Quinte Arts Council Gallery and Gift Shop,
36 Bridge Street East, downtown Belleville, Ontario
Spring 2018 SHOW: Runs April 12 to May 31, 2018
Opening reception at the QAC Gallery & Gift Shop (with live music and readings)
Thursday, April 12, from 4 to 7 pm
The QAC office, gallery and gift shop at 36 Bridge St. East in downtown Belleville is open for visitors, members and customers, Tuesday to Friday, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm and on Saturdays from 10 am to 4 pm.
To celebrate the Gallery’s new look and the Council’s rejuvenated outlook, we are planning a special opening on Thursday, April 12 from 4 to 7 pm. Everyone is invited to this show and reception entitled Spring Rejuvenation. The event will include a show of works by QAC member artists, refreshments, door prizes and a silent auction of prints donated by Wilkinson and Company, as well as other donated items.
ARTIST SUBMISSIONS FOR THE OPENING SHOW
We want to ensure that we showcase as many QAC member artists as possible and are inviting visual artists to submit one or two pieces of 2-dimensional work (ready to hang). We are also inviting artisans, writers, historians, musicians, videographers, etc. to also submit work to our growing gallery and display space. If you would like your work to be on display for the opening on April 12, please contact us no later than March 26 (*see contact info below). The show will run until May 31.
All submissions must be properly labelled (include artist’s name, title of piece, medium, price, and telephone number). Securely attach the label to the back or bottom of the piece.
Submissions must be delivered to the QAC on Tuesday, April 3 between 10 am and 7 pm.
Please note that, as we wish to show the work of as many artists as possible, size will be a consideration when selecting work.
Please price your work to reflect the QAC’s commission charge of 30% on sold pieces.
*For additional information or to express interest in participating in the show, please call 613-962-1232, email email@example.com, or drop in.
ON THE SHELVES OF THE QAC GALLERY
You will also find new photographic works by John Granton, hand-crafted jewellery and fused glass plates by Kirei Samuel; necklaces, earrings and hand-painted wine glasses by Tina Osborne; cozy and colourful infinity scarves by Carly Hansen; fused glass sun catchers and jewellery by Linda Conway; pottery by Pam Bailey-Brown, Niki Mitz and Perry Poupore; an incredible selection of wood turnings by Gary Matthews, Paul Steels and Kimball Scales; angels and Christmas ornaments by Lynda Pauk and Zak Seiben; mixed media by Jim Christy; hand-made soaps and soy candles blended with herbs and oils from Essential Relaxation; woven place mats, tea cozies and table runners by Anne M. Buckley; knitted hats for infants by Lee Ann Garrett; and Feeney’s fine assorted Christmas chocolates. Shopping for Secret Santa or holiday gifts has never been easier.
We also have a large selection of books by local authors – fiction, history, poetry, biography, humour, etc. – by Paul Kirby, Anne Schmeltzer, Kathy Figueroa, Nick Foley, Bill Kennedy, Armand P. LaBarge, Gerry Boyce, Dwayne LaFitte, Sheldon and Judith Godfrey, Kathryn MacDonald, Robin Timmerman, Karen Dack, Lee Ann Garrett, Grace Gayle, Donald W. Desaulniers, Peggy Dymond Leavey, Jack Evans and Cyndi L. Crowder, Orland French, William D. Hawthorne, Andrew Schartmann, Evelyn Wolfe, Aaron Bell, Jeffery Caulfield, Lorraine Fell, William Leverage, Jy Chiperzak, Elaine A. Small, Jane Simpson, Dave Boorne, Suzanne Pasternak and Andy Sparling.
The gift shop also has a selection of CDs and DVDs produced by local artists.