Tom and Frank Goldspink of TAG Art Gallery would like to salute Walker Industries and the Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre for presenting the Walker Industries Art Competition in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Pumphouse Gallery in Niagara-on-the-Lake ON. This will be a juried event, with $3,000 in total cash prizes. The jury of six established Ontario artists/art educators will select 25 pieces for a month-long exhibition at the Pumphouse in Niagara-on-the-Lake in July, 2019. The three prize winners will be announced in early August at the 14th annual Art at the Pumphouse Show and Sale (Aug. 3rd and 4th, 2019). This competition is open to emerging and established artists anywhere in Canada. Deadline for Submission is by the close of March 30th, 2019. Please click here for the submission page. Congratulations from TAG Art Gallery to Walker Industries and the Pumphouse for this wonderful initiative.
TAG Art Gallery continues to make available selected works by Marshal Foster at a 50% discount. These includes landscapes in his hauntingly-ethereal style, and whimsical still-lifes of apples and pears. For the still-lifes, Foster combines an ‘impressionistic’ style with the imaginative use of touches of gold leaf. The result is captivating visually, and stirs the imagination. At half-price, these pieces offer excellent value in meeting your décor needs for home or office. Click here to make your purchases from our on-line store of this wonderful art by Marshal Foster. (Handling, packaging and shipping are extra.) Please contact the Gallery for more information.
Have A Joyous Christmas,
and A Happy (and Safe) New Year’s Eve.
Best Wishes for 2019!
TAG Art Gallery Annual Holiday Closing:
Starting Sat. Afternoon, Dec. 22nd, 2018.
(Re-Opening: Wednesday, Jan. 16th, 2019, at Noon.)
This Remembrance Day, November 11th, 2018, marks the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice which took effect “at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of 1918 for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front of World War I. St. Catharines artist Francie McGlynn drew on her childhood experiences of growing up in Niagara to create this evocative and timeless view of solemn Merrittonians gathering at the town Cenotaph on Remembrance Day. Francie’s pastel work captures perfectly a local community’s feelings of loss and mourning for its Veterans, and also the sense of reverence and respect with which Canadians celebrate all who have served and sacrificed. Thank you, Francie, for this most fitting tribute. Tom and Frank Goldspink, TAG Art Gallery
This early and very rare ‘birds-eye view’ of Niagara Falls is a must-see at our ‘Historical Prints of Niagara’ Exhibition’ which ends at 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 20th, 2018. Make your way to TAG Art Gallery soon to see this wonderful piece which is in a section of the Exhibition dedicated to marvelous views of The Falls and environs by European-trained master lithographers and artists who were inspired by the natural splendour of the scene, and were also meeting a booming demand in the mid-19th century for frameable prints of scenes of North America. In the European market, illustrations of Niagara Falls were extremely popular. (This 1851 ‘bird’s-eye view’ is one of the most famous of Niagara Falls, and is based on a painting by Swiss-born artist John Bachmann (1814-96). More rare and important prints and original works can be found throughout the Exhibition. Make a date now to see this educational and entertaining presentation of your Niagara history! Visit TAG Art Gallery, Wednesday to Saturday, noon to 6 p.m., until the end of October 20th, 2018.
An 1833 set of 9 original and fascinating studies of Niagara Falls is one of the centre pieces of TAG Art Gallery’s widely-recognized Collection of Historical Prints of Niagara, on display at the Gallery until October 20th, 2018. The mixed-media works were done by Maj. Charles F. Gibson, a junior officer in the British army at the time. Gallery visitors will also be drawn to a 13-print display tracing the first 100 years of the evolution of illustrations of Niagara Falls, starting with Father Louis Hennepin in 1698. Significant works include the third-ever engraving (c. 1700) of Niagara Falls, after the artist Sebastian Le Clerc; and an unusual hand-watercoloured version of a 1776 drawing by Swiss-born, English artist Henry Fuessli. This is a wonderful opportunity to explore your Niagara History!! TAG Art Gallery welcomes you from Wednesday to Saturday, noon to 6 p.m.
Welcome and Congratulations from Tom and Frank Goldspink of TAG Art Gallery to all of the participants, organizers (Kakekalanicks), and partners who are gathering for the second annual Celebration of Nations in St. Catharines, September 7th to 9th, 2018. Click here to learn and see more about the Festival.
TAG Art Gallery is featuring brand new works from two artists – Krys Kaczkan and Brita Housez – who have captured the essence of Niagara’s floral scenery exceptionally well. Krys describes her art as incorporating the spirituality found in nature and the intrinsic messages that surround us every day. Brita strives to convey basic human emotions through her use of vibrant colours and multi-layers of paint while making sure, at the same time, that every painting is a ‘one-of-a-kind’ piece of art. For the Summer ’18 Group Show, the Gallery is pleased to offer also, new works from Fraser Radford, Prudence Smith, Richard Sadowski, Hanna MacNaughtan and Barbara-Jean Lovell. The show has a wide selection of affordable art to meet the most varied décor needs, including excellent landscapes and abstracts which are perfect for larger wall spaces. Among the Niagara artists participating in the show are Andrea Smits, Sueda Akkor, Danny Custodio, MABO, Lorenda Harder, Robin Nisbet, Baxo, and Francie McGlynn.
TAG Art Gallery was the venue for the year-end Celebration and Exhibition by the 2018 Graduates of the Niagara College Graphic Design Program, School of Media Studies. More than 175 enthusiastic family and friends turned out, along with College staff, to congratulate the students on the successful completion of three years of study. Tom and Frank Goldspink are very pleased to have hosted the occasion for the 9th year. On the afternoon of April 19th, 2018, the graduates mingled with prospective employers at an invitation-only Industry ‘Meet-and-Greet’. The Exhibition, which features portfolios of the graduates’ projects and theses over their time in the program, was open to the public on Friday and Saturday, April 20th and 21st, 2018. Click here to view a slide show of the Celebration and Exhibition. (Photo credits: @beccaphotography and TAG Art Gallery)