MEMBERSHIP

Support Homer Watson House & Gallery with your annual membership. You can join as an individual or with your family. Be inspired, create and have fun at Homer Watson House & Gallery. 

Membership Levels

Individual
Membership

$35/yr

Student/Senior
Membership

$30/yr

Family
Membership

$50/yr

Contributor
Membership

$150/1yr

Patron
Membership

$250-500/yr

Privileges

Individual
Senior/Student

Family

Contributor

Patron

Access to member portal

Complimentary admission to Gallery and Grounds

Advance invitations to exhibition opening receptions and events (with priority ticketing)

Subscription to our newsletter

Reciprocal admission to over 90 other galleries across Ontario 

Under the reciprocal free admission program, participating Ontario Association Of Art Galleries (OAAG) institutions agree to offer free admission to:

  • Reciprocating OAAG members
  • Members of reciprocating OAAG members
  • Staff of reciprocating OAAG member institution

Please be aware of the following conditions for the Reciprocal Admission Program:

  • Presentation of a valid OAAG reciprocating organization’s member card or staff identification card is required
  • These benefits are conditional upon the consent of the reciprocating member institutions and are only offered during regular hours of operation
  • Ticketed exhibitions may or may not be included, and such a decision is subject to the discretion of the participating organization
  • When visiting the OAAG reciprocating organization, you must adhere to the definition and criteria of memberships (i.e. family membership, student membership, etc.) of that institution
  • Lists of participating institutions are subject to change without notice.

The list is also available in a printer-friendly version (PDF) for download (organized by location and alphabetically).

Updated: 15-April-2019

Currently, participating institutions are as follows:

Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston
Agnes Jamieson Gallery, Minden
Art Gallery of Algoma, Sault Ste. Marie
Art Gallery of Burlington
Art Gallery of Guelph, Guelph
Art Gallery of Hamilton

Art Gallery of Mississauga
Art Gallery of Northumberland, Cobourg
Art Gallery of Peterborough (only reciprocating OAAG member institutions with valid ID)
Art Gallery of Sudbury
Art Gallery of Windsor
Art Gallery of York University, Toronto
Art Museum at the University of Toronto
Arts Etobicoke, Toronto
Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD), Toronto
Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto
Blackwood Gallery
, Mississauga
Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts, Collingwood
Cambrige Galleries | Idea Exchange, Cambridge
Campus Gallery, Georgian College, Barrie
Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo
Canadian Fine Arts
, Toronto
Carleton University Art Gallery
, Ottawa
Craft Ontario, Toronto
Doris McCarthy Gallery, Toronto
Durham Art Gallery, Durham
Durham West Arts Centre Inc., Pickering
Gallery 1313, Toronto
Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography, Toronto
Gallery Arcturus, Toronto
Gallery in the Grove, Bright’s Grove
Gallery Stratford
Gallery TPW, Toronto
Georgina Arts Centre and Gallery, Sutton
Gibson Gallery (Fort Malden Guild of Arts and Crafts), Amherstburg
Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant, Brantford
Government of Ontario Art Collection, Toronto
Grimsby Public Art Gallery

Haldimand Art Works, Dunnville
Haliburton Sculpture Forest

Hamilton Artists Inc., Hamilton
Homer Watson House & Gallery, Kitchener
Humber Galleries & Collection, Toronto
John B. Aird Gallery / Galerie John B. Aird, Toronto
Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, Sarnia
Kawartha Art Gallery, Lindsay
Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery
Koffler Gallery, Toronto
The Latcham Gallery, Stouffville
Leamington Arts Centre
The Living Arts Centre, Mississauga
MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie
Market Gallery, Toronto
McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton
McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg
Mercer Union, Toronto
Museum of Contemporary Art_Toronto_Canada
Museum London

Museums of Mississauga
Neilson Park Creative Centre
, Toronto
Niagara Artists Centre, St. Catharines
Niagara Falls Art Gallery
Niagara Pumphouse Visual Art Centre
, Niagara-on-the-Lake
Norfolk Arts Centre
, Simcoe
Oakville Galleries
Ojibwe Cultural Foundation, M’Chigeeng
Onsite Gallery (OCAD U), Toronto
Open Studio, Toronto
Orillia Museum of Art and History
Ottawa Art Gallery
The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto
Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives, Brampton
Penetanguishene Centennial Museum & Archives,
Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art, Toronto
Rails End Gallery, Haliburton
RiverBrink Art Museum, Queenston
Robert Langen Art Gallery, Waterloo
Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa
Rodman Hall Arts Centre, St. Catharines
Ryerson Image Centre, Toronto
The Rotunda Gallery, City Hall, Kitchener
Southampton Arts Centre, Art School & Gallery
St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre
Station Gallery, Whitby
Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto
Sur Gallery, Toronto
TD Gallery, Toronto Public Library
Temiskaming Art Gallery, Temiskaming Shores
Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto
Thames Art Gallery
, Chatham
Thunder Bay Art Gallery
Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre
Tom Thomson Art Gallery, Owen Sound
University of Toronto Art Centre
University of Waterloo Art Gallery
Varley Art Gallery, Markham
The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington, Bowmanville
WKP Kennedy Gallery, North Bay
Woodland Cultural Centre, Brantford
Woodstock Art Gallery

10% discount in the Gift Shop

15% discount at Framing and Art Centre (716 Belmont Avenue West, Kitchener)

10% discount at Watts Visuals on an individual members first order. (WATTSVISUALS
Globe Studios ​141 Whitney Place, Unit 21 Kitchener, ON)

10% discount on adult programs

10% discount on children’s programs

Tax receipt for gift portion of your membership

Double discount Holiday Days in Gift Shop

1 complimentary 8×10 print of a Homer Watson reproduction

1 complimentary docent-guided (or curator) tour for party of 6

IMPORTANT!
If you are registering for an art program at the same time as a membership – you must complete the membership FIRST, then login with your member I.D. to get the 10% member discount.

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The Loch Doon area was memorialized in celebrated Scottish poet, Robert Burns piece “Ye banks and braes O’ bonnie Doon”

Ye banks and braes o’ bonny Doon,
How can ye bloom sae fresh and fair?
How can ye chant, ye little birds,
And I sae weary fu’ o’ care?
Thou’lt break my heart, thou warbling bird,
That wantons thro’ the flowering thorn:
Thou minds me o’ departed joys,
Departed, never to return.

Aft hae I rov’d by bonnie Doon,
To see the rose and woodbine twine;
And ilka bird sang o’ its love,
And fondly sae did I o’ mine.
Wi’ lightsome heart I pu’d a rose,
Fu’ sweet upon its thorny tree;
And my fause lover stole my rose,
But, ah! he left the thorn wi’ me.

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