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December 7 - 9, 2012
Lindsay Anderson, Karie Andre, Hana Balaban-Pommier, Barbara Banfield. Celia Brandao, Alison Brannen, Fran Brownley, Susan Card, Kumiko Claros, Chari Cohen, Aneela Dias-D’Sousa, Sandi Dunkleman, Karen Franzen, Beth Guthrie, Pauline Harman, Lynn Heath, Debra Hillier, Deborah Johnston,Yumiko Katsuya, Shaun Kelly, Renee Kleiman, Katherine Laco, Anne Leekham, Kris Magidsohn, Heidi McKenzie, Patrick Mok, Alice Montgomery, Gerri Orwin, Eudora Pendergrast, Filipa Pimentel, William Raymond, Joan Spears, Betty Walter, Lillian Wu, Cheryl Wyre
Opening Reception: Friday Decemner 7, 6pm-8pm
Toronto Potters will hold its annual Winter Show and Sale at ARTA Gallery in the Distillery Historic District on December 7, 8 and 9, during the Toronto Christmas Market. Choose the perfect holiday gift, or a piece just for yourself, from a variety of functional, decorative and sculptural ceramics, created lovingly by hand by talented local artists.
You are also invited to meet the artists themselves at an opening reception on Friday, December 7th, from 6-8 pm.
Founded in 1979, Toronto Potters is a non-profit association of approximately 65 members who show their work at annual shows and biennial juried exhibitions, as well as on a website (www.torontopotters.com).
Toronto Potters holds monthly meetings, open to the public, featuring outstanding guest speakers on ceramic techniques and practices. Visit the Toronto Potters website for a schedule of events and speakers, as well as copies of its quarterly newsletter.
November 28 - December 16, 2012
SW Austin, Greg Benz, Marilyn Blumer Cochrane, Sharon Barr, Michael Brown, David Brown, Bob Carnie, Jacques Clément,Tania Guzmán, Adriana Joshua, Salomon Khammi, Olga Kotova, Marina Hanacek, Jayne Libby Sims, Steve Levinson, Carolanne Maclean, Despina Moschos, Sassan Nassiri, Laura Patterson, Aaron Robbins, Rob Saley, Momcilo Simic, Ivo Stoyanov, Mojan Taheri, Karen Taylor, Mei Zi
Opening Reception: Thursday November 29, 6pm - 8pm
Join us at Arta Gallery for the 10th Annual Holiday Show
featuring art works by our very talented local artists in variety of styles and genres including abstract paintings, mixed media, figure drawing, contemporary photography and sculpture.
Live music by Canadian jazz pianist Norman Amadio
TORONTO CHRISTMAS MARKET at the Distillery District
November 30 - December 16
Embrace the Christmas spirit in true authentic European style on the cobblestone laneways of The Distillery. Enjoy a glass of warm mulled wine, say "Hello" to the Christmas Angel, visit the vendors and shops, listen to the carols and ask Santa for your holiday wishes this year. For more information visit
Happy Holidays from all of us at Arta Gallery
November 21 - 26, 2012
A group of show of local and international artists.
November 7 - 20, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday November 9, 5-9PM
Photographs by Steve Levinson
"Levinson has used his camera as cameras often want to be used: as creators of dreamscapes, as traps for fugitive weathers and atmospheres we can hardly see, but only sense."
Hello! I have been finding that, in my opinion, much of contemporary photography, despite brilliance in composition or technique, presents an air of posed artificiality and pretentiousness, as if the artist is trying too hard to be taken seriously.
I have always taken a different approach. My images are candid. I capture moments spontaneously, as they occur, with little or no prior planning. The result is that my images rarely develop within a specific theme; any thematic element is provided by the technique of shooting itself. Many viewers have called my images honest or sincere, and I consider this a tremendous compliment.
With the exception of some color enhancement or correction, the images in Outer Beauty have been produced without major digital manipulation, special effects, double exposures, sandwiching, or the use of special filters. My images show events that come to light right in front of us every day. Many are printed on water color paper, and create a highly atmospheric mood.
I would be privileged if you would take the time to visit my Exhibit at Arta, and I hope that at least some of my images will provide you with a feeling of pleasure, interest, curiosity, or wonder.
Thanks so much
October 19 - November 6, 2012
Collection of artworks from gallery regulars and a few new additions.
