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January

January 2 – February 2

8×10: 2019 Amateur Photography Contest 

Opening Reception & Awards: Fri Jan 11, 7pm

The LAC is proud to present the 8×10: 2019 amateur photo contest. This annual exhibit features striking photographs in 3 categories: Wildlife, Smartphone Photography, and Buildings. 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

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CRYSTAL CLEAR: Leyla Munteanu

Opening Reception: Fri Jan 11, 7pm

Crystal Clear 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…

February

February 5 – March 2

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Opening Reception: Fri Feb 15, 7-9pm

Zip Code is an exhibit of selected works from the region by a guest curator. The exhibit’s focus is to bring together a collection of efficacious works in a variety of mediums and subject matter throughout the artist’s careers.  The LAC is proud to feature and welcome new exhibiting artists to the LAC and our region.

Featuring:

Featuring:

Crystal Wagner, Darla Fisher-Odjig (Nadeau), Douglas Bedard, Elizabeth Sunnen, Irina Teske, Kara Smith, Laurie Langford, Lorie Thibault, Michaela Lucio, Michelle Bogggess, Nora Harvey, Sarah Robbins, Scott Taylor, Toni MacDonald Wells, Valerie Pearson, Ziguita Riberdy and Cardinal Carter S.S. Student Collaboration: Allyx Zittlau, Jaymieson Grosse, Rickelmy Lima, Mathew JeJou, Hanna Lebedyk, Lilly Adams, Felicia Tavares

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THE HENRY COLLECTION: Municipality of Leamington

Opening Reception: Fri Feb 15, 7-9pm

The Henry Family traveled the world collecting art and artifacts from all around the world and as far away as East Asia. The collection includes oil paintings from across Canada and the United States, porcelain figurines from China, jade and silver sculptures and reliefs, plus much, much more. 

This prominent collection was gifted to the Municipality of Leamington and is currently in care and possession of the Leamington Arts Centre/ South Essex Arts Association.

Regularly select works form the collection are brought into the gallery space for public viewing. Works selected for this exhibit primarily include two-dimensional works in the medium of oil, acrylic and watercolour, and a number of them by well-known Canadian painters.

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NEW ACQUISITIONS: LAC Permanent Collection

Opening Reception: Fri Feb 15, 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.  It is because of the generosity of these donors that the SEAA/LAC enjoys the position it holds as a collecting institution.

 

This exhibit features works collected primarily in 2018.

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Opening Reception: Fri Feb 15, 7-9pm

25 has many meanings in this first time, TWNENTYfive themed group exhibit.

How it worked: The LAC put out a call to all local artists and those who answered were each given a blank canvas and a 25% off coupon for art supplies from the LAC art supply store, then approximately one month or less to finish the canvas in any style, subject matter and medium and return it to the LAC before the deadline. All those works are now on display.

Cast your vote today for BEST IN SHOW! The winning artist will receive a $25 gift card to the LAC for more art supplies, plus a distinguished award certificate to use as bragging rights!

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CRYSTAL CLEAR: Leyla Munteanu

Opening Reception: Fri Jan 11, 7pm

Crystal Clear 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…

March

March 5 – March 30

WFCU CREDIT UNION: painting competition + exhibit

Opening Reception & Awards: Fri Mar 22, 7pm

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

INCONVENIENT LANDSCAPES: Sophie Hinch & Ina Vu

Opening Reception: Fri Mar 22, 7-9pm

A two person show exploring identity and culture in relation to Place.

SOPHIE HINCH: Place is a central facet of someone’s identity. It affects how people define Identity, and Places come to signify and mirror people. My work aims to translate complex information into a simplified visual language and transform natural forms into diagrams. By reworking existing landscapes, I alter their intended function and present an alternate point of view. I want to show a Place without literally depicting it, but rather convey the feeling or memory it evokes. This compilation of works explore the importance of family with a strong emphasis on francophone culture

INA VU: Place is a mental cultural construct: a space beyond a geographical boundary that reflects vulnerable spiritual landscape in an absolute sense.Influenced by the violent disintegration of a homeland, I convey my rise from ethnic definition, and belonging to a space through humanity and nature. The idea of a conceptual universal Place is expressed through the abstract form without delineating the backdrop or foreground. The strong marks express a “moral gesture” in a violent relationship between an industrial society and nature as a response to various aspects of climate, geology, vegetation, and various life changes.

