ARTISTS’ CHOICE

The Womens’ Art Association of Canada (WAAC) is proud to present the

ARTISTS’ CHOICE ONLINE EXHIBITION

February 1 – March 15, 2021

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Arrangements for pick-up of artwork may be made with the Executive Office Manager Cal Lorimer.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS

Meral Altinbilek, Maria Antoniv, Sharon Bacal, Irene Barran-Stec, Nancy Beiman, Lenore Carr-Smith, Christy Chor, Ulla Djelweh, Sylvia Falkiewicz, Susan Farquhar, Kathleen Gabriel, Catharina Goldnau, Valentina Hotz, Pia Israelsson, Gretchen Jeens, Carolyn Jongeward, Tai Kim, Susan Lappin, Adriana Lee, Marjorie Moeser, Joanne Nelson, Leigh Nelson, Karen Perlmutter, Janice Pich, Janet F. Potter, Margaret Rodgers, Judith Ross, Ted Scott, Diane Segger, Deniz Seker, Jocelyn Shaw, Nancy Simmons Smith, Joan Solomon, Catharine Somerville, Anita Stein.

ARTIST CATALOGUE

MERAL ALTINBILEK

Lakeside Birches
Watercolour
15″ x 19″
$200

Although being exposed to various forms of art, Meral expresses herself best in watercolours.  Her interest in art and her achievements started very early, but she began painting seriously in 1983.  Since then, she has taken courses with distinguished artists and participated in shows and juried exhibitions.  In 2015, she took the watercolour painting courses at the New York Arts Academy. Meral’s interest in visual arts is also reflected in her involvement with several art associations and galleries. She has been the past president of the Board of Trustees in the Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa and past president of the Oshawa Art Association.

Shadows on Snow
Watercolour
15″ x 18″
$200

Her affection for the beauty of the nature is reflected in her paintings through realistic landscapes, colourful florals and ethnic rugs and copper pots.   Her paintings hang in many public and private collections in Canada, US and Europe. 

meral@altinbilek.com

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MARIA ANTONIV

Fall Marsh
Watercolour
12″ x 9″
$250

deromashka@gmail.com

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SHARON BACAL

Geometry- A straight line between any two points only exists in geometry
Watercolour on paper mounted on gallery panel
15″ x 23″
$1,400

I have been creating paintings and drawings in my studio for the past 25 years.  I see… I hear… I react… I express… On March 17, 2020, my world changed.  The pandemic hit and I thought I would be a good girl, self-isolate for two weeks and it would all be over.  Ha!  I think it is pretty clear that the joke was on me.  I watched in stunning surprise as the news of COVID-19 unfolded before my eyes. We are all in the same boat here.  We are dealing with life, one day at a time. I am hunting down that silver lining. My creativity has never been more charged.    I do not know what the future brings, but I do know that there will be light at the end of this tunnel.

Majesty- Sometimes, to really appreciate the majesty of the world, we need to take a moment to just unplug and walk about in it.
Watercolour on paper mounted on gallery panel. Resin-coated by artist
18″ x 18″
$1,600

sharonbacal@gmail.com
sharonbacal.com
instagram.com/sharonbacalart/
facebook.com/SharonBacalArt

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IRENE BARRAN-STEC

Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries
Hand-built porcelain clay, glaze, acrylics
36” x 36”
$1,800

irenebstec@sympatico.ca

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NANCY BEIMAN

Stacey Abrams- Wonder Woman of Georgia Ms Abrams successfully registered and inspired Black voters who ‘flipped’ the state, and the Senate, to the Democrats. (Other caricatures are the Governor of Georgia, Senate Leader Mitch McConnell, and DJ Trump).

Nancy was the first woman to graduate from the famous Character Animation Program at the California Institute of the Arts in 1979. Since then she has worked as an animator, director, character designer, storyboard artist, illustrator, and producer in feature films, television, commercials, and game animation in six countries. Nancy taught storyboard from 2008 to 2018 at the Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning and produced three independent animated films including A SHORT HISTORY OF INDIANS IN CANADA with author Thomas King. Nancy is the author of two books:  PREPARE TO BOARD! Creating Story and Characters for Animated Features and Shorts (Elsevier, 2012) and ANIMATED PERFORMANCE: Bringing imaginary animal, human and fantasy characters to life. (Bloomsbury Press, 2015). She has taught animation masterclasses in Colorado, Singapore, Denmark, and Taiwan. Nancy has been drawing political cartoons for two years, for obvious reasons. I learned caricature from T. Hee of the Disney studio, Sam Norkin of the New York Daily News, and Mort Drucker of MAD magazine; I was inspired, or compelled, to draw political cartoons beginning in 2018 to exorcise various demons.

