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Art Auction 2019 – The Work


MARION DRYSDALE
“Can Spring be Far Behind” Watercolour 10″ x 12″

Value $800.00 Minimum Bid $250.00

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MARION DRYSDALE
Born in Winnipeg in 1929, Marion grew up in Montreal where she studied and worked in commercial art. After moving to London in 1974 and graduating from H.B. Beal Tech’s Special Art Program she has maintained a downtown London studio space showing regularly in Toronto and throughout Southwestern Ontario.

Marion has taught many Continuing Education workshops at London Regional Art Gallery, Fanshawe College, H.B. Beal Technical Secondary School and Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre. Her award-winning work is included in many private, public and corporate collections.

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KIM HARRISON
“Port Franks – Windy Day” Oil on Canvas 20″ x 24″

Value $800.00 Minimum Bid $200.00

KIM HARRISON
Kim Harrison attended the H.B. Beal Technical Secondary School Art Program and received his degree in Fine Arts at the University of Windsor. His work is included in collections in Canada, the U.S. and Europe. As an oil-painting instructor based in London, Ontario he has taught at Fanshawe College and has held classes and workshops throughout Southwestern Ontario for over twenty years.
Travel, literature and music have often inspired Kim’s work.

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BETTY McARTHUR
“Northern Lake” – Oil on Canvas Board 24″ x 18″
Value $800.00 Minimum Bid $250.00
BETTY McARTHUR
Large White Floral – Acrylic on Board – 29″ x 35″

Minimum Bid $250.00

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BETTY McARTHUR
Betty began her painting career when her fiancé, Bruce, gave her her first box of oil paints. Living in Port Colborne, Ontario, she was 19 and attended painting classes with Tony Sisti, a well-known Buffalo, N.Y. painter and later with Jock MacDonald at the Doon School of Art, which is now the Homer Watson Gallery in Kitchener. Betty attended art classes during the summers of 1954 to 1959 and was awarded the Director’s Scholarship in 1956 and Best Painting of the Year in 1957. She gave painting lessons in her dining room every Wednesday for many years. In 1960 and 1961 the Canadian Group of Painters exhibited some of her paintings across Canada.

In 1957 she and her family moved to Woodstock and Betty began teaching at Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre, College Avenue Secondary School, Ingersoll District High School and Central Senior Public School. She and her husband opened the Betty McArthur Art Gallery in 1973 where she exhibited her own work as well as that of local artists. She also sold art supplies and did framing. During this time she published two books of architectural drawings, one of Woodstock and the other of Stratford.
After selling the business in 1978 Betty continued to paint and travel with her camera. Her interest in photography grew out of classes she took at the Ontario College of Art in Toronto. Some of her photographs were exhibited at the O.C.A. gallery.

Betty’s paintings have been sold around the world including in South America, Europe and Australia. She was also very generous in donating some of her works to various charities for fundraising. Betty McArthur was a very versatile artist, painting flowers, geese, houses, architecture, animals and a lot of commissioned work.

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GEORGE SHADFORD
“A Windy Wait”
Ceramic and Mixed Media 13.5″ x 4.75″ x 11″
Value $500.00 Minimum Bid $200.00

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GEORGE SHADFORD
George Shadford was born in Namibia in 1959. His family lived in countries all over the world and finally immigrated to Canada in 1973. His travels as a boy and as a young man shaped George’s outlook on the world and have in turn reflected in his art.

After graduating from Sheridan College, George lived the “bohemian life” in Toronto drawing, painting and attending the Ontario College of Art and Design. It was here that George discovered that sculpture would be his primary endeavour in the arts.

In 1987 George moved to Ingersoll where he now lives with his wife and works part-time as a dental technician. Since moving to Ingersoll, George has pursued sculpture almost exclusively and has in recent years reached a point in his sculpture that he describes as “speaking the language of sculpture with fluency but eager to explore its depths.”. George’s works are in collections across Canada, the United States, England and continental Europe.

