Martin Pearce is a graduate of the Royal College of Art, London and is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Guelph, teaching Drawing and Painting. He has exhibited paintings and drawings nationally and internationally for almost thirty years. Pearce works in the interstices between drawing and painting, exploring the relationship between images as representation and images as a record or evidence of process.
Gary Michael Dault has written of Pearce’s work, “Painting is also applying pigment and removing it again, digging, chipping, sanding, maybe tearing at it with your fingernails. Pearce operates as if he were a surrogate for erosion, for the wearing away of the landscape by force and time.”
Visit www.martinpearce.com to learn more about Martin’s work.
Tuesday, November 27 – 10:30 a.m. Free. No registration required.
Enjoy a variety of art-full activities designed to bring out the festive spirit – just in time for the winter holidays.
Sunday December 9, 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Our FREE Family Art Day Open Houses are all about making art and having fun with your family. Designed for beginners to advanced students of all ages, this is a unique opportunity to create alongside one another in a variety of disciplines from painting to pottery. It’s also a chance to learn more about DVSA and meet our wonderful faculty members who are the best at what they do.
Drop-in. No registration required.
Funding for this project is provided by Dougher Community Fund at Hamilton Community Foundation.
Dundas Valley School of Art, Carnegie Gallery and Dundas Museum & Archives present
January 24 – 27, 2019
Beautiful floral displays and great art in the midst of winter
Three prominent Dundas locations once again present a walking tour of exhibits featuring original artworks and precious artifacts, accompanied by floral arrangements that take their inspiration from their paired work of art.
Take part in a variety of endearing art activities sure to have everyone feeling the love – just in time for Valentine’s Day.
Sunday February 10, 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Our FREE Family Art Day Open Houses are all about making art and having fun with your family. Designed for beginners to advanced students of all ages, this is a unique opportunity to create alongside one another in a variety of art disciplines. It’s also a chance to learn more about DVSA and meet our wonderful faculty members who are the best at what they do.
Drop-in. No registration required.
Funding for this project is provided by the Dougher Community Fund at Hamilton Community Foundation.
“I try sometimes to tone it down. Sometimes I can, but the intense colours usually make their way to the top!”
The art of Hamiltonian, Julia Veenstra, is found in collections around the world. As a painter, her work is full of texture and movement. Trained in Illustration at Sheridan College, Julia’s medium of choice is acrylic with her work being known for its immediacy and bright colours. She has also developed a thriving micro-industry called the Wild Hope Artisan Project with women artisans in East Africa to create high-quality, fair-trade handicrafts for sale in Canada. She has developed a product line based on her artwork and is the illustrator of the children’s book, “Look at Those Cows!”
Learn more about Julia and her work at juliaveenstra.com.
Tuesday, February 12 – 10:30 a.m. – Free. No registration required.
“There are a few common denominators that inform my practice no matter what medium I choose to work in. These would be a limited palette (black, greys, white), precise composition and an interplay of materials.”
Natasja Bischoff is a native of Hamilton and a graduate of the University of Guelph and McMaster University. She has exhibited locally and has works in international private collections. She is a former member of Oswald’s Collective in Hamilton, a gallery space that was an energetic hub of creativity on James St. North during Art Crawl. Bischoff’s work is predominantly mixed media, intersecting drawing and painting as well as the use of other unconventional materials to address composition and mark making within an abstract framework.
Visit her work at www.instagram.com/natasja.bischoff.
Tuesday, February 19 – 10:30 a.m. – Free. No registration required
Our main fundraiser of the year, the bidding begins April 4, 2019 for the 49th edition of Dundas Valley School of Art’s Annual Art Auction.
Over 1,500 original works will be on display in all mediums – paintings, pastels, drawings, prints, photography, sculpture, pottery, glass, fibre art, jewellery and more. Take advantage of this exceptional opportunity to purchase original, high-quality and affordable artwork.