OPEN CALL FOR ENTRY. open mediums.... BUTTON FACTORY ARTS.... "Cityscapes" show call for entry deadline for Sept.2nd. see ad for more info!
I hope you all have been having a fantastic summer, and are ready to gear up for another KWSA year!
The first meeting of the year is right around the corner! ( Tuesday Sept 1)This is the time where we pay our dues, and fill out the registration form. You can get your form ready beforehand by printing one from the email attachment, or our new website!
We need some volunteers for our upcoming meeting: 2-3 for set up, 1 for snacks, and 1 to be the greeter. Please send an email to Dimitra with the position you wish to volunteer for.
We have some fun things planned for this year, and many opportunities to show your art!
In an effort to encourage all of our members to keep creating, this year we are going to have a raffle you can enter once every meeting you attend, to win prizes like certificates or art supplies!
If anyone has news they wish to share please send us the information beforehand - this will make it easier for us to get accurate information in the minutes, and help the flow of our meetings.
Do you have any theme ideas for this year’s Homer Watson House and Gallery show? Submit your them to Dimitra.
We will also be announcing our Peoples Choice winner from our Button Factory Arts KWSA Members show in the spring. Two prizes will be awarded for first and second choices.
Please bring in a piece of artwork you made this coming Tuesday. Perhaps something you created something over the summer. We’re going to get to know each other better and share our art next meeting for the second portion of the night.
We look forward to seeing you all!
Guests are welcome to join us at our monthly meetings at the Button Factory, 25 Regina St. S. Waterloo
Annual Juried Art Show and Sale.
The Wellington Artists Gallery, located in Fergus, is holding their annual juried exhibition of fine arts. It will include collages, drawings, paintings, ceramics fibre art, glass, jewelry, metal, sculpture, wood and photography.
The opening reception and Awards Ceremony will take place on Saturday October 3rd, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
The exhibition runs from October 1st thru October 28th, 2015.
This year’s jurors are: Richard Marvin, Jim Reed and Phil Dietrich.
Marvin is an accomplished artist and graduate of the Ontario College of Art. He taught at OCA for 14 years and is a past president of the Association of Illustrators and Photographers.
Reed has experience in jurying various shows, such as the annual ‘Insights’ show in Elora, Ontario. Jim studied under the mentorship of Corbett Gray as well as other influential artists. His works are in the collections of the Wellington County Museum and Archives.
Dietrich is currently the museum technician at the Wellington County Museum and Archives. He is an artist, sculptor, graphic designer, carpenter, theatrical set designer, historian and writer. Phil attended the Ontario College of Art, studying sculpture, drawing, painting, printmaking and bronze foundry casting.
For more information, please call (519) 843-6303
'My Art Lounge' is now open.
Address : 31 Manitou Dr. #2, Kitchener, Ont.
226 606 1508 or 226 929 8377
My Art Lounge is not a gallery but it is a Social Painting Space and public Cafe where people can come and paint or have a cup of coffee.The painting part requires membership and we have a corner where members can show their art.
Membership is 20$ and members get 25$ worth of art materials (canvas and acrylic paint) that includes 2 hrs of painting time when they signup.
“My Art Lounge” will become an inspirational Art hub for everyone (kids, youth and adults) to unleash their inner creativity. It will bring people together to share, inspire & enjoy arts and culture.
“My Art Lounge” is artist run business that will provide an affordable and artistic environment for everyone to get inspired and produce a work of Art. It will facilitate hands on artistic experiences to enrich and expand the life of our community
Alem and Hailu.
Creative Catalyst, a website that sells art videos has posted the following information on their website and in their newsletter about the changes in copyright law in the U.S. Since this may affect artists in Canada eventually, here is a link so you can learn about these changes and how they might affect you as an artist.
Artists Alert RE: U.S. copyright issues
Marketing Workshop for Creative Workers
Tuesday, September 29 at 6:00pm to 8:00 pm
Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex in Waterloo, Ontario
This Free workshop is being put on by Create Waterloo
Check them out on Facebook to preregister
This FREE workshop will provide an introduction to the tools needed to succeed in marketing your art. This includes crafting a message, instruction on how to create a brand, and how to deliver a successful pitch to market your art. Artists and creatives working in all disciplines are invited to participate.
The first meeting this fall will be at 7 pm Tuesday September 1st, 2015 on the second floor of the Button Factory, 25 Regina St. S. Waterloo, ON
Membership is due at the September meeting. Please download the Registration Form, fill it in and bring your cheque or cash along to the meeting. (It will help if you come early to help the line go faster.)
The program for the evening will be announced soon.
Guests are welcome!!
This blog will have photos of KWSA events, announcements of KWSA meeting speakers and topics, information about the visual arts scene in the KW area. Members of KWSA are invited to submit information about visual arts events in the area, upcoming classes, and other news that is pertinent to visual arts in the area. Submit your information and photos to the webmaster