Erin Ross, "Purple Skies 2" 4" X 30", Assiniboia Gallery, Regina

Erin Ross, "Purple Skies 2" 4" X 30", Assiniboia Gallery, Regina

Membership Categories

SaskGalleries is growing. We've added new membership categories to accommodate the many different professional businesses across Saskatchewan that sell art in an ethical and professional manner. If you would like to be a member of SaskGalleries, please review our categories and benefits below, and then go to Join Galleries to find out how to apply. All applications are reviewed by the Executive Director and the Membership Committee. Full and associate memberships are at the discretion of the Board.

  • Full Member
  • Association Member
  • Affiliate Member
  • Honourary Member

SaskGalleries members adhere to a code of ethics, available here.

 

MEMBERSHIP DESCRIPTIONS & BENEFITS

FULL MEMBER GALLERY

If you are a professional commercial art gallery located in the province of Saskatchewan and your primary focus is the sale of original, high quality Saskatchewan fine art and fine craft.

Galleries may apply for membership to this category and be admitted by a majority vote of the Board of Directors if, at the discretion of the Directors, the applicant gallery satisfies the following requirements:

  • Has operated a bona fide exhibition gallery, open to the public during consistent business hours, for a continuous period of three years or more
  • Business is located in Saskatchewan
  • Represents at least 10 artists of merit
  • Has a demonstrated exhibition program
  • Provides evidence of stability and intent (based on criteria such as exhibition policy, reputation in the community, bank or accountant reference)
  • Operates an ethical business based on industry best practices
  • Has a primary concern for the promotion of art and artists of merit
  • Demonstrates a concern with accepting and promoting the mandate of SaskGalleries, with particular regard to the maintenance of professional standards and ethics.

Full Member Galleries receive voting privileges and nomination eligibility for the SaskGalleries Board of Directors.

Cost: $250 per year, paid annually

Full Members' Benefits

  • Primary placement in all online, advertising, and print listings
  • First right of refusal for events, pop-up galleries, tradeshows or showcases that SaskGalleries hosts
  • Primary inclusion in the SaskGalleries printed newsletter Galleries 360
  • Free professional review and feedback of grant applications to Creative Saskatchewan or other granting bodies
  • Full, free access to all professional development and workshop opportunities
  • Free access to the SaskGalleries internal professional development newsletter
  • Voting privileges at the annual general meeting
  • Can be nominated for the Board of Directors and sit on the board
  • Inclusion on committees as set by the Board
  • Travel honourariums for attending SaskGalleries in-person meetings, AGM and planning sessions.

Associate Members' Benefits

  • Placement in online, advertising, and print listings
  • Workshop and professional development access at a reduced price as compared to the public
  • Potential inclusion in SaskGalleries's showcases, pop-up events, showcases or exhbitions, if space allows (has often occurred in the past that Associate members have been included in curated shows).
  • Receive the SaskGalleries internal professional development newsletter, which includes information about best practice business/gallery approaches and curated and original articles of interest.
  • Attendance at SaskGalleries Annual General Meeting, addition of topics to agenda with approval of the Board in advance.
  • Non-voting member

Affiliate Members' Benefits

  • May be listed online or in print, and may submit events to be considered for inclusion in the newsletter.
  • May be given access to workshop opportunities at the discretion of the Board of Directors, as these opportunities become available.
  • Networking: All Members will receive full access to networking opportunities. This could be especially useful for Associate members. Engaging with senior galleries and gallerists could allow for mentorship opportunities.

 

ASSOCIATE MEMBER GALLERY

This membership category is for emerging commercial art galleries as well as fine art and craft retailers located in the province of Saskatchewan.

Galleries and businesses may apply for membership to this category and be admitted by a majority vote of the Board of Directors if, at the discretion of the Directors, the applicant satisfies the following requirements:

  • Operates an exhibition gallery or business with a specialization in original cultural products including, but not necessarily limited to, art and craft, that is open to the public during consistent business hours;
  • Business is located in Saskatchewan;
  • Represents artists and artisans that produce original cultural products;
  • Provides evidence of stability and intent (based on criteria such as exhibition policy, reputation in the community, bank or accountant reference);
  • Operates an ethical business based on industry best practices
  • Demonstrates concern with accepting and promoting the mandate of SaskGalleries, with particular regard to the maintenance of professional standards and ethics.

Cost: $150 per year, paid annually


AFFILIATE MEMBER

This membership category is available to all of the individuals and institutions that contribute to the success of the commercial art market in Saskatchewan. Individual artists, artist collectives, guilds, art supply retailers, framers, appraisers, dealers and collectors are welcome and encouraged to join SaskGalleries. We firmly believe that a strong commercial art market contributes to the health and success of the larger artistic community. If you support this belief and would like to be kept up to date on our exhibitions and events, we welcome your membership.

Cost: $25 per year.


HONOURARY MEMBER

This complimentary membership category is for individuals that have made significant past contributions to the development of SaskGalleries and the commercial art market of the province. Honourary Member status is granted, by a majority vote of the Board of Directors. Honourary Members cannot be currently involved in an active commercial art gallery that would otherwise qualify for one of the paid membership categories. Any SaskGalleries member may put forward a nomination for Honourary Member to the Membership Committee, please email your recommendation by contacting our Executive Director.