JANUARY 2018
Jan 2 – Jan 27


ANYTHING’S POSSIBLE:  2018 Amateur Photo Contest

Opening Reception & Awards: Fri Jan 12, 7pm

The LAC is proud to present its 2018 Anything’s Possible amateur photo contest. This annual exhibit features striking photographs in 3 categories: Parts & Pieces, Insects & Animals, Rain or Shine. With three prizes in each category, plus a People’s Choice Award, its certain to delight and prove that Anything IS Possible!

Sponsored by: Speedprint & Framing by Anna

IT HAS TO BE SAID:  Deborah Cameron

Opening Reception: Fri Jan 12, 7pm

it’s taken years
silence prevailed
Imprisoned by fears
But now it is time
The ghost is evicted
I can say what I sense

I’m no longer conflicted.

These paintings reflect the journey of me becoming conscious of the silence and being freed to share again.

 

 

FEBURARY 2018
Jan 30 – Feb 24


ZIP CODE: N8H1M4

Opening Reception: Fri Feb 2, 7-9pm

Zip Code is an exhibit of selected works from the region by guest curator Douglas Bedard (DKN Blues.) The exhibit’s focus is to bring togther a collection of efficacious works in a variety of mediums and subject matter throughout artist’s careers.

 

GO WITH THE FLOW: Leyla Munteanu

Opening Reception: Fri Feb 2, 7-9pm

Go With the Flow is an exhibit of select works by local artist Leyla Muntenau in the new experimental medium of poured paint. Munteanu uses specialized acrylic paints poured onto stretched canvas to create vibrant and hyper-colourful original works. As the paints and canvas interacted with gravity to take shape and form, Munteanu goes with the flow…

 

PERMANENT COLLECTION: Leamington Art Centre

Opening Reception: Fri Feb 2, 7-9pm

The SEAA/LAC’s collection is of great pride amongst its staff, members, and constituents. We take seriously our mission to enrich culture through the collection and preservation of art. Since its founding in 1971, the SEAA/LAC has acquired hundreds of works of art, collecting in the areas of Canadian and international historical and contemporary art.

The collection has been built both through donated gifts and considered purchases. Approximately 90% of Gallery acquisitions come from private donors—often dedicated collectors looking for a permanent home for their works where they will be appreciated, cared for, and put on display for others to enjoy. Artists also donate their work, such as Jeet Aulakh’s Namo Ek Yoge; 2010 oil on canvas. It is because of the generosity of these donors that the SEAA/LAC enjoys the position it holds as a collecting institution.

IT HAS TO BE SAID: Deborah Cameron

Opening Reception: Fri Feb 2, 7-9pm
it’s taken years
silence prevailed
Imprisoned by fears
But now it is time
The ghost is evicted
I can say what I sense

I’m no longer conflicted.

These paintings reflect the journey of me becoming conscious of the silence and being freed to share again.

 

MARCH 2018
Feb 27 – March 31


WFCU CREDIT UNION PAINTING COMPETITION + EXHIBIT: Group Exhibit

Opening Reception & Awards: Wed Mar 7, 7-9pm

The WFCU Credit Union Painting Competition + Exhibit is an incredible opportunity for emerging, mid-career and established artists to present their most accomplished works at the LAC for a chance to win cash prizes. The exhibit’s focus is highlight and celebrate the arts in our region and to offer financial support and an audience for artists. $1200 in Cash Prize will be awarded!
Sponsored by: WFCU Credit Union

BREAKING BARRIERS: Group Exhibit 

Opening Reception: Fri Mar 2, 7-9pm

The Breaking Barriers exhibition’s focus is to create an understanding of lived experiences. The exhibition seeks to highlight resilience and resourcefulness in coping with barriers. A barrier can be anything that one must overcome to reach a goal, even if the goal is simply to survive. Breaking Barriers is an exhibition for creative expression that empowers, builds awareness, and facilitates partnerships and collaborations.  Sponsored by: Art Indeed & Aleksander Estate Winery.

 

TBD: Seeking Solo or Group Submissions 

Opening Reception: Fri Mar 2, 7-9pm

Description to come…

 

IT HAS TO BE SAID:  Deborah Cameron

Opening Reception: Fri Jan 12, 7pm

it’s taken years
silence prevailed
Imprisoned by fears
But now it is time
The ghost is evicted
I can say what I sense

I’m no longer conflicted.

These paintings reflect the journey of me becoming conscious of the silence and being freed to share again.

 

APRIL 2018
Apr 3 – Apr 28


JURIED STUDENT ART SHOW: 20th Annual

Opening  Reception & Awards: Thurs April 12, 7pm

The LAC presents the 20th Annual Juried Student Art Show featuring works by Secondary Students from across Essex County. Categories include: Acrylic Painting, Oil Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Photography, Digital Media and Film.

$2100 IN CASH PRIZES will be awarded in EACH Category with a People’s Choice Award at the end of the month. Also, as a part of this event, a $100 “Future Artist” Award will be granted to the graduating student who showcases the most artistic potential.

