The Gibson Art Gallery accepts exhibition and curatorial submissions from artists and curators. The Gallery features the Main Exhibit Gallery and the Back Gallery (commonly used for refreshments/bar during receptions, a permanent Artisan Gift Shoppe, classes and Guild meetings) and an attached Caboose Museum. The exhibitions are promoted through press releases, art publication advertisements, exhibition publications, gallery tours, community calendars, the local tourism office, kiosks and annual tourist publications, PSA's, the Gibson Gallery website and on the Gallery Facebook page.
ARTISTS of the FUTURE: General Amherst & St. Thomas of Villanova
Come explore as our young, local artists take over the Gallery for the 8th annual "Artists of the Future! This collaborative exhibit displays a variety of work and mixed media from students at General Amherst and St. Thomas of Villanova High Schools.
STUDENT PIX: Digital Photography GECDSB
Through the lens of fresh eyes…The Gibson Gallery is pleased to join with the Greater Essex County District School Board to present the 13th Annual Student Pix, an exhibit featuring approximately 250 digital photographs by elementary and secondary students from across Essex County.
SOME BEAUTY I’VE SEEN ON MY WAY : SANDRA MENARD
Sandra loves depicting nature in all its forms-trees, water, plants and animals, all are exciting to her. As a Plein Air painter, she looks at nature more closely and finds interesting subjects to paint during her travels.
FLASHBACK : THREADWORKS 2016
Threadworks’ mandate is to mount, every three years, a juried exhibition of exceptional creative needlework stitched by artists from across Canada. The show opens travels to a number of museums and galleries across Ontario during the next two years. The Gibson gallery is proud to present the theme for 2016 - FLASHBACK. What does that word bring to your imagination? Just how far back does it take you? Visit the gallery and see how the different fabric artists have interpreted it.
IN PURSUIT OF THE GOLDEN KEY FINALE : DENNIS WHITE and STEPHEN GIBB
The Gibson Gallery is very proud to host the finale of "In Pursuit of the Golden Key, a collection of 32 paintings by author/artist Dennis White and artist Stephen Gibb. Launched in 2012 to commemorate the bicentennial of the War of 1812, these encrypted art pieces are the heart of the real-life treasure hunt book. Through verse and illustrations, you are invited to come along on a journey into this War and decipher the clues which lead to a modern day treasure, yet to be discovered! Visit www.whitegibberish.com.
HYPERREALISM BY MADISON PJ YOUNG
Madison Young is a 16 year old self taught hyperrealism artist who has been drawing most of her life. She started drawing hyperrealism images in late 2015 and has been perfecting her techniques. She has over 57 thousand followers on Instagram @diamonddraws along with a YouTube site “diamonddraws”. Her favourite things to draw are eyes, lips
DITCHES AND FACES OF ESSEX COUNTY : VIVIAN KLINCK & TRUDY DEMPSEY
Vivian is a prolific Plein Aire artist who brings nature to life with the beauty she finds in local ditches in Amherstburg and Essex County. Trudy's passion is portrait painting Essex County people and pets.
The ninth annual exhibit showcasing the art of the members of the Fort Malden Guild of Arts and Crafts.
AFRICA REVISITED : DONOVAN ALP
Donovan recently returned to South Africa for a family holiday, visiting four different countries and five different Game reserves. Taking many photos of familiar animals and different, elusive ones, including the Leopard and Wild Dogs, he was inspired to capture the African wildlife in drawings and paintings. This exhibition will consist of twenty to thirty of his all new artwork and jewelry.
Come Christmas shopping in a boutique setting within our lovely traditional Gallery space when we bring Art by the River indoors. The Gallery will be full of a wide variety of unique creations- find original gifts, sure to please everyone on your Christmas list. Admission is free.
March 1 - March 25, Thursday-Sunday 11am-5pm
March 29-April 15, Thursday-Sunday 11am-5pm
June 4- July 1, Tuesday-Sunday 11am-5pm
May 17-June 3, Thursday-Sunday 11am-5pm
July 2-July 29, Monday-Sunday 11am-5pm
July 30-August 26 Monday-Sunday 11am-5pm
August 30-September 23, Thursday-Sunday 11am-5pm
October 25 - November 11, Thursday-Sunday 11am-5pm
November 22 - December 9, Thursday-Sunday 11am-5pm
Submission packages should include:
- A current résumé including education and past exhibitions
- A complete artist statement.
- Five to ten examples of current work or work intended for exhibition.
- Exhibit Proposal including theme, tetle, preferred dates and approximate number of works
- Examples of Exhibition Art works: 5-10 pieces via prints, CD or website
- Comprehensive description of 5 images with titles, dates, mediums, sizes and prices.
- A self-addressed stamped envelope if you wish the submission returned by mail (Canadian postage or postal money order) otherwise it may be picked up in person during regular gallery office hours
April 19-May 13, Thursday-Sunday 11am-5pm
AHOY : AMHERSTBURG'S MARINE PAST
September 27-October 21, , Thursday-Sunday 11am-5pm
Through a collection of art, artifacts and photos, this exhibit showcases the marine industries that have flourished in the Port of Amherstburg since the 1800s. A highlight is the colourful history of McQueen Marine Limited based in Amherstburg for over 50 years. Come aboard to hear the stories told by crew members of McQueen's famous tug , the Atomic". See what the Navy Yard Park was like 50 years ago!