Monday, June 29, 2015

GPAG Summer Art Camps: Are YOU coming?

Summer Art Camps at the Grimsby Public Art Gallery!


This year, we have camps for Kids, drop-ins for Teens and Courses & Workshops for adults!

Cool down with some ART!




Painting, printmaking, clay, collage, sculpture, book arts, mixed media, found object art and so much more! 
Children will learn important skills while exploring a new fun and educational theme each week. 
These exciting projects are sure to challenge and entertain students all Summer long!



CAMPS FOR KIDS!


Week 1: July 13- 17
Wild Animal Safari
Regular 1/2 day: 
Members $80/ Non-members $96

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!



Week 2: July 20 – 24
Space Invaders!
Regular 1/2 day: 
Members $80/ Non-members $96

Kids in spaaace! This is the week for all the little space cadets out there who love looking up at the night sky, 
counting stars, finding constellations and dreaming about the Milky Way. Learn about the cosmos through art, 
and maybe run into an alien or two along the way!



*Week 4: August 4 - 7 (no class Monday)
Creative Comic Makers
For Ages 5 - 8 years 
ALL DAY CAMP: $160 
9:00am - 3:30pm
Extended care is available for an additional $30  
Extended care begins at 8:30am & ends at 5pm

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 heroes and stories to share!



Week 5: August 10 - 14 
Earth Week: Recycle, Reduce, Reuse!
Regular 1/2 day: 
Members $80/ Non-members $96

Don’t throw it out, make it into Art! Students will be amazed to discover the infinite creative possibilities of everyday objects, 
all you need is imagination and a love of nature! Be Green and grow through the Arts!



Week 6: August 17 - 21
Fantasy Art Week
Regular 1/2 day: 
Members $80/ Non-members $96

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!




Week 7: August 24 - 28
Deep Sea Adventures
Regular 1/2 day: 
Members $80/ Non-members $96

Yarrr mateys! What fascinating creatures and lost treasures lie at the bottom of the ocean? 
Students will explore the watery depths through art projects inspired by sea life, 
ship wrecks, mythological creatures and much more!




SUMMER DROP-IN PROGRAMMES
FOR TEENS!
(In Partnership with the Grimsby Public Library!)


July 6-10 
Ages 9-16


The Doors of Creativity (Drop-In)
FREE!
2pm-4pm

With an entire door as your canvas, what can you 
create? Let your creativity run rampant by painting a door to be used promote Doors Open Grimsby. 

July 27-31
Ages 9-16

Animation and Zines Maker Week  (Drop-In)
FREE!
2pm-4pm

If you’re interested in stop motion animation or making your own magazine, please join us for a week of maker workshops. 
We'll get your animated movie posted on Youtube and publish multiple copies of the zine you 
Create!




COURSES FOR ADULTS!



Costume Life-Drawing 
(No Instructor) 
Thursdays: July 16- August 27, 2015
6pm-9pm
6 Sessions
$70 Members/ $80 non-members

This six  session course will offer artists the opportunity to work from a model in costume.  
As with our regular Open Studio format quick studies to extended poses will be explored. 
Artists are free to choose their own media. 
* Please note that oils, sprays, varnishes and solvents are not permitted in the studio

No materials are provided by the gallery.



‘En Plein Air’ Saturdays (Outdoor Painting) 
with Jan Yates, S.C.A.
Saturdays: July 25-August 15,  2015
10am-12pm
4 Sessions
$45 Members/ $55 non-members
*Class Location: 140 Mountain Rd. 
Grimsby, ON: L3M1E7 


The summer’s here, and it’s time to paint in beautiful green fields with vineyard views!  
Through 4 sessions, there will be lots of time to immerse yourself in making art. Painting outdoors improves your skills when working back in the studio. 
Learn about simplifying your pallet, working fast in the changing light, mark making/ brushwork and paint handling, as well as colour and value relationships. 



NEW! ‘En Plein Air’ Tuesdays (Outdoor Painting) 
with Jan Yates, S.C.A.
Tuesdays: July 21-August 11,  2015
10am-12pm
4 Sessions
$45 Members/ $55 non-members
*Class Location: 140 Mountain Rd. 
Grimsby, ON: L3M1E7 


SPECIAL: SIGN UP FOR BOTH SESSIONS!

$75 Members/$80 Non Members



*All gallery programs are subject to 
minimum and maximum registration. 
Payment is required 7 days after the date of registration to ensure a spot. Classes are subject to change. 
Cancellations require 7 days’ notice to receive a full refund. The gallery is not responsible for missed classes, and does not pro-rate classes without prior arrangements

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Deadline Extended! Call for Artists: The Art of 40, Now due July 3rd!

