Pat Gibson Planet Waters
Gallery ONE & TWO
November 14 to December 23, 2023
The St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre is pleased to present “Planet Waters”, an exhibition of artwork by Pat Gibson.
“I have been fascinated by the movement and mystery of water on and under its surface since living on the shores of Lake Erie.”
The drawings and paintings in this exhibition were created in response to disaster stories of tsunamis, hurricanes, floods, changing shorelines, oil spills and our sick planet waters. The work is also informed by ongoing research of estuaries, tides, currents, water levels, pollution and the water column.
Please join us for the artist reception on
Saturday December 2, 2023 from 2-4pm
Funding from the City of St. Thomas, Elgin County, local organizations and businesses, our donors, sponsors and members provide us with the opportunity to be creative, responsive and entertaining.
November 14 to December 22, 2023
The miniature show and sale is not only a great opportunity for art enthusiasts to discover and purchase one-of-a-kind pieces, but it also serves as a platform for local artists to gain recognition and support. By attending this exhibition, you are directly contributing to the growth and success of these talented individuals. Each artist puts their heart and soul into creating these miniature masterpieces, often spending countless hours perfecting every tiny detail. The level of craftsmanship and attention to detail is truly awe-inspiring. Whether you are a collector or simply appreciate the beauty of art, this exhibition is a must-visit. Each artist puts their heart and soul into creating these miniature masterpieces, often spending countless hours perfecting every tiny detail. The level of craftsmanship and attention to detail is truly awe-inspiring. Whether you are a collector, a hobbyist, or simply appreciate the beauty of art, this event is a must-visit.
Discover the magic of miniature art and take home a piece of art that will bring joy and wonder to your life.
Gravure: An Exhibition of French Canadian Printmakers
Gallery One & Two
January 13 to February 17, 2024
This exhibition celebrates the rich tradition of printmaking in French Canadian art and showcases the talent and creativity of these printmakers.
Printmaking is a versatile and expressive medium that allows artists to create multiple copies of their artwork. It encompasses various techniques, including etching, engraving, lithography, and screen printing. French Canadian printmakers have made significant contributions to the field, with their unique styles and innovative approaches.
In this exhibition, you will have the opportunity to explore a diverse range of prints created by French Canadian artists. Each artwork tells a story, captures a moment, or conveys an emotion through intricate details and skilled craftsmanship.
Great Beginnings Elementary Exhibition
Gallery One & Two
February 24 to March 23, 2024
Great Beginnings Secondary Exhibition
Gallery One & Two
April 6 to May 4, 2024
The "Great Beginnings" student art exhibitions, is where we celebrate the creativity and talent of our young artists. These exhibitions showcase the incredible artworks created by students from St. Thomas and Elgin County, providing them with a platform to share their artistic expressions with the community. The Great Beginnings Exhibitions are a testament to the importance of arts education and its positive impact on students' development. Through their artworks, students explore their imagination, develop their artistic skills, and express their unique perspectives on the world.
It is the mandate of STEPAC to advance knowledge and understanding of the visual arts within St. Thomas and Elgin County through exhibitions, acquisitions, lectures, public programs, education programs, traveling exhibitions, and adherence to standard museum practices. STEPAC seeks to present and facilitate a broad range of visual art practices and to reflect excellence through all aspects of its programs.
STEPAC’s exhibition program is invitational, and the also accepts exhibition proposals on an ongoing basis from artists and curators. The exhibitions are booked at least two years in advance.
In the event that the proposed artworks have not yet been produced, please provide a detailed description of the intent in addition to support material featuring past work.
Please remember to contact the Art Centre if you have a change of address and/or telephone number.
Please note, the Art Centre will only reply to proposals in which it is interested.
Submit applications by mail to:
St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre
301 Talbot Street, St. Thomas, ON. N5P 1B5
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Submission Guidelines for Artists and curators