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January 4 – February 28

                                                     Temporarily Closed to the Public 

                                                                                                                            Exhibits rescheduled due to COVID-19

February 17 — February 28 

GRAYDON DYCK: from the LAC permanent collection

Opening Reception: Cancelled due to Covid-19
 

George Graydon Dyck was born in Leamington on September 15, 1946 and died in Winnipeg, Manitoba on December 19, 2011. Graydon was an artist whose work was shown in Toronto, New York, Los Angeles and Winnipeg. He is best known for painting vintage cars and movie stars. Graydon’s artistic skills were evident from a very young age and in 1967, he moved to Winnipeg to attend the School of Fine Art at the University of Manitoba. It was there that he met the love of his life Judith (nee Wolinsky). They explored many art scenes over the years, living in Toronto, New York, Los Angeles and Winnipeg.

Over his 45 year career, he did thousands of paintings and created hundreds of car and figure movement sculptures. His paintings are in many private and public collections across Canada and the U.S. In 1984, he was commissioned to paint a mural of nudes and figure movements in the women’s powder room of the famous Limelight Nightclub in New York. He was known for being a painter of Cars and Stars and had many a muse, namely 1940s American cars and a fine group of ladies, including Diana Ross, Marlene Dietrich, Marilyn Monroe, Tallulah Bankhead, Bette Davis, Greta Garbo and Joan Crawford. He also painted many others, including Martin Luther King, Jr., Winston Churchill and Golda Meir. Graydon loved music, especially Motown and saw many of the greats perform in Detroit and Chicago in his teenage years.

This exhibition made possible through the courtesy of Bob Ceh.

 

March 4 — March 28

8×10: 2021 Amateur Photography Contest 

Opening Reception & Awards: Online due to COVID-19

The LAC is proud to present the 8×10: 2021 amateur photo contest. This annual exhibit features striking photographs in 3 categories Abstract, Architecture and Weather . With prizes in each category, plus a People’s Choice Award, be sure to stop in and cast your vote.

 Sponsored by: Speedprint & Framing by Anna

U21: Members Exhibit + Sale

Opening Reception: TBD due to COVID-19

The 2020 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

PHOS 3: Light – Vision – Emotion – 2021

Opening Reception: Cancelled Due to COVID-19. 

Light ∙ Vision ∙ Emotion. There must be light in order to see. Photography is about capturing light. A Photograph cannot be taken without light. Vision is the composition of the frame. It’s the artist’s eye and how we perceive what we are seeing. And last but not least, Emotion – You will hear them say, “hopefully if we have done our job right, using light to capture the vision that we see, it will stimulate some sort of an emotion within you, letting you feel the story. We shoot to thrill.” This deep thought process flows into the way they make all their photographs. 

Kathryn Parent and Dave Paddick are a husband and wife team, life partners and soul mates. Together they publish their fine art photographs under one name, “Photography by Phos³.

The duo are self taught photographers who are known Internationally and have not only sold their photography globally, but have won a plethora of photo contests and prestigious photography awards. For example, their award winning extreme weather photography is admired in the weather community around the world. In 2017 by special request, they participated in the international (National Weather Service/Environment Canada) NWS/EC Lighting Validation Research Project for the new GOES 16 Satellite called “Lightning Mapper Program.” 

When not on a shoot you will often find them storm chasing and storm spotting for EC-CANWARN Trained or NWS -SKYWARN Trained in the United States or driving down country roads photographing abandoned houses and whatever else catches their eyes along the way. 

April 1 – April 25

JURIED STUDENT ART SHOW: 23rd Annual

Opening Reception & Awards: TBD due to COVID-19

Generously sponsored by the Rotary Club of Leamington and the Kiwanis Club, the Leamington Arts Centre (LAC) presents the 2021 23rd Annual Juried Student Art Show. 

This exhibition is open to ALL Essex County Secondary Students and features many cash prizes. 

 

OPEN: Call For Submissions

Opening Reception: TBD due to COVID-19

Now seeking proposals for solo or group exhibits. Please visit the bottom of the Submissions page for more information and how to submit. 

MAY

April 29 – May 30

HALF CENTURY CLUB: 4th Annual Exhibit

Opening Reception: TBD due to COVID-19

The Half Century Club Art Group began with a single teacher, inspiring beginners in the 1970s. Faithful to this mission, we are now 20+ members strong. Blossoming artists/artisans explore various art mediums, from coloring books to fine art oils. We teach each other. We have materials, an art library and friendship to get you started, even if you have never created anything!

