CONtINUUM - CEG London Celebrates 45 Years of Textile Art

CEG (Canadian Embroiderers' Guild), is a Textile arts Group, based in London, Ontario. We are happy that they are celebrating their 45th anniversary with a show at Strand Find Art Services, called CONtINUUM

Philosphy of CEG London
The philosophy of the Guild is that there are no limits to the materials used in modern embroidery and that embroidery is neither confined to fabrics alone, nor limited to surface decoration. CEG believes that embroidery is a fine art form and that there is no way to create art, and no single best way to work with fabric.

Show Runs: February 1- 28, 2017
Show Opening Reception: Sunday, February 5th, 2:00 - 5:00 PM

Strand Christmas Show and Sale

From the London Free Press, Dec 7 article by Joe Belanger:

On the canvas: Strand Fine Art Services annual Christmas Show and Sale

Strand Fine Art Services’ annual Christmas Show and Sale will feature works by artists from London and farther afield.

“The selection of work at this show is quite tantalizing,” said co-owner Andrew Smyth.

“Some of our regulars are back again this year — masters in oil painting (Price and Drysdale). Saddy’s bucolic acrylic landscapes are a welcome new addition. Vicki Easton McClung has a selection of mixed media collage works and greeting cards with a nostalgic mid-century vibe and a humorous twist. Thibert’s striking copper and tin ‘wall sculptures,’ Sari Teitelbaum’s elegant and playful jewellery, and Thelma Rosner’s iconic ‘Super Moons’ make for a visual treat.”

Smyth also noted Susan Day’s “fine colourful” vessels, Bill Stelpstra’s candle holders in bright colours and exotic hardwoods and Laney Richmond’s “happy flowers” are samples of the works in the show.

Participating Artists Include:
  • Susan Day
  • Marion Drysdale
  • Vicki Easton McClung
  • Maya Foltyn 
  • Jeremy Price
  • Judith Purdy
  • Thelma Rosner
  • Marcy Saddy 
  • Bill Stelpstra
  • Sara Teitelbaum
  • Patrick Thibert
Opening Party: December 9, 2016, 6:00 PM
Open House: Saturday December 10, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM & Sunday, December 11, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Show Runs Until: Saturday, December 24, 12:00 PM

Gallery Hours for December: Tuesday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

C.JEREMY PRICE, "nola #3-Royal Street", oil on board, 2016

MARCY SADDY, "Land 7", Acrylic, 2016

SARI TEITELBAUM, acrylic, bakelite and sterling silver
BILL STELPSTRA, painted wood, 2016

2016 Cape Dorset Collection

Preview Reception: Friday, October 14, 2016, 5:00 - 9:00 PM

Sales Begin: Saturday, October 15 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Exhibition Runs: October 14 - November 12, 2016
NINGEOKULUK TEEVEE, #24. Midnight Owl, Stonecut & Stencil
Paper: Kizuki Kozo White, Printer: Qavavau Manumie
62 x 97.6 cm, $1200 

TIM PITSIULAK, #7. Scratching Walrus, Stonecut & Stencil,
Paper: Kizuki Kozo, Natural Printer: Qiatsuq Niviaqsi
49.5 x 61.5 cm, $800


Elizabeth Phillmore Busby & C.Jeremy Price

The Gallery at Strand Fine Art Services is excited to showcase paintings and sculpture by the late Canadian artist Elizabeth Phillimore Busby.

We also have a selection of new paintings by C.Jeremy Price

Opening Reception: Friday, September 23rd, 2016, 7:00pm - 9pm
Exhibition Runs: September 17th - October 8th

Elizabeth Phillimore Busby, Veneziano Series: Spot Change, 1968,
oil on canvas, 60" x 60"
C. Jeremy Price, Sun Dogs, 2016,
oil on board, 24" x 24"
More About the Show
From Joe Belanger, London Free Press, Wednesday, September 28, 2016 about the show:

"Phillimore Busby, who died last year at the age of 92 - studied at the Ontario College of Art in the 1940s after serving in the Royal Canadian Naval Service. After the war, she married a British man, who came back to Canada with her where they worked as forest rangers for two summers before he left and returned to England. They had two daughters. 

Phillimore Busby then went to work at the Royal Ontario Museum as a restorer while continuing to paint, influenced by artists such as Manet, Rousseau, Delacroix, Ingres, Michael Snow and Francis Bacon. She moved to London in 1998 when she married Stuart Busby, who died in 2007. She then returned to Toronto. 

“She spent her working life as an art conservator, in fact being a leader in that profession and cofounder of the Canadian Conservation Institute. There is real passion in her work, not least her vivid palette and personal story-telling” said gallery co-owner Andrew Smyth.

Of Price, Smyth said the paintings include new landscapes, cityscapes and food. “His paintings will amaze you,” said Smyth.

Painting by Elaine "Lainey" Richmond

Opening Reception: Sunday, May 22, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Exhibition Runs: May 22 - June 18, 2016

"Wild Purple Ivy", acrylic on canvas, 2015, Elaine Richmond
From Joe Belanger and the London Free Press:

A celebrated London artist whose favourite subjects are everyday things is featured in an exhibition opening Sunday at Strand Fine Art Services and continuing to June 18.

Elaine (Laney) Richmond, a Bealart grad, was born in St. Thomas and moved to London as a child.

She studied art at Ryerson public school, then Central secondary before joining Bealart. She also took instruction at Alma College in St. Thomas and from Clare Bice at the London Regional Art Gallery.

In 2004, the painter suffered a stroke after knee surgery and art “has been her lifeline and therapy,” said gallery co-owner Andrew Smyth.

“She celebrates her love of colour and nature in her vivid, bright painting on canvas, glazed tile and pillows,” said Smyth, noting Richmond’s subjects are “everyday life” including flowers, trips to the lake, and family. I have always admired Laney’s naive wonder at what she has created and her fearless attempts using a myriad of media and subject.

“She moves effortlessly from acrylic and oil paints to colourful inks and painting and stenciling on fabric and tile.

“Her unbridled passion for colour is contagious. As every colour in nature works brilliantly together, so too in Laney’s paintings.”

"untitled", ink on paper, 2016, detail, Elaine Richmond

Framing the Phoenix

A Mental Health Art Exhibition
An initiative of the Mental Health Promotions Committee

Opening Reception: Thursday May 5th, 2016, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Exhibition Runs Until: Saturday, May 14, 2016, 1:00 PM

Works by 42 artists touched by mental illness are featured.

Splatter, Flora Desjalais

In a news release, the Mental Health Promotions Committee wrote that it’s hoped that “through art, we will reduce the stigma of mental illness. Art is a wonderful venue to explore the recovery process of those affected by mental illness and this exhibition is open to all artists, professional and non-professional whose lives have been touched.”

Said artist Flora Desjalais: “It relaxes me and makes me happy and proud. I can forget my problems when I am doing my art.”

Everybody's Home and Spatial - Photographic Works by Tim Forbes

The Gallery at Strand Fine Art Services is excited to showcase EVERYBODY'S HOME and SPATIAL, photographic works by Canadian visual artist Tim Forbes.

Opening Reception:
Saturday, April 9, 2016, 2PM - 4PM

Exhibition Runs:
April 4 to April 30, 2016

Strand Fine Art
1161 Florence St., Unit #4,
London, Ontario
GEHRY - IAC - NEW YORK, Tim Forbes


For more information, see Tim Forbes' website here.