“Never doubt that a small, group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has”.
– Margaret Mead
Colleagues & Friends in Art…
The strength of an art community is built on the people involved. We find inspiration and motivation not just from the scenes and subjects of our paintings but from our colleagues, our friends and the people who follow and acquire our works.
With each event and showing we get to meet and share experiences, and watch with great enjoyment as our community is strengthened by the contributions of the people within it. These are links to some of the people who help to make it what it is.
You Might Find This Interesting…
Here are a few other links and information tidbits that might be of interest
(Just click on the titles to view their websites)
Lawrence House Centre for the Arts The Lawrence House is a not-for-profit organization that operates the City of Sarnia heritage property known as “The Lawrence House”. The Lawrence House Centre for the Arts has been committed to providing community visual, dance, drama and music art through exhibition and education.
Galley in the Grove is a unique gallery in Brights Grove, Ontario. Gallery in the Grove, established in 1980, is a volunteer-run registered charitable organization that fosters awareness, appreciation, and pride in the artistic achievements of both emerging and established visual artists in our area and throughout Canada.
With the dedicated efforts of its volunteers, Gallery in the Grove shall, through exhibitions, education, and communication, increase public awareness and public appreciation of the visual arts.
Paint Ontario is Canada’s Premier, Juried Art Competition & Show of Representational Art. Attracting hundreds of entries, Grand Bend local artist Barry Richman founded this art competition and show because of his personal passion for representational art and to foster an art form beloved by many Canadians. 2014 was the 18th annual art show, competition and sale of more than 100 selected pieces of representational art from more than 300 entries across Ontario. More than 2,000 attendees annually. This event takes place at the Lambton Heritage Museum in Grand Bend Ontario, every year for the month of March.
6+1 Art Group was formed in the year 2000 and consisted of six women and one man – hence the name “6+1 Art Group”. In fact, during their first show in 2001, held in Aylmer, Ontario, they were mistakenly advertised as “The Group of Seven” from Sarnia. 6+1 is a group of visual artists who meet each Thursday morning at the Kinsmen Centre on Lakeshore Road in Sarnia, Ontario, to paint, socialize, share ideas and, if requested, offer constructive critiques of each other’s work.
Sarnia Artists Workshop (SAW) is a group of people who share a common interest in the study and promotion of visual arts. Its members not only mentor and encourage each other but also work together to foster the advancement of visual arts in the community.
Visit the The Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour for information on watercolourists in Canada as well as various events and resources. There is a nice history of watercolour on their site as well. I am an associate member of the society.