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 Ltd. & 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.

Featuring:

Jesse Gledhill – Windsor, ON, Ken Grahame – Windsor, ON, Gilles Hebert – Toronto, ON, Michaela Lucio – Chatham, ON, Chris McNamara – Tecumseh, ON, Sasha Opeiko – Windsor, ON, Valerie Pearson – Windsor, ON, Julie Sando – Windsor, ON, Leni Sinclair – Detroit, MI, USA, Irena Teske – Tecumseh, ON

 

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: Wed Mar 7, 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.

 

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 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

 

ECLECTIC PERSONAS: GERRY LAWHEAD

Opening Reception: TBA

Digital montage personas on canvas and other media.

 

MAY 2018
May 1 – May 26


POINT PELEE 100 STUDENT ART SHOW: Point Pelee National Park

Opening Reception & Awards: Fri May 11, 7pm

Celebrate the rich natural and cultural heritage of Point Pelee as we reflect on the history of community and conservation and look towards the future. 

Themes & Categories

Students are invited to create artwork celebrating Point Pelee in three different categories:

  • Conservation (Grades 1-4)
  • Community (Grades 5-8)
  • Looking to the Future (Grades 9-12)

 

NESTING: Leamington Flock Fest

Artist Talk: Sat May 19, 3-5pm + Closing Reception 5-7pm

The Leamington Flock Fest is an annual arts event which brings the community together to embrace the arts. The Flock Fest is an exhibition of work representing the journey of creative exploration, connecting and soring past our personal limits. It is an exhibit of new, inspirational and stimulating artwork that highlights artist’s feats and flights through the thrills of personal and spiritutal migration and growth. The theme of this year’s exhibit is “Nesting.” Artists may be inspired by an actual nest but artists are also free to share personal, mental, or spiritual inspirations and ideas that are representational for them of nesting.

 

SPRING STUDIO CLEAR OUT: Group Exhibit

Opening  Reception: Fri May 11, 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.

 

ECLECTIC PERSONAS: GERRY LAWHEAD

Opening Reception: TBD

Digital montage personas on canvas and other media.

 

JUNE 2017
May 30 – June 29


 

U18: 2018 LAC Members Show & Sale

Opening Reception: Fri June 1, 7-9pm

The 2018 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.

VANGUARD: Windsor Essex Youth Arts Collective Group Exhibit 

Opening Reception: Fri June 1, 7-9pm

Vanguard: Windsor-Essex Youth Arts Collective is a group of creatively driven youth who act as a voice for an emerging generation of the arts within the Windsor Essex region. We strives to enrich the artistic culture in our community through youth engagement, act as a vital resource for young artists, raise awareness regarding the importance of artistic endeavors, and generate opportunities for young creatives in Windsor and Essex County. 

This exhibition brings together new and returning members of the Vanguard team, celebrates our unique and shared experiences, shines a light on important issues affecting youth in our region, and promotes collaboration between all disciplines of artistic practice.

Featuring: Nina Blagic, Lina Chaker, Stephen Drouin, Sophie Hinch, Maria Jose, Mariana Mastrorocco, Lauren Reaume

 

CANADIAN LANDSCAPES: George Paginton

Opening Reception: Fri June 1, 7-9pm

Inspired by the Canadian landscape like the Group of Seven, George Paginton’s direct, truthful and rugged depiction of Canada served him as a personal escape. His intensity of colour and freedom of technique brought out a sense of beauty rarely seen because he preferred to paint for his own enjoyment.

Although roughly twenty years younger, Paginton was closely associated with the Group of Seven and even shared space in the Studio Building where many of the Group of Seven members worked. He became friends with A.Y. Jackson and was a pallbearer along with A.J. Casson at Jackson’s funeral.

His newspaper work, where he learned to grasp situations quickly, and his enjoyment of painting outside, where he learned to capture light in a moment, enabled him to create small panels and canvases in a single sitting. And it is in these small format works where his love of Canadian landscape is revealed. As plein air painter, his subject matter crossed the entire country from Newfoundland and New Brunswick, through Quebec and Ontario, to Alberta and British Columbia. Rarely did he rework his sketches into larger studio canvases but there are a few.

George Paginton’s work is held by many esteemed private collectors and as well as public and museum collections across Canada, including the Leamington Arts Centre.

