Thursday, April 28, 2016

Summer Employment Opportunities - Deadline Extended!

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 13TH!

Thanks to the generousity of Young Canada Works,
The Grimsby Public Art Gallery is proud to offer two summer positions for 2016!






Summer Studio Instructor

Wage: $12.25 per hour
Start date: June 6, 2016
End date: September 2, 2016
Applications must be received by 5 p.m. 
Friday May 13, 2016 at
Grimsby Public Art Gallery, 18 Carnegie Lane, Grimsby, Ontario, L3M 1Y1

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery seeks a well-organized, motivated and enthusiastic individual for the position of Summer Studio Instructor. The Summer Studio Instructor will be responsible for developing and running the summer children’s programs at the gallery and for helping to plan educational programs for the upcoming school year. The ideal candidate will have a least some post secondary training in visual arts, art history or museum studies. S/he will have experience working with a variety of art media as well as experience working with children. Fluency in English is required, a basic knowledge of French is an asset. Basic computer skills are required and familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel and Publisher, as well as the ability to learn other programs quickly, would be helpful. Candidates are requested to send a resume and cover letter that specifically addresses the requirements of this job directly to the gallery as well as applying through the YCW website. The Grimsby Public Art Gallery and the Town of Grimsby are equal opportunity employers and individuals from the Government of Canada’s job equity groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Members of designated equity groups are encouraged to self-identify on their application. Candidates must meet YCW eligibility requirements 
(www.youngcanadaworks.gc.ca ) and be registered on the YCW website.

Supervision:

The Summer Studio Instructor will be supervised by the gallery’s Education and Media Coordinator and by the Gallery Director.

Chris O’Hoski, Education and Media Coordinator
cohoski@grimsby.ca

Grimsby Public Art Gallery
18 Carnegie Lane
Grimsby, Ontario L3M 1Y1
905-945-3246
905-945-1789




Curatorial Assistant

Wage: $12.25 per hour
Start date: TBD
12 Week Position
Applications must be received by 5 p.m. 
Friday, May 13, 2016 at
Grimsby Public Art Gallery, 18 Carnegie Lane, Grimsby, Ontario, L3M 1Y1


The Grimsby Public Art Gallery seeks a well-organized, motivated and enthusiastic individual for the position of Curatorial Assistant. The Curatorial Assistant, supervised by the Gallery Director, will primarily work with the Permanent Collection and temporary art exhibitions at the gallery. Tasks will include examining and inventorying artwork; updating documentation; research on relevant art and artists; preparing and delivering brief public presentations of this material and curating an exhibition. The ideal candidate will have some post-secondary training in visual arts, art history, museum studies and/or history. S/he will have a good understanding of and the ability to recognize different art media and exhibit meticulous attention to detail in his/her work. Flexibility is essential, as is the ability to work efficiently both as part of a team and independently. Solid computer skills are required and familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as the ability to learn other programs quickly, would be helpful. 

Candidates are requested to send a resume and cover letter that specifically addresses the requirements of this job directly to the gallery as well as applying through the YCW website. The Grimsby Public Art Gallery and the Town of Grimsby are equal opportunity employers and individuals from the Government of Canada’s job equity groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Members of designated equity groups are encouraged to self-identify on their application. 
Candidates must meet YCW eligibility requirements (www.youngcanadaworks.gc.ca ) and be registered on the YCW website.

Supervision:

The Curatorial Assistant will be supervised by the gallery’s Director.

Rhona Wenger, Director
rwenger@grimsby.ca

Grimsby Public Art Gallery
18 Carnegie Lane
Grimsby, Ontario L3M 1Y1
905-945-3246
905-945-1789

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

World Stationery Day - 3 days before Wayzgoose!

Today is World Stationery Day, and we can't help but celebrate in honour of Wayzgoose which is 3 days away!

Join us April 30th for a wide variety of stationery including handmade paper, one of a kind bound books, bookmarks and so much more.

Admission is free and ALL are welcome!



Wayzgoose 2015



Wayzgoose 2015


Monday, April 25, 2016

Wayzgoose 2016 THIS Saturday!

It's that time of year again!  Where printmakers, letterpress printers, bookbinders and papermakers unite!

Join us for our 38th annual 
Wayzgoose, April 30 from 9am-5pm!







Each year on the last Saturday in April practitioners of a wide variety of book related arts, including letterpress printers, printmakers, paper makers and hand bookbinders, gather at the Grimsby Public Art Gallery to present their work to the  public, renew connections with colleagues and share their expertise with the next generation of artists and artisans.