October 17 - 19, 2012
Opening Reception: Thursday October 18,7 - 10:00PM
October 2 - 15, 2012
Eleanor Brownridge, Lenore Burton, Bryan Davies, Louis Davies, Janie Grice, Ellie Lagrandeur, Miro Omes, Dar West
Opening Reception: Thursday October 4, 5:30 - 9:30PM
Art Array is a collective of eight fine artists originating on the southern shore of Georgian Bay. From the wealth of talent in the region, the group emerged as a singularly top-quality entity. They launched their first group show at The Arts Centre in Collingwood, Ontario in 2010 to excellent reviews. By request of the Arts Centre, Art Array created an entirely new show for the month of August 2011. Success followed quickly with an invitation to show at Art Square in Toronto. The group comprises glass artist Eleanor Brownridge; painters Miro Omes, Ellie Lagrandeur, Louis Davies, Janie Grice and Dar West; and photographic artists Lenore Burton and Bryan Davies. Each artist is steeped in a unique genre, giving Art Array a wide appeal among art lovers. Today, Art Array’s base has expanded to Toronto, Oakville and Sudbury, and even to the U.S., where an ambitious exhibition is planned for 2013. Art Array at Arta Gallery Arta Gallery presents the eight artists of Art Array in a group show the first two weeks of October. Paintings, photographic images and glass works comprise the enchanting display. One will see echoes of the group’s Georgian Bay origins, but beyond that, the group’s influences include world travels, First Nations culture, and expressionistic modalities.
Art Array is a collective of eight fine artists originating on the southern shore of Georgian Bay. From the wealth of talent in the region, the group emerged as a singularly top-quality entity. They launched their first group show at The Arts Centre in Collingwood, Ontario in 2010 to excellent reviews.
By request of the Arts Centre, Art Array created an entirely new show for the month of August 2011. Success followed quickly with an invitation to show at Art Square in Toronto.
The group comprises glass artist Eleanor Brownridge; painters Miro Omes, Ellie Lagrandeur, Louis Davies, Janie Grice and Dar West; and photographic artists Lenore Burton and Bryan Davies. Each artist is steeped in a unique genre, giving Art Array a wide appeal among art lovers.
Today, Art Array’s base has expanded to Toronto, Oakville and Sudbury, and even to the U.S., where an ambitious exhibition is planned for 2013.
Art Array at Arta Gallery
Arta Gallery presents the eight artists of Art Array in a group show the first two weeks of October. Paintings, photographic images and glass works comprise the enchanting display. One will see echoes of the group’s Georgian Bay origins, but beyond that, the group’s influences include world travels, First Nations culture, and expressionistic modalities.
September 29 - 30, 2012
Opening Reception: Saturday September 29, 7:03 PM - 3:00AM
Curated by Fay Athari and Thom Sokoloski
Please join us on Saturday September 29, 7:03PM to 3:00AM for a free all-night contemporary art event.
Takin Aghdashloo - Tehran Dance (2012)
"Tehran Dance" is a 1991 found video footage of a wedding party in Tehran, Iran. Juxtaposing the modern and the traditional, the sexually segregated religious guests are entertained by a group of young Iranian break-dancers. The video depicts an image of the divided social values in the post-revolution, post Iran-Iraq war Iranian society.
Anahita Azrahimi - Dancing in my bedroom
A grieving mother whose whole being gets stuck in a room of treasured belongings of her dead son. Her soul lingers and dances around the memories as long as she will remember.
Dancing in my Bedroom is choreographed and performed by Olga Barrios based on a poem, in the bedroom, by Charles Smith.
Haleh Jamali and Monica De Ioanni - Table
The piece consists of Haleh and Monica seated casually at a table chatting together. The video is silent and the content of their chat a mystery. However, there are subtitles in each version of this video, written by two different writers, Mary Paulson-Ellis and Jaimie Macdonald. The writers were invited to investigate and develop their own unique version of their conversation based on symbolic clues in the video.
Semco Salehi - Pahlavan va Hamsarash
"Pahlevan and his wife" is a vivid representation of the experience of many immigrants, who live an insular existence by only following the culture and traditions they left behind. Despite living in a new country, they choose not to embrace its culture and customs. These immigrants generally transmute into individualistic.
antisocial entities who live inside their small diaspora, and, indeed invent a virtual intimacy in order to conceal the communication obstacles.
