News: Aird Gallery Board Member – Clayton Samuel King –Honoured as Winner of 2014 Barrie Arts Award. For more information click here:
What’s On Now
DRAWING 2015: John B. Aird 16th Annual Juried Exhibition
Exhibition Dates: Feb. 10 – Mar. 6, 2015; Opening Reception: Thurs. Feb. 12, 6-8 pm
DRAWING 2015 features artworks by: Adam Kolodziej, Anna Gaby-Trotz, Agnieszka Foltyn, Andy Fabo, Angela Plesa, Anne Cavanagh, Anne Crisell, Antoinetta Grassi, Arnold McBay, Carlina Chen, Cathy McNeill, Chizu Nakajima, Claudia Bernal, Dyan Marie, Dylan Farrell, Gavin MacDougall, Gretchen Sankey, Jeanette Luchese, JJ Lee, Judy Singer, Leena Raudvee, Libby Mourant, Lindy Fyfe, Lois Hunter, Luci Dilkus, Lumir Hladik, Matthew Noakes, Natalie Olanick, Olexander Wlasenko, Pardiss Amerian, Peter Krausz, Phyllis Gordon, Rayne Tunley, Richard Mongiat, Sarah Kernohan, Sue Ericsson, Susan Avishai, Tai Selbach, Toni Hamel. The exhibition is juried by: Mike Hansen and Melanie Lowe.
AIRD @ 30 Exhibition: CSPWC, SSC, OSA, RCA
Exhibition Dates: Mar.10 – Apr. 3, 2015 Opening Reception: Thurs. March 12, 6-8 pm
AIRD @ 30! Celebrating 30 years of excellence in the visual Arts
In 2015, thirty years from its founding in 1985, the John B. Aird Gallery is delighted to recall its accomplishments, celebrate those who have contributed to its success and look forward to its ever-growing outreach to artists and art lovers.
Thanks to the determination and collaboration of long established art societies, the Aird Gallery opened with a clear mandate – to create awareness and enjoyment of art works by contemporary professional artists. As a welcoming and attractive space it has had provincial, national international perspective, providing over 300 shows and opening receptions to over 200,000 visitors.
Making its mark with distinguished exhibitions, it has included the art societies, the first Canadian exhibition of contemporary paintings from the People’s Republic of China, and in the last fifteen years, Drawing Print and Photo shows.
The 30th Anniversary show and catalogue demonstrate the strong support of the art societies (Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour, Ontario Society of Artists, Royal Canadian Academy of Arts and Sculptors Society of Canada). With sincere appreciation we also recognize the talent, leadership and commitment of artist, members of the Boards of Directors, Executive Directors and volunteers, who have made a huge contribution to the success of the gallery. As a non-profit charitable organization it has continued to maintain high curatorial standards and gain extensive community support with educational activities and our annual silent auction fund-raiser.
With funding from the OACA Compass Grant, the gallery is now shaping a plan for a stable, sustainable future. Just as it began, we trust the Aird Gallery’s strength and spirit of co-operation will carry it into the next generation.
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The John B. Aird Gallery is a non profit organization with charitable status that serves the public and art community by presenting exhibitions and related activities for the purposes of study, education and the enjoyment of art. The gallery is open to the public and entry is free of charge. Your support is essential. To donate to the Aird Gallery click here. Donors of $20 or more will receive a tax receipt issued by Canada Helps.
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