Friday, October 30, 2015

WarGames 2016: Tomorrow!

TOMORROW!

Game masters from across South Western Ontario for GPAG's second annual WarGames!

Join us from 9:30am-3:30pm - participation is just $10, or watch for free!




Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Halloween Monster Bash!

THURSDAY OCTOBER 29
3:30PM-5:00PM
AGES 5-12
FREE!



Put some hair scream in your hair on Thursday, October 29th for the Grimsby Public Library and Art Gallery's annual Halloween Bash! 

Don’t forget to wear your costume while we create some ghoulish creations! We’ll be showing an eeeeeerie movie while you make decorations to take home!  All the art materials, plus tasty Halloween treats will be provided. This free, drop-in program is recommended for kids 5-12 years old, and will be held in the Studio..

Monday, October 26, 2015

OAC Exhibition Assistance Final Reminder: October 31, 2015


The second deadline for OAC Exhibition Assistance is 
October 31, 2015





THIS PROGRAM HELPS ONTARIO ARTISTS COVER THE COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH EXHIBITING THEIR WORK. YOU MUST HAVE A CONFIRMED EXHIBITION TO APPLY. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT:


WWW.ARTS.ON.CA 

OR

WWW.GRIMSBY.CA



What is Exhibition Assistance?

Program for: Individuals and Artists Collectives


Purpose: The program provides grants of $500 to $1,500 to assist individual artists with costs related to presenting their work in an exhibition.

Grant decisions are made through third-party recommenders (public art galleries, artist-run centres and arts service organizations) throughout the province. Artists must apply directly to a recommender located in the zone in which they live. Approved applications are forwarded to OAC by the recommender once the decision to award a grant has been made.

Eligibility: This program is open to Ontario-based professional visual artists, craft artists, media artists and artist collectives who have a confirmed, upcoming public exhibition. Exhibitions in Ontario, in other Canadian provinces and in international locations are all eligible.

Students enrolled full-time in undergraduate or graduate level studies are not eligible.

Note: Aboriginal Artists may also be eligible to apply for Aboriginal Artists Materials and Supplies Assistance grants.

Deadlines: The program is open from June 2015 through January 2016. Recommenders establish their own application deadlines for Exhibition Assistance, or may decide to accept applications on an ongoing basis.

Our Annual Gallery Shop Sale is just around the Corner!

IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN, AND OUR ANNUAL CHRISTMAS SALE
IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER!






NOV. 12, 13 & 14


GALLERY MEMBERS RECEIVE 20% OFF & NON-GALLERY MEMBERS
SAVE 10% OFF THEIR PURCHASES!

JEWELRY, CARDS, POTTERY, AND MUCH MUCH MORE!


SHOP HOURS:      



NOV. 12: 10AM-8PM
                        
NOV. 13: 10AM-5PM
                           
NOV. 14: 1PM-5PM

Monday, October 19, 2015

Call for Entries/Papers: Art House Café Lecture Series!






Upper year undergraduate and graduate students, and recent graduates of Art History or related fields are invited to propose topics to be presented as talks for the Art House Café Lecture Series at the Grimsby Public Art Gallery. This series is devoted to the cultivation and sharing of ideas, and aims to promote both the study of art history and the research of emerging scholars throughout Ontario. Lectures will be presented once a month from January to April 2016, following a keynote talk in late fall 2015.   A small honorarium will be paid to each speaker. Please note that although we welcome proposals from across Ontario, we are currently not able to provide assistance with travel costs. 

Hosted in the Grimsby Public Library’s Periodical Reading Room, the Art House Café Lecture Series is free to the public, and a café reception will follow each talk. 
The Art House Café Lecture Series is dedicated to the memory of Pat and Edith Brown, two dedicated members of the arts community in Grimsby and long-time supporters of the Grimsby Public Art Gallery. The series is run in partnership with the Grimsby Public Library.

Please include the following information with your proposal: Contact information:   This includes your university affiliation, 
level of study, address, phone number and email address. Title: This may be an initial working title. Abstract:    
A brief description of your proposed 
paper should be no more than 500 words. Ensure that your name does not appear on the abstract itself, 
as the entries will be juried.

Abstracts will be assessed by a committee of arts professionals from the local community.

