The Vancouver Island Sculptors Guild (VISG) officially registered as a non-profit society in 1994. It was formed by a small group of dedicated sculptors to collaborate on art shows and to increase public awareness and appreciation of sculpture. Over the years the Guild membership has expanded, and new members are welcomed.
The first VISG meeting was held on March 31, 1994 and the first VISG show was held July 30, 1994 in Bastion Square.
In 2003, the Guild split into southern and northern island chapters. The South Island chapter has continued to be active, and includes sculptors from Victoria and the Gulf Islands, and northward.
We are proud of our current members and celebrate their success in our group shows, and their individual endeavours. See the Upcoming Events and Members pages for details. We also acknowledge our alumni who include: Herbert (Ari) Schafer, Derek Rowe, Linda Lindsay, Daniel Cline, Barrie Shaw-Rimmington, and Ted Spiers.
The Guild has a distinguished history of well received group exhibitions, including: Bamberton, Maritime Museum, Bastion Square, Glendale (now V.I. Tech Park), Bay Centre, Saanich Municipal Hall, Victoria Arts Connection and the Community Arts Council. Individual Guild members have also successfully participated as individuals in the Sooke and Sidney Fine Arts Shows competitions, and at commercial art galleries.
After all these years the mandate and vision of the Vancouver Island Sculptors Guild continues to flourish.