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 .

Member Events

41th Annual RHGA Member Juried Exhibition and Sale

Painting Drop off date: Monday, April 1 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

This year marks the 41th 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, April 1 from 5:00 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!

Cathy Boyd is a full time professional painter working primarily in oils.   She owns and operates her own commercial art gallery in Midland, ON. where she paints daily, teaches and sells her own landscape paintings.  Cathy paints approximately 100 paintings per year, and sells approximately 100 paintings a year.  Cathy’s work has been purchased by art enthusiasts from around the world.

Jeanette Luchese creates within the disciplines of drawing, printmaking, painting and sculpture. A graduate of School of Design and Visual Art, Georgian College, Sheridan College School of Design, Jeanette works from a home studio in Innisfil as well a printmakers studio in Barrie, Ontario: founding member The PRNT Collective. Recipient of numerous awards exhibits Internationally ending 2018 with a solo exhibition, ‘The Focus and the Fray’ curated by Sarah Elizebeth Leonard, Campus Gallery, Helen and Arch Brown, Georgian College Barrie, Canada.

Opening Night Ceremonies will be held on Friday, April 5 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 compositional 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.

Mayor Barrow will select two additional awards, the Town of Richmond Hill and the Mayor’s Choice Award. These are purchase awards and the artwork will be added to the Town’s art collection to be displayed at the Town Hall.

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

The show runs Saturday and Sunday, April 6 and 7 and April 13 and 14.

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 3 locations for displaying your work in the community.

The Markham Theatre Annual Show and Sale


Sunnybrook Hospital Annual Summer Show

Show Coordinator, Annette Hansen


Mackenzie Health Hospital

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