 

ECLECTIC PERSONAS: GERRY LAWHEAD

Opening Reception: TBD

Digital montage personas on canvas and other media.

 

JULY 2018
July 3 – July 28

DIVERSITY: Jim Olgivie 

Opening Reception: Sat July 7, 1-4pm
 

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: Sat July 7, 1-4pm

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.

 

PEACE OF MIND: Chao Zhao 

Opening Reception: Sat July 7, 1-4pm

My Origami experience started from simple to complex folding and then evolved to creative works – folding a piece of paper without scissor cuts and no glue, making  a sheet of flat paper to beautiful 3D object…the whole processing is magic by folding methodology. I use the traditional Japanese pattern paper to fold paper to cherish. The modular Origami needs folding 30 to 60 units as it assembles into one marvellous Origami ball.

Exhibition including: Modular Origami – Flower balls and polyhedron balls, Origami Flowers, Wedding Decoration Origami, Origami gift Boxes.

My artwork is largely influenced by Chinese painting and calligraphy; practices that are rooted in Zen culture, which emphasizes a balance of natural beauty and simplicity.

 

ATMOSPHERES: Dorit Girash

Opening Reception: TBA

Description to come…

 

 

AUGUST 2017
Jul 31 – Aug 25



WHAT IS THE POINT: Carol Lynn Dayus-Graham

Opening Reception: TBA

The most unanswerable question. But is it?

When we start living thinking of this question, the point of life falls into place.

Life suddenly has context, meaning and substance.

The more aware we are of the important things in our lives, the less we will question what the point of it all is, and the more meaningful our living and our relationships with others will be.

I painted my way asking “What is the point”  to reach this substance which can easily get lost in daily life.

 

YOUNG @ H-Art: Half Century Club

Opening Reception: Sat Aug 11, 1-3pm

Description to come…

 

 

APRIL IN PARIS: Greg Campbell

Opening Reception: TBD

Description to come…

 

 

ATMOSPHERES: Dorit Girash

Opening Reception: TBA

Description to come…

SEPTEMBER 2018
Aug 28 – Sept 22

LIGHT – VISION – EMOTION – 2018: Phos3 Photography 

Opening Reception: TBD

Kathryn Parent and Dave Paddick are a husband and wife team, life partners and soul mates.  They are from Chatham, Ontario but they are not limited to this area. They are known Internationally and have sold their photos globally, won a plethora of photo contest and published in national magazines, Calendars and Papers. When not on a shoot you will often find them storm chasing (2017 participating by request, in the international NWS/Environment Canada Lighting Validation Research Project for the new GOES 16 Satellite, Lightning Mapper Program), storm spotting for Environment Canada or the NWS in the States or driving down country roads photographing abandon houses and whatever else catches their eyes along the way.

 

EXQUISIT CORPSE: GODS OF ROCK: Marshall Heaton & Laurie Langford

Opening Reception: TBA

This exhibition is based on the children’s game of ‘Exquisite Corpse’. We will utilize the body (from photographs) of deceased musicians, so that the subject matter is recognizable, and we will experiment with the middle and bottom segments with drawing and collage. The best ones will then be lithographed and framed.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY: Kimberly Heaton 

Opening Reception: TBA

Description to come…

 

 

ATMOSPHERES: Dorit Girash

Opening Reception: TBA

Description to come…

 

OCTOBER 2018
Sept 25 – Oct 27


AS I SEE IT: John Haynes 

Opening Reception: TBA
 

Description to come…

 

EXPOSED TO LIGHT: Douglas Bornn
Opening Reception: TBA

In recent years my photographs have increasingly headed towards abstraction.  I feel that much of my work (and for a long time now) has been motivated by a sense of the abstract even while working with wholly rational, unmanipulated subjects.  The photos on display in this show are a complete leap into the world of the abstract.

CRYSTAL CLEAR: Leyla Munteanu

Opening Reception: TBD

Description to come…

NOVEMBER 2018
Oct 30 – Nov 24

MEMBER SHOW & 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.

TBD: Seeking Solo or Group Submissions 

Opening Reception: TBD

Description to come…

CRYSTAL CLEAR: Leyla Munteanu

Opening Reception: TBD

Description to come…

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.

 

CRYSTAL CLEAR: Leyla Munteanu

Opening Reception: TBD

Description to come…