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, live 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
7pm

Free Auction Preview:
Friday, March 24
7pm-9pm




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:
https://www.grimsby.ca/Main/fundraising-auction.html

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.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Art House Café Lecture Series THIS FRIDAY!

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery proudly brings to you its 
2017 Art House Café Lecture Series!

Join us Friday, February 17, at 7pm, for our first speaker, Jordan Pederson as she presents:
Mythmaking and Indigeneity: Critically addressing the myths which failed Tekahionwake Pauline Johnson and Annie Pootoogook.

Read about Jordan and her talk below! Admission is free, RSVP to reserve a seat!




Questioning whether the representation of Indigenous People in Canada's mainstream media has changed in the last century, this lecture primarily examines the work of Tekahionwake (Pauline Johnson) and Annie Pootoogook alongside media sources and contemporary scholarship. Active participation will be encouraged from the audience, though no previous knowledge is necessary! This is intended to open a space for dialogue and collaboration, while providing resources for future reading and learning about the topic. 

Jordan Pedersen completed her B.A.Hons in December from the University of Guelph with a double major in Studio Art and Philosophy, and will shortly begin a M.I. in Library Science. Her lecture brings together all of these disciplines by combining print culture, visual art and literature in a specifically Canadian context.



Friday, February 10, 2017

Second Sunday February 12!

What are you doing this Sunday? Why not join us for our next Second Sunday! 



Join us from 2pm-4pm for I love Canada! Draw or paint the Canadian Lanscape or your favourite animal. 

Admission is free thanks to Grimsby Hyundai!





Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance Showing February 14!

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery proudly brings you its first Art Flicks movie, Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance.  The viewing of this exciting movie is thanks to the generosity of the National Film Board of Canada - admission is free!



Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance
Tuesday, February 14
12pm
Free Admission
1 hr 59 mins

On a July day in 1990, a confrontation propelled Native issues in Kanehsatake and the village of Oka, Quebec, into the international spotlight. Director Alanis Obomsawin spent 78 nerve-wracking days and nights filming the armed stand-off between the Mohawks, the Quebec police and the Canadian army. This powerful documentary takes you right into the action of an age-old Aboriginal struggle. The result is a portrait of the people behind the barricades.

Monday, February 06, 2017

Call for Artists! Visions 2017: Expo 67


Call for Submissions!




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:
https://www.grimsby.ca/Main/fundraising-auction.html

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.



March Break 2017!

It's almost time for our popular March Break art camp!

Join us for Mini Maker Mornings or Avid Artist Afternoons for a week of painting, printmaking, clay, book arts and found object sculpture!

Spend the week and save!




March 13-17


Mini Maker Mornings (Ages 5-8)
9:30am-12pm

Children will learn important skills and 
work with a  variety of materials while 
exploring a new theme each day! 
Exciting projects will challenge and 
entertain students.  


Avid Artist Afternoons (Ages 8-12)
1:30pm-4pm

Students will learn techniques such as  drawing, painting,
sculpture and mixed media, while being taught about artists and their work. 
Each day will cover new ideas, artists and skills.


Full Week
$80 Members/
$96 Non-Members

Single Day
$18 Members/
$22 Non-Members
Clay Day*
$20 Members/
$24 Non-Members

  
Monday 
Painting

Tuesday 
Printmaking 

Wednesday 
Clay*

Thursday 
Collage & Book Arts  

Friday 
Found Object Sculpture




Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Square Roots Project: Final Deadline February 3rd!!

This Friday, February 3rd, is the final DEADLINE for the Canada 150 Square Roots Project!

All artists must have their squares completed and delivered to the Grimsby Public Art Gallery by 4:30 p.m. 

Assembly of the mosaic will begin this coming weekend, so be sure to get your art in on time to be included.
All 150 squares need to be returned to complete the project, please!