Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Artist Development Circle






Join us this Sunday, October 22 from 2 - 4pm for the second meeting of the Artist Development Circle!


GPAG’s new Artist Development Circle gives artists from Grimsby and the surrounding area an opportunity to get together for open discussions about a variety of topics related to artistic professional development.


A small but enthusiastic group met for the first Artist Development Circle on September 17 at GPAG. The art and cultural landscape of Grimsby and the surrounding area were discussed. The group reviewed potential topics; priorities for the next few get-togethers include: setting prices, how to talk about ones art, holding open studio events, copyright and more.


All are welcome; drop in to find out how we can work together to build your artistic career!

 


Friday, October 13, 2017

Annual Art & Treasure Market!

Did yard sale season leave you with a few good items left to sell? Are you an artisan looking to sell your hand-crafted wares? We can help!

The GPAG Art & Treasure Market is happening November 18! A limited number of tables are available for $20 each. Book yours now - or just plan to attend and experience the thrill of the hunt, one last time this season!


This sale will coincide with the Gallery Shop's annual Christmas Sale!


To book a table, contact:
gpag@grimsby.ca
905-945-3246





Friday, October 06, 2017

Art House Cafe - Keynote Speaker




The Grimsby Public Art Gallery is launching its sixth season of the Art House Café Lecture Series! Join us Friday November 17th at 7pm for our Keynote Speaker, Wayne Morgan as he presents his talk:


"ART FOR EVERYONE:
Crafts, Libraries and Democratic Access to the Arts"


Grimsby resident and independent curator Wayne Morgan is a former Board Member of Grimsby Public Art Gallery and brings a lifetime of cultural sector experience to the subject of his presentation. As the long term Director/Curator of the Dunlop Art Gallery at the Regina Public Library, he often used exhibitions as tools for community awareness. Following art school he was one the country's first community resident artists under a still operating programme of the Saskatchewan Arts Board. He served as Chair of the Saskatchewan Museums Association, Chief Curator of the Winnipeg Art Gallery and is a founder of the Saskatchewan Craft Council, which organized our current exhibition, DIMENSIONS.


Admission is FREE!
RSVP encouraged, drop-ins welcomed!
905-945-3246
gpag@grimsby.ca

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Sunday Fun-days at the GPAG!

Previously Second Sundays:
same great program, new name!
Bring the family one Sunday a month
for FREE arts and crafts activities!
 



Artsy Autumn Fun
Sunday October 15, 2-4pm
Celebrate the change of seasons with a seasonal craft project!  Enjoy some refreshments and view Dimensions, a new exhibit of fine crafts in the gallery.
 
Exploring New Dimensions
Sunday November 12, 2-4pm
Explore materials used in fine crafts, as we create a project inspired by Dimensions, the craft exhibition on display!
 
Colour Me Winter
Sunday December 10, 2-4pm
Our annual holiday celebration includes festive art-making, refreshments, music and fun.  The kids won't want to miss it!


Please watch our blog and other social media outlets for dates of future Sunday Fun-days!


Free Admission is made possible by Grimsby Hyundai

Monday, September 25, 2017

Call for Contract Instructors!

Call for Contract Instructors

Deadline for Application: Friday, October 13, 2017 . 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: October 23, 2017
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. A Vulnerable Sector Screening will be required prior to any in-class sessions being delivered.

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.

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 as well as gallery or museum educational programming. 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.

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

Monday, September 18, 2017

We Want to Hear from You!

We Want to hear from You!



Help us better serve our community by completing a short survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GPAG2017
before October 1, 2017.  You can access the survey at the Gallery with assistance if needed.

Three respondents will win a choice of:


A GPAG Membership, kid’s birthday party or a Gift Shop Certificate.

Call for Papers! Art House Cafe Lecture Series!

CALL FOR PAPERS

Art House Café Lecture Series



Upper year undergraduate and graduate students, and recent graduates in art history, fine arts, cultural studies and 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 and the research of emerging scholars throughout Ontario. Lectures will be presented once a month from February to April 2018, following a keynote talk in the fall of 2017. A small honorarium will be paid to each speaker. 

