Sunday, December 18, 2011

Miniature Show Call for Entry

The Art Exchange is pleased to announce our 7th Annual Juried Miniature Show. An opening reception will be held on Friday, February 3, at 7:30pm. The entry form is available at or at The Art Exchange. Entries must be in on or before Saturday, January 14, 2011. Prizes will be awarded, for the top 3 entries, the evening of the opening reception. The call is open to all visual artists.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Lifestyle Magazine

"The Gift of Art", an article by Beth Stewart in Lifestyle Magazine November/December Issue, includes Cheryl Radford.
Link to online version Lifestyle Magazine

Monday, November 21, 2011

Call for Artists - Art Emporium

Call for Artists Brochure for the Art EmporiumOpening March 1st, 2012 at 177 Main Street in Port Stanley - this exciting new business will display, and sell, a wide selection of consigned art. We will also offer art demonstrations, workshops, art shows, and other art-related events. This is an excellent location, currently operating as Harbourside Antique Market for the past seven years, in a high-traffic area of the village, which is already a popular destination for art enthusiasts.

More information visit the website: Art Emporium.  

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Profile: Beverley Main

The art of painting came to me as a surprise. Luckily, approximately fifteen years ago a dear friend invited me to a Chinese Painting Class at the London Public Library and it was then that I discovered the beauty that can be created with paper and colour.
Since then I have taken numerous workshops and classes in Chinese Art, watercolour, pen and ink and acrylics. I have been well guided by teachers such as Sheila Griffith Harris, Johnnene Maddison and American artist Suzanne Morgan Wilkins.

My paintings reflect my love of nature in both Canada and Costa Rica.

In Canada, I am inspired by the beauty of all that is around us and am fascinated by light and colour. I first started painting with watercolours and will always love their softness and clarity. I try to show in my paintings how I perceive the world and to share those experiences.

Here I am a member of The Brush and Palette Club and The Lambeth Art Association.

In Costa Rica, I was introduced to acrylics and love its versatility and friendliness with other media. My paintings there reflect a more tropical mood and my subjects vary from butterflies and iguanas to lily ponds and seascapes.

My paintings there were exhibited for three years in Galleria Mar Y Sol. Our local art group known as Gauguin’s Girls meets weekly to paint, learn and exhibit our work.


Friday, October 28, 2011

ArteMusea Festival

Participating Artists Include:
  • Phyllis Alter
  • Stefan Andrejicka
  • Donna Andreychuk 
  • Eric Atkinson
  • Ron Benner
  • Tom Benner
  • Kevin Bice
  • Alex Cameron
  • Francis Caprani
  • Carol Clark
  • Tim Cosens
  • Duncan de Kergommeaux
  • Agneta Dolman Roly Fenwick
  • Don Frost 
  • Wyn Geleynse 
  • Catherine Groulx
  • Kim Harrison
  • Jamelie Hassan
  • Susan Hay
  • Jamie Jardine
  • Antje Laidler
  • Patrick Mahon
  • Damir Matic
  • Al McGrath
  • Darlean Morris
  • Annemarie Plint
  • Thelma Rosner
  • Susan Shurish
  • Maurice Stubbs
  • Aidan Urquhart 
  • Klaas Verboom
  • Iris Waddell
  • Bryan Wall
  • George Whitney
  • Jeff Willmore
  • Deborah Worsfold
  • Martin Zimmer
  • & more


Thursday, August 11, 2011

Studio Tour 2012

Applicants must be professional working artists with exhibition experience living in the city of London. All media are acceptable. Artists must have accessible studio space able to accommodate up to 300 people going through in one weekend. Artists must be present in their studio for the duration of the tour. The dates for tour are April 14, 15 & 16, 2012.
Deadline for submissions is October 31, 2011.
Submission package must include:
  • 10 slides or a CD of 10 jpg images that are representative of the work you are intending to show – slides must be marked with the artist’s name and have a red dot on the lower left corner of the slide frame.
  • A printed list of your slides or jpg images indicating the title, media, size & year.
  • An accurate hand-drawn or computer-generated map of your location in London.
  • An Artist Statement &/or CV that tells about your artistic practice and exhibition history.
  • A stamped, self addressed envelope suitable for the return of your material.
Mail to:

