Wednesday, August 15, 2018

ATTENTION: this blog is no longer active

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If this blog becomes active again, we will let you know on the above mentioned sites.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Artist Development Circle

Join us this Sunday, October 22 from 2 - 4pm for the second meeting of the Artist Development Circle!

GPAG’s new Artist Development Circle gives artists from Grimsby and the surrounding area an opportunity to get together for open discussions about a variety of topics related to artistic professional development.

A small but enthusiastic group met for the first Artist Development Circle on September 17 at GPAG. The art and cultural landscape of Grimsby and the surrounding area were discussed. The group reviewed potential topics; priorities for the next few get-togethers include: setting prices, how to talk about ones art, holding open studio events, copyright and more.

All are welcome; drop in to find out how we can work together to build your artistic career!


Friday, October 13, 2017

Annual Art & Treasure Market!

Did yard sale season leave you with a few good items left to sell? Are you an artisan looking to sell your hand-crafted wares? We can help!

The GPAG Art & Treasure Market is happening November 18! A limited number of tables are available for $20 each. Book yours now - or just plan to attend and experience the thrill of the hunt, one last time this season!

This sale will coincide with the Gallery Shop's annual Christmas Sale!

To book a table, contact:

Friday, October 06, 2017

Art House Cafe - Keynote Speaker

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery is launching its sixth season of the Art House Café Lecture Series! Join us Friday November 17th at 7pm for our Keynote Speaker, Wayne Morgan as he presents his talk:

Crafts, Libraries and Democratic Access to the Arts"

Grimsby resident and independent curator Wayne Morgan is a former Board Member of Grimsby Public Art Gallery and brings a lifetime of cultural sector experience to the subject of his presentation. As the long term Director/Curator of the Dunlop Art Gallery at the Regina Public Library, he often used exhibitions as tools for community awareness. Following art school he was one the country's first community resident artists under a still operating programme of the Saskatchewan Arts Board. He served as Chair of the Saskatchewan Museums Association, Chief Curator of the Winnipeg Art Gallery and is a founder of the Saskatchewan Craft Council, which organized our current exhibition, DIMENSIONS.

Admission is FREE!
RSVP encouraged, drop-ins welcomed!

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Sunday Fun-days at the GPAG!

Previously Second Sundays:
same great program, new name!
Bring the family one Sunday a month
for FREE arts and crafts activities!

Artsy Autumn Fun
Sunday October 15, 2-4pm
Celebrate the change of seasons with a seasonal craft project!  Enjoy some refreshments and view Dimensions, a new exhibit of fine crafts in the gallery.
Exploring New Dimensions
Sunday November 12, 2-4pm
Explore materials used in fine crafts, as we create a project inspired by Dimensions, the craft exhibition on display!
Colour Me Winter
Sunday December 10, 2-4pm
Our annual holiday celebration includes festive art-making, refreshments, music and fun.  The kids won't want to miss it!

Please watch our blog and other social media outlets for dates of future Sunday Fun-days!

Free Admission is made possible by Grimsby Hyundai

Monday, September 25, 2017

Call for Contract Instructors!

Call for Contract Instructors

Deadline for Application: Friday, October 13, 2017 . Our need for instructors is immediate, so applications will be considered as they arrive. Applications will continue to be accepted and considered for future opportunities Start Date: October 23, 2017
Wage: $25/hr

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery has an immediate and ongoing need for occasional contract art instructors to teach in-school and in-gallery children’s art classes on an ‘as needed ‘basis. This is an excellent opportunity for artists and educators experienced in teaching visual art concepts and techniques to children. A flexible schedule during school hours and access to transportation is beneficial. A Vulnerable Sector Screening will be required prior to any in-class sessions being delivered.


-Delivers / teaches workshops to students of various ages both in school and in gallery.  Responsible for preparation, set up and clean up before and after programmes
-Prepares workshops and lesson plans for basic programmes and specialized workshops as requested, including developing workshop material resources (such as examples, worksheets, digital presentations) and preparing activities.
-Organizes structure of workshops, including material to be provided in order to present the lesson
-Monitors progress of students, provides assistance and encouragement, and paces workshop to meet students’ needs.
-Collaborate on developing possible themes and art-making activities
-Maintain inventory for art-making supplies.
-Maintain clear communication with internal staff.