Dracula Features Representative Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, who wrote the impeachment articles. Aides in the White House said that if they invoked the 25th amendment he might do something worse.

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LENORE CARR-SMITH

Dancing Shadows (Lily)
Acrylic on canvas
12″ x 16″
$250

The unique beauty of flowers stirs my emotions and inspires my paintings, stemming from growing up in Jamaica where I was surrounded by an abundance of exotic plants and flowers always in bloom. Blossoms fade far too quickly so I enjoy using my art to preserve them at their peak, keeping them alive by painting them close up and in a realistic style. I am happiest when out in nature and among flowers. Living in Toronto, this is not possible year-round except, of course, in my studio where I am surrounded by my paintings. I hope my art brings pleasure to the viewer, conveying the beauty and power of the flowers that captivate me.

Stargazer (Lily)
Acrylic on canvas
12″ x 16″
$250 SOLD

1lenore@rogers.com
lenorecarrsmith.com

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CHRISTY CHOR

Power of Nature
Cone 6 Stoneware and marbling effect with clear glazes
15” x 15” x 12”
SOLD

Christy Chor received her BA in Craft and Design from Sheridan College. She has participated in many local and international ceramic exhibitions in Canada, the United States, Hong Kong, and Serbia. Chor has received several academic and art scholarships and won as the Featured Student Artist in the Fusion Magazine 2020. Before moving to Canada from Hong Kong to study ceramics, she worked as a creative director and project manager and has a wealth of professional experience in architectural graphics, marketing, brand communication, and project management on art installation projects. 

She is a nature lover and storyteller. Her belief is all about “Back to Nature.” Nature is the source of her inspiration. The majesty of the landscape, the orchestra of wildlife, and life experience are all part of the flow of energy. She likes to observe and capture the grace and poetry of movements.

Roaring Sea
Cone 6 Stoneware and marbling effect with clear glazes
21” x 14” x 17”
NFS

christyymchor@gmail.com
christychor.com
instagram.com/christychor.ceramics
facebook.com/christy.chor.5/
christysart.myshopify.com (online store)

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ULLA DJELWEH

Grassy Waters #1
Signed archival pigment print 1/10
18″ x 12″
$250

Ulla is a Toronto-based interdisciplinary artist and a graduate of the Ontario College of Art. She has consistently exhibited and sold her work since 1985. In recent years Digital Photography has become her medium of choice. A passion for travel and foreign culture and her keen interest in people, architecture, landscapes and gardens often plant the seed for a visual story; the natural or man-made environment supplies an abundance of subjects. Current social and political issues might be addressed. Colours, shapes and lines – created by an ever-changing light and its reflections – become the trigger for a new project. Intrigued by light conditions and cloud reflections on the waters of the quiet dystopian landscape at the Grassy Waters prompted a series of photos. Additional images from this series can be viewed on my website. 

Grassy Waters #2
Signed archival pigment print 1/10
18″ x 12″
$250

ulladjelwehart@yahoo.ca
ulladjelweh.com
instagram.com/ullaphotoart

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SYLVIA FALKIEWICZ

Prom Night
Oil on canvas
32″ x 48″
$365 SOLD

Nature is the source of all true knowledge.   She has her own logic, her own laws, she has no effect without a cause nor invention without necessity.
~ Leonardo da Vinci

Untitled
Oil on canvas
24″ x 32″
$190

Ranch Horse
Acrylic on canvas
24″ x 32″
$135
Across the River
Oil on canvas
24″ x 32″
$135
Girl at the Beach
Oil on canvas
32″ x 48″
$245

sylvia.falkiewicz@gmail.com
instagram.com/art_by_sylvia2020

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SUSAN FARQUHAR

Epicormic 2  
Paper sculptural collage
25.5″ x 19.5″
$950

Susan first exhibited her own work in print shows in Alberta, Ontario and Newfoundland. Unique mixed media works began in the early 2000’s when she began producing solo exhibits for Ferneyhough Contemporary in North Bay and David Kaye Gallery in Toronto. Susan was awarded the Artist in Residence at the Women’s Art Association of Canada for 2018 – 2019 where she conducted printmaking workshops, gallery visits, a group print show and had a solo exhibit.

