About the Prairie Artists Guild
 

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Our History

The Prairie Artists Guild was founded in March, 1988, by a small group of Regina artists interested in improving their skills by interacting and learning from each other. They envisioned a setting where artists could gather to paint together and support one another in their artistic endeavours. David Butt, internationally renowned artist and lifetime member, was the driving force behind the formation of the Prairie Artists Guild and its promotion of the visual arts.


Over time, the Prairie Artists Guild has evolved into a community of forty-five diverse and talented artists. The membership includes novice, emerging and professional artists. In addition to exhibiting artworks in the Prairie Artis Guild shows, number of Guild members have exhibited their art at numerous venues in Saskatchewan, Alberta, other parts of Canada and the USA.  Many have held displayed their art in solo or group shows. Original works of art of members of the Prairie Artists Guild can be found in private and corporate collections in Canada and numerous countries around the world.


The Prairie Artists Guild is proud to be an active participant in Regina’s art community. Over the course of its history, the Guild has been involved with many artistic ventures including the Downtown Art Walk, Painting in the Park and the painting of windows for downtown businesses in celebration of winter festivals. The Prairie Artists Guild currently supports the Wascana Rehabilitation Centre Volunteers’ Association and has supported the Saskatchewan Lung Association, the Trans-Canada Trail, Hopes Home, the Casey Foundation and Camp Circle of Friends. Individual members have donated paintings in support of many worthy causes. As part of their commitment to community, many members of the Prairie Arts Guild display their artworks at the Allan Blair Cancer Clinic, Broadway Terrace and the Kidney Health Centre enriching the surroundings for clients, their families and the staff.


The Prairie Artists Guild is a member of the Art Gallery of Regina and of Tourism Saskatchewan. Many members participate in shows for Saskatchewan Artists held at the Art Gallery of Regina.




Membership
Membership is open to artists residing in Regina. Applications are available from our membership coordinator. The annual membership fee is paid at the first meeting in September.


Meetings

Members of the Prairie Artists Guild meet Monday evenings from mid September to early December and from February to May.  Meetings are held at the Wascana Rehabilitation Centre.


Shows and Sales
Members of the Prairie Artists Guild display and sell their artwork at three guild shows during the course of each year. 

    Wascana Spring Show and Sale

  1.     Held in May at the Wascana Rehabilitation Centre

    Wascana Christmas Show and Sale

  1.     Held in November at the Wascana Rehabilitation Centre

    Harvest of Art Show and Sale

  1.     Prairie Artists Guild’s largest showcase held in October at the Royal Executive Hotel. 


In addition to the guild’s main display of original art, the shows and sales feature small art works, shrink-wrapped paintings, cards, bookmarks and magnets. There is no admission charge to Prairie Artists Guild shows and sales.


Workshops and Artistic Growth

Each year the Prairie Artists Guild hosts several painting workshops for members.   If space is available, non-members are welcome to participate. The Guild’s regular programming provides numerous opportunities for artistic growth and enrichment. Members have access to an extensive collection of resource material in the Guild’s library.