To commemorate two years of hard work and the mutual support of 7 artists who turned around a cancelled residency to support each other throughout the lock-downs of an unprecedented pandemic, the 7 Works Collective have put together an exhibition catalogue that everyone can enjoy. We've even given you a wee preview of the first few pages of the book.
The exhibition can be seen at The Arbor Gallery from August 4th (hanging day - this day may be a bit chaotic, there's a lot of art to hang!) until the close on August 28th. The artists' reception is on Saturday August 6th from 1-3pm.
To close the exhibition there will be an artists' talk on Sunday August 28th from 3-4pm.
“A Walk In The Woods” by Judi Miller
July 15 to 31, 2022 – Thursday to Saturday 12 to 6 pm; Sunday 12 to 5 pm
Artist will also be present: Saturday 23 - 1-4pm, Thursday 28 - 3-6pm, Sunday July 31 -1-4pm
Galerie Old Chelsea is pleased to present “A Walk In The Woods”, a collection of Judi Miller’s textile art. Judi’s love of textiles and nature inspire her to produce work that celebrates the natural elements of her surroundings. Using the colour and texture of her threads, Judi endeavours to capture a moment in time, all together familiar, ordinary and yet extraordinary, in the grace of a walk in the woods...
"IMPROV" by Catherine Gutsche
From July 20 to August 26, Sivarulrasa Gallery is pleased to present CATHERINE GUTSCHE: IMPROV, an installation by Ottawa-based artist Catherine Gutsche that explores themes of improvisation in nature and in her practice as an artist. “I explore my attachments to the landscape and the environment – man-made and natural”, she says. “I want to capture an element of continuous entropy in the exterior world, crystallizing it into a permanent depiction of a single instant.”
Artist Talk & Virtual Vernissage: Wednesday August 3, 7:00pm-8:00pm. Artist Catherine Gutsche will be live via Zoom from her studio in Ottawa to talk about her installation. You can join us from the comfort of your home – email the gallery at firstname.lastname@example.org to register for this Zoom event.
Mario Cerroni had a composite, layered photograph accepted into the show "STRATA: Manifesting Through the Layers", organized by the Verum Ultimum Art Gallery in Portland Oregon. The virtual gallery is now live and can be viewed until mid-July at the following link:
Attached is the image "Self Portrait - in Limbo" which is featured in the STRATA show.
Catherine Gutsche is participating the virtual exhibition hosted by the Folx Gallery Spring 2022 Open Call: A Collective Exhibition (online), based in Louisville, KY and the Back of an Envelope, virtual exhibition hosted by the Blue Monkey Network & Edgeland Modern (Newhaven, UK), which was shared throughout May on Instagram
Karen Wynne Mackay will be displaying her art at these three locations in June:
June 11-12 Booth 157 http://newartfestival.ca
June 18-19 Booth G15 https://riverdaleartwalk.ca
June 24-26 https://www.artworksperth.ca Karen will be at Gather Restaurant https://www.gatherinperth.com/ .
Karen hopes to see you at one or all three of these events.
The Art Works! Perth organization was founded as a way for local artists to connect with and support each other, and to provide ways to display their art to the world. Perth is a heritage town in a beautiful and varied area, and as such attracts a large number of visitors to enjoy the local lakes, the countryside, the cuisine and the many cultural events for which Perth is famous. When you think of arts & culture, you'll think of Perth! By creating an annual studio tour of exceptional artists, Art Works! Perth provides an opportunity to meet the people who make art in and around this lovely town.
So, save the dates, and come and visit. June 24-26 from 11am until 5pm
News from Jozo Designs
Undyed woolen fiber comes in many shades of ivory, beige, brown and black. The coarseness of fiber varies greatly as does the length. When working the fiber with soap and water, the fibers tighten and shrink at different rates and produce smooth or bumpy or hairy surfaces. I have been playing with mixtures of fibers, using various thickness and letting the different shrinkage rates create interesting topology. Jo-ann Zorzi is really enjoying the subtle and the not so subtle contrasts in color and in texture. She is looking forward to sourcing fiber from a broader range of breeds and continuing on this adventure. Keep an eye on her website to keep up to date on her activities beyond the 7 Works Collective, you'll be amazed!
For many artists, applying to open calls is a big part of the job. A bigger part of the process that is not talked about as much is rejection. You just won’t get them all. Make no mistake, it takes a lot to put the work out there to be juried. Artists take time to document, edit photos, and craft statements, and that is in addition to all that goes into creating the work itself. Often the decision simply comes down to juror preference, sometimes it seems political, and other times it is just “not the right fit.”
7 Works Collective member, Catherine Gutsche, is participating in a unique online exhibition showing on the Lodger Gallery's website. The exhibition is aptly called "Light of Day: Rejects Reconsidered".
Some of the biggest hearts
Some of the biggest hearts are the "harts" of artists. Our mosaic artist Kathryn Bossy is host of a pretty little fundraiser (h’arts & flowers). She has a limited number of gorgeous h’arts & flowers kits for this Renfrew Victoria Hospital Foundation fundraiser. She will be going LIVE ON INSTAGRAM Tuesday April 26 @ 7pm OR
you can follow the pictorial instructions independently. Your choice!
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When one of our 7 Works Collective group is in an exhibition, the group shows up! Mario Cerroni was selected to be in the SPAO "Beyond" exhibition of photography.
PART-TIME STUDIES FEATURE: PRINT TO EXHIBITION
The SPAO Centre Gallery is hosting a special exhibition... BEYOND.
Beyond is the culmination of our masterclass: Print to Exhibition. Mentored by SPAO's co-founding director, Michael Tardioli, this part-time class is designed to give students the knowledge and experience of producing work for exhibition.
Participants and exhibitors in this year's iteration of Print to Exhibition include: Terrence Blake, Murielle Cassidy, Mario Cerroni, Abigail Gossage, Margo McDiarmid, and Manfred Mueller.
Exhibition on view: February 25 - March 13
Gallery Hours: Wednesdays - Sundays. 12PM - 5PM
Little x Little online art market