Thursday, January 29, 2015

Looking at Landscape THIS SATURDAY!

While it may be cold and snowy, it's always sunny at the GPAG!

Join us this Saturday, January 31st from 1:30pm-4:30pm for Looking at Landscape!

Warm up and create the coming of spring while learning some incredible techniques from Artist & Educator Jan Yates.

There are still spots remaining, register today!

gpag@grimsby.ca
(905) 945-3246



We Need YOU! Volunteer in the GPAG Gallery Shop!

The Gallery Shop is run entirely by the Volunteer Committee of the Grimsby Public Art Gallery and is always looking for new volunteers!  Spend as little as a few hours a month greeting Gallery visitors and introducing them to our unique collection of gifts made by Canadian artisans.  If you're a student, what better way to fill your hours!?




If you are interested in joining our invaluable team of volunteers, please contact the Gallery.  
One of our dedicated volunteers 
will get in touch with you 
and gladly show you the ropes.  


THE GRIMSBY PUBLIC ART GALLERY 
COULD NOT FUNCTION WITHOUT OUR VOLUNTEERS



Monday, January 26, 2015

Mixed Media Makers begins TOMORROW NIGHT!

TOMORROW NIGHT!

Join us from 6pm-7:30pm for Mixed Media Makers! 
Our popular 6 session class for ages 5-8 still has spots left!

Warm up and create!






MIXED MEDIA MAKERS (Ages 5-8)
with Alicia Tompkins
Tues days:  January 27 - March  3, 2015
From 6:00pm - 7:30pm
6 Sessions
$30 Members/ $40 non-members


Each week students will create a project in a different media! Make friends and learn valuable skills in a creative and fun environment. Students will learn the basics of fundamental art  practices and media while creating exciting works of art over the course of 6 sessions.


Thursday, January 22, 2015

Call for Artists! Visions 2015: Fabulous Fifties!





****TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE!


The Grimsby Public Art Gallery’s annual auction, Visions 2015: The Fabulous Fifties is the gallery’s primary fundraising event. Organized and run by the Volunteer Committee of the Grimsby Public Art Gallery, the auction supports gallery operations, activities and programs. The auction always includes a selection of original works of art and fine craft in a wide range of media and styles. Most of these pieces are generously donated by the people who created them, the artists and artisans in our community.



SUBMISSION CRITERIA




1.   Eligible works include all areas of fine craft and visual art.

    2.   Works must be originals and created by the donor.

  3.   Deadline for submission is Sunday March 8, 2015.
  
4.   The artist will be notified of the selection committee’s decision by phone on or before 
        Monday March 16. Any works not selected must be picked up on or before 
Thursday March 19, 2015
  
5.   Works should be of modest size (no larger than 30” in any direction and need not be framed)

  6.   An artist may submit 1 or 2 works for consideration.

  7.   By submitting you agree to the reproduction of photographs of your work for the promotional and marketing efforts of the event.
  

8.   Return a completed form (see below) with the work to be considered. 

 9.   All artwork must be clearly identified with the name of the artist, the title of the 
          artwork and the medium firmly affixed to the back (or bottom in the case of 3D works).

  
10. Include title, date, dimensions in inches (H x W [xD]), medium/media, 
suggested retail price and reserve bid.  
(Retail Price: must be consistent with current market value) 


Reserve Bids:  maximum 30% of retail price, (can be less). 
If, in the opinion of the jury, the retail price is unrealistic, the artist will be contacted and the price reduced with their consent or the artwork returned to the artist.)


11. Include a brief biography (one page max).



SELECTION & CRITERIA PROCESS


1. Selection / Balance of Media – The Auction committee would like to offer a varied selection of media and subject matter in the works that are presented. 
This, in itself, results in the refusal of  some good work.
  
 2. The decision of the Selection Committee is final.  No entry may be withdrawn once it has been accepted. 



DOWNLOAD THE COMPLETE ENTRY PACKAGE HERE!

http://www.grimsby.ca/Opportunities-for-Artists/call-to-artists.html


Please return a completed copy of this form with your submission to the attention of:  


Visions Art Auction Committee

by mail:

c/o GRIMSBY PUBLIC ART GALLERY 

18 Carnegie Lane, Grimsby, Ont. L3M 1Y1 

via email:
gpag@grimsby.ca









Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Upcoming Courses & Workshops!

It's a new year, and we still have spots left in our Courses & Workshops!

Warm up and and create by melting wax in Encaustic; 
or paint the coming of Spring in Looking for Landscape!

If you're between 5 and 8 years old, join us on Tuesday nights for Mixed Media Makers


Register today! (905) 945-3246
gpag@grimsby.ca








Monday, January 19, 2015

Tickets still available for Galleria D'Amore!

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery is proud to host its second annual Fundraiser & Dinner: Galleria D'amore! (Gallery Love!)


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2015
4PM - 7PM
@CIBO OSTERIA
16 Ontario St. Grimsby, Ontario L3M 3G8
Tickets: $30 (includes a 3 course meal!)







Thanks to Cibo Osteria, Galleria D'Amore will bring an evening of food, company and some surprises!

All proceeds go to the Grimsby Public Art Gallery's Education Programmes, and care for the Permanent Collection.

Tickets are just $30, and include a 3 course meal!  For tickets, or dietary restrictions, please contact the Gallery!

(905) 945-3246
gpag@grimsby.ca

Friday, January 16, 2015

Explore The Final Frontier!

If you haven't had a chance to see The Final Frontier, the show will remain up until February 1st!

Come into the gallery and EXPLORE!  









We have a special Astronaut Activity book to "shuttle" you through the Gallery and take a trip from 1638 to the present.



This exciting exhibition looks at our early thoughts of space travel with some incredible work; and yes, there IS a Spaceship!

Thursday, January 08, 2015

March Break 2015 Registration Open!


Our popular March Break camp is officially open for 2015 Registration!








Join us from March 16th - 20th and explore your creativity!


Through guided techniques, applications and the creative process, students will be encouraged to create a different project each day in a different medium (ie. painting, printmaking) with a focus on learning and FUN!


Register today!

gpag@grimsby.ca

(905) 945-3246


Monday, January 05, 2015

2nd Annual Galleria D'Amore (Gallery LOVE!) at Cibo Osteria!

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery is proud to host its second annual Fundraising Dinner: Galleria D'amore!







Thanks to Cibo Osteria, Galleria D'Amore will bring an evening of food, company, and even some surprises!


All proceeds go to the Grimsby Public Art Gallery's Education Programmes, and care for the Permanent Collection.

Join us from 4pm-7pm, February 15, 2015 at Cibo Osteria
(16 Ontario St. Grimsby, Ontario)


Tickets are just $30, and include a 3 course meal!  For tickets, or any dietary restrictions, please contact the Gallery!


(905) 945-3246
gpag@grimsby.ca