ART ON CULTURE: the exhibit

Opening Reception: Fri Mar 22, 7-9pm

Granted by the city of Windsor through the Arts Culture and Heritage Fund, Art on Culture is a line of artistic clothing developed by local artists and designers with the intention of showcasing what Culture means and looks like to them. The works were presented at the Water’s Edge Event Centre in Windsor on February 21, 2019 during an exceptional and inspirational fashion show.

Featuring work by:

Alysha Ellis, Angie Hart, Ashely Reginier, Aundrea Cervi, Briana Benore, David Derkatz, Derrick Biso, Ina Vu, Laura Service, Lindsey Whalen, Samantha Enriquez, Sarah Fram, Sarah Morris, Sophie Hinch, Stephen Drouin, Tena Campbell, Tracey Brown, Trina Hesman

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Opening Reception: Fri Jan 11, 7pm

Seeking artist submission for this exhibtion space. Please inquire for more information or visit the Submission page and navigate to the solo exhibition section at the bottom the page for more information.

April

April 2 – April 27th

JURIED STUDENT ART SHOW: 21st Annual

Opening  Reception & Awards: Thurs April 11, 7pm

The LAC presents the 21st 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.

$2120 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

OPEN: tba

Opening Reception: Fri April 11, 7pm

Seeking artist submission for this exhibtion space. Please inquire for more information or visit the Submission page and navigate to the solo exhibition section at the bottom the page for more information.

May

April 30th – May 25th

INCUBATION: Flock Fest 

Opening Reception: Fri. May 3, 7-9pm 

Artist Talk: tba

The Flock Fest is an annual arts event which brings the community together to embrace the arts. The Flock Fest is an exhibition of works 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 spiritual migration and growth.

The theme of this  year’s exhibit is Incubation: the process of incubating: to maintain under conditions favorable for hatching of development. To cause or aid in the development of an idea. 

SPRING STUDIO CLEAR OUT

Opening Reception: Fri May 3, 7-9pm

Thinking of adding some local, original art to your home? This is your chance to support an artist and fill your walls! Artists have cleared out their studios and passed on the savings to you! Greatly discounted works in a variety of mediums, sizes and styles.

THE SHORES OF ERIE: Lorraine Moon

Opening Reception: Fri May 3, 7-9pm 

Details coming soon… 

 

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Opening Reception: Fri April 11, 7pm

Seeking artist submission for this exhibtion space. Please inquire for more information or visit the Submission page and navigate to the solo exhibition section at the bottom the page for more information.

June

May 28th – June 27th

U19: 2019 LAC Members Show & Sale

Opening Reception: Fri. June 7, 7-9pm 

The 2019 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

TBA: Leyla Munteanu

Opening Reception: Fri. June 7, 7-9pm 

Details coming soon… 

TBA: LeyDan Students

Opening Reception: Opening Reception: Fri. June 7, 7-9pm 

Details coming soon… 

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Seeking artist submission for this exhibtion space. Please inquire for more information or visit the Submission page and navigate to the solo exhibition section at the bottom the page for more information.

July

July 2 – July 28th

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STORIES FROM THE OLD TESTIMENT: Bryan Halls

Opening Reception: Fri. July 5, 7-9pm 
 

“The Old Testament is the first part of the Christian Bible. Based primarily upon the Hebrew Bible (or Tanakh), a collection of ancient religious writing by the Israelites believed by most Christians and religious Jews to be the sacred Word of God.”

In this series of twenty paintings there are illustrations of different themes and situations, some that not all would believe are in the bible if not already aware.  Showing that Gods design for his/her people may not seem to be perfect to the people but none the less are Gods design. This I try to convey through this series to educate not only Jews and Christians but all people so that we can all see that we are not perfect even when blessed by God.

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LIGHT – VISION – EMOTION 2019: Phos3 Photography  

Opening Reception: Fri. July 5, 7-9pm

Details coming soon… 

TBA: Mike Ondrovcik

Opening Reception: Fri. July 5, 7-9pm

Details coming soon… 

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Opening Reception: TBA

Seeking artist submission for this exhibtion space. Please inquire for more information or visit the Submission page and navigate to the solo exhibition section at the bottom the page for more information.

