Saturday, December 20, 2014

Christmas in the Village

December 9 - January 3, 2015
Building on the success of last years event Westland Gallery is pleased to present its next group show featuring professional artists within the region.
Included in this exhibition are:
Peter Burke ~ Anita Granger ~ Bonnie Parkinson ~ Catherine Morrisey ~ Donna Andreychuk ~ Elaine Ball ~ Fran Whitney ~ Heather Keating ~ Jamie Jardine ~ Janice Howel ~ Suzette Terry ~ Troy Ouellette ~ Paul Brunelle ~ Michael Hunter ~ Lisa Johnson ~ Douglas Black ~ Nancy Kravalis ~ Pat Gibson ~ Cheryl Radford ~ Sue Garrington ~ Sarah Cowling ~ Gwen Card ~ Debbie Packer

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Profile: Judy Ross

From a very early age, Judy has always felt the desire to create in various different mediums of expression, be it by creative writing, sewing, photography or painting. Although primarily self-taught, Judy has also received fine art instruction from local accomplished artists in watercolour, oil and primarily, acrylic medium. She enjoys taking part in workshops whenever possible, most notably with well-known American collage artist, Carrie Burns Brown, as well as from talented Canadian acrylic artists/authors, Peter John Reid and Rhéni Tauchid.

“Over 25 years’ experience as a photographer, has been of great value to me with painting, in particular regarding composition and 'the art of seeing'. For the most part, I enjoy vivid colour, painting a variety of subject matter on varied surfaces, as well as incorporating texture into my work through the experimental use of mediums. This allows me to visually feel the image as I see it; eyes and heart meeting so to speak. My photographs are primarily landscape and convey mood with the effective use of lighting, composition, and subject matter. My landscape, cityscape and abstract paintings express more of my complex nature and the love of experimentation. This is no more evident than in my current series of dimensional “Wheat” paintings done in memory of my Father.

Judy resides in St.Thomas, Ontario and is an active member of the St Thomas-Elgin Artists' Guild, Port Stanley Artists' Guild , St. Thomas Photographic Guild, Lambeth Art Association and The Uptown Arts Club, London.

Judy is a member artist with the Art Emporium, Port Stanley and Art Gallery 687, St.Thomas, ON. Her art may also be seen at various locations throughout Elgin and Middlesex Counties, in part, at The Economic Development and Tourism Office, St.Thomas/Rubyeyes Kraftwerks, Port Stanley/Art with Panache Gallery (Uptown Arts Club area), London, and Shelley’s Unique Accent Furniture, London.

Birch Trees

Wheat #7

Monday, October 13, 2014

Profile: Susan Shurish

Beginning with oils in the 1980's, I started learning about art and many mediums through workshops and classes. After retiring in 2003, I have pursued more learning activities and exhibition opportunities.
Current work features collage pieces of various papers stained and painted over using different techniques with fluid acrylic paints. Most works begin as abstracts, and some remain so, while others suggest something more objective. Pieces are started intuitively, continued with decisions about rhythm, contrast and movement until there is a sense of being finished. Some pieces remain simple and others become more complicated. The intensity and subtlety of the colours, patterns and textures continue to interest me.

Partner at Portside Gallery at 187 1/2A Main Street, Port Stanley since 2003
Susan also has artwork at Gallery 687 located at 687 Talbot St., St. Thomas.

Tel: 519-782-3064
Travel Far
This Day is Warm


Saturday, October 11, 2014

Canadians at a Malleefowl Mound

LAA member Candy McManiman and Paul Prevett have an article published in the Australian Malleefowl newsletter. They asked them to write about why they wanted to see this bird ... the mound builder. The photo of the bird is one Candy took after it left the mound.
Read the Article:
Canadians at a Malleefowl Mound
by Paul Prevett and Candy McManiman, Ontario, Canada

Monday, October 6, 2014

ROOTS, Ingrid Connidis

'Roots' - invitation
at the Arts Project from October 21 (opening reception from 6-9 pm) to November 1st.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Profile: Diane Dobson