The Grimsby Wayzgoose started in 1979 as a small gathering of friends and colleagues that attracted about 300 visitors. Since then it has grown into an eagerly awaited annual event with 45 to 50 artisans exhibiting their creations for the more than 2000 people who regularly attend the event. Participants and visitors come from across Ontario, Quebec and the North Eastern states. There are also often a few travelers from Europe, Japan and across the U.S. who find their way to Grimsby to enjoy and appreciate this fascinating craft.

The Wayzgoose Anthology has been part of the tradition since 1981. Each contributing artist creates a sample of work in a format that can be bound into a book. These sections are known as signatures, and the signatures from all the contributing artists are organized and hand bound into a volume that is sought after and cherished by many bibliophiles. Sales of the Wayzgoose Anthology help to offset the costs associated with Wayzgoose; the 2016 Anthology will be available on the 30th; many back issues are also available.

The impact that Wayzgoose has on culture and tourism in the Grimsby area is significant, both because of the number of people that come to town for the event and for the potential it has to generate repeat visitors. Wayzgoose provides a wonderful opportunity to experience first-hand the traditions that turned us into a literate society. We look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones on Saturday, April 30th.


Generously Sponsored by:

Alphabet Bookshop, Attic Books, Aulward Graphics, Hugh Anson-Cartwright, Fine Books
The Japanese Paper Place,  J.H. Gordon Books,  Steam Whistle Brewing & Van Huizen Bookbinding

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Ruby Red Gala Event Cancellation

Unfortunately due to insufficient ticket sales our Ruby Red Gala has been cancelled.  Thank you so much to those who showed their support and to the committee for all the hard work that went in to planning the event.

Those who have purchased tickets will be contacted by the Gallery regarding reimbursements
 
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Gallery.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Summer Job Opportunities at GPAG!

Thanks to the generousity of Young Canada Works,
The Grimsby Public Art Gallery is proud to offer two summer positions for 2016!







Summer Studio Instructor

Wage: $12.25 per hour
Start date: June 6, 2016
End date: September 2, 2016
Applications must be received by 5 p.m. 
Monday May 2, 2016 at
Grimsby Public Art Gallery, 18 Carnegie Lane, Grimsby, Ontario, L3M 1Y1

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery seeks a well-organized, motivated and enthusiastic individual for the position of Summer Studio Instructor. The Summer Studio Instructor will be responsible for developing and running the summer children’s programs at the gallery and for helping to plan educational programs for the upcoming school year. The ideal candidate will have a least some post secondary training in visual arts, art history or museum studies. S/he will have experience working with a variety of art media as well as experience working with children. Fluency in English is required, a basic knowledge of French is an asset. Basic computer skills are required and familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel and Publisher, as well as the ability to learn other programs quickly, would be helpful. Candidates are requested to send a resume and cover letter that specifically addresses the requirements of this job directly to the gallery as well as applying through the YCW website. The Grimsby Public Art Gallery and the Town of Grimsby are equal opportunity employers and individuals from the Government of Canada’s job equity groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Members of designated equity groups are encouraged to self-identify on their application. Candidates must meet YCW eligibility requirements 
(www.youngcanadaworks.gc.ca ) and be registered on the YCW website.

Supervision:

The Summer Studio Instructor will be supervised by the gallery’s Education and Media Coordinator and by the Gallery Director.

Chris O’Hoski, Education and Media Coordinator
cohoski@grimsby.ca

Grimsby Public Art Gallery
18 Carnegie Lane
Grimsby, Ontario L3M 1Y1
905-945-3246
905-945-1789




Curatorial Assistant

Wage: $12.25 per hour
Start date: TBD
12 Week Position
Applications must be received by 5 p.m. 
Monday May 2, 2016 at
Grimsby Public Art Gallery, 18 Carnegie Lane, Grimsby, Ontario, L3M 1Y1


The Grimsby Public Art Gallery seeks a well-organized, motivated and enthusiastic individual for the position of Curatorial Assistant. The Curatorial Assistant, supervised by the Gallery Director, will primarily work with the Permanent Collection and temporary art exhibitions at the gallery. Tasks will include examining and inventorying artwork; updating documentation; research on relevant art and artists; preparing and delivering brief public presentations of this material and curating an exhibition. The ideal candidate will have some post-secondary training in visual arts, art history, museum studies and/or history. S/he will have a good understanding of and the ability to recognize different art media and exhibit meticulous attention to detail in his/her work. Flexibility is essential, as is the ability to work efficiently both as part of a team and independently. Solid computer skills are required and familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as the ability to learn other programs quickly, would be helpful. 

