Friday, September 30, 2016

GPAG Indoor Yard Sale - Tables Available!

It's that time of year when the Grimsby Public Art Gallery cleans out its cupboards to clear out some treasures!

Join us Saturday, October 22 from 10am - 4pm for our Indoor Yard Sale, The Art & Treasure Market!

A limited amount of tables are available to the public to sell their own wares for just $20. Reserve yours now!

gpag@grimsby.ca  ~  (905) 945-3246






SONSI 2016 Opening Reception this Sunday - You're Invited!

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery is celebrating Culture Days this weekend!

Join us Sunday, October 2 for our next exhibition, SONSI 2016 – The Southern Ontario Science and Nature Illustrators!





SONSI 2016
September 17- November 6
Opening Reception:
Sunday, October 2
2pm-4pm


Many of us have marveled at the exquisite beauty of a wild flower or been awed by the delicacy of a tiny bird skull bleached white by the sun. Appreciation for natural beauty is something that all humans seem to have in common; what is uncommon about the ten artists whose works are featured in this exhibition is their ability to transform this appreciation into exquisite works of art. These are artists who specialize in achieving scientific precision in their renderings, and with good reason. They are professional illustrators and many have had their work published in science or nature magazines; field guides that help us identify the various species of flora and fauna we encounter and as illustrations in textbooks. We may have encountered their work on postage stamps, as signage in natural history museums or even in the charts or diagrams in our doctor’s office that help us understand our medical conditions. These artworks are often unnoticed and underappreciated, but the technical skill and artistic impetus that goes into their creation is certainly worth pausing to appreciate.

The Southern Ontario Nature and Science Illustrators (SONSI) is a group of professional artists that exists to promote the discipline of nature and science illustration to the public while also educating viewers about environmental concerns and furthering their own artistic development. They meet regularly throughout the year at different locations throughout southern Ontario. The group will be holding their AGM at the GPAG on September 10th, and presenting a series of artist talks and demonstrations that will clearly indicate the skill and specialization of members of the group. The afternoon sessions are open to the public and all are welcome.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Canada 150 - Square Roots Project!



The whole country will be celebrating in 2017 and so will Grimsby! Part of Canada’s theme for the our Sesquicentennial focuses on diversity and inclusion. To embrace that theme, the Town of Grimsby’s Heritage Advisory Committee has decided not to hold an art competition with judges, awards and ribbons this year, instead every submission will be included!

Grimsby residents or anyone affiliated with a Grimsby churches, schools, organizations or clubs, can register to receive one, 8”X8”X1" thick basswood square to create your art piece. Each participant must register individually. Express what you love about Canada and why you are proud to be Canadian!

Each completed square will be unique ... just like all of us! Then every single square will be brought together to composed a colourful, community-created masterpiece that will be unveiled and celebrated, February 19, 2017 at the Grimsby Public Art Gallery.

Deadline for completed submissions is February 3, 2017. 
Art will remain on exhibit throughout March, 2017 and then our goal is to find a permanent public home for The Square Roots Project!
You can choose to include something significant that Grimsby has contributed to Canada or focus on all Canadian heritage. This is something that will leave a lasting impression, so take some time think about these questions, discuss it with family and friends. What each of you deems meaningful, will vary,  which is why this such a compelling project!

All ages and skill levels, amateur and professional artists, are invited to participate.

We are excited to see what each of you will create!

RESERVE YOUR FREE SQUARE AT: http://squarerootsproject.eventbrite.ca

THEN PRINT OUT YOUR TICKET AND PRESENT AT THE GPAG.  Please note that the Squares are not yet available.  We will make another post when they are ready for pick-up.  You can still bring your ticket before then and have your name recorded on our list, or you may choose to wait to pick up an actual Square.

ONLY ONE SQUARE PER PERSON. LIMITED QUANTITIES AVAILABLE!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Doors of Creativity: Winner! Zofia Glab!

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery is proud to announce the winner of our second annual Doors of Creativity event!  This year, our winner for the second time is Zofia Glab with her piece, Black and White.  Congratulations Zofia!  Zofia’s name will be added to the Golden Knob award.




The Grimsby Public Art Gallery and Doors Open Grimsby would like to thank and congratulate all of the artists who participated in Doors of Creativity. We were thrilled with all of the decorated doors that were submitted and with the resulting display here at the gallery. Special thanks to the groups of young people who painted doors at our drop-in workshop during the summer . 
We look forward to organizing the third annual Doors of Creativity event in 2017! 