The process of personal development in the visual arts, and I believe any art, is a journey of discovery. Nature is my source and my of inspiration. I am a field naturalist and bird watcher, who finds inspiration in the woods where all is present. By all, I mean life and death, peace and chaos, beauty and ugliness, insight and mystery. It is a place to rest and reflect on the old as well as a place to explore and discover something new. Every artist chooses a subject that speaks to him or her. Nature is mine.
To create an image, I use the tools, techniques, and mediums that I have experienced and developed over the years. Like most artists, my aim is to use the elements of design at my disposal to develop artworks that draw people into them and offer a true and lasting connection. I am a founding member of Portside Gallery (, 195 Main St., Port Stanley, which began in 1996. The gallery is open daily 11 am to 5 pm. For more information contact:

The Temperature Dropped, Down They Went, Acrylic, $450
Dreamscape, Acrylic, $795

Fall Up North, Oil pastel, 11 x 14 in $195 framed

Pete Corner's, By the Pond, 24 x 24 in., Acrylic, $425

Fall #4, 4 x 4 inches, $125 framed

Fire and Ice, Acrylic, 11 x 14 inches $225

Frosty Sunrise, 8 x 10 in., Acrylic, $110 plus shipping

Rondeau, 2012, Acrylic 16 x 20 $250

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Profile: Candy McManiman

Candy has been honing her art and photography skills for years, as an artist, interior designer, gallery owner and art teacher. She is attracted to birds and her paintings or mix medium pieces often utilize this theme. This environmental concern has seen her art display at Stanford University-Science Art-Nature Symposiums. As a Signature member of and international group called Artists for Conservation (formerly Worldwide Nature Artists) her paintings have been accepted in their International Juried Show in Vancouver and Fort Lauderdale. *

(*"Founded in 1997 as the "Worldwide Nature Artists Group" by Jeffrey Whiting – a prominent Canadian artist, author, biologist and professional software engineer – the Group’s strength lies in its membership and represents a who’s-who of nature artists worldwide. To maintain the highest level of talent, membership is limited to 500 artists worldwide. New members are admitted by invitation only, through a juried process, and only as placements become available. The Group dedicates its resources to nurturing its world-class community of nature artists and leveraging this pool of talent to support its mission through a variety of activities." )

Locally her work may be seen at The Art Emporium Port Stanley or in many senior homes in Elgin where she has completed numerous murals.

Contact Candy, email


Monday, September 29, 2014

Profile: Sarah Cowling

Sarah has been painting for about 10 years. Sarah’s education consists of a B.A. in History, a B.of Ed., and she has attended a number of art classes through UWO and Fanshawe College, and assorted private workshops. She likes to use acrylics, often adding images and words from magazines as well as found materials to create a collage. Her works are comments on history, the world around us and the quirks of human nature. Sarah is a member of the Brush and Palette Club, the Gallery Painting Group and the Lambeth Art Association.

For more examples of Sarah’s art work, check out

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Profile: Herb Kirkby

Since graduation from the Ontario college of Art in 1960, Herb has had an exciting career, first working as a commercial artist, then as a teacher of visual art at College Avenue Secondary School in Woodstock. He has participated in many Art Exhibitions throughout Ontario and the USA, winning awards in watercolour, drawing, acrylics, pen and ink and photography.
Several years ago, having spent some winters in Texas, Herb was able to take courses with Dan Burt and Gordon West.
Each spring, as a member of the Lambeth Art Association, Herb shows his current works during their annual juried Art Show and Sale in April, for three years receiving an Honours Award for his watercolours.
At the present time several painting are at Artsworks Etc., Richmond Street, London; Woodstock Art Gallery and Elizabeth’s Gallery in Goderich.
Herb taught painting, drawing and various art techniques for the City of London, for several years.
Contact Herb Kirkby: 519-471-4396
Briar Island
Childhood Memories
Door Lock
Cabbage White
Garden Shed

Friday, September 26, 2014

How Square are you?

