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Learn about art, enjoy art events, travel for art!
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.
In addition to the core benefits of Membership, Associates also receive these exclusive benefits:
For more information about becoming an Associate, please call Member and Member Services at 604.662.4711.
Special Events and Travel ProgramsAssociates are invited to attend the following exclusive special events and art travel programs, to which additional fees apply.
Vancouver General Hospital
Associates Vancouver General Hospital Guided Art Tour
Art has the power to transform and transport. From postmodern abstractions to BC landscapes, the waiting rooms, corridors and courtyards of VGH and UBC Hospitals are home to a collection of more than 2000 works of art built from generous donations and featuring some of Canada’s most acclaimed modern artists.
On Wednesday, March 15, enjoy a private tour of highlights from the Art Collection at VGH and experience the impact of contemporary art in a hospital setting. The tour will include a reception with refreshments.
Location: Vancouver General Hospital (899 W 12th Ave). The tour will meet in front of the Info Desk in the Main Lobby of the Jim Pattison Pavilion with the tour beginning at 5:30pm. For those who are driving, there is pay parking available in the parkade on the corner of West 12 Ave and Laurel Street. Take the pedestrian overpass from the 4th floor of the parkade to the Main Lobby of the Jim Pattison Pavilion
Associates Trip To Ottawa |
Celebrate Canada's 150th Anniversary, the blossoming of fresh tulips and terrific art with your fellow Associate Members in the beautiful city of Ottawa. Members will enjoy visits to artist studios, art collections, as well as private tours to museums and other significant sites.
COST*:*: $2100 per person, including $300 donation (with tax receipt)
single supplement $670
Exclusive to Associate Members
Note: a non-refundable $1000 deposit per person will be required as soon as possible to guarantee minimum hotel booking requirement. Later registration as per hotel room availability. Please register online» or call Liz Ayre, Membership Manager, at 604-662-4711.
Christine Burdett or Annick Boisset will be in touch with all registrants regarding remaining payment
Monday Morning Art Study Group
The study group meets Every second Monday in room 302 of the Vancouver Art Gallery to view art DVDs, listen to talks and enjoy discussion, or occasionally to hear a speaker. Sessions typically run from 11am to noon.
Non-members are welcome on a one-time basis and for a fee of $20 cash at the door. . Plan to arrive in time for the start of the program at 11am in Room 302 (one of the old courtrooms) in the annex of the Gallery and finish by noon. Come early for refreshments and socializing. Note that the schedule below does not follow the usual pattern due to the Associates’ trip to Winnipeg and the May holiday Monday.
Art Studio Visits
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.
Organized by Ellen Doise. Please register at email@example.com or phone 604.264.0476. Free to members. There is a small charge of $5 per person to defray the cost of the artists’ lunches. Visits are free for Members - guests welcome for a fee of $20 per person
Art in the Morning
The Associates meet on the third Friday of the month at 10am for a guided tour of a current Gallery exhibition.