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What strikes you as beautiful?
 

"From outside came a sudden and loud music
of birds celebrating their existence.”

― Stephen King

Trumpet
Elisabeth Arbuckle
acrylic on canvas, 36" x 18"


 

Our holiday show is entitled  "Songs of Celebration". Even in difficult times, the holidays are a good time to reflect on all that we have to celebrate. 

Above all, we have life. Most of us have family and friends to celebrate. As Canadians we have a free, peaceful, prosperous and beautiful nation of which we can be proud and which offers us some solace and protection. 

Painting and visual art at its best, much like music, brings us closer to what we have to celebrate.


 
IN THIS ISSUE 

Songs of Celebration

Last Chance Sale! Have a Look!

Last Minute Shopping

Our Best Wishes for the Holiday and the New Year

Songs of Celebration

"A fine work of art - music, dance, painting, story - has the power to silence the chatter in the mind and lift us to another place."

― Robert McKee

Last holiday season we had a theme of winged creatures - mostly birds, along with the occasional mythical being. (No artist contributed an airplane or an angel, but we might have considered it.) This year, we thought to extend the concept to "song" or "music".

There's an interesting sort of crosstalk between visual arts and music. There are some wonderful songs about painting. Of course more to the point are some wonderful paintings on the subject of music. Some of our artists rose to the occasion. And we have a wide variety of songbird paintings available.

Our hope is that these themes are in some way uplifting, that they contribute in a positive way to the season and to a spirit of celebration that we need more than ever.

 
Musica 

Olga Radushkevich
batik: paint on silk, 35" x 25"

Jazz Musicians I

Carlos De Castro
watercolour on paper on cradleboard with varnish, 12" x 9"

"Painting is the silence of thought and the music of sight."

- Orhan Pamuk


 
We have many small pieces in the gallery featuring songbirds and other birds. These modestly priced pieces make excellent, uplifting gifts. Shown here are just a few of the numerous bird paintings we have on display.
 
Susan Reiter
acrylic on canvas 10" x 10"
Elisabeth Baechlin
acrylic on cradleboard 8" x 8"
Anita Utas
acrylic on canvas 12" x 12"
Elizabeth Mitchell
oil on canvas 10" x 10"

Claim your space. Draw a circle of light around it.
Push back against the dark. Don't just survive. Celebrate.

- Charles Frazier

We continue to carry many works by the prolific and multifaceted printmaker Susan MW Cartwright including numerous modestly priced prints mounted on cradleboard, starting at only $65. Here are just a few of the "Around the Farm" series.
 

You can see more of Susan's work online at this link. Also we have too many unframed prints to keep up with the online listings, so there's more of Suan's work available at the gallery than you can see online. Come by and visit to see the choices!

And of course, we still carry spectacular landscape paintings! Here is a pair of new works by Lori Rdgeway.
 
Quiet, Full of Happening
Lori Ridgeway
oil on canvas, 60" x 24"

 
No Dew Yet
Lori Ridgeway
oil on canvas, 48" x 16"
Last Chance Sale!
We're discontinuing a few gift lines. The prices are even lower than usual. Normally $66 or $75, we're letting them go at $40 each or three for $100.

In stock pieces only. We will not make more of them!

Reduced prices for in-store gallery sales only, 
through closing time December 18.

GET THEM WHILE YOU CAN!

These little wildlife panels have been especially popular with neighbourhood children and with animal lovers of all ages!
 
Wildlife shown panels above are on sale at only $40 each or three for $100. Respectively:
 
Reproductions of wildlife original acrylics by Anita Utas 6" x 6"
Wild horse photographs by Sandy Sharkey 8" x 6"
Reproductions of wildlife original watercolours with hand-inked border by Andrea Elena 6" x 6"

 
LAST MINUTE SHOPPING

We'll be available by appointment
for curbside pickup of online orders
between Dec 19 and Dec 24 for last-minute shopping.

We also deliver within Ottawa and Gatineau. Delivery is free on orders above $400, otherwise a $30 surcharge applies. Delivery is free on all orders within the K1M postal zone. 

Feel free to telephone us for details.

 
We promise local delivery by Dec 24
on purchases made before noon on Dec 24.

We will be in Full Santa Mode!

Until further notice (and through the end of January at least) we'll be back to online ordering and curbside pickup or visits by appointment after Dec 18 while we regroup and plan our offerings for the new year.
 
 
We and our artists greatly appreciate
you shopping locally!
 
Holiday Hours, through December 18
noon - 5 PM Wednesday and Friday
noon - 7 PM Thursday and Saturday
or by appointment


 299 Crichton Street at Electric Street


or shop online. 24/7/365.

Telephone inquiries welcome at 613 748 - 2008.

Or contact us via email using this form.


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Best Wishes for the Holiday and the New Year!

“It is no bad thing to celebrate a simple life.”

― J.R.R Tolkien


We're hugely grateful for the warm reception our little enterprise has received in the neighbourhood and the city. We'd like to wrap up this newsletter by expressing our deep thanks, and our sincerest wishes to all of you for a joyful holiday and a peaceful, prosperous and delightful new year!
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