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!

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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

Ursula McDermid created an event for The Arts & Cultural Collective of Burlington. ... See MoreSee Less

Escarpment Artists Show and Sale

June 4, 2016, 9:00am - June 5, 2016, 3:00pm

6459 Cedar Springs Rd, Burlington, ON L7P 0L3, Canada

Saturday and Sunday: Group show of Burlingon and Milton artists. Catch an additional show in Carlisle- Artists in the Country (see map) Everyo...

Interested in trying a new medium, but don't want to go to the expense and just want to have fun experimenting? Fine Arts Society of Milton is having a series of free one hour demos with take-aways. Check out the poster for details. ... See MoreSee Less

Wednesday, June 1 7:30 - 10 p.m. is the first part..Saturday is the second. A sneak peak about Wednsday Burlington She Bang at BPAC ... See MoreSee Less

Submissions for a "Collagism: A Survey of Contemporary Collage"
DEADLINE: June 17, 2016

Collage art of any medium will be considered for this group exhibition.

The exhibition will run from July 1 to August 1 at The Art Space (34 Frank Street, Strathroy, ON). There will be an opening reception at the gallery on July 8.

A selection of accepted works will be featured in an upcoming issue of Montreal-based Kolaj Magazine as an exhibition-in-print.

All submissions must include the following:
• Artist name and contact information
• Image(s) of submitted work (JPG or PDF format)
• Title of work(s)
• Dimensions of work(s)

Submissions can be sent by post or email.

Please email submissions to with the subject heading "Collage Submission".

Please mail hard-copy submissions to:

Museum Strathroy-Caradoc
34 Frank Street
Strathroy, ON
N7G 4H4
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There is something truly troubling about this and it's not the first time my colleagues or myself have felt unwelcome in our own city.
This sums up a lot of my mixed feelings towards Burlington as a city and trying to make a living as an artist.

Most of us make our livings right here and pay thousands of dollars a year in property taxes alone, yet more and more we're seen as a "nuisance" to those that may not directly enjoy the services we provide to create atmosphere, attract patrons to local business and yup you guessed it, major tourism dollars that The City enjoys.

They boast about their "homegrown talent" and use it for marketing, yet will never go to bat for musicians and instead hide behind a facade of "we love music! Look at our festival!".
Don't get me wrong, yes, there are some who support at a government level and those few, you know who you are and we thank you for standing with us, but Brad's story below just reinforces how we are being ousted from one of the last places to play in our own city - downtown, at a private business, during reasonable hours etc.
I know now I may be rambling a bit but this just gets me fired up for all sorts of reasons I won't get into.

Anyways I'll post exactly what went down in the comments for anyone who cares to follow along... or you can dig through Brad's original post and see this is not a whiney, entitled "art is hard" post. This is a case of someone being told they can no longer do the job they've been hired to do, with no notice, no severance pay, and no protection of his livelihood whatsoever because of one entitled resident with nothing better to do on a Holiday than complain.
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In The Midst of Sound/Image Making
June 1 ( 7:30 -10 p.m. )
Come and hang out with us in an immersive responsive audio visual environment as we prepare for The Whole Shebang Burlington (coming to the BPAC on June 4th!). Enter, relax, listen, watch, play, rejuvenate. Come for a drink. Meet new people. Move into a new comfort zone. Make new friends. Connect to your community. Be part of creating an experience that is collectively generated and enjoyed.
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In The Midst of Sound/Image Making

June 1, 2016, 7:30pm

The Burlington Performing Arts Centre

Come and hang out with us in an immersive responsive audio visual environment as we prepare for The Whole Shebang Burlington (coming to the BP...

We would love to see you at our Grand Opening this Saturday. There will be tours, dance performances and art demos, program registrations and a BBQ. See Burlington's newest arts centre Sky Phoenix Studios at 2258 Mountainside Drive, Unit 3 - May 28th, 1-4pm #dance #music #theatre #visualarts ... See MoreSee Less

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)...

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

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

Just a quick reminder....all systems are go! The event opens to the public in 1 hour! Looks like it will be a great day to get out and head down to the Gallery. ... See MoreSee Less

In the eye of the beholder.... ... See MoreSee Less