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 9th 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 14th Annual Student Pix, an exhibit featuring approximately 250 digital photographs by elementary and secondary students from across Essex County.
EXPLORING KENYA : BRAD GOLDRING
Brad is a native of Milton, Ontario now residing in LaSalle, who developed a passion for photography at 13 whilst following his professional artist mother Debbie Goldring and taking photos for her pastel portraiture work. Travelling the world has provided him the opportunity to experience many unique and incredible sights which he has captured with an assortment of digital Canon camera equipment. His images take the opportunity to share those experiences with the community back home.
UNTAMED COMPOSITION 2 : RICO DANCEL
Working primarily with watercolour, Rico captures the true spirit of blooming flowers and nature in exquisite shades, with richness and elegance. Having a great Western influence as his subject matter, he gives a delicate Oriental touch which allows him to express its poetic values. By sputtering bursts of colours, Rico breathes life and energy into each and every one of the paintings in his portfolio.
CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF THE GIBSON GALLERY
In June 1969 the Gibson Gallery first opened the doors of the historic Michigan Central Railroad Station in Amherstburg "to encourage and foster cultural development in the fields of fine arts and applied arts". The Gallery, a registered charitable non-profit organization, is open to the public free of charge and is entirely operated and maintained by the volunteer Board and and Gallery members. This exhibit honors the 50 years it has supported the artists and artisans in the area through its various guilds and exhibits. Come celebrate with us!
This juried exhibit celebrates the gardens and flowers of our nation and presents an opportunity for local artists to showcase and promote their art. Cash prizes will be awarded.
COLOUR AND MOVEMENT : HAZEL RILEY AND VIVIAN KLINCK
Hazel Riley’s study of Art was fostered in her country of origin, Trinidad and Tobago. Vivian was drawn to oil painting as a moth to a flame from the first day she touched a painting. These two artists come together to create an exhibit of Essex county fields and wild landscapes viewed in ribbons. A fresh look at our surroundings, with a combination of rhythm and color that depicts the land we live in.
The tenth annual exhibit showcasing the art of the members of the Fort Malden Guild of Arts and Crafts.
UNIFIED BY DESIGN : DENNIS K. SMITH
"Assemblage is an art form or medium usually created on a defined substrate that consists of three-dimensional elements projecting out of or from the substrate. Assemblage is similar to college, where the artwork is made from an assemblage of different forms and shapes, through design creating a new whole." This exhibit features some of artist Dennis K. Smith's latest works both two dimensional and three dimensional. His sculptural two-dimensional works become three dimensional through the applications textural relief. He will also exhibit works created through a cohesive collection of found and constructed objects. Both techniques create impactful and exciting paintings. Included within this exhibit Dennis will feature his first assemblage of shapes on canvas that was the inspiration that launched his Music within with series.
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.
February 28 - March 24, Thursday-Sunday 11am-5pm
March 28-April 14, Thursday-Sunday 11am-5pm
June 3- June 30, Tuesday-Sunday 11am-5pm
May 16-June 2, Thursday-Sunday 11am-5pm
July 1-July 28, Monday-Sunday 11am-5pm
July 30-August 26 Monday-Sunday 11am-5pm
August 29-September 22, Thursday-Sunday 11am-5pm
October 24 - November 10, Thursday-Sunday 11am-5pm
November 21 - December 8, 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 18-May 12, Thursday-Sunday 11am-5pm
EXCELLENCE IN FOCUS : NANCY BAUER AND LINDA MONIN
September 26-October 20, , Thursday-Sunday 11am-5pm
Nancy graduated as a Fine Art Major from the University of Guelph in 1977, and practiced as a Registered Nurse until 2013, when she became a full-time visual artist. She is equally comfortable in watercolours & acrylics. Over the past 5 years, Nancy has become well known locally for her exquisite wildlife paintings & photography as well as her still-life & portrait pieces. Growing up in Ottawa in the sixties, Linda appreciated the special and everyday moments in her life. While studying drawing, watercolor and oil painting, she rediscovered the heartfelt joy of earlier memories; these feelings inspired her to explore this unique concept of transforming photographs into beautiful watercolor-like life portraits.… connecting us to the moments and the memories.