Wednesday, January 29, 2014


DEADLINE: JANUARY 31, 2014. CALL FOR ARTISTS: Toronto Indie Arts Market is currently accepting applications for their FASHION EXTRAVAGANZA (clothing, jewellery & accessories) on March 15.

Abstract Art Workshops at PAMA.

February 1, 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM. An energizing abstract painting class. Students will learn the fundamentals of composition, colour and painting techniques. $40 (Non-members of PAMA); $34 (Members). Call 905-791-4055 to register.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Retail display and sales available

Limited Time Offer. Retail display and sales available for local artists and crafters at Brampton Town Weekday Market, 255 Queen St E. Have the freedom of showcasing and getting your arts and crafts sold for you, 6 Days a week in busy market without being there! Starting at $25/Month. Speak to BAC member Karen Hinds (905) 796-6811

Kids Art and Book Club

Jan. 23, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Kids Art and Book Club. Join Brampton Library and PAMA for a free, fun program where you will show off your artistic and literary talents. Talk about some of your favourite books, create your own art masterpiece and more! Register in advance by calling 905-793-4636.


OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS NOW! DEADLINE: February 10, 2014. Annual Open Juried Show Entry. The Ontario Society of Artist’s 141st Annual Open Juried Exhibition. Visit

CALL TO YOUNG ARTISTS - Beaux- Arts Brampton

DEADLINE: JANUARY 30, 2014. Beaux-Arts Brampton is giving youth (18 to 25) the opportunity to exhibit their works in the downtown core of Brampton in the Art Cove Gallery. Painting, printmaking, mixed media and sculpture are the mediums being accepted. Check out the article that appeared this past December 9 or visit

Originally published on January 13, 2014  at 2:16 PM
Republished in 2014 on January 16 at 10:44 AM, January 23 at 10:48 AM

Impress John Oates with your art

CALL FOR ARTISTS. DEADLINE: January 31, 2014. John Oates (of Hall & Oates fame) is looking to be impressed by your art and design for the cover of his next album. Read the details and requirements for submitting works here:

Originally published on January 16, 2014 at 10:48 AM 


CALL FOR ARTISTS. DEADLINE: February 1, 2014. Less than a month left to apply to the CHILKOOT TRAIL ARTIST RESIDENCY!

Make art whilst hiking the Chilkoot Trail!

 Yukon Arts Centre, Parks Canada and the US National Park Service are seeking three visual artists – one from Canada, one from the United States and one regional (Yukon or Alaska) – to participate in a cross-border creative journey.

  Program information and application forms are available at For more information, please email

Originally published on January 9, 2014 at 10:30 AM
Re-published in 2014 on January 15, at 10:42 AM, January 23 at 10:46 AM

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Kick Off the New Year at PAMA with New and Continuing Exhibitions

BRAMPTON, ON. (Jan. 8, 2014) – The Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) is bustling with arts and culture to kick off the new year. With a jam-packed lineup of brand new and continuing art gallery and museum exhibitions, there's something for everyone this January at PAMA.

New art gallery exhibitions include:
  • George Walker's The Mysterious Death of Tom Thomson
    Jan. 12 – March 30
    Opening Reception – Sunday, Jan. 19 from 2 – 4 p.m.; Artist’s Talk – Sunday, Jan. 19 from 2 – 3:30 p.m.
This exhibition showcases contemporary Canadian artist George Walker’s limited edition, hand-printed volume of 109 engravings documenting the life and death of Canadian painter Tom Thomson. The suite of prints shows Walker's astonishing range as a contemporary printmaker as he finds inspiration and strong national values in the paintings of Thomson, an iconic Canadian artist and an inspiration to the acclaimed Group of Seven.
  • True Patriot: The Next Generation of Canadian Superheroes
    Jan. 12 – March 30
    Opening Reception – Sunday, Jan. 19 from 2 – 4 p.m.
True Patriot is a Canadian comic book anthology featuring new Canadian superheroes created by award-winning Canadian comic book creators. The True Patriot: The Next Generation of Canadian Superheroes exhibit will showcase some of the original artwork of J. Bone, Scott Chantler, Tom Fowler, Agnes Garbowska, Adam Gorham, Jay Stephens, with the writing of J. Torres, and will provide a look at the creative visual process behind comic book creation.
  • The Tree
    Jan. 19 – May 4
    Opening Reception – Sunday, Jan. 19 from 2 – 4 p.m.
With close to 50 per cent of its total surface area covered in woodlands, Canada hosts nearly 10 per cent of the world's forests. This exhibition celebrates the tree through the eyes of artists represented in PAMA’s permanent art collection.
  • Leonard Hutchinson: Ontario
    Jan. 19 – May 4
    Opening Reception – Sunday, Jan. 19 from 2 – 4 p.m.
Working throughout the 1930s, Leonard Hutchinson is regarded as one of Canada's foremost Social Realists of the Depression years. Recognized for his masterful block prints, Hutchinson's work highlighted the Ontario landscape and documented the life and struggles of the working people. Leonard Hutchinson: Ontario will feature Hutchinson’s prints from PAMA's permanent art collection.
Continuing museum exhibitions include:
  • Inked: Tattoos and the Stories They Tell is PAMA's community crowdsourced exhibition that explores the unique stories behind tattoos and uncovers the artistry and individuality behind tattooing. On display in the museum until March 30, 2014.
  • Why We Ink is a gallery of stories and photographs of memorial and survivor tattoos of those who have been affected by cancer. Inspired by Jules Fitzsimmons' online community, this exhibit is on display in the museum tunnel until March 30, 2014.
PAMA is a place to explore and learn about Peel Region's culture and heritage, as well as use conversation, questions and stories to help make new and fascinating connections to the surrounding community. Throughout the year, PAMA offers a variety of workshops and programs for all ages, families and adults. With so many different programs to choose from, PAMA has something for everyone. Operated by the Region of Peel, PAMA is located at 9 Wellington St. E. in Brampton. Visit to learn more.
Josie Premzell
Supervisor of Development and Visitor Services
Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives
905-791-4055, ext. 3625