Thursday, September 22, 2016

Call for Contract Visual Art Instructors at GPAG!

Call for Contract Visual Art Instructors at GPAG!

Deadline for Application: Friday, September 30th, 2016 

Our need for instructors is immediate, so applications will be considered as they arrive. 
Applications will continue to be accepted and considered for future opportunities 

Start Date: Monday, October 10, 2016 (and ongoing)

Wage: $25/hr 

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery has an immediate and ongoing need for occasional contract art instructors to teach in-school and in-gallery children’s art classes on an ‘as needed ‘basis. This is an excellent opportunity for artists and educators experienced in teaching visual art concepts and techniques to children. A flexible schedule during school hours and access to transportation is beneficial. 

MAJOR DUTIES: 

-Delivers / teaches workshops to students of various ages both in school and in gallery. Responsible for preparation, set up and clean up before and after programmes 
-Prepares workshops and lesson plans for basic programmes and specialized workshops as requested, including developing workshop material resources (such as examples, worksheets, digital presentations) and preparing activities. 
-Organizes structure of workshops, including material to be provided in order to present the lesson 
-Monitors progress of students, provides assistance and encouragement, and paces workshop to meet students’ needs. 
-Collaborate on developing possible themes and art-making activities 
-Maintain inventory for art-making supplies. 
-Maintain clear communication with internal staff. 


QUALIFICATIONS: 

The ideal candidate will be a post-secondary graduate in Fine Arts, Art History, Art Education, Education or a related discipline with a good understanding of contemporary visual arts. A minimum of 1 year teaching experience, preferably in a not-for-profit arts organization is expected. This experience will consist primarily of delivering hands-on art activities for children and adults. He/she will possess effective written communication skills and the ability to maintain confidential information. He/she must be computer literate, highly motivated, able to work with minimal supervision, and able to organize and plan for current and future programs simultaneously. This position will require travel to off-site locations. 
A Vulnerable Sector Screening will be required prior to any in-class sessions being delivered 


Qualified applicants please send your resume: 

Chris O’Hoski 
Education & Media Coordinator 
Grimsby Public Art Gallery 
18 Carnegie Lane 
Grimsby, Ontario 
L3M1Y1 

Or email 

cohoski@grimsby.ca 


The Grimsby Public Art Gallery is committed to developing a diverse team and strongly encourages qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Call for Entries/Papers: Art House Café Lecture Series 2016-2017!



Upper year undergraduate and graduate students, and recent graduates of Art History, fine arts, cultural studies 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 in February, March and April 2017, following a keynote talk presented by an established scholar in late fall 2016. 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 Periodicals Reading Room, the Art House Café Lecture Series is open to the public, admission is free and light refreshments are served following 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: Please include your university affiliation, level of study, address,phone number and email address.
Title: This may be a preliminary working title.
Abstract: A brief description of your proposed paper that 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 11th, 2016 to the following:

Papers may be submitted by email to:
gpag@grimsby.ca (please include Art House Café Proposal as the subject line)

or by mail/hand to:

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.

For more information, please contact the Gallery
gpag@grimsby.ca
(905) 945-3246

Monday, September 19, 2016

Back to Nature: Saturday, October 15!

Back to Nature
Saturday, October 15
10am-4pm
Free Admission
All Ages



Join us at the Grimsby Public Library and Art Gallery for a full day of fun family activities and learning!

We are thrilled to be offering several free presentations and activities that will teach you all about the importance of the natural world around us.  
From talks about wild bees and community gardens to building cast paper pollinator seed dispensers and wild bee houses, we've got something for all ages.  Watch out for informational displays around the building too :)

www.grimsby.ca/library

Art House Café Lecture Series: Keynote Speaker October 23!

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery is proud to launch its 
2016-2017 Art House Café Lecture Series!




This year, our keynote speaker is Jennifer Matotek, the director and curator of the Dunlop Art Gallery in Regina, Saskatchewan

Jennifer Matotek, originally from Grimsby and a one-time summer student at GPAG, has collaboratively curated a variety of exhibitions – in the context of artists working together with each other; artists working with the public; and curators working together to present a myriad of perspectives.