Hosted in the Grimsby Public Library’s Fireplace Lounge, the Art House Café Lecture Series is free to the public, and a café reception will follow 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: This includes your university affiliation, level of study, address, phone number and email address.
Title: This may be an initial working title.
Abstract: A brief description of your proposed paper; 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 17th, 2017 to the following:

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.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Artist Development Circle - THIS SUNDAY!




GPAG Artist Development Circle!

GPAG is pleased to announce another level of artist community linkage, the Artist Development Circle. 

The idea for GPAG Artist Development Circle is to bring together Grimsby and the surrounding area artists for an open discussion on the development of artist careers and sharing of artistic understanding. There are many topics that can be covered such as documenting your work, grant writing, gallery proposals, as well as different techniques for creating.
The forum will be held once a month. It will be held in the GPAG Studio. The event is free. The inaugural event will be Sunday September 17, 2017 at 2 – 4 p.m. At that group we will be asking what day and time works for most attendees. 
We invite all to attend and please pass the invite along to others who might be interested. 

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Steampunk Dragon Drawing! (Ages 8-12)

Join us for this exciting two day workshop, 
Steampunk Dragon Drawing!

Explore the world of gadgets, gears, goggles, scales, wings, teeth and tails while learning basic drawing techniques to create your very own bio-mechanical dragon. 





To register, please contact the Gallery:
(905) 945-3246
gpag@grimsby.ca




Learn To Paint (Ages 5-8)

Learn the fundamentals of painting in this fun filled series!  Students will look at colour theory, different types of paint and applications, all in this exciting 6 session class!




To register, please contact the Gallery!
(905) 945-3246
gpag@grimsby.ca


Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Join us for our next Second Sunday!

Second Sundays continue! 
Families are invited to drop in from 2-4 p.m. 
for art-making in the studio.



September 10: Journeys by Canoe -- Where will you paddle to?

Come create a layered landscape or map to capture a journey -- anywhere you'd like to go! You can bring along a grandparent and celebrate Grandparents Day by taking an art journey together. Get inspired to create rugged landscapes by viewing The Peel Project in the gallery.

Monday, August 28, 2017

We Want to hear from You!

We Want to hear from You!
******Deadline Extended!




Help us better serve our community by completing a short survey at
before October 1, 2017.  You can access the survey at the Gallery with assistance if needed.

Three respondents will win a choice of:


A GPAG Membership, kid’s birthday party or a Gift Shop Certificate.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Call for Artists: The Doors of Creativity!



Open the door to your creative self!  Artists of all skill levels are invited to decorate an old door to be displayed on the Gallery grounds during Doors Open Grimsby 2017. 
Our goal is to have 8 -10 doors on display on 
September 23rd, plus one or two that will be painted during that day as a community art project.   Viewers will be able to vote for their favourite door – one lucky (and talented) artist will receive the Golden Knob award! 

Doors will be sold by silent auction at the end of the day. Individual and group projects are welcome, and yes! we can provide a door for you to work with. 

For more information or to register your project 
please contact the Gallery
905-945-3246 or gpag@grimsby.ca

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Designing Canadian Art Camp!

Get ready for GPAG's next exciting art camp, Designing Canadian! 

Re-create and design your own Canadian banknotes, postcards, postage stamps and passports! This fun filled week will look at Canadian History hands on, while creating some exciting projects to help celebrate Canada 150!





Friday, July 21, 2017

We Want to hear from You! Help us complete a short online survey

We Want to hear from You!





Help us better serve our community by completing a short survey at
before September 10, 2017.  You can access the survey at the Gallery with assistance if needed.

Three respondents will win a choice of:


A GPAG Membership, kid’s birthday party or a Gift Shop Certificate.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Special Skills Summer Art Program!