Our Call for Artists for The Art of 40, has been extended until July 3rd!

Have your entries in before 5pm, and don't miss this incredible opportunity!


The Art of 40: Celebrating 40 Years of Celebrating Art
CALL FOR ARTIST PROPOSALS
(public outdoor installations)








Deadline EXTENDED: July 3, 2015 @ 5pm


The Art of 40 will consist of four installations in the Rotary Clubs of Grimsby Sculpture Garden, near the main entrance to the Grimsby Public Art Gallery. The installations will address the 40 year relationship between GPAG and local and regional communities within which we exist, will celebrate this significant milestone and will look toward future achievements. 

Many themes could potentially be addressed, including but in no way limited to: working with the concept of 40 (40 years, 4 decades, 4 seasons, 4 directions – even Grimsby’s historic name, The Forty for the 40 Mile Creek) or GPAG special areas of interest including book arts, the environment, and regional agriculture. 

As part of their proposal artists are asked to develop a program or interactive component (performance, hands-on workshop, community art project etc.) that encourages community members to participate in the celebration and enhances their appreciation of the art. The Art of 40 will be documented and preserved in a digital/print publication.

Project goals are to enhance the public profile of GPAG during our 40th anniversary year, to strengthen and extend the strong and positive symbiotic relationship GPAG has with regional artists and to preserve knowledge of the project and all of the creative energy that it engenders for future residents of the Niagara Region. 


Niagara artists working in any medium or media are welcome to apply; the out of doors location, and minimally monitored and protected nature of the site, should be taken into consideration. A site plan of the GPAG building and photographs of the sculpture garden from different angles are available on our website 

www.grimsby.ca/Art-Gallery


Monday, June 22, 2015

TWO Calls for Artists: Deadline is TODAY!

TWO calls for artists due today!

The Art of 40: Celebrating 
40 Years of Celebrating Art
CALL FOR ARTIST PROPOSALS
(public outdoor installations)

Deadline: June 22, 2015 @5pm





TIMELINE

June 22:
Proposals must be received at GPAG before 5 p.m.
  
July 2:
Results of the selection committee will be announced.

August 15 – 31:
Pieces will be installed in the sculpture garden

September 1 – October 31:
Presentation of public programming according to a schedule mutually agreed upon by the artists and GPAG

September 25, 7 – 9 pm:
Artists Reception/ Exhibition Celebration in conjunction with Culture Days

The Art of 40 will consist of four installations in the Rotary Clubs of Grimsby Sculpture Garden, near the main entrance to the Grimsby Public Art Gallery. 
The installations will address the 40 year relationship between GPAG and local and regional communities within which we exist, will celebrate this significant milestone and will look toward future achievements. 

Many themes could potentially be addressed, including but in no way limited to: working with the concept of 40 (40 years, 4 decades, 4 seasons, 4 directions – even Grimsby’s historic name, 
The Forty for the 40 Mile Creek) or GPAG special areas of interest including book arts, the environment, and regional agriculture. 


As part of their proposal artists are asked to develop a program or interactive component(performance, hands-on workshop, community art project etc.)
that encourages community members to participate in the celebration and enhances their appreciation of the art. The Art of 40 will be documented and preserved in a digital/print publication.
Project goals are to enhance the public profile of GPAG during our 40th anniversary year, to strengthen and extend the strong and positive symbiotic relationship GPAG has with regional artists
 and to preserve knowledge of the project and all of the creative energy that it engenders for future residents of the Niagara Region. 
Niagara artists working in any medium or media are welcome to apply; the out of doors location, and minimally monitored and protected nature of the site, should be taken into consideration.
A site plan of the GPAG building and photographs of the sculpture garden from different angles are available on our website 

http://www.grimsby.ca/Art-Gallery


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Proposals should include the following documents:
A detailed description of the piece indicating how it expresses The Art of 40: Celebrating 40 Years of Celebrating Art a current cv, a visual representation 
of how the proposed piece will be placed into the sculpture garden location and an indication of how it will be installed and secured up to 10 images 
of previous work by the artist that documents their ability to successfully create the piece detailed description of the public program/interactive component to be presented additional information that supports the proposal.

