Category Archives: Exhibitions

Solo Exhibition, DVSA Gallery

Gathering Flock     36  x  48

Gathering Flock 36 x 48″

Bonavista     12 x 24

Bonavista 12 x 24″

I’m very excited about my solo exhibition of new work, FLOCK, at the Gallery in the Dundas Valley School of Art (DVSA), 21 Ogilvie Street, Dundas Ontario. The exhibition will be installed on May 3 and runs until May 24. 

The Opening Reception is on Saturday May 10, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Please join me!

The Gallery is open from 9 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.  It is not open on Sunday. Phone 905-628-6357. 

DVSA is an independent, not-for-profit art school that has made an enormous contribution to the visual arts in the Hamilton area for more than 40 years.

 

 

 

 

 

New work at Art Etc. Gallery, Burlington

The Art Etc. Gallery in the Burlington Art Centre, has added six of my new Oil Pastel landscape paintings to their collection of works  for sale or rent. Located at right on Lake Ontario, at 1333 Lakeshore Road in Burlington, ON, the shop features original works by established and emerging artists.

Inc. Squared 2014

My 12”x12” mixed media drawing on a wood panel was part of Hamilton Artist’s Inc. annual fundraising show, Squared

Please Do Not Drive...12"x12" Mixed Media

Please Do Not Drive…12″x12″ Mixed Media

Merging Art and Ecology

On the Rock: Merging Art and Ecology opens Friday March  7:00 pm. at the Carnegie Gallery 10 King Street West, Dundas Ontario. It runs until March 30. 

Each artist’s contribution was inspired by the landscape at Cedar Haven Farm, north of Hamilton. The exhibition is a project of the Hamilton Chapter of A Rocha, an international organization dedicated to environmental stewardship. Across Canada its volunteers act locally to carry out community based conservation work. On-the-Rock-Invitation

A Rocha: dedicated to environmental stewardship

Three of my paintings in Oil Pastel are included in the show On The Rock – Merging Art and Ecology, at the Carnegie Gallery, in Dundas, from March 7 to 30 2014.

Path and Apple Tree 18" x 24" Oil Pastel on Wood Panel

Path and Apple Tree 18″ x 24″ Oil Pastel on Wood Panel

The gallery is located at 10 King Street West, Dundas, Ontario. The opening is Friday March 7, from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

Tree and Saplings 18″ x 24″

This exhibition is a project sponsored by the local chapter of A Rocha  an international organization dedicated to environmental stewardship. Ten artists were invited to respond to the landscape at Cedar Haven Farm near Freelton Ontario, where A Rocha volunteers have been very active.  These images are based on the landscape at that farm. 

Fence and Barn 18″ x 24″

Artists Inc. Annual Members show

Wash Day, Co. Kerry by Aleda O’Connor Oil Pastel on Wood Panel 24″ x 36″

My painting Wash Day Co. Kerry  is part of the Hamilton Artists Inc. Annual Members Show, that opened last night and runs until December 16. The Artists Inc. Gallery is located at 155 James Street North, at the corner of James and Cannon Streets in Hamilton. Over 100 artists are represented in this year’s show. It’s open tonight for the James Street North Art Crawl, or you can drop by during the regular hours: Wednesday to Friday 12 pm – 5 pm, Saturday and Sunday 12 pm – 4 pm.

It’s been a good move…

Some of you know that Barry Coombs and I moved to Hamilton45 minutes west of Toronto – in May. Six months later I can report that we are thrilled by our decision, by our new home that has enough space for both of us to have studios, a guest room, plenty of storage space and a big garden in a lovely neighbourhood, close to the lake and farmers market. What more could anyone want? Barry had many connections here, having taught at the Dundas Valley School of Art (DVSA) for some 20 years, and I have been most warmly welcomed by absolutely everyone I have met, from Barry’s former DVSA colleagues and students, to our new neighbours and the folks at the Burlington Art Centre (BAC) where I recently gave a presentation about my oil pastels to the Burlington Fine Art Association. We have become regulars at the James Street North Art Crawl, and last month I attended some of the screenings of the Art Gallery of  Hamilton’s World Film Festival.  (Heck – all three venues were less than 10 minutes away.)

Bicycle, 3″ x 4″
Pen, Ink and White Charcoal on Toned Paper

To top off this perfect beginning, my little drawing Bicycle was chosen for the Viewers Choice Award at the opening of the Second Annual Miniature Show at Hamilton’s 337 Sketch Gallery. I’m very proud to be part of this show that contains some exquisite works of art – none of which are larger than 3” x 4” or cost more than $200. (I have my eye on a few beauties.) The show runs until October 29 at 337 Ottawa Street, Hamilton.

Art Gallery of Hamilton Super Auction

Black Spruce, by Aleda O’Connor Oil Pastel, 20″ x 28″

My oil pastel landscape painting “Black Spruce” is up for sale in the first of three online art auctions in the 2012 Art Gallery of Hamilton (AGH) Super AuctionFunds raised through this event are being used to establish an art acquisition fund for AGH .

 

Figure Drawing

Graphite on paper 18" x 24"

Works by participants in the weekly Sketch Group are on display in the Heliconian Club at 35 Hazelton Avenue in Toronto’s Yorkville, until March 7. “Majesty,” my drawing of actress Sandi Ross, is part of the exhibit.

The Heliconian Club generously opens its hall for life-drawing sessions on Mondays for members but also welcomes non-members. The morning session features short poses from 10 a.m. until noon. From 1 p.m. until 3 p.m., the model holds a sustained pose. If you’re interested in drawing with the group, just show up with your chosen drawing materials at 9:45. Some drawing boards and a few easels are provided, but bring your own to be sure you are comfortable.  Fees are $7 for the morning and another $7 for the afternoon.

Opening Night at Core Realty

I’d like to thank everyone who came to the opening night of my exhibition at Core Realty and to thank Core for its generous hospitality and support. The turnout was excellent and I had a wonderful time! 

The show is open for viewing seven days a week from 11 am to 4 pm and continues until February 16.

« Older Entries Recent Entries »