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 Form, Classes Registration Form, Member Gallery Show Agreement and Waiver, Group Show Agreement and Waiver and Workshop Registration Form.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
This summer we would like to showcase our talented RHGA members on our Social Media platforms in a series of posts called Artistic Musings.
Give us your story in 5 images, making the final image a piece of completed artwork. Include 3 or 4 sentences to take us through your thoughts, from your inspiration to your finished work.
Also, do not forget to attach your face shot, or include yourself working in one of the images – people want to see their artists!
To help you create your story for the Social Media Project “Artistic Musings” we offer the following questions as inspiration. Do you have something to say about any two or three of them?
Then please write your ideas down (Your response does not have to be long, 5 – 8 sentences are perfect).
Email your answer to email@example.com along with your 5 images. These can be photos of you working on a piece, you holding brushes, or maybe the still life you are working on – with these images you “tell” about what you write in your answer to these questions. Remember that in that narrative you share with the readers something that makes you a unique, one of a kind, artist. Your interesting stories may inspire others!
1. Why have you chosen visual arts as your passion?
2. What medium is your favorite and why?
3. How long have you been painting? Why did you start, in the first place?
4. What inspires you to create and why? (Is it music, or places you visit)
5. How does your creative process work? ( How long does it take you – from start to finish – to create a piece? Do you work in a studio or at a kitchen table? Do you have music on or work in a quiet place? Do you like plein air? So on… )
6. Do you have any “lucky brushes” or any other objects that help you create your art?
7. What artists inspire you and why?
8. Is membership with the Richmond Hill Group of artists important for you and why?
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.
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.
The RHGA provides its membership with a number of display opportunities in our gallery space.
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.
The RHGA participates in numerous community and national events throughout the year. We currently have 3 locations for displaying your work in the community.
Dr Reza Montazeri/Hill House Hospice Clinic Show
Sunnybrook Hospital Show
Show Coordinator, Annette Hansen firstname.lastname@example.org
Mackenzie Health Hospital
Year round show, paintings are changed every 3-4 months.
A call for submissions will be sent out.
Show Coordinator, Shazia Warsi – email@example.com