Please send the abstract for your proposed talk by November 13th, 2015 to the following:

ATTN:  Art House Café Lecture Series
Grimsby Public Art Gallery
18 Carnegie Lane
Grimsby, ON L3M 1Y1
Fax: 905-945-1789


E-mail:  gpag@grimsby.ca and include “Art House Café Lecture Series Proposal” in the subject line. 




Toni Hamel's The Lingering opening October 24!

Opening October 24, The Lingering brings together incredibly relevant issues using sculpture and drawing.




Toni Hamel,
The Lingering

October 24-October 6, 2015

Opening Reception:

Sunday, October 25
2pm-4pm



Toni Hamel views art-making as an empowering, cathartic tool to tackle the dark issues and questions surrounding universal themes such as gender roles, self-image, identity, and self-acceptance. The lingering is inspired by the banality and confinement of domestic life. This work, imbued with symbolism, irony and satire, is an illustrated commentary not only on Hamel’s own life, but of the shared experiences of women.

Hamel’s subjects are explored through drawing, mixed media, sculpture and installation. Each component used in her work, including vintage objects and materials traditionally associated with women’s crafts, is specifically selected to add further layers of meaning to the composition. Although seemingly critical of domestic life, Hamel’s artwork is making peace with the conflict between her creative impulse and her domestic obligations – proving that her roles as wife, mother and artists can co-exist.

Toni Hamel was born & raised in Italy. She holds a BFA from the Academy of Fine Arts in Lecce, a post graduate certificate in Computer Graphics from Sheridan College and a Golden Key Award from the University of Toronto where she attended the specialist Program in Psychology. Her work has been exhibited across Ontario; she has received numerous awards including two OAC grants.

Friday, October 16, 2015

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery's Second Annual WARGAMES 2016!

GAME MASTERS FROM ACROSS SOUTHERN ONTARIO WILL
UNITE FOR THE SECOND TIME IN THE GRIMSBY PUBLIC ART GALLERY FOR AN INTERACTIVE GAMING EXPERIENCE:  WARGAMES 2016!






WARGAMES 2016


A DAY OF GAMING AND BATTLE SCENARIOS


FOR AGES 15 & UP
(UNLESS ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT)

PARTICIPATION: $10
SPECTATING: FREE

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2015
9:30AM-3:30PM


*PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED


WHAT IS WARGAMES?


WARGAMES IS A GAMING EXPERIENCE USING HISTORIC BATTLE SCENARIOS

WITH THE USE OF DIORAMAS, FIGURINES AND MINIATURES, PLAYERS WILL BE ABLE TO RE-ENACT BATTLES AFTER BEING GUIDED THROUGH A SET OF INSTRUCTIONS AND RULES.

PLAY AND LEARN ABOUT ART AND CANADIAN HISTORY AT THE SAME TIME!

Fall Courses & Workshops: Some spots still remain!

We have an exciting Fall Course line-up. Courses for adults, professional development, and our popular kids programmes!  


The Grimsby Public Art Gallery is focused on creating unique, relevant and educational programming both for the larger community and for our artist community. It is our goal to create a sense that art is for everyone and is pertinent in the lives of our community members. 
Art is integral to the overall well-being and vitality of any community and this is highlighted through our programming.








KIDS



FANTASY ART MAKERS
With Natalie Armistead
Ages 5-8
Wednesdays: October 28-December 16
*No Class Nov. 7 and Dec. 9
6pm-8pm
6 Sessions
$45 Members/$55 Non-Members

Each week students will create a project in a different media where the imagination has no limits! 
With a focus on painting and drawing skills, students can 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!



A TALENT TO AMUSE (ARTIST TALK)
with Tim Storey
Sunday, October 18
2pm-4pm
1 Session
$35 Members/$45 Non-Members


Join us Sunday, October 18 as exhibiting artist Tim Storey gives his own insight on A Talent to Amuse.
Storey's work is well known, being held in private and public collections,
primarily for its whimsical nature, and its incredible technicality.
Admission is free, RSVP to the Gallery!



