MAG Artists Take Note: May 31 ~ “Artrepreneur”

MAG Artists Take Note: May 31 ~ “Artrepreneur”

At the last MAG – AGM, Nick Previsich mentioned that MOCA (Merrickville Organization for Culture and the Arts) was interested in helping local artists better understand the business side of producing and selling art. MOCA has been informed of an upcoming event...
Lesley Strutt

Lesley Strutt

Lesley Strutt, poet, novelist, playwright Artist’s Statement – Biography Lesley Strutt is an award-winning poet, novelist, and playwright. She lives in Merrickville, Ontario but she grew up in the Gatineau Hills on the edge of the forest. Her writing is...
MAG Photography Collective – Next Meeting April 3

MAG Photography Collective – Next Meeting April 3

The Merrickville Artists’ Guild (MAG) Photography Collective had a wonderful March meeting with a lively discussion of the upcoming MAG Tour and how the photographers can contribute to its success. The assignment for our April meeting is to submit images reflecting...
MAG Conversations: Landscape as Art: Mar 14

MAG Conversations: Landscape as Art: Mar 14

MAG members Martin Green and David Dunn join forces to talk about the creative relationships between artists and gardeners; exploring the significant roles that gardens play in nurturing the soul and the pleasure and joy that they give us by their company. Gardening...
MAG Artists in the Community

MAG Artists in the Community

MAG Artists is partnering with Gloria Stowell as part of the Brenda Carter Memorial Art Workshops for children 8 to 14. Martin Green (artist) assisted with The Clay Workshop – Bas Relief the third of four Heroes Art Workshops 2018/2019 being held in the...
MAG Artists in the Community

MAG Artists in the Community

MAG Artists is partnering with Gloria Stowell as part of the Brenda Carter Memorial Art Workshops for children 8 to 14. Larry Thompson (painter) assisted with The Inkmaster and the Apprentice, the second of four Heroes Art Workshops 2018/2019 being held in the...
MAG Conversations: Science Meets Art for the Environment: Jan 10

MAG Conversations: Science Meets Art for the Environment: Jan 10

Join us as we voyage into the world of science, photography, and storytelling with Dr. Shelley Ball, renowned biologist and environmentalist (www.biosphere-ed.org). Shelley will talk with Mike Venables about how she blends science and art to educate and raise...
Square Foot Show & Sale: Fiona McIntyre Design: Nov 10-Dec 22

Square Foot Show & Sale: Fiona McIntyre Design: Nov 10-Dec 22

MAG Artist Fiona McIntyre is hosting a unique show and sale at her Merrickville studio. All artworks are created in 12″x12″ format and priced at $80. The show features 51 pieces in a variety of media by 23 MAG Artists. Opening reception: Nov 10, 12-5 Show...
MAG Conversations: Nude or Naked: Nov 8

MAG Conversations: Nude or Naked: Nov 8

Last MAG Conversations for 2018. Thursday, November 8 at the Sidecar Café, beginning at 7:30. The topic is: “Nude or Naked? Figure representation through the ages” Martin Green will be in conversation with Joyce Morris of the Go Figure Life Drawing group. The...
Photography Collective Presents: Paul Matte: Nov 7

Photography Collective Presents: Paul Matte: Nov 7

The MAG Photography Collective (MCP) is pleased to announce that Paul Matte will be giving a presentation based on his book Open Aperture: The Evolution of Photography in an Abstract World. Paul is an award-winning photographer with over thirty-one years of teaching...
MAG Artists in the Community

MAG Artists in the Community

MAG Artists is partnering with Gloria Stowell as part of the Brenda Carter Memorial Art Workshops for children 8 to 14. Mary Loos (painter) assisted with Superhero Spatter Silhouettes, the first of four Heroes Art Workshops 2018/2019 being held in the Merrickville...
Sponsor Passport Draw Winner!

Sponsor Passport Draw Winner!

We’re thrilled to announce that Alice Gray of Smiths Falls (pictured right accepting her prize from MAG’s Lesley Strutt) is the winner of the 2018 MAG Studio Tour Sponsor Passport Draw. Alice wins a $150 voucher for the purchase of art from any 2018 tour...
Ballot Box at Start Here Flag!

Ballot Box at Start Here Flag!

Get your MAG Studio Tour Brochure from participating sponsors and collect stickers with purchase for a chance to win a $150 voucher to apply to the purchase of work by a MAG Artist on this year’s studio tour. Collect 10 stickers by the end of the tour on Sept...
Studio Tour Brochures & Maps

Studio Tour Brochures & Maps

Brochures for the 2018 MAG Studio Tour – containing tour maps, product previews and MAG’s all new prize draw passport – are now available. Visit MAG sponsors or MAG Artist studios to get your copy today.

Vernissage Triumph

Note from MAG president, Larry Thompson, in follow-up to this tremendous event, held September 14 at the MUAC (Merrickville United Arts Centre). Thank you to all the artists who participated in the very successful MAG Vernissage on Friday night. The exhibition was...
2018 Studio Tour Vernisage

2018 Studio Tour Vernisage

The general public is cordially invited to the Merrickville Artists’ Guild Annual Studio Tour Vernissage, featuring the work of this year’s participating tour artists. Friday, September, 14 7:30 – 10 pm Cash bar and light refreshments No charge for admission,...
MAG Conversations: Book Making: Sep 13

MAG Conversations: Book Making: Sep 13

We’re excited to share our upcoming MAG Conversation topic: “Of Making Many Books There is No End” A discussion between book artists Larry Thompson and Paul Champion Demers on the strange and not-so-gentle madness of creating beautiful hand-crafted books....
Johanna Jansen

Johanna Jansen

Johanna Jansen, ceramics artist Artist’s Statement – Biography The balance between tension, stillness, movement, expansion, volume as natural forces continues to feed my inspiration. In my ceramic work, I use low-fire ceramic techniques including raku,...
Don Crowder

Don Crowder

Don Crowder, wood turner Artist’s Statement – Biography For me, working in the world of wood turning began about ten years ago. I was looking for a relaxing, stress free hobby to counter balance my full time job, working as a Correctional Manager in a...
Go Figure Life Drawing

Go Figure Life Drawing

Go Figure Life Drawing, group drawing sessions Artists’ Statement – Biography The Go Figure Life Drawing group has been meeting in Burritt’s Rapids Community Hall for thirteen years. Sessions are held from 10am to 4pm on the third Sunday of every...
Art, Jazz & the Garden 2018

Art, Jazz & the Garden 2018

MAG member Dave Dunn, artist and owner of Rideau Woodland Ramble, hosted this terrific event Saturday, June 16. It showcased the art of MAG members in the exquisite natural setting of the Woodland Ramble. Cars lined Burritts Rapids Road as art and garden lovers took...
Douglas MacDonald

Douglas MacDonald

Douglas MacDonald, sculptor Artist’s Statement – Biography Inspired by decorative stone work that adorns heritage and historical buildings, Douglas MacDonald has been sculpting and casting a myriad of gargoyles, grotesques and greenmen for over twenty...
Conversations: The Art of Dance

Conversations: The Art of Dance

Again, MAG Conversations attracted an SRO crowd to the Sidecar Cafe on May 10, this time with three performances of very different dance styles by very different dancers. The program included flamenco, belly dancing and modern dance. Sara Pelizer of The Flamenco...
Herman Ruhlan

Herman Ruhlan

Herman Ruhland, mixed media artist Artist’s Statement – Biography Herman was born and educated in the Netherlands and was always interested in art. While drafted in the armed forces in the Netherlands, he attended evening art classes where he met artists...