Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Dianne T. Rodwell

Dianne captures the spirit of nature on paper and canvas with watercolor, acrylic, pastel, oil stick and traditional oils. A North Carolina native, Dianne studied painting at the College of Great Falls in Great Falls, Montana home for ten years of her career. In 1974 she began exhibiting in national juridic competitions. By the late 70's her paintings had joined private, government and corporate collections throughout North America and abroad. In 1980 Dianne’s internationally awarded and published works first became available as limited edition fine art reproductions.

The artist's travels have taken her to Monet's home and gardens in Giverny and on to Provence where she followed the footsteps of Van Gogh. Among the artist's awards are two National Grumbacher Awards and Artprint Magazine's National Publication Award. Raleigh City Market gallery directors and executives selected Rodwell's painting to become the 1994 Moore Square Art District poster. IBM executives chose Dianne to create the 1994 United Way campaign poster.

Sunday, 29 January 2012

 Linda Anderson

Linda Anderson moved to the Emerald Isle area nearly twenty years ago after leaving her home in coastal Long Island. Her love of the water and coastal wildlife provide inspiration for much of her work. Linda works in the watercolor, acrylic and pastel media, but pastels are her medium of choice. She is an active member of the Coastal Pastel.

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Sarah Eve Deaman's exhibition 'Truth to the Tales' is in it's last week.

Head into Hand Held before Saturday Feb 4th.

David Sobotta

David Sobotta, a Harvard graduate, is a writer, photographer and technologist makes his home on the shores of the White Oak River. David worked for Apple Computer for nearly twenty years. Before that, he lived in Canada where he and his wife, Glenda, ran Tay Ridge Angus a purebred cattle operation in northern New Brunswick. David and Glenda have lived on the shores of the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia, in the city of Halifax, in Columbia, Maryland and more recently in Roanoke, Virginia where lived for 20 years.

Friday, 27 January 2012

Hyun Kwon

Hyun Kwon was born in South Korea and came to the U.S. for her high school education where she became an outstanding art student. Prior to her arrival in this country, Hyun had extensive art training while in the primary grades in Korea. She studied fashion design at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston and graduated with a degree in fashion design.

Following graduation, Hyun became an American citizen, enlisted in the U.S. Army and became a 1st Lt. She is currently out of the army and living in the U.S.

Kwon is highly proficient in all areas of the visual arts including stone carving.

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Rebecca Carden

Rebecca Carden is a New York State artist whos interest in art began in early childhood. By high school she had established herself as a promising artist and had determined she would pursue the study of art in college. Following graduation from SUNY at Buffalo, Rebecca became employed as a graphic designer on staff for a major U.S. toy manufacturer. In addition to her corporate work, Rebecca continues to pursue her interest in flowers as subject matter. Her evocative florals, whether drawn or painted, are imbued with tension and mystery.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012



Arts Club Junior   CANCELLED
With Katia Perez-Turgeon
From ages 5 - 8 years
Saturdays January 28 – March 3, 2012 (6 sessions) from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Students will learn the basics of fundamental art practices and media while creating exciting works of art.
$80 members / $96 non–members 

With Katia Perez-Turgeon
From ages 8 – 12 years
Saturdays January 28 – March 3, 2012 (6 sessions) from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Students will further develop existing skills and improve creative thinking as they experiment with a variety of media and techniques in the creation of challenging projects.
$80 members / $96 non–members

With Brigitte Huard
From ages 3+ years with a parent
Fridays January 20 – February 10, 2012 (4 sessions) from 10:00 – 10:30 am

Learn new art techniques and craft ideas that parents and young children can do together. Child friendly materials and a hands–on approach will allow junior artists to express themselves in a fun & safe way.
$27 members / $32 non–members

Fantasy Drawing   CANCELLED
With Brigitte Huard
From ages 12+ years
Sundays February 5– March 11, 2012 (6 sessions) from 1 – 3pm
For young artists who are serious about drawing and would like to improve their skills this course provides technical lessons that will help you draw creatures and characters from classic mythology to pop culture with your own unique style.
$80 members / $96 non–members

Heritage Art Competition Workshop   SPACES STILL AVAILABLE
With Andrea Eby
From ages 5-8 years
Sunday January 29, 2012 (1 session) from 1:30-3:30 pm

Once Upon A Time... in 1812
The 8th Annual Grimsby Heritage Art Contest is coming up! The theme this year is The War Of 1812 here in Grimsby. This art class will start with a simple history lesson through story telling geared to 5 - 8 year olds. What happened here 200 years ago? Students will use their imaginations to illustrate a story told by the instructor about a time they may know little about but is a very important part of our country's and more specifically, Grimsby's history. The works created during class will be photographed and reproduced to illustrate the story (with parents' permission). Every student will receive one free copy of the book for themselves. Extra copies will be available (price to be determined).
Learning about art and history.
Grimsby 1812 - Create works that are submission ready for the Heritage Art Contest
$15 members / $20 non–members

Drawing from the Costumed Model    CANCELLED
With Chris O’Hoski
Wednesdays January 11, 25, Feb 8, 22, 2012 (4 sessions) from 6:00 - 8:00 pm

