T-shirt contest and call for designs

T-SHIRT CONTEST  for “The ‘F’ Word” exhibition

In December 2014, ARC will present the juried exhibition “The ‘F’ Word: Feminism Now”.  As part of the exhibition, ARC will be making T-shirts commemorating the show.  In conjunction, ARC has decided to have an open call to design the graphic of the T-shirt. Artists and designers are being asked to create an original front image for the T-shirt.  The T-shirt must also include specific wording for the front and back of the shirt in addition to an image.  See “T-shirt Specs” on prospectus for required information.

Michele Stutts 

Show ran from 9/3/2014 to 9/27/2014

Join us for our Opening: Friday, Sept. 5 from 6-9 pm

For the first time in her 20 plus years as an artist, Stutts has left behind her usual hand-painted decorative marks that have been known to soften the edges of hard to digest subject matter. Instead, she has created a series of assemblage pieces for her upcoming show Beaudeadful that consists of found objects and animal remains. Whether forged by humans or born of nature, both media once had a purpose in life before being abandoned, or left to nature’s tidings. Despite their course, each has retained its beauty, strength, and intricate form. Stutts’ fascination with rescuing and combining objects that have unlikely and unnatural relationships with one another creates a new energy. Defining that energy is up to the eye of the beholder.

Esther Murphy

Show ran from 9/3/2014 to 9/27/2014

Join us for our Opening: Friday, Sept. 5 from 6-9 pm

Esther Murphy, a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, presents My Mirror, a photographic exhibition. The photographs presented in the exhibition depict a type of experience that is repeated, much like a recurring dream, wherein the interpretation changes at each recurrence. The titles are meant to imply narrative and evoke connotative meaning. The work explores the expansive qualities of interpretation and the derivation of meaning.

Stanislav Grezdo 

Show ran from 9/3/2014 to 9/27/2014

Join us for our Opening: Friday, Sept. 5 from 6-9 pm

When Grezdo came to the US, he was surprised by the American obsession with religion and also, ironically, with material things. He began to create works with the use of humor and irony, that are a commentary on this observation. Humor is an important part of his work, because humor can have a very serious meaning. Through the use of painting, stencils and screen printing, the works in his exhibit, In That I Trust, are a catalyst nudging the viewer into thinking about religion without taking sides “for” or “against.”

Lynn Christine Kelly

Show ran from 8/1/2014 to 8/16/2014

Join us for our Opening: Friday, July 25 from 6-9 pm

 Scorched Earth

Scorched Earth is part of an ongoing body of work concerning the cycles of life. InScorched Earth, Lynn Christine Kelly expands her investigation of the intimate cycles within a family, of life, death, migration, and relocation in conjunction with the biological concepts of growth, decay, regrowth and rebirth.  Her ongoing interest in the temporality of geological and constructed forms merges with the concept of human existence and our interaction with the rest of the natural environment.

Tiffany Pascal

Show ran from 8/1/2014 to 8/16/2014

 Join us for our Opening: Friday, July 25 from 6-9 pm

Femme Schism: Warrior Women Still Love Baking Cakes

Tiffany L. Pascal’s Femme Schism: Warrior Women Still Love Baking Cakes, is a series of irreverent watercolors that undulate across gallery walls as clusters of satirical commentary on women’s experiences.  Sweetly sarcastic, her work examines the girlfriends, warriors, intellectuals, damsels, and sexpots that prevail in art, literature, comics, and film.  These women challenge gender norms while simultaneously conforming to the feminine archetypes that imprison them.

Pascal incorporates the visual language of contemporary comic art to both subvert and honor the medium in which female stock characters are perpetuated.  By re-contextualizing these archetypes into the contemporary struggle of women and girls around the world, Pascal’s works on paper comprise a parody of epic narratives and a redefinition of conceptions of femininity.

