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Milton Public Library Makes a Major Art Purchase

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Dave Hook, Mark Williams, Lee Puddephatt and Vito Montesano of the Milton Public Library.

Friday, August 16th, 2019 turned out to be one of the most important days of my artistic career. The incredibly kind Milton Public Library has purchased 6 of my paintings! They are opening a new branch and used their art budget on my work. I am grateful beyond words. Mark Williams, Chief Librarian & CEO came in to my studio several weeks before and said they were looking at several artists. I feel joyful and blown away that they came back and decided on me. 

The new Sherwood Branch will be opening September 30th and I could not be more proud to know my work will grace the walls of this wonderful new library bringing colour and joy to many over the years. 

"We came across a lot of talented artists while we were looking for artwork that would align with the aesthetic and philosophy of the Sherwood Branch. We could not be happier with our choice. Thank you, Shelley!"

     Milton Public Library 

For more information click the link:

https://www.mpl.on.ca/78-content/438-sherwood-library-opening-date-confirmed-for-september-30th

Original Art That's Affordable

Buy what you love in an affordable size! Love my work but don't have the budget for original art. Did you know my miniature paintings start at just $60?  There is always a tiny spot just perfect for one of these beauties in your home. On a mantle, desk, dresser, kitchen counter, bookshelf or powder room. The possibilities are endless and they also make great gifts. Some folks love to buy a few and create wall arrangements too. 

Breaking News

"I couldn't be happier about being accepted into the OSA!"

Dear Shelley,

On behalf of the members of the Ontario Society of Artists, I am very pleased to be able to congratulate you on your election as a new member for 2019.

 

The OSA has a very long tradition which began with its founding in 1872. We are Canada's oldest continuously operating artists' society. The Society was instrumental in establishing major art institutions, including the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Ontario College of Art and Design. We are looking forward to celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Society in 2022 and planning is already underway for a number of special exhibitions.

 

Today we are a province-wide professional organization with over 260 members from many diverse backgrounds working in a wide range of media. We know your accomplishments will enrich and strengthen the OSA. We welcome you and look forward to working with you.

November 29, 2018

Same Location - New Building!

Find me at Main Street Studios at Williams Mill

My studio has moved into a beautiful and spacious newly renovated building.

We are calling ourselves Main Street Studios! 5 artists in 5 new studios in the building that was the Williams Mill Gallery and Gift Shop. When the premiere studio space became available, after giving it some thought I had to take it! You will find me right there when you walk in the front door. I have almost doubled the square footage of my original studio. I have beautiful new floors, great lighting and gallery style walls to display my work. I hope you come out for a visit and see if you don't agree that this new studio is by far the best way to display my work!

We also have a new website that you can visit and learn more about my studio mates: www.main-street-studios.com

 

Come visit me, Berna Kilic, Sue McNenlyCarol-Ann Michaelson, and Zsuzsa Monostory

I'm tremendously excited to be exhibiting at the upcoming Arts on the Credit this April 2018 in Port Credit Ontario

Please visit my studio during this season

for original and unique

Christmas and Chanukah gifts. 

I am located in the Stone Building at Williams Mill In Glen Williams Ontario.

There is no better way to bring cheer than the gift of original art!

The Stone building will be open till 6 on Friday and Saturdays,

From Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday till 5 pm

I'm very pleased to be included in this show!

Please visit my new page on the Williams Mill Visual Arts Centre website!

Shelley takes 2nd place!

I'm so happy to announce that my painting 'Georgeview Breakfast' has won 2'nd prize in the Colour and Form Society's 2 x 2 Show! This painting is a departure for me from my landscapes. Winning this award inspires me to continue exploring figurative. Stay tuned! 

Juror's Comment: "Strong forms that create a very dynamic composition, working with a great pallet range, lovely figure work that creates a story."

Making a Big Move!

