To stimulate activities in all creative visual arts and provide the vehicle to make the artist and artisan visible in the community. To encourage and promote professional exhibitions, amateur shows, and to create workshops to heighten the awareness of the creative visual arts.
CAG is a non-profit organization and relies on the volunteer efforts of the group to function successfully. CAG members are expected to contribute volunteer time to the guild. The membership form outlines many of the volunteer positions which need to be filled.
How to Become a Member
Membership fees: $40.00 per year per person, $60.00 per family payable by April 1st. There is a reduced fee of $25.00 for new members who join after Oct. 1st (not appplicable to anyone who has previously been a member). In addition, full members are required to volunteer for a minimum of 10 hours per year and, as surety against this commitment, members are required to submit a cheque in the amount indicated on the membership form, postdated to the end of the current membership year. This cheque will be returned or destroyed at the end of the year if the volunteer commitment has been met.
The Membership form can be downloaded by clicking the link below.
Membership Application Form (PDF)
Drop your cheque and membership application off at the gallery at Elevation Place or mail it to Canmore Art Guild at 102 – 700 Railway Ave., Canmore, AB T1W 1P4.
Responsibilities of being a member
Membership carries some responsibility. Members are expected to help in running the gallery and help in other volunteer positions. In return every member has the privilege of exhibiting their work in the gallery Group Shows.
Art sold in the Gallery: For artwork sold, the artist keeps 80% of selling price and CAG keeps 20% commission.
Benefits of being a member
Attend a wide variety of workshops: Opportunities to learn from accomplished artists. Workshops through CAG are very reasonably priced with special discounts offered to CAG members.
Discounts at various art supply and service outlets, find out more here….
Meetings and the Executive.
CAG General meetings are held the last Monday of each month at 7:30 pm at Elevation Place. The annual General Meeting (AGM) is held on the last Monday in April. Meetings are usually followed with a coffee/tea social and some sort of art related program. The AGM is followed by a potluck dinner. Months exempted from meetings are: July, August and December.
Executive meetings are held every month. The CAG executive consists of:
- President – Peig Abbott
- Vice President – Wanda Ellerbeck
- Secretary – Marta Bartley
- Treasurer – Linda Cranston
- Gallery Directors – Richard Brown, Ralph Temple
- Directors at Large – Duane Hendricks, Marilyn Kinsella
Executive terms are two years, some positions off-set to allow for a mix in the turn over, the terms of some positions are off-set to allow for a staggered turn over.
More CAG Extras
AGM potluck: get together following the Annual General Meeting and election of officers.
Art in the Park: Outdoor art sales on the grounds of the N.W.M.P. barracks on summer weekends. This is now run by the Canmore Museum. Interested artists should contact the museum by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 403-678-2462.
Outdoor paint outs: Plein-air painting. Painting and picnicking with fellow artists.
CAG Christmas party: Get together of fellowship and festive fun and frolic. Members party in December.
CAG Christmas Fair: Have a table or volunteer your time to help out with this yearly event.
Figure drawing and other drawing classes.