Markham Group of Artists


The Markham Group of Artists has been a vibrant community of artists in the Markham area since 1981. The group includes artists from beginners to professionals, working in a variety of media and styles. Learn all about us

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MGA 'Jade' 35th Anniversary Art Show & Sale


SHOW DATES:  October 6 to 30, 2016    

Cornell Community Centre
Main floor Atrium

3201 Bur Oak Avenue, Markham 

OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, October 6 - 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Show participants can find more information at



Member Opportunities / CELEBRATE! 35th Anniversary,

or click here.

October 5/16 Members' Day

Linda M sampleLinda McI


 LIVING A CREATIVE LIFE Members’ Day MeetingOctober 5, 2016  


Using samples of recent works on rusted steel, Linda shares inspirational stories and tips on how to expand personal growth as an artist by cultivating creativity on a daily basis.  She will discuss the preparation required to achieve ultimate creative freedom, such as studio set-up and how to manage time to develop projects (including time to play and explore) before hitting the easel.  



Linda has been an active member of the Markham Group of Artists for the past eight years, serving both as Show and Projects Director. She is also involved in creative workshops for young artists in the schools, and team-building workshops for adults in the corporate field. She caught the creative bug at an early age and is passionate about sharing the joy it brings to others, believing that the purpose of art is to inform, inspire and delight.  



Mural Mosaic 2016

Mural Mosaic 2015

Call to all MGA members to be part of history.


If you are excited to have created a section for one or more of our previous Mural Mosaics and want to participate in our Trillium Mural which will hang at the Richmond Hill Welcome Centre, or if you are looking forward to this new experience, plan to get involved.


Linda McIntosh has created a beautiful and awe-inspiring image for us to recreate to celebrate Canada 150. The image will be divided into 32 sections.  Each participant will create a separate picture which will then become part of the whole, reflecting the topic of a theme of Canada. The canvases and the sections will be available to take away at ext Wednesday's meeting. 



If you miss the meeting but still want to participate, please contact Linda at as soon as possible. We would like to have the project finished for November.


Don’t miss this exciting opportunity.


To help stimulate ideas, here are some symbols that define our Canadian identity, but you are more than welcome to add your own:
• the great outdoors
• hockey
• Tim Hortons
• Metis, Inuit (aboriginal peoples)
• Fur Trade
• Atlantic fisheries 
• wheat, timber
• Hudson’s Bay Co.
• Canadian National Railway
• healthcare
• animals - beaver, loon, canada goose, moose, polar bear
• maple syrup
• indigenous flowers and trees


Membership for the 2016-2017 Season

The new season of the Markham Group of Artists promises to be filled with exciting opportunities, with more Members' Days , and an impressive lineup of workshops.  There will be plenty of opportunities to engage with other eager artists through lectures, demonstrations, critiques, murals projects, figure drawing, and, of course, shows.

If you have never been a member of the Markham Group of Artists, read about all the benefits of membership here. 

For further information, please contact

Membership Fee for the new season is $70.


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Sep Oct 2016 Workshops






 Sep 28/16

The Art and Science of Image Transfers for Mixed Media with Kim Lee Kho

$55 Members

$65 Non Members

 Oct 12/16

 Brush It Bold with Sheila Davis

$50 members

$60 Non Members

Oct 26/16

Playing with Mother Nature, Linda McIntosh and Marilyn McKay

$50 members

$60 Non Members


Ontario Trillium Foundation

The Markham Group of Artists recognizes the support of The Ontario Trillium Foundation.  Our group is very honoured to be awarded a grant which will assist us with many initiatives. Stay tuned for more details.

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