The Rockford Art Guild (RAG) is a supportive and encouraging group of people who have a strong passion for the arts. Each member has opportunities to improve, explore, and challenge themselves in ways they would not find elsewhere. Guild members work together to increase the appreciation of art in the Rockford area. Our goal is to provide education, growth, and show opportunities for our members, and for other artists in the community. Members work in a variety of media, including mosaic, beading, painting, pottery, sculpting, photography, woodworking, and more.
Membership in the Guild has a huge range of advantages. We receive information on how to get into shows, how to price our art, and how to present it. Well-known artist Tom Heflin does an annual critique of members’ artwork, providing everyone a chance to hear from a master how we can improve our work. Members also receive discounts on shows hosted by the Guild, as well as opportunities to teach. You are welcome to attend a meeting and see what we are all about!
Rockford Art Guild has the great pleasure of coordinating with the Burpee Natural History Museum with Tuesday drawing sessions. Every second Tuesday of the month from 6 to 8pm Rockford Art Guild members are invited to paint, sketch, photograph, or work digitally from objects chosen for us by the museum staff. The first session was birds and butterflies. All you need to do to participate is be a paid member of the Rockford Art Guild. December will be our final meeting until the spring.
The Rockford Art Guild will be holding a show at WomanSpace opening on July 19th and running through September 13th. Artists will be displaying 2D and 3D pieces of art in the WomanSpace gallery . July 19th will be the opening reception.