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SSAC: Art in Our Community Exhibition

The South Simcoe Arts Council's (SSAC) Art in Our Community Program presents an exhibition of work by Sarah Hawley from July 19th - October 11th, 2024 at the New Tecumseth Library - Memorial Branch in Alliston. This body of work will be on display on the main wall above the ramp just inside the library. The exhibition consists of a collection of photographs that were taken on a recent trip to London, England. The artist lived in London for a period of time while studying to get her Master's Degree in Fine Art. This trip was her first return to England after the COVID-19 pandemic. The imagery showcased in this exhibition is not about the many tourist attractions in London, but instead focuses on impressions that the city has left on the artist, her life and her art practice. Her artwork has always been based on patterns and repetition and this photographic body of work is a further exploration of this. For more information please visit the website: https://southsimcoeartscouncil.com/exhibits/sarah-hawley-jul-19-2024 

The New Tecumseth Library is located at 17 Victoria Street East in Alliston, Ontario, L9R 1V6. 

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2024 Benefactor Art Exchange
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The Annual Benefactor Event at the MacLaren Art Centre will take place on Thursday May 23rd, 2024 from 6:30 - 9:00 pm. A preview exhibition of the artwork up for loan in the exchange program will be on display in the Carnegie Room from May 3rd until the night of the event on May 23rd, 2024.

A meet the artists event will take place on the evening of May 16th from 6:00 to 7:00 pm.

The Benefactor Art Exchange is an event where members of the MacLaren, at the Benefactor membership level, can attend the event to select an artwork to take home on loan for a $1 a day or $365 a year with an option to purchase the artwork at the end of the loan period. Artists from across Ontario loan their artwork in support of this event. For more information about the program or the upcoming events please follow the link:

 

Benefactor Art Exchange

Location Address: 37 Mulcaster Street, Barrie, Ontario, Canada, L4M 3M2

2024 Textures
SPARK Selects Virtual Exhibition

The 2024 Themed Juried Exhibit "SPARK Selects" is an open call for photographers to submit to a juried exhibition, which is a part of the SPARK Photo Festival in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada that occurs every Spring. This year, the competition brought in 216 submissions of texture-themed images from photographers across Ontario. This exhibit is a collection of bonus images selected for recognition. There are thirty-two images in this virtual gallery that have been selected for the online exhibition. To view the exhibition please click the link below.

2024 Textures SPARK Selects Virtual Exhibition

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Inside & Out
SSAC: Art in Our Community Exhibition

The South Simcoe Arts Council's (SSAC) Art in Our Community Program presents an exhibition of work by Sarah Hawley from October 24th, 2023 - January 24th, 2024 at the Adjala Tosorontio Municipal Centre in Alliston. This body of work will be on display in the main foyer. The exhibition consists of a collection of photographs that are curated in response to the disconnect that exists between the office environment inside the building and the wide open countryside surrounding the outside of the municipal centre. The artist was struck by the jarring feeling generated by the two very different spaces inside and out. As a result, many of the photographs selected are shown as a pair, where one image relates to the office setting and the other is of the natural world. What is equally odd about this place is that the municipal centre is the site of this art exhibition, which is also out of place.

The Municipal Centre is located at 7855 30th Sideroad Adjala in Alliston, Ontario, L9R 1V1. The Centre is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Left Behind: Forgotten Objects of the Past

Left Behind: Forgotten Objects of the Past is an exhibition featuring a collection of photographs by Sarah Hawley. The exhibition is in the upstairs loft at the Museum on the Boyne, in Alliston and will be on view for three months, opening on the 27th of June until the end of September 2023. This exhibition has been made possible in collaboration with the Museum on the Boyne, the South Simcoe Arts Council (SSAC) and the SSAC program - Arts in Our Community (AiOC). 

This show is a site specific exhibition meant to reinforce the importance of small town historical establishments like the Museum on the Boyne that work to keep important stories from it's rich history alive. This space has influenced the image selection and intent of the exhibition. Left Behind: Forgotten Objects of the Past is meant to simulate stumbling across antiques in the attic that were once cherished that now sits collecting dust. Generating a sense of discovery or re-discovery, and producing a nostalgic experience for some and a educational opportunity for others is the main intent. Up in the loft, Sarah's exhibit will be accompanied by another photographer's exhibit along with other images and artifacts from the museum that are on permanent display in that space.

PLEASE NOTE: that these exhibitions on display are in the upstairs loft area of the museum's main building with limited access via a narrow staircase only (no elevator or other alternate access is available). For more information about the museum please visit: https://www.newtecumseth.ca/en/parks-recreation-and-culture/museum-on-the-boyne.aspx 

Location Address: 250 Fletcher Crescent, Alliston, Ontario, Canada, L9R 1M1

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Benefactor 2023 at the MacLaren Art Centre
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The Annual Benefactor Event at the MacLaren Art Centre will take place on Thursday April 27th, 2023 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm. A preview exhibition of the artwork up for loan in the exchange program will be on display in the Carnegie Room from April 8th until the night of the event on April 27th, 2023.

