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.

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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.

“CELEBRATING CANADIAN ARTISTS”

 

The Gallery on the Lake is “Celebrating Canadian Artists ” with an exceptional season of amazing works in honour of CANADA 150!

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. We believe 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 kicks off its 2017 season with an exhibit by renowned landscape painter Lucy Manley, a local artist from Keene, ON. The Manley exhibit opens on April 29th.  The opening reception and meet the artist will be Saturday April 29th from 1-4pm.

Algonquin Magic #2

The opening reception and Meet the Artist is always 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 www.galleryonthelake.com.  Admission is free.

Gallery on the Lake 2017 Exhibit Schedule:

NEW LUCY MANLEY EXHIBIT “WOODLAND MAGIC” – Opening April 29,2017

16-55 - Woodland Fantasy-2 signaturesThe Gallery on the Lake in Buckhorn, On. is marking  Canada’s 150th Birthday by “Celebrating Canadian Artists” . These artists are gaining worldwide recognition for their ability to capture the incredible diversity of Canadian Landscapes.

In this spirit the Gallery launches its new season with Lucy Manley’s “Woodland Magic.” This exhibit illustrates Canadian Landscapes for each of the four seasons, captured in glorious colour. Lucy Manley’s skill as an artist has been honed over decades and sharpened through her commitment to continuous learning. To this end Manley is spending most of April 2017 in the south of France “following the sun” each day to explore her passion and hone her techniques.   The new works on display will continue to represent her love of the great Ontario Woodlands. To quote Manley “This show will have some pieces painted in my new approach on black canvas with full chroma colour .This  method  evolved from my usual painting on a white canvas that was stained with raw sienna and then working loosely with washes before building up to thick strokes of paint.  I like to use both of these methods with the subject dictating which way to go, on black or on white.   It gives a fresh interpretation of the scene painted and hopefully gives the viewer a magical view.”

Previews of the exhibit can be seen weekends until April 29.

Opening Reception and Meet the Artist will be held April 29 from 1-4p.m. Gallery on the Lake is located on highway 36, 3 Kms east of the town of Buckhorn.  For more information please call 705-657-1108, TOLL FREE 1-888-242-7475, or visit http://www.galleryonthelake.com

Welcome Spring!

It appears that winter is finally over and we welcome spring and are gearing up for our brand new season of exceptional Canadian Art.

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. We believe 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.

Visit us in person or online at www.GalleryOnTheLake.com

 

Canadian painter’s business booms after a viral photo of his painting causes LinkedIn to freeze his account

Tim Packer

Tim Packer photo.JPG

TORONTO: August 5, 2016 – Canadian landscape artist Tim Packer is proof that even the most traditional artists can benefit from the power of social media.

Initially a strong believer that social media was for cat videos and giggling babies, Toronto-based painter Tim Packer reluctantly posted an image of himself with his painting, Shall We Dance, on LinkedIn on July 19 after encouragement from his son. To the artist’s surprise, the post quickly garnered over 73,765 likes, 6,649 comments,recording breaking sales and a flood of business inquiries – and the numbers are still climbing.

Following social media best practices, the artist proceeded to interact with LinkedInusers by thanking and responding to each comment and request. But the dialogue was halted when LinkedIn suspended his account for an hour, suspecting Tim of using third party bots and scrapers to achieve the likes and responses to his post.Despite several assurances that he is only responding to comments appearing on his post, LinkedIn is continuing to threaten to permanently disable Tim’s account if the high engagement continues.

“I’ve been getting up at 4:00 am every morning to spend 4 hours responding tocomments before I work on my paintings because I believe that I should treat peopleonline the same way as I would in person,” said Tim Packer.

Since last Friday’s final warning from LinkedIn however, Packer has only been responding to specific questions, leaving thousands of comments unanswered.

“While I appreciate the exposure and business LinkedIn has given me, it is killing me to read all of these wonderful comments and not being able to say ‘Thank You’ ”, said Packer.

Following the viral recognition, business has boomed. At his opening the following week, Shall We Dance – his most expensive painting to date – sold in the first hour with a second offer for the piece leading to a commissioned painting for a new fan in England who saw the piece on LinkedIn. His sales were higher in the first day of his most recent show than they were after a whole month at the previous show. Tim Packer has also received hundreds of requests for prints of Shall We Dance and has had inquiries from distributors in China, the UK and Europe since the viral post.

Although Shall We Dance sold at Packer’s opening last Saturday, it will be on display at The Gallery on the Lake in Buckhorn, Ontario until August 13th.

About Tim Packer Fine Arts

Tim Packer Fine Arts started in 1997 while Tim was a detective with the Toronto Police Service’s Headquarters Fraud Squad and painted on his days off. In 2000, Packer resigned from the Toronto Police to pursue his art career full time where he quickly became internationally recognized and a mainstay in the Canadian art scene.  Packer’s colourful, rural works and unique style draw on deep traditions of the Canadian landscape through a modern eye.

Available for Interviews: Tim Packer, Canadian artist

For more information visit: http://www.timpacker.com

Facebook: /timpackerfinearts | Instagram: @timpackerfinearts

LinkedIn: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/timpacker1

 

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