Early on as an artist I focused on the physicality of the environment and stories of its inhabitants. Canada’s Boreal Region especially inspired my process-driven approach: layers of texture, colour, repeated pattern, paper-cuts and coarse mark making. More recently I have attempted to grapple with the current concept of the Anthropocene- that our human activities have predominately changed the Earth’s climate.

I Am Connected 
Mixed media on canvas
24.5″ x 21″
$950

susanfarquhar5@gmail.com
susanfarquhar.com

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KATHLEEN GABRIEL

Spring: One
Acrylic and Japanese paper on canvas
10″ x 20″

Born in Hungary, award-winning artist Kathleen Gabriel graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD) in 1967, where she studied Drawing and Painting under Carl Schaefer, Eric Freifeld, Frederick Hagen and Christiane Pflug.  Upon graduation, Kathleen worked as a graphics designer and illustrator at McGraw Hill Publishers, for trade books and magazines; she also pursued an active career in both editorial and children’s illustrations and posters in her capacity as a freelance illustrator/designer for the publisher Thomas Nelson and Sons, and for magazines and journals such as Chatelaine, Fugue and the Financial Post.  She illustrated a series of children’s and young adults’ bilingual posters for Editions Soleil Publishing Inc.; she also designed and published her own set of art note cards under the publishing name of Kitty’s Garden.

She worked as a graphics designer for the Toronto Reference Library for 25 years, retiring in 2012.  In 1997, she won Metro Hall’s Manny Klein Award for her mixed media painting Returning to Eden in the Artfare exhibit.  In 2002, Kathleen won the Al and Malka Green Award for her painting Pierrot/Pierrette at a juried art show at the Women’s Art Association of Canada; this painting now hangs In the Toronto Western Hospital. 

Kathleen’s works have been put on display – whether for solo exhibitions, fund-raisers or as part of group shows – at the Women’s Art Association of Canada, the Hittite Gallery, the Edge Gallery, the Arts and Letters Club, the Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto Western Hospital, the Three’s Company restaurant, the Toronto Reference Library, the Textile Museum of Canada, and the Coffee Tree Roastery, as well as Gallery 38 at her residence; her works can also be found in private collections in France, England, Canada and the United States.  She continues to create new works of art in a variety of styles and mixed media, such as abstracts in acrylic, digital photography and illustrations on canvas.  She works from her home studio and enjoys her beautiful garden, where she paints and creates small textile pieces.  Her travels from past years in Canada, Europe, China, the United States and the Caribbean have also proven to be major sources of inspiration.

Life is a voyage of the heart and mind, evolving in a continuous creative process.   The arts, myths and legends are paths leading us back to the Garden of Eden.

Spring: Two
Acrylic and Japanese paper on canvas
10″ x 20″

kabrie2003@yahoo.ca

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CATHARINA GOLDNAU

Cracked
Stoneware, additions, oxides, glazes, multiple firings
18cm x 50cm x 42cm
$950

Growing up in the rural countryside among fields, rocks, lakes and trees, I now work in a large urban centre, immersed in concrete. Oscillating between these poles, my work strives to be a coupling of both, inviting the viewer to contemplate a piece of earthiness within the context of a fabricated object. We need nature to regenerate our soul and culture to challenge our minds.  While ceramic materials form the core of my practice, I also incorporate fibres, papers, stone and wood, refractory products, concrete, resins and ceramic shards. My work is inspired by objects of utility, past or present: the bowl – a universal containment object – cracked or broken, the essence of the object preserved. In juxtaposing earthy and  smooth surfaces, the materials explore the realm between nature and culture. Noble porcelain combined with rugged rocks make a culturally significant object, transformed by heat and gravity.

 Tangle
Custom clay, black porcelain, glazes
18cm x 43cm x 39cm 
$850

Catharina Goldnau explores transitions, juxtaposing traditions and materials in sculptural work that borders functionality. Born next to the Iron Curtain in Germany, she moved to Canada at the age of 19.  After academic studies, 4 children and a teaching career, she studied Ceramics at Sheridan College, under Linda Sormin and Laura Kukkee.  Catharina was awarded the Gardiner Museum Award for her work at the Graduating Show in 2018 and was featured in a solo exhibition at the Gardiner Museum in 2019.Catharina continues to innovate, exploring non-traditional ways of working with clays; mixing custom clays with unconventional materials yields intriguing variations of form and unusual finishes. Catharina is an award-winning graduate with a BA in Craft and Design with a specialty in Ceramics from Sheridan College.