A meet the artists event will take place on the evening of April 14th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

The Benefactor Art Exchange is an event where members of the MacLaren, at the Benefactor membership level, can attend the event to select an artwork to take home on loan for a $1 a day or $365 a year with an option to purchase the artwork at the end of the loan period. Artists from across Ontario loan their artwork in support of this event. For more information about the program or the upcoming events please visit: https://maclarenart.com

Location Address: 37 Mulcaster Street, Barrie, Ontario, Canada, L4M 3M2

Sir Sam's Society Art Loan Program

The Orillia Museum of Art & History (OMAH) will be hosting their Sir Sam's Society Art Loan Program featuring artwork for loan made by a variety of local artists. The 2023 member selection event is Friday January 27th. The Sir Sam's Society Art Loan Program is an event where members of OMAH, renew their membership and can select an artwork to take home on loan for a $1 a day or $365 a year. For more information about the art loan program please visit the museum's website: https://www.orilliamuseum.org/sir-sams-society/

To see the artwork visit: 

https://www.orilliamuseum.org/2023-sir-sams-society-art-selection/

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Quiet Moments at the Bradford Library
An exhibition of photographs by Sarah Hawley will be on display at the Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library from October 21, 2022 to January 20, 2023. The theme throughout this collection of imagery is entitled "Quiet Moments", which felt appropriate given that the location of the work on view is in the quiet area on the second floor of the library. The photographs will be on display on the East Elevator wall on the 2nd floor. For more information such as the address and opening hours of the library, please see the links below:
https://bradford.library.on.ca/iguana/www.main.cls?surl=BWGDEV  


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SPARK Photo Festival Virtual Exhibition 2022
This year, SPARK Photo Festival had a record number of photographers and images entered and the judges had a very difficult task to narrow it down to just twenty-five for the print exhibit.
Due to the impressive number of entries (over 250 images!) organizers were pleased to share a Virtual Exhibit of “Judges’ Selects” with a gallery of images the judges determined also deserve recognition.
View the exhibit here. Click on the bridge image to see the online exhibit.
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Benefactor Fundraiser at the MacLaren Art Centre
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The MacLaren Art Centre will hold their annual Benefactor Art Exchange April 21st! The artwork available for this year's exchange will be exhibited in the Carnegie Room for public preview  with an opening event on April 1, 2022 at 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm and will be on exhibit until the evening of the Benefactor fundraising event on the 21st of April at 7:00 pm.

The Benefactor Art Exchange is an event where members of the MacLaren, at the Benefactor membership level, can attend the event to select an artwork to take home on loan for a $1 a day or $365 a year with an option to purchase the artwork at the end of the loan period. Artists from across Ontario loan their artwork in support of this event. For more information about the program or the upcoming events please visit: https://maclarenart.com

Address: 37 Mulcaster Street, Barrie, Ontario, Canada, L4M 3M2

SSAC: Art in Our Community Exhibition

The South Simcoe Arts Council's (SSAC) Art in Our Community Program presents an exhibition of work by Sarah Hawley from March 1 - June 1st 2022 at Matthews House Hospice in Alliston. This body of work will be on display in the lower foyer. The exhibition consists of a collection of photographs that contemplate time and how we place a value on certain moments in time. How do we sort through memories and place a value on them, deciding which moments are worth remembering and which ones can be forgotten?

UPDATE: This exhibition is now open and the artwork is on view from March 1 to June 1, 2022 at Matthew House Hospice 131 Wellington Street East, Alliston, Ontario. It is also available to view online at:  https://southsimcoeartscouncil.com/exhibits-events/arts-in-our-community-submissions-exhibits-purchase/sarah-hawley-mar-01-2022 

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Sir Sam's Society Art Loan Program
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The Orillia Museum of Art & History (OMAH) will be hosting their Sir Sam's Society Art Loan Program featuring artwork for loan made by a variety of local artists. The 2022 member selection event is January 8th. The Sir Sam's Society Art Loan Program is an event where members of OMAH, renew their membership and can select an artwork to take home on loan for a $1 a day or $365 a year. For more information about the art loan program please visit the museum's website: https://www.orilliamuseum.org/sir-sams-society/

UPDATE: In January 2022 due to the rise of COVID cases in Ontario this event was delayed and the gallery was closed. Arrangements were made so that parts of this event was available online. Please visit the website of the Orillia Museum of Art & History for more information.

