Monday August 11th to Thursday September 11th the Northern Ontario Art Association Touring Exhibition will be hosted by local artist Doris Anne Ray in her new location at 807 Queen Street East across from City Meat Market. For the duration it will be open Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for your convenience. “I am really excited to be hosting this Touring Exhibit and it’s a great opportunity. May it the be first of many more to come. I am anticipating meeting many new visitors to The Artist’s Alcove as a result of this venue. Congratulations to our own Algoma Art Society Members who were selected for this juried show as well as congratulations to the winners. The Artist’s Alcove welcomes all to come and visit this touring exhibition,” Doris remarked.
On exhibit will be 40 paintings by top Northern Ontario artists. This year the Algoma Art Society is very proud to congratulate four of their local members whose art work has been chosen to be included in this touring exhibit.
Anne Laidlaw’s “Canopy” is a vibrant pastel piece denoting nature’s handiwork in providing an overhead cover of leaves. So serene and inviting. She voiced, “Being accepted into the NOAA Exhibition was a great honour not only because of the high quality of juried standards but also because of the extensive volume of talented work in the region that juries must consider. An added surprise and privilege was receiving the ‘Muriel Backstrom Memorial Award’ for my accepted work.”
“The Avocet Gang” by Marilyn Mills depicts these social birds along the beach. So realistic one can almost hear those waves ebbing onto shore. Marilyn commented, “I am happy that the judges for the NOAA felt that my rendition of the Avocet Gang was good enough to have been chosen for their touring exhibit from the many paintings that are received from the various clubs. With the others from our Society, I consider myself fortunate indeed.”
Hilkka Pellikka has really captured the beauty and the brisk cold of winter in her rendition titled, “By the Ski Trail. When I asked her about her painting she commented, “I ski a lot and take pictures. So this painting is the result of that. I feel there is an atmosphere in that painting. I am very happy and proud to have been chosen for this art show. It was not expected.”
Another exquisitely captured winter scene has been portrayed by Lotte Steube in her painting, “Frosted Stillness.” She told me, “There are so many amazing artists to compete with but of course it came as a big surprise when I was chosen. I was very happy.” Lotte received her NOAA letters as this was the 7th time she had a piece accepted into the NOAA. Lotte expressed that she was also thrilled with getting her letters.
These four magnificent artists have all earned their place to be featured in this most prestigious annual art show.
No doubt the other 36 talented artists whose work will also be on display will provide viewers with some more interesting and beautiful pieces to enjoy whether it’s merely looking and admiring or purchasing something for that bare wall in your home.
Doris not only carries paintings from artists locally and surrounding areas, but she displays a variety of lovely rocks with lifelike painted scenes, gorgeous handmade jewellery, stain glass work, many objects made from different woods, eye-catching photography, lovely mosaic art work, practical and whimsical pottery pieces, ming trees of assorted colours and many cards to choose from. There is something in everyone’s price range so mark your calendar August 11th to September 11th to pop in one day at the Artist’s Alcove for a wonderful experience in art.