The North Now – Thunder Bay Art Gallery

November 4th, 2014

Quiescence in The North Now at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery - image credit Thunder Bay Art Gallery

I am very pleased to have my work Quiescence on exhibition at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery in The North Now. The exhibition runs from October 24, 2014 – January 4, 2015

The Thunder Bay Art Gallery describes the exhibition as:

Featuring art from across Northern Ontario, this multi-disciplinary juried exhibition provides a glimpse of the immense creativity, diversity and innovation by established and emerging artists living in the north of the province. This is the first juried exhibition organized by the Gallery in ten years and this time the reach has been extended to include Northeastern Ontario artists as well.

The jury for this exhibition consisted of: David Garneau, Artist and Associate Professor, University of Regina; Carol Podedworny, Director and Chief Curator of the McMaster Museum of Art; and Dr. Andrea Terry, Art Historian, Lakehead University. Fifty-two artists had their submissions accepted into this exhibition.

I would like to gratefully acknowledge the support of the Ontario Arts Council and thank them for the exhibition assistance I received.

Series Two – Collective Arts Brewing

February 16th, 2014

Collective Arts Brewing - Series 2

I am pleased to announce that my image Dual (Wooten and Miller), featuring an image of two grackles, has been chosen by Collective Arts Brewing as one of the images that will be published on their labels in their Series Two production run of their Rhyme and Reason Extra Pale Ale starting in mid-February 2014.

Series Two artists were selected from over 800 submissions from across the globe. These artists represent the very best talents, both emerging and established, from across Canada, the US, UK, Finland, Spain, Hungary, Australia and South Africa, among others.
- Collective Arts Brewing

Out of the 76 images chosen for the labels in Series Two, 49 of them are images from visual artists and 27 are from musicians. The labels for Series Two will be out for a three month run.

Collective Arts Brewing is a grassroots beer company fusing the craft of brewing with the inspired talents of emerging and seasoned artists and musicians. Collective Arts Brewing is an Ontario based brewery. Here is a link to their Beer Finder. Coming Soon to a location near you!

Dual (Wooten and Miller), 2012 detail

Drawing 2014 at John B. Aird Gallery – Update

February 9th, 2014

I am exceptionally excited to announce that I have won third prize in Drawing 2014 for my drawing Quiescence.

Quiescence, 2013, graphite on paper, 78" x 50"

Quiescence (detail), 2013

Drawing 2014 opened at Toronto’s John B. Aird Gallery on Thursday evening to a packed house. Over 150 people were in attendance to take in the Drawing 2014 awards ceremony and celebrate with the 27 artists who were accepted into this 15th Annual Juried Exhibition.

Five awards were announced and handed out at the opening. First Prize was awarded to Toronto artist Mary Kainer for her mixed media drawings, Frack I and Frack II. The Second Prize was awarded to Toronto artist Lumir Hladik for two works, a mixed media drawing entitled Vertical When Wet, and a mixed media drawing object entitled Avoid My Den. Third Prize went to Amanda Burk of North Bay for her large scale graphite on paper drawing Quiescence. Two Honorable Mentions were awarded in the form of gift certificates from Curry’s Art Supplies. Susan Avishai received an Honorable Mention for two works constructed of shirt fabric and wire entitled Gyre and Gimble and He’s Come Undone. A second Honorable Mention was awarded to Jeanette Luchese for a mixed media drawing entitled Life’s a blur, then you focus.

- John B. Aird Gallery Media Release

You can find the full media release complete with images here.

Drawing 2014 is on view until Friday, February 28, 2014
Gallery Hours: Monday to Friday, 10 am – 6 pm
Location: 900 Bay Street, Macdonald Block, Toronto, ON M4Y 1N4

I would like to thank the Ontario Arts Council for their support and contribution towards the making of this series of drawings.

Drawing 2014 at John B. Aird Gallery

February 3rd, 2014

I am thrilled to have my work, Quiescence, selected for Drawing 2014 at the John B. Aird Gallery in Toronto.

For this 15th annual juried drawing exhibition, 72 artists submitted 137 drawings for consideration by two jurors. A variety of drawing styles, media and techniques reflecting a spectrum of ideas about drawing were represented.

Two jurors, Ed Pien and Dale Barrett, selected the 33 works in the exhibition. Drawing 2014 celebrates the diversity and vitality of drawing, showcasing a range of processes, styles, materials and conceptual approaches.

I will be showing alongside: Angela Aitken, Ivo Arnaudov, Susan Avishai, Jim Balzan, Pat Bond, Linda Chen, Nomi Drory, Erin Finley, Heidrun Gabel-Koepff, Phyllis Gordon, Jacquie Green, Toni Hamel, Jessica Hein, Brynn Higgins-Stirup, Jennifer Hinrichs, Lumir Hladik, Mary Kainer, Pegi Kosa, Jeanette Luchese, Gavin MacDougall, Robert Quance, Lauren Satok, Tai Selbach, Winnie Truong, Olex Wlasenko, David Woodward.

If you get a chance, be sure to check out the show. This exhibition is one of the only juried drawing exhibitions in Canada and it is always proves to be an excellent show.

Drawing 2014
February 4 – 28, 2014
Reception Thursday February 6, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

John B. Aird Gallery
Gallery Hours: Monday to Friday, 10 am – 6 pm
Location: 900 Bay Street, Macdonald Block, Toronto, ON M4Y 1N4

I would like to thank the Ontario Arts Council for their support and contribution towards the making of this series of drawings.