About the Burnaby Artists Guild
The Burnaby Artists Guild is a nonprofit society, formed in 1970, that aims to promote appreciation of and participation in the visual arts, both among its members and in the community. The Guild endeavours to encourage and inspire its members as well as assist its members' development by co-operative and self-sufficient programs. Presently, the membership ranges from amateur to professional artists who work in a wide variety of painting styles and subject matter.
The Guild meets weekly on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Studio 106 in the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby, B.C. from September to May. At these meetings general business is discussed on the first Tuesday of each month. For the rest of the month invited artists or members conduct demonstrations, painting workshops or critiques to stimulate, encourage and inspire its members.
The Guild holds two major exhibitions per year, one in the spring and one in the fall, at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts on a Friday, Saturday and Sunday. These shows give its members the opportunity to display and sell their original work. As well, some members demonstrate their painting techniques to the public.
Guild members also participate in various community events in Burnaby such as the Rhododendron Festival and Showcase. In addition, members also display their work in venues throughout Burnaby such as the Dania Home.
Currently the Guild offers two types of membership: Full Members and Associate Members.
The annual fee for Full Members is $70.00 and includes demonstrations and workshops and full show privileges to all shows within the show guidelines. In order to show at the two major exhibitions Full Members must attend at least two business meetings and three other meetings for a total of five meetings. When counting meetings to qualify for show space, Full Members start with the meeting for sale of space for previous show and conclude with the meeting before sale of space for the current show. Full Members pay a small fee for hanging. External shows and venues require no hanging space fee.
The annual fee for Associate Members is $35.00 and includes two demonstrations or workshops as space allows and limited show privileges of one painting per show for an entrance fee of $5.00 and compliance with show guidelines. They must also fill one shift on the duty roster. If an Associate Member plans to attend a demo or workshop the Registrar must be contacted for confirmation of available space. After having attended two meetings, they will be charged a $5.00 drop-in fee. Associates may not submit a painting to be chosen for the raffle draw. They will receive the Guild Newsletter which we try to have published most months.
If you are interested in joining as a Full Member or Associate Member, please contact our Registrar, Elizabeth Wallace. (604-525-0950) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or write to the Burnaby Artists Guild, c/o Roxsane Tiernan, 7797 Elford Street, Burnaby, B.C. V3N 4B6.