Come to the Pelham Art Festival 2019

 

Enchantment, 36″x24″, $450

 

Feel like treating Mom?  Why not take her to the Pelham Art Festival in Fonthill?

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Nestled in the Niagara Peninsula and only a 5 minute drive from Hwy 406, this popular, enormous and entertaining Art Show and Sale has been running for 33 years.

Join me at Booth 50C, along with 80 other artists as we showcase our latest creations.  I would love to see you there!

I welcome you to visit my website for more information and to see what I have been up to.

For the Love of Art…

 

Saplings at Sunset, acrylic on canvas, 22″x18″ framed

The St. Catharines Art Association and Performance Toyota present the 4thAnnual Art Lovers’ Affair Show & Sale on Fri. Feb. 8th to Sun. Feb. 10th, 10 – 5 pm, in the beautiful Victorian Barn at Hernder Estate Wines (west end of St. Catharines).

Admission and parking are free each day of the Show.

Enjoy a glass of Hernder’s award-winning wine or complimentary coffee, tea, and treats as you browse the artwork by talented emerging and established local artists, with prices to suit every budget.  Join in the fun with the popular raffles, including an exciting prize package from Performance Toyota and the ever-popular Gift Table.  Don’t miss the returning favourite Silent Art Auction, which closes just after noon on Sunday.

Won’t you join me for the Evening Gala on Sat. Feb. 9th with your hosts for the evening, Pete Dychtiar and Rita Carrey from the Peet & Reet Show, and live music by local celebrity Cory Cruise.  Enjoy hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, complimentary wine and bar, meat and vegetarian sliders, door prizes, and more surprises throughout the night to help celebrate our love of art.

Doors open at 6:30 pm and the Live Auction will begin at 7:30 pm.  Tickets are $45.00 ($50 at the door) and are available at Hernder’s (1607 Eighth Ave. Louth), Figg Street Co. (40 Front St. S., Thorold), and Framecraft (2485 First St. Louth). To order online, send an email to business@stcatharinesart.com to reserve tickets and pay by Interac E-transfer.

Part of the proceeds of this event will be used towards the SCAA Art Education Scholarship Fund, open to area High School Art Students wishing to continue their education in visual art at a post-secondary level.

Lone Totem, 14″x14″, acrylic on gallery canvas
Their Way Through the Pines, 14″x14″, acrylic on gallery canvas

For more information, go to the Event Page on the SCAA website or call 289-723-9711.

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Show Time!

 

It’s no secret that artists are busy come summer and I am no exception.  I spent most of July in the studio and, now that it is August, it’s time to take my paintings on the road.  I’d love to show you my new work!

Here is where you can find me and my paintings throughout August (click on the images to learn more):

 

Figg Street Co.

40 Front Street S., THOROLD, ON

Just outside of St. Catharines, Ontario, this gem of a papery and gift boutique is a lovely spot to exhibit original artwork.

RECEPTION:  Thursday, August 9, 2018, 5 – 8 pm.  Light refreshments.

The Show continues until September 10, 2018.

 

South Niagara Artists Studio Tour

150 Steele St., PORT COLBORNE, ON

I will be installed at Robin Nisbet’s home and studio on Saturday, August 11 and Sunday, August 12, 2018 with several other artists.  You will be able to see many of my larger canvases along with several paper paintings, gift paintings, greeting cards, and sale items.  Where to find Studio Tour Brochure Maps

Niagara Shores Artists Show & Sale

Town of Lincoln Museum and Cultural Centre

4996 Beam St., BEAMSVILLE, ON

RECEPTION:  Thursday, August 23, 2018, 5 – 8 pm

Come out and meet the Niagara Shores Artists:  Sueda Akkor, Robin Nisbet, Teresa Gillis, Wendy Palermo, Joyce Pearce, Barry Smith, and myself.  Enjoy refreshments and music entertainment by The Figure Four.

 

Have a happy and safe summer!

32nd Annual Pelham Art Festival (Show & Sale)

 

The Pelham Art Festival is held every Mother’s Day weekend in beautiful Fonthill, ON in the Niagara Region.  Still need a gift for the mothers in your life?  A one-of-a-kind gift for that special someone?   A new piece for the entranceway you just finished?  This grand art show has something for everyone.

“Breezing” (acrylic on canvas, 20″x10″) – one of six in the new Memories of Summer Set

To give you a first glimpse of the outstanding art on offer, there is a reception on Friday evening with hors d’oeuvres and cash bar.  Or treat the mothers in your life to Brunch Sunday morning.  For all the details of this very exciting weekend, go to the website (click on the poster).

Be sure to visit me at Booth 62  – I will have several new paintings on display, including my new Memories of Summer set of six paintings.  I look forward to seeing you there!

 

A Break in the Storm, Club Roma, St. Catharines

If you find yourself at Club Roma on 125 Vansickle Rd. in St. Catharines for a wedding, Fish Fry Friday, or to see the Jimmy Marando Swing Band on Tuesdays, you can see three of my paintings hanging in a new exhibit there, including my brand new painting “A Break in the Storm,” which I completed specifically for this exhibit.

