99 Foster Drive Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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Sept - Nov & Jan - June

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Over 70 Years of Arts and Culture

Algoma Art Society has been fostering the arts in Sault Ste. Marie since 1948. We aim to develop local talent, to promote exhibitions, competitions, classes, sketching trips and lectures, to invite prominent artists, and to create a greater interest in art, so that the Sault will become a center of arts & culture.

Collage of Members

Irene Oktaba

Irene Oktaba is a watercolour artist who was raised in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.  She attended the University of Toronto where she earned all of her degrees culminating in a Ph.D. Creativity and the arts have always been important to Iren...

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Pat Caldwell

Education and a young family required much of my time as a young adult. Even so I was interested in photography, sketching and wood working. The edges of my school notes were full of drawings. In later years these doodles centered on wildlife and nat...

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Doris Anne Ray

Doris started sketching and painting in her teens but set aside all of this to enter a career of Nursing in London, Ontario. During this time she managed to sketch the occasional picture for friends and family.  This came to a complete halt...

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Heddys Stevenson

Heddys was born in China and has lived in 5 different countries. She did a science degree and taught high school. She presently lives in Sault Ste Marie with her husband and two of her four children. She first came to art through her daughter who wan...

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Hilkka Pellikka, NOAA

“Art is in my genes!” My family in Finland consists of well-known artists in both visual and theatre arts. CURRICULUM VITAE My artistic career began in native Finland by painting on fine china. After immigrating to Canada and early retirement,...

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Judy Henderson, NOAA

Art is my form of expression. Through painting and drawing, I explore and attempt to provide a unique definition of what inspires me. Following a realistic style, my favorite subject matter are portraits and figures, but also delight in the painting...

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Lotte Steube, NOAA

Lotte Steube Lotte Steube is a Sault Ste. Marie artist who finds that her desire to paint has grown into a passion. She is active in the local art community and enjoys expressing mood and delight in her paintings. Art has become an adventure of colou...

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Nora Ann Harrison

Creating art works gives an aesthetic experience to both the artist and the viewer.  We live in a fascinating, mystical world. It has its beauty but it also has its devastation. In my art works I focus on expressionistic subject matter that giv...

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Phyllis Dorman, NOAA

Phyllis Dorman, Water Colour Artist BIOGRAPHY  Phyllis Dorman grew up in eastern Ontario, relocating and settling in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.  Art has been a life-long pursuit for her and she has experimented in various mediums includin...

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Theresa Baic

Theresa Ross Baic paints from the heart. Her inner feelings play a large part in her work. As a local award-winning watercolor artist, she is known for her award-winning depictions of Lake Superior and other local areas. She was published in ‘Lake Su...

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Wendy Easterbrook

Wendy Easterbrook was born and raised in Northern Ontario. Her absolute love of the environment has encouraged her to paint landscapes and gardens. She is influenced by the Group of 7’s ability to show off the radiant landscapes of Ontario. Wendy by...

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Zoey Wood-Salomon, NOAA

I work with acrylics, and 
my favourite subject/genre is Aboriginal. 
My art is painted in the traditional Woodland style that reflects my Odawa-Ojibway heritage. The originality of my paintings is marked by a combination of everyday experiences arou...

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Anne Laidlaw

Anne Laidlaw, award-winning artist, lives in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario. Anne was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, where she worked as a Graphic Artist. She has worked in most artistic mediums and is currently exploring pastels. She displays her work in ex...

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Marcella Whillans

Marcella Whillans (Gallant) was born and raised on Prince Edward Island. She left the "island" over 40 years ago and settled in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. She is inspired by the Algoma landscape and the Majestic Lake Superior. She has taken many work...

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Jeanne Dumas

Jeanne Dumas is a Sault Ste. Marie native who lives in Batchawana where she owns Sunset Inn. Inspiration for her paintings isn't far away. She revels in the area between the Sault and Wawa, including the rugged terrain near the Montrea...

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Ken Hagerman, NOAA

Ken Hagerman is a landscape painter who works primarily in oils.  After taking many classes with well known local artist John Keast, Ken took over teaching his classes at Sault College. Ken has been invited to participate in many Four and Frien...

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Gary Manzo

My career has been a balancing act, juggling my three passions: Art, Psychology, and Business. Mostly, I work on a commission basis but I have exhibited internationally, having been awarded the honor of Top 100 artists worldwide, by the World Wide Ar...

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Rutger G. Becker

Rutger G. Becker resides in Sault Ste Marie, and has always been fascinated with arts since he was a child. He spent many years in the performing arts receiving awards for his technical abilities. Early on in his teenage years he started working wit...

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Josie Jones

After an invitation from a friend to spend an afternoon painting by the water, Josie Jones discovered her new passion.   It has become an outlet for her creativity and she draws inspiration from the beauty around her. Watercolour is her f...

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Cherie Ahvenniemi

Cherie Ahvenniemi has had an attraction to colour her entire life. Becoming a freelance decorator allowed her to express herself.  The joy of colour continued into watercolour painting with a style that is loose and open.  She is encourag...

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Lucille Norman

For me painting is an activity where time is suspended, where florals and landscapes inspire me to try to capture some of their beauty through the magic of watercolors. The fluidity of watercolors, how the watercolors whisper and sometimes shout beau...

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Kim Conway-Capell

BIO Kim Conway-Capell is an artist who has enjoyed pencil drawings all her life. She was born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie,Ontario. She is naturally gifted, like her mother, in sketching portraits, landscapes and still life. She has a camp on La...

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Valerie Hurdle

I've recently begun a very inspiring journey into the art world.  My interest in oil painting started several years ago with John Keast. Once I retired I was able to take lessons with Taimi Poldmaa and John David Anderson. I enjoy Plein Air Paintin...

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Sophie Nash

Sophie Nash is a local artist who works primarily with acrylic, watercolour, ink, and pencil. She was born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. As a child she dreamed of becoming an animator and has always been fascinated with a wide spectrum of ...

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History of the Algoma Art Society

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.


What You Need To Know About Us

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.

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)

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)


Recent Events

Algoma Art Society October 14th Meeting ...

On Wednesday, October 14, 2020 Algoma Art Society members met in Gallery I of the Art Gallery of Algoma between 3:00 and 5:00 p.m. The meeting opened with 15 minutes of  figure sketching led by ...

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Algoma Art Society September Plein Air P...

On Sunday, September 13th, 2020 Algoma Art Society members got together at the Gazebo in Bellevue Park where we proudly displayed our new Algoma Art Society Banner. From 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Rudy...

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Upcoming Events

Algoma Art Society Calendar of Events

Support and Resources

City of Sault Ste. Marie Art Gallery of AlgomaSault Area Arts Council  Northern Ontario Arts Association Arts Council of Sault Ste Marie