Wednesday, November 17, 2010

National Collage Society

Susan Shurish's "Balance" (13x9 , acrylic paint, various papers, leaf) was juried into the 26th Annual Juried Exhibit of the National Collage Society.

"The goal of the National Collage Society is to foster the appreciation and interest in the recognized medium of collage. Collage has only been identified and defined during the twentieth century. The NCS, Inc. advances the stature of collage as a major art medium and assists in the public education through exhibits and workshops, lectures and publications. "

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Engineers Without Borders

"Engineers Without Borders creates opportunities for rural Africans to create positive change in their lives. By harnessing the skills and creativity of the Canadian engineering sector, we work to find practical solutions to one of the world’s most urgent problems – extreme poverty."

All proceeds from Perspectives of Africa will support their work with rural farmers in Ghana which is helping farmers support their families and grow successful businesses through farming. In addition, it will help support two short-term (4 month) overseas volunteers from the University of Western Ontario EWB chapter. If you would like more information on EWB or on the University of Western Ontario EWB chapter please visit: or

Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Painter's View 7

An Exhibition of works by the Artside Group
November 1 - November 25, 2010
Masonville Library
Opening reception with the artist:
Saturday November 6 from 2pm to 4pm
All Welcome
Please call ahead to ensure the gallery is available for viewing 519-660-4646
Matted works and cards will be available for sale during the reception

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Mother of 3 also Paints: Part 2

New work by Sarah Cowling
August 31-September 11, 2010 at The ARTS Project

Sarah Cowling has been working with acrylics for about 12 years. This exhibit is the culmination of much experimenting and playing with the paint. The flow of the paint is important to these works as all are poured, either directly onto the support or after the application of some kind of texture (from cheesecloth to acrylic mediums). During the pouring of the paint, some guidance of the flow may occur by moving or tipping of the support. The paintings are luminous and abstract with a feeling of depth and motion.

Sarah has a BA in History and Classics, a B. of Ed. and has participated in visual arts workshops and private classes. Sarah is a member of the Brush and Palette Club, the Gallery Painting Group and the Lambeth Art Association. She has taught art classes for The Arts Project and Museum London from 2009-2010 and gives art tours at Museum London with the Tour Guides. You can find Sarah’s work at the Art Rental Museum London and the Woodstock Art Gallery’s Art Rental. You can learn more about Sarah from her blog.

Gallery Hours 12 noon-5pm
Free Admission

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Woodstock Call to Artists

The Downtown Woodstock Business Improvement Area is busy planning for our annual SUMMER STREET FEST, which will be held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday August 5th, 6th & 7th, 2010.

During these three days, Dundas Street in Downtown Woodstock will be closed off to vehicular traffic and transformed into a huge street festival. Street Fest runs from 9:00am until 9:00pm on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

We continually look for different ways to grow our Annual Summer Street Fest making it an annual “must attend” and delivering an enjoyable experience for festival-goers to Downtown Woodstock. As we are constantly expanding our festival, endeavouring to tap into a growing market with culture and the arts, we hope that more artisans will join us in our annual street festival.

The booth spaces are free to the artists and they may sign up to be at all three days or just one or two. Please contact Woodstock BIA for application:

Friday, May 21, 2010

Sunset Arts Opening

The artists of Sunset Arts Gallery invite you to attend their Gala Opening Friday June 25th from 4pm to 9pm. Meet the artists, who will happily share stories about their work. There is an opportunity to win a $300 Sunset Arts gift certificate too!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Profile: Ella Ogglesby

Ella Ogglesby enjoyed visual arts classes in Secondary School and was inspired by visits to European Art Galleries while on school trips. She began attending evening classes in painting as an adult. She has been a member of the Lambeth Art Association for many years. She has taken two University level fine art courses and attends weekly painting classes. Her artwork is often displayed at the Art Rental Center and Sales Gallery at Museum London and the annual Lambeth Art Show. She has received many awards at local juried art shows for her watercolour paintings.

Central Park Band

1936 Dodge

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Show and Sale

The 38th Annual Show and Sale by the Lambeth Art Asoociation was held April 22 to 24, 2010 at the Lambeth United Church. It is truly amazing to see hundreds of paintings arrive, then, within a few short hours the doors open to this amazing show. An art lovers feast. From traditional to contemparary, oils to mixed media, there was something for everyone.

Many thanks to all members who made the whole show happen. This kind of show does not happen without alot of manpower and dedication by members.... very talented members I must add.

And the winners are ...

