Friday, November 14, 2014

ArtNow for December 2014

PascaleDelhaye

Pascale Delhaye

CatherineBenny

Catherine Benny

 

Tuesday December 2nd, at 7pm,

 

at Westmount Public Library,

 

 ArtNow Westmount presents:

 

 

Pascale Delhaye

www.pascaledelhaye.com 

Pascale Delhaye was born in Belgium and calls Montreal her home.  Photography is her passion, as are polar bears and all that the Arctic has to offer. Whether travelling, or going about her day, Pascale is always with her camera at the ready.  She has also captured many newsworthy events and contributed to many local papers.
Delhaye has participated in a few local art shows, and her photographs are part of many private and corporate collections across Canada and the US.As she loves to "share the bears" she frequently donates her photographs for local fundraising events. Pascale has been selected to participate in a group show at the Gallery at Victoria Hall in July 2015

Catherine Benny

http://www.catherinebenny.com

In 2005, Cathy tried a painting class to challenge herself, this turned into a great passion which has served her well on many levels. Cathy’s paintings focus on natural elements such as landscapes, cityscapes and flowers.  She approaches her subjects with lively expressive brushwork that demonstrate her inclination towards a broad colourist palette.
Since 2011 she has done several group and solo shows in Montreal and in Florida where she spends some time in the winter. She is represented in Florida by Gallery 2014 in Hollywood

Thursday, October 16, 2014

ArtNow for November 2014

EvaLapka

EVA LAPKA

MarcTaroHolmes

MARC TARO HOLMES

 

Tuesday November 4th, at

 

Westmount Public Library

 

 ArtNow Westmount presents:

 

Marc Taro Holmes

http://citizensketcher.wordpress.com

Montreal artist Marc Taro Holmes has worked as an art director and conceptual designer in video games and film since 1995. His drawings have inspired teams of artists on projects as diverse as Electronic Arts’ Dragon Age and Walt Disney’s A Christmas Carol.

In recent years Marc has returned to the fine arts, with a focus on plein air painting and sketching on location. His love of spontaneous drawing in traditional media, and living a life combining art with experiencing the world, has led him to serve as a board member, artist/correspondent, and workshop instructor for the non-profit urbansketchers.org (an international organization dedicated to promoting the art of location drawing).

He is the author of The Urban Sketcher: Techniques for Seeing and Drawing on Location available from North Light Books, and he blogs at www.citizensketcher.com, where you can find a freely available stream of sketches, stories about the artist’s life, drawing tips and painting demos.

Eva Lapka

http://www.evalapka.com

Eva Lapka, a ceramic artist originally from the Czech Republic, completed her formal studies in sculpture and ceramic design at the Ecole des métier d'art in Brno.

Since 1988she has taught ceramics at several institutions in Montréal including the Visual Arts Centre, where in 1990 she became Director of the Ceramics Department, a position she held for over 14 years.

Since1979 she has exhibited extensively both in Canada and internationally. Her works can be found in collections throughout Québec, Canada, the United States and Europe.

Eva Lapka is the recipient of numerous grants and awards.
In 2013, she became a member of Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

ArtNow for October 2014


BettinoAssa TammySalzl

Betino Assa

Tammy Salzl


Tuesday October 7th, at

 

Westmount Public Library

 

 ArtNow Westmount presents:

 

Betino Assa

http://www.betinoassa.net/

Betino Assa was born in Bulgaria and currently lives in Montreal. Assa holds a BFA from the University of Manitoba, and a MFA from Concordia University’s Print Media Department. He has shown in solo exhibitions at Ken Segal Gallery (Winnipeg) and group exhibitions including RBC Painting Competition at The Power Plant (Toronto), BMO 1st Art Group Exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (Toronto) and Winter Warmer at Aceart Inc. (Winnipeg). 

Bettino has been the recipient of honourable mentions at the 2012 RBC Painting Competition, Mitch Gowler Memorial Award, Heinz Jordan Prize in Printmaking and in 2009 he was awarded the prestigious BMO 1st Art! Invitational Student Art Competition.

Tammy Salzl

www.tammysalzl.com

Tammy Salzl is a Montreal based painter whose figurative works use allegory and metaphor to convey what it means to be human in today's world. Our stories run through her work as a narrative: sometimes overt and enhanced by natural surroundings and supporting cast, and at other times whispered through the expression of face and body and raw flesh. 

Tammy has exhibited in public galleries and artist run centres across Canada as well as internationally. Recent solo exhibitions have been staged at The Dawson College Warren G. Flowers Gallery in Montreal, the Union Gallery in Kingston, Ontario, the AKA Gallery in Saskatoon, a solo show with residency at the SlaM Gallery in Berlin, Germany and two person shows at Latitude 53 Gallery in Edmonton and at the FOFA Gallery in Montreal. Salzl is a Tedeschi Scholarship recipient and has received grants and residencies from QALC, KIAC Centre in Dawson City Yukon, the Banff Centre, and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. She has upcoming shows in Montreal, Ottawa, Edmonton and Toronto.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

ArtNow for July 2014


MarthaMarkowski

JeanBruneau

Martha Markowsky

Jean Bruneau

Tuesday July 8th, at

Westmount Public Library

 

