Markham Group of Artists



The Markham Group of Artists has been a vibrant community of artists in the Markham area since 1981. Artists of all levels of experience are invited to become members of the Markham Group of Artists. Benefits of membership include: 



  • reduced fees for workshops with top-notch artists
  • presentations and demonstrations to learn new
    approaches and techniques
  • lectures by art authorities
  • critiques by recognized artists
  • an informative newsletter
  • entrance to juried and non-juried shows
  • sharing of ideas in a vibrant community of artists
  • a presence on our website
  • link to your artist website

Our season begins in September. Workshops and Members’ Days generally run from September to June although other activities occur throughout the year. Members’ Days are meetings with a variety of topics of interest to members, such as demonstrations, lectures, and critiques. Our workshops are an excellent way to meet members and develop your skills from outstanding instructors. Information about upcoming workshops is can be found on the website and in our newsletters and emails. Enrollment is done on the website.   


EARLY BIRD membership fee for the 2020/21 season: $70
(register by September 30th) 
For further information, please contact

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Windows Open 2020


During the past few months daily life seemed to come to a standstill, but the isolated homes and studios
of artists remained vibrant places where 
creators turned inward for inspiration. Now, the Markham Group
of Artists asks those artists to open their windows and let the world see how this experience has affected
their vision of the world.


The Markham Group of Artists invites artists from Toronto and surrounding areas to submit paintings to
WINDOWS OPEN 2020. This juried online exhibition will open on August 22 and run until September 25. 
The show will be featured on the MGA website’s gallery and promoted on the Group’s Instagram and
Facebook sites. MGA is honoured to have
 well-known artist and teacher Suzanne Metz serve as the juror
and cash prizes will be awarded.


                                                 SUBMISSION DATES:   August 7-14, 2020
                                                 JURYING:  August 15-19; accepted artists will be notified by email August 21
                                                 SHOW DATES:  August 22 – Sept. 25, 2020

                                                 REGISTRATION FEE:  $15 members; $20 non-members for 1 painting; $5 for 1 additional painting
                                                                                       2 paintings per artist maximum


Click here for details:




Thursday July 30th:  Paint in the Country

12601 McCowan Road, Stouffville


Directions:  North on McCowan Rd past Stouffville Rd.  12601 is about 1/2 mile north of Stouffville Rd on the east side. There is a red brick farmhouse with post and rail fencing (about the 4th house in) Pat will have the Plein Air sign out at the end of the driveway.  See you there!
Here are some wonderful creations done 'all fresco' at past sessions: 


PEERING IN: Bi-Weekly Zoom Peer Critique
Next critique Wednesday August 5th @ 7:30pm

Every other Wednesday night artists are invited to join in the Peer Zoom critique. They will share art that they’ve been working on and will get supportive and constructive feedback! Let us know you plan to attend by the Sunday before and submit your one painting to Lynn Ross at  by the Monday before the critique (late artists will be added to the next critique in the following two weeks.)



Virtual Members Show
June 10th—30th, 2020

Welcome to the Markham Group of Artists' Annual Spring Show. Our members have been very creative during our time of separation and we want to share their marvelous paintings with the world! 


Click here to view:  
The Show That Never Was

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