Morrisseau TV Documentary Coming Soon!

The Morrisseau “ Father and Son” Exhibit here at the Gallery on the Lake is the only Morrisseau exhibit currently featured in a retail  art gallery in Canada which is one reason why it was recently filmed by a TV crew for an upcoming documentary marking the 10th anniversary of Norval Morrisseau’s death.

Two additional works, “Legend of the Sleeping Giant” – 84”x 144” and “Shaman with Headdress” – 65”x 112” are not displayed in the main exhibit area. They are however displayed in other parts of the gallery, notably the foyer and will continue to be available after the current exhibit ends.

WE REALLY HOPE YOU ARE ABLE TO VIEW THIS EXHIBIT. IT IS TRULY WORTH SEEING IF YOU CAN MAKE THE TIME TO DO SO!!!

If you are unable to make it to the gallery, please feel free to watch a video of the exhibit. 

Remember you can also shop online 24/7 at our website.

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Make the Gallery on the Lake a part of your Fall Colour Tour.

Hello September …. crisp mornings, sunny days, and the start of many Fall Colour Tours through our area.

The Gallery on the Lake would like to welcome those visiting our area to take a moment and see the vibrant colours we have inside the Gallery are just as stunning as those outside. The added bonus is that you can take these pieces with you. A pieces that stirs your soul, warms your heart, or captures a memory. When Autumn has long faded, the vibrancy  of an original piece of fine art will shine forever.

The Gallery on the Lake is open 7 days a week 10:00 am to 5:00 pm through to the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend.

Remember you can always shop online 24/7 at our website www.GalleryOnTheLake.com

 

The Gallery on the Lake is honored to present works of Lloyd Wilson in a new exhibit entitled “Canadian Shield”. The exhibit opens September 2nd and continues to September 29th. The opening reception will be held on September 2nd 1:00-4:00 PM. “Canadian Shield” is an exhibit that highlights his appreciation for nature which has a strong influence on his subject matter influenced by growing up in rural Ontario. This new exhibit features classic Wilson pieces that showcase his attention to fine detail.

Lloyd Wilson Biography Excerpts:

Lloyd Wilson has been a full time Canadian painter for more than 20 years, using oil on canvas or linen to produce paintings that include rural landscapes, lake scenes, and still life images. “I absolutely love to paint. Inspiration is everywhere. How fortunate we are. I paint daily. Many of my smaller images are done en plein air” Says Wilson. Lloyd Wilson participates in several juried art shows annually.

His work depicts many Canadian landscapes including peaceful lake scenes with canoes and camping or North American birds and animals in their natural settings. Wilson’s paintings give you warm, energy and happiness, colour and light, depth and gradation. See it, feel it.

The Gallery on the Lake is proud to feature the works of this very talented artist.

The Gallery on the Lake is located at 65 Gallery on the Lake Rd in Buckhorn, 30 minutes from Peterborough. For more information please call 705-657-1108 or visit our website www.galleryonthelake.com.

The Kawarthas offers the best in art, wine, and real estate

This month, we look at three Kawartha Chamber of Commerce members who offer the best in art, wine, and real estate. Celebrate Confederation’s 150th with an epic show of Canadian art at Gallery on the Lake in Buckhorn, read about a local woman who quit her job to buy a winery in the countryside to open Jewel Just Fine Wines in Warsaw, and learn the best tips for buying and selling shoreline property from Lynn Woodcroft of Royal LePage Frank Realty in Buckhorn.

Kawartha Chamber of Commerce & Tourism

All three of the businesses profiled below — Gallery on the Lake, Jewel Just Fine Wines, and Lynn Woodcroft of Royal LePage Frank Realty — are proud members of the Kawartha Chamber of Commerce & Tourism. The chamber represents members in Curve Lake First Nation and the municipalities of Douro-Dummer, North Kawartha, Selwyn, and Trent Lakes. Visit kawarthachamber.ca for more information.


Esther Inglis, owner of Gallery on the Lake (65 Fire Route 21, Buckhorn, 705-657-1108) is an avid fan of Canadian art. The gallery exhibits exclusively Canadian art, with an emphasis on iconic Canadian landscapes. The gallery also features artists who specialize in florals, figurative art, and pieces that verge on the abstract.

All of these styles have come together this July in a show marking the 150th anniversary of Confederation.

“We have an enormous roster of really exceptional Canadian artists,” Esther notes. “We thought this would be a great opportunity to mark the milestone with this show.”

Esther says that the groundbreaking show features work from over 50 artists.

“It’s quite impressive. It’s stunning. We’ve never done anything quite like this before.”

Notable artists

Gallery on the Lake has featured some exceptional exhibits in the past. “There’s been some moments, I tell you!”

