Built in 1978, the Burlington Art Centre was developed as an ideal home for the many visual art and craft guilds that had been active in Burlington since the 1950s. There are seven guilds that have fully-equipped studios at the Centre - Burlington Fine Arts Association, Handweavers and Spinners, Hooking Craft, Photography, Potters, Fibre Arts, and Sculptors and Woodcarvers.
Each guild runs a varied program to promote a greater understanding of its specific art form and to involve people as creators. The guilds represent an important point of access to the Centre as a whole. Typical guild participants enter as beginners and through classes, critiques, discussion and exhibition, develop themselves to a serious amateur or professional level.
NOTE: Membership in good standing with the Burlington Art Centre is a prerequisite for all guild members. Click here to become a BAC member.
Each guild has an annual Juried Exhibition which is a highlight for its members and provides valuable interaction between the guild and practicing professionals. The demands on guest jurors are heavy. They not only judge quality, creativity, technical expertise, and select prizewinners, they also discuss their selection criteria and choices with the participating artists. This provides a vital educational session which raises many issues facing contemporary artists. Our Guild Juried Exhibitions attract a broad and vital audience of practitioners from across the region.
2013 Guild Exhibitions
January 12 - February 12: Burlington Potters' Guild
February 23 - March 24: Burlington Sculptors and Woodcarvers Guild
April 6 - May 5: Latow Photographers Guild
May 11 - June 4: Handweavers Guild
August 17 - September 15: Hooking Craft Guild
November 9 - December 15: Burlington Fine Arts Association
2013 Guild Exhibitions are sponsored by