Sayurie Naidoo
Communication Co-ordinator
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 8292

Originally published on January 13, 2014 at 4:50 PM


The Warkworth Art (& Music) in the Park Committee is pleased to extend an invitation to you to apply for the 2014 event.  The "Arts Designated" village of Warkworth, Ontario ( is hosting its fourth annual Warkworth Art in the Park Juried Show and Sale on Saturday, May 17, 2014 and Sunday, May 18, 2014 at Mill Creek Park in Warkworth.   Artists working in many different media (ceramic, fibre art, fine art, glass, jewellery, metal, photography, sculpture, basketry and more) are invited to apply for participation in this first-class event that provides a great opportunity to display and sell work in a magnificent venue during part of Victoria Day weekend.

Call for Entry is here:   Independent jurors review artists’ submissions of images of current work. Acceptance will be solely on the basis of these images.  (Returning participants do not have to be juried for the next event.) To take advantage of our lower rates, a deadline of January 17th, 2014 must be met.  Please check our web page for further information. 

In particular, note the calibre of work that was presented at 2013 event.   Once again, with an innovative and aggressive advertising and promotional campaign in 2013, we were pleased that our event attendance increased from the former year and our vendors, who have indicated they will be returning, were very pleased with their sales and their contacts.  We have applied for another grant to allow us to have live music, suitable to an artistic venue, in the park again.  As before, there will be extra venues on the main streets of the village, within easy walking distances, that attract an even larger and varied audience.  The entire village welcomes our visitors from all over the province!

There is no admission charge for visitors for any part of the weekend - the Art (& Music) in the Park, the heritage tours and displays, the storytelling event and the metal sculpture venue. The park is handicap accessible and a large playground at the park encourages families to attend.  Participants and visitors have access to food right at the park or at the nearby businesses.  We rent a building adjacent to the park for the vendors' use - washrooms - kitchenette or a place to relax. We are more than pleased to answer any questions that you might have. 

Published on December 2, 2013 at 10:21 AM
Republished on January 9, 2014 at 10:41 AM

Buckhorn Fine Art Festival Call for Artists

Application deadline is January 17, 2014. Rising and established professional artists are invited to apply for entry to the 37th Annual Buckhorn Fine Art Festival, August 16 & 17, 2014 (Preview Night Garden Party: Friday August 15).

Showcasing gallery-quality displays of fine art that appeal to a broad range of art enthusiasts and collectors, the prestigious Buckhorn Fine Art Festival inspires visitors to linger long enough to experience demonstrations and special presentations by the artists themselves. Festival Park at 1801 Lakehurst Road is the picturesque woodland garden setting for the Buckhorn Community Centre and eleven permanent gallery buildings, which comfortably accommodate the works of more than 85 artists.

The definition of fine art by which submissions for the Buckhorn Fine Art Festival are measured is: "The selective re-creation of reality, to express human perspectives and values in a highly skilled fashion, incorporating creative innovation through the medium of painting, drawing, sculpture or other creative media such as jewellery, ceramics, glass, textiles, wood-turning, or photography."
For an application form, visit or call 705 657 1918 (toll-free at 1 877 300 9766).

Originally published on December 12, 2013 at 11:02 AM
Republished on January 9, 2014 at 10: 37 AM

Thursday, January 9, 2014


January 11, 9 PM. First ever Crack Me Up Comedy Gala at Rose Theatre is headlined by Marc Trinidad and hosted by TRIXX. Opening the show are Brampton’s own Keesha Brownie, Dr Ron and Dan Thiel. Also on bill is K Trevor Wilson, Sandra Battaglini and Pat MacDonald. $22 - $27. Contact Rose Theatre box office for tickets 905-874-2800. Visit for details.

National Ballet Day

January 12, 2014 is National Ballet Day in Brampton! Vancliffen Arts Foundation in collaboration with the Brampton Arts Council hosts a DAY of workshop and audition with Mr. Nigel Burgoine, former principal dancer with London Festival Ballet (now English National Ballet).  Find out all the details at: