Benefits of Membership

Monthly Demonstrations &
Meetings
For most meetings, we have a different guest artist conduct a demonstration to inspire, instruct and expose members to a variety of materials, techniques and approaches.  Meetings are also an opportunity for you to meet other fellow artists from across the North Shore.

Guests are welcome to allow them to find out more about the Guild prior to joining.  Meetings are the second Wednesday of the month (except July and August) at 7PM.  Pre-COVID-19, meetings were at the West Vancouver Seniors' Centre -  21st and Marine Drive.  Currently, meetings are via Zoom.
Workshops Every year we host workshops led by guest artists and professional teachers which are open to both members and non-members. To see the current list of workshops and to register, CLICK HERE or use the Workshops item on the menu.  These are held on the North Shore. 
Painting Groups At present our painting groups are "on hold" during the COVID-19 pandemic.  We have had three weekly painting groups at the Music Box in West Vancouver each week from September to June.  The pre-scheduled nature of the sessions gets people painting regularly and the fellowship and feedback from one's peers is very valuable to the attendees.  You can join these sessions at any time, space permitting.
Jurying Juries are a valuable and anonymous way for artists to get feedback on their progress.  Paintings selected in these jury sessions are then eligible for entry in upcoming juried shows. 
Shows

One of the major benefits of the Guild is the opportunity for members to show and sell their works at a number of large and small events each year.

All of our shows are publicized extensively and their success in terms of attendance and sales for our members has been excellent.

A new member should be aware that volunteering to assist the Guild to acccomplish its many activities is expected of all members.  As one indicator of this participation and volunteerism, to qualify to participate in our juries and shows, a member is required to attend 3 Guild meetings in the 12 months prior to the end of their entry period.

On-line Shows Shows from the recent past are available for public viewing here on our website.  Click Galleries.
Artist Websites This website is powered by unique software that also allows members with only modest computer skills  to create and update their own personal artist website, easily and at a very reasonable cost.  Members can not only display some of their work on the website but also store any number of images and descriptions in an inventory or archive for their own use.  They can also have a set of contacts in the system and have a means of easily notifying them about upcoming events and news.