Spring! For Art!!

It’s so wonderful that Spring has finally come to the Region of Waterloo!!  As you’re clearing away the last vestiges of nasty frozen weather, and are contemplating your celebrations of the warmer weather, I strongly suggest celebrating with art!

As Mother Nature is taking care of transforming our exterior environments…. Our local artists (Myself Included!) are providing offerings that can help refresh your interior environments with amazing beauty and colour and wonderfulness!!!

It all starts this coming weekend…………….

There are 2 events on Friday evening (April 27), and I happy to say my tree paintings will be part of both!

My solo show, Expressions of TreeQuility, opens in Cambridge!


I’ll be attending the ‘Expressions of TreeCentricity’… Hope to see you there!!!


Button Factory Arts is presenting their stellar fundraising event, OOTLA!  (Friday, April 27) This promises to be an amazing evening of entertainment and art!  I have donated one of my very special tree paintings, UmBrOaken Silence (40 x 30)  to be auctioned off… with the minimum bid set at only $400.00!

UmBrOaken Silence

Sadly, I won’t be able to attend this event….it’s going to be amazing!


There are also 2 events happening on Friday, May 4!

The Art District Gallery (185 King St. E., in Kitchener) is presenting their May show’s opening reception on May 4 from 5 to 9pm.


Oh…that’s right….I’ll have two of my tree paintings in this show!!!

Autumn Branchesprnt
Pre-Flight Pavilion Party
About to Sprout

I’ll be attending… Hope to see you there!!!


As well, Art$Pay is presenting their Rock, Paper, Scissors Show on both Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5 in Cambridge!

Opening Reception – Friday May 4 from 5 – 9 pm
Show Continues – Saturday May 5 from 11 – 4 pm
Teardown – Saturday May 5 after 4 pm & includes sold-art pickup

40 Main Street, Galt – Cambridge

In time for Mother’s and Father’s Day! A special juried show & sale of ArtsPay members’ original artwork which include paper, metal, rock, stone, cement, fiber, glass, clay and any combination of those medium!
Exhibition juried by Chérie Fawcett, Independent Artist and Curator.

I won’t be attending this event, but from my own personal experience, ArtsPay events are always fantastic productions!!!!


There’s an especially  wonderful open studio event and sale at Globe Studios on Friday, May 11!

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I won’t be a participating artist, but I hope to make it out to see this amazing explosion of art!

And lastly…. but not leastly…..  on Friday, May 25, there’s my own pop-up art show….The Ferrari 500…….. Affordable Excellence!


I’m so excited about this event – Hope to see you there!!!


For a more comprehensive listing of the visual arts events that are going on in the Waterloo Region this Spring, please check out the Art$Pay website calendar!!  WooHoo!!!!



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Spooked by Triskaidekaphobia???

Does the fear of the number 13 affect you??  Hopefully not!

The Ferrari 500 is an art show popping up this coming Friday the 13 – and it’s less than 2 weeks away!  The only scary part is the possibility that you’ll miss out and forget to come… so mark your calendars!


It’s really nothing to be scared of – especially since it’s going to be sooooo much fun and a feast for the eyes!

• 17 very friendly, approachable, and un-scary local artists will in be attendance, showing their awesome original art, and they all will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have.

• All of the amazing art for sale is decidedly affordable, as every item for sale at our event will be priced at the un-scary price of $500.00 OR less!

• Way-Cool Door Prizes!!  Each person coming to the Ferrari 500 will be given a door prize ticket, and you will get to choose your chance from a wide array of donated art, gift certificates, etc. (donated by our artists!)  Believe! Believe in the power and luck of the number 13, and you could be coming home with a wonderful door prize!  Believe!

• Making our community a bit stronger is surely a non-scary and joyful thing to do…  Did you know that 10% of any purchase you make will be donated by the artist to The Working Centre, a Kitchener institution that is making a difference in our community!

• A New Signature Cocktail:  The Formula One!
This pineapple juice and moonshine concoction was crafted by Terry Gibson of Moondance Whiskeys, our event’s provider of spirits!  No, not the scary kind of spirits… it’s OK!  In additional to the tasty Formula One, Terry with be serving up his special selections of wine and beer.

Formula One 970

Developed with rising star Ben Murphy of Murphy’s Law Distillery, Elmira, Ontario, Moondance is a double distilled, triple charcoal filtered corn mash spirit, historically known as Moonshine, the first offering of its type made in Canada using traditional recipes originating from 17th Century Midlands England and further refined in the Hills of West Virginia, USA.

•  Yummy Snacks!
Our 17 artists will also be providing their own signature snacks for the evening.  How can that be scary?!  Nom nom nom!

Friday the 13th?  It’s really a lucky day, with the power to change your life.
Just imagine, you come out to our event in the energizing space of Communitech’s Area 151 Hub, make some new friends with artists, fall in love with a painting, and by purchasing it, you strengthen a worthy community organization (The Working Centre), and bring some visual joy to your home – very lucky indeed!!!

Where:       Communitech, 151 Charles St. W, Kitchener
When:         Friday, October 13, 2017,  from 5:00pm to 9:00pm

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