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 7th 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 12th Annual Student Pix, an exhibit featuring approximately 250 digital photographs by elementary and secondary students from across Essex County.
From My Heart : CINDY SHAFER
Cindy shares her love of the beauty of nature through her expressive, impressionistic, vibrant paintings. Starting as an artist later in life she has jumped in with passion and encourages others to follow their heart. Her paintings will bring you to local and dreamy places. Color, depth and texture will inspire you to feel the joy and peace of creation.
Fibre art works bring a new perspective to spark your interest from every viewing angle. Fibre Content is a collaborative effort by artists of Fibre Art associations in Ontario and was originally exhibited at the Art Gallery of Burlington. The Gibson Gallery is proud to present the 40 works chosen to tour.
Lorenz is a self-taught Amherstburg artist with a keen eye for colour and texture. He feels inspiration in the music he plays, the colours on his palette, the texture that he places on the canvas. His work is varied in style and open to interpretation, with a sense of movement in his latest works.
White Works : DENNIS & DYLAN WHITE
The Gibson Gallery welcomes the return to the gallery of Amherstburg’s muralist, Dennis White, joined by son Dylan in his first gallery exhibit. Well-known throughout Canada and beyond for their lifelike portrayals on large commissioned murals, this exhibit focuses on some of their smaller works of art.
Across Thresholds : DENNIS K SMITH & VIVIAN CATTANEO
Fine artists Dennis K. Smith and Vivian Cattaneo present images of doors and entranceways that allow the viewer to go beyond the image and cross over the threshold of imagination. The artwork in this exhibit features a mixture of mediums. Vivian displays works in watercolour, pastels and ink. Smiths’ artwork consists of acrylic, lithographs and dimensional pieces using a mixture of different mediums.
The eighth annual exhibit showcasing the art of the members of the Fort Malden Guild of Arts and Crafts.
CANADA 150 JURIED ART EXHIBIT
One hundred and fifty years ago in Charlottetown and Québec City, the Fathers of Confederation first dreamed of a united and prosperous Canada. They worked on a visionary project—to create a lasting democracy—which today serves as a model for the world. This exhibit expresses the celebration of the birth of our nation and presents an opportunity for the artists to showcase their art in a juried exhibit and to promote their art. Prizes are awarded to the works which most effectively reflect the theme.
HOLIDAY ART AT THE GALLERY
Come Christmas shopping at Holiday Art at the Gallery in a boutique setting within our lovely traditional Gallery space. 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 2 - March 19, Thursday-Sunday 11am-5pm
March 23-April 16, Thursday-Sunday 11am-5pm
June 13- July 9, Tuesday-Sunday 11am-5pm
May 11-June 11, Thursday-Sunday 11am-5pm
July 10- August 6, Monday-Sunday 11am-5pm
August 7- September 3 Monday-Sunday 11am-5pm
September 7-October 1, Thursday-Sunday 11am-5pm
October 5 - October 29, Thursday-Sunday 11am-5pm
November 23 - December 10, 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 20-May 7, Thursday-Sunday 11am-5pm
The Hobby and Art of Model Railroading : WINDSOR MODEL RAILWAY CLUB
November 2- November 12, Thursday-Sunday 11am-5pm
What can be better than model railroads set up in a heritage railroad station! Enjoy the miniature trains and landscapes and learn from these talented hobbyists .