Membership Matters! As a Member of the VPAG you get access to all the membership perks as well as play a crucial role in our sustainability. Your support of the Gallery helps us grow as an organization and allows us to offer more events, artist talks, workshops, and expand our programming. Your commitment through membership is key to our success. Join us this year as a member of the VPAG and enjoy the benefits of membership!
We currently offer 5 levels of membership at the VPAG. All levels of membership are valid for 12 months from the time of purchase and each member will receive a membership card and welcome package.
VPAG Member Benefits:
-Our Gallery newsletter in your inbox or mailbox
-Bi-Weekly e-news with event announcements and gallery updates
-10% discount on merchandise in our Gallery Shop (with members-only sales throughout the year!)
-Access to the Regional Reciprocal Membership Agreement (discounts at other galleries and museums– Click Here for a complete list.)
-Discounts on all workshops, programs, and special events
-Invitation to submit artwork in the annual Members’ Exhibition
-Voting privileges at the Annual General Meeting
-Access to Art Rental and Sales
-Access to the Video Rental Program
-Access to Members Only events
+Corporate Membership includes 5 corporate membership cards so that you and 4 colleagues receive the benefits mentioned above
Purchase or Renew your Membership through the form below
VPAG Membership Form
At the Vernon Public Art Gallery, our mission is to connect Greater Vernon to the creative presence and possibilities within the visual arts through exhibitions and activities. For over seventy years, we have worked at creating quality exhibitions and dynamic programs for our community. As a non-profit charity, we rely on the generosity of individuals and businesses for support. Each year we need to raise approximately $80,000 through fundraising to maintain current operations and programming. Our goal for 2019 is to raise $81,500 and we need your help to achieve this. Money raised helps us provide Greater Vernon with diversified exhibitions, art education, publication of ISBN registered catalogues, and public receptions and events.
Remember that every donation truly makes a difference, regardless of size. Your patronage ensures we can continue to provide a valuable community resource that reflects the needs of the North Okanagan. All donations $20+ are eligible for a charitable tax benefit receipt.
Donate to your Gallery by clicking the form below
Monetary donations play an important role in the operations of the Gallery. By pledging a monthly gift to the gallery you are able to contribute towards the daily operations of the organization. This includes but is not limited to the educational programs we offer schools and children, the preservation of our artworks, and promotion of local artists by hosting various exhibitions.
We welcome any monetary value you believe you can offer. As part of the community we recognize each individual’s unique financial position and we respect any donation you can supply. We have provided a template within the form that provides you with some donation options. You can choose to provide a monthly gift that spans 1, 2, 3 or 5 years. Additionally, you choose between donating $10/month, $25/month and $100/month. If none of these work for you and you still want to donate, you can choose “Other” and put in your own dollar value. Your contribution matters and aids community involvement and arts and culture growth, so thank you!
Charitable tax donation receipt will be issued for your cash donation. Cash contributions can also be directed to our endowment fund by request. Cash donors have the option to remain anonymous or be recognized in the VPAG Annual Report.
Sign up for Monthly Giving by clicking the form below
Monthly Gift Subscription Form
The success of the Vernon Public Art Gallery and our programs would not be possible without the help of our Volunteers. The Gallery was originally founded by volunteers and to this day we rely on the generosity of volunteers for their time and expertise. Our volunteers assist with the daily operations in the Gallery, they help at special events and fundraisers, and our Board of Directors and Facility Steering Committee are active business and community volunteers.
Volunteers are an important part of the Gallery, and we are currently looking for individuals to assist in the following areas:
For more information, please contact us at (250) 545-3173 or email email@example.com.
Sponsoring an exhibition helps the Gallery to maintain professional standards and bring the highest calibre of exhibitions possible to Vernon. Sponsorship allows the Gallery to pay artist exhibition fees set by CARFAC (Canadian Artists Representation/Le Front Des Artistes Canadians) to the artists exhibiting in the Topham Brown Memorial Gallery and the Caroline Galbraith Gallery. Sponsorship dollars also allow us to produce quality publications for each of our exhibitions. Supporting the arts helps to increase sponsors’ visibility in the community and enhance their corporate or business image.
• **$1200 Topham Brown Memorial Gallery
• *$800 Caroline Galbraith Gallery
• $500 Community Gallery
• $500 Up-Front Gallery
• Company logo displayed on appropriate Gallery wall for the duration of the exhibit
• Company logo on our website for the duration of the exhibit
• Company logo on corresponding publications, invitations, posters, and newsletters
• Recognition in our Annual Report
• **$1200 Topham Brown Memorial Gallery sponsorship also includes a free Gallery rental for a private event for clients and/or family and friends, recognition in Gallery produced ISBN registered exhibition catalogue, and 1 piece of artwork on loan from our permanent collection for display at your office location for 1 year
• *$800 Caroline Galbraith Gallery sponsorship also includes 1 piece of artwork on loan from our permanent collection for display at your office location for 1 year
Sponsorship opportunities are also available in other areas such as the Permanent Collection, Artist Accommodation, Art Education, Caterer/Winery of Choice, and Special Event sponsors. For more information about all of the sponsorship options download the 2013 Sponsorship Brochure or contact Dauna Kennedy Grant, Executive Director: firstname.lastname@example.org | 250-545-3173