November 07, 2013
WOLFGANG KALS @ ARTA GALLERY NOV 6-10TH
What a success! Wolfgang Kals' debut exhibition, running Wednesday, November 6th to Sunday, November 10th was a short but meaningful show for Arta Gallery.
Exhibiting Kals' private estate collection, as well as his own life work, the debut exhibit was well recieved at the Opening Reception and VIP Media Night last week. Please find all photos from both evenings on our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/artagallery.
The late artist Kals was a prolific contemporary painter, sought after by international collectors & exhibiting at the London National Gallery in his earliest years. During his life as a publishing mogul he painted under his father’s name Wolfgang Kals, managing to keep his publishing success independent of his artistic authenticity. Inspired by the human body and notions of fame he encountered through his publishing career he began using iconography to denote meaning in his work. Kals imagery boasts a vast range of sizes and explores compelling notions of artistic practice and subject matter. The WK collection is comprised of original Kals acrylic and oil paintings as well as the Kennedy family’s estate collection; this exclusive display included prints by Kals contemporaries Chagall and Picasso as well as Chihuly glassworks.
September 16, 2013
Script Writing Workshop with
Oscar Winning Director, Asghar Farhadi
on 8 - 9 September 2013 at Arta Gallery
An inspiring and memorable night with Golden Globe and Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Language Film in 2012; Asghar Farhadi's great talent was shared on Sunday, September 8th, and Monday, September 9th during a script-writing workshop at Arta Gallery.
September 05, 2013
April 26, 2013
Arta Gallery is thrilled to be celebrating our 10th Anniversary. It has been a wonderful journey of discovery and Arta has been very fortunate to welcome amazing names and budding artists of the Canadian Art & Culture landscape. We have had the opportunity to grace our growing walls with some very talented individuals and we look forward to celebrating the next decade with our wonderful artists and clients. We have been proud to call Distillery our home since its inception and we would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has helped to make our gallery a major artistic center of Toronto.
April 22, 2013
ANNUAL SUMMER SHOW 2013
JULY 9 – 23, 2013
We are accepting submissions for our Annual Summer show titled “Summer Heat”
Sometimes living in a big city like Toronto, means that seasons come and season go right along with the busy day-to-day. After a long cold winter however, the city starts to come alive with the excitement of an approaching summer. The heat of the summer is more than just the haze of heat rippling off the sidewalk or the feeling that the city is melting around us. What does the vibrancy of summer really look like? Explore the emotions that the warmth of the sun brings, inside and outside.
The gallery will advertise and promote the selected artists for the exhibition and host a formal Opening Reception for the exhibit.
Deadline for submission: June 5, 13
The show is open to all mediums
Please submit between 4 – 12 images, image list including titles, dates, dimensions, and medium of each artwork. The artist CV, artist statement and contact information
Drop off selected art works: July 8, 10 AM – 12PM
· The art works that are selected should be properly framed and ready to be installed
· An artist inventory page including a titled thumbnail image of each piece
· Include a label on the back of each piece with: Your name, title, medium, size and price
· Submission fee:
$110 for ONE medium size (24”x 36”) art work or $190 for TWO, or $300 for FOUR
$130 for ONE Large size (48”x 48”) art work or $220 for TWO, or $400 for FOUR
-Artists receive 60% of sales, gallery commission is 40%
The unsold art works must be picked up on July 23, 4– 7PM
Arta Gallery is not responsible for any art work that is not picked up.
Please let us know if you have any questions.
April 15, 2013
Tales from the Darkroom
with Bob Carnie
This lecture is all about how to prepare to exhibit and show photographic artwork and what you need to consider when working to get your art recognized. A wide range of topics such as dynamics, obstacles and work flow processes when printing artwork will be covered.
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This is a three-hour lecture on Monday April 15th (6pm-9pm) at Arta Gallery in the Distillery District. The cost for this lecture is $15 RSVP or $20 at door.
Please RSVP with Kamelia at Arta Gallery firstname.lastname@example.org
From initial selection of image capture through the various workflow procedures to end up with a finished print; Bob will discuss the different steps that are required (selection of process and methods of editing work using both PS and in the darkroom) and the consequences of each route. ** different print process will be shown as we go through the methods**
Following this Bob will discuss different options for displaying ones work from simple mounts to complex framing options.
Samples of each option discussed will be available to look at. Ideas on how one can save money, headaches and aggravation on framing and display at the beginning of their career will be discussed in detail.
Building a portfolio, approaching Gallery’s and venues, creating a concise exhibition as well as crating and shipping work for transportation will also be addressed.
A question and answer session will follow after you have a chance to see the prints up close and framing options.
Bob Carnie – is co founder and head printer of Elevator Digital Ltd. Before that (1991) he started Silver Shack a small black and white fine art lab serving Toronto GTA photographers.
To date Bob has been involved with thousands of gallery presentations from home décor, coffee shops, corporate collections, and commercial gallery’s and museum shows.
Each venue is unique, with its own set of parameters and Bob hopes he can divulge some of the hard lessons learned.
This lecture would be of interest to emerging artists, beginning artists and anyone interested in the photographic world of photographic exposure to gallery walls.
April 15, 2013
Great lecture and a wonderful night at Arta Gallery
February 28, 2013
Collection Preview @ Arta Gallery
February 28 - March 3