cgoldnau@gmail.com

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VALENTINA HOTZ

The Autumn
Oil on canvas
36” x 36”
$3,600

Valentina Hotz holds Master’s degrees with Honours in Fine Art and Architecture. Over the last 25 years, she has held many successful solo exhibitions in Canada, USA, South Africa and Israel. She also designed a collectible coin for the Royal Canadian Mint and has had several large mural painting commissions. Her works are in many private collections in South Africa, Canada, USA, UK, France and on the cover of several books. Valentina lives in Toronto with her husband and daughter. Valentina’s style can be described as Magic Realism, where reality and dreams intertwine. In the manner of Leonor Fini, Paul Delvaux and Rene Magritte, she presents a world that is recognizably our own. Yet into this realistic world are introduced elements that derive from imagination, dreams and mythology.

The Homage to Vermeer
Egg tempera on Fabriano paper
19” x 19”
$1,800

valentina.hotz@gmail.com
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PIA ISRAELSSON

Under the tall trees #1
Pencil on paper
7″ x 5″
$175 Framed SOLD

Pia Israelsson lives and works in Toronto and relaxes on a tiny island on a big lake in Northern Ontario. She graduated from the architecture program at the University of Waterloo (also studying in Italy and Finland), and studied glass-blowing for 3 years at Sheridan’s Craft and Design Glass Studio in Oakville, Ontario. Most recently, Pia attended the Toronto School of Art and the Art Centre Program at Central Technical School in Toronto, taking classes in drawing, painting, print-making, sculpture, ceramics and photography.

Under the tall trees #2
Pencil on paper
7″ x 5″
$175 Framed

I am inspired by the underside of the visible world of nature. The series Under the tall trees is a study of some of the roots collected from my garden and the garden at the Women’s Art Association of Canada in Toronto. These botanical fragments are re-imagined in a new context of indeterminate scale, and invite the viewer to participate in the contemplation of this hidden world beneath our feet as well as our connections to each other and to something greater than ourselves.

pianotmaria@gmail.com
instagram.com/pia.not.maria

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GRETCHEN JEENS

In Living Colour
Oil on Canvas 
25” x 30” Unframed
$525

Gretchen Jeens graduated from OCAD University in 2009 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art, majoring in Drawing and Painting. She draws inspiration from the beauty of nature and colour, with a focus on exploring the complexities and the experience of women through figurative painting. Working comfortably in oil, acrylic, watercolour, pencil, and pen, she achieves a whimsically in the application of the chosen medium, while delighting in the physical and emotional act of painting itself. She is currently represented in several galleries throughout Ontario.

These two portraits demonstrate the use of colour in different ways. The application of acrylic paints in the painting ‘Living in Colour’ denotes spontaneity and joyful expression. A more refined and controlled application of oil on canvas is evident in the painting ‘In Living Colour’, expressing a more subtle appreciation of colour and mood. Figurative art and playful portraiture is my choice of expression during these days of isolation during the pandemic.

Living In Colour
Acrylic on Paper
9” x 11” Framed
$140

gret.ourhouse@sympatico.ca
instagram.com/gret.ourhouse
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CAROLYN JONGEWARD

Colour Wave 4
Acrylic on canvas
20″ x 24″
$740

Carolyn Jongeward designs and weaves weft-face tapestries with an emphasis on geometric and rhythmic patterning. She also creates dynamic abstract paintings and mixed media artwork, some with layers of block printing. Her work conveys the energy of vibrant and subtle colour interactions, and she seeks the lively edge between hidden order and sudden surprise. Carolyn’s tapestries have been exhibited and are in collections in Canada, United States and England. Her paintings are often exhibited in solo and group shows in Ontario. Carolyn learned from Navajo weavers in the US southwest, developed her knowledge and skill through years of practice, and completed an MA at Royal College of Art in London, England, in 1987, and an education doctorate at University of Toronto in 1995. Carolyn is a Board member of the Women’s Art Association of Canada and active as co-chair of the WAAC Arts Committee.

 

Diamond Lattice
Acrylic on linen on board
24″ x 18″
$600

The art I’ve chosen for this exhibition highlights the strong link to textile structures that emerges in many of my paintings. I build up multiple layers of colour—sometimes with layers of block printing as in Diamond Lattice—to create a richly coloured surface that appears textural. The overall composition for these paintings derives from sustaining rhythmic patterns through repetition and unlimited variation: such as Colour Wave 4, with its interlacing blocks and bands of colour.

carolyn.jongeward@gmail.com
carolynjongeward.com
instagram.com/carolynjongeward

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 TAI KIM

Songbirds- One Love!
Acrylic on canvas
18″ x 24″
$800

In this universe, and this planet mother Gaia humans are a microcosm. Everything is in me. These microcosms are connected within Indra-net(Buddhism). We are one. One love!

