Monday, May 16, 2016

Xtracurricular 2016 Opening this Friday!

Xtracurricular 2016
An Annual Highschool Art Exhibition
May 20-June 5, 2016

Opening Reception:

Friday, May 20: 4pm-5pm



Xtracurricular is an annual exhibition that features artwork by local high school students and their teachers. This is our chance to showcase the work of the talented individuals who will be our next generation of regional artists.





The exhibition will include a wide range of artworks in a variety of media ranging from drawing and painting to printmaking, sculpture and photography. 

Xtracurricular represents a year’s worth of learning. These students have explored their surroundings and manipulated their materials in order to transform a given project or set of guidelines into unique and meaningful works of art. Please join us to congratulate these talented youths!



Xtracurricular 2015


Xtracurricular 2015



Friday, May 13, 2016

Art Bytes is Back!

Art Bytes:

A Silent Auction of Small Treasures

Our popular Silent Auction known as Art Bytes returns!

Have a look at some of our great items you can own.








To place a bid, please ask the gallery attendant for a bidding number.  Write your bid on the appropriate bidding sheet.  Once you have been issued a bidding number you may continue to use it for all future Art Bytes auctions.

Please respect the minimum bid increments as indicated.

This auction will close at 4 p.m., Sunday, June 26th.  The high bidder for each item will be notified shortly thereafter. 

Art Bytes is a new project of the Volunteer Committee of the Grimsby Public Art Gallery.


All proceeds benefit the Grimsby Public Art Gallery.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

CALL FOR ARTISTS! 2016 Bi-Annual Juried Exhibition

Every two years the GPAG hosts a juried exhibition to showcase new and exciting works byartists 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.



Monday, May 09, 2016

Open Studio Photography: Tuesdays!

Are you looking for some advice with your photography?
Could you use some guidance on where to go next?
Do you need a second pair of eyes to go over your portfolio?

Then look no further than GPAG with Open Studio Photography Tuesdays!

Join artist and educator Phil Gebhardt from 10am-1pm in the Studio!




Summer Art Camps: Officially Open for Registration!

THE GRIMSBY PUBLIC ART GALLERY’S POPULAR ART CAMPS ARE OFFICIALLY OPEN FOR REGISTRATION - NOW WITH CAMPS FOR TEENS!





KIDS



CULTURE CAMP ~ A TASTE OF ART 
JULY 4-8 (ALL DAY)
AGES 6-13 ~ 9:00AM-3:30PM 
$145
EXTENDED CARE $38 WEEK: 7:30AM - 6PM

Register for this Culture Camp at the Peach King Centre or online www.grimsby.ca

Each day we will explore a different art style to give participants a wide variety of experiences. 
Try your hand at painting, drawing, sculpting and much more! A great introductory class to try out, but also suitable for a young experienced artist. 


LEGO MAKER WEEK 
JULY 4-8
AGES 5-12 ~ 1:30PM-4PM 
$20 REGISTRATION
Register at the Gallery 

Get creative with Lego!  This week, participants will look at lego in colour, form, and shape while creating their own masterpieces with our favourite building blocks!


SUPERHERO ART WEEK
JULY 11-15
AGES 5-8 ~ 9:30AM-12PM 
AGES 8-12 ~ 1:30PM-4PM 
$80 MEMBERS/$96 NON-MEMBERS
Register at the Gallery 

Using clay, paint and mixed media, participants can re-create their own superheroes or create their OWN.  This fun week will focus on our favourite caped beings while introducing fun art techniques and applications.



CULTURE CAMP ~ WATER 
JULY 18-22 (ALL DAY)
AGES 6-13 ~ 9:00AM-3:30PM 
$145
EXTENDED CARE: $38  7:30AM-6PM

Register for this Culture Camp at the Peach King Centre or online www.grimsby.ca

This week we will explore how water can be used in art to create images or form objects.  A creative, fun week with an interesting spin that is hands on but also thought provoking


WILD ANIMAL SAFARI!