The ideal candidate will be a post-secondary graduate in Fine Arts, Art History, Art Education, Education or a related discipline with a good understanding of contemporary visual arts. A minimum of 1 year teaching experience, preferably in a not-for-profit arts organization is expected. This experience will consist primarily of delivering hands-on art activities for children and adults as well as gallery or museum educational programming. He/she will possess effective written communication skills and the ability to maintain confidential information.  He/she must be computer literate, highly motivated, able to work with minimal supervision, and able to organize and plan for current and future programs simultaneously. This position will require travel to off-site locations.

Qualified applicants please send your resume:

Chris O’Hoski
Education & Media Coordinator
Grimsby Public Art Gallery
18 Carnegie Lane
Grimsby, Ontario

Or email

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery is committed to developing a diverse team and strongly encourages qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply

Monday, September 18, 2017

We Want to Hear from You!

We Want to hear from You!

Help us better serve our community by completing a short survey at
before October 1, 2017.  You can access the survey at the Gallery with assistance if needed.

Three respondents will win a choice of:

A GPAG Membership, kid’s birthday party or a Gift Shop Certificate.

Call for Papers! Art House Cafe Lecture Series!


Art House Café Lecture Series

Upper year undergraduate and graduate students, and recent graduates in art history, fine arts, cultural studies and related fields are invited to propose topics to be presented as talks for the Art House Café Lecture Series at the Grimsby Public Art Gallery. This series is devoted to the cultivation and sharing of ideas, and aims to promote both the study of art and the research of emerging scholars throughout Ontario. Lectures will be presented once a month from February to April 2018, following a keynote talk in the fall of 2017. A small honorarium will be paid to each speaker. 

Hosted in the Grimsby Public Library’s Fireplace Lounge, the Art House Café Lecture Series is free to the public, and a café reception will follow each talk. 

The Art House Café Lecture Series is dedicated to the memory of Pat and Edith Brown, two dedicated members of the arts community in Grimsby and long-time supporters of the Grimsby Public Art Gallery. The series is run in partnership with the Grimsby Public Library.

Please include the following information with your proposal:

Contact information: This includes your university affiliation, level of study, address, phone number and email address.
Title: This may be an initial working title.
Abstract: A brief description of your proposed paper; no more than 500 words. Ensure that your name does not appear on the abstract itself, as the entries will be juried.

Abstracts will be assessed by a committee of arts professionals from the local community.

Please send the abstract for your proposed talk by November 17th, 2017 to the following:

ATTN: Art House Café Lecture Series
Grimsby Public Art Gallery
18 Carnegie Lane
Grimsby, ON L3M 1Y1
Fax: 905-945-1789
E-mail: and include “Art House Café Lecture Series Proposal” in the subject line.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Artist Development Circle - THIS SUNDAY!

GPAG Artist Development Circle!

GPAG is pleased to announce another level of artist community linkage, the Artist Development Circle. 

The idea for GPAG Artist Development Circle is to bring together Grimsby and the surrounding area artists for an open discussion on the development of artist careers and sharing of artistic understanding. There are many topics that can be covered such as documenting your work, grant writing, gallery proposals, as well as different techniques for creating.
The forum will be held once a month. It will be held in the GPAG Studio. The event is free. The inaugural event will be Sunday September 17, 2017 at 2 – 4 p.m. At that group we will be asking what day and time works for most attendees. 
We invite all to attend and please pass the invite along to others who might be interested. 

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Steampunk Dragon Drawing! (Ages 8-12)

Join us for this exciting two day workshop, 
Steampunk Dragon Drawing!

Explore the world of gadgets, gears, goggles, scales, wings, teeth and tails while learning basic drawing techniques to create your very own bio-mechanical dragon. 

To register, please contact the Gallery:
(905) 945-3246