We are a group of artists who get together to paint, to have workshops, and to host art exhibitions each year to share our work with the community. We are located in the heart of Maple Ridge, at the ACT Arts Centre and Theatre. Most of our activities take place on the third floor at the ACT. Our exhibitions take place in a variety of locations.
The Garibaldi Art Club of Maple Ridge has been in existence since 1959. We have been displaying original artwork in our community ever since. We provide our members with opportunities to learn, to grow as artists, to share their work with the community, and, most importantly, a chance to meet other artists and make lifelong friends.
Our members range from beginners to professional artists. Artists of all skill levels are welcome and find that involvement in our club inspires them and enhances their skills and creativity.
Our activities are varied and provide something for everyone:
• monthly business meetings
• get-togethers to paint several times per month
• interesting workshops to learn new techniques and skills
• opportunities to show their work at juried and non-juried events
• club dinners to socialize with other members
• plein-air painting excursions in the summer
• participating in the occasional Farmers’ Market
and many other interesting events.
In addition to learning from each other at painting sessions, or from taking workshops, our members learn much about organization and the running of the club. By volunteering to help with our various functions, members become well versed in all aspects of putting on exhibitions and running a successful club.
If you are an artist, or a 'want-to-be' artist, drop in to our art sessions and paint with us, or come by our monthly meeting to ask about joining the club. You will be very welcome.
To join, come to one of our meetings where you can meet us and obtain all the information you need, or email us to find out when and where the next meeting is.
Membership inquiries: Jackie Versfelt
The Fall Show is an all-members show where all our members are invited to display their work. Visitors will see new original paintings in all genres and media as well as pottery & ceramics and art cards.
Next Show: to be announced
Our annual juried exhibition is curated by professional jurors selecting the works to be displayed and can be counted on to highlight the very best our club has to offer.
Next Show: To be announced.
MAPLE RIDGE LIBRARY SHOW
Works are shown in the Maple Ridge Library for a period of one month, in October and February each year.
Rotating displays are set up on the 3rd floor Balcony of the ACT Arts Centre and Theatre, with a new show every 2 or 3 months.
We acknowledge the financial support
of the ACT Arts Centre and Theatre
through their grant program.
Generally held on the first Tuesday of the month from September to November, and January to June.
Consult the Club Calendar to confirm the date of any meeting.
During the Covid pandemic, meetings are being held at different times, both in person and through Zoom. If you wish to find out when the next meeting is, please consult our online calendar.
Meetings take place at:
The ACT Arts Centre
11944 Haney Place
Maple Ridge, BC
All artists, from beginners to advanced, are welcome to join the club.
Original painterly media accepted into our exhibitions include, but are not limited to: acrylic, oil, gouache, pastels, graphite, charcoal, coloured pencil, pencil, watermedia, mixed media, collage (including photo transfers), scratchboard, and original limited-edition hand-pulled prints including serigraphs, etchings, monoprints, lithographs, and colourgraphs.
The following are NOT acceptable: 3D works, digital paintings, photographs, giclees (whether hand-modified or not) and mechanical reproductions.
Please refer to Exhibition Rules in your Member Handbook for more information on acceptable media.
Membership fees: $70 per year
$60 per year for seniors and students
To join: fill out the Membership Application
and bring it to our next meeting with your payment. You can also mail or email the form and forward payment by e-transfer.
Jackie Versfelt firstname.lastname@example.org