This course offers artists the opportunity to work from costumed models with the guidance of an instructor. Perfect for the absolute beginner or the for those artists looking to sharpen their skills. Quick studies to extended poses will be explored. A materials list with suggestions will be provided but artists are free to choose their own media (no oils please). No materials are provided by the gallery.www.chrisohoski.com
$65 members / $75 non–members

Colour Theory for Beginners   IN SESSION/ REGISTRATION CLOSED
With Brigitte Huard
Fridays January 20– February 10, 2012 (4 sessions) from 6:30 - 8:30 pm

For beginners who would like to explore the physical properties of colour through paint, this course will cover a spectrum of basic color mixing techniques and tricks of the trade.       Watercolor and acrylic are welcome, no oils please. Students will mix paint to explore hue, value, intensity and temperature. The workshop will cover color relativity and optical color       mixing. Utilize the color wheel to maximize the visual impact of your paintings by selecting the perfect color scheme to suit your compositions. A materials list will be provided.www.brigittehuard.com
$55 members / $65 non–members


The Grimsby Public Art Gallery is pleased to offer this opportunity to members with a family    membership. Birthday Parties can be booked for groups of up to 15 children. You provide the cake, decorations and refreshments, we provide an artist to instruct the children in a craft or art project.
We are happy to customize the activity to fit a theme if you have one in mind!
Parties are 3 hours, with the art class lasting  approximately 1 hour to 1.5 hours. The remaining time can be used for refreshments, games, gifts and cake. Parties must be organized during regular gallery hours and around Studio availability so we may not be able to accommodate your preferred time. It is a good idea to book your party early.
Fees for a 3 hour party are $175. A $50 security deposit is required on all room rentals.
Media available: Painting, drawing, collage and/ or printmaking.

Remember ~ The Grimsby Public Art Gallery offers a wide range of programming for students at both the Elementary and Secondary School levels, including exhibition tours, and virtual exhibitions that bring the art to the classroom! Our Education Guide is available at the gallery for further information. Make sure your child’s teacher is aware of this great opportunity to enrich their students’ art education!

**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. 

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

On Display now!

Giles Thompson "New and Used" on display till 2/5/12
Come by and see this amazing show!

see full inventory HERE

Ann grew up in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. As a child she enjoyed drawing and painting and had planned to major in Fine Art, but changed her mind when she went to college choosing English instead. Ann's interest in drawing and painting remained despite her lack of formal art study. Her early artistic works were self taught accomplishments, painting sporadically over the years as she and her husband raised their family, moving where their military orders directed.Today, Ann studies with well known artists through workshops. She paints a variety of subjects: landscapes, still life, florals and people and is the recipient of numerous awards. She has works in many private collections.  MORE HUML...

Monday, 23 January 2012

Susan F. Moses
Susan Moses earned her Master’s Degree in Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 1976. Her paintings express her love of nature, passion for color and composition.

A fan of realism and pleine air techniques, she feels a strong need to paint outdoors whenever possible, and even tolerates Mother Nature’s extremes to capture the color and light. “I prefer to paint on location…to be right out there in the elements,” she says.

Sue has studied extensively under watercolorist Skip Lawrence, and currently trains with local artist Martha Siegel.

“I love the challenge of playing with a mix of colors and a puddle of water, to create an image.

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Shawna Khalily: The Pure Lands

January 27th- March 24th

New woodcuts by Louisville-based artist Shawna Khalily

An AAC grad from 1992, Khalily makes a triumphant return to Cincy for this exhibition of her woodcut prints. This show is a MUST SEE and the gallery will host the work through March so everyone has a chance to make it in!

Come this Final Friday to meet Shawna and brush elbows with other fellow enthusiasts of her work- or stop in during regular hours Tuesday through Sunday 12-4, Final Fridays 6-11, or by appt.

1305 Main St. Cincinnati Ohio 45202

Suzanne Clements Prints

Suzanne Clements is a full-time fine artist working from the seaside town of Melbourne, Florida. Primarily a figurative painter, she builds lush storylines and narratives with each series. Her subjects convey deep emotion through their posture and expression, while her strongly modern and graphical style lends a unique perspective to each work.

Friday, 20 January 2012

Karen Crenshaw
Karen Lee Crenshaw, currently residing in Jacksonville, NC, was born in South Dakota and reared in West Virgina where she obtained a BS degree in Art Education from Concord University. After teaching in Rockbridge County, Virginia, Karen received her Master of Fine Arts in Painting from George Washington University.

"Having grown up in a sheltered valley in the mountains of West Virginia, I am fascinated with open spaces and vast water vistas. I am particularly intrigued by the pinkish-blue tones of the early morning and the amber light of late afternoon."

Karen's palette shows the influence of the Impressionists with her use of high-keyed hues--soft cobalt and cerulean blues and deep rich greens and violets. The play of light is reminiscent of Edward Hopper, yet the mood and image are warm and comfortable.

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Our Wayzgoose 2012 Poster is here!!

The Goose is here! LOVE it!