To view the artwork available for loan in this event please see the video in the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGupCqzGQTM 

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Art Auction 2021

The MacLaren Art Centre will hold their annual Art Auction in November! This year  the auction will be a hybrid of events that exist online and in-person at the gallery. Artwork in the auction is from select artists and will be on exhibit in the Carnegie Room at the MacLaren Art Centre from November 12th - 20th, 2021. The bidding will take place online from the 12th -20th of November with a virtual ticket-only event for the final night of bidding on November 20th. Bidding will close at 7:00 pm. For more information about the events please visit the website: https://maclarenart.com/

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Carmichael Canadian Landscape Exhibition: Tradition Transformed
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The Orillia Museum of Art and History will exhibit the Carmichael Canadian Landscape Exhibition: Tradition Transformed from November 5th 2021 - January 22, 2022 with an opening reception scheduled from 1:00 - 3:00 pm on Saturday November 6th, 2021. The annual juried exhibition calls on artist from across the country to submit work that references Canadian Landscape and reflects on the various interpretations by these artists. This year the annual juried exhibit marks its 20th yearFor more information about the exhibition please visit the museum's website:

 https://www.orilliamuseum.org/project/carmichael-canadian-landscape-exhibition-tradition-transformed/

UPDATE: Due to the recent rise of COVID cases in Ontario the Carmichael Canadian Landscape Exhibition: Tradition Transformed and the gallery is closed. Some arrangements have been made so that parts of this exhibit will be available online. Please visit the website of the Orillia Museum of Art & History for more information.

SPARK Photo Festival Juried Exhibit 2021

This year the annual SPARK Photo Festival will take place during the month of September 2021. The Juried exhibition Nourish: To Eat, To Drink, To Enjoy will be a part of the activities and events held during the festival. The juried exhibit will feature the top 25 photographs selected by a panel of jurors. For more information about the festival please visit the festival website: 

 

https://www.sparkphotofestival.org/

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Professional Photographers of Canada Student Competition 2021

The Professional Photographer of Canada (PPOC) will hold their annual competition February 20 - 23, 2021 and the judging will be broadcast live from the PPOC public Facebook page.  The competition is open to professional members and students. For more information see the PPOC website. 

 

https://www.ppoc.ca/

The Big + Little Art Show & Sale

The Big and Little Art Show and Sale is a group exhibition from January 7 - 31, 2021 at be contemporary gallery in Innisfil, Ontario. The exhibition features artist working in painting, photography, illustrations, drawings, textile (fabric) arts, sculpture, pottery, wood-working, jewelry, and print-making.

Gallery Hours for 2021:

Wednesday to Saturday 11 am - 4 pm, Sundays by appointment

Address:

7869 Yonge Street

Innisfil, ON

L9S 3Y3

For more information visit www.becontemporarygallery.com 

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2020 Off the Hook Art Auction 
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This year the auction at the MacLaren Art Centre will look a bit different.

A 2-week exhibition of artwork in a range of styles from regional artists, which can be viewed online or in-person. 7 days to bid virtually online from anywhere at anytime between November 23-27, 2020 with FREE admission using the Givergy app.

Exhibition viewing from November 16-27

Virtual bidding November 23-27

 

Closing night virtual event November 27

A link to the online auction will be available soon

https://maclarenart.com/event/art-auction-online/?fbclid=IwAR3lxSAYuVlARp5QwdCni0AnBWw54ATiDmoHx8QUwKMruRB243CXU1xTzKY 

2020 Benefactor Art Exchange 

The MacLaren Art Centre will hold their annual Benefactor Art Exchange April 2nd! The artwork available for this year's exchange will be exhibited in the Carnegie Room in March. A free tour of artwork highlights will take place before the event. The Benefactor Art Exchange is an event where members of the MacLaren, at the Benefactor membership level, can attend the event to select an artwork to take home on loan for a $1 a day or $365 a year. Artists from across Ontario loan their artwork in support of this event. More information coming soon. For more information visit: https://maclarenart.com/product/benefactor/

Address: 37 Mulcaster Street, Barrie, Ontario, Canada, L4M 3M2

***This event has been rescheduled due to COVID-19 & more information will be posted soon***

Update

The preview of the artwork has been posted online and Benefactor members will be contacted to make an artwork selection.

It's time for the annual Off The Hook Si
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The Northern Appeal: Issue 7

 The latest issue of The Northern Appeal is now available! The Northern Appeal is a biannual, non-profit, literary journal native to the Simcoe County and Muskoka region of Ontario. Founded by Victoria Butler and Will Crosson, the journal showcases poetry, short stories, photography and artwork from Northern Ontarian artists and writers. Issue 7 of The Northern Appeal is coming on sale now. There are two photographs by Sarah Hawley featured in the latest issue, along with the works of many other talented artists. These works include photography, short stories, poetry and more. 

For more information visit: http://www.thenorthernappeal.com/

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