SDAI Circle members are part of shaping the contemporary art scene in San Diego and beyond. They underwrite our Biennial Exhibition and get insider access to exclusive programming and groundbreaking art.  The Contemporaries Circle, Partners Circle, and Legacy Circle each offer their own level of engagement and benefit package.

All Circle Members receive membership benefits for two adults and children under 18 in the same household including free general admission, invitation to opening night previews and receptions, discounted SDAI program tickets and fees, discounted artist and curator submission fees, 10% discount in the SDAI shop, 10% discount at partners including Panama 66, Blind Lady Ale House, and Tiger!Tiger!, Name recognition in Annual Report, Website, and Lobby digital signage. Your support also underwrites one artist membership.


Contemporaries Circle

Invitation for two to Biennial Bash

One Biennial show catalogue and limited edition work

Invitation to Circle events including: Cocktails and tour of an exhibition with the curator, Tour of artist studio(s) or art collection, Hosted salon with special guest speaker

Guest passes (two per SDAI exhibition)

Hosted bar at SDAI openings and events

Invitation to book a private tour with the Deputy Director

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Partners Circle
from 2,500.00

Choose from Patron at the $2500 level or Director at the $5000 level

All benefits of of Contemporaries Circle plus:

Opportunity to designate your gift to sponsor a specific program or exhibition

Additional guest passes, tailored to giving level

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Legacy Circle
from 10,000.00

Choose from

Benefactor at the $10,000 level

Champion at the $25,000 level

Visionary at the $50,000 level

All level benefits plus:

Tailored underwriting and recognition opportunities, including:

Title sponsor recognition for a specific program or exhibition

Legacy Circle recognition in season gallery guides

Inclusion in a spotlight SDAI E-News story

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For more details and to learn about our philanthropic circles, planned giving, and opportunities to engage with SDAI leadership, please contact Executive Director Jacqueline A. Silverman at (619) 236-0011 or