Credit: James Painter: "The Portal"
Alberta Society Of Artists
105-10215 112 Street NW, Edmonton, AB, T5K 1M7
This society is a registered charity whose purpose is to draw attention to the fine arts community in Alberta.
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Profile Last Updated: March 08, 2007
This society provides a way for artists, who are usually mainly solitary, to communicate and network with other artists. Conflict tends to arise due to the fact that artists are strong in their convictions but this society has survived the good and the bad. The first two presidents were A.C. Leighton and H.G. Glyde. Their traditional approach to art collided with the more abstract preferences of artists such as Maxwell Bates, John Snow, and Marion Nichol. It's this artistic drive and uniqueness that makes the Alberta Society of Artists (ASA) an important venue for artists to express themselves and gain exposure.
On March 21, 1931, the constitution for The ASA was written. It allowed for women to join and the first female member was Annora Brown. A newsletter was created titled "Artometer" but, of course, the members didn't like the name and it was changed to "Highlights" and that is still the name today. This an example of the tension that has been a part of The ASA and wh! at makes it worthy of being a member; artists expressing themselves publicly regardless of the opinion being expressed.
Full or Subscribing Membership
There are two types of membership, full or subscribing. There is a jury selection for full members and the deadline for applying is March 1 of every year. Artists applying will go through a selection process. They should be competent and professional and all fine arts media are considered. Full membership gives access to the workshops, lectures, networking, newsletters, participation on the website and an opportunity to exhibit with the ASA. Subscribing members can join at anytime. They also have access to the lectures, workshops, networking and will receive the newsletter. Get involved and be a part of the proud history of the ASA. Support the arts in Alberta.