The Algoma Art Society is the oldest Visual Art Group in the City of Sault Ste. Marie, since it’s inception on January 26, 1948. Our membership consists of visual artists working in Watercolours, Acrylics, Oils, Pastels, Yupo, Encaustics, Collage and Photography.
We are a non-profit organization whose aims are to promote local exhibitions, competitions, workshops, classes and lectures; provide access to prominent artists; to arrange for annual sales of members’ work and to support, encourage and develop the talent and ability of local artists by providing opportunities for them to become more proficient in their field.
Over the many years this organization has been in existence many prominent artists have been associated with us including members of the Group of Seven. Algoma Art Society members traveled on many outdoor painting excursions with F. H. Varley, A. J. Casson and A. Y. Jackson.
Who Can Join the Algoma Art Society?
In short, anyone who shows an interest in art! We welcome artists of all backgrounds and look forward to networking, sharing ideas & exploring new ones with people.
Why should I join the Algoma Art Society?
Benefits to joining us are not limited to, but include:
- Special guest speakers, demonstrations and workshops
- Share ideas and skills
- Painting/drawing get-togethers
- Eligible to enter work in society's and NOAA juried and non-juried shows
- Eligible to display artistic profile and artwork on Algoma Art Society Website
- Keeps you informed about upcoming workshops and opportunities to exhibit
- Artistically stimulating
-Art material discounts from vendors (Currys/L&D Framing)
How often does the Algoma Art Society Meet?
We meet at 7:00 p.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from September to November and January to May. Special club get-togethers are held in December and June. Meetings held at the Civic Centre, 99 Foster Drive (705-759-2500)