Supporting Local Artists: In Person and Online! - theHumm June 2020
Supporting Local Artists: In Person and Online! - theHumm June 2020
By Miss Cellaneous
The good news for area art lovers is that many local galleries have been able to re-open — most with reduced hours and all with extra safety precautions in place. We highly recommend a visit to Almonte’s General Fine Craft generalfinecraft.com and Sivarulrasa Gallery sivarulrasa.com , Riverguild Fine Crafts in Perth riverguild.com , and Bittersweet Gallery in Burnstown burnstown.ca/bittersweet , among others!
However, all studio tours and collective art shows have been cancelled or postponed for the time being, so we wanted to let you know what the various Ottawa Valley art organizations are doing to promote their members online. It’s not the same as experiencing works in person, but online sales can help support local artists — and brighten your home — in the meantime. Here’s what they have to say:
Almonte & Area Artists’ Assoc.
Art in the Attic is an art show and sale where local artists of all ages and experiences celebrate their creativity. It is run by the Almonte and Area Artists Association and is our main event of the year. We invite you to join us for our celebration of our 30th annual show and sale — online at almonteartintheattic.wordpress.com . The show runs until June 7.
Art Works! Perth
Art Works! Perth is an organization of creative artists working in and around the town of Perth. The group was founded to provide a network for rural artists to come together to talk, learn, develop ideas and provide opportunities for artists and community members to become involved in the visual arts in the Perth area. The annual studio tour for Art Works! Perth provided an opportunity to meet some of the people who make art in our community.
However, because of COVID-19, the studio tour planned for June had to be cancelled for this year. But this has not stopped the artists from creating new works waiting to be seen.
The current members of Art Works! Perth Studio Tour have created a virtual tour of the 2020 artists with a selection of their work that is available for purchase. To see our virtual gallery, visit artworksperth.ca and view each individual artist’s page. If you are intrigued by a painting or art piece, please contact the artist directly for purchase details. All of their contact information is on the website.
In addition, follow along on the Facebook and Instagram pages for Art Works! Perth to see more new work by our talented artists. And of course, we hope to see you in 2021 at our studios!
Arts Carleton Place
Arts Carleton Place (ACP) offers two shows per year, the next of which is tentatively scheduled for the weekend of September 26, featuring 28 regional artists. The list of participating artists and links to their work and biographical notes can be found at artscarletonplace.com . This show is the re-scheduling of the Fine Art Show normally held in May. ACP strives to organize premier art shows where local artists of all kinds can sell their art at fair prices and local residents can purchase seriously good art directly from the creators.
Twelve artists forming the Perth-based Local Colours Fine Art Group (Nora Brown, Thérèse Boisclair, Judy Hollinger, Claire Jacobs, Barbara Jordan, Aileen Merriam, Peggy Orders, Pat Purdy, Cathy Rivoire, Linda Svarckopf, Dayle Van Alstine and Judith Versavel) are celebrating their 5th year together in 2020. Their annual fine art show (normally held during Perth’s Festival of the Maples) was cancelled this year due to COVID-19, but they have future plans. They invite you to check out localcoloursartperth-on.ca . Purchase inquiries are always welcome, and you can find contact information for each artist there. Many of their members have previously been profiled in theHumm!
Rideau Lakes Artists’ Association
The Rideau Lakes Artists Association’s annual Art show “Paint the Summer” has been cancelled this year due to COVID-19, so instead we will be hosting a virtual show/sale called “An Inspirational Escape”.
Since early May, our talented and diverse artists have been showcasing their art on Facebook rideaulakeartists.com and Instagram instagram.com/rideaulakesartistsassoc . Supporting your local artists has never been easier! Like, share, spread the word and contact the individual artists if you wish to purchase a painting.
The Ten Collective
The Ten Collective is a group of ten Canadian artists featuring diverse backgrounds and styles of painting. They were just gearing up for their third annual show at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum when they had to cancel due to COVID, and they made the decision to put all of the artists’ new works on their wonderful website thetencollective.com . You can find the works and prices at that site, and then contact the artists directly to purchase or obtain more information.
West Carleton Arts Society
The West Carleton Arts Society (WCAS) is an active non-profit volunteer organization of vibrant, talented visual artists and fine artisans. The current environment has made it challenging to bring art to the community. You can connect directly with our artists by checking out their profiles on our website. WCAS has also intensified its social media presence to include artists’ new work and various social engagement activities. We are launching a new newsletter and if you are on our mailing list, you will receive regular bulletins about art activities and opportunities. Even if we must create alone, we can create together! Visit westcarletonartssociety.ca or find us on Facebook or Instagram.
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