The Elusive Art Buyer


By Kathy Marlene Bailey, March 29, 2016   Do you sometimes feel like you are beating your head on a brick wall when you plan on selling artwork? Where are those buyers, who are they and what do they want anyway?   Oh, those elusive buyers! You would think, after pouring your heart and soul […]

Kaleidoscope 2016 – 23-24 April


Kaleidoscope – April 23 – 24, 2016 Saturday, April 23rd   10am – 5pm Sunday, April 24th  12 noon – 5 pm   Creative Art Show and Sale   Kaleidoscope is a Art Show with many of the artisans offering their work for sale.  Many items are one of a kind.  The following artist guilds will […]

Arts Burlington Christmas Sale is Upon Us!

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Yet another year has passed, and the elves have been working hard at their art and their fine crafts. Come out to see what delights they might have that you can choose for your loved one’s stocking!

Art News

A selection of articles on art from a variety of sources.

A Spooky Encounter!

7 - Tim Laurin _Beach Party, 2014

A SPOOKY ENCOUNTER!   By Kathy Marlene Bailey   “It was so thought provoking”… I asked several people what they thought of the exhibit, “In Spirit”, as I milled around on opening night, Sept 18.  That was the response. Artists Heather Murray, Timothy Laurin and John Latour have put together a very interesting exhibit indeed […]

Fine Arts Speaker Series – Featured Artist – Laurie Wonfor Nolan

Laurie Wonfor Nolan paints in Cambridge, Tuesday, Monday. Mathew McCarthy, Record staff - see story by .
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SPELLBOUND: THE WORKINGS OF LAURIE WONFOR-NOLAN   By Kathy Marlene Bailey   The May meeting of the Burlington Fine Arts Association this year was a buzz with artists catching up since the last meeting, talking about their art, about their gardens, summer plans and drinking coffee.  After the meeting was pulled into order and Dominique […]

Announcement – Christmas Sale 2015!


Arts Burlington, with the support of the Art Gallery of Burlington, is pleased to announce the return of the highly popular Fine Art and Craft Christmas Sale again this year. As always, the members of Arts Burlington’s Guilds have prepared new and exciting works that will make unique gifts for friends and family. As has […]

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Burlington Arts Collective

I, too, have work in the same exhibition as Robert Bateman, as do over 70 other artists in Burlington Fine Art Association,s 50th anniversary exhibition. At the AGB 1333 Lakshore Rd Burlington. First artists talk is tomorrow Sunday June 26 at 1 p .m. See you there ! ... See MoreSee Less

Artists talk at the AGB Sunday at 1 p.m. don't forget !it's Free.
and interesting for everyone, a chance to learn what motivates each artist and how art begins.
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We've had some questions brought up by Pepper Parr on the doings of ACCOB of late - Pepper, thanks for your concern about the Arts in Burlington. We've been deepening our organizing and we're optimistic about ongoing talks with City Manager James Ridge towards the objectives as set out by the Cultural Action Plan. We expect to get back with an announcement in the coming months. ... See MoreSee Less

Call for Proposals - Culture Days, Burlington
Deadline: July 22, 2016

The seventh annual Culture Days weekend will take place Sept. 30, Oct. 1 and 2, 2016, and will promote free, hands-on, interactive activities that invite the public to participate behind-the-scenes to discover the world of artists, creators, historians, architects, curators, designers and other creative individuals in Burlington.

Culture Days is a national initiative that aims to raise awareness, provide accessibility and encourage participation and engagement in arts and cultural life. After the success of Burlington Culture Days in 2015, local creative organizations, venues, professionals and businesses are again invited to host events during the Culture Days weekend.

Submissions are open to residents of Burlington who would like to host a Culture Days event or activity. Artists from all disciplines are invited to submit a proposal. Events may include but are not limited to craft, dance, literary arts-spoken word, media arts-film, music, theatre, visual arts, performance art, etc. We may be able to provide you with free space for your project if required.

There will be a $100 honorarium for each selected proposal.

To be considered, please e-mail

1. A one page description of your event or activity including the proposed date and time.

2. The amount of space the event requires.

3. Technical, equipment and set-up requirements. Note: you may be required to supply these requirements.

4. Examples of your work as:

a. A link to an online video site, such as YouTube.
b. A maximum of 10 numbered jpeg images. Including the
artist's last name and number for each image
c. An image list of each jpeg file, artist name, size of work, media used and the year it was created.

