Wednesday, May 30, 2012

City of Brampton Public Art Program

The Brampton Arts Council and the City of Brampton are pleased to invite Canadian artists and artist-led teams to submit proposals for the Nelson Square Parking Garage mural competition. Installation: Late Fall 2012.  Deadline for Submission: Thursday, May 31, 2012 Questions? Contact the Public Art Task Force: Phone: 905-874-2844 x 62810 Email:  Read more here:  (Need Adobe Reader)

Originally published at 10:59 AM on April 25, 2012
Republished at 11:45 AM on May 1, 2012. 2:26 PM on May 8, 2012, 5:36 pm on May 16, 2012


Deadline May 31, 2012. The Art, along with Original Images is hosting their first (of many) Photo Contests! Perfect timing - catch the spring flowers as they are coming up now! Photo Contest PRIZES: Sponsors of the Prizes being awarded are EPSON Canada (printer) and Original Images Photography (software). First content prizes: 1st Prize: EPSON 1430 Printer ($299 VALUE) 2nd Prize: Nik Software – Dfine 2.0 – ($99 VALUE, 3rd Prize: Serif PHOTO PLUS X4 Software – a $89.99 VALUE. Contest rules, regs and how to enter can be found at

Originally posted on March 27, 2012 at 12:37 pm
Reposted on April 18, 2012 at 12: 45 pm


The Rock School Rising Star Acoustic Tour - Final Show for the tour this season (FREE). Come join the Rock School on Saturday June 23rd at 10am during farmer's market in the Rose Theatre's Garden Square.  Our students will be performing some of your favorite songs!  Please come out and be part of the community spirit! For more information, please call 905-487-1425 or visit or

June Youth Workshops

Schedule for Youth Arts Against Violence, 4 – 7 pm. Ages 12 – 24 are welcome. Tuesday is Music Production &/or Step Dance, Wednesday is Photography or Modern Batik, & Thursday is Photoshop or Visual Arts. 4:30 – 6:30 pm Friday is Drama & NEW! Guitar/Songwriting. Workshops are at the Eclypse Youth Centre, 60 West Drive, Suite 101.  FREE but please call to register a space. 905-790-7707

Norval Gallery's Grand Opening

Steve Wilson, SCA, CFS and Kelly McNeil, OCADU, CFS invite you to come view works on display at  Norval Gallery's Grand Opening, Saturday, June 2 - Friday, June 8. The opening exhibition will feature works by fellow artists, Pat Bond, Kelly McNeil and Steve Wilson as well as works by Barbara Succo herself. Housed in a building erected in 1824 , this show will prove to be a unique artistic experience. The Gallery will open June 2, noon.. Meet the artists at the Opening Reception, 3:30pm to 5pm. Norval Gallery, 9924 Winston Churchill Blvd., Halton Hills, just south of HWY 7. For gallery hours or further information contact

Thursday, May 17, 2012


This residency opportunity is a unique way for young and emerging artists to cultivate new ideas, access a rich library of arts resources, learn about career-building opportunities, and develop an understanding of the art world from a business perspective.

Six emerging artists will receive a one-week (7 days) residency at our Open Studio in Prince Edward County. The selected applicants will be given a private studio space and given access to the Spark Box Studio equipment and resources, as well, winners will be provided with living accommodations for their week-long stay. They will also have access to career guidance from owners Chrissy Poitras and Kyle Topping, along with, local community members.The Fall Residency Award runs from August 1, 2012 to October 31, 2012. Please be advised that the award is for 7 consecutive days.. Please be advised that the award is for 7 consecutive days. Applying for the Residency Award gives artists the opportunity to practice an essential business skill in the art world: the application process.

Any emerging artist living in Ontario, between the ages of 19-29, is invited to apply for the Spark Box Studio Residency Award. Apply by May 31, 2012 to be considered for the Award.

Applications found here:

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


May 15 & 16, 7:30 pm – 10pm at 115 Orenda Road. CALLING ALL PERFORMERS! Auditions for Peel Panto Players Black Box Festival.  For more info,

Next NSAI meeting

May 22, 7 pm. at the Brampton Arts Council offices, 24A Alexander St, Contact Dan McVeigh for more info:


October 2011 - Aug. 2012 - N E W S P A C E F O R R E N T (daytime or evenings) Small studios, large rehearsal rooms, some equipment, reasonable prices subsidized by (Sandalwood & Kennedy). Daily, Monthly and Seasonal rates. For more info, please call 416-902-0658.

Originally published on November 9th, 2011.

HGNO Open House

May 26, 2012, 1 – 4 pm . Higher Ground Neighbourhood Outreach’s Open House at 42 Scott Street. Come, see, hear and celebrate the new home of HGNO. 416.802.7664.

affordable, fun arts & crafts workshops

Sat May 26. The Art Workshop has affordable, fun arts & crafts workshops and classes. Join us for Photography 101! Many other creative outlets available! Visit our website at (Brought to you by the Brampton Art Fair.)

Monday, May 14, 2012

Tin Pan North Mentoring Sessions

We're happy to let you know that we have a couple of Nashville pro songwriters in town that will be available for mentoring one-on-one sessions during Tin Pan North.

Marc-Alan Barnette and Rob Crosby will be available for sessions on Thursday and Friday, May 24 & 25.

Brief Bios:

Marc-Alan Barnette

Marc-Alan Barnette has been a Nashville fixture for many years and has worked with NSAI as an Adopt-A- Shop pro. He's known for his David Ball hit "Too Much Blood IN My Alcohol Level" and cuts with Shelby Lynne and John Berry.

