Posts in Category: Art Show/Performance

This is my Life


Uxbridge Youth Centre Photography Show
Saturday Feb 28, 2009 1-4 pm
34 Brock St West, Uxbridge

Upcoming Events

Here are some dates of upcoming events to put in your calendar:

March 21-24 Lynne McIlvride Evans popular Easter Art Show returns. Show is open 1-5 each day at 415 Scugog Line 8. Call 905 852 7768 for more information or see

March 29th The Uxbridge Chamber Choir is presenting ‘Requiem’ at Trinity United Church. 8:00 pm. Tickets at Blue Heron Books

March 28th – April 6th The Ah-Men Project runs at the Music Hall. Show dates are March 28 and 29, April 3,4,5 at 8:00 and March 30 and April 6 at 3:00. Content not suitable for youth under the age of 16. Tickets at Blue Heron Books.

Artisan Feature Insert in Times Journal The TJ is running a special Arts insert on April 11th. If you would like to purchase an ad, the copy deadline is April 4th. Those purchasing ads receive a free profile in the section. Please contact Peter Winlove Smith at 905 852 9141 ext 24 for more information.

Literary Contest – This spring, Scugog Council for the Arts is holding its first literary contest. The event will feature two categories: short fiction and poetry. Prizes will include $100 for top spot in each category plus various other cash and non-cash awards. Everyone is encouraged to enter; there is no age limit and applicants are not required to be SCA members. The cost is just $10 per entry, with a maximum of one entry in each category. Deadline for submissions is April 15 and the winners will be announced on April 22 at the annual general meeting of the SCA.
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Calls for Entry into Juried Shows

March 31 Deadline for entries for the 4th annual Scugog Council for the Arts Showcase of the Arts exhibition and sale, which will be held in the Scugog Community Recreation Centre on the first weekend in November. The jury is looking for 30 to 40 exhibitors of fine craft and visual art, working in any medium. Applicants must be members of Scugog Council for the Arts and may join SCA at time of application. Full details and entry forms are available online at and at downtown galleries in Port Perry.

March 31 Deadline for applications to exhibit at the Kent Farndale Gallery in the Scugog Memorial Public Library. The Gallery is seeking exhibitors for the first six months of 2009. Interested artists should submit their applications by 5 p.m. on March 31. Full details are available online at or by phoning the Library at 905-985-7686.

April 23rd is the deadline for entering the a Juried Art show presented by Meta4 Contemporary Craft Gallery (Port Perry) in partnership with Scugog Lake Stewards Inc.. This year’s theme is water. They are looking for fine craft and visual art works exploring the theme of water, how water contributes meaning to our life and sustains our body and spirit. For more details contact Meta4 Contemporary Craft Gallery, 200 Queen St. Port Perry L9L 1B8 tel. 905-985-1534 The show runs from May 15 until June 22 2008.

Finally, we have received a warning from the Ontario Crafts Council about an allegedly “suspect” art show. The Crafts Council is cautioning artists to be wary of the “Toronto Art Show” or the “Toronto Art League” because of murky and misleading information that has been advertised about the show. For more information contact Emma Quin, General Manager Ontario Crafts Council, T: (416) 925-4222

Artistic lingerie

Artistic lingerie will support cancer clinic

Durham’s premier gallery for fine craft and original art is pairing up with Durham’s Gala of Hope to raise money in a creative way. Meta4 Contemporary Craft will unbutton a unique exhibit at the end of August as part of the first annual “Bras for a Cause” event. The show will feature dozens of altered and fabricated bras to raise money for the R.S. McLaughlin Durham Regional Cancer Centre’s Breast Cancer Clinic and its programs.

Anyone may create a piece using a whole spectrum of media and techniques. They can be hand crafted, sculpted, painted, quilted or embellished in any way, but must incorporate the front, sides and straps of the bra. They can be wearable or not. Prizes will be awarded for the top three entries and winners will be decided by the number of raffle tickets purchased for each bra.

“We’re really looking forward to seeing the wide range of entries, from artistic to elegant to just crazy,” said Meta4 co-owner Birgitta MacLeod. “My partners and I didn’t hesitate to get involved, as the event spotlights both art and women’s issues,” she added. Meta4 Contemporary Craft Gallery is owned by four women artists and features the work of approximately 100 artists living within 100 miles of Port Perry. The gallery is located in the heart of Port Perry at 200 Queen Street.

Bras for a Cause will premier at an opening reception on Thursday, August 30 at Meta4 Contemporary Craft Gallery. The colourful intimates will be on display at Meta4 through Labour Day weekend and later in September at the Oshawa Centre mall.

Deadline to submit your piece is August 24. Give a title to your design, include a short paragraph about it and be sure to attach a small label inside with your name. For more information, contact Meta4 Contemporary Craft Gallery at 905-985-1534 or the Gala of Hope office at 705-786-0507.

Media Contacts: Birgitta MacLeod,
Meta4 Contemporary Craft Gallery
Tel: 905-985-1534
Elizabeth (Betty) Lea
Gala of Hope
Tel: 705-786-0507

GENESIS: Land & Life (Jun 23-Sept 9)


An invitation from the MAGIC DOOR ART GALLERY & STUDIO
100 River Street. Sunderland ON (705) 357-1973 or 1-800-291-9204

SATURDAY, JUNE 23rd ( 2 – 5 pm)
June 23 – September 9, 2007

The pure aesthetics of colour, craftsmanship, form and movement mark a new beginning. Original impressions reveal the drama, solitude, humour, and beauty of constructed environments, nature, and life.

Featuring master works by five distinguished artists: Shelly BURKE, Michael Everett GLOVER, Mary HINTON, Ray PARTRIDGE & Sally WILDMAN.

At the same time as The Magic Door Gallery’s reception, just down the street, The Law Office Gallery (85 River Street) is holding an opening reception for their exhibition of work by artist Annaliise Luik.

All in all, it promises to be a great “creative” day … definitely worth the drive to Sunderland!!!

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Magic Door Gallery (Mar 10-Jun 10)

The Magic Door Art Gallery launches its 2007 season with ‘Timely Dimensions’, which includes an extension of Lewis Parker & Gerald Lazare’s ‘Huron Collection’ exhibition. The show will run from March 10th until June 10th, but please join us this Saturday, March 10th anytime between 4pm – 7:30pm for the Opening Reception. Featuring work by: Lynn Bishop, Christine Chown, John Pryce, Gerd Untermann, Mayta Markson, Francis Muscat, James Pronk, Margaret Rossiter, Debra Mondrow, Barbara Kraus, Reiner Arnold, Karen Sloan, and Ruth Luginbuehl.

We have co-ordinated our opening reception with another special event being held at the Law Office Gallery just down the street. At this location you will be captured by a variety of Beatles-inspired art by 21 local and international artists.

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From the Studios of …


Ontario Society of Artists: From the Studios of …
(Exhibition of works by OSA Members)

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 8, 6 – 8 p.m.

John B. Aird Gallery

Art in the Park

August 18 & 19, 2007…….10am – 5pm
Elgin Park, Uxbridge
Sponsored by Uxbridge & District Lions Club — “District A”

See for details

Sheila Maloney Showing

Kent Farndale Gallery, Port Perry Library
March 3 – 29, 2007

Opening March 3, 2007 1 – 4 pm

Selective Memory

By Sheila Maloney
A Show of Paintings
By Sheila Maloney

March 3-29, 2007

At the Kent Farndale Gallery

Scugog Library
231 Water St.
Port Perry, ON
Open Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10-6
Tuesday & Thursday 10-9
Saturrday 10-5