Harvest Moon
Acrylic on canvas
24″ x 30″
$1,400

tai8rasta@gmail.com

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SUSAN LAPPIN

Rain
Photographic art printed on archival paper
12″ x 12″ $150
(Framed 16″ x 16″ $225)

I have been expressing how I feel in my art for what seems a very long time now and with each year I gain a better understanding of myself and where I am going.  I am ‘free to be’.  In nature I can get ‘lost’ in the uniqueness of things and how quickly time passes and because of this I believe it is so very important for us to take a moment and appreciate everything around us. As all is forever changing. When we look at something are we really seeing? Are we are using our whole being, our senses, our minds and our emotions. Can we let go of trying to figure out what we are ‘suppose’ to see;  go beyond the labels society puts on things;  relax and stop, so that we can truly ‘see ‘? Things, events, people and everything around us are put into categories with labels so they can be identified and defined in words but that does not allow for feelings. Your vision of what you see is unique, yours alone and that is very special. You bring in everything that you have experienced. Ten people can look at the same picture and see it differently. As Frederick Frank puts it: “By these labels we recognize  everything, and no longer see anything. We know the labels on the bottles, but never taste the wine.” The difference between looking and seeing is in how involved you are in the action. You look at a flower that has been named a tulip or a rose but can you go beyond that and feel the colour, the softness, the strength, the gentleness? Do you experience what the flower is trying to share with you? Look around and ‘experience’ the every day things around you for this ‘moment in time’ is short lived. Don’t let the life in the world around you go by without being involved in it. Stop, see, experience.

 

Opinion
Photographic art printed on archival paper
12″ x 12″ $150
(Framed 16″ x 16″ $225)

My prints are created through the combination of many layers of different pictures I have taken over time. Sometimes drawing from pictures taken over many years or points in my life to create a picture that expresses the feeling of where I am at this moment, in this stage of my life. With reflection and creating, over sometimes weeks, I am able to put my feelings and moods into the picture. No two turn out the same, and all speak to me deeply. An expression of self. It is all about feelings.

These two prints express where I am at this time….Rain is a feeling of isolation which can be a difficult journey; and Opinion – an expression of ideas.

freetobephoto@gmail.com
free-to-be-photography.net
facebook.com/freetobephotography

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ADRIANA LEE

Astronaut
Mixed media on paper
23” x 29”

adriana@womensartofcanada.ca

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MARJORIE MOESER

Rolling Hills
Acrylic
26” x 32”
$1,500

Marjorie Moeser is a Canadian painter whose career spans decades. She studied Fine Arts at McGill University, Montreal, Ontario College of Art and Centennial College, Toronto. She has painted in Canada, the USA, and the South of France. She has had Solo exhibitions at the David Kaye Gallery, the Dignam Gallery, Women’s Art Association of Canada, the Ruth Upjohn Gallery, all in Toronto; The Big Picture, Main St. Gallery, the Unsettled Gallery, Mazlak McLeod Gallery, New Mexico. She has been in Group shows in Toronto, Santa Fe & Las Cruces, New Mexico; Galerie Imbert, Aix en Provence, France. Currently, she paints in Toronto, Canada, where she has her studio. She is a member of CARFAC, a professional Canadian artists’ organization, and also a member of WAAC, Women’s Art Association of Canada.

Desert Breeze
Acrylic
24” x 32”
$1,500

Moeser’s early paintings derive from rural Ontario landscapes punctuated with barns, farmsteads and fields. These are minimalist landscapes using flat colour and hard edge. New Mexico left an indelible mark not only on her perception of landscape, but also on her change in palette and style. What was once a minimalist approach, became expressionist, more painterly, with a palette of riotous colour. Her work is semi-abstract, often influenced by the topography of the Southwest. She calls herself a colourist with a full spectrum palette.

moemar98@hotmail.com

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JOANNE NELSON

Open Door
Acrylic on canvas
47″ x 35″ Framed
$1,100

Presently I am motivated by Abstract Expressionism, using mixed media. With energetic, impulsive and gestural brushstrokes, using acrylic paint, ink, charcoal and papers, I build, respond, deconstruct, and rebuild. Repeat.  The finished piece is made up of many layers through trial and error and retrial. The final product is always a surprise. Putting my truest self into my work enables me to create something that is authentic and emotionally charged. It is me.  I have exhibited in many group shows. My work has been collected in Canada, USA, and England.

joannenelsonart@gmail.com
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LEIGH NELSON

Water Movement
Digital media
20″ x 20″
$300

Leigh Nelson studied at the Toronto School of Art where she received her Fine Arts Diploma in 2001. She now  creates artwork using only digital media.