The Special Skills Summer Art Program is a series of free demonstrations and workshops for teens and adults. SSSAP will provide participants with accessible and hands-on learning about the specific media and techniques of practicing artists.
Demonstrations are open to the public on a drop-in basis. No registration is required.
Call, email, or stop by the gallery to register for a workshop at least 7 days before it is scheduled. The number of spots in each workshop is limited.



SPECIAL SUMMER SKILLS ART PROGRAM!
FREE Demos and Workshops for Adults and Teens


DEMONSTRATIONS

The 100 Mile-Diet for the Fibre Artist
Sun July 9, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Chandra Rice will be eco-printing as she prepares for her August 2017 exhibition at Grimsby Public Art Gallery.
Free 


Grimsby Mud
Sun July 23, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Nicole Clouston will be sculpting with the mud and microbes that surround Grimsby Public Art Gallery.
Free 


Gardening for Artistic Applications
Sun July 30, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Paul Chartrand will be demonstrating how plants fit within an art-making context of functional sculpture, installation, and social engagement.
Free 


WORKSHOPS

Eco-Printing
Wed July 19, 2017 5pm - 8pm
Artist Chandra Rice

Learn how to use rusts, tannins, and plant material to print on cloth while making art that will be shown in Chandra Rice’s August 2017 exhibition at Grimsby Public Art Gallery. If you would like to take something home, bring 2-3 pieces of cloth made of 100% natural materials (e.g. a white cotton tshirt, a piece of silk, or a linen tea towel) and a handful of rusty objects such as nuts, bolts, tin cans, or wire.
Free - Pre-Registration required.


Mud, Microbes, and Sculpture
Wed July 26, 2017 5pm - 8pm
Artist Nicole Clouston
Create a sculpture that uses mud as a medium in order to explore the life within it and your connection to it. Participants will collect mud from the area surrounding Grimsby Public Art Gallery and place it into clear tubes along with nutrients that support microbial growth. When exposed to light, the microbial life within the sculptures will begin to grow, and with time, form vibrant marbling across the surface. Nicole Clouston will also discuss the relationship between humans, our broader ecology, and microbial life. Dress for the weather and playing with mud.
Free - Pre-Registration required.


Metal Forming and Assemblage
Sat July 29, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Artist Floyd Elzinga

Work with steel, stainless steel, copper, brass, aluminum sheet, and mesh to learn basic forming, assemblage, and fastening techniques.
Free - Pre-Registration required.


Hydroponics for Creative Practice
Wed August 2, 2017 5pm - 8pm
Artist Paul Chartrand

Create your own soil-less gardening system using recycled materials. Paul Chartrand will present some of his past projects and discuss how to implement hydroponics in an art-making context of functional sculpture, installation, and social engagement.
Free - Pre-Registration required.


Wet Felting
Wed August 16, 2017 5pm - 8pm
Artist Tammy Jane Lepp

Learn how to wet felt wool textiles. You will leave with a completed felt piece as well as the confidence and ability to continue to explore this medium at home or in your studio. Please bring a towel because this is soggy, soapy business. All other materials will be provided.
Free - Pre-Registration required.


Soapstone Carving
Wed August 23, 2017 5pm - 8pm
Artist Kevin Yates

Learn the basics of carving in soft stone using a variety of small hand tools. Participants will design and carve in response to the dimensions of rough pieces of stone in order to explore dynamic forms and contrasting surface textures.
Free - Pre-Registration required.


Land Art
Sun August 27, 2017 11am - 4:30pm
Artist Jan Yates

After a presentation by Jan Yates, participants will work outdoors with whatever comes to hand - twigs, leaves, stones, litter, seeds, and flowers - in order to create transitory works of art. Some of the documentation of these works will be featured in Jan Yates’ September 2017 exhibition at Grimsby Public Art Gallery. Dress for the weather as participants will be working outdoors, rain or shine.


Free - Pre-Registration required.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Designing Canadian Art Camp!

Get ready for GPAG's next exciting art camp, Designing Canadian!
This week will feature all things Canadian!





