Salt Spring Island Painters Guild
The Salt Spring Island Painters Guild is an organization for anyone who has a desire to create visual art. Membership is $25 a year. The Guild meets weekly during fall and winter for workshops, figure/portrait drawing and printmaking activities. In the summer, members are invited to visit unique locations on Salt Spring to paint and draw outdoors.
We take the time to support each other through encouragement, inspiration and learning - and a cup of tea
In 1972, a group of aspiring artists formed the Salt Spring Island Painters Guild under the leadership of Emily Crosby. Windsor Utley, an international recognized artist, was the first president and instructor. The guild’s purpose was to develop training opportunities for local artists. Initially, the group undertook a 3-year correspondence course with the BC School of Art. Over the years, the format blossomed into weekly workshops with instructors from Canada and the US, and from senior Guild members.
The Guild also maintains a close connection to the Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA) through invitations to FCA members to present workshops and demonstrations to our members. In our photograph albums you will see familiar names like Kiff Holland, Robert Genn, Alan Wylie, Harry and Caren Heine, Loreen Legersky, Peter Lynde, Allan Edwards and Jack Avison.
With close to 100 active members, the Guild has become a vibrant and creative organization of individuals working in a wide range of media and styles.
where to see or read more
shows: The Guild hosts two art exhibitions each year at ArtSpring, as well as a number of other opportunities to exhibit and sell members' work.
web: Visit the Guild's website for more information and images about it's activities and members.
contact the SSI Painters' Guild
address: c/o 100 Jackson Avenue, Ganges, BC. V8K 2V8
phone: 250 537 2293
email: contact the registrar at email@example.com
registrar: Judy Nurse
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