ArtNow Westmount presents:

 

Martha Markowsky

www.marthamarkowsky.com

Martha Markowsky is a nationally known Ottawa artist, represented in galleries in Quebec and Ontario.  The artist has been painting professionally for 28 years with more than 15 solo gallery exhibitions.
She is an elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists and in 2008, the City of Lachine awarded Martha the Award of Excellence for her contributions in art.  In 2009,she was awarded  second prize for originality in oil painting at the Circle des Artistes et Peintres de Quebec (CAPSQ). As well, she has received many other awards.
Martha teaches acrylic and oil painting with numerous associations, and has given workshops in the Charlevoix as well as Kamouraska regions of Quebec as well as in Limoux, France. 
Private and corporate collectors include Former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, Right Honourable Jean Chretien, Ottawa Senators Hockey Association,  Royal Ottawa Golf Club, TSN Toronto, the late Josef  Karsh, Senator Norm Adkins, Carmichael Engineering,  and many more.

Jean Bruneau

http://www.vizart.ca/

Native to Montreal Jean Bruneau has been an active photographer since 1971 and a journalist since 1990. Along side his  commercial photographic work he has  been specializing in underwater photography for the last few years.

Throughout the years, Jean's writing and photographs have been published in many magazines, books and catalogues, some of which are listed here: Canadian Wildlife Magazine, Ciel Variable, Espaces, Divers (Canada), La Plongée, L'Ardoise, L'Escale Nautique, Ski Press, Les Débrouillards, L'Image Vidéo (France), Photo Digest, Photo Sélection, Sloop, Sud-Ouest (France), Tandem, Sel & Poivre, Coup De Pouce, Joseph Giunta (Art work coffee table book). My Images are also part of private collections in Brazil, Canada, Cuba, Denmark, United States, France, Italy, Switzerland and Venezuela.

Friday, May 23, 2014

ArtNow for June 2014


RoxanneDyer Konstantin Velitchkov

Roxanne Dyer

Konstantin Velitchkov



Tuesday June 3rd, 
at 7p.m.

in Westmount Public Library

 

  ARTNOW presents:

 

 

Roxanne Dyer

http://roxannedyer.com

Roxanne Dyer is a Westmount based artist whose preferred subjects are the human form, portrait interpretations, and objects representing the figure.  Her current series of paintings entitled Evolo: in trutina is an exploration of the creative process, its evolutionary tendency and the often mysterious outcomes that result.  The individual subjects of this series: mannequins, dresses and the dynamic movement of the model are inspired by her career as a fashion designer.  The subjects woven together as an ongoing series are a metaphor for all forms of creative transformation as they occur in painting, design or the artist as an individual.

Evolo: in trutina is on exhibit at the Galerie de la Ville from June 1st to 28th, 2014.  The vernissage takes place on June 1st form 1 to 3 p.m.


Konstantin Velitchkov

Konstantin Velitchkov is a Montreal based sculptor.  His work focuses on figurative sculpture in clay, ceramic and bronze.  Born in Sofia, Bulgaria, he graduated from the Fine Arts Academy of Sofia and went on to specialize in monumental sculpture in Germany in the late 80’s. He has had numerous solo exhibitions in Sofia, Moscow, Berlin, Brussels, Prague and Montreal.

Konstantin is presently exploring monumental sculpture in resin and he also teaches art at F.A.C.E. in downtown Montreal

ArtNow for May 2014

KaiMcCall ClaireDesjardins

Kai McCall

Claire Desjardins


Tuesday May 6th, at

Westmount Public Library

 

ARTNOW presents:

 

Kai McCall 

http://www.kaimccall.com/

 

Kai McCall lives in Montreal and has exhibited his work professionally for 17 years. He has had solo and group shows in Canada, France, the United Kingdom and the United States, as well as participating in numerous art fairs: The Toronto International Art Fair, The Scope Art Fair (London, UK), The FIAC (Paris, France), Art Miami and Art Cologne. He is the recipient of three Canada Council grants and has his work in collections in Canada, the United States and Europe.
 

Claire Desjardins

http://www.clairedesjardins.com/

Claire comes from a long line of artists and grew up in Montreal (Canada). She worked for many years as a graphic designer and was ensconced in a life of technology and marketing. In 2011, she gave up the regular pay cheque to pursue her love of painting.
Claire received two grants to attend artist residencies at the Vermont Studio Center in 2011 and 2013. She is represented by Muse Gallery (Toronto) and is one of Saatchi Art’s best-selling artists; she was interviewed by Saatchi Art for their magazine in August 2012 and her work is regularly featured in their collections. The U.S. retail chain, Urban Outfitters, sells her original artwork under their Anthropologie banner online and in New York, Chicago, and Montreal under the Claire Desjardins signature label. They reproduce her art on their merchandise, such as bags, rugs, and bedding.  Claire’s work can be found in both private and corporate collections around the world.