DESIGNING CANADIAN
AUGUST 8-11 (SHORT WEEK)
AGES 5-8 ~ 9:30AM-12PM 
AGES 8-12 ~ 1:30PM-4PM 
$65 MEMBERS/75 NON-MEMBERS
Register  at the Gallery 

Re-create and design your own Canadian banknotes, postcards, postage stamps and passports! This fun filled week will look at Canadian History hands on, while creating some exciting projects to help celebrate Canada 150!

Relief Printmaking: This Sunday!

Join us this Sunday for Relief Printmaking: The Forest and the Trees! This Special Summer Skills program is completely free, and all materials are provided. Register while you can! gpag@grimsby.ca



Relief printing involves carving into a block of linoleum or softoleum to create negative and positive space. Carving removes the whites (negative space) around the image. We’ll start the workshop with a discussion of what imagery works best with this style of printmaking, what inks and papers work best and where to obtain supplies. Students are encouraged to bring their own imagery for inspiration. Printing will be done on paper that is 5”x7” with a hand brayer, rice spoon or using a portable printing press. Students will get the opportunity to experiment with different colours of ink on traditional Western and Japanese papers. All materials are supplied.



Thursday, July 13, 2017

We Want to Hear from You! Help us by completing an online survey!

We Want to hear from You!





Help us better serve our community by completing a short survey at
before September 10, 2017.  You can access the survey at the Gallery with assistance if needed.

Three respondents will win a choice of:
A GPAG Membership, kid’s birthday party or a Gift Shop Certificate.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Discovering Trees Art Camp!

Join us for a week inspired by our current exhibition The Forest and the Trees.  Students will explore the exhibition and create projects based on the show.  This fun filled week will look at Landscapes, botanical art and much more!

DISCOVERING TREES
JULY 17-21 
AGES 5-8 ~ 9:30AM-12PM 
AGES 8-12 ~ 1:30PM-4PM 
$80 MEMBERS/$96 NON-MEMBERS
Register  at the Gallery 


Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Special Summer Skills Art Program!

The Special Skills Summer Art Program is a series of free demonstrations and workshops for teens and adults. SSSAP will provide participants with accessible and hands-on learning about the specific media and techniques of practicing artists.
Demonstrations are open to the public on a drop-in basis. No registration is required.
Call, email, or stop by the gallery to register for a workshop at least 7 days before it is scheduled. The number of spots in each workshop is limited.



SPECIAL SUMMER SKILLS ART PROGRAM!
FREE Demos and Workshops for Adults and Teens


DEMONSTRATIONS

The 100 Mile-Diet for the Fibre Artist
Sun July 9, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Chandra Rice will be eco-printing as she prepares for her August 2017 exhibition at Grimsby Public Art Gallery.
Free 


Grimsby Mud
Sun July 23, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Nicole Clouston will be sculpting with the mud and microbes that surround Grimsby Public Art Gallery.
Free 


Gardening for Artistic Applications
Sun July 30, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Paul Chartrand will be demonstrating how plants fit within an art-making context of functional sculpture, installation, and social engagement.
Free 


WORKSHOPS

Eco-Printing
Wed July 19, 2017 5pm - 8pm
Artist Chandra Rice

Learn how to use rusts, tannins, and plant material to print on cloth while making art that will be shown in Chandra Rice’s August 2017 exhibition at Grimsby Public Art Gallery. If you would like to take something home, bring 2-3 pieces of cloth made of 100% natural materials (e.g. a white cotton tshirt, a piece of silk, or a linen tea towel) and a handful of rusty objects such as nuts, bolts, tin cans, or wire.
Free - Pre-Registration required.


Mud, Microbes, and Sculpture
Wed July 26, 2017 5pm - 8pm
Artist Nicole Clouston
Create a sculpture that uses mud as a medium in order to explore the life within it and your connection to it. Participants will collect mud from the area surrounding Grimsby Public Art Gallery and place it into clear tubes along with nutrients that support microbial growth. When exposed to light, the microbial life within the sculptures will begin to grow, and with time, form vibrant marbling across the surface. Nicole Clouston will also discuss the relationship between humans, our broader ecology, and microbial life. Dress for the weather and playing with mud.
Free - Pre-Registration required.


