Past Events

 

“Star Gazing” @ The Riverdale Art Walk (RAW) Preview show

@ Hangman Art Gallery, Toronto until June 9th, 2013


Toronto Indie Arts Market, Gladstone Hotel, April 13th 10:30am – 4:30pm

 


 

You are cordially invited to attend the opening reception of Visual Arts Mississauga’s Annual Members’ Valentine’s Show & Sale

Opening reception Friday February 8, 2013 – 6:00pm @Visual Arts Mississauga, 4170 Riverwood Park Lane…

 


To Visit the Auction Site Please Click – Here

 

The Artists’ Network is proud to present the 11th Annual Little Art Show hosted at Hangman Art Gallery. The auction collection is online for viewing and bidding at http://littleartshow.com from now to November 17th 2012 at 9:00 PM. The closing party is on November 17th from 7-10PM.

 


Queen West Art Crawl 2012

Saturday September 15th – 16th, 2012

 

The Queen West Art Crawl began as a one-day event in 2003. Since then it has blossomed into a weekend-long festival of creativity and community. Our goal is to celebrate and cultivate the unique character, diversity and ethos of Parkdale and Queen West – a natural habitat for individual artists, arts organizations, artist run centres and businesses that promote art and culture.

2012 marks the 10th anniversary of the Queen West Art Crawl. Come on down and enjoy the festivities taking place along Queen Street West from Bathurst to Roncesvalles, taking place from September 14-16. Purchase a great work of art from one of our 250 jury-selected artists at Outdoor Art Show and Sale in Trinity Bellwoods Park, or take part in a walking tour and attend a talk by one of our featured guest speakers. There are plenty of art events for crawlers of all ages, from the family-friendly KidsZone, to the edgy and innovative Parkdale Nightcrawl. Don’t miss out on all the action!

 

You can View my profile on the website – Here!

 


 

Pink Optical

 

My girlfriend Kim is the owner of Pink Optical located in the Queen West Area… She had a rather large white wall that was empty and offered the space to me… I am very grateful to have supportive friends who believe in my work…

The series – Lucid Dreams is based on my daily encounters with Daydreaming… Lucid dreaming is “any dream in which one is aware that one is dreaming”… Where do most of our daydreams wander?.. Tropical islands, Paradise, Beaches, Ocean, Waves, Sunsets… I used these scenes and juxtaposed them against the black and white lines of the female form… The elegance of the female personality just heightens the beauty of the landscape that is contained within the background of the hair…

The pieces are now hanging on the wall… If you are in the Queen West area, go check out glasses & see my pieces in person!

Pink Optical Website

 


Pecha Kucha – The Art Gallery of Mississauga

Thursday May 24th, 2012 – 7pm – 9pm

 

 

Pecha Kucha Nights are informal, fun gatherings to celebrate all that the arts community has to offer. Devised in Tokyo in February 2003, Pecha Kucha Nights have since turned into a massive celebration, with events happening in hundreds of cities around the world. Its name comes from the Japanese term for the sound of conversation (“chit chat”) and its purpose is to ignite the spark of creativity in all its participants.

 

The international movement of PechaKucha 20 x 20 is based on a simple idea: 20 images timed at 20 seconds each. Images can be of anything that interests the presenter – research, inspiration, studio work, family vacations or even a prized Hello Kitty collection. What creative processes will be revealed? What quirks will be unearthed

 


 

By The Pound (Reweighed)

Goodfellas Gallery – Toronto

Thursday February 9th – March, 2012

For those of you who remember the original By the Pound held at Sleeping Giant Gallery and sponsored by our good friends at Sanigans meat locker, you remember over 200 pieces of art, hundreds of people in attendance, over $6000 worth of art …work sold and one of Sleeping Giant most memorable exhibits to date.

An exhibit featuring 200 artists from across the city, all working within the limitations given to them to accommodate a “By the Pound” price point.