Two that Esther remembers fondly were shows featuring the art of Norval Morriseau, held in 2008 and 2014.

“At the exhibit in 2008, we found out that Morriseau had lived in Buckhorn. So we planned a future exhibit that would focus on some of the art that he produced while he was in Buckhorn.”

Morriseau would stay in Curve Lake with the Williams family, and at one point he rented a farm on the lake from the Whetungs.

“What we wanted to do was gather information from all those who knew him when he lived here and some art that he created when he was here.”

The exhibit was called “The Homecoming”, and was opened with music from Curve Lake singers and drummers.

Canadian art gone viral

Esther also recalls a Tim Packer exhibit where one of his paintings went so viral on Linkedin in the lead up to the show, that his account was temporarily suspended.

Tim was spending four hours a day responding to comments. The high volume of comments coming from his accounts led it to be flagged as a potential bot.

The painting, called “Shall We Dance”, sold within minutes of the show’s opening.

Why have art in your home?

Esther says that having art in your home is important.

“There are people that come into the gallery and tell me ‘I buy a piece of art because it brings meaning into my life.’ That’s pretty deep, but that’s what it does for some people.”

Esther also points out that art can evoke a sense of connection.

“Many people will say ‘I bought a painting and every time I look at it I feel something different, or it stirs up a different emotion in me.’ It feeds your soul.”

The gallery stands as a tribute to a local artist

The Gallery on the Lake was created by artist Edwin Matthews, who used to host shows from his home. He started to get a lot of people coming to these openings, so he decided to build a gallery. Esther credits him with the gallery’s continued success.

“Without his effort and vision, there would be no Gallery on the Lake. All I did was try to live up a little bit to his legacy.”

Gallery on the Lake is open seven days a week from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. You can find them online at www.galleryonthelake.com, on Facebook and Twitter.

Gallery on the Lake allows you to experience proudly Canadian art

The gallery exhibits exclusively Canadian art, with an emphasis on iconic Canadian landscapes. The gallery also features artists who specialize in florals, figurative art, and pieces that verge on the abstract.

All of these styles will come together this July in a show marking the 150th Anniversary of Confederation. With an enormous roster of really exceptional Canadian artists the Gallery thought this would be a great opportunity to mark the milestone with this show. The groundbreaking show will feature work from over 50 artists. “It will be quite impressive. It will be stunning. We’ve never done anything quite like this before.”

Notable artists

Gallery on the Lake has featured some exceptional exhibits in the past. “There’s been some moments, I tell you!” Two that the owner remembers fondly were shows featuring the art of Norval Morriseau, held in 2008 and 2014. “At the exhibit in 2008 we found out that Morriseau had lived in Buckhorn, so we planned a future exhibit that would focus on some of the art that he produced while he was in Buckhorn.” Morriseau would stay in Curve Lake with the Williams family, and at one point he rented a farm on the lake from the Whetungs. “What we wanted to do was gather information from all those who knew him when he lived here and some art that he created when he was here.” The exhibit was called “The Homecoming”, and was opened with music from Curve Lake singers and drummers.

Canadian art gone viral

Esther Inglis recalls a Tim Packer exhibit where one of his paintings went so viral on Linkedin in the leadup to the show, that his account was temporarily suspended. Tim was spending four hours a day responding to comments. The high volume of comments coming from his accounts led it to be flagged as a potential bot. The painting sold within minutes of the show’s opening.

Why have art in your home?

Esther says that having art in your home is important. “There are people that come into the gallery and tell me ‘I buy a piece of art because it brings meaning into my life.’ That’s pretty deep, but that’s what it does for some people.” Esther also points out that art can evoke a sense of connection. “Many people will say – I bought a painting and every time I look at it I feel something different, or it stirs up a different emotion in me. It feeds your soul.”

The gallery stands as a tribute to a local artist

The Gallery on the Lake was created by artist Edwin Matthews, who used to host shows from his home. He started to get a lot of people coming to these openings, so he decided to build a gallery.

Esther credits him with the gallery’s continued success. “Without his effort and vision, there would be no Gallery on the Lake. All I did was try to live up a little bit to his legacy.”

Gallery on the Lake is open seven days a week from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. You can find them online at www.galleryonthelake.com,  on Facebook, and Twitter.

Celebrating Canadian Artists group show highlights a season of exceptional works in honour of CANADA 150

WhatsOnMay 30, 2017Peterborough This Week

lower foyer of the House of Commons - Tony Batten

The Gallery on the Lake is celebrating its 17th year of operation this year and will be showcasing an incredible line-up of world class art to help Canada celebrate its 150th birthday.