Recently retired, just moved into the region, or in new circumstances? Visit us. We offer acceptance, encouragement, camaraderie, fun, support and many interests to share. Laughter rules. We are a family, caring about each other, celebrating events, weathering challenges. Perhaps most importantly, what happens at the HCC Art Group stays there!

 

MIKE ONDROVCIK & LAURIE LANGFORD: TBA

Opening Reception: TBD due to COVID-19

OPEN: Call For Submissions

Opening Reception: TBD due to COVID-19

Now seeking proposals for solo or group exhibits. Please visit the bottom of the Submissions page for more information and how to submit. 

June 3 – June 27

Stephen Romanow

STEPHEN ROMANOW: TBA

Opening Reception: TBD due to COVID-19

 

OPEN: Call For Submissions

Opening Reception: TBD due to COVID-19

Now seeking proposals for solo or group exhibits. Please visit the bottom of the Submissions page for more information and how to submit. 

July 1 – July 25

OPEN: Call For Submissions

Opening Reception: TBD due to COVID-19

Now seeking proposals for solo or group exhibits. Please visit the bottom of the Submissions page for more information and how to submit. 

Valerie Read

VALERIE READ: ARTdemic – alone in the studio

Opening Reception: TBD due to COVID-19

 

TIM ROELENS: TBA

Opening Reception: TBD due to COVID-19

July 29 – August 29

OPEN: Call For Submissions

Opening Reception: TBD due to COVID-19

Now seeking proposals for solo or group exhibits. Please visit the bottom of the Submissions page for more information and how to submit. 

BRYAN HALLS: TBA

Opening Reception: TBD due to COVID-19

TIM ROELENS: TBA

Opening Reception: TBD due to COVID-19

September 2 – September 26

WFCU CREDIT UNION: painting competition + exhibit

Opening Reception & Awards: TBD due to COVID-19

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 to 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

OPEN: Call For Submissions

Opening Reception: TBD due to COVID-19

Now seeking proposals for solo or group exhibits. Please visit the bottom of the Submissions page for more information and how to submit. 

TIM ROELENS: TBA

Opening Reception: TBD due to COVID-19

September 30 – October 24

*ZIP CODE (N8H1M4)

Opening Reception: TBD due to COVID-19

Zip Code is guest curated, cross-region and cross-selection exhibition of select works. The exhibit focus is to bring together a broad and diverse collection and new scope of efficacious works to theLAC region.

About the Guest Curator: Laurie Langford is a thought-provoking Canadian assemblage artist based in Chatham, Ontario.
Langford inserts subversive humour into her installations to prick debate on contemporary gender expectations. Her mixed-media shadow boxes, collage, photography, and printmaking overwrite the conventions of sexuality, domesticity, family, history and the body. Inspired by artists Barbara Kruger, Elizabeth ‘Bloodbath’ McGrath, Joseph Cornell, and Tim Burton as well as poet e.e. cummings and writer Edward Gorey, Langford’s work narrates “pop culture innocence gone horribly wrong” (Vanderwall, 2011).

WINDSOR CENTRE OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMIC SOCIETY OF CANADA: TBA

Opening Reception: TBD due to COVID-19

OPEN: Call For Submissions

Opening Reception: Fri Oct 8, 7-9pm

Now seeking proposals for solo or group exhibits. Please visit the bottom of the Submissions page for more information and how to submit. 

October 28 – November 21

SHOOTERS PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB: 10th Annual Member Exhibit 

Opening Reception: TBD due to COVID-19

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 exhibit

Opening Reception: TBD due to COVID-19

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. 

 

OPEN: Call For Submissions

Opening Reception: TBD due to COVID-19

Now seeking proposals for solo or group exhibits. Please visit the bottom of the Submissions page for more information and how to submit. 

November 25 – December 19

A SIGNATURE CHRISTMAS: indoor artist market

Opening Reception: TBD due to COVID-19

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!

OPEN: Call For Submissions

Opening Reception: TBD due to COVID-19

Now seeking proposals for solo or group exhibits. Please visit the bottom of the Submissions page for more information and how to submit.