The Button Factory Arts Centre in downtown Waterloo is a wonderful facilitator of community arts in their region. The exhibit is open to all visual artists in Ontario, but really showcases the quality of art in and around it's own arts community. I was happy to receive an Honourable Mention for "Waterloo Shadow Play". Button Factory Arts, 25 Regina Str. S., Waterloo, Ontario
In the fall of 2015 it was my pleasure to be an artist-in-residence at Spark Box Studio in Picton, Ontario. Master printmaker Kyle and Chrissy worked with me daily to meet my objective of gaining a working knowledge of "non-toxic" metal etching techniques that I was able to bring back to create with in my own studio.
This is when I have a chance to show what I've been creating since last year's tour. The artists of the 16th Annual Brant Studio Tour invite you to celebrate the arts in Brant County. Venture into their working studios and see what inspires our many and varied artists to create. Representing a wide range of disciplines, media and styles - traditional to contemporary, classical to quirky, you will see 2 and 3 dimensional works-in-progress as well as finished art on display. This is an ideal time to purchase directly from the artist.
Find out more and download a brochure at www.brantstudiotour.ca
August 1 - September 11, Opening Reception August 5, 7 - 9 pm
Every two years the GPAG hosts a juried exhibition to showcase new and exciting works by artists from across Ontario. This competition often attracts up to 200 entries; from these the jurors select about 30 pieces to be in the show... Very excited to have 2 of my works accepted into this wonderful show.
Open Monday - Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, LAURIER UNIVERSITY, 97 Dalhousie St. 1st Floor, Brantford. Admission is Free.
“LOCALLY GROWN” is a group show featuring the artists of the Brant Studio Tour, made up of professional artists who strive to promote understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of the wide range of high quality, original art made locally by member artists.
A great exhibit to visit which has 3 other shows on at the same time. My "Jerseyville Barns" 3 colour woodcut print was selected for a Juror's Choice. Thank you to my friend Gise Trauttmansdorff for the inspiration.
If you have ever had the urge to learn printmaking, I am now on part-time faculty at DVSA. Up on the top menu of my website you will now see a TEACHING tab that has all upcoming learning opportunities.
OPENING RECEPTION on JUNE 23, 6 - 8 pm
ARTIST TALK by Ralph Heather on AUGUST 11, 6 pm
An exhibition of centuries old works with modern-day prints to illustrate the varying applications and techniques of printmaking used over the last 500 years. The exhibit brings together a remarkable collection of prints by artists like Albrecht Dürer, Edouard Manet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Edgar Chahine, Wesley Bates and Gerard Brender a Brandis. Ralph Heather will have 2 works on exhibit... Yes that really will be me on the walls with so much amazing art.
Dundas Museum and Archives, 139 Park St. West, Dundas, Ontario
My ongoing dialog of events and interests.
An art blog rich in content and insight by Robert Genn who passed away in 2014. His daughter Sara continues his legacy providing her own new articles along with past articles by Robert.
Austin has written 2 great books on thinking and doing business as an artist.
Our local art studio tour that focuses on visits to working studios.
A collective of professional artists from in and around Brant County. The gallery is located at 4 King St., Brantford, Ontario
Canadian artists listing
An active art community blog
My local art gallery in Brantford offering contemporary fine art exhibitions, guided tours, classes, lectures, events, art sales and rentals.
Dundas Valley School of Art provides high quality classes in most visual arts.
An open print studio in Hamilton with great print making classes too. For artist's use their presses include: etching, stone litho, screen printing, a Vandercook press, and more.
A great commercial art gallery in Cambridge.
A wonderful public art gallery that also has quality art classes and life drawing.