OF SPRUCE GROVE

Become a member

We welcome artists at all stages - from beginners to professionals.

Membership Information

Membership is open to all.  Check us out by attending a general meeting or come by the Gallery.  When you are ready to join, simply fill out an application form and pay the $40 fee.  You can find a link to the application form on the bottom of this page along with our Membership Handbook, Code of Conduct, and Standards Document.  These documents provide information about our organization.  If you'd like to come to a general meeting, please call the Gallery at 780.962.0664 for dates and times as they are subject to change.

So you've joined the Allied Arts Council.  What next?

First steps - Get your artwork juried in if you want to display and/or sell your work in the Gallery.

This is not a critique of your artistic ability or of your artwork.  It is an evaluation of your artist materials and framing and an assessment that the subject matter is appropriate for our Gallery, which is attached to the Library.  You can be juried in by following five easy steps:

1.  Call the Gallery and make an appointment to be juried in.  780.962.0664. 

2.  Review our Standards Document (see below).  If you have questions, feel free to call our Gallery Administrators who can clarify or direct your question to the appropriate person. 780.962.0664

3.  Choose three relatively recent pieces of artwork to bring to the Gallery at your appointment time.

4.  Meet with a member of the Standards Committee who will evaluate your work for suitability of artist materials and appropriate framing if required.  We want to make ensure the work is not falling out of the frame and that safe hanging apparatus is used, etc.

5.  The Standards Committee member will alert you to any concerns with your frame or materials, and once you are approved, you are eligible to display and sell your artwork in the Gallery starting with the next changeover.  Check out or Calendar for upcoming important dates.

Next - We have many opportunities to come out and connect with other artists and learn about the gallery and its events and operations.  Check our list of available committee opportunities by contacting Gallery Admin.  Help is welcomed but not required!  

POSITIONS

Board Positions: 

PRESIDENT, VICE PRESIDENT, SECRETARY, TREASURER, EXHIBITION CHAIRPERSON, MEMBERSHIP CHAIRPERSON

 STANDARDS COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON, FINANCIAL REVIEW COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON, CHRISTMAS STORE CHAIRPERSON, FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON

Non-Board Committees

HANGING COMMITTEE, SOCIAL COMMITTEE

Other:

MELCOR JURIED MEMBERS SHOW CHAIRPERSON, HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS SHOW CHAIRPERSON, PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW CHAIRPERSON

SCULPTURE SHOW CHAIRPERSON, OPEN ART COMPETITION CHAIRPERSON, SENIORS SHOW CHAIRPERSON

ARCHIVES DIRECTOR, ARTISTS BIOGRAPHY BINDER, CHAMBER OF COMMERCE REPRESENTATIVE, FEATURE ARTIST COORDINATOR, GALLERY MAINTENANCE 

GALLERY SHOPPER, GRANTS DIRECTOR, GUEST & DEMO COORDINATOR, JUROR COORDINATOR, LIBRARIAN, SCHOLARSHIP 700 CHAIR

STORAGE ROOM ORGANIZER, TRI CALA REPRESENTATIVE, CLASS COORDINATOR, WEB MASTER


Finally, come out to a general meeting or other get-together such as an art critique, art reception, or social event.  Watch your inbox for our newsletter and other important information.  You can enter a show or competition.  Call the gallery any time if you are unsure of what to do or how to do something.  We welcome artists of all levels of experience, and there are other opportunities to have your work judged or critiqued through our competitions and shows.  You can find details of those opportunities here.  The jurying in process is only to ensure appropriate framing and materials are used. 

If you are interested in becoming a member or interested in applying for a show, please check these out:

Click here to learn about the AAC policies, etc.

(Please note Appointments for art presentation evaluations must be made through the Gallery at least 2 days prior to the day of the General Meeting.)


The Allied Arts Council is a non-profit, charitable organization where artists, both amateur and professional, meet to encourage and help each other in a friendly environment. They operate the Spruce Grove Art Gallery.

Its aims and objectives are:

  1. To educate and increase the public’s understanding and appreciation of the arts by working within the community to improve the standards, quality and range of artistic expression.
  2.  To encourage more people to participate in artistic activities by proving art classes, shows, workshops and awarding art scholarships.
 
MEETINGS General Meetings are held four times per year on the first Thursday of the months of January, March, June, and September at 7:00 p.m. in Meeting Room A at the Spruce Grove Art Gallery, which is located in the Melcor Cultural Centre at #35 – 5th Avenue, Spruce Grove. The AGM is held at the March general meeting. During the March AGM, elections for the Board of Directors will take place and the financial statements will be presented to the membership. The AAC has the meeting room booked for the first Thursday of each month, and the Board will attempt to plan a guest speaker, art critique, professional development seminar, or other group activity on the months that there is no general meeting. Suggestions are welcomed! The Board of Directors meets on the first Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m.

MEETINGS

General Meetings are held four times per year on the first Thursday of the months of
January, March, June, and September at 7:00 p.m. in Meeting Room A at the Spruce
Grove Art Gallery, which is located in the Melcor Cultural Centre at #35 – 5th Avenue,
Spruce Grove.

The AGM is held at the March general meeting. During the March AGM, elections for the Board of Directors will take place and the financial statements will be presented to
the membership.

The AAC has the meeting room booked for the first Thursday of each month, and the
Board will attempt to plan a guest speaker, art critique, professional development
seminar, or other group activity on the months that there is no general meeting.
Suggestions are welcomed!

The Board of Directors meets on the first Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m.

MEMBERSHIP Please call the gallery at 780.962.0664 to attend a general meeting as a guest.  Please connect with us to determine if AAC meets your goals.  After joining the AAC, when you wish to show your work in the Spruce Grove Art Gallery, you will be asked to submit three pieces of art to the Standards Committee for jurying. If you are a painter, the paintings should be framed or matted as required by the medium used, and to gallery standards. Your submissions must have been produced within the past two years. They must be of your own composition (i.e. not done in class or with the help of an instructor or copied from a photograph, print or painting other than your own) and executed in any media noted in the Standards for Members. Evaluations will take place at 6:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month, except for July & August. (During these 2 months, evaluations will be on an as needed basis.)

MEMBERSHIP

Please call the gallery at 780.962.0664 to attend a general meeting as a guest.  Please connect with us to determine if AAC meets your goals.  After joining the AAC, when you wish to show your work in the Spruce Grove Art Gallery, you will be asked to submit three pieces of art to the Standards Committee for jurying.

If you are a painter, the paintings should be framed or matted as required by the medium used, and to gallery standards. Your submissions must have been produced within the past two years. They must be of your own composition (i.e. not done in class or with the help of an instructor or copied from a photograph, print or painting other than your own) and executed in any media noted in the Standards for Members. Evaluations will take place at 6:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month, except for July & August. (During these 2 months, evaluations will be on an as needed basis.)

DUTIES OF MEMBERS AAC membership provides many opportunities to learn how a gallery operates as well as how to present your art in a professional manner.  You can gain experience in hanging art, event planning, organizing an art competition, or join the Board of Directors and build your management experience. The annual membership fee is $40.00 (due by January 1st each year). You may bring the appropriate number of pieces of art into the gallery for hanging on the next gallery change once you have been juried in.

DUTIES OF MEMBERS

AAC membership provides many opportunities to learn how a gallery operates as well as how to present your art in a professional manner.  You can gain experience in hanging art, event planning, organizing an art competition, or join the Board of Directors and build your management experience.

The annual membership fee is $40.00 (due by January 1st each year). You may bring the appropriate number of pieces of art into the gallery for hanging on the next gallery change once you have been juried in.