INTRODUCTION TO RUGHOOKING
(Christmas Ornaments)
with Ruth Emerson
Saturday, October 24
2pm-4pm
1 Session
$30 Members/$40 Non-Members**

Ruth Emerson has a fun way to introduce rug-hooking. Since beginning teaching, 
Ruth has created some wonderful work in such a diverse medium.  
Using basic techniques & a choice of subject, students will have the chance to use cut up wool and flannel on burlap canvases - with their choice of design!  
*Class maximum of 9 students
**$10 Material kit payable to the 
Instructor at the beginning of class



DEPTH DECEPTION
with George Wale
Saturday, November 7
9:30pm-3:30pm
1 Session
$35 Members/$45 Non-Members


Join Artist and Educator George Wale for this can’t miss workshop! Explore drawing with tricks on Eye level,
vanishing points, and creating the illusion of depth in your drawings.   
Improve your drawing skills in this one day workshop open to beginners and seasoned artists.




HOW TO APPLY FOR AN EXHIBITION
with George Wale
Saturday, November 8
2pm-4pm
1 Session
$35 Members/$45 Non-Members


Applying for an Exhibition can be intimidating and confusing. 
Educator George Wale aims to change that.  Join us November 7 and learn about preparing your portfolio, 
shortlisting galleries, what to send them and when in this exclusive workshop!




INTRODUCTION TO WASHI
with Tracey-Mae Chambers
Sunday, November 15
1:30pm-4:30pm
1 Session
$35 Members/$45 Non-Members

Learn how to transform flat pieces of Japanese Paper in to lightweight, malleable, translucent sculptural material. 
Using konnyaku (traditional starch paste), you will play with manipulating this beautiful paper into your own creations!
**$15 Material Kit payable to the instructor at the beginning of
class

TO REGISTER, PLEASE CONTACT THE GALLERY:


(905) 945-3246

gpag@grimsby.ca



*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, October 14, 2015

OAC Exhibition Assistance: Deadline October 31

Thanks to the generosity of the Ontario Arts Council, GPAG is proud to continue
its exhibition assistance program!




Our second deadline is October 31, 2015


THIS PROGRAM HELPS ONTARIO ARTISTS COVER THE COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH EXHIBITING THEIR WORK. YOU MUST HAVE A CONFIRMED EXHIBITION TO APPLY. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT:


WWW.ARTS.ON.CA 

OR

WWW.GRIMSBY.CA



What is Exhibition Assistance?


Program for: Individuals and Artists Collectives


Purpose: The program provides grants of $500 to $1,500 to assist individual artists with costs related to presenting their work in an exhibition.

Grant decisions are made through third-party recommenders (public art galleries, artist-run centres and arts service organizations) throughout the province. Artists must apply directly to a recommender located in the zone in which they live. Approved applications are forwarded to OAC by the recommender once the decision to award a grant has been made.

Eligibility: This program is open to Ontario-based professional visual artists, craft artists, media artists and artist collectives who have a confirmed, upcoming public exhibition. Exhibitions in Ontario, in other Canadian provinces and in international locations are all eligible.

Students enrolled full-time in undergraduate or graduate level studies are not eligible.

Note: Aboriginal Artists may also be eligible to apply for Aboriginal Artists Materials and Supplies Assistance grants.


Deadlines: The program is open from June 2015 through January 2016. Recommenders establish their own application deadlines for Exhibition Assistance, or may decide to accept applications on an ongoing basis.

GPAG Art & Treasure Market (Indoor Yard Sale) November 21st!

Have items 
to Sell?


Did yard sale season leave you with a few good items left to sell? 
We can help!  





The GPAG Art and Treasure Market is happening November 21st! A limited number of tables are available for $20 each. Book yours now - or just plan to attend and experience the thrill of the hunt, one last time this season!

Introduction to Washi: Try Something New!


This Fall, we're excited to offer some new and unique courses & workshops!





Introduction to Washi is 
one of those special courses this fall.
Learn how to transform flat pieces of Japanese paper into lightweight, malleable, translucent sculptural material step by step with the instructor!


About Tracey-Mae Chambers:


Tracy-Mae Chambers is a First Nations artist who focuses mainly on mixed media and abstract acrylics. There has been a long time stereotype that First Nations cultures use every part of anything that they take from Mother Earth for their use. In this case, the stereotype is correct! I believe that there can be a harmonious connection between objects and art. I mould, manipulate and transform even the simplest objects into an appetite for the eye. I strive to express our wasteful culture though art and am happiest when I can incorporate objects found by friends and family into my work.





Artist Talk with Tim Storey: This Sunday!

