Friday, March 24, 2017

Free Auction Preview Night - TONIGHT!

While our popular Auction will take place on March 25, you still have a chance to bid at our FREE auction preview night on Friday, March 24!  There's so many great items this year!

Also, as part of our free auction preview night, we'll be showing The Canadian Pavilion, Expo 67 by Marc Beaudet and Impressions of Expo 67 by William Brind thanks to the generosity of the National Film Board of Canada!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Phone Issues

Please note: We are still experiencing problems with our phones and we're sorry for the inconvenience. Please email us in the meantime:

Monday, March 20, 2017

Snow Art Challenge Submissions!


Lucy Kelly, Snow Swimming

Jan Yates, Duck Feathers

Jan Yates, Hawk 2

Free Auction Preview Night!

While our popular Auction will take place on March 25, you still have a chance to bid at our FREE auction preview night on Friday, March 24!  There's so many great items this year!

Also, as part of our free auction preview night, we'll be showing The Canadian Pavilion, Expo 67 by Marc Beaudet and Impressions of Expo 67 by William Brind thanks to the generosity of the National Film Board of Canada!

The Canadian Pavilion, Expo 67 by Marc Beaudet

Admission is FREE and all are welcome!

Visions 2017: Expo67 Tickets still available!

Art Expo67 is almost here!
At 7 p.m. Saturday March 25th the doors will open on a fundraising event like no other. Inspired by Canada’s coming of age party, Expo67, Art Expo67 will help the Gallery raise crucial funds in support of educational programming and care of the collection. Silent and live auction items include art, jewellery, collectables, gift baskets, services and more, thanks to the generosity of local businesses and individuals, and the hard work of the GPAG Volunteer Committee. 
Tickets are just $35 and include gourmet appetizers and your first drink!

Preview the items Friday, 9 – 5 & at the preview reception 7 – 9 p.m. and Saturday from 1 – 5; advance bids are welcome.

A few of our featured items are:

Carolyn Dover, Colwater River #3

Karen Logan, Columbine

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Fabulous Fictions & Peculiar Practices: April 1- May 21!

Fabulous Fictions & Peculiar Practices
April 1 - May 21, 2017

Opening Reception:
Sunday, April 9


Tony Calzetta in collaboration with Leon Rooke
How God Talks in His Sleep

Leon Rooke’s narratives presented herewith are based on figments of Tony Calzetta’s graphic imagination…
The ‘Fabulous Fictions’ project began with an uncommon idea. Artist Tony Calzetta and his printmaker friend Dieter Grund … were looking for a project they could work on together. Tony suggested they collaborate with … novelist Leon Rooke to produce a limited edition livre d’artist. One twist to the project was that, instead of the customary practice of the artist illustrating the writer’s text, they would approach the Fabulous Fictions project the other way round.

Tony presented Leon with a number of small drawings. Leon wrote sketches for nineteen of the images, which artist and author then winnowed down to a select nine ‘Fabulous Fictions’. Tony reworked the original drawings and combined them with Leon’s texts and media that included intaglio, woodcut and digital printing. In addition, one of the drawings and its text, ‘How God Talks in His Sleep’, was re-imagined as an interactive paper sculpture and attached to the front of the slipcase…. Excerpt from Production Notes in The Porcupine’s Quill.

Fabulous Fictions comes to Grimsby as part of our regular spring celebration of the book arts. This elaborate and unusual collaboration is sure to intrigue, inspire and above all entertain viewers. First exhibited in 2016 at the Art Gallery of Peel, we thank curator Tom Smart and publisher Tim Inkster of The Porcupine’s Quill for their organizational work and insightful writings.  Special recognition also goes to Dieter Grund of Presswork Editions for his role in creating this work.

Tony Calzetta is a painter, draughtsman and printmaker who has recently relocated to Welland. A Governor-General Award winning novelist, poet and painter, Leon Rooke lives and works in Toronto.

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Second Sunday: THIS Sunday, March 12!

Bring the whole family THIS Sunday for our exciting Second Sunday event! We'll have some arts and crafts, and all around creative fun! Admission is free thanks to Grimsby Hyundai!!!

Join us on March 12 we'll have Across this Mighty Land - Create a colourful Canadian landscape artwork using tape!

Second Sunday
Sunday, March 12
Admission is free, thanks to Grimsby Hyundai

Artworks created on Second Sunday, February 12, 2017

Monday, February 27, 2017

Visions 2017: Art Expo 67, Tickets available!

Our annual fundraiser and auction, Visions 2017: Art Expo 67 is fast approaching!  Join us for a night of silent and live auctions, door prizes, music and much, much, more.
Our annual auction is one of GPAG’s premiere events!  Tickets are just $35, and proceeds support GPAG’s education programmes and care for the permanent collection.

Visions 2017: Art Expo 67
Saturday, March 25

Free Auction Preview:
Friday, March 24

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Art House Café Lecture Series: Paul Chartrand, March 17th!

Get ready for the next installment of our popular 
Art House Café Lecture Series!

Join us Friday, March 17 for Paul Chartrand, as he presents: Communication Breakdown: The Problematic Ethics of Early Land and Earth Art 

Admission is FREE and all are welcome.

Read about Paul below!

Paul's primary motivation is to contribute to the evolving field of environmental art and to encourage discussion around often polemical environmental issues in Canada, such as ecological fragmentation and the ethics of agricultural production.

Paul engages these issues through the construction of sculptural support apparatuses built from carefully chosen and assembled objects, which he then populates with living flora and fauna. Repurposing objects as habitats and conceptual support systems subverts and re-contextualizes them as players in functioning ecosystems. He considers the plants and other natural elements as having agency of their own; shown through their power to change the appearance and effect of the work. 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Call for Artists! Visions 2017: Expo 67!

Call for Artists!

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery’s annual auction, Visions 2017: ArtExpo67 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.

Download our full submission package here:

Submission Criteria

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 5, 2017.
4.   The artist will be notified of the selection committee’s decision by phone on or before Monday March 13. Any works not selected must be picked up on or before Thursday March 16.
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 next page) 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 and suggested retail price.(Retail Price: must be consistent with current market value. 
Reserve Bids:  will be set at 30% of retail price,.  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).

Selection & Criteria Process

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.