Friday, September 30, 2011

Dwayne Wanner at Greenwood Gallery

Dwayne Wanner is having a show at Greenwood gallery in Guelph, Ontario

Thursday, September 22, 2011

News from Marie France Gosselin

The Salon des métiers d'arts is coming again this year. If you’ve never been, it’s a must. For the last few years, a group of us have been going to the salon by train which has been a lot of fun. This craft show is one of the best one in the country and it's free.

I have rented a coach-style bus to take us to Montreal, The bus will leave Ottawa – three locations (the Ikea parking lot, Perkins restaurant near St Laurent Shopping centre and Exit #51 on the 417).

We would leave Ottawa (west end location) around 7:30- 8 am (details to be confirmed) and would be at the Place Bonaventure right at opening at 11 am. The return bus would then leave at Montreal at 6pm. For those who are into serious shopping, Place Bonaventure is also only one block from Ste-Catherine Street. It is an excellent time to start the Xmas shopping.

The Salon des métiers d'arts is one of the best artisan shows in the country. The quality of the work is exceptional. There’s jewelry, fibre arts, clothes, ceramics and much much more. :
Date: Monday, December 5 (Monday is a good day to go to the Salon. This the first Monday of the show which is always good!)

Cost: $40 for the bus. The show is free. Yippee!

If you are interested, please contact me.(

Do not hesitate as the bus is already more than half-full. You’ll have a great day.


Dear Friends,

It is with regret that I resign from my post as Co-curator of Synthesis II. There is a lot of illness in my personal life and at this time I need to place my focus here at home.

I thank everyone who has so generously helped me along the way and I am sorry that this situation is going to take much longer to resolve than I first thought.

This too shall pass.

Cathy Breedyk Law

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Mary Pal to be featured in People and Portraits book

Mary Pal is pleased to report she has been invited to be one of the featured artists in Art Quilt Portfolio: People and Portraits, an upcoming book by Martha Sielman, to be published by Lark Books.

(Photo is a detail from Nereids, 25 x 52 inches)

Monday, September 19, 2011

Paul Leger's work to be in "Quilts by Men" Show

Paul was invited to participate in a Quilts by Men show, an exhibition that focuses on quilts designed and created by men. The show is
hosted by the Copper Shade Tree, an American fine craft gallery in Round Top, Texas. The show is held from October 26th to
November 20th, 2011.

After receiving the invitation Paul says "I considered a few designs and decided to make a smaller version of my Around the Block quilt but as the
quilt progressed I was not crazy of the dimensions I had chosen and decided to submit the original quilt and my Pixel quilt."

The show will run in conjunction with The International Quilt Festival in Houston and the opening of Karey Bresenhan’s, Texas Quilt
Museum in La Grange. Limousine tours from Houston to La Grange during the weeks of Market and Festival will be available. The
gallery is a scheduled stop during the tours.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Exciting New Show of Lynne Morin's Artwork in Almonte, ON

You are invited to view this exciting show of Lynne's new mixed media artwork which will appear at the Mississippi Mills Administration Building Chamber Gallery in September and at the Almonte Library Corridor Gallery in October, 2011,

Her larger pieces feature beautiful acrylic portraits on cotton cleverly embellished with fabrics and interesting yarns. Smaller more abstract pieces use fabric and yarn in a form that will invite your imagination to find it's own meaning. Lynne has been working and studying for years to perfect her craft and brings a rich experience to her work.

The Mississippi Mills Administration Building is located at 3131 Old Perth Rd on the outskirts of Almonte and is open from 9:00 to 4:30, Monday to Friday. The Almonte Library is located in central Almonte at 155 High St, adjacent to the Beer Store and is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 10:00 to 8:30, Friday 10:00 to 6:00 and Saturday 10:00 to 4:00. Generous free parking is available at both locations.

Don't miss this opportunity to view this interesting and varied mixed media show. All pieces are available for sale.