Join us on Sunday, October 18 from 2pm-4pm, as exhibiting artist Tim Storey, gives a talk on his current show A Talent to Amuse.

Storey is known for his whimsical ceramic creations, particularly his teapots, and masterful use of applied texture and lustres in clay.

This talk and casual tour is likely to be Amusing to say the least!




Thursday, October 08, 2015

Tom Thomson Uncovered: A special presentation at the Grimsby Historical Society

The Grimsby Historical Society and the Grimsby Public Art Gallery is proud to present: Tom Thomson Uncovered.




This special talk will look at Tom Thomson's death, unanswered questions, and new evidence presented in recent years.

Presented by the Gallery's Education & Media Coordinator, Chris O'Hoski, Tom Thomson Uncovered is likely to ask as many questions as it does answer them.

Join us Wednesday, October 21 at 7:30pm - Admission is FREE!

The Art House Café Lecture Series Launches November 20th!

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery proudly presents its 4th season of the Art House Café Lecture Series!

This year, we proudly present Alisa Cunnington as our Keynote Speaker with her talk, 40 Yarns.






Hosted in the Grimsby Public Library’s Periodical Reading Room, the Art House Café Lecture Series is free to the public, and a café reception will follow each talk. 

The Art House Café Lecture Series is dedicated to the memory of Pat and Edith Brown, two dedicated members of the arts community in Grimsby and long-time supporters of the Grimsby Public Art Gallery. The series is run in partnership with the Grimsby Public Library.

About Alisa Cunnington:

Alisa Cunnington is a mixed media artist working with found
objects, assemblage, fabric/quilting, drawing, installation,
bookbinding, and book arts. She has participated in and
curated past exhibitions in Niagara Region and southern
Ontario including Rodman Hall Arts Centre, Grimsby Public
Art Gallery, NAC, Hamilton Artist’s Inc, Visual Arts Centre
of Clarington, and the Durham Art Gallery. She is a regular
contributor to the annual Wayzgoose Anthology published
by the Grimsby Public Art Gallery and an active member
of the arts community in the Niagara Region. After a hiatus
from art production to pursue other academic interests, she
has renewed her practice in an effort to further investigate
relationships, intersections and interstices between memory,
history, cartography, archaeology and story/myth.
Fascinated by the untold story obscured by the process of
representation and the separate subjectivities of viewer and
collector/creator, her work is most often a collection that focuses
on connections between objects, spaces, stories and surfaces.
She currently works full time at Brock University as an Academic
Adviser and as a part time instructor for a variety of departments.

Monday, October 05, 2015

Artist Talk with Tim Storey October 18th!




If you haven't had a chance to see A Talent to Amuse, the show remains up until October 18th!

To celebrate, Artist Tim Storey will give his own insight into the retrospective of works currently on display at the gallery.

Admission is free, RSVP to reserve a seat!


About Tim Storey:


Born in England, Storey spent his childhood and youth in Grimsby. After attending Sheridan College in the early 1970’s, he and his partner established a studio near Jordan. Storey’s first major exhibition was in the Grimsby Public Art Gallery around 1980. Snap, our large ceramic dragon on permanent display just outside the gallery’s main doors, was purchased for the collection at this time. Storey eventually moved on to the Madawaska area and continued his very successful career. He is particularly well known for his animal and fantasy themed tea-pots, which are featured in numerous significant Canadian and international collections. 

Friday, October 02, 2015

The Art of Grace Fundraiser & Auction: TOMORROW NIGHT!

TOMORROW NIGHT!

McNally House Hospice and the Grimsby Public Art Gallery 
are honoured to present 

The Art of Grace  
a Fundraising Auction of the Works of Grace Cowling

Saturday, October 3,  7-9pm at Megalomaniac Winery
Doors open at 6pm for preview reception (cash bar)
This will be a live auction run by Nello Romagnoli




Admission is FREE ~ Please RSVP to 
GPAG 905-945-3246  or  Amanda at McNally House 
905-309-4013 ext. 31  

There’s something for EVERYONE!
Landscapes  Florals  Abstract  Still Life  and more! 