Tatiana Jennings - "And when I look in his eyes, it is not his eyes that I see"
Video installation/performance "And when I look in his eyes, it is not his eyes that I see" plays with side effects of image taking : objectification, disassociation and the transition from private to public, from alive to inanimate. The work is inspired by Man Ray's film The Starfish and the work of Marcel Duchamp. True to Dadaist form this work doesn't attempt to make any sense at all.
Visual artist include: Madison Leeson, Heather Elizabeth Hughes, Arturo Herrera, Jonny Silver
September 15 - 28, 2012
Group show of gallery artists.
August 30 - September 11, 2012
A group show of local artists and from other parts of the world.
There will be display of paintings, sculptures, mixed media, photographs, and ceramics.
August 25 - 29, 2012
Peter Colbert, Ivo Stoyanov, SW Austin, Paul Garbett, Jayne Libby Sims
Showing gallery artists
August 23 - 25, 2012
Mehdi Pourian, Graphic designer
Opening Reception: Thursday August 23, 6-9pm
I highly value the art of poetry and in particular Persian poetry has a delicacy to it which has always given me visionary illustrations. Creating this collection took more than three years and each of my artwork is a symbol of poetry interpretation.
When creating my artwork, I have found my motivation from the classical and modern poets of Iran such as Hafiz, Saadi, Nima Youshij, Ahmad Shamloo, Forogh Farrokhzad, Akhavan Sales, Sohrab Sepehri and alike.
I intended to demonstrate the invisible meaning of Persian Poetry which is to say connecting beyond words. Whether or not I have accomplished it, I’m not sure. Perhaps I’m still pursuing my goal and maybe one day I will make my dream of visualizing the poetry into reality using a fresh perspective and techniques.
برای من شعر ، ناب ترین هنر است . شعر فارسی با ظرفیت زیانی بسیار بالایش ، همواره برای من صحنه ی تصویرسازی ذهنی بود .
برای ساختن این مجموعه که هر کدام از آنها با نقب زدن به معنای درونی و نهفته در شعر ، مقدور شده است ، بیش از سه سال وقت صرف کرده ام .
طراحی پوسترهای این نمایشگاه با نگاه و انتخاب از اشعار شاعران کلاسیک و نوپرداز شعر فارسی از حافظ و سعدی تا نیما یوشیج ، احمد شاملو ، فروغ فرخزاد ، اخوان ثالث و سهراب سپهری و … انجام شده است .
رسیدن به درونی ترین لایه های معنایی شعر فارسی و به تصویر کشیدن آن ، هدفی بود که به دنبال آن بودم و گویا خواهم بود ! شاید در آینده ، با نگاه و یا تکنیک دیگر .
August 9 - 22, 2012
Cem Basarir, Marilyn Blumer Cochrane, Peter Colbert,Sandra Duba, Vineeta Hakimi, Marina Hanacek, Claus Heinecke, Elsha Leventis, Hajar Moradi, Jayne Libby Sims, Ivo Stoyanov
Our Annual Summer group show featuring fine art by the local and international artists.
August 2 - 8, 2012
David Marshak, Rob Saley, Vince de Vita, Peter Colbert, Mouna Ikhlassy, Leah Landau, Ivo Stoyanov, Tania Guzman, Mrilyn Blumer Cochrane, Richard Brighling, Sassan Nassiri
A group exhibition of contemporary art.
By Vince De Vita (1890s - 1973)
July 17 - August 1, 2012
Marilyn Blumer Cochrane, Paul Garbett, Steve Gordon, Tania Guzman, Marina Hanacek, Mouna Ikhlassy, Leah Landau, James Lane, David Marshak, Sassan Nassiri, Lydia Panart, Madeleine Roske, Semco Salehi, Jayne Libby Sims, George Szabo, Julita Wolanska, Tooran Zandieh
Opening Reception: Thursday July19, 6-8PM
Creating art is an act of self expression influenced by one's experiences, shaped by imagination and imagination is what is real.
The exhibition activates your imagination, prompting you to take a second and third look in order to fully see what the art represents.
