Manitoba Society of Artists



For New Members,You Need: 

  1. Membership Application Form (click here)
  2. A minimum of 20 images of your work on  USB.
  3. Paper listing with the USB of the Titles of the images, the Medium, Size and the year it was completed
  4. And to send the application and disc to: 

Manitoba Society of Artists
C/O Membership Chair
120 Eugenie Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R2H 0X7

Membership Application Submissions:

The Jury Committee meets three times yearly (September, January, April) to consider applicants for membership. 

For Renewal Of Membership, you need the Renewal Application form (click here)

Requirements for Members:

As the Society is a volunteer organization, new members are expected to offer their services to the Executive and Committees to assist with the functioning of the Society. Please consider becoming part of a committee, the executive or volunteering for events.

Membership dues are $50.00 per year due on September 1 annually. You do not have to pay membership fees until your acceptance into the MSA.

A Bit About The MSA:

The Manitoba Society of Artists (MSA) was established in 1902.   We are a non-profit, volunteer organization.  Members are encouraged and expected to contribute time, talent and interest to the betterment of our organization.  What area would you like to help with?

Our purpose is to promote and encourage Manitoba’s emerging and professional visual artists. Members of the Society exhibit together, enjoy social events and participate in educational ventures, such as  presentations and workshops.

Some of our activities and events include:

  • In Perspective Newsletter: Informs members of exhibitions, events and other news. (3-4 times/yr)
  • Membership Meetings such as the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in which all members are encouraged to partake.  Committee and event meetings and social events happen throughout the year.
  • OJEC Exhibition is the most important event of each year.  It is the Provincial Annual Open Juried Competition and Exhibition, which allows both emerging and professional artists an equal opportunity to participate in a major exhibition.
  • Piano Nobile Gallery for group or solo shows in the Piano Nobile Gallery located at the Manitoba Centennial Concert Hall. 
  • The MSA keeps members informed of other exhibitions and venues throughout the year. 

Membership is geared to professional artists.  There is an application form and adjudication process.  All artists must reside in Manitoba, or be temporarily living elsewhere.