 A preview of all works of art available for sale can be found at: www.grimsby.ca/Art-Gallery

If you would like to view some of the artwork in person, please visit any of these locations:

Grimsby Public Art Gallery  August Restaurant, Beamsville  Cibo Osteria, Grimsby
Megalomaniac Winery, Vineland  Station 1 Coffeehouse, Grimsby

To place an absentee bid please contact the 
Grimsby Public Art Gallery at 905-945-3246



Ontario Arts Council: News Flash



Province Undertakes First-Ever Strategy on
Arts and Culture in Ontario


Toronto, October 1, 2015 – The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport has launched a province-wide consultation to develop the first Culture Strategy for Ontario.

From October through December, people in Ontario can participate in the consultation in various ways:

At town hall sessions in 11 communities (listed below) from October 13 to December 3, 2015.
By sharing ideas via the Culture Talks website or on Twitter using #ONCulture.
By responding to a discussion paper by December 7, 2015 (further details on how to submit comments on the discussion paper are posted on the government’s online Environmental Registry)
Consultations, which will include conversations with First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities, will run until December 7, 2015.

Cultural Strategy Town Hall Schedule – Venues and Times TBC

Cultural Strategy Town Hall Schedule Online

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 – Barrie
Thursday, October 15, 2015 – Hamilton    
Thursday, October 22, 2015 – Thunder Bay
Thursday, October 29, 2015 – Sudbury
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 – Ottawa
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 – Markham

Thursday, November 12, 2015 – Toronto
Thursday, November 19, 2015 – London
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 – Kingston
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 – Mississauga
Thursday, December 3, 2015 – Windsor


The culture strategy developed through this process will set the government’s priorities and provide the plan to support the culture sector over the next five years.

A Culture Strategy Advisory Group will provide expertise and diverse perspectives on the role of culture in Ontario and the development of the culture strategy.

Background

Ontario currently supports four culture sectors: arts, cultural industries, cultural heritage (including community museums, heritage buildings, cultural heritage landscapes and archaeology) and public libraries. Over the years, demographic and technological changes have had a profound impact on the culture sector.
Supporting arts and culture in the province is part of the government's economic plan for Ontario.

Contact

Kirsten Gunter
Director of Communications
Ontario Arts Council
416-969-7403 or 1-800-387-0058 ext. 7403 | kgunter@arts.on.ca  | www.arts.on.ca  

For more information: culturetalks@ontario.ca

The Ontario Arts Council is the only provincial agency that funds the work of individual artists and provides stable, sustaining support to professional not-for-profit arts organizations, ensuring access and arts experiences for the people of Ontario. In 2014-15, the Ontario Arts Council funded 1,709 individual artists and 1,078 organizations in 204 communities across Ontario for a total of $52.1 million.

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Call for Entries & Papers: Art House Café Lecture Series!





Upper year undergraduate and graduate students, and recent graduates of Art History or related fields are invited to propose topics to be presented as talks for the Art House Café Lecture Series at the Grimsby Public Art Gallery. This series is devoted to the cultivation and sharing of ideas, and aims to promote both the study of art history and the research of emerging scholars throughout Ontario. Lectures will be presented once a month from January to April 2016, following a keynote talk in late fall 2015.   A small honorarium will be paid to each speaker. Please note that although we welcome proposals from across Ontario, we are currently not able to provide assistance with travel costs.

Hosted in the Grimsby Public Library’s Periodical Reading Room, the Art House Café Lecture Series is free to the public, and a café reception will follow each talk.

The Art House Café Lecture Series is dedicated to the memory of Pat and Edith Brown, two dedicated members of the arts community in Grimsby and long-time supporters of the Grimsby Public Art Gallery. The series is run in partnership with the Grimsby Public Library.

Please include the following information with your proposal:

• Contact information: This includes your university affiliation, level of study, address, phone number and email address.
• Title: This may be an initial working title.
• Abstract: A brief description of your proposed paper should be no more than 500 words. Ensure that your name does not appear on the abstract itself, as the entries will be juried.

Abstracts will be assessed by a committee of arts professionals from the local community.

Please send the abstract for your proposed talk by:
November 13th, 2015 to the following:

ATTN: Art House Café Lecture Series
Grimsby Public Art Gallery
18 Carnegie Lane
Grimsby, ON L3M 1Y1
Fax: 905-945-1789
E-mail: gpag@grimsby.ca and include
 “Art House Café Lecture Series Proposal” in the subject line.