Candidates are requested to send a resume and cover letter that specifically addresses the requirements of this job directly to the gallery as well as applying through the YCW website. The Grimsby Public Art Gallery and the Town of Grimsby are equal opportunity employers and individuals from the Government of Canada’s job equity groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Members of designated equity groups are encouraged to self-identify on their application. 
Candidates must meet YCW eligibility requirements (www.youngcanadaworks.gc.ca ) and be registered on the YCW website.

Supervision:

The Curatorial Assistant will be supervised by the gallery’s Director.

Rhona Wenger, Director
rwenger@grimsby.ca

Grimsby Public Art Gallery
18 Carnegie Lane
Grimsby, Ontario L3M 1Y1
905-945-3246
905-945-1789

Monday, April 18, 2016

Call for Artist Entries: 2016 Bi-Annual Juried Exhibition!


Every two years the GPAG hosts a juried exhibition to showcase new and exciting works by
artists from across Ontario. This competition often attracts up to 200 entries; from these the three jurors select about 30 pieces to be in the show. To download the complete entry form, including conditions of entry, please visit www.grimsby.ca/Art-Gallery or contact the gallery by email gpag@grimsby.ca or phone 905-945-3246 to request a form.

The juried process is always an exciting one – for the artists; for the jurors; for the gallery; and for the viewers – and a process in which we all manage to experience something new. We invite all artists and artisans living in the province of Ontario to submit their best new work for consideration.


Open Studio Photography Coming Tuesdays in May!

Do you need some help with your photography?  Maybe a second pair of eyes to view your portfolio?
Look no further, as the Grimsby Public Art Gallery introduces Open Studio Photography, each Tuesday for the Month of May!

Join Photographer and Educator Phil Gebhardt from 10am-1pm for general advice, tips and tricks for shooting and a look at your portfolio and process if you need it!

Open Studio Photography

Open from 10am-1pm

Tuesday, May 3 (Studio)
Tuesday, May 10 (Lobby)
Tuesday, May 17 (Studio)
Tuesday, May 24 (Studio)
Tuesday, May 31 (Studio)





Call for Contract Instructors at GPAG!

Deadline for Application: Friday, May 6th, 2016 

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: May 30, 2016 (and ongoing)

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. 

MAJOR DUTIES: 

-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. 


QUALIFICATIONS: 

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. 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. 
A Vulnerable Sector Screening will be required prior to any in-class sessions being delivered 


Qualified applicants please send your resume: 

Chris O’Hoski 
Education & Media Coordinator 
Grimsby Public Art Gallery 
18 Carnegie Lane 
Grimsby, Ontario 
L3M1Y1 

Or email 

cohoski@grimsby.ca 


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

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Art House Café Lecture Series: Quintin Teszeri

JOIN US FOR OUR FINAL INSTALLMENT OF
THE 2016 ART HOUSE CAFÉ LECTURE SERIES!

THIS FRIDAY!

ON BEING ABOUT: A PERSONAL ACCOUNT OF HOW
WRITING ABOUT ART BECAME WRITING ART
WITH QUINTIN TESZERI

FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2016
7PM
ADMISSION IS FREE, RSVP TO RESERVE A SEAT!

READ ABOUT QUINTIN BELOW!







Thursday, April 07, 2016

Art House Café Lecture Series Finale: Friday, April 15!

ART HOUSE CAFÉ LECTURE SERIES
ON BEING ABOUT: A PERSONAL ACCOUNT OF HOW
WRITING ABOUT ART BECAME WRITING ART
WITH QUINTIN TESZERI

FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2016
7PM
ADMISSION IS FREE, RSVP TO RESERVE A SEAT!

READ ABOUT QUINTIN BELOW!




This talk will be a personal retelling of how and why Quintin Teszeri went from writing about art to writing art; how his MA in Art History research became his performative piece, Silence - Discourse - Art. The talk will conclude with a reading of Silence – Discourse - Art by Quintin Teszeri, Nicole Clouston, and Syl Teszeri.


Quintin Teszeri is an artist and a writer. He has an MA in Art History from the University of Western Ontario where he is currently completing his MFA in Visual Art. Lately he’s been interested in the inescapability of language, the tenuousness of truth, anarchy, bullshit, poetical embodiment, linguistic corruption, absurdity, skin, finding, taking, deprofessionalization, and recorporealization.