Sunday, March 17, 2019

2019 Spring Show at A Place for the Arts

Today I went to my first meeting with the A Place for the Arts Group who exhibit their work at 23 Bridge Street West, in Bancroft, Ontario.

It is also the first time I will see where in the Gallery they are located and how they were hung.

Since I wasn't able to be there to hang my exhibit I had set them out in a horizontal format at home, not realizing that my space was vertical.

Jane did an excellent job of hanging the paintings in the space that I had available.

The meeting was quite interesting in that they are also a not-for-profit and a co-operative gallery, very much like the Kawartha Artists' Gallery and Studio.

They are a smaller group having around 40 members and each member is required to sit one day per month whether or not they display any artwork.

The Gallery is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday through to Sunday and closed on Monday and Tuesday.

My first shift will be next month and I will have another member there with me at the beginning of my shift to show me the ropes. 

I think I am going to enjoy being a member of this art group.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Stainless Steel Trio - A Work in Progress

This is another of the sketches I did in the Still Life class yesterday at KAGS.

I picked three of the pieces, in this case the percolator, the tea pot and the metal cup.

The drawing still needs more work and I will post it at a later date once it is completed.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and enjoy the artwork.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Group of Seven 1 - A Work in Progress

Today I am at the Kawartha Artists' Gallery and Studio all day. In the morning I was in the Still Life class where the theme was Coffee or Tea?

There were two different displays. The first display featured a tea cup and saucer, a coffee mug, a creamer, small clay teapot, a stainless steel milk warmer, silver spoons and napkins.

The second display was mostly made up of various stainless steel mugs, cups, a tea pot, a coffee percolator and there was a china tea cup and a couple of clay mugs.

I started at the right side of the display and gradually worked my way drawing the various pieces as I progressed to the left side of the arrangement.

I left out some of the cups and mugs where only a small piece of them could be seen and would detract from the drawing by making it look very busy.

More work needs to be done to the drawing, before I am happy with it and I will post this piece at a later date once the drawing has been completed.

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Buckhorn Artists' Group Blog - Show Updates

I have updated the Buckhorn Artists' Group blog with a listing of shows some of the various artists in the Group are exhibiting their work in during the month of March.

If you get a chance come out and visit them at one or all of the shows.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Confirmed Shows for 2019 - March

This is a listing of confirmed shows that I will be exhibiting my artwork at this year and into next year. I will update the list as more shows are added.

Academy Theatre, 2 Lindsay St. S., Lindsay, Ont.
Guild Room
01 Jan - 11 Mar 19
11 Mar - 13 May 19

The Douro-Dummer Library Art Gallery, 425 Douro Fourth Line Road, Hamlet of Douro, Ont.
09 Jan - 22 Mar 19 The Art of Daniel Marlatt and Susan Sydney
Opening Reception 11 Jan 19 from 7-8 p.m.

A Place For The Arts, 23 Bridge St., Bancroft, Ont.
19 Feb - 31 Dec 19

Kawartha Artists’ Gallery and Studio, Peterborough, Ont.
27 Feb - 24 Mar 19 Awakenings
Opening Reception 03 Mar 19 from 1-4 p.m.
27 Mar – 02 May 19 SPARK Photography Show
Opening Reception 07 Apr 19 from 1-4 p.m.
19 Jun – 07 Jul 19 Two Guys and a Girl
Opening Reception: 23 Jun 19 from 1-4 p.m.
21 Aug - 22 Sep 19 Stems and Stuff
Opening Reception 25 Aug 19 from 1-4 p.m.
25 Sep – 27 Oct 19 Faces and Figures
Opening Reception 29 Sep 19 from 1-4 p.m.
30 Oct – 17 Nov 19 Sky, Land and Sea - Outdoor Painters' Show
Opening Reception 03 Nov 19 from 1-4 p.m.
04-22 Dec 19 and 03- Jan 20 Harvest of Colour
Opening Reception 08 Dec 19 from 1-4 p.m.

Gayle Nelson Keene Historical-Society, Otonabee-South Monaghan Library, 3252 County Road 2, Keene, Ont.
A Pictorial History of Hope and Lang Mills
23 Apr - 03 Jun 19

Miskwaa Art Studio and Outdoor Gallery, 250 Edwina Drive,Trent Lakes, Ont.
28 Jun -29 Aug 19

St. Matthews Church, Buckhorn, Ont.
Buckhorn Artists' Group
15-18 Aug 19 29th Annual Shades of Summer Art Show

Fenelon Falls Fair Grounds, Fenelon Falls, Ont.
Kawartha Arts Festival
31 Aug - 01 Sep 19 30th Annual Kawartha Arts Festival

I look forward to seeing you at some of these shows.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

It's a Dog's World 1 and 2 - Two Works in Progress

Today I am at KAGS all day; first for the Still Life class in the morning and then sitting the Gallery in the afternoon.

The theme for the class is Pet Supplies. We had a number of things for the display relating to dogs, stuffed animals, a rubber ball, dog biscuits, chew sticks, brushes, dog treats and a collar and leash.

It's a Dog's World 1

For the first one I chose to use the stuffed toy Dachshund and the St. Bernard holding a heart, together with a collar and leash, a few dog treats and a rubber ball.

For the second one I made it a little simpler and to used the stuffed toy dachshund, the food dish, the jar with dog treats spilling out and a box of dog biscuits.

It's a Dog's World 2

I will post each of these drawings at a later time when more work on them has been completed.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and enjoy the artwork. I hope you will return often.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Awakening Exhibit at KAGS

Today is the first day of the Awakening show at KAGS.

We had 63 paintings which is the first time in quite a while that we have had as many entries as this for a show.

I brought in four smaller pieces which would fit in pretty much anywhere.

The show's opening reception will be held on Sunday, 03 March from 1-4 p.m.

The exhibit will continue through to 24 March 2019.

I hope that you will be able come out and view the art; it is well worth the trip to see the variety and quality of the exhibit.