MAG Conversations Presents ~ Doug Phillips ~ Mar 12

MAG Conversations Presents ~ Doug Phillips ~ Mar 12

MAG Conversations will feature multi-talented Doug Phillips on March 12. Doug is a playwright, actor and award winning short story writer. His first play, Naan Bread, won the Ottawa Little Theatre Award. Righteous Tithe, a play turned film, was nominated for best...
Evening in Paris @ the Mainstreet ~ Benefits MAG Youth ~ Feb 15

Evening in Paris @ the Mainstreet ~ Benefits MAG Youth ~ Feb 15

Yves and Deb Grandmaitre along with Shelley and Mark Scullino are the Village chefs at the Mainstreet Dinner on Saturday February 15th. Themed An Evening in Paris,  the event is sponsored by MOCA (Merrickville Organization for Culture and Arts) with proceeds going to...
Bird Photography ~ Feb 12

Bird Photography ~ Feb 12

The Merrickville Artists’ Guild (MAG) Photographic Collective is delighted that Gerard Phillips, a well know local bird watcher and photographer, will be giving an illustrated talk at our meeting on February 12 at 7:00 PM in the Dart Room at the Goose & Gridiron...
MAG Conversations Presents: The Art of Writing: Jan 9

MAG Conversations Presents: The Art of Writing: Jan 9

“Beautifully crafted words have the power to captivate the mind of anybody” – Joseph Conrad … From the Iliad to Shakespeare, Dostoevsky to Atwood, whether poets, chroniclers, realists or romantics; the power and artistry of writing has been an important part of...
MAG Conversations Presents ~ Doug Phillips ~ Mar 12

MAG Conversations: Jan. 9 : Author Panel

Meet a novelist who is also an historian, an indigenous poet, a writer of short humorous stories, and a writer of special interest features when they sit down with the “conversationalists” and talk, each in their own special world, about what they write, why they...
MAG Conversations Presents ~ Doug Phillips ~ Mar 12

MAG Conversations: Arctic Twilight: Nov 14

Teacher and writer Claudia Coutu Radmore and writer Victor Suthren are slated to share stories of the arctic “you did not expect.” Claudia will be talking about her correspondence with a remarkable man, Leonard Budgell, a Hudson’s Bay Company agent who...
Bird Photography ~ Feb 12

Photography Collective – Next Meeting Nov 6

The November meeting of the MAG Photography Collective will consider the theme of “Thanksgiving.” Examples could be the amazing fall colours, giving thanks by feasting at the close of the harvest season, and/or anything else you can think of related to the theme....
2019 Studio Tour Brochures

2019 Studio Tour Brochures

MAG Artists are ramping up for our exciting 2019 Studio Tour. Brochures are available from all MAG Sponsors (see sidebar) and from MAG members. This year 25 individual MAG Artists and several arts groups and collectives are exhibiting and selling work in a multitude...
Bird Photography ~ Feb 12

Photography Collective – Next Meeting Sept 4

The next meeting of the Merrickville Artists’ Guild (MAG) Photography Collective will be Wednesday, September 4, 2019 starting at 7:00 PM in the Dart Room of the Goose & Gridiron Restaurant. Please watch our Facebook page for any last-minute changes:...
2019 Studio Tour Map

2019 Studio Tour Map

Get your 2019 MAG Studio Tour Brochure for a detailed map of studio locations and info on all 25 individual MAG Artists, arts groups, and collectives exhibiting in this year’s show. Available throughout Merrickville from MAG Sponsors (see sidebar) and MAG...
2019 MAG Studio Tour Passport Prize Draw

2019 MAG Studio Tour Passport Prize Draw

You could win a $150 voucher for the purchase of art from any of this year’s participating MAG Studio Tour Artists. Visit MAG sponsors any time up to Oct 6 to collect stickers with purchase. Collect 7 stickers on the passport in your Studio Tour brochure....
The Grotto Artworks

The Grotto Artworks

The Grotto Artworks, artist run gallery Statement The Grotto Artworks is an artist run gallery offering a wide range of local fine crafts including pewter, pottery, jewellery, wood turnings, woven silk scarves, carvings, and textile arts. Original works of art in oil,...
Willem Vlaanderen

Willem Vlaanderen

Willem Vlaanderen, acrylic painter Artist’s Statement – Biography   The Grotto Artworks Willem’s Studio 124 Carleys Corners Road, Merrickville, ON...
Bram D’Hoest

Bram D’Hoest

Bram D’Hoest, Woodworker Artist’s Statement – Biography I’m a programmer turned furniture maker, wood turner and CNC guy. Born and raised in Bruges – Belgium, I moved to Ottawa – Canada in 2009 where I worked as a software architect...
Katharine Fletcher

Katharine Fletcher

Katharine Fletcher, visual artist | writer Spirit Horse:: Fantasy -- work in progress. Original art and photo by Katharine Fletcher.Part of my Endangered series is almost completed. I've named this Otters At Play. Mixed-media original art and photo by Katharine...
Debbie Gilmer

Debbie Gilmer

Debbie Gilmer, potter Artist’s Statement – Biography Debbie Gilmer has been a full-time potter since 2004 with a studio and showroom near South Mountain. As a potter she enjoys simple forms with lots of throwing marks, showing that each piece is uniquely...
Beatrice Eberhart

Beatrice Eberhart

Beatrice Eberhart, mixed media artist Beatrice Eberhard grew up in Switzerland, studied fine art ceramic at the school of art and design SfG in Bern. In 2000 she immigrated to Canada and lived 12 years in Alberta before moving to Gananoque, Ontario in 2013. Her...
Marje Fletcher

Marje Fletcher

Marje Fletcher, plein air artist Artist’s Statement – Biography Marje has made the Ottawa Valley her home for most of her life …. she has travelled extensively and loves to reflect the rural scenes of Ontario and Quebec in her plein air paintings....
MAG Conversations Presents ~ Doug Phillips ~ Mar 12

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....
Conversations: Kudos to Holly and Gary

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...