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

DOCUMENTARY FILMS at the Burlington Central Library Centennial Room
It's a wrap! Doc*Side summer documentary film series brings its season to a close with three exceptional stories:

Hurt: The Steve Fonyo Story, Tue August 2, 2pm & 7pm,
A profile of one-time Canadian national hero Steve Fonyo, who after completing his one-legged run across Canada in 1985, spent the next 30 years engaged in petty theft, larceny, and drug addiction. Spend a year in the world of this one-time hero and see how the run has nothing—and everything—to do with his life. (

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Art in the Park Oakville is on Mon Aug 1st, 10-5pm. There will be a number of Burlington Artists and Artisans participating, including several of us in the Art in Action, Burlington Studio Tour. Please come see our art in person, I will be in booth #143. ... See MoreSee Less

Can Craft? Craft Can!
Inaugural Canadian Craft Biennial Maker residency

Dates: September 5 to 15, 2017

The Art Gallery of Burlington (AGB), in collaboration with Craft Ontario (CC), is hosting a residency for up to six makers who work in craft disciplines as part of the inaugural Canadian Craft Biennial and Canada 150 celebration. The residency will take place at the AGB in Burlington, Ontario. The AGB is home of seven guilds—Potters, Woodcarvers and Sculptors, Photography, Fine Arts, Fibre Arts, Rug Hooking Craft, and Handweavers and Spinners. Each guild has their own fully equipped studio including ceramics with three different types of kilns (Raku, gas and electric), and a weaving studio with looms of many sizes. The residency aims to engage with the themes of the Biennale which include identity, materiality and the topical issues concerning Canada today.

The residency will provide a unique opportunity for the selected makers to exchange processes and ideas of their own medium and try new ones. A large open studio will provide each participant with a working table and materials, outdoor space will also be available, as well as access to the AGB studios and the possibility to work and exchange with guild members. We are looking for a range of makers both in terms of experience, and materials and processes used. A writers’ residency will take place at the same time doubling the opportunities to exchange with curators, scholars and critics.

Residents will:

Reside in shared accommodation with other members of the residency.
Attend workshops in various mediums
Engage with craft practitioners and theoreticians in a variety of settings
Actively participate in discussion with co-residents (makers and writers) in both structured and informal environments.
Attend the 2-day conference, part of the Can Craft? Craft Can! Biennale.
At the conclusion, residents will have the opportunity to discuss their experience as part of a round-table discussion that will be presented during the 2-day conference.

The residency will pay for travel to Burlington, Ontario, housing for the 10-days of the residency and will provide a per-diem allowance.

To apply, submit the following by September 30, 2016 to Denis Longchamps, Artistic Director and Chief Curator, Art Gallery of Burlington, by email at

A CV (3 pages max.) outlining your education, and working and exhibition experience as you see it relating to this residency.
A 300 word letter of intent outlining your hopes for the outcome of your attendance and how the residency fits into your broader career aspirations.
Written documents should be in Word or PDF and PC compatible format.
Up to 5 images of your most recent works (JPG, 1024 x 768 dpi) and a list of images.
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Lara M Aiken shared Art-O-Con's photo to the group: The Arts & Cultural Collective of Burlington. ... See MoreSee Less

Arts Burlington

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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

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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