Friday, August 3rd, 2012
Tay Gallery Kanata presents Mellow Yellow, a Summer Group Show from Aug 1 – August 31st.
60′s tunes like Donovan’s Mellow Yellow have inspired this show with a laid back feel – “quite rightly” for summer time viewing and paintings abound with more than a splash of that heartwarming colour we love – Yellow.
Featuring spirited new works by Elizabeth Elkin, Susan Jillette, Martha Markowsky, Marianna Mikhaylyan, Charles Spratt, John Mlacak, Larry Deacon, Julie Himel , Tricia Savoie, Sharon Fox Cranston, and Guy Cranston.
Gallery is open Tuesday – Friday 10 – 6 . Thursday 10 – 7 . Saturday 10 – 4 . Monday by appointment or chance.
Thursday, March 31st, 2011
April 4 – 30,Tay Gallery Kanata presents In Praise of Forests, a spectacular wilderness art show with the focus on forests and featuring many of the top plein air painters of the Ottawa area. Featured artists include John Mlacak, Sylvio Gagnon, J. Allison Robichaud, Charles Spratt, John Alexander Day, Tricia Savoie, John Stevenson, Alan Bain, Audrey Bain, Lise Massicotte, Martha Markowsky and Luminita Serbanescu. The United Nations General Assembly designated 2011 as the International Year of Forests, and this art show celebrates forests for their importance in our lives demonstrated with interpretations by talented area artists who draw on the bountiful forests for inspiration in their art. Many of the artists in this show are “plein air painters” which means they paint mainly outdoors on location rather than in a studio. The plein air painter will create a painting composition from the scene in front of him rather than referring to a photograph or sketch.
John Mlacak, special guest artist in the show will be exhibiting 6 large paintings of area forests. John Mlacak is a popular well known Kanata landscape artist. He is an elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists 2009(SCA) and Ontario Society of Artists 2006 (OSA). In October 2010, Mlacak was awarded the “Lucille Broadbent Artistic Achievement Award ” recognizing the recipient’s commitment to art and to community, by the board of Ottawa Art Expo. He is also a founding member of the Kanata Artists Studio Tour and the Kanata Civic Art Gallery. Mlacak has created over 1500 paintings over the last 3o years . His paintings are expressive and bold in colour with a strong emphasis on design form and colour - representational and impressionistic. “ In December 2010, Mlacak donated a 36 x 48 ” oil painting titled “South March Highlands” to support efforts of the Coalition to Save South March Highlands. Mlacak says of his painting practice in a recent newspaper interview ” I am inspired to paint by nature’s beauty and ever- changing face.”
Sylvio Gagnon, Ottawa plein air painter in all seasons has painted his way across the country. Three of Sylvio’s wilderness forest paintings will be featured in this exhibition. Sylvio Gagnon has been painting for over 3o years and for the last 15 years has devoted all his time to painting. During the winter he can often be found painting skaters on the Canal and the Sugar Bush in Vanier. Gagnon paints close to 200 paintings in any given year. Having painted in Europe and throughout North America, Gagnon’s oil paintings and pastels hang in galleries, homes and corporations the world over. He prefers to paint in the early morning and late evening when the light is at its best. Gagnon admires the Group of Seven and American greats like Charles Hawthorne and Robert Henri who advocated painting from nature.
More about the featured artists coming soon!
Monday, November 22nd, 2010
The artist, now in his seventieth year, trained and worked originally in oils; he now paints exclusively in water-based media. He has travelled from coast to coast to paint on location, but finds that his best loved subjects remain rural Ontario and Quebec where he spent a great deal of time in his youth. The ships and harbours of the East Coast, cityscapes and portraits are also a passion for him. With over twenty-five solo exhibitions in Toronto and Ottawa since 1980, his masterful works of art are in constant demand.
The artist has taught both portrait and landscape painting for Ontario colleges and is called upon to give workshops in many parts of Canada. He has appeared on television numerous times to demostrate and discuss his work and many artists have benefited from his book “From Oils to Watercolour”. His work has received numerous awards. At the Big Brother Annual Art Auction held in Ottawa each year, his paintings have been personally selected for singular awards by Honorary Patrons Robert Bateman, Ted Harrison, Toni Onley and Horace Champagne. At the 1997 National Capital Fine Art Festival in Ottawa, his painting entitled The Cedars won a special award and was reproduced for a Kidney Foundation of Canada Christmas Card.
The artist is past president of the Manotick Art Association and the Ottawa Watercolour Society. He is an elected member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour (CSPWC) and the Ottawa Watercolour Society (OWS). His studio is located at his home in Manotick Ontario.
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Monday, November 15th, 2010
The artists represented by Tay Gallery Kanata are dedicated professional Canadian artists, many of whom have received awards and achieved significant recognition in their artistic careers. The artists are mainly based in Eastern Ontario and Quebec where they conduct their artistic practice. View brief biographies of the artists with a selection of their available works on the artists pages. All paintings shown can be purchased from Tay Gallery Kanata either through the brick and mortar store or online store.
Artists represented include John Alexander Day, J. Allison Robichaud, Charles Spratt, Elizabeth Elkin, Eduard Gurevich, Anne Barkley, Sharon Fox Cranston, Guy Cranston, Susan Jillette, Martha Markowsky, Terry Ananny, Marianna Mikhaylyan, Larry Deacon, John Mlacak, Julie Himel, Tricia Savoie, Michel Pleau, Suzette Emond, Maureen Sheridan, John Hiscock, L. A Sandeman, Stephen Snake, Karen Goetzinger and Deborah Czernecky.
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