London Artists’ Studio Tour, 15 Antrim Crescent, London, Ont N6E 1G1

The Studio Tour is a juried event. Each year the jury strives to achieve a fresh and interesting mix of new and returning artists and to include artists working in a variety of media. The only work that may be shown at any studio during the tour is that of artists accepted by the jury. At least 80 per cent of the work on display must be originals. No more than 20 per cent can be giclee prints or other mechanical reproductions.

New applicants should be prepared for a studio visit as part of the jurying process.

Applicants will be informed of the jury’s decision by mid-December 2011. A participation fee of $200 per artist is payable upon acceptance by the jury.

All participants/ studios must have personal liability insurance during the tour – house insurance alone does not provide adequate coverage.

2012 Organizing Committee: Kevin Bice, Chris Snedden, Doug Magrath, Beth Stewart & Margarethe Vanderpas.

For additional information contact:

Kevin Bice at 519 438-4217 /

Beth Stewart at 519 668-6743 /

Or visit the Studio Tour website:

Monday, July 25, 2011

Call for Artists

Friends of Portside Gallery
Invitational Show and Sale
September 23 to October 2, 2011 

Reception: Friday September 23, 2011
7 - 9 pm
187 1/2  Main Street, Port Stanley, ON
Call For Artist: Entry Form

Saturday, July 9, 2011

"Drawings" by Cheryl Radford

About the Show at Sunset Arts Gallery in Grand Bend

A collection of “Drawings”. Black and white, with a small splash of colour. The human form, architecture and golf. Traditional figure drawing has always been a favourite subject of Cheryl. The human body is truly a magnificent work of art.
In August of 2007, Cheryl spent two weeks in a converted medieval monastery in Limoux, in the picturesque Lanquedoc area of Southern France. She loved the medieval towns and hilltop villages with their rich history and amazing architecture. When she returned home, she began to take more notice of the wonderful architecture right in southwestern Ontario. Sometimes you have to travel half way around the world to really appreciate and notice whats right here.

Another favourite subject or obsession... is golf. For Cheryl, golf is not just about the landscape, it's about combining the figure, history and landscape elements together in a piece of artwork. Golf is truly about respect for your fellow players, the game and the environment.

About the Artist

Cheryl Radford currently lives and works in London, Ontario. She grew up on a farm just outside Londesboro in Huron County. Starting with a diploma in Fine Arts, she went on to work in the graphic arts industry for many years, but recently made the switch back to the fine arts.
With 3 part time jobs; London Potters Guild: Program Administrator, Art Rental & Sales Gallery: Gallery Assistant and Keys by Troy: Bookkeeper, Cheryl spends allot of time doing detailed work at a computer. To Cheryl, one of the real joys is the simple act of drawing. Time to draw, is really an escape from the complicated computerized world. Cheryl believes drawing is the cornerstone of all visual art and there is nothing wrong with being known as an artist who draws. She considers drawing to be a primary medium, not a preliminary sketch for a painting, sculpture or another medium.

“I draw inspiration from all that life has to offer; a variety of people, work, the seemingly ordinary natural surroundings right here in London, to going away golfing at pristine golf courses. In the words of George Bernard Shaw: Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”

Friday, July 1, 2011

Fractured Painting Workshops

Hilda Markson Gray - Fractured Painting Workshops
This is a favourite way for me to paint. The paper is divided into segments (or fractures) and then we begin to add our imagery. The colours and/or values change as the imagery moves from fracture to fracture. The resulting painting is rich in complexity of colour and imagery.  Glazing of pigment over pigment creates great depth of colour.
For students new to this process-I will walk you through this process step by step. I will provide a theme for you. We will be working with a rectangle within a rectangle.
For students who are familiar with this process -will be further challenged to bring a "theme" idea. Themes that have been used in the past have been - the seashore, garden sculpture, birds, fish, flowers, the orchard, bird houses, toys, etc. Please bring photo references
day 1 -Wednesday, July 20, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm Cost $23
day 2 Wednesday, July 27, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm Cost $23

