MAG Conversations: The Sublime in Art: June 13

MAG Conversations: The Sublime in Art: June 13

In MAG’s June Conversations, Robert Sauve, who has been a docent at the National Gallery of Canada (NGC) for twelve years, is speaking on “the Sublime in Art.” The sublime has long been understood to mean a quality of greatness or grandeur that...
Conversations: Kudos to Holly and Gary

Conversations: Kudos to Holly and Gary

A fascinating evening was spent in “conversation” with Gary and Holly as they talked about their creative experiences in film and video. Gary as a cameraman of considerable experience in Hollywood North (Vancouver) in recent decades and Holly as an artist who enjoys...

Gordon Beck ~ In Memoriam

The arts community is deeply saddened by the recent loss of photo journalist Gordon Beck, an active member of MAG during his Merrickville years. Gordon, who was 78, died at his Brockville home after a determined – some would say inspirational – battle with cancer....
MAG Conversations: The Art of Moving Pictures: May 9

MAG Conversations: The Art of Moving Pictures: May 9

May Conversations showcases the incredible diversity of talent among MAG members as multi-media artist Holly Dean and film industry camera operator Gary Viola share their experience with the Art of Moving Pictures. “I am going to talk about my 30 years working...
Film Camera Lending Library ~ MAG Photography Collective

Film Camera Lending Library ~ MAG Photography Collective

The MAG Photographic Collective is creating an 35mm Film Camera Lending Library for Merrickville-Wolford photographers to experience film photography without purchasing any camera equipment. All you will need to access this resource is a Merrickville Public Library...
MAG Artists Take Note: Speakers Announced ~ Tickets on Sale

MAG Artists Take Note: Speakers Announced ~ Tickets on Sale

ARTPRENEUR Ottawa officially launches the sixth installment of Ottawa’s premiere cross-disciplinary event for creative entrepreneurs. This year’s theme is Creative Infrastructure: Media, Management, and Spaces with a lineup of speakers from artists to media owners,...
MAG Artists May Pop-up

MAG Artists May Pop-up

MAG Artists Kenna McCall and Johanna Jansen will be featured at a Pop-up Art Gallery in Merrickville throughout May. See Kenna’s unique stone jewelry and Johanna’s original ceramic art and sculpture at Abel Mountain: 306 St. Lawrence St. in...
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,...