Burlington Sculptors and Woodcarvers Guild

Objectives

  • To bring people together who have a common interest in carving and sculpting in a variety of media
  • To provide opportunities to share ideas and enthusiasm for the art form
  • To provide facilities for further development of carving and sculpting skills
  • To promote appreciation for carving and sculpting in the community

Facilities

  • Spacious, well-lit studio
  • Kiln room with electric kiln
  • Locker space
  • Basic wood carving and soap stone working tools
  • Bandsaws
  • Belt sander
  • Dust collector
  • Drill press
  • Sharpening Station
  • Sculpting stands

Activities

  • Members’ Juried Exhibition
  • Showcase
  • Kaleidoscope
  • Christmas Sale
  • Area Woodcarving Competitons
  • Carving Demonstrations for area Educational and Charitable Organizations

Meetings

Woodcarvers meet weekly at the following times:

  • Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:00am to noon
  • Thursday evenings from 7:30 to 10:00pm
  • Fridays from 9:00am to 5:00pm

Sculptors meet every Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Executive Meetings are held at 7:00pm on the first Tuesday of each month

Guild Membership

  • All guild members must be a Member in good standing of the Art Gallery of Burlington
  • Single membership – $50.00 per year
  • Seniors (65+) – $40.00 per year
  • Optional Locker Fee – $20.00 per year for 1/4 of Cupboard

Contact Us

Current Guild President: Ken Maitland, 905-634-1243

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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 adam.belovari@burlington.ca

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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MARY PHILPOTT: MURDER OF CROWS
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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OPENING IN JULY...
THE HILARIOUS MUSICAL COMEDY
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.

FOR TICKETS CALL THE BOX OFFICE AT 905-681-6000
OR VISIT THE

BPAC WEBSITE

OUR ARTISTIC TEAM

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

MARK ALLAN
as Leaf Coneybear

CHRISTOPHER ALAN GRAY
as Panch

SHAINA
SILVER-BAIRD
as Olive Ostrovsky

LAURA CASWELL as Marcy Park

CARA PANTALONE
as Rona

DANIEL SPRAGGE
as Chip Tolentino

GIOVANNI SPINA
as Mitch Mahoney

LESLIE KAY
as Schwarzy

NIKO COMBITSIS
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)...

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