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...

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...
Aleatha Aiken-Sherrer

Aleatha Aiken-Sherrer

Aleatha Aiken-Sherrer, artist/ jeweller Artists Statement – Biography I’m a chronic hobby collector. I’m a hairstylist, a baker, a children’s book illustrator, and I love getting my hands into new mediums and techniques as much as I can but I...
Ivy Sinkunas

Ivy Sinkunas

Ivy Sinkunas | Digital Artist The Girl with the Red CoatSombre City Artists Statement – Biography I love colour. Colour evokes emotion. Colour enchants and affects our very core of well-being. We embrace colour to influence how we choose to feel, relate and...
Kenna McCall

Kenna McCall

Kenna McCall | Lapidarist and Metalsmith Artist’s Statement – Biography Kenna McCall is a local lapidarist and metalsmith. She mines local stones such as the rare Perthite, and sources exceptional rough material directly from ethical miners in her global...
MAG Conversations: Exploring Dance: May 10

MAG Conversations: Exploring Dance: May 10

MAG Conversations explores DANCE through performances of flamenco, belly dancing, and contemporary dance. Dancers will be on hand to speak with the audience after the performance. The evening takes place in the Sidecar Café on Main Street on Thursday, May 10th at 7:30...
MAG Sponsors Great Concert

MAG Sponsors Great Concert

Terrific concert April 8 sponsored by MAG in support of the Merrickville Centre for Arts & Culture. A lively performance by the Spring Pop-Up Choir, culmination of a weekend-long workshop for coral singers, and rockin’ music by Merrickville’s own Off...
In Memoriam: Beloved MAG Member Stuart Beaty

In Memoriam: Beloved MAG Member Stuart Beaty

MAG member Stuart Beaty passed away Saturday, March 24. There will be a celebration of Stuart’s life on April 5 at Blair Funeral Home, Smiths Falls. Visitation is from 12 – 2 and the celebration ceremony will take place at 2, with a reception to follow. Further...