I played with the idea of motion waves and let it take us into a new atmosphere. This is all about letting your imagination come out and explore new views.

 

Light Sounds
Digital media
20″ x 20″
$300

mismatched88@gmail.com
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KAREN PERLMUTTER

Gracie #1
Chromogenic print
13 1/2″ x 14” Framed
$400

Karen Perlmutter is an award winning Photographer living in Toronto, Canada. She is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art class of 1980, and was a resident of the Banff School of Fine Arts. Karen spent 15 years meticulously photographing the Pino Christmas Series, which is housed in the permanent Collection of the Bibliothèque National in Paris, France. Karen opened her first commercial photography studio 37 years ago. “I’ve had a very exciting career, with a particular emphasis in portrait photography. I have also travelled throughout Mexico, France and Italy, photographing landscapes and street scenes for Solo Exhibitions. The texture of the scene is where my inspiration lies. I still shoot film….I love the quality of film; each type of film rendering a different mood and emotion to the subject. I work with intention, accentuating the fine details of each shot.”

Cypress Trees- Tuscany, Italy
Chromogenic print
17″ x 18” Framed
$450

Both these images were shot in black & white using 120 format film. I prefer the timeless quality I can obtain shooting in black & white. Both images were shot with my signature plastic toy camera. Gracie #1 is part of a series, accentuating the weathered texture of the architectural fragments, contrasted by the beautiful elegance of the reclining dog. Cypress Trees, Tuscany captures the light and darkness created by the linear placement of the majestic Cypress trees…..under the brilliant Tuscan sun.

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JANICE PICH

A Walk in the Storm
Acrylic on canvas
18″ x 14″
$350 SOLD

I am inspired by the world around me. Its beauty, shadows, colour and light. Painting is a record of my experiences in life and the feelings that they evoke. My first juried show was at the age of 17 after discovering oil paint. It was a decisive moment as I had found something I felt I was born to do. I work primarily in oil and acrylic from my home. I also create using oil pastels, conte pencil and charcoal. I expanded my knowledge through experimenting with pottery, life drawing and sculpting. My first private sale was in 2006 and I have completed commissions for repeat clients. During the big winter storm of 2019. I had just come home from work and couldn’t resist walking in the snow. It was very quiet. I walked to the park taking pictures as I went. I adore storms. The wildness of the weather exhilarates me.

jpich55@gmail.com

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JANET F. POTTER

Here and Then
Acrylic paint with recyclable pieces of Japanese paper and walnut homemade ink on4 layers of treated glass in a wood stand frame. 
10 1/2″ x 5″
$450

As an Artist I have become totally indulged in Recyclable Materials from Frames to papers, reusable printing materials etc.etc. All materials I use are processed with a wide range of Art Techniques to created  ‘A Zen Vision’ for the viewer. My Collection of Art has been exhibit across Canada (Coast to Coast) USA, England and Australia. I have received Awards and Acknowledgements for my Mixed Media with Handmade Books Exhibiting in the Brooklyn Library, New York and The Atlantic Museum in Halifax, N.S. I utilize a wide range of recyclable materials from Milk Carton Paper to anything that is found in my surroundings. Established  learned Asian and Western Art Techniques I will create a vision of depth emphasizing colours and various textures to give the viewer a sense of serenity through a peaceful Zen Style.

The Love of Ginkgo
Series of prints on mylar (front and back) in a glass frame
12″ x 15″
$450

jfpotter@sympatico.ca

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MARGARET RODGERS

Ice and Lace
Mixed media acrylic on mounted canvas
17″ x 15″
$400

Margaret Rodgers is an artist, writer and curator. She was founder of The Iris Group, taught at Durham and Centennial Colleges, and was Director/Curator at VAC Clarington. She is the author of Locating Alexandra about Painters Eleven artist Alexandra Luke, and is published in various journals. In 2015/16 she curated Crossing Borders, an exhibition exchange between BluSeed Studios, Saranac Lake, NY and VAC Clarington. Recently she was Guest Curator for The Robert McLaughlin Gallery exhibition Legacies: Luke, McLaughlin, Donovan, and MacGregor, September 9, 2017 – January 7, 2018.