 

 

Niagara Shores Artists Exhibit

The Niagara Shores Artists is a small group of artists hailing from the Niagara Region, will be having their inaugural exhibit at the Holcim Gallery in the FirstOntario Arts Centre at 1010 Main St. E., Milton, ON.  

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The exhibit will run from March 13 to March 31, 2018.  The reception is on Friday, March 16th, from 7 to 9 pm.  Everyone is welcome!

Our history: We met at the monthly meetings of the St. Catharines Art Association and have continued to work together on shows, meetings, and fundraisers ever since. Our backgrounds and interests are as diverse as our art, but our goals are similar, as are many of the experiences we have shared in and around the beautiful Region we call home. Whether or not our art reflects the extraordinary waterways that carve through and border this region, it is without doubt that we have been influenced and inspired by its landscapes and shores. Come home with us, and let us share these with you.

 

We are:

Ballet Dancers, by Sueda Akkor

 

Any Ole Port, by Tina Clancy

 

Tina Clancy, painter (Milton, originally from Niagara Falls, along the shores of the Niagara River) … Abstract paintings … emergent and evanescent

 

 

 

 

Waiting, by Teresa Gillis

 

Teresa Gillis, painter (St. Catharines, on the shores of the Welland Canal, Henley River, and Lake Ontario) … Expressive abstractions from a real perspective

Light Rail, by Robin Nisbet

 

Robin Nisbet, painter (Port Colborne, on the shores of the Welland Canal and Lake Erie)… Painted impressions of contemporary life

 

 

At the Shore, by Wendy Palermo

 

Wendy Palermo, painter (Welland, on the shores of the Welland River and old Welland Canal) … A painted world of light

Sunflower Tea, by Joyce Pearce

Joyce Pearce, painter (St. Catharines, on the shores of the Welland Canal, Henley River, and Lake Ontario) … Painted scenes and moments from life

I fort alone, by Barry Smith

Barry Smith, photographer (Thorold, on the shores of the Welland Canal) … Turning the ordinary into the EXTRAordinary

 

 

You can find us on  Facebook at niagarashoresartists.

 

 

3rd Annual Art Lovers’ Affair Show & Sale

 

Feeling the February blues and looking for something to cheer you up?  Look no further!  The 3rd Annual Art Lovers’ Affair Show & Sale will run from Fri. Feb. 9 to Sun. Feb. 11, 10 – 5 pm (4 pm on Sunday) in the beautiful Victorian Barn at Hernder Estate Wines in the west end of St. Catharines.  If you haven’t made it to this show in the past, you have missed a real treat!

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Click here to get to the Event Page on the SCAA website.

During the day, enjoy a glass of Hernder’s award-winning wine or complimentary coffee and treats as you browse the art by talented emerging and established local artists. Prices to suit every budget!   I will have a couple of my newest paintings on display alongside other work that is new since last year’s show, as well as some pieces in the popular Silent Auction (which closes at 1 pm on Sunday).

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Beach Moonlight, 12″x12″, acrylic on canvas

You can also join in the fun with the popular raffles again this year, including an exciting prize package from Performance Toyota.  

Feel like having a fun night out?  The big hit of the show is the Live Auction and Celebration on Peet&Reet_PhotoSat. Feb. 10th with vocalist Tricia Cole and co-hosts and local celebrities Pete Dychtiar and Rita Carrey from the Peet & Reet Show.   

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Enjoy complimentary wine, hot and cold hors d’oeuvres and sliders, door prizes, and more surprises throughout the night to celebrate our love of art. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the Auction will begin at 8 pm. Tickets are $45.00 and are going fast! To order online, send an email to business@stcatharinesart.com to reserve your tickets and pay by Interac E-transfer.

Mike handling auction painting copy
He takes good care of the paintings in the Live Auction

As in the past, part of the proceeds of this event will be used towards the SCAA Art Education Scholarship Fund, open to area High School Art Students wishing to continue their education in visual art at a post-secondary level.

I am on the Planning Committee and will be there every day; I hope to see some of you, day or night, during this special, heart-and-art-felt event.

 

Happy Holidays

 

Sweet Guy Max
Sweet Guy Max, one of four in my new Snowman Series

As I write this we are heeding the weather advisory of imminent and abundant snow.  I can’t wait!

It is the perfect weather for Christmas baking, making pierogies for our traditional Christmas Eve dinner, and sitting in front of the window with my husband, glass of wine in hand, watching the snow fall and lay a blanket of hush and wonder over our world.

To all our dear family and friends whom we hold dear in our hearts and memories – those across the miles as well as those we see as often as our busy lives allow – and also to everyone who receives my posts, I wish all of you a safe and joyous holiday season full of laughter and joy, feasts and giving, and excitement and hope for the New Year.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

 

Artful Treasures 2017

Need something for that special person on your Christmas List?

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Come to this year’s Artful Treasures show the Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre in Niagara-on-the-Lake.  You’ll be delighted and impressed by the beautiful, unique, and high quality art and artisanal gifts on offer.

New mini-paintings infuse a holiday feel with signs of spring

Along with my greeting cards and a selection of paintings from my studio, my framed mini-paintings are ideal for teacher gifts or gift exchanges.

I hope to see you there to wish you Happy Holidays in person.