Gallery owner Esther Inglis believes that acquiring exceptional art, only available at the Gallery on the Lake is one of the best ways to mark this significant milestone in Canada’s history.

The Gallery on the Lake, one of Canada’s largest retail galleries, located on the outskirts of Buckhorn village, is noted for its impressive list of changing monthly exhibits and the 2017 season exceeds all expectations. These world class exhibits reinforce the Gallery’s status as a premier destination for Canadian Fine Art collectors.

Voted one of the most beautiful galleries in Ontario by Days Out Ontario, the Gallery on the Lake provides wonderful respite from life’s stresses. The gallery kicked off its 2017 season with an exhibit by renowned landscape painter Lucy Manley, a local artist from Keene. The Manley exhibit opened on April 29 and ran to May 26 .

Manley’s exhibit will be followed by Speaking of Trees, an eclectic collection of  new works by  Wendy Bermingham and Sheila Davis. It is worth noting that Bermingham’s painting “Oh Canada” was chosen for the Ontario Society of Artists exhibition Mosaic in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary.  The artists will be present on June 4 from1 to 4 p.m. for the opening reception to meet the artists.

On July 1 , the Gallery celebrates Canada’s 150th Birthday. The gallery marks the occasion by hosting a group show entitled Celebrating Canadian Artists with artwork including sculpture by our very best artists.

“My project involving Canada’s Houses of Parliament now has two large works on canvas in the collection of the Senate,” says Tony Batten, who was chosen to provide paintings for the Canadian Government in honour of the sesquicentennial.

“In addition to that I have completed two large canvasses of the House of Commons.  So, I have entered two significant national collections as the year gets moving. Needless to say I am delighted. I still have to create two large images of the spectacular Parliamentary Library for its own collection.”

In August, the gallery salutes Canada’s Aboriginal peoples with an exhibit by Christian Morrisseau. New works from Lloyd Wilson, Julia Veenstra, and Steve Tracy take the show into the fall and an exhibit by John Lennard wraps up a year of exceptional Canadian art.

The opening reception and Meet the Artist is held on the Opening (first) day of each exhibit in the gallery rotunda.

The Gallery on the Lake is located on County Road #36, 3 kms east of Buckhorn.  For more information call The Gallery on the Lake at 657-1108, toll-free 1-888-242-7475 or visit the gallery web site at http://www.galleryonthelake.com.  Admission is free.

Shall We Dance by Tim Packer

 

THE GALLERY ON THE LAKE PRESENTS THE WENDY BERMINGHAM & SHEILA DAVIS EXHIBIT “SPEAKING OF TREES”

The Gallery on the Lake is pleased to present the latest works by Wendy Bermingham & Sheila Davis in a new exhibit entitled “Speaking of trees”. The exhibit opens May 27th and continues to June 30th. The “Opening Reception and Meet The Artist” will be held on June 4th 1:00-4:00 PM. “Speaking of Trees” is the second exhibit this year in a spectacular exhibition line-up by some of Canada’s leading artists at the Gallery on the Lake as we celebrate Canada 150!

This new exhibit features breathtaking Ontario landscapes. These artists have truly captured the contemporary landscape with dynamic brushstrokes, brilliant colour, and exploration of texture and the expression of movement using lines.

Wendy Bermingham Biography Excerpts:

Wendy Bermingham, has always been an artist. Spending time looking at nature, she discovered that capturing it on canvas was her true calling.

As an artist of the contemporary landscape, what truly captivates her is the blurred line between realism and abstraction. Using both brush and palette knife, she strives to dig deeper than what is on the surface and search for the true essence of the scene.

She works primarily plein air in the summer and in the winter months, creates larger studio paintings in traditional oil, manipulating the thick juicy colours into an energetic impression of the vision before her.

Sheila Davis Biography Excerpts:

Primarily self taught, Sheila Davis has been a professional artist for over 23 years. Her interest lies in obscure areas of the environment as seen on the periphery of daily vision. Sheila works in oil, painting both Plein Air and in the studio, preferring large panels.

Using dynamic brushstrokes and saturated colour, her work has a strong organic feel to it, indicative of the natural landscape she paints.

She believes an artist interprets best what they know intimately…what surrounds them personally and what they touch daily…For her this is the untouched Ontario landscape… tangled, unfettered and unfinished…a work in progress, constantly growing and striving towards light, strength and freedom from constraint.

The Gallery on the Lake is proud to feature the works of these renowned and highly collectible Canadian artists.

The Gallery on the Lake is located at 65 Gallery on the Lake Rd in Buckhorn, 30 minutes from Peterborough. For more information please call 705-657-1108 or visit our website www.galleryonthelake.com.