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Oshawa Art Assoc. and Gallery 67
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Scugog Council for the Arts

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Reading and Remembrance
~ October and November

DWAC was proud to once again partner on this project. FREE on-line lessons for Women's History Month, Veteran's Week and Remembrance Day.

Be sure to visit: ReadingAndRemembrance.ca


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2015 sTUDIO tOURExpected the Unexpected – at the Upcoming 2015 Durham West Spring Studio Tour


It is time again for the Durham West Art Centre’s annual Spring Studio Tour. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, April 25 and Sunday, April 26, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. This successful event is returning with an expanded line-up of 30 artists who are showcasing an even greater range of creative works. This free, self-guided tour allows visitors to speak to emerging and senior artists working in a variety of media, including photography, stained glass, pottery, painting, sculpture, jewelry and recycled assemblage. Not only do visitors get the unique opportunity to engage with working artists and invited guests in their studio spaces to discuss techniques and processes, many of the artists will have their presented works available for purchase, adding to the idea of the event as a virtual treasure hunt. Besides the touring artist’s studios , we will also feature selected artists at the Cultural Expressions Gallery in Pickering Village as well as at the DWAC Pottery and Arts Studio in the Pickering Recreation Complex. There is a wealth of creativity and talent waiting to be discovered in Durham truly representing our claim to “Expect the Unexpected!”

Fill out a ballot at the Studios for a Draw to win a $50 gift card from Pickering Town Centre or $50 towards the purchase of artwork by your favourite artist. Visit more sites to increase your chances to win!


2015 Participating Artists:

(click artist name for more info)

Jeanette Bartosik ~ (Cultural Expression Gallery) www.jeanetteka.com
Jean Beettam ~ (Guest at Gordon Reidt’s)
Daniella Boerhof ~ (Guest at Hanneke Koonstra’s) www.metallytwisted.com
Margaret Brackley ~ (DWAC Pottery Studio) www.originalwatercolours.ca
Amanda Brittin ~ (Guest at Gayle Temple’s) www.amandabrittin.com

Wendy Bermingham ~ www.wendyberminghamart.ca
Cynthia Cupples ~ (Guest at Gayle Temple’s) www.cynthiacupples.com
Debbie Dell ~ (Guest at Sue Slocum's)
Petra Dettman ~ www.serenitystainedglass.ca
Iwona Dufaj ~ www.iwonadufaj.com

Annemarie Greenwood ~ (Cultural Expressions Gallery)
Rob Hudyma (DWAC Pottery Studio)
Clay James ~ (Guest at Iwona Dufaj’s) scrimshawbyclay.tumblr.com/
Deborah Johnston ~ (DWAC Pottery Studio) djohnstonceramicartist.com
Hanneke Koonstra ~ www.hannekekoonstrafineart.com

Ryan Larvin ~ (Cultural Expressions Gallery) www.ryanlarvin.com
Kim Lowes ~ www.kimlowes.ca
Judith Matthews ~ www.judithmatthewsartist.com
Yvonne Meissner ~ www.yvonnemariemeissner.com
Annabelle Murray ~ (Guest at Kim Lowes) www.annabellejanemurray.com

Gordon Reidt ~ www.gordonreidttumblr.com
Susan Robinson ~ (DWAC Pottery Studio) www.fireflystudios.ca
Caitlin Sabean ~ www.redheartphotography.org
Heather Salzman ~ (Guest at Gordon Reidt’s)
Lis Simpson ~ (Guest at Colin Whitebread’s)

Sue Slocum ~ www.sueslocum.weebly.com
Lianne Snow ~ (Guest at Judith Matthews’) www.creativerecyclingworks.com
Gayle Temple
Colleen Walker ~ (DWAC Pottery Studio)
Colin Whitebread

Lucky DrawLucky Draw

The Durham West Arts Centre 2015 Studio Tour was held the weekend of April 25 and 26th with great weather and excellent attendance. Thirty artists participated in 14 studio locations.

On Friday May 8, 2015, David Green, with the assistance of a City of Pickering staff member, drew six lucky ballots from those visitors who attended artists sites during the Studio Tour and filled out a ballot.

Two $50 Gift Certificates were donated by the Pickering Town Centre and were awarded to: Victoria McDonald, Uxbridge | Diane Beach, Little Brittan

Four draws for $50 Gift Certificates were donated by the Durham West Arts Centre Board of Directors to be put towards a piece of artwork done by one of the Tour artists of their choice. They were awarded to: Roz Franklin, Ajax | Frank F., Pickering | Soultana Del Re, Pickering | Jocelyn Filipowich, Whitby

All winners will be notified by phone or mail.



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PineRidge Arts Council
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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 667 | Pickering, ON L1V 3T3 | Canada


Our Mission is to support, promote and present world-class, contemporary arts and culture. Through education, presentation and
partnership we will continue to develop awareness and engagement in the arts, increase our audience and membership, be
sustainable and champion the intrinsic need of arts and culture to our community.


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