Winter Brown
Acrylic and leaf on mounted canvas
15″ x 16″
$400

mrodgers@rogers.com
margaretrodgers.ca
theirisgroup.ca

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JUDITH ROSS

Cypress Trees, Italy
Watercolour
18″ x 16″
$250

I have been a landscape artist for about 20 years.  Since I have always appreciated nature and all its’ beauty, I felt that I must try to reproduce images so that I can appreciate  this beauty with watercolour paint.  My images are borrowed from the wonderful vacations in mainly Italy and France, which now has become my passion!!   I  have had many opportunities to show my work throughout Toronto, over the many years, and especially at Women’s Art.

Lake Como, Italy
Watercolour
16″ x 16″
$275

mike_judi@rogers.com

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TED SCOTT

Falling #2485
Giclee print 20″ x 15″
$375

Ted Scott is an accomplished photographer, architect, graphic designer, lecturer, and a passionate traveller and tour guide to Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan; Provence, France; and Tuscany, Italy. Ted has been making photographs since 1969, and had his first of more than two-dozen exhibitions at the Keenlyside Gallery in Vancouver in 1980. Subsequent exhibitions were in Vancouver, Toronto, France, and Brazil. Ted prefers making images that are divorced from reality, which are non-representational, but which are derived from conventional scenes in front of his camera.

These two images represent a new series for me which investigates the appearance of fabric shapes which are falling in mid-air and, thus, are free of all constraints except gravity. Previously, I asked a model to jump from a two-foot high wall so that I could see the configuration of her body when she was not posing, in that case being concerned with landing safely. Even previous to that example, in the movie, Tall Guy, Emma Thompson threw her duvet out of the second story window, and the camera followed it—in slow motion—down the the ground. The changing forms of the duvet, as it fell, were fascinating.

Falling #2170
Giclee print 20″ x 15″
$375

ted@tedscott.com
tedscott.com
tedscott.net

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DIANE SEGGER

Morning Mist
Acrylic
30″ x 30″
$450
Can you hear it?  Can you feel the momentum …. the rush of the stream travelling over the rocky surface, as its hypnotic sound welcomes and feeds nature at its best.  It represents a free spirit, unstoppable, never ending, forceful, yet peaceful and captivating all at the same time.

I love painting water in every way, especially water moving and water reflections.  There is something creative and magical about the piece when it is finished.  I have always loved to study water’s movement, its ever changing dimples and hear it lapping on the shoreline.  It hypnotizes me.  I find expressing its movement, whether gentle or powerful in my brush strokes on canvas captivates and envelopes me.  I have always been drawn to water and feel most satisfied when I with my end product  when water is part of my subject.  I paint primarily with oil and acrylic.  I have also successfully created many interesting sculptures with the use of seed pods from queen palm trees as well as other found objects.  I enjoy the adventure of seeing something with my eye that otherwise goes unnoticed and being able to create something from it.

Tethered
Acrylic
18″ x 24″
$350
Clarity ….  Reflective ….  Calm …   Where did this small row boat come from? Who did it carry and where have they gone?

diane.l.segger@gmail.com

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DENIZ SEKER

Healing
Mixed media textile and assemblage
22″ x 12″
$500

Deniz Seker earned her degree in engineering & economics and embarked on a professional career. She is a natural storyteller who found mixed media art 16 years ago to express her creative side and never looked back. For Deniz, art begins with prompts from nature.As she gathers these objects, she visualizes connections that might exist with the viewer or how each object might be related to another.  Her works are a delicate balance of small treasures that are fitted to tell the story.  She loves giving new life to old and once loved objects. A proud member of the WAAC, Deniz co-curated and installed more than 40 art shows since becoming a member in 2009. She created seven websites for online group art exhibits and several art books for other artists. Her “Deniz in Mushroomland” series is exhibited at Latitude 44 Gallery in the Junction all year around.

Ijeoma Umebinyuo  says: “Healing comes in waves / and maybe today / the wave hits the rocks / and that’s ok, / that’s ok, darling / you are still healing / you are still healing.”

Deniz says: “this mermaid piece when she first exhibited, it landed on the floor at WAAC and broken into pieces before even the opening of the show, never had a chance to swim, it hit on the rocks pretty hard. Now all healed comes back again, happily sitting on the rocks with a bird in her heart, HOPE.  Now ready to go with her mermaid friend to a garden party under the Aegean Sea.”