Opening reception Thursday July 19, 6-8pm
Artists in attendance, wine, cheese will be served
July 4 - 10, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday July 6, 6-9PM
Depicting a major part of North American cultural history, Blake has focused on recreating the cowboys of the 1800’s.
June 18 - July 15, 2012
Ivo Stoyanov, Peter Colbert, Elizabeth Hardinge,claus heinecke, Sw Austin, David Marshak, Paul Mantrop, Gordon Kemp, George Szabo, Vince de Vita, Hoang Phuong Vy
Eclectic style of artworks by local and international artists.
June 5 - 21, 2012
Lim Khim Katy, Kyee Myintt Saw, Than Kyaw Htay, Khin Zaw Latt, S. Moe Z., Nguyen Kim Quang, Ha Tri Hieu, Ngo Van Sac, Nguyen Quang Minh, Nann Nann, Pen Robit, Dinh Thi Tham Poong, Hoang Phuong Vy, Vu Huong Quynh, Vu Thu Hien
Opening Reception: Thursday June 7, 6-9pm,
Featuring recent works by 15 emerging and mid-career artists living in Southeast Asia, this group show provides Canadians with a unique window onto the exciting local art scenes of this dynamic region.
Interest in Asian contemporary art has exploded over the last few years in the international art capitals of the world. The East Gallery, the only gallery in Toronto that focuses exclusively on this segment, celebrates its first anniversary with this group show.
For further information about the East Gallery and the artists we represent, please go to our website or contact Andrew FitzGerald at:
May 15 - June 3, 2012
Struan, Bob Carnie, Ana Çop, Kevin Kelly, Frank Desgagnés, Christian Fleury, Jeff Hewitt, Salina Kassam, Juris Kornets, Elaine Ling, Don Newlands, Laura Patterson, Maureen O’Connor, Matthew Plexman, Nicolette Potter, Ned Pratt, Robert Sprachman, Russell Monk
Opening Reception: Wednesday May 16, 6 - 9PM
Riding the next wave after successful SNAP! auction, Photo Editor, Dolores Gubasta//KlixPix is back with another stimulating show of emerging and well established photographers. Many are commercial shooters who are setting their sights on the fine art world. Personal work is the juice that keeps them fresh. Images from Newfoundland to the Yukon are sure to delight.
Trailer with a Red Stripe
May 8 - 11, 2012
Opening Reception: Tuesday May 8, 6-10PM
Bob Carnie is a local photographic printmaker who works with international photographic shows.
This series of work is solarised negatives to silver prints, and document societies throw away items.
May 8 - 11, 2012
Opening Reception: Tuesday May 8, 6-10PM
"Over the last couple of years I have been making "daylight' portraits of my neighbours and people who pass through my life - in the courtyard of my house that is on the outskirts of San Miguel de Allende in central Mexico.
My subjects were almost kind and generous, allowing me to fit them into my visions of who they I thought they were and the mystery that is Mexico - a mysteriousness that to me seems to seep from the country, it's past and the very pores of it's people."
Neighborly Portraits in Mexico
Article from The New Times
OVERALL WINNER - EDITORIAL PORTRAITS - Photo District News
May 1 - 7, 2012
2012 Grads of the Applied Photography Program and Sheridan college
It’s the first and only even prime number. The strands that compose human DNA. It represents pluralism, dualism, hands, feet, ears, eyes, lungs. Giving and taking, up and down, Good and Evil, Yin and Yang. Black and white. It’s the loneliest number since the number one. It’s the minimum GPA required to graduate and be included in the culminating gallery of the last diploma recipients from Sheridan College’s renowned Applied Photography program. Its two years.
April 22 - 27, 2012
Opening Reception: Sunday April 22, 6:30-10
Please join us for an Opening Reception and preview of the Bulgarian Paintings and Photography Arts exhibit as part of the Bulgarian Arts Festival at 6:30p.m. followed by ART CLASH Performance Art Competition created by PetriART Promotions with the participation of talented aspiring artists from Bulgarian and other backgrounds.
For info on each artist participating in Art Clash, please visit;
Information about all events of the festival is available on www.BulgarianArtsFestival.com
April 22 - 28, 2012
Ivo Stoyanov, Peter Colbert, James Lane, Elizabeth Hardinge, Paul Garbett,
Collection of abstract paintings by gallery artists.
