New Member Application

Are you interested in becoming a member of the Saugeen Artists?
First, we want you to get to know us!

Our mission is to assist established, emerging and beginner artists to network with other artists and market their work. We strive to increase awareness, appreciation and support of arts and culture. The group encourages networking, friendships, and draws inspiration from each other.

Workshops for specific techniques are offered and guest speakers are invited to monthly meetings. This provides a networking opportunity with other artists and gallery owners. We meet the first Tuesday of the month (7 pm) except August, December, and January, at the P&H Centre, 269 7th Avenue in Hanover.

Our definition of art:

Various branches of creative activity and skill concerned with the production of imaginative, original designs and ideas as applied to representations of the natural world or figments of the imagination.

Second, we want to get to know you!

If you decide to apply, you will need to fill out the information on the Printable Application Form. We are interested in the kind of art you do, so we ask that you provide 3 samples of your work for acceptance by the Screening Committee. Submissions can be originals, photos, or digital images and should meet at least 3 of the criteria below. The form and samples can be submitted at a meeting, emailed, mailed (please see addresses below) or filled out online. Don’t hesitate to ask for help if you need it.

Criteria for Submissions:

1. Originality:

  • Innovation
  • Creativity
  • Self expression
  • Freshness of aspect, design or style

2. Quality:

Judged according to each art medium; includes design, composition and technique, etc.

3. Presentation:

Enhances your art piece; acceptable appearance.

4. Current:

Must have been created within the last two years.

5. Motivation:

  • Goals
  • Enthusiasm
  • Willingness to grow

Members have responsibilities such as attending at least two meetings of the membership annually, sitting on at least one committee, and paying $50.00 membership dues annually (after September $25 dues). Upon acceptance, you will sign a membership agreement outlining the terms and conditions of the Saugeen Artists.

You are welcome to attend up to two meetings without joining, while you start to make new friends and see how we function. We look forward to hearing from you!

The Executive,
Saugeen Artists

Printable Application Form

membership@saugeenartists.ca

Saugeen Artists
Marilyn Hammer