Monday, October 31, 2011

Art Gallery/ Library Yard Sale!

Indoor Yard sale
10 am - 4 pm
Summer is over, the weather turned cold, But many fine items remain to behold, Selling or buying, there’s lots to be eyeing, With pleasure we’ll label it SOLD!
Available to purchase from the Gallery: frames, artist oil paints, ceramic items, exhibition catalogues, and other miscellaneous treasures.
Have items to sell?
A limited number of six foot tables are available to rent at $20 per table.
Contact the Gallery to reserve your spot now before they run out! 

Giant Book Sale
10 am - 4 pm
1 pm - 4 pm
Choose from hundreds of books: children's books, mysteries, romance, science fiction, fantasy and classics, as well as non-fiction such as biographies, history, art, "how to" books on cooking, gardening and other hobbies.  Tables re-stocked continuously.  Proceeds from the book sale will be used to purchase new books for the Library’s collection.
1 item  for 25¢ « 5 items for $1.00
Fill a plastic bag for $2.00
Fill your new Grimsby Public Library bag for $5.00

Witchcraft and Wizardry at the GPAG and the GPL!

On Sunday, Grimsby's finest wizards attended the gallery/ library's Harry Potter Party to show off their impressive talents. Puppets of their favourite Hogwarts pals were made, candy sushi was enjoyed and extensive trivia was shared!
It was great fun and we thank you for taking time off from studying for your OWLS to take part in this event!

Pictures after the jump!

Happy Halloween everyone!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Exhibition Assistance Grant

Next Deadline: October 31, 2011
Please note that we have three deadlines for Exhibition Assistance grant applications annually.

Applications for exhibition assistance grants are now being accepted.  Applying artists must have an exhibition scheduled and confirmed in a publicly accessible venue. Grants can assist with exhibition costs, including materials, framing, presentation and shipping.

All applications must include 10 slides or jpegs (compatible with PC), resume, budget, a letter of confirmation for upcoming exhibition, an artist’s statement and description of the exhibition, as well as a SASE with sufficient postage for return of all submitted material.  All support material will be returned following the recommender’s decision. Grants amounts range between $500 - $1500 and are now handed out three times a year (deadlines for the GPAG: January 31, July 31, & October 31 of each year)

Visit for more information and to download the application & guidelines. 

Hard copies of the application & guidelines may also be picked up at the Grimsby Public Art Gallery, located at 18 Carnegie Lane.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Harry Potter Party!

Sunday, October 30th, 2011
from 2-4 pm
For ages 13-18
Free Event

Time to step out in your most beguiling Harry Potter costume, wand firmly in hand, to enjoy a little Potter-mania with your fellow Hogwarts-lovers.
Use your favourite charm to transform ordinary Muggle candies into bewitching Candy Sushi. With a wave of your wand and a spell from Transfiguration Class, an unassuming pumpkin can become a Potter character or a complete surprise.

No trip to Gringotts necessary! This free activity is offered through the combined magical forces of the Library and Art Gallery. Come by flue powder, or walk on in. You’ll be spellbound!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

NFB Film Night - Tonight!

The National Film Board of Canada is Canada’s public film producer and distributor. An agency of the Government of Canada, the NFB produces and distributes innovative, socially relevant documentary, animation, alternative drama and digital media productions. In total, the NFB has produced over 13,000 productions which have won over 5,000 awards.

A selection of films will be shown at the Grimsby Public Art Gallery as part of a collaborative programme between the GPAG and the Grimsby Public Library.  Admission is FREE!

Thursday October 20, 2011 at 7pm

William Shatner Sings O Canada (5:28 min)
William Shatner (Actor, director, producer, writer, spokesman and philanthropist)
Recipient, 2011 Governor General’s Performing Arts Award

Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie  Documentary (93 min)Director Sturla Gunnarsson interweaves a key lecture given by Suzuki with scenes from his life and lifetime - the major social, scientific, cultural and political events of the past 70 years.

Next Film Night                                         
Thursday November 24, 2011 at 7pm

 Watch for details!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Spotlight on the Gallery Shop

Raku pottery originated in Japan in the 16th century.  Over the last 50 years in the western world, the process has metamorphosed in to a very different but exciting and beautiful process.  Grimsby artist Lisa Skog creates not only one-of-a-kind dishes, but she also incorporates Raku in to clocks, wall art and jewellery.

Click images to enlarge

Necklaces make extremely affordable gifts at $10 a piece!  

Please note that Raku fired ware is porous and generally unsuited for functional use.  It should be treated as a decorative art piece and as such should not be placed in the dishwasher or be exposed to direct sunlight or very high humidity. 

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Opportunity for Local Artists


Local Produce, the Grimsby Public Art Gallery’s bi-annual show and sale of local talent, will be held this fall from November 5 – December 4. The 2011 theme, On Ice, encourages artists to be inspired by winter sports. Ice-skating, hockey, skiing, sledding – or maybe just a good old-fashioned snow-ball fight – it is hard to be Canadian without experiencing some outdoor winter activities, even if we do it from the comfort of a warm studio!  The Niagara region offers a wealth of opportunities for winter fun, from spectacular frozen water-falls on the escarpment to children in brightly coloured parkas playing in the snow to apr├Ęs-ski in front of a roaring fire – and we know that our talented regional artists have recorded it all. It may not be winter wonderland weather yet when the show opens on November 5th, but the snow may well fly before December 4th so lace up your skates, wax your skis, pull on your mittens and enjoy!

Local Produce: On Ice is a unique opportunity for regional artists to show off their best work – and help the gallery raise some much needed funds at the same time. An artist may submit 1 or 2 works to this non-juried show, but due to space constraints the curatorial staff may choose not to include both works in the exhibition. All works will be for sale by silent auction, with bidding on-going until the culminating event on December 4; the artist may choose to donate the entire selling price of the work to the gallery or may split the proceeds (details below).  All media are welcome, in 2 or 3 dimensions.

If you are interested, please download the submission criteria and entry form from the Town of Grimsby webpage or drop by the Gallery to pick one up. 

* Local Produce is open to artists from Hamilton and the Niagara Region *