First Annual Juried Exhibition
October 1 to 26 2012
As part of our 5th Anniversary Celebration we held our First Annual Juried Exhibition which was a very exciting event for our Members. The Juried Exhibition Committee consisted of Uta Strelive, Mary Helm,
Carolyn Keating, Melanie Morel, Denis Hopkins, Dawn Cottrill and Beryl Dawson.
Jurors were Paul Morin, Wesley Bates and Carolyn Riddell who acted on behalf of Joanne Poluch who was side-lined because of a car accident.
There were two categories: The first was Fine Art which included all painting and Original Print Making
The second was Mixed Media..which included glass, carving, ceramic/pottery, jewelry, textile/fibre, photography, sculpture etc. We were delighted to have 149 entries. From those the Jurors chose 66 pieces. The show was most professionally hung by Members Jacqueline Tate, Andrea Rhodes-Cass, and Lynn Coutts.
There were three prizes for each category plus a People's Choice Award.
Sponsors of Prizes were : Butcher Fine Furniture, Hillsburgh; Elora Arts Council; Joanne Poluch of Remarque Art Consulting, Guelph; Knapp's Country Market, Guelph; Meridian Credit Union, Guelph and Fergus. The People's Choice Award was a Membership in Wellington Artists' Gallery and Art Centre and a display space for a month as Guest Artist.
Fine Art Category:
1st Prize - $200 - Don Kilby - Acrylic - 'Working the Back Field'
2nd Prize - $150 - Peter Marshall - Acrylic - 'Guardians on Station Street'
3rd Prize - $100 - Heather Wadsworth - oil - 'Kate'
Mixed Media Category:
|1st Prize - $200 - Roxann Blazetich - Ozols - Jewelry - 'Art Nouveau Peacock'||2nd Prize - $150 - David Bishop - Photography - 'Thedford House'||3rd Prize - $100 - Rosalinde Baumgartner - Sculpture - 'Iron Woman'|
People's Choice Award - Membership in Wellington Artists' Gallery and Art Centre and a display space fora month as Guest Artist - Uta Strelive - 'Spring Again - Blackburian Warbler'
Third Prize - Mixed Media
Sculpture - Iron Woman|
People's Choice Award
Carving - Blackurian Warbler
List of Successful Entrants
|Name of Artist||Name of Piece||Awards|
|Alan Norsworthy||Sunlight Through the Pines|
|Antonina Gladkova||Summer Meadow|
|Bob Northway||View from the Mill|
|Carol Hughes||Begonia By The window|
|Constance Noyle||Grey Owl|
|Cynnocence Kaufman||Fun House|
|David Bishop||Thedford House||Winner - 2nd Prize - Mixed Media|
|David Bishop||Movement in the Grasses|
|Denice Oliver||Grazing Grey|
|Denis Hopkins||Pears, Apple and Cherries|
|Denis Hopkins||River Landscape|
|Don Kilby||Working the Back Field||Winner- 1st Prize - Fine Art|
|Doris Billing||From a Distance|
|Elle How||Mystic Earth|
|Hannah Wallace Lund||Sam Goes to Mars|
|Heather Wadsworth||Kate||Winner - 3rd Prize -Fine Art|
|JacquelineVeltri||Spirit Softly Soaring|
|JacquelineVeltri||A Moment in Time|
|Jacqueline Tate||Tulip Bowl|
|Jan Zimmerman||A Fine Summer Day|
|Janet Simmons Sweet||Into the Abyss|
|Joan Hug-Valeriote||Underground Railroad|
|Joan Hug-Valeriote||Lily Pads|
|Joseph Lam||Log Cabin|
|Judy French||Reflections near Skerryvore|
|Kim Johnston||Fairyland Lighthouse|
|Larry Lawrence||Billy & Benny|
|Laurie Stevenson Bullock||Ruby Princess (set)|
|Laurie Stevenson Bullock||Clematis|
|Manuela Marshall||Sea Fans|
|Marg Peter||Lucie the Rooster|
|Marlene Jofriet||Night Reflections|| |
|Mary Ann Helmond||Queen of Sheba|
|Mary Ann Helmond||Jackson Pollock|
|Mary Kroetsch||Little Girl Blue|
|Mary Kroetsch||Face #1|
|Melanie Morel||Golden Hearts|
|Monica Burnside||Journey Through Elora Gorge|
|Nola McConnan||Windy Day|
|Norma J Lee||Winter Walk|
|Pat Armstrong||Water Lily|
|Pat Armstrong||Blanket Flower|
|Peter Marshall||Guardians on Station Street||Winner - 2nd Prize - Fine Art|
|Robin Hamel||Sunny with a Chance of Showers|
|Rosalinde Baumgartner||Iron Woman||Winner - 3rd Prize - Mixed Media|
|Roxann Blazetich-Ozols||Albino 2 Necklace|