This year's marvelous Wayzgoose poster was created by the Western New York Book Arts Center in Buffalo, New York.

Follow them on Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/WNYBAC

Every year, the Gallery invites a book artist to produce a poster for Wayzgoose. We always need help with distribution so if you would like to help us promote this Book Arts Fair, the poster is available for pickup at the gallery or can be mailed to you if you want to put it up for all to marvel at.

Please contact us at 905-945-3246 or gpag@town.grimsby.on.ca.

Wayzgoose is our celebration of the art of the hand made book. Each year on the last Saturday in April practitioners of traditional book related crafts including letterpress printers, printmakers, paper makers and hand bookbinders gather at the gallery to present their work to the public, renew connections with colleagues and share their expertise with the next generation of artists and artisans.

The impact that Wayzgoose has on culture and tourism in the Grimsby area is significant, both because of the number of people that come to town for the event and for the potential it has to generate repeat visitors. Wayzgoose provides a wonderful opportunity to experience first-hand the traditions that turned us into a literate society. We look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones on Saturday, April 28th.

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Kevin Geraghty

Geraghty is an amateur photographer who learned his love of sea turtles while being a volunteer with the Emerald Isle Sea Turtle Protection Program and at the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. He photographs the sea turtles and other beauties of nature whenever possible.

Upcoming Exhibition: This Land Is Our Land: The Greenbelt Dichotomy


Jan Yates, Michelle Teitsma, Gordon Leverton, Jefferson Campbell Cooper
Artists concerned, informed and moved by the Greenbelt Legislation in Southern Ontario

February 4 – March 25, 2012
Opening Reception: Sunday February 5th from 2 - 4pm

Intended to preserve agricultural land from development, the Ontario greenbelt legislation has had the additional effect of depriving many farmers of control over their land and activities and of the potential to turn their land into a reasonable retirement income. The artists in the Greenbelt Collective all live in areas affected by the legislation and through their works they address the complex and contentious issues created by the legislation. The artists are using their works and research to create a better understanding in the community of the effect of the legislation on rural individuals. In their joint statement the artists of the Greenbelt Collective say:

The Greenbelt Legislation protects almost two million acres, making it the largest policy of its kind in the world. At the start of this project we predicted opposition to the legislation by developers, but we were not prepared for the resistance of farmers and growers to the law and to the constraints it has imposed on their land. In effect, the legislation tells them what they can and cannot do with the land that they have farmed, depended on and invested in all their lives or in many cases for several generations.

… we were compelled to investigate further. We conducted research by visiting and interviewing landowners, farmers and those in the public sector. In addition, we gathered information and corresponded with many individuals and organizations; including Friends of the Greenbelt, Grape Growers of Ontario, Ontario Greenbelt Alliance and Environmental Defence. We also investigated whether the Greenbelt legislation provided protection for old growth trees, flora, migratory birds and wildlife threatened by urban sprawl.
Initially hailed as the saviour by some of  those working to conserve and protect our natural lands, the Greenbelt legislation has become a source of frustration and anger for others. Our combined body of work challenges preconceptions and presents a diverse and compelling exploration of Ontario's Greenbelt.

This Land is Our Land is part of a series of exhibitions and programs at the GPAG that examine the nature of Niagara in recognitions of the formative role that the War of 1812 had on the region. During the years 2012 -2015 we will be examining the Niagara region in a variety of ways that will help all of us better understand our historic origins, how this history has shaped our present and how it might influence our future.

For more information on the Ontario Greenbelt please visit:  http://www.greenbelt.ca/

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Margot Dizney Loy

Margot began sculpting in the early 1970's when she took a class in pottery intending to make a set of "dishes". It was at this time she became fascinated with shaping clay into figures and began to sculpt instead. Margot's original goal was quickly abandoned and very soon relegated to history.

Although for many years clay sculpture has been her predominant medium Margot also continues to work in watercolor and oils. Margot usually begins a work with the idea of evoking or communicating an emotive state or a concept. Many of her OILS and WATERCOLORS begin with dream imagery.

Monday, 16 January 2012

NFB Films for Kids on Friday!

Friday January 20th, 2012 at 11am (for KIDS)

Sunday Animation (9 min 50 s)
Battling his Sunday afternoon boredom, a young boy places a coin on the train tracks and soon witnesses a remarkable transformation.

Oma’s Quilt – Animation (12 min 52 s)
A film about love, life and change. Oma is moving to a senior’s residence where she doesn’t know anyone. Her granddaughter Emily tries to ease the burden of such a momentous change.

Painted Tales: In Winter Still – Animation (10 min 10 s)
When Monet’s selfish gardener bans children from the gardens at Giverny, spring refuses to come. Without his garden and young visitors, Monet loses his desire to paint. Inspired by one of Oscar Wilde’s classic fairy tales.

The Dingles – Animation (7 min 47 s)

Doris Dingle fights a ferocious windstorm to save the lives of her three beloved cats in a charming adventure story.

Free admission. 
These films will continue to be shown at the Grimsby Public Art Gallery as part of a collaborative programme between the GPAG and the Grimsby Public Library