Garden Party in the Aegean Sea
Mixed media textile and assemblage
22″ x 14″
$450

deniz.eskr@gmail.com
aboxfullofstories.wordpress.com
facebook.com/deseker
instagram.com/denizinmushroomland

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JOCELYN SHAW

What’s Beyond
Pastel
14″ x 17″
$325

Three Guitars
Acrylic
15″ x 19″  
$450

jocies@sympatico.ca

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NANCY SIMMONS SMITH

Melinda
Acrylic
22″ x 22″
$400  
“The COVID 19 won’t be any harder to lose than the Freshman 15” Melinda told herself, and reached for another slice of delicious homemade bread.

Nancy Simmons Smith lives in Peterborough where she creates non-objective, abstract and figurative art. On the figurative side of her practice, Nancy’s specialty is portraits, monochrome when she wants to capture a likeness, and more colourful for abstraction. During the pandemic she has been producing a series of caricatures called COVID People to share with friends.  Nancy’s non-objective paintings usually begin spontaneously and she works intuitively, burying and unearthing marks and textures to explore surface, shape, colour, texture, and composition.  More recently she has been exploring the relationship among simple shapes and volumes in drawings and paintings. Nancy is a member of the Women’s Art Association of Canada (Toronto), Studio 201 in Peterborough and in 2020 joined A Place for the Arts (Bancroft).  Her paintings and drawings are found in private collections from coast to coast in Canada and in the United States.

Marcel
Acrylic
30″ x 22″
$450
As proof of immunization Marcel chose an ear tag rather than a microchip….and quickly regretted it.

COVID People – Last March when our lives became curtailed by the pandemic, I began painting a series of large cartoonish portraits now known as my COVID People.  This was my first foray into cartoons and the only objective was to amuse my friends (and myself!).   As each painting is finished, I circulate it with my captions to about 25 people.  Sometime they offer captions of their own which I’m compiling.    I hope they make you smile.

nesimmonssmith@gmail.com

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JOAN SOLOMON

Deer in Wintry Forest
Acrylic on canvas
12″ x 12″
$35

This painting is inspired by a video I found online. In December 2020, I was spending more time inside as a result of the pandemic. I wanted to explore something new, something that would take me outside like a winter scene. I watched a video tutorial by Jay Lee, a painter who posts her work on YouTube. Her work encouraged me to try using new tools, such as string and the edge of a gift card to apply acrylic paint on canvas. As I worked, I became immersed in the wintry scene.  I was lost in my work. I became focussed and relaxed while painting. Mostly, I paint to feel productive and I love expressing myself through artwork. My favourite part of this process was feeling that I was visiting this magical forest.

joansolomon@sympatico.ca

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CATHARINE SOMERVILLE

Greensleeves
Oil on canvas
16″ x20″ (Framed 17-1/2″ x 21-1/2″) 
$700

I paint considering the natural world. I look to the shifting landscape, wild and nurtured as a metaphysical response to my imaginings. I consider the ‘shades of grey’ and the contradictions between the solidity and the ephemeral in my life/work. My experiences of living in both Canada and the United Kingdom contribute to my kaleidoscopic relationship with identity and what the effect of being in a particular place might mean to the creation of a body of work. Colour is my main focus and I try to connect to the viewer though the emotional stream the painter has at her fingertips. My work attempts to reach an emotional response similar to the feeling music might create. Fundamental to my practice is the exploration of colour’s influence on a human’s senses and opinions. These works are completed in my studio from Plein Air work done in Niagara, Ontario.

Blue Wind
Oil on canvas
19″ x 29″ (Framed 27″ x37″) 
$4,000

catharinesomervillle@outlook.com
catharinesomerville.com
instagram.com/#catharinesomervillewilson 

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ANITA STEIN

Summer Storm
Acrylic on canvas
45″ x 56″
$1,500

I painted Summer Storm deep into the summer when there was a beautiful summer storm with loud thunder and lightning.  I can feel the energy of the weather.

 

Simply Birches
Acrylic on canvas
48″ x 58″
$1,500

I have painted for most of my life.   I started to pursue painting seriously many years ago after working in the corporate world and raising my family.  I love to play with colour and texture to  create something beautiful.   What drives me  to paint on a deeper level is the undeniable growth that I experience from the creative process.  Learning to let go, to trust,  to think outside the box, to listen to my intuition and to be more courageous.  I understand the vulnerabilities of intuitive work and the connection with the observer.  This passion leaves me continually learning and growing as an artist.

anitastein222@gmail.com
instagram.com/anitasteinart
facebook.com/anitasteinart

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