Metal Forming and Assemblage
Sat July 29, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Artist Floyd Elzinga

Work with steel, stainless steel, copper, brass, aluminum sheet, and mesh to learn basic forming, assemblage, and fastening techniques.
Free - Pre-Registration required.


Hydroponics for Creative Practice
Wed August 2, 2017 5pm - 8pm
Artist Paul Chartrand

Create your own soil-less gardening system using recycled materials. Paul Chartrand will present some of his past projects and discuss how to implement hydroponics in an art-making context of functional sculpture, installation, and social engagement.
Free - Pre-Registration required.


Wet Felting
Wed August 16, 2017 5pm - 8pm
Artist Tammy Jane Lepp

Learn how to wet felt wool textiles. You will leave with a completed felt piece as well as the confidence and ability to continue to explore this medium at home or in your studio. Please bring a towel because this is soggy, soapy business. All other materials will be provided.
Free - Pre-Registration required.


Soapstone Carving
Wed August 23, 2017 5pm - 8pm
Artist Kevin Yates

Learn the basics of carving in soft stone using a variety of small hand tools. Participants will design and carve in response to the dimensions of rough pieces of stone in order to explore dynamic forms and contrasting surface textures.
Free - Pre-Registration required.


Land Art
Sun August 27, 2017 11am - 4:30pm
Artist Jan Yates

After a presentation by Jan Yates, participants will work outdoors with whatever comes to hand - twigs, leaves, stones, litter, seeds, and flowers - in order to create transitory works of art. Some of the documentation of these works will be featured in Jan Yates’ September 2017 exhibition at Grimsby Public Art Gallery. Dress for the weather as participants will be working outdoors, rain or shine.
Free - Pre-Registration required.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Summer Adult Courses & Workshops!

INTRODUCTION TO ACRYLIC
With Rachel Sullivan
Tuesdays: July 11-August 15
6pm-8pm
6 sessions
$70 Members/$75 Non-Members

This introductory course will guide participants through colour theory, uses of acrylic applications and creativity.  Through 6 sessions participants will be introduced to a variety of acrylic styles and concepts - perfect for a beginning painter.

*Material List to be provided upon registration





INTRODUCTION TO WATERCOLOUR
With Flora Hutterer
Thursdays:  July 20-August 31
6pm-8pm
6 Sessions
$70 Members/$75 Non-Members

Learn the fundamentals of playing and exploring with watercolors. Learn about the process of selecting the proper paints and brushes to get started and teaches how to blend colors to create a unique palette. The essential information provided in this class will help you learn how to apply watercolor to different surfaces and create basic shapes using fun, easy techniques.  

Material List to be provided upon registration






LEARN TRADITIONAL ABORIGINAL BEADWORK
SSSAP DEMO AND WORKSHOP
With Crystal Zettel
Sunday, July 9
1pm - 5pm
1 Session
$35 Members/$40 Non-Members

Participants will learn the sewing techniques needed to create a beautiful and functional coin purse using leather and velvet.

Additional fee of $7 for materials payable to the instructor at the beginning of class.





RELIEF PRINTMAKING: THE FOREST AND THE TREES: SSSAP WORKSHOP
With Liz Menard
Sunday, July 23
10am-4:30pm
1 Session
40 Members/$45 Non-Members

Relief printing involves carving into a block of linoleum or softoleum to create negative and positive space.  Carving removes the whites (negative space) around the image. We’ll start the workshop with a discussion of what imagery works best with this style of printmaking, what inks and papers work best and where to obtain supplies.  Students are encouraged to bring their own imagery for inspiration. Printing will be done on paper that is 5”x7” with a hand brayer, rice spoon or using a portable printing press.  Students will get the opportunity to experiment with different colours of ink on traditional Western and Japanese papers.  All materials are supplied. 

There is a $10 material fee payable to the instructor. 





*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. 


TO REGISTER, PLEASE CONTACT THE GALLERY:


(905) 945-3246

gpag@grimsby.ca