I am tremendously excited to announce that I will be setting up my studio at Williams Mill Visual Arts Centre late winter. I will take a space in the Stone Building On February 1st, 2017, but because of prior commitments with the Red Door Gallery I will really get in gear at the Mill the beginning of March. I can hardly wait to get over there and start painting. This was the next logical step in my artistic journey and following my fabulous experience at the Red Door Gallery as the Artist in Residence. You will be able to see my work hanging in my studio space but I will be there in person in a big way starting in March. To kick off my new digs I am planning a Wine & Cheese party - details upcoming. 

 

The Williams Mill is located in the charming hamlet of Glen Williams, which is part of Georgetown and Halton Hills. Williams Mill consists of an enclave of historic buildings some dating back to 1835. In the 1990's these buildings were converted into artist studios and since then the Mill has grown into a collection of renowned professional artists that have built a unique and creative atmosphere for arts and culture.

You can find Glass Blowers, Potters, Jewelers, Sculptors, Wood Carvers and of course Painters at Williams Mill. People come from far and wide to spend a day strolling through the studios which are open to the public, see what’s on at the Gallery and have lunch or dinner at either the Glen Oven, the Copper Kettle or The Glen Tavern. 

Becoming a part of the Williams Mill is a huge honour and for me and I hope everyone drops by to visit me once I am installed and check out the whole facility!

http://www.williamsmill.com/index.php

Jan 3/17

Elected to the Executive of the Colour and Form Society

I'm very proud to announce that on November 6th, 2016 at the Annual General Meeting, I was elected to the Executive Board of the Colour and Form Society. The Colour and Form Society (CFS) encompasses visual art media in the various disciplines. It encourages diversity and supports all directions and concepts open to the visual artists. The Colour and Form Society makes every effort to bring to public awareness, the resources that it has within its creative visual artists. CFS is an Ontario Society of Professional Artists. It is a member of the Mississauga Arts Council and CARFAC.

And a member of the Executive I will strive to work towards the aspirations and goals of this historic group and carry out my duties as New Membership Chair with these in mind.

A kind letter from

a new collector

"Hi Shelley,

 

When I came home after a long day, waiting on the front porch was your UPS parcel. Thank you for making all the arrangements to get it here safely; thanks too for the fabulous wrapping and parcelling that had protected it so safely en route.

Jorie Adams with "Sheltering Rock Revisited". This is an original oil painting done at 16 x 20 of the original 48 inch Sheltering Rock.

All I can say is WOW - it's stunning! I love the detail of the rock, the reflection and the trees and bushes. They evoke such a strong sense of tranquility and well-being, very reminiscent of the emotions that come from a scene near the family cottage I grew up visiting in the Quebec Laurentians. You have no idea how much emotion and sense of place your painting will emit for years to come.

 

 It is more than I could have dreamed of - thanks to your mastery!!

 

From the bottom of my heart, thank you for agreeing to do this smaller version of your original "Sheltering Rock" - the painting will be treasured, and I will be ever thankful for your generosity in undertaking this work."

 

Jorie Adams,

Canmore Alberta

Meet Red Door Gallery's Artist in Residence, Shelley Newman, who will be demonstrating how she captures the essence of our iconic Canadian landscapes.

Red Door Gallery selects
Shelley Newman as Artist in Residence

Shelley Newman, SCA has been selected as the Artist In Residence (AIR) at the Red Door Gallery in Halton Hills. The Red Door Gallery in partnership with the Halton Hills Cultural Roundtable recently secured the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) grant of $74,800 for the operation of the community based gallery. Located at 69 Main Street South, in downtown Georgetown. The Red Door Gallery will open the end of June with Shelley in place as AIR. Please visit the gallery and say hello to Shelley in her studio at the gallery.

Shelley Newman has joined the art group 'Party of 8' for their show, 'Spring Into Summer', which will take place at the Williams Mill Visual Arts Centre from June 8th until June 26th. The Opening Reception will be on Friday, June 10th from 6 - 9 pm. 515 Main St., Glen Williams, Halton Hills, Ontario.

Spring Into Summer Group Show
SCA 48th Natonal Open

Shelley's painting, 'Careful Footing Required', has been selected by the SCA for inclusion of their 48th Open National Juried Exhibition of Large Works hosted by the Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery. Official opening and reception is July 17, from 2-4pm. The show runs from July 11th to August 11th.