting or with a mixed media piece.   

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Register for Paintings for Posterity

IPAT has a unique database where registered member artists are assigned a number to place on their works.  They then have the option of submitting a biography to the office to keep on file.  Should anyone buy a piece with their number on it, that person can contact IPAT to learn about the artist.


Teaching Opportunities

Looking for teaching opportunities to hone your skills, build your resume or CV, or fill your requirements for certification?   Our members teach Zoom classes, in addition to workshops at our Convention and at our Museum.  


Submit articles for publication

Our magazine and newsletter have two sources for articles--the editorial staff and our members.  Show off your art or share your knowledge with a study.  

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Attend Zoom lessons live

Do you live in area far away from teachers or other painters?  Have you ever wanted to learn from a teacher on the other side of the world?  Well you can for free and from your own home!  Members can attend our Zoom lessons live and interact with instructors.


Vote on IPAT matters
at the biennial Convention

Only members get to vote on officers and bylaw changes.

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Discount at the Museum Store

When visiting our Museum in Grapevine, TX, members receive 10% all in person purchases in the Museum Store.

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