Monday, June 25, 2012

Art Fayre wraps up for another year!

We had  a good day at Art Fayre yesterday, and the rain held off until the very end!

Artist Sigrun Schroeter and volunteer Gordon Campbell welcomed people to the Art Sales and Art Draw table.

Art Fayre relaxes everybody!

Bite Me Sandwich Shop & Deli  kindly donated the hot, delicious coffee!

There were some nice prizes to be won (artist not included!)

Sigrun helps hang fresh prints made by Holly Kelleher, who was demonstrating her printmaking technique at the show yesterday.

Our artists and volunteers are what make Art Fayre great!

And the snacks are pretty darn good too! Here is artist Natalie Rowe tormenting artist Ronna Mogelon with a chocolate-covered cheesecake bite! (Photo by Margaret Caldbick)

That wraps up Art Fayre 2012! Many thanks to all who attended our show, and special thanks to those who bought art, thereby supporting the artists and our jewel of a museum! The Glengarry Pioneer Museum is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and we were pleased to be part of the festivities.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Last day of Art Fayre today!

If you didn't make it yesterday, there's still time to get to Art Fayre today and snap up some beautiful artwork!

Listen to beautiful classical guitar music by David Kelleher...

Yesterday we had great snacks!

Watch amazing artists demos, like Gerdine Van Woudenberg sculpting wood with a chainsaw...

...or Brian Schofield turning wood on a lathe!

The artists will be there again today to chat to the public...

Bite Me Sandwich Shop & Deli will be keeping the coffee hot and fresh!

And there are always lots of smiling faces!

Check out the magnificent children's art display in the Big Beaver schoolhouse...

We had a good crowd yesterday...

... let's aim for an even bigger crowd today!

Art Fayre at the Glengarry Pioneer Museum in Dunvegan, Ontario
12pm - 4 pm today, June 24th. Directions to the museum are in the blog sidebar. We are an hour west of Montreal, an hour east of Ottawa, and an hour north of the Cornwall border crossing.

Please join us for another fabulous day!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Art Fayre today!

Despite the sweltering temperatures last Wednesday...

... the Art Fayre committee managed to hang over 80 pieces of art in the Glengarry Pioneer Museum. We are ready for you! Please come join us today and tomorrow for the best Art Fayre ever.

Ronna and Barb were ready to receive the artists' masterpieces.

Barb and Sigrun hard at work making everything perfect.

Holly and Fran, our expert hangers!

And a nest of three Eastern Phoebes fledged while we were there.

We're looking forward to seeing you this weekend!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Portrait of an artist - Natalie Rowe

Today's Art Fayre artist is Natalie Rowe of Apple Hill, Ontario.

Natalie is a graphic designer and musician by training. She graduated from the University of Toronto in 1987 with a Bachelor of Music degree, and George Brown College in 1990 with an Honours Design Diploma. She has been running her own design business, Grinning Gecko Design, since 1994.

Usually Natalie makes rug-hooked wall-hangings for Art Fayre, but this year she's returned to her first love, coloured-pencil drawing...

Autumn Beauty

Honeybee on Butterfly Weed

She has also produced some mixed-media pieces using pen & ink and acrylic paint on translucent vellum, hand-stitched with embroidery floss to a needle-felted background.

Chickadee Awaits Handout

Georgiana Resplendent

Beaker Dreams of the Ladies

More of her coloured-pencil work can be seen in the children's book Katie of the Sonoran Desert.

Natalie and the 17 other participating artists look forward to seeing you at Art Fayre this Saturday and Sunday at the Glengarry Pioneer Museum in Dunvegan, Ontario. The museum is just an hour west of Montreal, an hour east of Ottawa, and about an hour north of the Cornwall, Ontario border crossing. Please join us for a weekend of fantastic art, and help support the museum in its 50th anniversary year!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Countdown to Art Fayre 2012

The countdown to Art Fayre 2012 is on!

Please join us June 23rd and June 24th for our exhibition and sale of fabulous local art. And new this year is the Children's Art Exhibit in the Big Beaver School House.

The Glengarry Pioneer Museum is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Art Fayre is the perfect opportunity to visit our gem of a museum, while enjoying great art and a day in the beautiful Glengarry Countryside!

Mark your calendars and come on out to Dunvegan!

The organizing committee of Art Fayre 2012 is looking forward to seeing you. Come join us!