Thursday, September 25, 2014

Acrylic Painting at Momiji Arts resources in Scarborough

ScarboroughArts website: save it among your 'favourites' on your internet browser or become a member for a nominal fee and receive the monthy e-newsletter. ScarboroughArts (formerly the Scarborought Arts Council) publishes the annual Big Art Book. It is a great resource whether you want to see local art exhibitions or be in them. It also offers a variety of courses and programs you may wish to participate in.:

ScarboroughArts with Cultural Hotspot are putting accepting submissions for an exhibition in October at Cedar Ridge. Here are the details:

Scarborough Arts Guild is an area artist's collective which promotes the sharing of visual arts technical knowledge. Members and guest artists put on seminars throughout the year on a wide variety of artistic techniques in a range of media. The Guild also hosts two major juried exhibitions for members.  To join, you must be invited in by a current member. The waiting list to join the Art Guild used to be 6 or 7 years, but it's much much shorter now. I know many (wonderful) Art Guild members but have not yet joined. I have, however, been asked to teach a seminar on digital painting... but it will be months or possibly years before date/time are finalized.  Still this is an old and respected local art group worth looking into:

Cedar Ridge Gallery Members: for a nominal fee of $10 you may take part in a winter and spring arts festival, and submit your work for the two annual shows in the gallery. The city of Toronto culture also runs art courses and studios in the old mansion.

Cultural Hotspot, a city of Toronto initiative to highlight local arts, which is winding down in Scarborough next month, is putting on a Yarn Bombing event on the grounds of Cedar Ridge Oct 4th and 5th:

Another art resource in Scarborough is the Framing Dames. They frame, sell art supplies, run programs for children and adults and hold exhibitions:

Nuit Blanche is almost here. If you're a nighthawk and love art be sure to get out to see the arts take over our city for one brilliant night:

Momiji acrylic painters, you are awesome! I have so much to share with you and you have so much to show me.  Watch this blog for notes on acrylic paint, painting surfaces and a brief history of western (realistic and abstract) landscapes before our next class. 

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