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The Associates


The Associates

Join the Associates, a dynamic member group dedicated to fostering arts appreciation through social and arts education activities and deeper engagement with the Vancouver and international art scene. Associate members support the work of the Gallery through annual fundraising events and travel programs.

Membership Benefits
In addition to the regular benefits of Gallery Membership, Associates are eligible for the following exclusive benefits:

  • Opportunities to visit artist studios, enjoy film presentations on art history and participate in Gallery tours of current exhibitions
  • Access to special events and art-related travel
  • Opportunities to make new friends while volunteering on a variety of committees and exciting fundraising events
      

For more information about becoming an Associate, please call Member and Donor Services at 604.662.4711.

Education Events

Non-members may attend educational events on a limited basis and for a small fee.
Art in the Morning/Art in the Evening
The Associates meet on the second Tuesday of the month at 5:30pm and on the third Friday of the month at 10am for a guided tour of a current Gallery exhibition.

Art Appreciation
Every second Monday from October to May the Associates gather at the Gallery to view and discuss art DVDs, or occasionally to hear a speaker. Sessions typically run from 11am to noon.

Art Studio Tours
Throughout the year, the Associates also visit artist studios to witness first-hand the artist's creative process and to discuss his or her work. Visits to commercial galleries and galleries are occasionally offered.

Tour Held

Special Events and Travel Programs

Associates are invited to attend the following exclusive special events and art travel programs, to which additional fees apply.
  • Occasional visits to private art collections and corporate collections
  • Opportunities to tour public art in the Vancouver area with knowledgeable guides
  • Invitations to local, national and international art travel programs. Recent cities visited include Paris, Montreal, New York and Victoria
  • Invitations to the Associates' Annual Gala
  • Opportunities to socialize with other visual arts supporters over fine food in attractive venues

Welcome Back Lunch

SAVE THE DATE!
Associates Welcome Back Luncheon
Thursday, Sept 11
11:45am, lunch service at 12:30
Hollyburn Country Club
950 Cross Creek Rd, West Vancouver
Directions


Let's kick off the Associates Fall season with a Welcome Back Luncheon at the beautiful Hollyburn Country Club in West Vancouver. Catch up on the news, plan your Associates calendar of events, meet past and new friends, bring a guest! The club will feature the work of an artist.

Price: $45 for members and guests
After September 5, price goes up to $50 and no cancellations

To Register: Marianne Szabo at 604.922.5170 or email marianne_szabo@hotmail.com or associates@vanartgallery.bc.ca
Wine TOUR ASSOCIATES TRAVEL
Okanagan: Art & Wineries
Thursday, Oct 16 to Saturday, Oct, 18

Enjoy conviviality in spectacular settings!
Join the Associates for an exciting tour to include a special tour of the Native Group of Seven travelling exhibition at the Kelowna Art Gallery led by one of the artists, visits to artist studios and a private art gallery, as well as a visit to a superb art collector's home. And of course, we will tour several Kelowna vicinity wineries with vineyard walk and wine tasting too.

Lynn Kagan lckagan@shaw.ca or 604.736.6195 or associates@vanartgallery.bc.ca
September 4th to September 19th contact Christine Burdett 604.984.6890, cburdett1@shaw.ca.

For a more detailed description of the Associates' program of events and activities, please contact: Associates@vanartgallery.bc.ca or 604.662.4700, ext. 2510.