The Gallery at L.E. Shore

The Gallery at L.E. Shore in Thornbury is a lovely, vaulted exhibition space that hosts monthly exhibits by both individuals and groups within the community. The Arts & Culture Council, a volunteer appointed body, juries exhibits and assists in programming a variety of arts and cultural presentations. Subscribe to the In The Gallery blog.

In The Gallery: Last Call! Celebrating Purple

In The Gallery: Last Call! Celebrating Purple

Posted by Hannah on January 26, 2022

Last Call! Celebrating the Colour Purple

It’s not to late to apply to our February Salon Show! Every year the Arts & Culture Council (ACC) host a salon show where artists may submit to hang in The Gallery. The 2022 Salon Show will open on Saturday, January 29th and run through Friday, February 24th with a theme of The Colour Purple. All art should meet this theme.

If you are interested in applying, Art Intake takes place tomorrow (January 27th) from 10:00am to 7:00pm at the L.E. Shore Library in The Gallery. Applications will be available during drop off. Up to 3 pieces may be submitted for inclusion in this exhibit, each of which must meet the Conditions to Exhibit. We accept all mediums! Whether your specialty is acrylic, oil, tapestry, pottery, jewelry, etc. We would love to display your purple pieces!

The ACC will do our best to hang all artwork submitted; however due to space we may need to contact you to retrieve pieces following the hanging on Friday, January 28. All works must be available for purchase and The Gallery charges a 25% commission on all sales. There is a $10 charge, which can be paid during drop off. 

If you would like more information on application, visit our Applying to Exhibits webpage

ACC Presents: Eco-Challenge – Worlds Toughest Race

Bob Miller, Captain & Navigator of Team Canada Adventure: Veteran of 30+ Expedition length adventure races; 4-time Adventure Racing World Series Event Winner, ranking as high as 4th in the world. Plotting a route or planning an event, Bob thrives on getting the details right. The original Eco-Challenge inspired Bob towards a life and career filled with adventure. Bob lives in The Blue Mountains, Ontario Canada with his wife and two young sons. He operates an event management company focused on the outdoor endurance sports market. Bob and Team Canada Adventure participated in the World’s Toughest Race – Eco-Challenge Fiji alongside 66 other teams representing 30 countries. The show is now streaming on Amazon Prime.

This presentation takes place Tuesday, February 8th at 7:00pm. Registration is available on our Events Calendar and is required to be apart of the live presentation. This session will include a Q&A with Bob at the end. This event will be recorded and uploaded to BMPL's YouTube channel after the event. 

2022 Juried Art Show

The Arts & Culture Council (ACC) are excited to announce that there is an upcoming opportunity to exhibit with The Gallery at L.E. Shore, the 2022 Juried Art Show. We have 3 different categories; 2D (e.g. paintings, tapestry, quilts, etc.), 3D (e.g. sculpture, hangable art with depth, jewelry, etc.), and Photography; as well as 2 different age divisions, General and Youth (20 or under). More information is available on our Applying for Exhibits webpage.

The Application Portal will open March 15, 2022, and close on April 30, 2022. $25 application fee per submission will apply for General applications. No fee is charged for Youth applicants.

The Blue Mountain School of Landscape Painting

The Blue Mountain School of landscape painting looks forward to celebrating its 40th season in 2022! What started as a way to bring in teachers for a group of keen local artists, turned into a well-respected art school that has provided thousands of students the opportunity to explore, learn and paint amidst the beautiful landscape of South Georgian Bay. 

The School was established in 1980 with the goals “to encourage and foster awareness, interest and talent in the art of landscape painting in the Blue Mountain area” and “to establish and conduct a reputable art school with a high standard of instruction”. For many years the school focused on watercolour painting and all classes were plein air (outdoors). Over time the school became known province wide as students ventured here for excellent instruction and an overall good time. The School is non-profit and is organized and run by a Board of Directors who are all volunteers. The School has always encouraged participant feedback. Over time courses changed to meet those wishes, adding oil painting, acrylics, drawing classes and some indoor workshops.

For the 2020 year of classes a 40th celebration with a special guest artist and show of art from past and present instructors and students was planned. Sadly, the School had to cancel their classes and celebration due to the pandemic. This year they are hoping to be able to celebrate their “40th Season” albeit 2 years late. 

There is exciting classes being offered this year taught by incredible artists, including: Brian Buckrell (May 30-June3), Gordon Harrison (June 6-10), Alex Sharma (June 13-17) , Mark Hope ( June 20-24), and Maria Iva (June 27-30).  

Registration is now open!

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