Each of the four artists selected for the project will be paid $2500, a sum that will include the artist’s fee and a contribution towards materials, time invested, travel and installation costs. 
This will be paid in three installments: $1000 when the artist accepts the offer to participate and signs the contract; 
$1000 following installation of the artwork; 
$500 following presentation of the public program.
Proposals may be dropped off during normal Gallery hours, or mailed to:


Grimsby Public Art Gallery
18 Carnegie Lane
Grimsby, Ontario  
L3M 1Y1


RE: The Art of 40 - Proposal


We will also accept proposals by e-mail at gpag@grimsby.ca.  Please make your e-mail subject line read “RE: The Art of 40 - Proposal”



Station 1 Juried Exhibition
June 28 - July 27, 2015

Deadline: Monday, June 22, 2015 
(Drop off, 2pm-6pm)




We welcome all residents with postal codes beginning with L3M and LOR to SUBMIT!
Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to showcase your work in our community!


CONDITIONS OF ENRTY


1.  This call for entry is open to all residents with postal codes beginning in L3M and L0R

2.  Only Two dimensional works will be accepted. 

(Must not exceed 36” in any direction)

3.  The jury will select no more than one work per artist for the exhibition.

4.  Original artwork must be brought to:

 Station 1 Coffeehouse,
 28 Main St. E,
 Grimsby, Ontario 
 L3M 1M8

5.  All Entries must be received between
     2pm and 6pm, June 22, 2015.

6.  The Jury’s decision is final. No entry may  be withdrawn once it has been accepted.  Artists will be notified of the jury’s decision after June 25 by email. 

7.  All works MUST be ready for display with appropriate hardware (wires or d-hooks)

8.  Selected works must be picked up on Monday, July 27 from 7am - 10pm.

9.  Station 1 Coffee House will assume no liability for loss, theft, fire, flood or vandalism while work is at Station 1.

10.   Artists with accepted work will be required to sign Station 1 Coffeehouse’s Artist agreement.


For a complete entry form, please contact the Gallery!

gpag@grimsby.ca
(905) 945-3246


Friday, June 19, 2015

Celebrating GPAG: The First 10 Years Opening Reception!

If you haven't had a chance to see The First 10 Years, the show is up until July 12!
Have a peak at some of the work below!





In the spring of 1975, GPAG first opened its doors, creating a small, community gallery in the lower level of the Grimsby Public Library. GPAG has become an integral part of the local and regional arts scene: collecting art, exhibiting art and providing numerous opportunities for artists to learn, be inspired and create.

To celebrate our 40th year, we invited a group of regional artists, the Lakeside Pumphouse Artists Association, to work with the collection, create art and build an exhibition. Participating artists chose works from the collection that represent GPAG’s first decade (1975 – 1985) and, inspired by those works, created pieces of their own. The original works from the collection and the pieces created by LPAA members will be exhibited together in the gallery from June 12 – July 12, giving visitors a chance to experience both GPAG’s amazing collection and the talents of these local and regional artists.

Collecting and preserving art is a key part of GPAG’s work as a public art gallery, but equally important is making art available to the public and encouraging people to actively enjoy and engage with art. Artists have a particular interest in becoming more familiar with the collection; enjoying and learning from each other’s work has helped to forge community and build skills amongst artists throughout history. Participating in this project has helped LPAA members learn and develop as artists, and at the same time their experience adds to our understanding of these pieces. Gallery visitors and the community at large also gain enjoyment, knowledge – and possibly even an inspirational spark that will ignite their own desire to create.  Every Sunday during this show, a participating artist will be on hand to guide visitors through the Gallery!



























































Xtracurricular 2015: THANK YOU!




The Grimsby Public Art Gallery extends 
a special thank you to our students, 
our teachers and our schools for such a successful
Xtracurricular 2015!

Without our schools and our community, 
Xtracurricular would not  continue as it has for so many years.


To Blessed Trinity, Heritage Christian and 
Grimsby Secondary School, thank you for helping us celebrate YOUR art!








A view of Xtracurricular 2015



2D works (paintings, drawings, photography & mixed media) but of course,
beautiful sculptures too!



Installation





Heritage Christian Secondary's "Devil of the Deep" looms over the
exhibition with a powerful message.




Gorgeous photography courtesy of Grimsby Secondary








Viewer's Choice award winner Tawnia Bakker's "Leafy Sea Dragon"!





























Xtracurricular Curator Chris O'Hoski gives opening remarks in celebration of
a talented group of students.




GPAG Summer Art Camps - Week 1: Wild Animal Safari!

We still have spots left in our first week of
GPAG Summer Art Camps!

Join us for Wild Animal Safari!




Members $80/ Non-members $96

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!





Thursday, June 18, 2015

Call for Artist Proposals: The Art of 40; Deadline June 22!

