Get Involved


VPAG members play a crucial role in our sustainability and hold great value to the organization. Not only does a Gallery membership provide great benefits, it also shows local politicians and funders that you support the initiatives of the Vernon Public Art Gallery.

We offer 5 levels of membership at the VPAG: Student: $10.50, Individual: $35 Family: $50, Corporate: $100 and The Club: $100 (+ GST). Memberships are valid for 12 months from time of purchase. Each VPAG membership comes with a membership card, and welcome package.

VPAG Member Benefits:

  • Gallery newsletter in electronic or hard copy format
  • Weekly e-news updates
  • 10% discount on merchandise in the Gallery Shop with periodic members-only sales throughout the year
  • Opportunity to exhibit artwork in the annual members’ exhibition
  • Voting privileges at the Annual General Meeting
  • Reciprocal Membership Agreement (discounts at other participating galleries) Click Here for a complete list
  • Member pricing on workshops & Gallery programming
  • Access to the Art Rental Program
  • Access to the Video Rental Program
  • Access to Members Only events
  • Corporate Membership benefits includes 5 corporate membership cards so that you and 4 employees receive the benefits mentioned above
  • The Club Membership gives its members access to an even larger reciprocal program! The North American Reciprocal Membership Program (NARM) is one of the largest reciprocal membership programs in the world. With your VPAG ‘The Club’ membership card you receive the membership benefits above, as well as the opportunity to visit 892 museums, art galleries, and historic sites from across North America with free admission and/or discounts. Some examples of the fine institutions included in NARM are the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, the Walt Disney Family Museum, the Museum of Art and Design, and the Norman Rockwell Museum as well as our closer to home options of the Kelowna Art Gallery, the Kamloops Art Gallery, the Two Rivers Art Gallery and the Royal British Columbia Museum. Current holders of The Club have already earned their membership value in just a couple of visits to these larger institutions. For more information on your NARM benefits, please visit:

Purchase or Renew your Membership through the form below
VPAG Membership Application Form



Donate with Monthly Giving

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.

Every July, the Vernon Public Art Gallery holds an annual benefit event Midsummer’s Eve of the Arts (MEA), featuring a live and silent auction of original artwork and specialty packages. Participating artists and businesses donate items to the auction and all or part proceeds from the sales go directly to the Gallery supporting ongoing exhibitions and programming. Donating to MEA is another avenue of which you can help support the Vernon Public Art Gallery.

Sign up for Monthly Giving by clicking the form below
Monthly Gift Subscription Form


The Vernon Public Art Gallery would not exist without the help of our Volunteers. The Gallery was originally founded by volunteers and still 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 organize 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 welcome your assistance in any of the areas listed below.

  • Gift Shop/Gallery Attendant (3 hours per week)
  • Opening Receptions/Special Event assistance
  • Office Assistance
  • Poster Delivery
  • Food/Beverage Service
  • Art Rental Program Promotion
  • Midsummer’s Eve of the Arts; annual benefit event – various positions

For more information, please contact us at (250) 545-3173 or download the Volunteer Application Form


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

Sponsorship benefits:

• 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: | 250-545-3173

2017 Sponsorship Brochure