About Us

Our member artists work in all types of media and exhibit in various venues in the Muskoka community.

Banner image: Pam Carnochan

A dynamic group of artists

Our member artists work in all types of media. Our group comprises artists with a full range of skills, from creative individuals who are just beginning to full-time professionals.

The Huntsville Art Society hosts events like community art shows and skill-sharing workshops, held primarily in the Muskoka, Ontario region. We are a proud sponsor of a variety of community groups, and combine the exhibition of our members’ works with fundraising activities, resulting in contributions to charitable organizations throughout Muskoka.

We encourage you to get involved and be Part of Art, and participate in the many events and activities our members plan and organize.

Our Mission

The Huntsville Art Society is an art collective that encourages creativity and ongoing learning through networking and collegiality, while facilitating opportunities for promoting and growing visual and functional arts in the community.

Our History

The Huntsville Art Society was first established in Muskoka as the Huntsville Art Council when the Centennial/Summit Centre was constructed. The group’s name later changed to the Huntsville Art Crowd, and in 2009 a members’ vote determined its current name: the Huntsville Art Society. In the beginning, this small group of enthusiastic artists and craftspeople met informally to share their common interest in visual arts.

A volunteer Board of Directors was formed to provide leadership and direction. The Board is reviewed each year at the Annual General Meeting, and is responsible for coordinating a number of art shows per year, researching new venues, providing information and networking to members, administration and accountability of club funds, bylaws, and strategic planning for the future. We have at least six Board meetings per year and an all-member Annual General Meeting each fall.

Board of Directors

Co-Chair: Karen Cassian
Co-Chair: Christina MacBean
Secretary: Stephanie Aykroyd
Treasurer: Sarah-Jane Simpson

Pam Carnochan (Past Co-Chair)
Pam MacKenzie (Past Co-Chair)
Melissa Pole
Marilyn Smith

* Gallery (Partners Hall): Susanne Allen Spiers, Karen Cassian, Christina MacBean, Pam MacKenzie, Noreen Mitchell
* Summit Centre Gallery: Brenda Turnour
* HPL and Hospice Huntsville Galleries: Christina MacBean
* Fundraising: Stephanie Aykroyd, Roxanne Driedger
* Social: Marilyn Smith
* Digital Arts: Melissa Pole
* Education and Outreach Committee (coordinates Artists in the Schools and Artists Teaching Seniors programs): Pam MacKenzie, Pam Carnochan

Other volunteers:
Catherine Luce (social media)
Dawn Huddlestone (website, newsletter)
Vacant (membership coordinator)

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