If you haven’t submitted for the Art of 40, we want to hear from you!  Our deadline is fast approaching!


The Art of 40: Celebrating 40 Years of Celebrating Art
CALL FOR ARTIST PROPOSALS
(public outdoor installations)

Deadline: June 22, 2015




TIMELINE

June 22:
Proposals must be received at GPAG before 5 p.m.
  
July 2:
Results of the selection committee will be announced.

August 15 – 31:
Pieces will be installed in the sculpture garden

September 1 – October 31:
Presentation of public programming according to a schedule mutually agreed upon by the artists and GPAG

September 25, 7 – 9 pm:
Artists Reception/ Exhibition Celebration in conjunction with Culture Days

The Art of 40 will consist of four installations in the Rotary Clubs of Grimsby Sculpture Garden, near the main entrance to the Grimsby Public Art Gallery. 
The installations will address the 40 year relationship between GPAG and local and regional communities within which we exist, will celebrate this significant milestone and will look toward future achievements. 

Many themes could potentially be addressed, including but in no way limited to: working with the concept of 40 (40 years, 4 decades, 4 seasons, 4 directions – even Grimsby’s historic name, 
The Forty for the 40 Mile Creek) or GPAG special areas of interest including book arts, the environment, and regional agriculture. 


As part of their proposal artists are asked to develop a program or interactive component(performance, hands-on workshop, community art project etc.)
that encourages community members to participate in the celebration and enhances their appreciation of the art. The Art of 40 will be documented and preserved in a digital/print publication.
Project goals are to enhance the public profile of GPAG during our 40th anniversary year, to strengthen and extend the strong and positive symbiotic relationship GPAG has with regional artists
 and to preserve knowledge of the project and all of the creative energy that it engenders for future residents of the Niagara Region. 
Niagara artists working in any medium or media are welcome to apply; the out of doors location, and minimally monitored and protected nature of the site, should be taken into consideration.
A site plan of the GPAG building and photographs of the sculpture garden from different angles are available on our website 

http://www.grimsby.ca/Art-Gallery


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Proposals should include the following documents:
A detailed description of the piece indicating how it expresses The Art of 40: Celebrating 40 Years of Celebrating Art a current cv, a visual representation 
of how the proposed piece will be placed into the sculpture garden location and an indication of how it will be installed and secured up to 10 images 
of previous work by the artist that documents their ability to successfully create the piece detailed description of the public program/interactive component to be presented additional information that supports the proposal.

Each of the four artists selected for the project will be paid $2500, a sum that will include the artist’s fee and a contribution towards materials, time invested, travel and installation costs. 
This will be paid in three installments: $1000 when the artist accepts the offer to participate and signs the contract; 
$1000 following installation of the artwork; 
$500 following presentation of the public program.
Proposals may be dropped off during normal Gallery hours, or mailed to:

Grimsby Public Art Gallery
18 Carnegie Lane
Grimsby, Ontario  
L3M 1Y1


RE: The Art of 40 - Proposal


We will also accept proposals by e-mail at gpag@grimsby.ca.  Please make your e-mail subject line read “RE: The Art of 40 - Proposal”


Wednesday, June 17, 2015

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Station 1 Juried Exhibition!

Call for Artists!

Station 1 Juried Exhibition
June 28 - July 27, 2015

Deadline: Monday, June 22, 2015 (Drop off, 2pm-6pm)





We welcome all residents with postal codes beginning with L3M and LOR to SUBMIT!
Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to showcase your work in our community!


CONDITIONS OF ENRTY


1.  This call for entry is open to all residents with postal codes beginning in L3M and L0R

2.  Only Two dimensional works will be accepted.

(Must not exceed 36” in any direction)

3.  The jury will select no more than one work per artist for the exhibition.

4.  Original artwork must be brought to:

Station 1 Coffeehouse,
28 Main St. E,
Grimsby, Ontario
L3M 1M8

5.  All Entries must be received between
     2pm and 6pm, June 22, 2015.

6.  The Jury’s decision is final. No entry may  be withdrawn once it has been accepted.  Artists will be notified of the jury’s decision after June 25 by email.

7.  All works MUST be ready for display with appropriate hardware (wires or d-hooks)

8.  Selected works must be picked up on Monday, July 27 from 7am - 10pm.

9.  Station 1 Coffee House will assume no liability for loss, theft, fire, flood or vandalism while work is at Station 1.

10.   Artists with accepted work will be required to sign Station 1 Coffeehouse’s Artist agreement.


For a complete entry form, please contact the Gallery!

gpag@grimsby.ca
(905) 945-3246



Monday, June 15, 2015

Spend the Summer at GPAG!

