Monday, May 4, 2009

Summer Art in the Park Thunderbay

Below is a snippet of an email I recieved from Lorraine at the Painted Turtle
regarding Thunder Bays Art in the park this summer and how to apply.

"The Summer in the Parks Program is "Art of the Harbour" which is the art and craft part of the concert series which happen 9 Wed. evenings. The application forms are here at the Painted Turtle and it is with me that you would book. You can book one evening or the whole 9 if you like. What you get is a 10 x 10 ft tent and the opportunity to sell to those who attend the concerts. The cost to rent the tent and space is $40 per evening. That space can be shared if you know someone who would like to share the cost with you. "

for more information - stop in at the Painted Turtle

Tutorial on Colour Theory

There is a wonderful site - that also has e-newsletters - called

They offer business advice for artists, do a feature artist and provide these wonderful online tutorials.
I just finished the colour theory series and even though a lot of it was a rehash of things
I already knew - it was a nice refresher for any artist of any level.

They also have blogger/art debates, polls, contests and more.....
happy reading.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Lake Superior, the North Shore: An Artists View

On April 30 - the touring exhibit of 'Lake Superior, the North Shore: An Artists view' kicks off with a first showing in Terrace Bay at the Superior North Office at 7 Mill Rd from 3pm to 6pm
Artists Rita Chisholm, Laura Lea Comeau and Douglas Hunt have painted locations from
Ross Port to Marathon in acrylics, oils and watercolours.

The next stop for the exhibit is the Marathon Public Library on May 13th for two weeks.

The exhibit will also be shown during the Schreibers Heritage Days festival July 14th to the 19th
at the Recreation Centre.

The open exhibit is free to the public.

If any community would like more information regarding scheduling the works for exhibiton in your community this summer - the contact email is

Friday, March 27, 2009

An interesting link: View on the Art Expo

I recieved my usual Email from VoCA - Canadian arts - and there was a link to a wonderful article by Andrea Carson, a writer on contemporary art and architecture. Her articles appear in ARTnews, Art Review, Canadian Art, ect ect on a regular basis.

Her comment was that its a good place to discover work by other artists who may not have gallery representation either and that its a good way to network, to which I agree.

I included the link to her page and there are several good reading articles there including one regarding 'Art Advisors', 'verrrrry interrresting...!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Top 100 Ontario Arts Festivals

Here is another site called Ontario Festivals Visited.
Excellent listings and by season.
All listed are 2008 events but the listings contain a link
to that events web page - which is really helpful in streamlining
your search and the area or location you are looking at.
It contains festivals from Thundeay to Sault Ste Marie for
artists of our area besides the obvious Toronto and Ottawa venues.

Ontario Art Fair locations and events

This site lists everything in Ontario from beginning to end
there are a lot of pages to wade through but mounds of valuable
information and dates for 2009. One draw back to the site, it is
still listing the 2008 dates - so watch out for that when searching
the locations. It has a 90 day free use of the site for detailed information.
The free 90 pass will give you event names but not the full details - I
recommend to then look up that specific event for its own web page
to get the rest of the information. Happy Browsing!

Arts and Crafts listing site at

On the Web site under Arts/Crafts Business
there is a section that revues Arts and Craft venues by those who have
participated. It gives you an idea of the volumn of sales at that particular event, a
rating on the promoters and the atmosphere and weather or not that exhibitor
feels it is worth the return. There are some interesting comments and some
insightful thoughts on the art/craft fair circuit in Ontario.
It also provides a listing link to yearly Craft fairs in the US and Canada.

Just a reminder: these are personal opinions and take them as such. ;-)