Image: Maia, Ironing 1, 2016, oil on cradled panel, 18" x 24"
Exhibition: March 10 - April 8, 2018
Art from the High Schools artist: Kaileigh Jeffries from Bowmanville High School with artwork "Little Black Dress"
Exhibition: January 28 - February 25, 2018
Exhibition: November 24 - December 17, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday November 24th @ 7 pm
This is not a juried show, we accept the work as it comes in ... until we hit 100 pieces! If you are an artist you can begin submitting your work November 17th. The deadline to submit your work is November 21st at 5 pm.
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Harvest Dawn by Julie Rypstra
People's Choice Award at the 37th Annual Juried Art Show 2017
Exhibition: October 15th - November 12th, 2017
Opening Reception: Sunday October 15th, 2017 2 - 4 pm
Congratulations to Julie Rypstra for winning the Viewers Choice Award for her watercolour painting Harvest Dawn!
Exhibition: September 3 - October 1, 2017
Performance: September 3 @ 2 pm
Closing Reception and Talk: October 1 @ 2-4 pm
Kainer’s banner-like quirky mixed-media drawings combine data, collage, biomorphic forms and text. They address a range of health issues for the elderly: dementia, diabetes, cancer, osteoarthritis and vision loss. In them, she confronts the related over-prescription for geriatric, oft ill-defined illnesses and draws attention to individual experiences of deprivation that challenge the formation of existing societal myths around aging. Her accompanying figurative sculptures twist and reach, achingly passionate in their struggle.
A larger than life-sized female form by Luminaire pirouettes and arches her naked body with abandonment as she defies the disparaging descriptive words on the pedestal beneath used, at times, to describe the aging woman. Across the gallery, her floor-to-ceiling full-wall wooden game board – replicating “Snakes and Ladders” – plays out in surreal drawings an enticing, chaotic game for the over-60s: fall in love, long hospital stay, travel to see Taj Mahal, Alzheimer’s!
Mason’s evocative, vibrantly rich abstract paintings and mythological drawings combine in exhibition to tell of the not-easily-articulated interior life of the older woman. These two-dimensional works and the accompanying group of felted marionette-like figures restage her original ground – the psychic, physical and material space/places from which her feelings, sensations and sense of self emerged. Her evolving experiences of her familial intimate relationships as content are then exposed as she circumnavigates the terrain through these works (including an opening performance) showing collapse, emptiness, starkness, storms, pleasure, pressure and release.
The three, as generative makers, combine efforts in an attic installation where the detritus of their creative lives is reformed into seductive heaps of objects and materials exposed or partially hidden as memory boxes or illusive reminiscences. A contemporary triad of witches, they hover over a cauldron: oh, let the moment come when I may give myself over entirely to… to what? To art? To life?
Exhibition: July 16 - August 13, 2017
Opening Reception: July 16 @ 2-4 pm
Sri Lankan born, Canadian trained artist, Frances Ferdinands has exhibited in group and solo exhibitions in Paris, Bogota, Honolulu, the continental U.S. and across Canada. Her work is found in corporate, private and public collections including the Royal Ontario Museum, the Judith & Norman Alix Gallery, and the Robert McLaughlin Gallery. Her paintings are featured in two art books: Rethinking Acrylic and Acrylic Innovation: 60 Visionary Artists. Originally from Toronto, she currently lives and has her studio east of Toronto in the Northumberland Hills. Recently she was the winner of the Royal Canadian Mint competition to design the 2017 Diwali Commemorative Coin.
Exhibition: June 4 - July 2, 2017
Opening Reception: Sunday, June 4 @ 2-4 pm
It consists of thirteen panels, one for each province and territory in Canada. The regions are positioned from west to east, according to the longitude of each capital city. Leading examples of sustainable architecture (LEED certified buildings) are combined with neighboring trees, mountains and waterways. In recognition of Canada 150, this painting examines Canada’s changing urban landscape and suggests what the future could hold.
Using squeeze bottles filled with liquid paint, The Great Canadian LEEDscape was built from the ground up with hundreds of lines and dots. Shackleton manipulates where and how each drip will fall by working with gravity and spinning her canvases. As in real-life construction, the architectural details are calculated, measured and controlled in order to assure precise locations of each line. As in nature, the environmental elements are more spontaneous,
unpredictable and liquid. “This is the most ambitious painting of my career in both scope and scale. It has demanded
extensive research, Canada-wide travel and a larger studio space. I spent time in every province and territory to photograph landscapes and hunt down buildings that were developed with nature in mind. I walked on sea ice in Nunavut. I braved -35°C in Manitoba. I hiked mountains in Alberta, British Columbia, Newfoundland and Yukon. The multi-year process has been a labour of love and I couldn’t be more excited to share it in my first ever traveling
exhibition!” -Amy Shackleton
May 9 – May 29: June 4 – July 2 July 6 – August 14 November 3 – December 22
BMO Atrium at Visual Arts Centre Maison du The Museum
Evergreen Brick Works, of Clarington développement durable:
Toronto, Ontario Bowmanville, Ontario Montreal, Quebec Kitchener, Ontario
The exhibition is a survey of Dodds’s artwork in print, including: a selection of black-and-white linocut and woodcut prints; a body of work exploring the role of language in a relationship; and, an installation of tall, colour prints featuring figures layered into the natural pattern of wood grain, printed from long boards.
Pamela Dodds work is exhibited regularly in Canada and the USA and has been reviewed in Globe and Mail, Boston Globe, Art New England, among others, and is in the collections of Carleton University; Boston Public Library, MA; Purdue University, IL; Cleveland Museum of Art, OH; Japanese Paper Place, ON; and many individuals.
Exhibition: April 23 - May 21, 2017
Opening Reception: Sunday, April 23 @ 2-4 pm
Experience soundscapes synced to video projections. Computer voices and musical instruments conjure and resonate with images from nature, found footage and silent film clips.
Snippets from the performance HyperBoreal with
Dermot Wilson and Jason Brock
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Exhibition: March 12 - April 9, 2017
Opening Reception: Sunday, March 12 @ 2-4 pm
Upcoming Exhibitions & Events
The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington provides exciting local, regional, and national contemporary art exhibitions from emerging, mid-career and established artists.
Look Out / Look In
March 10 to April 8, 2018.
Saturday March 10, 2018 2-4 pm.
Utopia! Who’s Listening Now: New Work by Anne O’Callaghan
April 22 to May 20, 2018.
Sunday April 22, 2018 2-4 pm.
Jane Low Beer
The Preponderance of Small
June 3 to July 1, 2018
Sunday June 3, 2018 2-4 pm.
Mary Catherine Newcomb New Work
July 15 to August 12, 2018
Sunday July 15, 2018 2-4 pm
If You Go Down In The Woods: A Survey
August 26 to September 23, 2018
Sunday August 26, 2018 2-4 pm.
38th Annual Juried Show
October 14 to November 11, 2018.
Sunday October 14, 2018 2-4 pm.
100 Small Paintings Show and Sale
November 25 to December 16, 2018.
Friday November 25, 2018 7-10 pm
Town Hall Gallery &
40 Temperance St. Bowmanville, ON L1C 3A6
January - March
April - June
July - August
Greenbelt Photo Contest
Oshawa Camera Club
January - March
Debbie Aristone Jeans
April - June
July - September
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