Symbols of Memory #18
April 20 - 21, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday April 20, 6 - 8 PM Members only
Korean Art Student Association (KASA) has brought an outstanding gallery filled with works of Korean students from OCAD University. This is where students from 1st year to graduating students, studying in different major programs, show off their talents and their development through out the year of 2011-2012. The encouragement and applause are essential for art students to be in the future as professional artists who enrich our culture. This is one time of a year, where students spark and shine, and you will see how hard they work for their dream.
Open to public from 1 - 6 PM
April 4 - 17, 2012
Richard Brightling, Paul Garbett, Elizabeth Hardinge, George Argyropolous and Vince De Vita.
Opening Reception: Thursday April 5, 6-10pm,
Please join us for reception on Thursday April 12, 6-9pm
Brought together to showcase their artistic talent while allowing their own uniqueness to shine through, The Group of Five - Four Alive premiers at ARTA Gallery. The group will be featuring works of art made of wood, wax, oil and steel along with oil on panel from deceased artist Vince De Vita, an American who spent most of his creative life in Canada.
March 27 - April 3, 2012
Peter Colbert, Lauren Satok, Ivo Stoyanov, Peter Barelkowski, James Lane, Michael Black, Olga Kotova, Sassan Nassiri, George Szabo, Claus Heinecke
A collection of paintings, mixed media and sculptures.
March 20 - 26, 2012
Amanda Urbanski, An Nguyen-Duong, Brittany Ellis, Brittany Pacitti, Chanelle Francis, Chris Borgers, Christopher Tonkinson, Dana Bronsteter, Devin Dubeau, Elora Neilson, Emma Allen, Gemma Fairfull, Genia Shapira, Helga Napolitano, Hilary Spencer, Jacob Allen-Jordan, Josh Allsopp, Julie Metni, Kerry-Anne Gallagher, Kevin Dalli, Kristina Interisano, Kristyn Klamut, Laura Tuttle, Laynna Meyler, Linda Arki, Mallory Cheung, Matt Waghorn, Megan Ursini, Melanie Rees, Melissa Aquino, Melissa Pinard, Nicole Craigie, Olivia Tisdale, Sarah Westlake, Tiffany Trinidad
Opening Reception: Tuesday March 20, 6-10PM
"The University of Guelph-Humber proudly presents the graduating class of 2012 Imaging Arts students in their very own gallery show, "eXposure". Each photographer brings their own styles and interests to the Distillery District to showcase their professional imaging and artistic skills."
March 1 - 19, 2012
Ivo Stoyanov, Claus Heinecke, Peter Colbert, James Lane, Michael Black,
Selected work by gallery artists.
February 14 - March 1, 2012
lauren satok, James Lane, David Adshade, Greg Benz, Peter Colbert, Sabine Liva, Peter Barelkowski
Opening Reception: Thursday February 16, 6-8
Featuring artists use their own personal tools and style to explore and express their own ideas, feelings, beliefs.
February 14 - March 1, 2012
Opening Reception: Thursday February 16, 6-8PM
Although I am primarily an abstract painter, the open space of the rural environment in which I live often informs what I do. These pieces are responses to landscape, in terms of the colour, space and light evoked by the place I call home.
January 26 - February 12, 2012
Jeremy Down, Gord Kemp, Steve McDonald, Paul Mantrop, Chris Roberts, Rob Saley, David Marshak
Opening Reception: Thursday january 26, 6 - 10PM
This year's offerings include work from numerous areas of Canada's vast array of landscapes, including Algonquin Park, Baffin Island, Georgian Bay, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador and still more yet. These evenings have been become annual events that attract old and new followers of this long running collective of artists who are all now in their mid careers. Their styles and techniques have developed and diversified over the last 17 years so please come and see what these hard working and dedicated artists have been up to this past year.
December 19 - January 24, 2012
Peter Colbert, Momo simic, Jayne Libby Sims, Marina Hanacek, SW Austin, Adriana Joshua, Neil Clifford, Anahita Azrahimi, Rob Saley, Ivo Stoyanov, Marilyn Blumer Cochrane, Sassan Nasssiri, Olga Kotova, Kamelia Pezeshki
We are showcasing all of our gallery artists in a group show.
There are wide variety of paintings, sculpture, photography and mixed media.