Monday, February 23, 2015

Parallax: Artist Talk with Duncan MacDonald March 10th!

On Tuesday, March 10, the Volunteer Committee of the Grimsby Public Art Gallery
is proud to bring you Duncan MacDonald as he talks about Parallax!

Join us at 1pm, admission is free!

Arnold McBay
Silence does not exist

Table Installation

Duncan MacDonald
Piano Burn,

Video Installation

Thursday, February 19, 2015

What are you doing for March Break?

We’re less than 4 weeks away from our popular March Break Programmes*!

Join us for Painting, Printmaking, Clay, Collage/Book Arts & Found Object Sculpture!

Register for one day, or sign up for the week and SAVE!

March 16– 20, 2015

Single Class: 
members $18/ non-members $22

Whole Week: 
members $80/ non-members $96

Mini Maker Mornings
For ages 5 – 8 years
9:30am – 12:00 pm 
Children will learn important skills and work with a  variety of materials while exploring a new theme each day! Exciting projects will challenge and entertain students.  

Avid Artist Afternoons
For ages 8 –12 years
1:30pm – 4:00pm
Students will learn techniques such as  drawing, painting, sculpture and mixed media, while being taught about art and artists. Each day will cover new ideas, artists and skills.

Monday: Painting
Tuesday: Printmaking 
Wednesday: Clay 
Thursday: Collage & Book Arts  
Friday: Found Object Sculpture


(905) 945-3246

*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, February 18, 2015

Art House Café Lecture Series: Valeriya Kotsyuba, THIS FRIDAY!

This Friday! Join us at 7pm in the GPL's periodical reading room as our Art House Café Lecture series continues!

This Friday features Valeriya Kotsyuba as she presents "1066: And all That". An Examination of the Relationship between the Cult of Saints and Church Architecture in England.


Valeriya Kotsyuba
1066 and All That: An Examination
of the Relationship
between the Cult of Saints and
Church Architecture
in England

Ron Baxter
St. Peters Church

Marefair, Northhampton, England: 
Credit: CRSBI

in the GPL’s Periodical Reading Room
Admission is Free, RSVP to the Gallery
to reserve a seat!

Our Art House Café Lecture Series kicked off its third season with the Art Gallery of Hamilton’s former Director of Curatorial Affairs, Dr. Benedict Leca.
Dr. Leca was instrumental in bringing the AGH’s monumental exhibition; Cézanne: The World is an Apple to Ontario’s third largest gallery.
This incredible talk took an in-depth, and very different look, at the world of Paul Cézanne; both as an artist and as a person.
Join us as our lecture series brings some of the most fascinating emerging scholars to the public for the first time,
featuring lectures with extensive research, new insights and exciting topics.

This Friday at 7pm, our series continues with Valeriya Kotsyuba, as she presents;
1066 and All That: An Examination of the Relationship between the Cult of Saints and Church
Architecture in England

A memorable architectural history of England, comprising all the parts you’ll want to remember, including 23 Saints, 5 architectural features, and 1 genuine date. All the rest is speculation.
The relationship between the cult of saints, and the effect of church construction after the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, should be determined by transforming conceptions of sacred space from small Anglo-Saxon structures in wood, to new Norman stone churches of a bigger size, the architecture thus changed to suit the needs of the new ruling class. Adopting local saints, or transporting them to new parishes, created a cross-cultural framework in architecture.

About Valeriya Kotsyuba:

Combining my love of studio practice and art history has led me to an interest in museums, not as static spaces, but as spaces capable of change. As a young curator, my interest in archives allows me to explore the past, and the possibilities of artwork. While my graduate work is focused on medieval architecture, notions of space and its possibility to change over time is fundamental to my practice. My research interests include the relationship between a person and architectural space, and how this relationship can change over time.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Call for Artist Entries: Visions 2015: The Fabulous Fifties


Our annual auction & fundraiser, Visions 2015: The Fabulous Fifties is coming soon, and we need artists!
Submit your work the GPAG's annual premiere event!


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.


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).


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.


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

Visions Art Auction Committee

by mail:


18 Carnegie Lane, Grimsby, Ont. L3M 1Y1

via email:

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Art House Café Lecture Series

Our Art House Café Lecture Series continues Friday, February 20th!

Join us in the Library's periodical reading room as 
Valeriya Kotsyuba presents 1066 and All That: An Examination of the Relationship between the Cult of Saints and Church 
Architecture in England 

Admission is FREE, RSVP to the gallery to reserve a seat!

Hosted by the Gallery in the Library’s periodicals reading room, the Art House Café Lecture Series provides an opportunity for young scholars to present their research in a Parisian café ambiance of sharing  inspiration and cultivating ideas. 

Each lecture is followed by light refreshments, providing a relaxed atmosphere to encourage discussion of the ideas that have been  presented. 

Wednesday, February 04, 2015


Join us on Sunday, February 8, 2015, 
from 2pm-4pm for the 
Opening Reception of Parallax!

Admission is FREE and all are welcome!

This exhibition will focus on process, non-traditional concepts & artistic practice while being an experience of sight and sound!

RSVP Here!

Duncan MacDonald & Arnie McBay

The conceptual focus of our exhibition is based on a simple enculturation and naturalization process: 

A piece of broken glass washes upon a shoreline - originally (largely) sand, re-purposed as a utilitarian object, discarded; time, erosion and repetitive sandblasting return it to its natural form.

Parallax aims to explore this simple but complex self-reflexive set of material and active processes; form evolves over time; time is in itself materiality. Glass is the conceptual glue that holds this two-person show together. A translucent, almost invisible substance, glass is simultaneously something and nothing. Perspective, perception, phenomenology, and poetics collide in what we imagine to be a collection of artworks prompting viewers to re-consider the function and magic of the senses.