Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Fifth Arts Milton (AM) Gallery show at the Milton Mall starts in January

The fifth Arts Milton (AM) Gallery Show starts on January 7th and if the results are anything like the December show, you are in for a treat in terms of original, local art that includes oil paintings, water colours, stained glass, pottery and more.

The kick-off invitation evening is Thursday, January 7th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm and all friends are invited.

Then the Gallery is open to the public each Friday and Saturday from 10:00am to 6:00pm and each Sunday from 12:00pm to 3:00pm. As well the gallery will be open on Thursday evenings from 7:0pm to 9:00pm.

Come on out if you missed the earlier shows. I and nine other artists will be exhibiting some new.

Here are some pictures from the November showing.

Monday, December 21, 2009

AM Gallery in Milton Mall extened to January 2010

Great News ... the Milton Mall is allowing the AM Gallery to stay open next month as well - January 2010. More artists, more art works! This is really good news for local artists in Halton. This month has proved to be a great month in terms of number pieces displayed and sales! I think almost everyone has sold something.

We started in September with one month-long showing and now we will be going into our 5th month! I don't know about after Christmas bargains, but I do know that the class of works and artists is very high and the pieces are worth every penny the are asking.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Action at the AM Gallery

Good news yesterday - the AM Gallery sold my "Crawford Lake-2009" painting. It was actually bought by someone I know for her husband for Christmas. Shhhhhhhhh ... don't tell him!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Milton Art Place art competition prize

I picked up my picture from the Milton Art Place competition and my prize - I chose two canvases and some Liquin. Thanks to Adish and his dad.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Art Competition in Milton last weekend

Apparently I won a prize in the art competition held by Milton Art Place held last Saturday at 159 Main Street across from their store at 160 Main Street. There were 5 artists exhibiting and not too many from the puiblic were viewing and voting. I suggested that they try again in the new year and make some brochures/flyers etc and distribute them throught they area.

Other than that nothing new in the art scene that I am aware of.

This Thursday night will start the next week of openings for the AM Gallery in the Milton Mall. They will remain open daily until December 24th.

Monday, December 14, 2009

New Oil Painting

I just finished this painting last week at the AM Gallery in the Milton Mall and now have it framed on display there. It is  a scene of the sunlight coming through a forest at about 6am (in the summer) and it just caught the trees and cast interesting purlpe-blue shadows in front of the bright sunlight.

"Sunlight in the Forest" - 2009
Oil on Canvas 11" x 14"

Sunday, December 13, 2009

My Day of Rest

Sundays are my day of rest - even from painting and art in general. I have been pleased by the response to my Facebook Page and my other links - even had an inqiry last Friday from the web for one of my paintings (Mill Pond in Milton). I did a trace and saw that it was from my listing in the MiltonSearch.com Directory - Arts section. (http://miltonsearch.com/milton_arts.html) .

I am going to check with the owners of the Milton Art Place tomorrow and see about the competition yesterday. I hope some people showed up to vote.

Quiet Sunday

We were at both services today at Harvest Bible Chapel , ushering in the second one. It is good to hear Pastor Robbie's mesages twice. He does make a few subtle changes in each service and the impact is always new. The message was basically on the "Good Samaritan" but the focus was on the why instead of the what. Why did two stop and look and not help and why did one stop and look and help even though they were sworn enemies?

It all has to do with loving God first and then our neighbours.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Art Competition and AM Gallery

Today is the day of the art competition at Milton Art Place. I hope there are enough entries to have the competition go ahead. The prizes are supplies for the artists - and as one I know how good it would be to be able to gets canvases, paints and brushes free!

Milton Art Place is the newest art supply store in Milton and is at 160 Main Street. If you are in need of art supplies or just want to see some good art please drop by - especially today to vote for your favorite art piece.

Still on the theme of art - the AM Gallery is still on at the Milton Mall - every Thursday evening, all day Fridays and Saturdays and on Sundays from 12:00 noon to 3pm. During the week before Christmas it will be open every day.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Ian Ridpath artist/designer Website News

I now have my web site up and running. On it you will see my oil paintings and some of my web designs that I have done. There are links to the Fine Art Society of Milton (FASM) and Arts Milton (AM). I wil be keeping you up to date on what is happening with my paintings and web designs as well as bring news about art shows, galleries and other arts events in an around Milton, Ontario.

The URL is http://home.cogeco.ca/~iridpath

Come on in and have a look.