Curating collaborative: presenting 
contemporary art from myriad 
perspectives, together

With Jennifer Matotek
Sunday, October 23
2pm
Free Admission


Hosted by the Gallery in the Library’s periodical 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. Founded in 2012 by Maeve Hanna, The Art House Café Lecture Series is dedicated to the  memory of Pat and Edith Brown.   Each lecture is followed by light refreshments, providing a relaxed atmosphere to encourage discussion of the ideas that have been presented.  







Thursday, September 15, 2016

SONSI 2016: Southern Ontario Science and Nature Illustrators opening Sept 17!

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery is proud to bring you its next exhibition, SONSI 2016!  This exhibition features the Southern Ontario & Science Nature Illustrators and will open to the public for Doors Open September 17!

Admission is FREE!






Many of us have marveled at the exquisite beauty of a wild flower or been awed by the delicacy of a tiny bird skull bleached white by the sun. Appreciation for natural beauty is something that all humans seem to have in common; what is uncommon about the ten artists whose works are featured in this exhibition is their ability to transform this appreciation into exquisite works of art. These are artists who specialize in achieving scientific precision in their renderings, and with good reason. They are professional illustrators and many have had their work published in science or nature magazines; field guides that help us identify the various species of flora and fauna we encounter and as illustrations in textbooks. We may have encountered their work on postage stamps, as signage in natural history museums or even in the charts or diagrams in our doctor’s office that help us understand our medical conditions. These artworks are often unnoticed and underappreciated, but the technical skill and artistic impetus that goes into their creation is certainly worth pausing to appreciate.

The Southern Ontario Nature and Science Illustrators (SONSI) is a group of professional artists that exists to promote the discipline of nature and science illustration to the public while also educating viewers about environmental concerns and furthering their own artistic development. They meet regularly throughout the year at different locations throughout southern Ontario. The group will be holding their AGM at the GPAG on September 10th, and presenting a series of artist talks and demonstrations that will clearly indicate the skill and specialization of members of the group. The afternoon sessions are open to the public and all are welcome.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Call for Contract Visual Art Instructors at GPAG!

Call for Contract Visual Art Instructors at GPAG!

Deadline for Application: Friday, September 30th, 2016 

Our need for instructors is immediate, so applications will be considered as they arrive. 
Applications will continue to be accepted and considered for future opportunities 

Start Date: Monday, October 10, 2016 (and ongoing)

Wage: $25/hr 

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery has an immediate and ongoing need for occasional contract art instructors to teach in-school and in-gallery children’s art classes on an ‘as needed ‘basis. This is an excellent opportunity for artists and educators experienced in teaching visual art concepts and techniques to children. A flexible schedule during school hours and access to transportation is beneficial. 

MAJOR DUTIES: 

-Delivers / teaches workshops to students of various ages both in school and in gallery. Responsible for preparation, set up and clean up before and after programmes 
-Prepares workshops and lesson plans for basic programmes and specialized workshops as requested, including developing workshop material resources (such as examples, worksheets, digital presentations) and preparing activities. 
-Organizes structure of workshops, including material to be provided in order to present the lesson 
-Monitors progress of students, provides assistance and encouragement, and paces workshop to meet students’ needs. 
-Collaborate on developing possible themes and art-making activities 
-Maintain inventory for art-making supplies. 
-Maintain clear communication with internal staff. 


QUALIFICATIONS: 

The ideal candidate will be a post-secondary graduate in Fine Arts, Art History, Art Education, Education or a related discipline with a good understanding of contemporary visual arts. A minimum of 1 year teaching experience, preferably in a not-for-profit arts organization is expected. This experience will consist primarily of delivering hands-on art activities for children and adults. He/she will possess effective written communication skills and the ability to maintain confidential information. He/she must be computer literate, highly motivated, able to work with minimal supervision, and able to organize and plan for current and future programs simultaneously. This position will require travel to off-site locations. 
A Vulnerable Sector Screening will be required prior to any in-class sessions being delivered 


Qualified applicants please send your resume: 

Chris O’Hoski 
Education & Media Coordinator 
Grimsby Public Art Gallery 
18 Carnegie Lane 
Grimsby, Ontario 
L3M1Y1 

Or email 

cohoski@grimsby.ca 


The Grimsby Public Art Gallery is committed to developing a diverse team and strongly encourages qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply

Call for Entries/Papers: Art House Café Lecture Series 2016-2017!