JULY 25-29 
AGES 5-8 ~ 9:30AM-12PM 
AGES 8-12 ~ 1:30PM-4PM 
$80 MEMBERS/$96 NON-MEMBERS
Register at the Gallery 

What kid doesn’t love animals? For those students with an equal love of wildlife and the Arts, this week will explore the captivating world of zoology through works of art inspired by their favourite beasts! 



CREATIVE COMIC MAKERS
AUGUST 2-5 
AGES 5-8 ~ 9:30AM-3:30PM 
$160 
EXTENDED CARE: $30, 8:30AM-5PM
Register at the Gallery 

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery and the Grimsby Public Library invite you to  come explore the wonderful world of comics, character creation, and book-related arts. Through an exciting combination of literacy and creativity, students will create artworks and stories to share!


CULTURE CAMP ~ ART FROM IMAGES 
AUGUST 8-12 (ALL DAY)
AGES 6-13 ~ 9:00AM-3:30PM 
$145
EXTENDED CARE: $38 , 7:30AM-6PM

Register for this Culture Camp at the Peach King Centre or online www.grimsby.ca

We will explore how we can use images to create art.  From guided painting, to more abstract ideas, the before and afters will be fun to compare.  Another fun and creative week that will expand your child’s creativity and concepts of art.


FANTASY ART WEEK
AUGUST 15-19 
AGES 5-8 ~ 9:30AM-12PM 
AGES 8-12 ~ 1:30PM-4PM 
$80 MEMBERS/$96 NON-MEMBERS
Register at the Gallery 

In a land far, far away, on a street named  Carnegie Lane, brave heroes and crafty villains will gather to  create wondrous works inspired by legends and myths of old. This is the perfect week for Fantasy-loving students!



CULTURE CAMP ~ ART IN NATURE 
AUGUST 22-26 (ALL DAY)
AGES 5-8 ~ 9:30AM-3:30PM 
$145
EXTENDED CARE: $38, 7:30AM -6PM

Register for this Culture Camp at the Peach King Centre or online www.grimsby.ca

This art filled week will be nature inspired.  We will use items from nature for creating projects, and we will create nature inspired projects!



NEW* TEEN ART CAMPS!
(AGES 12-18)

1:30pm-4pm
Members $80/ Non-members $96 (Week)
Members $18/Non-members $22 (Day)

Register at the Gallery



SCULPTURE WEEK
AUGUST 8-12 

Students will be working with Clay, found objects and more to learn the fundamentals of sculpture.  While creativity will be encouraged, participants will learn the traditions of three dimensional art and new ways to approach it.


DRAWING & ANIME ART
AUGUST 18-22 

Participants will be guided through the exciting world of anime through drawing and painting exercises, drawing techniques and history.


PAINTING WEEK
AUGUST 22-26 

Using Acrylic, tempera, watercolour and mixed media, students will embark on the elements of painting, and the elements of art.  New and traditional techniques will be introduced throughout the duration of the week to create exciting projects.


Xtracurricular 2016: An Annual Highschool Art Exhibition Opening May 20th!


Xtracurricular is an annual exhibition that features artwork by local high school students and their teachers. This is our chance to showcase the work of the talented individuals who will be our next generation of regional artists. 
The exhibition will include a wide range of artworks in a variety of media ranging from drawing and painting to printmaking, sculpture and photography. Xtracurricular 2016 represents a year’s worth of learning. These students have explored their surroundings and manipulated their materials in order to transform a given project or set of guidelines into unique and meaningful works of art. Please join us to congratulate these talented youths!





Thursday, May 05, 2016

You are invited for more Drinks with Van Gogh!

This is our fun alternative to the other ‘paint nights’ out there- in a relaxed and entertaining environment.

‘Drinks with Van Gogh’ stands out as you will learn by painting from the master himself while enjoying drinks in a pub. NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. Van Gogh has already done the work–we will just follow his style, and in the process learn about his inspiration.
Ticket price includes all art supplies and instruction- the fun is free!

click here for date, location & tickets






Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Call for Contract Instructors!

Deadline for Application: Monday, May 16th, 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 27, 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

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