Whether they are painters, photographers, mixed-media artists, members of the Art Section of the Heliconian Club have the common bond of visual art. We help, encourage, support and learn from each other while maintaining a high standard of excellence. We work together with other section members to contribute to the club activities. One of the many advantages of joining the Art Section of the Club is the opportunity to show and sell your work in solo, small group or large group shows in the Club’s historic gallery Heliconian Hall. There is no charge for this but there is a 20% commission payable to the Club for each painting sold.

The Club year runs from September until the end of June. Throughout the year, there is a new show every month as well as a variety of art-related activities convened by art section members.

Monday Sketch Group

Every Monday from September until mid-June, Margaret Ludwig organizes life-drawing sessions with a live model for Club members and non-members alike (10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon for quick poses, and from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. for a sustained pose.) The current fee is $6.00 for each two-hour session. Early in May the Group stages a show of participants’ work in Heliconian Hall.


The Art Section also offers regular workshops, demonstrations and or slide/talk lectures on various art techniques or on some aspect of the visual arts. The current fee for these is $10.00 for members and $15.00 for non-members.

New Members’ Show

In September, all new Art Section members who have joined the Club during the past Club year participate in a New Members’ Show held during the month of September.

Regular Monthly Shows

After the September show, the Art Section stages monthly solo or small group shows of its members’ work.

Art Section Members’ Group Show

Twice a year, namely December into early January, and late May (to coincide with the City’s “Doors Open” event) and continuing throughout the summer, the Section holds a group show for its members.