Members Information

Information Centre

There are two areas for posting information. The Front Door display area is limited to advertising Gallery Shows and Programs. The bulletin board in the kitchen is available to display any art related information that would be of interest to our members. All forms are available on line for downloading and can also be found in our kitchen on the display racks.
Forms include Membership FormClasses Registration FormMember Gallery Show Agreement and WaiverGroup Show Agreement and Waiver and Workshop Registration Form.

 

Photo Gallery

Visit our Photo Gallery to see photos from our Gallery Shows, Demos, Workshops, and other special events.

 

Open Studio Mondays and Fridays

Members who wish to paint in the back room on Mondays from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm or Fridays from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm are welcome to let themselves into the gallery. Please note: when there is a Demo night or event the gallery may not be available for Open Studio on a Monday evening.

Please contact us if you would like to learn how to open/close the gallery.

All members are welcome to come in and paint in our bright studio/workshop space.

 

Members Library

The RHGA has a collection of art related material housed in the kitchen in the black cupboard.
Members are welcome borrow books to enjoy at home.

 

Volunteer Opportunities

The RHGA is a non-profit organization and relies wholly upon its members to assist with the Group’s operations. Every member is encouraged to be active and help maintain the Mill Pond Gallery and our facilities. Let us know where you feel you can be of most assistance to the Group by emailing us at rhgaexec@gmail.com .

Member Events


LIVE – SMALLtreasure Member Group Show and Sale

December 2021/January 2022

Our SMALLtreasures show is back, live at the gallery.  This year the show will run weekends in December and January. 
Each member is invited to contribute 2 or 3 works, the final number will be determined once we know how many members wish to submit work.

Planning to submit? Email rhgaexec@gmail.com

Deadline to be added to the list – Friday, November 26 
Painting Drop off date – Tuesday, November 30 – 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm 
Show Hanging date – Wednesday, December 1 – Time to be determined

In order to exhibit your work, you must:

  • Be a member of the Richmond Hill Group of Artists
  • Framing: Paintings under glass must be framed with acid free mats and acid free tape and finished on the back with backing paper.
  • Canvases: For framed canvases backing paper is not required. Unframed ‘Gallery Canvas’ are accepted provided that the edges are painted, and there are no staples on sides to give the piece an overall finished look.
    All paintings must have wire hangers; Warped canvases will not be accepted. Show committee has the authority to reject a piece because of improper framing;
  • Size: Maximum size restriction 72” perimeter (including the frame.)
  • Labeling: All paintings must be labeled on the back using the Group Show Title Strips document
  • Agree to pay a commission of 20% of all sales during the show
  • Volunteer to sit a one day shift during the show
  • Be familiar with the opening & closing of the gallery & tasks required while you sit your shift (Training will be provided)
 
 

42 Annual RHGA Member Juried Exhibition and Sale

Postponed until further notice

This year marks the 42th year the the Richmond Hill Group of Artists will hold their annual member Juried Art Exhibition and Sale. All members are invited to submit up to 2 pieces of original, recently completed artwork for consideration. Drop off date for artwork is Monday, March 30 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Mill Pond Gallery.
Please read carefully the Juried Show Agreement and Waiver, following the framing and size requirements.

Our Jurors are Brain Smith and Kal Honey.

Opening Night Ceremonies will be held on Friday, April 3 from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.
The following 3 Awards and 4 Honourable mentions will be announced.
Best In Show
This award honours an artwork that is not only aesthetically pleasing, but also demonstrates technical skill, good composition, design and thoughtful application of the elements and principles of art colour, line, emphasis, balance, proportion, variety, etc.
Ruthe Caverley Rabinowitch Award
This award honours an artwork that demonstrates strong composition, innovation, creativity, and unique application of materials or subject matter to convey a mood.
Mill Pond Award
This award honours a landscape that captures the essence of a scene, or a figurative painting that captures the essence of the human spirit, or an abstract painting that is thought-provoking, or a three-dimensional work that makes dynamic use of space.

All participating artists will be asked to volunteer a shift during the show. 

Gallery Shows

The RHGA provides its membership with a number of display opportunities in our gallery space.

 

Group Shows

The RHGA organizes 3 members’ group shows each year.  To participate in a group show you must be a member of the RHGA.  Each artist may submit up to 2 paintings.  There is a small administration fee of $5.00/painting, $10.00 for 2 paintings.  The  drop off date is on Monday evening before the show and pick up date is on Monday after the show.  The RHGA retains a 20% commission on all sales.  Please read the Group Show Agreement and Waiver for complete instructions.  Each artists must volunteer to sit a 3 1/2 hour shift during the show. Details for upcoming shows will be forwarded to the membership or refer to our Calendar of Events page for dates.

 

Individual Gallery Shows

Individual gallery show bookings take place once a year in June. You may book one show/calendar year, however if there are available weekends once sign up is completed you may participate in more then one show.  You may have a solo show or invite other RHGA members to join your show. At the time of booking you must complete the Member Exhibition Agreement and Waiver and provide an image of your work as well as a short description of your show to be used for publicity. Gallery Shows are posted on several On-Line Calendars in the region. It is your responsibility to publicise your show beyond this, we can provide you with some ideas and suggestions. The RHGA retains a 20% commission on all sales.

 

RHGA Annual Juried Show

Our premier event of the year is our Annual RHGA Juried Show.  There is a small administration fee of $5.00/painting, $10.00 for 2 paintings. Paintings are juried into the show by a panel of independent artists. The drop off date is on Monday or Tuesday evening before the show and pick up date is on Monday after the show. Please read the Juried Show Agreement and Waiver for complete instructions.  Each artists must volunteer to sit a 3 1/2 hour shift during the show. The RHGA retains a 20% commission on all sales.

Community Outreach

The RHGA participates in numerous community and national events throughout the year. We currently have 2 locations for displaying your work in the community.

 

Sunnybrook Hospital  Show

Show Coordinator, Annette Hansen annettekhansen@gmail.com

 

Mackenzie Health Hospital

Year round show, paintings are changed every 3-4 months.
A call for submissions will be sent out.