How square is you’re art? In this show it’s all square!

The Art Emporium is pleased to introduce it’s 1-2-3 Foot Squares Show, and is accepting submissions, deadline Oct 4. The show will Run Oct 18-Nov 16 2014.

Cash prize for Best in Show, Juror: Cathy Groulx.

Submission form at the gallery and on the website.

177 Main St. Port Stanley 226-658-1888 N5L 1H6


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Art at the Inn

Elm Hurst Inn, 415 Harris St., Ingersoll
Sept 25 to Oct 28
Opening Reception Sept 25 @ 6:30pm
Refreshments Served

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Driven to Abstraction

Driven to Abstraction
September 9-20
Opening Reception Thursday
September 11, 6-9pm
Driven to Abstraction is an exhibition of abstract work by 15 area artists. Each artist has developed their own style in choosing abstract rather than representational work, and has their own reasons for this choice at this time. For some, abstraction is a small part of their overall artistic endeavours, and others have always preferred to create abstract work.

The name of the show, driven to abstraction, expresses that many artists have explored various genres and found their way to abstract work as their best way at present to express their artistic ideas. Ask any of the artists participating in this show, and you will likely get entirely different responses about their own artistic paths.

The artists are: Sarah Cowling, Heather Crocker, Pat Curtis, Ron Dayment, Diane Dobson, Don Earle, Dawn Johnston, Debra Kubu, Barbara Landstreet, S’ine Maule, Wendy Reid, Susan Shurish, Rowena Spersrud, Suzette Terry and Mary Louise White. Collectively, we invite you to enjoy and ponder the work, and to question and discuss with the artists and each other at the opening Thursday, September 11, 6 to 9 pm.

Monday, September 1, 2014

LAA Contact Info

If you require more information, you may contact:

President: Julie Sharpe

Web: Cheryl Radford
    Tel: 519-432-4829

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Profile: Patti Fisher

Artist's Statement

Watercolour is my true love, though I also enjoy mixed media and pastel. My style varies depending on the subject and or my mood. Currently I am “exploring” mixed media batiks and also learning about linocuts. This allows me to continue investigating and playing with watercolour in a very different ways. I relish and am stimulated by the challenge of delving into something new. Painting allows me to explore and develop my creative side, be adventuresome and introspective: at the same time my love of painting provides me the opportunity to share with the viewer my unique impressions of our world and those things that appeal and have significance to me. My mixed media batik, "It's a Long Way Down," was chosen for an Honorary Award at the Spring 2013 Lambeth Art Show and Sale. In addition to being a member of the Lambeth Art Association I am also a member of the Brush and Palette Club.

Please contact me at
Commissions welcome.

Its a Long Way Down, Mixed Media Batik

Mushrooms - Hanging On, Mixed Media Batik

Nature's Umbrellas #5

Wooden Steeds


Sunday, June 22, 2014

Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant

Lambeth Art Gallery member, Susan Garrington has been juried into the Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant's Biennial Juried Exhibition. the opening reception is Saturday June 28, 2014 at 7pm.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Profile: Cheryl Radford

Cheryl Radford has lived and worked in London for over 30 years. A strong left brain and right brain thinker, Radford taps into both her creative and analytical skills to capture her subjects, from streetscapes and architecture to figure drawing and golf art.

For more information, please visit (website) (blog) (blog) (email)

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Auke van Holst - Skating mural honours work of Fowler clinic

Skating mural honours work of Fowler clinic - By Paul Mayne, March 19, 2014


As a child growing up in Holland, Auke van Holst watched as more than 10,000 skaters passed on the canal behind his home during the famous 200-kilometre Eleven Cities Skating Tour. Decades later, the former Western professor has combined his love of skating with his artistic talents, as a way to say ‘thank you’ to the Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic.

“I spent my working career as a physical educator. So, sport and physical activity has always been a big deal in my life,” said van Holst, who taught at Western for more than 20 years before retiring in 1997. “I really admire the dedication of top athletes in pursing excellence, and I see that same kind of attitude here at Fowler Kennedy, getting people back to an active lifestyle.