On February 9th 2012 we would like for you to join us at Goodfellas Gallery to check out one of the largest group shows hosted in the Queen West area and take advantage of this unique opportunity to purchase local original art “By the Pound”.

The reason behind this exhibit is to make a point of the importance of obtaining quality original artworks rather than a mass produced print you would get at a local department store. To explain our point we’ve compared art to meat in the sense that if quality and long term happiness is at all important to the consumer. Typically you would purchase your meats through a local butcher to obtain the best cuts and quality rather than the local grocery store providing pre packaged and sometimes frozen meats. And although the initial cost may be a little more, the long term reward is greater than the cost. In the sense of meat, you have invested in your health and wellbeing. In the sense of art, you have invested in an original piece of work that over time has the potential to raise in value and you have supported a local artist and given them the opportunity to continue doing what they love.


 

January 12 to February 25, 2012
Opening Reception and Awards:
Thursday, January 12th 2012, 6 pm

 

Jurors: Catherine Beaudette, Art Green and April Hickox

Featuring emerging and established artists from the region, the VAM juried art show is one of the region’s most anticipated annual art events. The annual call for entry brings in hundreds of submissions each year, of which only approximately fifty works of art are selected for exhibition at the AGM.

 

** For this show, my family came to support me… My mother came and it was the first time she saw my art somewhere other than my room… Both my sisters and Victoria came… It was quite crowded but we were able to take a few pictures…

 

 


 

Annual Member’s Valentine’s Day Show & Sale

 

Visual Arts Mississauga

 

February 10th -12th, 2012

 

 

We are pleased to introduce this year’s jurors for our Members’ Show:

 

Victoria Cowan is an award winning Toronto-based artist and gifted instructor. Both experimental and productive, she shows new work regularly in a number of venues, and is much in demand as a workshop leader. Because her preference is to explore an idea in depth, Victoria usually makes a series to follow the branches of an original inspiration. Perception, cognition and memory are her particular areas of interest. For additional information, please visit her website:

 

http://www.victoriacowan.ca/Splash.html

 

Brian Smith graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto, Canada in 1969. For over 40 years he has been both a professional, award-winning graphic designer and a practicing fine artist focusing on classical drawing and painting from the figure. His works are in collections across North America and he has exhibited in numerous juried and invitational shows, recently winning “Best in show” in both the Etobicoke Annual Juried Exhibition and the Colour & Form Society Annual Juried Exhibition. In January 2005, Brian was awarded the title of “Honourary Drawing Master” by the Drawing Society of Canada. Brian’s website is at:

 

http://www.drawn2life.com/Splash.html

 


 

 Oh Canada

36 Chambers – Friday July, 2011

 

 

 


 

 

The First 99 Art Mkt

 

99 Sudbury

 

Toronto, Ontario

 

May 2011

 


 

 

Old Uncle Grampy Show

 

Sleeping

Giant Gallery

 

Toronto, Ontario

 

March, 2011

 

 

 


 

Annual Member’s Valentine’s Day Show & Sale, 2011

Visual Arts Mississauga

 

 


 

Visual Arts Mississauga’s 33rd Annual Juried Show

Art Gallery of Mississauga – January 2011

 


 

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Sleeping Giant Gallery

 

Toronto, Ontario

 

December 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

First Annual By the Pound

Sleeping Giant Gallery – November 2010

 

 


 

Annual Member’s Valentine’s Day Show & Sale, 2010

Visual Arts Mississauga

 

 

 


 

Factory Arts Grand Opening Show

 Wilfrid Laurier Fine Arts Alumni

 Cambridge, Ontario

 September 22nd, 2007

 

 


 

Waterloo Arts Festival

 Wilfrid Laurier Fine Arts Alumni

 Waterloo, Ontario

 August 11-12, 2007

 


 

 The Women’s Centre Show

Wifrid Laurier University – Concourse

 February 2007

 


 

Student Staff Art Show

Robert Langen Gallery

Wilfrid Laurier University

February 2007