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 

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

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

Drawings - Tony McAulay

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

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.

Immigrant: an Exhibition by Rosemary Sloot

Artist's Talk: Sunday, January 12, 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Opening Reception: Sunday, January 12, 2:00 - 5:00 PM
Show Runs From: January 12 - February 8, 2014

Halfweg, Holland, September 18, 1940 by Rosemary Sloot
Immigrant unfolds as a profound personal narrative of family, origins and unsettled identities. Developed over eight years, the twenty-one paintings and drawings that comprise this solo show reveal a unique perspective of being a first-born in Canada. Sloot pays tribute to her parents' courage in relocating to Canada from the Netherlands in 1952. In so doing, she re-examines her identity, looking at what was lost (and kept) in transition.

Final Farewell, May 1952 by Rosemary Sloot

From the artist:

"This is an exhibition that deals with the post-war emigration of the Dutch to Canada. In telling my family's story I am, in part, telling the story of every Dutch immigrant and in telling of the post-war experience, I am touching on every immigrant Canadian's story."

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