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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
  • Exclusive discounted Member's rates on Venue Rentals

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

About the Associates

The Associates Activity Report 2014 provides a description and accomplishments of the Associates Art Education, Special Events and Art Travel programs, all managed by volunteer committees in support of the Gallery. Many thanks to all talented organizers and happy participants! View here »

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


Monday, June 15, 5:30-8pm
Summer Soirée / La Traiata / in the Gallery, Rooftop Pavilion
Annual Summer Soirée, with music, wine, appetizers and a whole lot more.

PLUS: Private Guided Tour
Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums - Italian Consul General, Cultural Attache plus Guest Speaker on A Passion for Italian Painting: Archibald McLellan as Collector

For Associate Members only.

Summer Soiree

Tuesday, June 16, 7:30-9:30pm
Associates / Young Associates
Private Reception / Stan Douglas / in the Gallery
Join the Associates and the Young Associates for a private Artist's reception with artist Stan Douglas, featured in the exhibition Residue: The Persistence of the Real. The reception offers a unique chance to personally speak with Douglas about his work, while getting to know other Young Associates and Associates.

For Associate Members and Young Associate Members only.

Please RSVP by June 14.

Doors for Reception open at 7pm. Please visit the Membership Desk in the Lobby for directions to the Reception and Talk.

Please note, seating for the Artist's Talk prior to the Reception is not included with your RSVP. Tickets available from 5pm in the Gallery Lobby from the Admissions and Membership desks. Tickets and Seating are limited and first come, first served.

We have a limited number of seats reserved for guests who may require a bit more time to arrive. Please email for more information.

Preferred Wine Partner:

Mission Hill

Preferred Beer Partner:

Mission Hill


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