Read the whole story:

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Hand-Building Clay Workshop with Ethel Mitrovik

Ethel has been a Potter for 16 years and has taught hand-building to children at Morrison Public School. She is a member of the London Potters’ Guild, the St. Thomas-Elgin Artists’ Guild and currently has her work is on display at the Art Emporium in Port Stanley.

The goal of this three-day workshop is to have clients successfully complete between 1 and 3 clay hand-built sculptures or table ware.

Day 1: Build a Clay Vessel using (a) Pinch construction (b) Slab construction, and (c) Coil construction.
Day 2: Decorate vessels from previous day using slip, underglaze, or carving.
Day 3: Glazing bisque fired pieces.

This workshop will take place Wednesdays in the Art Emporium Boathouse Gallery from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm starting April 16th and continuing the 22nd and 30th of April. All material for this workshop will be supplied including clay, firing, glazes, and under glazes. Tools and molds will also be available to be used for the workshop.

Total cost for this workshop is $100 which includes HST.  Participants must register at the Art Emporium by Friday, April 4th during gallery hours Friday – Monday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Participants are cautioned to wear old clothing as they may get dirty and stained. Short fingernails are recommended.

Art Emporium
177 Main St.
Port Stanley, ON

Monday, March 17, 2014

Memories Art Therapy Workshop for Women

Instructor: Vanessa Garcia
Experience: Artist and Art Educator from Toronto Conservatory with more than 20 years of experience teaching art for children and adults including an art therapy program for children.  For more information about Vanessa and her art career visit the following websites:

Web site:

Title: "Memories" Art Therapy Workshop for Women
Goal: Reconnect with your feelings and relive the most important and beautiful memories of your life.
Target Audience:   Adult Women of all skill levels.
Where: At the Art Emporium 177 Main St., Port Stanley, Ontario.
Description: Enjoy the exploration of Mixed Media Art, creating different textures and using techniques to develop your creativity with paper, stencils, oil pastels and paint.

Reconnect with your feelings and relive the most important and beautiful memories of your life to spark your creativity and create a beautiful piece of art that will be the center of your home!

Date & Time: Sunday April 20th from 11 am to 2 pm
Cost: $95 per student (including HST)
Materials List (Required to Bring):  you only need to bring: (1) Canvas 16” x 20”, white Gesso, and colour photocopies of your "most special photographs" (4 in total – coloured photocopies – no originals please), or special letters or poems.  Just bring your treasured memories that may be incorporated into your art.

Registration: Pre-Register at the Art Emporium by April 6th – Telephone 226-658-1888; email us at or visit us during gallery hours Friday to Monday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Art Emporium Art Party

Beat the Winter Blues
The Art Emporium is holding an
Art Party

Saturday May 3rd from 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Water, Coffee, Tea & a Snack included
Pizza Dinner with Salad included
Bring your own Lunch

Tables & Chairs Provided – Work in Your Media of Choice
Bring your own Easels, Art Supplies etc.
Everyone is welcome – all Skill Levels
$20.00 Each
Pre-Register at the Art Emporium by April 22nd

Work created at the Art Party will be displayed in the Art Emporium during an Open House Event
Sunday May 4th 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Get those creative juices flowing
Come Join In the Fun
Art Emporium
177 Main St.
Port Stanley, ON

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Like us on Facebook!

The Lambeth Art Association has launched a facebook page, like us at:

See a preview of paintings that will be available at the upcoming 42nd Annual Show and Sale on April 24 to 26, 2014 at the Lambeth United Church, Lambeth.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

New Work by Diane Dobson

  Fall #4, 4 x 4 inches, $125 framed

Fall Up North
 Fall Up North, Oil pastel, 11 x 14 in $195 framed
Pete Corner's by the Pond
Pete Corner's, By the Pond, 24 x 24 in., Acrylic, $425