The Bermuda Society of Arts (BSoA) is membership based organisation, directed by an 11-strong governing body who oversee policies and procedures. A Gallery Director and Assistant Gallery Director deal with the day to day administration and running of BSoA Galleries. BSoA is a registered charity #115.
Affectionately known, as ‘The People’s Art Gallery’, BSoA encompasses four separate galleries; the largest of which is the Onions Gallery, comprising of 2,000 sq feet, next is the Edinburgh Gallery, comprising of 650 sq feet and two smaller studios, Studio A and B, comprising of 450 sq feet each.
With shows that change approximately every three weeks, BSoA usually hosts in the region of 50 shows a year and regular fixtures for member-artists include four members’ shows plus a members’ photographic show per year. In addition, the Society hosts an inspiring exhibition of art and sculpture by Bermuda’s school children and the Bermuda College each spring. Other regular features include the “Mindframe” exhibit by clients from Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute (MAWI) and “Timely Reflections” featuring art from Bermuda’s prisoners.
At other times during the year, individual artists and groups of artists rent gallery space to display and sell their works. From time to time, the Society joins with other art organisations to host special exhibitions and events.
The BSoA jurying programme includes a mixture of resident jurors, who offer free critiques to participating artists and interested members.
Artists exhibiting at BSoA hail from a broad spectrum of social and professional backgrounds and walks of life; the paintings hanging from our walls come from children, doctors, aspiring artists, accountants and senior citizens alike. Bermuda is a fishbowl of a country, but the diversity and richness of our artistic talent is immense. At the BSoA we believe that the power of art transcends beliefs, cultures and preconceptions, working as a bridge that connects us all.
BSoA strives to make visits to the gallery a stimulating and welcoming experience through our diverse exhibitions, programmes and events. Our organisation is a dynamic doorway leading to new experiences.