August

July 30th – August 24th

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THE TRUTH HAS LEGS: Talysha Bujold-Abu

Opening Reception: Fri Aug 9, 7-9pm

Non-beings and surreal monsters are the embodiment of an undefinable blackness – those that occupy the liminal in-between of mixed heritage. THE TRUTH HAS LEGS is a series of large scale drawings that examine a sense of the-self and a sense of otherness; pattern becoming visual narrative as a method of exploring shifting interpretations of identity.   

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ENTER FANTASAGO 3 Jay Raven

Opening Reception: tba

Seeking artist submission for this exhibtion space. Please inquire for more information or visit the Submission page and navigate to the solo exhibition section at the bottom the page for more information.

LOCAL DIY

Opening Reception: Fri Aug 9, 7-9pm
 

Shop Local? Buy Local? Love Local? This exhibit showcases the do-it yourselfers out there who create handmade, unique and one of a kind arts and crafts from driftwood to fabricated steel furniture, wearables like clothing or jewelry, textiles and housewares… if its handmade, its here! Artisans show off their creativity and unique style for crafting in this celebratory DIY exhibit.

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Opening Reception: tba

Seeking artist submission for this exhibtion space. Please inquire for more information or visit the Submission page and navigate to the solo exhibition section at the bottom the page for more information.

September 

August 27th – September 21st

TBA: Doug Bedard

Opening Reception: Fri. Sept. 6, 7-9pm 
 

Further details coming.

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TASTE OF LEAMINGTON: Municipality of Leamington

Opening Reception: Fri. Sept. 6, 7-9pm

Details coming soon… 

 

TBA: Valerie Pearson

Opening Reception: Fri. Sept. 6, 7-9pm
 

Further details coming.

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Opening Reception: tba

Seeking artist submission for this exhibtion space. Please inquire for more information or visit the Submission page and navigate to the solo exhibition section at the bottom the page for more information.

October

September 24th – October 19th

TBA: Remix Gallery Collective 

Opening Reception: Fri. Oct. 4, 7-9pm 
 
We are a collective of Canadian artists formed because our work is outside of the mainstream art culture and shares elements with Outsider Art. Each artist‘s work shows aspects of Outsider Art but it is not Folk art or artwork made in isolation. It fits more into Art Singular which fits under the umbrella of Outsider Art. It often has, but isn’t limited to having, political or sociological content and it is not influenced by the contemporary art school and MFA aesthetic. Some of our members have no formal art education and are self-taught. Others have art school and MFA backgrounds but do not follow in that tradition. Our members come from different backgrounds and life experiences.

We make art that is true, genuine, and unique.  Aspects of our work we hold in common are the use of recycled materials, the emphasis on Collage and Assemblage, and the freedom to do any type of work we wish to do. Above all, we avoid being constrained.

HALF CENTURY CLUB: group exhibit

Opening Reception: Sat. Sept. 28, 1-3pm 
 

Details coming soon… 

BREAKING BARRIERS

Opening Reception: Fri. Oct. 4, 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.  

TBA: Dorit Girash

Opening Reception: Fri. Oct. 4, 7-9pm
 

Further details coming.

November 

October 22nd – November 16th

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MEMBER SHOW & SALE: Shooters Photography Club 

Opening Reception: Wed Nov 6, 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!

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FAR OUT SHOW

 Opening Reception: Wed Nov 6, 7-9pm
 
This 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
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TBA: Nora Harvey 

Opening Reception: Wed. Nov. 6, 7-9pm 

Seeking artist submission for this exhibtion space. Please inquire for more information or visit the Submission page and navigate to the solo exhibition section at the bottom the page for more information.

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TBA: Dorit Girash

Opening Reception: Fri. Oct. 4, 7-9pm
 

Further details coming.

December

November 19th – December 21st

Signature Christmas 2019

A SIGNATURE CHRISTMAS: Indoor Artist Market

Opening Reception: Sat Nov 23, 1-3pm

The LAC presents a Signature Christmas indoor Artist Market. This annual arts and crafts show offers perfect unique and beautiful gifts for everyone on your list! Come see a festive presentation of jewelry, pottery, ceramics, driftwood and woodworking arts and crafts, acrylic, oil and watercolour paintings, photography and much more; handmade items to fit every budget from stocking stuffers to signature gifts. Everyone is certain to enjoy shopping in a warm Christmas setting in this month-long “holiday store” with free visitor admission!

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TBA: Dorit Girash

Opening Reception: Fri. Oct. 4, 7-9pm
 

Further details coming.