5. Your resume including:

a. contact information - name, address, phone, email
b. education
c. exhibition/performance history
d. artist/group bio, maximum 60 words per artist
e. 3 page maximum.
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Art Gallery of Burlington
Location: Dan Lawrie Family Courtyard
Curator: Jonathan Smith
until September 25, 2016

Mary Philpott, a noted functional pottery whose work has been inspired by Neo-Gothic architecture and William Morris’ Arts and Craft ment, has in recent years taken her decorative motifs of animals and birds and transformed them into live-sized three dimensional sculptures, a perfect synthesis of nature and style set in our garden courtyard.
Inspired by the colour, narration and design of medieval illuminated books, tapestries and architecture, Mary’s work explores the story of flora and fauna in her surrounding landscape. At her studio, Verdant Tile Co., she designs custom pressed tile in porcelain. The animals and birds depicted in her tiles are frequently referenced in her sculptural pieces. In addition to receiving a BFA in Art History and Archaeology at the University of Guelph, Mary is a graduate of the Ceramics and Design program at the School of Craft and Design at Sheridan College. She has also studied Anthropology and Archaeology at McMaster University, and Ceramics Intensives at Alfred University in New York. Mary is the 2015 recipient of the Helen Copeland Award from the Ontario Craft Council for an established artist working in her field.
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25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
July 14-16 & 21-23 at 7:30pm July 17 & 24 at 2pm
The Burlington Performing Arts Centre Studio Theatre
KooGle Theatre Company
A hilarious musical comedy where six young spelling champions learn that winning (and losing) isn't everything. Winner of 2 TONY Awards, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences with its effortless wit and humor. Six quirky adolescents compete in the Bee, run by three equally quirky grown-ups, who candidly disclose hilarious and touching stories from their home lives. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a fast-paced crowd pleaser, an instant favourite! At every performance audience members can volunteer to be a part of the Spelling Bee on stage!

Talk backs will be held after each of the performances with various members of the company.




Director - Evan Tsitsias
Musical Director - Michael Mulrooney
Choreographer - Kiri-Lyn Muir

as Leaf Coneybear

as Panch

as Olive Ostrovsky


as Rona

as Chip Tolentino

as Mitch Mahoney

as Schwarzy

as William Barf
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Arts Burlington

Arts Burlington shared Art Gallery of Burlington's event. ... See MoreSee Less

UPCOMING: BFAA 50th Anniversary

June 15, 2016, 5:00pm

Art Gallery of Burlington

June - September 2016 Opening Reception: Wednesday June 15, 5pm-7pm To mark its 50th anniversary, the Burlington Fine Arts Association (BFAA)...

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Attention all Frank Lloyd Wright enthusiasts! The Guelph Arts Council is offering an exciting trip to visit New York State and Pennsylvania to tour Fallingwater and other Wright gems such as Graycliff, and the Darwin Martin House. We will also visit East Aurora, the home of the American Arts and Crafts Movement and have lunch and a tour at the Roycroft Inn. This beautiful fall colour getaway will take place from October 13-15, 2016, leaving from Guelph. This all-inclusive trip (only $765 Canadian) is filling up quickly. To register, contact Noecker Travel at 519-846-5307. ... See MoreSee Less

Arts Burlington shared Art Gallery of Burlington's event. ... See MoreSee Less

UPCOMING: BFAA 50th Anniversary

June 15, 2016, 5:00pm

Art Gallery of Burlington

June - September 2016 Opening Reception: Wednesday June 15, 5pm-7pm To mark its 50th anniversary, the Burlington Fine Arts Association (BFAA)...

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38th Annual Art Auction

June 3, 2016, 6:30pm

Art Gallery of Burlington

Friday June 3, 2016 Live & Silent Auction This year’s Art Auction celebrates the 100th anniversary of The Jack Pine, a beloved oil painting...

Calling all artists in Burlington. There are over 500 in Arts Burlington alone. Make your presence known! ... See MoreSee Less

The Fie Arts Society of Milton invites all artists to attend our Free Lecture, Tuesday April 26--details below. ... See MoreSee Less