The Summer is here, and GPAG is open
7 days a week!
Spend your Summer with us!


We have camps for Kids, drop-ins for Teens and Courses & Workshops for adults!

Painting, printmaking, clay, collage, sculpture, book arts, mixed media, found object art and so much more! Children will learn important skills while exploring a new fun and educational theme each week. These exciting projects are sure to challenge and entertain students all Summer long! 







CAMPS FOR KIDS!


Week 1: July 13- 17
Wild Animal Safari
Regular 1/2 day: 
Members $80/ Non-members $96

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!



Week 2: July 20 – 24
Space Invaders!
Regular 1/2 day: 
Members $80/ Non-members $96

Kids in spaaace! This is the week for all the little space cadets out there who love looking up at the night sky, counting stars, finding constellations and dreaming about the Milky Way. Learn about the cosmos through art, and maybe run into an alien or two along the way!



*Week 3: August 4 - 7 (no class Monday)
Creative Comic Makers
For Ages 5 - 8 years 
ALL DAY CAMP: $160 
9:00am - 3:30pm
Extended care is available for an additional $30  
Extended care begins at 8:30am & ends at 5pm

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!



Week 4 : August 10 - 14 
Earth Week: Recycle, Reduce, Reuse!
Regular 1/2 day: 
Members $80/ Non-members $96

Don’t throw it out, make it into Art! Students will be amazed to discover the infinite creative possibilities of every day objects, all you need is imagination and a love of nature! Be Green and grow through the Arts!




Week 5: August 17 - 21
Fantasy Art Week
Regular 1/2 day: 
Members $80/ Non-members $96

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!




Week 6: August 24 - 28
Deep Sea Adventures
Regular 1/2 day: 
Members $80/ Non-members $96

Yarrr mateys! What fascinating creatures and lost treasures lie at the bottom of the ocean? Students will explore the watery depths through art projects inspired by sea life, ship wrecks, mythological creatures and much more!




SUMMER DROP-IN PROGRAMMES
FOR TEENS!
(In Partnership with the Grimsby Public Library!)


July 6-10 
Ages 9-16


The Doors of Creativity (Drop-In)
FREE!
2pm-4pm

With an entire door as your canvas, what can you 
create? Let your creativity run rampant by painting a door to be used promote Doors Open Grimsby. 

July 27-31
Ages 9-16

Animation and Zines Maker Week  (Drop-In)
FREE!
2pm-4pm

If you’re interested in stop motion animation or making your own magazine, please join us for a week of maker workshops. We'll get your animated movie posted on Youtube and publish multiple copies of the zine you 
Create!




COURSES FOR ADULTS!



Costume Life-Drawing 
(No Instructor) 
Thursdays: July 16- August 27, 2015
6pm-9pm
6 Sessions
$70 Members/ $80 non-members

This six  session course will offer artists the opportunity to work from a model in costume  As with our regular Open Studio format quick studies to extended poses will be explored. Artists are free to choose their own media. 
* Please note that oils, sprays, varnishes and solvents are not permitted in the studio

No materials are provided by the gallery.




‘En Plein Air’ Saturdays (Outdoor Painting) 
with Jan Yates, S.C.A.
Saturdays: July 25-August 15,  2015
10am-12pm
4 Sessions
$45 Members/ $55 non-members
*Class Location: 140 Mountain Rd. 
Grimsby, ON: L3M1E7 


The summer’s here, and it’s time to paint in beautiful green fields with vineyard views!  Through 4 sessions, there will be lots of time to immerse yourself in making art. Painting outdoors improves your skills when working back in the studio. Learn about simplifying your pallet, working fast in the changing light, mark making/ brushwork and paint handling, as well as colour and value relationships. 



NEW! ‘En Plein Air’ Tuesdays (Outdoor Painting) 
with Jan Yates, S.C.A.
Tuesdays: July 21-August 11,  2015
10am-12pm
4 Sessions
$45 Members/ $55 non-members
*Class Location: 140 Mountain Rd. 
Grimsby, ON: L3M1E7 


SPECIAL: SIGN UP FOR BOTH SESSIONS!

$75 Members/$80 Non Members








*All gallery programs are subject to 
minimum and maximum registration. 
Payment is required
 7 days after the date of registration to ensure a spot. Classes are subject to change. Cancellations require 7 days notice to receive a full  refund. The gallery is not responsible for missed classes, and does not pro-rate classes without prior arrangements