The Olive Hyde Art Guild, a not-for-profit organization, supports the City-owned Gallery through volunteer activities and funding for special exhibits and projects. The Guild sponsors art education programs in the schools and provides art scholarships and awards for local students.
The Olive Hyde Art Guild consists of people representing a cross-section of the community, patrons of the arts, artists, and artisans. This group is brought together with the specific goal of supporting the community of Fremont in the following ways:
- Promoting an interest in and appreciation for the visual arts
- Supporting art education in the local schools
- Assisting with the programs of the Olive Hyde Art Gallery
- Encouraging participation in activities involving visual arts
- Broadening the scope and impact of the Olive Hyde Gallery in the City of Fremont and the Northern California art community
Public receptions to celebrate the opening of each Gallery exhibit are hosted by Guild members. Funds for these purposes are raised through memberships and the annual Holiday for the Arts Show & Sale.
By Radhika Sharma
The first installment of the Olive Hyde Art Guild History Project is live! We hope Olive Hyde Art Guild members and website visitors enjoy these insightful interviews, reminiscences and profiles of current and former presidents and esteemed members, Judy Anglin, Gail Blalock, and Joan Logan. A second and final installment of the history project will be available later in the year.
A brief Q & A with Radhika Sharma about this project
How did the Art Guild decide to work on the History Project?
It is a wonderful story! I had been mulling the idea of creating a brief document that might encapsulate the history of the Art Guild and how it has evolved over the years and become a center of connection and art for the local community. Upon sharing my thoughts with the board, I was absolutely floored with the outpouring of support and suggestions for the project. It was soon approved, and several current and former members contributed their time and insights to the project.
What was working on the project like?
It is a delightful project and working on it emphasized and underscored the importance of community in creating and keeping alive this legacy of art and community engagement in art.
Any thoughts on the project that you would like to share with the Olive Hyde Art Guild members?
We welcome thoughts and inputs from all members for the History Project and would like it to be a document that speaks to all members and their interests. Thank you!