Please email Hilda Gray [] if interested.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Sunday on the Square

This is an opportunity to show your art on the square in front of the London Market on Sundays. Andrew Gillet is the coordinator. For more information visit: There is a criteria for showing on this page and it is free. Starts June 19 to Sept 4, 2011

Monday, May 16, 2011

Call for Entry

Sizzling Summer Show - Juried Show & Sale June 21, 2011 – July 30, 2011
Opening Reception June 24th    7 – 10 pm

An award for ‘Best in Show’ selected by AGL partners, to be awarded at opening reception.
An award for ‘People’s Choice’ selected by patrons attending to be awarded at show closing.

Download the Entry Form

Call for Entry - Art Gallery of Lambeth

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Profile: Gayle Slinger

Artist’s Statement

“The success of my artwork fully depends on my passion for what I am painting. When artists create from passion it always shows through in their work. It’s like looking into someone’s soul and when you connect to that work it reflects a part of your soul back to you.”


Though I started out working with watercolour, in the past few years I have made a shift to experimenting with regular and fluid acrylics and textured mediums. The shift in mediums and subjects from representational to semi-representational to abstract, has been a welcome departure allowing me to experience a full range of perception in my work.

I continue to be “wowed” by nature drawing inspiration from compositions, colours and values that I see. So not surprisingly, the advice I give out the most is, “Never leave home without your camera, sketchbook or pencils”.

Blog: – “the Art of being Artists” – A blog for artists about being artists.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Profile: Pat Sutton

Patricia (Pat) Sutton
277 Meadowsweet Trail
London, ON  N5X 0A4
Tel: 519-673-1888

Artist Profile

Pat began painting, with a passion in 1998. She has always had a great love of Nature, in all its’ seasons. She tries to capture this and convey it to the viewer through her watercolours, pen and ink and collages.

Pat attends workshops regularly and attributes much of her enthusiasm to her teachers, Fred Harrison, Peter Lam, Jacquie Wojtowich and Hilda Markson Gray.

In 2008 Pat studied in the south of France in Limoux, with Linda Kemp, watercolourist and author of “Painting Outside the Line”

Pat is an active member of The Brush and Palette Club, The Gallery Group, The Lambeth Art Association and Focus on Art Group. She exhibits in local shows regularly.

Pat’s work hangs in private collections in Canada and the United Kingdom. Pat wishes to say “thank you” to her family and friends for their continued support.

 Artist Statement
“Do what you love, and love what you do”

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Herb Kirkby Art Display

Herb Kirby's show is May 3rd to May 26th at Cherryhill Library.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Woodstock Art Gallery's Call for Entry

Calling All Artists: Attached is information for the Woodstock Art Gallery’s 53rd Annual Juried Exhibition.

and remember, entries will be accepted at our new location – 449 Dundas St., Woodstock, ON, from Tues., July 26 – Sat. July 30, 2011. (Contact name and phone number will remain the same)

September 10 - November 5, 2011
GRAND OPENING - Friday, September 9 @ 7:00 pm

Woodstock Art Gallery's 53rd Annual Juried Exhibition

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


TORONTO ART EXPO APRIL 14-17, 2011 Metro Toronto Convention Centre Koyman Galleries of Ottawa invited Donna Andreychuk to be one of their featured artists at ART EXPO, in Toronto. She has about 13 paintings in the show....Opening night is this Thursday, April 14, 2011. Toronto’s premier art and cultural event that opens the spring season, celebrating the value of fine art in our lives. With over 200 distinguished, established Canadian and International artists and galleries represented from 12 countries, it has become a destination for selective art connoisseurs and many other art business professionals--and they have come from all over North America and Europe for this weekend of Art. With thousands of works to choose from, the Toronto Art Expo is the Art Fair for all budgets, from the first time buyer to the seasoned investment collector, both personal and corporate, featuring rare pieces from International art styles and traditions representing leading world trends in contemporary art.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Call for Entry