|Roxann Blazetich-Ozols||Art Nouveau Peacock||Winner- 1st Prize- Mixed Media|
|Shelley Newman||Sunset 407|
|Sheryl L Teasell||Heritage Hollyhocks|
|Stephen Ferris||At the Market|
|Sylvia Galbraith||Sea Glass|
|Thea Jansen||Lean On Me|
|Thea Jansen||Machu Picchu|
|Thiffany B Wilmouth||orange red and yellow|
|Uta Strelive||Spring Again' Blackburian Warbler||Winner - People's Choice Award|
|Valerie Becking||The Shield of Protection|
|William Band||Still Working|
|William Band||Eileen Donan Castle|
Our Fifth AnniversaryThe Opening of our Fifth Season is Saturday April 28, 2012. The Gallery will open as usual at 10:00 a.m. with the Opening Ceremony at 3:00 p.m. This is a milestone Season..our fifth anniversary. To celebrate we are presenting a most interesting program throughout the season.
Our Season Finale - Deck Your Walls with Art of BeautyWe will be presenting our Season Finale, Deck Your Walls with Art of Beauty, from Oct 30 to Nov 10. Opening Reception is Sunday Nov. 4 from 2-4 p.m. Come, visit and linger a while; enjoy some hot cinnamon cider and cookies and join in this three event celebration as we wind down the Season of our 5th Anniversary.
This is traditionally our Christmas Show and Sale of fine, one of a kind, gift items whether they be paintings, prints, textile, pottery, glass/ceramics, sculpture, photography or carving. Our new Sculpture Park will continue to entrance you. Guest Artist Judy French will be exhibiting a quantity of first time shown new pieces in acrylic, many resulting from plein air painting experiences. Our fabulous jewelry show , ‘All That Glitters’ staged by Daria Love, Laurie Stevenson Bullock and Maureen Sims continues until our closing. Here you will find exquisite pieces of hand crafted sterling silver, chain maille, re-purposed silverplate and semi precious stones. We have had an exceptionally satisfying season and we are delighted to end it on this high note. You will not be disappointed.
ALL THAT GLITTERS‘All That Glitters’ is a show and sale of the finest quality handcrafted jewelry - the work of three of our Members. They are Daria Love, Laurie Stevenson Bullock and Maureen Sims. All three craft original unique designs into exquisite pieces of fine jewelry. Daria focuses on the primitive beauty of semi-precious stones , the elegance of freshwater pearls, dazzling vintage beads, sterling silver and sterling silver chain maille. Laurie works primarily with sterling silver from which she creates shape and form without the use of molds. Into these intricate designs she incorporates semi-precious stones to create stunning pieces of one-of-a-kind jewelry. Her latest focus is transitioning silver family heirlooms into pieces of wearable art. Maureen combines wax carvings and castings of natural objects with precious and semi-precious stones. By mixing different metals like gold and silver or silver and copper she produces fashionable, distinctive pieces of fine jewelry. This is an exhibition for those who appreciate design, uniqueness and quality in fine jewelry. It is timely for early Christmas shopping. Each artist is also prepared to help you design that special one-of-a kind piece which you want as your personal signature piece different from all the rest. This show runs from Oct 13 to Nov 10. The Opening Reception is Saturday Oct 13 from 2 to 4 p.m. Refreshments.
Culture Days' Program for KidsWellington Artists’ Gallery, 6142 Wellington Rd 29, RR4 Fergus, is calling all kids to take part in its Culture Days’ Program, Sunday, Sept 30 from 2 -4 p.m. Let’s get creative, paint a rock or a treasure box to take home, help paint a mural; try out oil pastels; can you find all the sculptures?; stroll through the woods and do some sketching; draw the running man; see if you can find your way through the chalk maze. Lots of fun for everyone and there are PRIZES.