What happens when you look at art? For most people, looking at art evokes an emotional response. It might take their breath away … make them joyful, angry, unsettled … or trigger a treasured memory of a person, a place, an event. Art can be a way to learn more about yourself and reveal to you what is deeply important to you. The talented artists of Stonetown Arts have the ability to produce works of art that can speak to you about what is important in your life. Art is the connection that draws together the spirit of the viewer, the artist and the community.
This year, the 10th anniversary of our Annual Art Show & Sale, we celebrate our origins, our artists. our growth and our commitment to bringing the spirit of art to our community. It’s an opportunity to thank our community for their ongoing and enthusiastic support … an opportunity to honour our artists and the dedication they have to their work, as they bring the best of themselves to the show.
As part of our 10th anniversary celebration, we will display a piece of work by founder, Darlean Morris, titled Cakewalk. It will be offered as a gift to one of our visitors to the show, in recognition and appreciation of our community’s support. To be eligible, you are invited to complete a complimentary ballot when you visit the show. A winning ballot will be drawn on Sunday, November 24th, the final day of this year’s show.
Always a popular aspect of the show is the Members’ Challenge, original works of art created specifically for the show and conforming to a uniform size, this year being 3” x 12”, a challenge unto itself. They will continue to be sold for the very affordable price of $40.
Last year, we staged the show at Paint & Palette, which offered a beautiful space for hanging and displaying our work. We are fortunate to be returning to the same space this year, and we are grateful to Erin Holliday for graciously allowing us to take over her space again for a time. You may have already noticed our signature red frames hanging in the window of 153 Queen St. to signal the upcoming show.