Why did the organization freeze membership?

Due to the popularity of NPDA, membership has increased dramatically in the past few years. As a result, events have gotten larger in scale, creating difficulties in hosting events that adhere to our core mission.

In addition, the NPDA needs to maintain the highest standard of visual arts education available in the United States and Canada. Therefore, additional membership criteria has been added that will help ensure that members meet that standard.

Each year NPDA will re-evaluate its membership criteria and organizational size at its January meeting.  Information will be posted on