ArtNow for April 2014

LyneBastien
LindaMorin

Lyne Bastien

Linda Morin



Tuesday April 1st, at

 

Westmount Public Library

 

ARTNOW presents:

 

 

Lyne Bastien

Lyne Bastien in La Presse
Upon learning that she had breast cancer in the fall of 2012, Lyne Bastien decided to paint an image every day. This one year experience resulted in the creation of a group of over one hundred paintings and an installation comprising eight hundred eggs which represent her journey with the disease and the evolving physical and emotional transformations. The works evoke an imaginary cellular realm where light and dark coexist. Clair-obscur is a visual diary punctuated by the artist’s reflections on the physical progression of the disease. It unfolds like a linear narrative born of the necessity to express her day-to-day experience.

Born in Abitibi, Lyne Bastien graduated from Concordia University with an MFA in Studio Art – printmaking. She has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions, namely Les Femmeuses, Pratt & Whitney Canada; Selected Works: The Cirque du Soleil Collection, Galerie l’Anse-au-Ciel; 200 Years of Lithography, Bibliothèque nationale du Québec. Her works have been purchased by la Banque Nationale de Paris, la Bibliothèque nationale du Québec, le Cirque du Soleil and Loto-Québec.



Linda Morin

http://www.lindamorin.com/
Through her body of work, Linda Morin reveals a fascinating world where art, fantasy and discovery intersect. A self-taught painter, she took various classes and workshops for several years in order to discover and develop a unique style.

Throughout her career, Linda Morin has exhibited her works in both solo and group exhibitions and has received numerous awards, grants and honourable mentions, including the Gold Medal from the Centre des Artistes Peintres et Sculpteurs du Québec (Association of Painters and Sculptors of Quebec) in 2012. Her works have been shown throughout Quebec, Ontario, the United-States and Europe. She has had solo exhibitions in galleries as well as at the Musée Marius-Barbeau, at the Gabrielle-Roy Library and at the Leonardo Da Vinci Cultural Center. Linda Morin’s work was also presented in collective exhibitions in various art centres in Canada and internationally, most importantly at the Wardnasse gallery in New York, at the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul, at the Chamber of commerce of the Montreal metropolitan area, at the Musée Beffroi in Belgium, at the Musée National de la Marine in Roumania and at the Quebec agency in London.

She is regularly invited to give workshops on creativity and spontaneity during art festivals and in artist studios. Her works have been acquired by a number of public and private collections.

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

ArtNow for March 2014

Susan Fowler

Jennifer Goddard





                                  
                                                                       

Tuesday March 4th

 

at 

Westmount Public Library

 

ARTNOW presents:        

 

Susan Fowler

Initially working in watercolour, Susan Fowler first gained recognition exhibiting with the Dorval and Lakeshore Artists' Associations and the early Société canadienne de l'aquarelle shows. She completed an honours BFA in Painting and Drawing at Concordia University (1990) and has been teaching art in the Montreal area for 30 years.
Her digital photographs, mixed media works on canvas, constructed sculptures, drawings and watercolours have been shown in over 30 solo and group exhibitions and can be found in private and public collections in Canada, Europe and the U.S.

She currently runs a weekly mixed media workshop at the Visual Arts Centre in Westmount and is preparing for “Interior  Narratives,” a three person exhibition with Claudine Ascher and Beverly Wight at the Stewart Hall Gallery this September.

Jennifer Goddard

http://www.saatchiart.com/jenagodd 
Jennifer Goddard is a see-er - with an intense passion for the body and its languages, the potent psychology of the portrait, and a deep emotional bond with the landscape.
Jennifer is a largely self-taught artist and lifelong, acute observer. Growing up, she trained with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, and at age 15, she received the Louis Muhlstock scholarship to study painting at the Banff Centre, subsequently returning for two more summers. She studied Graphic Design, and has been Art Director, Writer and Creative Director in advertising for over 20 years, with painting, studying and over 15 exhibitions ‘on the side’. Now freelance, she considers herself a fully-fledged, ‘re-emerging’ artist

Monday, January 20, 2014

ArtNow for February 2014

Daniel Tanguay

Lise Sorenson 


Tuesday February 4th at 7 p.m.

at

Westmount Public Library

ARTNOW presents: 


Lise Sorenson:

http://sorensen-arts.com/
Lise Sorensen embodies all of our romantic ideas of the ''plein air'' painter. With great love and enthusiasm, she tirelessly braves the forces of nature as she paints the harsh coastal beauty of Newfoundland.

Lise has been teaching painting and drawing for 30 years in Newfoundland and Quebec. She has taught at Memorial University's Grenfell College, where she designed and taught a master class in design for theatre, at MUN Extension Arts in St. Johns and Corner Brook, as well as at the Community College in Stephenville. Her work can be found in many public and private collections.


Daniel Tanguay

Throughout his life Daniel has questioned man's relationship to nature.  Coupled with his interest in the phenomenon of perception he expresses these feelings through art.

Born in Sept Iles on the north shore of the St Lawrence River about 800 km north east of Montreal, Daniel grew up in a mining town surrounded by the ocean on one side and the mountains on the other side. His formative years were spent exploring the forests expecting to get a glimpse at wildlife and staring at northern skies. Daniel moved to Montreal graduated  in Environmental Design from UQAM.
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