Sponsored by: Rotary Club of Leamington & the Kiwanis Club

 

SPRING STUDIO CLEAR OUT: Group Exhibit

Opening  Reception: Thurs April 12, 7pm

Artists have cleared out their studios! Amazing CLEAR OUT DEALS on original and one of a kind works of art. Don’t miss this once a year chance to purchase art at discount. prices.

 

TBD: GERRY LAWHEAD

Opening Reception: TBD

Description to come…

 

MAY 2018
May 1 – May 26


100th ANNIVERSARY STUDENT ART SHOW: Point Pelee National Park

Opening Reception: Thurs May 10, 6-8pm

Description to come…

 

CRAFT FAIR IN THE GALLERY: group exhibit

Opening Reception: Fri May 4, 7-9pm

The LAC presents its new spring craft show in the gallery featuring a variety of local and handmade jewelry, pottery, candles, metal crafts, furniture, home décor, glassware, mixed media, needlework, paper crafts, scrapbooking, leatherwork & more!

 

REACH FOR THE SKY: Leamington Flock Fest

Opening Reception: TBA

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TBD: GERRY LAWHEAD

Opening Reception: TBD

Description to come…

 

JUNE 2017
May 30 – June 29


 

U18: 2018 SEAA/LAC Members Show & Sale

Opening Reception: TBA

The 2017 annual members show and sale celebrates the strength, vitality, creativity and wealth of talent found within the Leamington Arts Centre (LAC)/ South Essex Arts Association (SEAA). Each year, the diverse and outstanding works by our members creates an exciting and engaging exhibition whereby artists are able to showcase, share and sell their work.
 

The exhibition creates a platform for artists to network with peers to develop their skills and experiences.

TBD: Seeking Solo or Group Submissions 

Opening Reception: Fri Mar 2, 7-9pm

Description to come…

 

TBD: Seeking Solo or Group Submissions 

Opening Reception: Fri Mar 2, 7-9pm

Description to come…

 

TBD: GERRY LAWHEAD

Opening Reception: TBD

Description to come…

 

JULY 2018
July 3 – July 28

DIVERSITY: Jim Olgivie 

Opening Reception: TBA
 

Life is a pendulum. We get comfortable in our lives, our routines, and our day-to-day habits. And then the pendulum swings, and we want something new. We want a change; we want some Diversity in our life. This exhibit brings Diversity to you. Figures, abstracts, landscapes painted with palette knife, or brush. Pointillism, 3D, mixed media, an installation and more are all here. The focus of Diversity is not one art style. Its not a group show, but it looks like one at first glance. It is an exploration of many styles and subject matters and all deftly done by artist Jim Ogilvie. Take a break from your routine – your comfort zone and find a new outlook on life with Diversity – An exhibit for many by one.

 

A YEAR ON THE WATER: Rosemary Dzus

Opening Reception: TBD

This project is a documentary, or a diary, of a year’s worth of paintings of a single view at a specific time, of the marina harbour in Leamington, Ontario. I lived for a year in Leamington, and the harbour was across the street from where my husband and I lived. I embarked on this project to more fully develop my understanding of water and sky, so in that sense it is a study of these phenomena. As the body of work has grown, it has also become a journal of the days: the light, weather, clouds and wind throughout the year. The recording of each day’s waves and sky in their infinite variety, the waxing and waning of the light and my developing styles using a variety of media, all come together in this project.

 

TBD: Seeking Solo or Group Submissions 

Opening Reception: Fri Mar 2, 7-9pm

Description to come…

 

TBD: Dorit Girash

Opening Reception: TBD

Description to come…

 

 

AUGUST 2017
Jul 31 – Aug 25



CAROL LYNN DAYUS-GRAHAM

Opening Reception: TBA

TBA

 

SEPTEMBER 2018
Aug 28 – Sept 22

MARSHALL HEATON & LAURIE LANGFORD

Opening Reception: TBA

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OCTOBER 2018
Sept 25 – Oct 27


JOHN HAYNES

Opening Reception: TBA
 

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DOUGLAS BOURNE
Opening Reception: TBA

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NOVEMBER 2018
Oct 30 – Nov 24

MEMBER SHOW AND SALE: Shooters Photography Club 
Opening Reception: Wed Oct 31, 7-9pm

Have passion for photography? Interested in being involved and gaining some knowledge and experience? See what the Shooters Club members have been up to…

Get inspired to pull out your old camera, or fall in love with a beautiful landscape. The Shooters Show and Sale will definitely have something to catch your eye!

 FAR OUT SHOW: group show
Opening Reception: Wed Oct 31, 7-9pm
 
his exhibition’s focus is to highlight and showcase those offbeat, avant-guard, radical and/or extreme works of art that make us all think outside the box and push the limits of expressionism in contemporary art.
DECEMBER 2018
Nov 27 – Dec 22

A SIGNATURE CHRISTMAS: Indoor Artist Market
Opening Reception: Fri Dec 5, 4-7pm
 

LAC presents its annual indoor Christmas Arts & Crafts show. Featuring artists and artisans in a variety of mediums; photography, painting, jewelry, literary arts, crafts and more… This beautiful month long “gift shop” style exhibition has many great deals so come enjoy the works in a warm Christmas setting.