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In June of 1966, Robert Ransley and Gisela J. Bly, two Mount Holly artists, had the mutual desire to form an art guild that would increase awareness of the visual arts. Thus, the Burlington County Art Guild was established. Robert Ransley passed away five years later. A few years thereafter, his wife, Eleanor Ransley offered to sponsor an exhibit in her husband’s name. Mrs. Ransley sponsored the exhibit for several years with a purse of $50.00, before moving from the area. The membership of the Burlington County Art Guild has continued the annual Ransley Exhibit with hard work and determination, along with sponsorships from art-loving patrons. In 2011, the Guild attained non-profit status as a 501(c)(3) Corporation. Since 2008, the Burlington County Art Guild has honored co-founder Gisela J. Bly with the Annual Gisela J. Bly Members Juried Show. Sadly, Gisela passed away in 2017 making it the first show Gisela did not present her special award. The Annual Gisela J. Bly Members Juried Show continues to honor her leadership in art teaching and promotion through funding by family, Guild members, students and patrons. This year marks the 13th anniversary of her show. The Guild offers its members six exhibitions throughout the year to showcase their art. A regular monthly meeting with artist demonstration is held from September through May, on the third Tuesday evening of each month, at the Burlington County Library Headquarters in Westampton, NJ. A newsletter arrives monthly and several workshop classes are offered during the year. December holidays are celebrated at an annual party. Enjoy the show!
View the PDF of the show here.