Friday, June 19, 2015

Vicki Easton-McClung: fair & square

New Exhibition Opens: Saturday, June 20th, 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Show Runs Until: July 18th

Vicki Easton-McClung, "Tulips", mixed media on board 
From Joe Belanger of the London Free Press, Friday, June 19th edition:

"A new exhibition featuring works by a Port Dover-area artist is on at a London Gallery. Strand Fine Art Services is hosting Fair and Square, by Vicki Easton-McClung.

“Her work is heavily defined and influenced by the land around her and its bounty,” said co-owner Andrew Smyth.

“Her abstract paintings are alive with movement and colour which I find compelling and exciting. It is as if there is a fundamental joy in the making of art for Vicki and that really is apparent in the paintings.”

Easton-McClung studied environmental art at Fanshawe College and lives on a farm near Port Dover."

Vicki Easton-McClung, "Discovery", mixed media on board

Monday, May 25, 2015

New Exhibitions by Linda Fried and Marion Drysdale

Opening Reception: Saturday May 23rd, 2015
Time: 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Show runs From: May 23rd - June 13, 2015

Linda Fried - Narratives

Linda Fried, "Lost and Found #4", acrylic and oil on canvas, 2014
Marion Drysdale - Landscape

Marion Drysdale,"Water Lines X", watercolour, 2013

Friday, December 5, 2014

Christmas Show and Sale 2014

Opening Reception: Friday, 5:00 PM, November 5th
Show Runs Until: Wednesday, December 24th

Boucherie Lawrence by Jeremy Price
The Christmas Show and Sale features a variety of work and talent from artists in the Southwestern Ontario region.

Works included are: cityscapes in oil by Jeremy Price, new abstract mixed media works by Vicki Easton McClung, glass sculptures by George Whitney, oil landscapes by Sue Johns and Marion Drysdale, tree sculptures by Bill Stelpstra, music boxes by Leslie Putnam, clay wheeled toys by Geri Binks and an assortment of other works by Jeff Wilmore, Iain Turner, Maya Foltyn, Laney Richmond and others.

Full List of Participating Artists:
  • Kevin Bice
  • Geri Binks
  • David Bobier
  • Marion Drysdale
  • Vicki Easton McClung
  • Eva Ennist
  • Maya Foltyn
  • Mishi Foltyn
  • Sharron Forrest
  • Linda Fried 
  • Pat Gibson
  • Susan Johns
  • Patrick Mahon
  • Michael Moore
  • Lynne Munro
  • Kyle Nielsen
  • Leslie Putnam 
  • Jeremy Price
  • Laurie Seaman
  • Rosemary Sloot
  • Bill Stelpstra
  • Iain Turner 
  • Jeff Wilmore
  • Fran Whitney
  • George Whitney 

Friday, November 21, 2014

London Selection Exhibit

Opening Reception: November 14, 2014- 7:00 PM -10:00 PM
Exhibition runs to: November 28, 2014

London Selection exhibit. Shown here are work by Greg Curnoe and Kim Moodie.
Includes New Work by:
Greg Curnoe, Jamelie Hassan, Ron Benner, Wyn Geleynse, David Merritt, Jennie White,  Brian Lambert, Kim Moodie, Jean Hay, Sylvia Clark, Ssuan Schuppli, Napachie Pootoogook, Pudlo, Clark McDougall, Stephen Andrews, Betty Goodwin and John Scott.

Jamelie Hassan, "Wall With Door", 1977, acrylic on panel, 12' x 8'
Greg Curnoe, "Eyes nose, mustache, chin, tie, 1981", collage on wood with plexi

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Geri Binks - The Artist at Play

Opening Reception: Saturday May 3rd, 2014, 1:00 - 5:00 PM
Show Runs Until: May 31st, 2014

Some consider Geri Binks a Renaissance artist. She considers herself as a tactile person with a facility for creating art by seeing old objects in a new way. The materiality is important – whether it’s the plastic quality of clay, the drape of fabric, or the folds in paper – all is explored. Certainly this exhibition is a no holds barred collection. Usually showing her installation works for specific sites, this breakthrough show is the result of letting Bill Stelpstra and Andrew Smyth (the owners of Strand Fine Art) select the work from her studio.

From paper to clay, to fibre, to found-object sculpture, The Artist at Play is an eclectic overview of thirty years of work. Much of the collection is exhibited for the first time. It’s a colourful, joyful exploration of a creative life.

"This work explores the idea of play. It is not work I have readily shown over the years, thinking it too frivolous, but perhaps I was wrong. Maybe, just maybe, it represents what's best in me."
- Geri

Monday, March 24, 2014

Drawings - Tony McAulay

Show Runs: April 2 - 5, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday April 4, 2014, 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Two New Shows: Bill Stelpstra & Susan Day

Two New Exhibitions: Bill Stelpstra and Susan Day
Come celebrate Bill's 60th birthday at Strand at the opening night launch for these new shows!

Opening Reception and Bill's Birthday Celebration: Friday, February 14, 2014, 7:00 PM
Show Runs Until: March 8, 2014

Bill Stelpstra - Stippeltjes
Bill is the co-owner of Strand Fine Art Services along with Andrew Smyth, and was born and raised in London.

Bill Stelpstra’s work is brightly coloured, playful, quirky sculpture/furniture.The body of work is entitled Stippeltjes, which roughly translated means small dots or polka dots. They can be a stool or a side table, coffee table, bench or a pedestal.

Susan Day - Crazy Birds
Susan is a well known London artist who works primarily in ceramics with dramatic painterly glazes.