Rob Crosby

Rob Crosby started off as a hit country artist with Arista Nashville and 3 top 20 hits in the early 90's. He then established himself with hits like "Concrete Angel" by Martina McBride, "She's More" by Andy Griggs and "Holdin' a Good Hand" by Lee Greenwood. Crosby's songs have been recorded by Blackhawk, Brooks & Dunn, Ty Herndon, Paul Overstreet, Carl Perkins, Restless Heart, Ricochet, Paul Simon, The Wilkinsons and Darryl Worley, among

Mentoring Sessions

Marc-Alan Barnette

ONE ON ONE. A note by note, line by line assessment of your songs. Giving detailed information. Find out where your overall writing level is, what you need to do for that "Next Step."
30 minutes: $45. Between three and five songs depending on length of songs.
1 hour $65 Between 6 and 7 songs.

Career advice. Have questions about steps, process, pathways? This is when to get them.
"Write ups."

This is a two hour, focused songwriting teaching lesson. Songs are written around participant's ideas, structure, focus, lyrics, melody, phrasing, avoiding "2nd verse hell": Getting the most out of your message, writing to hooks, getting it all in a tight time framework. Cost: $225. Can be participated in by up to 3 people, $100 each.

To book an appointment, contact Marc directly at:

(615) 417-7181

Rob Crosby
Songwriters can spend one-on-one time with award-winning songwriter Rob Crosby, having your songs analyzed, critiqued, and improved in 30 or 60 minute sessions with a #1 songwriter.

Cost: $30 per half hour session 

To book an appointment, contact Dan McVeigh at:

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Mother's Day Themed Classes & Workshops this week at!


Call to ArtistS: Canada Day Collaborative Art Project. Canada’s Capital Region. Deadline for receiving proposal: May 22, 2012, 3pm (Ottawa local time). The National Capital Commission (NCC) is seeking Canadian professional artists to develop an artistic project engaging Canadians in the creation of a temporary collaborative artwork at Major’s Hill Park in Canada’s Capital on July 1st, 2012 during Canada Day Celebrations. The collaborative project should be inspirational, creative and focused on iconic Canadian elements that engage individuals of all ages who attend Canada Day festivities in the Capital. The project must have the capability of being created by the artist in collaboration with the public over the course of the day, and completed as the evening approaches.  In the evening, the NCC will illuminate the artwork.  Please visit the NCC web site for updates and information or to submit a proposal.

The Art Workshop Classes

Monday - Creative Writing starts - 4 week session, Wednesday - Sewing 101 - create a BBQ Apron -or- Glass Etching 101, Thursday - Abstract Painting and Mixed Media -or- Jewellery Making 101, Saturday - Felt Flowers - Decorating a Mirror. To find out more, visit our calendar of classes at: ( Presented by the Brampton Art Fair.)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Art in the Open 2012

Less than a month to get your application and interview set up for Brampton’s outdoor art & craft show and market, Art in the Open. Deadline: May 22, 2012. CALL FOR ARTISTS/ARTISANS. The Brampton Arts Council is calling for artists and artisans at our annual outdoor show and market Art in the Open, a feature of the local Farmers’ Market. PART-TIME and FULL-TIME vendor positions are available for creators of hand-crafted, original works. Art in the Open takes place every Saturday, 7 am – 1 pm in downtown Brampton on the north-east corner of Main & Queen from June to October. Find out why 75, 000 people attended the Farmers’ Market in 2011. For more info, (905) 874-2919 or Note: Limited jeweler space. Spread the word.

You are invited to....

MAY 11, 2012

Please join the celebration as we* announce winners and view the entries from the Express Yourself Media Arts contest. 

Where: Rose Theatre, 1 Theatre Lane, Brampton, ON
Time: 5 - 7:30 pm. (Registration starts @ 5 pm.)

RSVP by May 4, 2012 to Sophia,, 905-791-7800 EXT. 2082.

*The event is being hosted by a youth violence prevention working group — made up of representatives from numerous agencies serving youth in Peel — in partnership with the Region of Peel and the IMPACT Youth Advisory Group.

The Alliance Against Violence Concert (featuring Danny Fernandes) will follow at 7:00 pm.

Art in the Park (Scarborough, ON)

Deadline: Friday, June 1, 2012. Art in the Park 2012.   Scarborough Arts Council  looking for vendors: jewellery, oil, watercolour & acrylic paintings, mosaic,  sculpture, stained glass, photography, woodcutting, fibre arts. Art in the Park takes place Saturday, July 7, 2012, 10 am - 4 pm.  At Harrison Estate Park @ 1859 Kingston Road, Scarborough  416.698.7322

Learn How to Quilt!

(4 weeks = $100) Starts Thursday May 3rd for 4 weeks. Create a lap quilt/baby quilt. Register today at: Visit our website at to see what other classes we have coming up! (Presented by Brampton Art Fair)

Love & Leblanc perform

May 5, 7:30 pm Please join Love & Leblanc at Mt.Vesuvio's Ristorante, , 91 George St..S for an evening of classic folk and pop from the 50s, 60s, and 70s Seating is limited and reservations are a must!. Call (905) 459-0511 to reserve your table! Next show: Friday May 11 at The Abbey Road Pub in Erin Mills!

Brampton Folk Club Meeting

May 7, 7-9 PM. at Rehearsal Studio (Lower Level), Brampton Civic Centre. Bring your instrument to this informal setting.

Jewellery Skills Classes NEW!

 NEW! Starts Wednesday, May 2nd, from 7-9pm and runs for 4 weeks for $100! Learn all the basics and apply them to completed pieces! Our enthusiastic instructor and BAC member Ana Verde creates beautiful jewellery and she's going to show you how you can too. Each week will complete a finished piece. Some addt'l materials fees may be incurred depending on the projects chosen to complete. Register today at (Brought to you by the Brampton Art Fair.)