Carolyne King

Show ran from 8/1/2014 to 8/16/2014

 Join us for our Opening: Friday, July 25 from 6-9 pm

A Delicate Balance

There are two main concepts artist Carolyne King focuses on in her artistic body of work. First, is the notion that everything is connected and second is that the search for the self is the path to artistic and spiritual enlightenment. To paraphrase Joseph Campbell: When the realization that who a person is on the inside is the same as the universe around them, it allows for a meaningful artistic exchange. Her exhibit, A Delicate Balance, is evocative of this idea. It is the search into, and connection to, the microscopic, unseen universe that surrounds us and the universe that lives within us. It is the cells that make up our whole being and the cells that make up the natural world around us. King’s artwork is a reflection of her belief that we are on a continuous and circuitous path of creation, illumination, and spiritual progression towards a persons place within the universe.

Heroes and Villains

Show ran from 7/1/2014 to 7/19/2014

 

Join us for our Opening: Friday, June 27 from 6-9 pm

A non-juried, open-walls, digital-printout exhibition, this show celebrates who/what we honor and admire and who/what we fear and disdain. In this era of polarization, ARC seeks to confront the issue by presenting a moral cast of characters, a view into our present polarized con-sciousness about heroes and villains. All entries that fit this criteria are being exhibited.

Participating Artists
  • Anne Farley Gaines
  • Bram Harris
  • Brandon Borjon
  • Bryan Hiveley
  • Colin Peters (Skinner Twins)
  • Colleen Fitzgerald
  • Constance Vepstas
  • D. DelReverda-Jennings
  • David Hicks
  • Dawn Hunter
  • Debra Levie
  • Donna Goode
  • Douglas Boehm
  • Edna Cantoral
  • Gail Willert
  • Garin Horner
  • Geoffrey Novelli
  • Gesualdo Romeo
  • Heather Saunders
  • Irena Czumaj-Szesny
  • Iris Goldstein
  • Jennifer Lothrigel
  • Judith Berk King
  • Judith Roth
  • K. A. Letts
  • Katarzyna Derda
  • Kevin Mercer
  • Linda Friedman Schmidt
  • Luca Cappai
  • Magdalene Gorecki
  • Mary Maughelli
  • Maureen Warren
  • Michele Corazzo
  • Nick Oliveri
  • Nina Palumbo
  • Paul Biniasz
  • Rani Young
  • Rebecca F Porter
  • Sanja Hurem
  • Sarah Swist
  • Seoyoung Kim
  • Sheila Halligan Waltz
  • Shelley Kommers
  • Spencer Corbett
  • Stephen Barnwell
  • Suzanne Morrow
  • Terry Hall
  • Ursula Kavanagh

The Red Head Gallery Toronto

Show ran from 7/1/2014 to 7/19/2014

 

 Join us for our Opening: Friday, June 27 from 6-9 pm

 What is the meaning of a box?

In their exhibit, Inside, Outside, created by 16 Toronto artists, the essence of” box” is explored.Boxes protect and contain a precious item within which is usually something of personal significance. The shape and function is archetypal and has existed since the dawn of mankind.  This three-dimensional structure becomes the perfect metaphor for understanding our personal relationships with the “other” that surrounds us.

Artists of The Red Head Gallery, Toronto:

Mathew Borrett, Gabrielle de Montmollin, Tonia di Risio, Teri Donovan, Peter Dykhuis,Gillian Iles, Lynn Christine Kelly, Margie Kelk, Nina Leo, Ian Mackay, Samantha Mogelonsky, Matthew Schofield, Peggy Taylor Reid, Sally Thurlow, Elaine Whittaker, and Xiaojing Yan.

Joe Steiner

Show ran from 6/1/2014 to 6/21/2014

Join us for our Opening: Friday, May 30 from 6-9 pm

This exhibit, Reflections: 50 Years of Self Portraits by Joe Steiner, began 50 years ago. Steiner has always preferred painting from life and originally turned to him-self as a subject when he didn’t have access to other models. Over the years, he began to view self portraits as a means to record his life and how he has been affected by the things that have happened to him. As he has grown older, Steiner has become more and more interested in how he is aging. His paintings of others convey how people from different walks of life feel and present themselves. Through his self portraits, Steiner expresses who he is, how he sees himself and how he feels about himself in the world around him.