Upper year undergraduate and graduate students, and recent graduates of Art History, fine arts, cultural studies 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 in February, March and April 2017, following a keynote talk presented by an established scholar in late fall 2016. 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 Periodicals Reading Room, the Art House Café Lecture Series is open to the public, admission is free and light refreshments are served following 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: Please include your university affiliation, level of study, address,         phone number and email address.
Title: This may be a preliminary working title.
Abstract: A brief description of your proposed paper that 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 11th, 2016 to the following:

Papers may be submitted by email to:
gpag@grimsby.ca (please include Art House Café Proposal as the subject line)

or by mail/hand to:

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.

For more information, please contact the Gallery
gpag@grimsby.ca
(905) 945-3246




Friday, September 09, 2016

The Golden Knob Award!





You could be the recipient of the Golden Knob award!  Join us as part of the Doors of Creativity.  Doors can be painted or decorated in any way that you choose and we'll have them on display for Doors Open on September 17.  Viewer's can pick their favourite door and choose the next Golden Knob award winner!


Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Call for Contract Instructors!

Call for Contract Instructors at GPAG!
Deadline for Application: Friday, September 23th, 2016 

Our need for instructors is immediate, so applications will be considered as they arrive. 
Applications will continue to be accepted and considered for future opportunities 

Start Date: Monday, October 3, 2016 (and ongoing)

Wage: $25/hr 

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery has an immediate and ongoing need for occasional contract art instructors to teach in-school and in-gallery children’s art classes on an ‘as needed ‘basis. This is an excellent opportunity for artists and educators experienced in teaching visual art concepts and techniques to children. A flexible schedule during school hours and access to transportation is beneficial. 

MAJOR DUTIES: 

-Delivers / teaches workshops to students of various ages both in school and in gallery. Responsible for preparation, set up and clean up before and after programmes 
-Prepares workshops and lesson plans for basic programmes and specialized workshops as requested, including developing workshop material resources (such as examples, worksheets, digital presentations) and preparing activities. 
-Organizes structure of workshops, including material to be provided in order to present the lesson 
-Monitors progress of students, provides assistance and encouragement, and paces workshop to meet students’ needs. 
-Collaborate on developing possible themes and art-making activities 
-Maintain inventory for art-making supplies. 
-Maintain clear communication with internal staff. 


QUALIFICATIONS: 

The ideal candidate will be a post-secondary graduate in Fine Arts, Art History, Art Education, Education or a related discipline with a good understanding of contemporary visual arts. A minimum of 1 year teaching experience, preferably in a not-for-profit arts organization is expected. This experience will consist primarily of delivering hands-on art activities for children and adults. He/she will possess effective written communication skills and the ability to maintain confidential information. He/she must be computer literate, highly motivated, able to work with minimal supervision, and able to organize and plan for current and future programs simultaneously. This position will require travel to off-site locations. 
A Vulnerable Sector Screening will be required prior to any in-class sessions being delivered 


Qualified applicants please send your resume: 

Chris O’Hoski 
Education & Media Coordinator 
Grimsby Public Art Gallery 
18 Carnegie Lane 
Grimsby, Ontario 
L3M1Y1 

Or email 

cohoski@grimsby.ca 


The Grimsby Public Art Gallery is committed to developing a diverse team and strongly encourages qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Botanical Drawing with Karen Logan: TONIGHT!

To help celebrate our upcoming SONSI exhibition, we have a special course beginning TONIGHT!

Join us Thursdays: Sept 1-22 (No class Sept 8) for Botanical Drawing with Karen Logan!




BOTANICAL DRAWING
With Karen Logan
Thursdays: September 1 - September 21
(No class September 8)
6pm-9pm
3 Sessions
$75 Registration Members receive 10% off 

World explorers brought artists with them to accurately depict the specimensthat were collected.  Using the collected specimens the artists would create scientifically accurate depictions of botanical flowers and leaves. This series will encourage the participant to observe nature more closely and will enable participants to learn a range of skills relating to botanical drawing. Students will be given step-by-step instructions on how to progress through botanical drawing projects. The drawing process when choosing botanical subjects will be discussed along with exercises on gesture, contour drawing, blending and burnishing. The workshop is best suited to students with some drawing experience and an interest in botanical art.

*Material List to be provided upon Registration