Gallery in the Grove is pleased to announce the INVITATIONAL 2011 Juried Art Exhibition June 5 – 25, 2011. This is an opportunity for all established or emerging artists to submit work in a variety of media to be independently juried. Participants must register by Friday May 20. Download Entry Form (pdf)

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Puddle Splashes 2011

You are invited
to a show & sale of watercolour paintings
by the St. James Street Artists (students of Hilda Markson Gray)

"Puddle Splashes 2011"

Opening Reception- everyone welcome!
Sat., April 2, 2 – 4 pm
Masonville Library, Sifton Room
Show runs from March 29 to April 28
Art may be viewed during regular library hours when room is not in use for meetings) to confirm, phone library at 519-660-4646

Friday, March 25, 2011

Volunteers Needed

As the students who volunteer at McIntosh Gallery will be leaving UWO at the end of the academic year, there is a need for some volunteers. They need gallery attendants to staff the front desk, greet visitors, dispense information and ensure the safety and security of visitors and exhibitions. Committment is two to three hours a week. If you would like to join the volunteer team, please contact Catherine Elliot Shaw (Curator, McIntosh Gallery,The University of Western Ontario) by email or tel: 519-661-2111 ext 84601 for more information.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Still Worked

"Still Worked"


March 25 - April 15

Opening Reception: March 25, 2011 @ 7:00 to 9:00 pm

Location: ArtLAB Gallery, Visual Arts Building, UWO, free parking in the parkinglot beside the ArtLAB, free admission.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Call for Artists

Spring Arts and Crafts Sale
at the Elsie Perrin Williams Estate, London ON

Name of Show: Heritage London Foundation: Spring Arts and Crafts Sale
Date of show: Weekend of April 15/16 Friday evening and all day Saturday
Location: Elsie Perrin Williams Estate, 101 Windermere Rd. London
Time of show: Friday 4 p.m - 9 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m
Set up time: Friday 1.p.m
Cost of show: $100.00 for 2 days includes one 6ft table & 2 chairs. Tables come
with a white floor-length cloth. Please bring your own power bar &
indicate at registration if you will need a source of electricity.
Number of vendors: We are hoping for a minimum of fifteen and a maximum of 22.
N.B. This is a first-time event for HLF itself, but the Estate is well-
known as a venue for high calibre craft and art shows.
Price for public admission: $5.00
Contact numbers: Grosvenor Lodge (Office hours 9- 4.30 Mon- Fri) 519-645-2845
Susan Bentley 519-673-1164

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Profile: Barb Jursic

I was born in Windsor and raised in London, Ontario, a city I love. I wasn’t able to acquire a formal art education but I’ve always had a love for art

I’ve been retired for 11 years and that has allowed me many more hours to pursue this craft – in particular watercolours. I began to paint in 1994 and I’ve taken many classes to try to improve. I enjoy painting architecture and have painted several portraits of houses for clients. I’ve also been successful in painting landscapes and flowers.

I’ve been a member of the Lambeth Art Association as well as a member of the Brush & Palette Club for several years. I’ve displayed and sold my work in shows presented by both groups and in other venues.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Science Art-Nature

"Bringing Symposia to Life" an independent Science Art virtual exhibit whose selection of images was inspired by the 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Washington, DC, (February 17-21). This virtual exhibit will serve an example of how Science Art can expand the interest in and under- standing of science discussed at science meeting and conferences.

ScienceArt-Nature:AAAS-Washington, DC Exhibit 2010

See Candy McManiman Art "Canadas - Asian Carp Invasion" in LAND AND OCEANS section.