Friday, October 28, 2016

Your Art Collection at Your Fingertips: One Day left to Vote!


Help us digitize our collection with Aviva.  Just one day left to vote!

Your art collection, at your fingertips!
GPAG On-line Catalogue, Education Portal and Art Rental

http://www.avivacommunityfund.org


Art for the masses!  Both large and small art galleries are actively seeking to engage the public with their collections.  Galleries have become spaces where visitors of all ages are welcomed not only to exhibitions, but also to workshops and events that allow us to explore art and art-making on many levels.  Technology offers us a chance to interact with art beyond the parameters of exhibitions and the limitations of physical space.  Catalogues are moving online, and this is especially important for smaller galleries like the Grimsby Public Art Gallery (GPAG).

We are celebrating 40 years by looking back, at the formative years of the gallery and its holdings; as well as looking forward, to share and grow the collection in a digital age.  Access to the permanent collection has lagged because of practical limitations and we are eager to give the community ‘your art collection… at your fingertips!’

VOTE NOW to help the GPAG receive funding for this important project at: https://www.avivacommunityfund.org/voting/project/view/16-455

Voting ends October 28th!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Call for 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

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

More Drinks with Van Gogh November 1st!

PAINT A  VAN GOGH WHILE ENJOYING
DRINKS AT A BAR IN YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD!



Looking for something fun and 
Creative to do while enjoying a pint
or cocktail?  Paint with a group of
Comrades or come by yourself and meet inspiring people!

No experience required; just be 
Prepared to have a great night while
Learning something new.  Ticket price includes all art supplies and instruction
The FUN is free!

Date & Time:

Tuesday, Nov. 1
7pm-9pm
Tickets:

$45


Location:

Rikochez Pub & Eatery
54 Ontario St.
Grimsby, Ontario
www.rikochez.com


Friday, October 21, 2016

Art House Café Lecture Series: This Sunday!

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery is launching its fifth Art House Café lecture Series! 

Join us Sunday, October 23 at 2pm, for our Keynote Speaker, Jennifer Matotek, M.A. 
Director/Curator & Independent Scholar at Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan, as she presents: Curating Collaborative: presenting contemporary art from myriad perspectives, together.

Read about Jennifer below!



Born and raised in Grimsby, Ontario (and former GPAG summer student), Jennifer Matotek has held curatorial and administrative positions at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, and the Art Gallery of Hamilton. She has curated numerous exhibitions for galleries and artist-run centers across Canada.
Her work as a video artist has been shown internationally.  Matotek’s writing has been published by Black Dog Publishing, Momus, YYZ Artists’ Outlet, Gallery 44, Vtape, and Magenta, among others.
Jennifer Matotek holds an MA in Art History from York University and a Diploma in Curatorial Studies. She completed an MBA from the Schulich School of Business, York University.

Admission is FREE! RSVP to reserve a seat!
(905) 945-3246
gpag@grimsby.ca

GPAG Art & Treasure Market (Indoor Yard Sale) Tomorrow!

Join the Grimsby Public Art Gallery for its 
annual indoor yard sale,
The Art & Treasure Market!

We'll have lots of odds and ends, books, soaps, art materials and collectibles!

Join us from 10am-4pm
Admission is FREE!


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Help us digitize our Collection: Vote Now!

Your art collection, at your fingertips!
GPAG On-line Catalogue, Education Portal and Art Rental


http://www.avivacommunityfund.org


Art for the masses!  Both large and small art galleries are actively seeking to engage the public with their collections.  Galleries have become spaces where visitors of all ages are welcomed not only to exhibitions, but also to workshops and events that allow us to explore art and art-making on many levels.  Technology offers us a chance to interact with art beyond the parameters of exhibitions and the limitations of physical space.  Catalogues are moving online, and this is especially important for smaller galleries like the Grimsby Public Art Gallery (GPAG).

We are celebrating 40 years by looking back, at the formative years of the gallery and its holdings; as well as looking forward, to share and grow the collection in a digital age.  Access to the permanent collection has lagged because of practical limitations and we are eager to give the community ‘your art collection… at your fingertips!’

VOTE NOW to help the GPAG receive funding for this important project at: https://www.avivacommunityfund.org/voting/project/view/16-455

Voting ends October 28th!

Thursday, October 13, 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

Halloween Bash - October 27!


We're proud to team up once again with the Grimsby Public Library for our annual Halloween Bash! Join us October 27 from 3:30pm-5pm for a spooky movie and craft! 
Register now at the Library!


Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Help us digitize our collection: Vote Now!

We want to make our permanent collection accessible to everyone, and we need your help!

Vote for our idea as part of the Aviva fund and our collection could be at your fingertips 24/7!




VOTE NOW HERE!


https://www.avivacommunityfund.org/voting/project/view/16-455



Art for the masses!  Both large and small art galleries are actively seeking to engage the public with their collections.  Galleries have become spaces where visitors of all ages are welcomed not only to exhibitions, but also to workshops and events that allow us to explore art and art-making on many levels.  Technology offers us a chance to interact with art beyond the parameters of exhibitions and the limitations of physical space.  Catalogues are moving online, and this is especially important for smaller galleries like the Grimsby Public Art Gallery (GPAG).

We are celebrating 40 years by looking back, at the formative years of the gallery and its holdings; as well as looking forward, to share and grow the collection in a digital age.  Access to the permanent collection has lagged because of practical limitations and we are eager to give the community ‘your art collection… at your fingertips!’

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Art House Café Lecture Series: October 23!

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery is launching its fifth 
Art House Café lecture Series!

Join us Sunday, October 23 at 2pm-4pm, for our Keynote Speaker, Jennifer Matotek as she presents:
Curating Collaborative: presenting contemporary art from myriad perspectives, together.

Admission is FREE!

Read about Jennifer below!






About Jennifer:

Born in Grimsby, Ontario (and former GPAG summer student) Jennifer Matotek has held curatorial and administrative positions at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, and the Art Gallery of Hamilton. She has curated numerous exhibitions for galleries and artist-run centers across Canada.

Her work as a video artist has been shown internationally.

Matotek’s writing has been published by Black Dog Publishing, Momus, YYZ Artists’ Outlet, Gallery 44, Vtape, and Magenta, among others.

Jennifer Matotek holds an MA in Art History from York University and a Diploma in Curatorial Studies. She completed an MBA from the Schulich School of Business, York University.

Jennifer Matotek currently sits on the Board of Directors of Saskbooks. On occasional Tuesday nights, she performs with Hitchhikers Improv. She is an adult beginner piano player, taking classes at the Conservatory of Performing Arts, University of Regina. She studies contemporary dance at Fadadance and weight trains at YMCA of Regina. Outside of these activities, she likes to snuggle with her family (particularly her cats, Pants and Riley), and enjoys traveling, reading, playing Dungeons and Dragons, putting together jigsaw puzzles, and playing video games. Occasionally, Jennifer Matotek cooks and mixes experimental cocktails.

Back to Nature October 15!

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery in proud partnership with the Grimsby Public Library, cordially invite you to celebrate Nature with us October 15 for Back to Nature!



This exciting day will feature several presentations, a paper casting workshop and an in depth nature photography workshop! (Bring Your Camera)

Join us from 10am-4pm
Admission is FREE!