Photography courtesy of Amelia Husnik.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Call For Entry

Application deadline: May 2010

For the upcoming Schoolhouse Studio Arts & Craft Show 2010

Show date: June 12th & 13th 2010

At: Schoolhouse Studio
9924 Gold Creek Drive, KOMOKA, London ON
Just off Komoka Road

For info, email Tara:
& please visit:

"I'm gathering artists from around Ontario, for an ecclectic and unique flavour for this quaint location in the country. It will be a small show, of about 30 artists. We have already got some local papers and tv spots planned for coverage, and hope our first year will be grand.

We are looking for affordable creations that are unique. who isn't?!

It will take place at my studio, with indoor & outdoor spaces available. Entry is only $110 for the Saturday & Sunday, being the first year.

Some of the proceeds will go to a friend of mine's project. Judy Sieffert is a retired teacher and has founded a wonderful school in Nicaragua teaching english and computer skills. She does great work there. We thought that a schoolhouse should raise funds for a schoolhouse! "

Friday, March 12, 2010

Profile: Margaret Rose Thornicroft

My paintings mirror my inner life, serving as an ongoing journal without words. For me, painting is a means to access feelings, sensations and information buried in my subconscious. This spirit within, forces me to move through this life with greater stillness, awareness and compassion.

I paint, because it brings order to the chaos of my life. Through my creative process, it enables me to bring concrete thoughts onto the canvas through color, texture and light. I am proud to share my creative vision with an audience, as I understand that it is an authentic communication; grounded in real values and experience. I love to paint onto canvas or paper in unconventional ways. My works are very personal pieces that are inspired by the people and the things that surround me. My art, like morality, consists of drawing the line somewhere.

I enjoy the challenge and complexities of Watercolors, Acrylics and Oils. It encourages me to take the unconventional and uncompromising road to having faith in my own abilities and to nurture my visionary creative spirit.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Collage It! with Diane Dobson

Collage It! with Diane Dobson... A six week art class in collage. Explore the amazing world of collage using a variety of methods and materials in a creative atmosphere.

Where: Portside Gallery, 195 Main St., Port Stanley, 519 782-7066
When: Tues March 23 to April 27, 2010
Time: 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Cost: $80 + materials

Limit of 6 participants
Any questions, contact Diane at 519 631-7557 or

Monday, February 1, 2010

Profile: Kit Cutting

Artist, Kit Cutting grew up in an artistic family and created art all he life She taught art to adults and seniors thru the City of London recreation and is a member of Portside Gallery in Port Stanley Ontario. She has participated in a number of shows including the Lambeth Art Show, Art in the Heart of the City and Paint Ontario.

She is known for her portraits of people and animals, and does commission work.

Her art can be seen at Artistix of London On and Portside Gallery in Port Stanley ON.

 Website: Kit Cutting

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Profile: Joanna Gooder

Joanna Gooder enjoys wood carving and painting. At present she paints in Watercolour and Acrylic. Her painting mainly lends itself to the “Fantasy” side with a humorous view of life. Paintings in this whimsical style, depicting Historic and well known Strathroy buildings, can be seen at the Dale Wurfel car dealership in Strathroy, Ontario. Presently she enjoys taking kitchen and bar subjects and presents them in a bright and colourful off-beat way. She is a member of the Lambeth Art Association and Associate Member of the Portside Gallery in Port Stanley.

Friday, January 15, 2010

The Three Chefs

At the end of this clip from CityLine Video: "Apple Crisp" on Jan. 12, 2010 they show one of Joanna Gooder's Whimsical Kitchen and Bar prints. "The Three Chefs"

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Bayfield Plein Air Day

“Paint the Village Red, White, Green, Yellow . . .”

SATURDAY, JUNE 26, 2010 – 9 am – 4 pm
(all welcome to stay for the sunset!)

All Artists are welcome to Plein Air Day in the Village of Bayfield sponsored by JMR Art Gallery. Meet at the gallery at 9 am for registeration & refreshments - rain or shine - and return to JMR for display and more refreshments at 4 pm!

Bring your easels, paints and find a spot among the historic buildings, beautiful parks or scenic beach area. Also, submit your finished masterpieces for the “Loving Bayfield” Exhibit Opening Aug 22-10 (more details to come).

To plan for this day, please let JMR know in advance, if you are attending. (Note this event is open to all forms of art - please spend the day taking photos, creating sculputures, etc.)

Judy M. Roth
JMR Art Gallery
9 Main/Charles Street, Bayfield ON
519-565-2213 (Apr - Nov)
519-456-5849 (Dec - Mar)