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PAT GIBSON
“Two Pink Clouds” Oil on Board 16″ x 16″
Value $500.00 Minimum Bid $150.00
PAT GIBSON
“Windy Sky” Oil on board – 16″ x 16″
Value $500.00 Minimum Bid $150.00
PAT GIBSON
“Iceberg 2″ Mixed Media on Mylar 2″ x 3”
Value $115.00 Minimum Bid $25.00

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PAT GIBSON
Pat Gibson is an artist, art educator and former Curator of Exhibitions at the Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre. She is co-founder/co-curator of Oxford County Art Project: Art in Public Spaces. As an Educator, she has taught art classes for adults and children in Woodstock, Ingersoll, London and Brantford and served as Education Officer for Woodstock Art Gallery. In cooperation with Oxford County School Board and the Ontario Arts Council she has completed many Creative Artists-in-Schools projects. Gibson has exhibited her mixed media work in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout Ontario. Her award winning work is in public and private collections throughout Canada and the USA.

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MICHAEL HUNTER
“Long Point Beach” Acrylic on Canvas – 14″ x 16″
Minimum Bid $100.00

MICHAEL HUNTER
Michael Hunter has a B.F.A. from the University of Windsor, Ontario. Before that he earned a diploma in Fine Arts from Fanshawe College in London, Ontario. His passion for the environment drives many of his paintings. He is very concerned about what we are doing to our rivers and lakes. The human impacts on the environment and the ignorance of the future limitations we will face due to our mismanagement of it are subjects of great interest to Michael and his more recent works include garbage he has found on local beaches.

Michael Hunter draws much inspiration from his upbringing in rural areas of Southwestern Ontario on the shores of Lake Erie. He translates the natural lines created by wind and water on sand into his works of art. Michael is the recipient of the 2013 Jurors’ Choice Visual Elements 55th Annual Exhibition from the Woodstock Gallery and received Honourable Mention for his painting “Beating the Storm” in the Glenhyrst Gallery, Brantford 2nd annual Arts Country Juried competition, also in 2013.

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JOHNNENE MADDISON
“The Window” Acrylic 30″ x 30″
Value $1200.00 Minimum Bid $200.00

JOHNNENE MADDISON
Growing up near the Detroit Institute of Arts had a profound impact on Johnnene’s life as an artist. She was able to take art lessons at the Detroit Institute of Art from the time she was 10 years old until her late teens. Drawing while sitting on the floor beneath the Diego Rivera murals was an inspiring and empowering experience.

Johnnene earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Pratt Institute in New York City and took full advantage of the exciting world of art in New York. A few years later she earned a Master of Arts degree at the University of Michigan. During that time she worked as a cake decorator, an interior designer, a poster artist for Hollywood Bell Telephone, a window display artist and a keyline and paste-up artist. Ms. Maddison moved to Windsor, Ontario and worked at the Art Gallery of Windsor. She earned a teaching certificate at Althouse College in London, Ontario. That enabled her to teach in Ontario Secondary Schools, at Fanshawe College and UWO adult education classes.

Her exhibition, Women, Work and WWII” traveled to eight Ontario public galleries and museums and was featured in magazines in Canada, the United States, England and Japan. Fifteen pieces were purchased by the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa. A book by the same title was published thanks to funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Johnnene won first place awards in group shows in Michigan, North Carolina and Ontario. She also won the National Visual Arts Advocacy Award from Canadian Artists’ Representation (CARFAC).

After the loss of her husband, she completed a series of mixed media pieces dealing with issues of loss, grieving and recovery. Currently she is working in acrylics on canvas. This series echoes back to her early New York years when she worked in an abstract expressionism style. The pieces are about individuality and the experience of women as both powerful and vulnerable. Through active line and brilliant colour, she confronts the complexity of identity, gender and the need to reinvent herself.

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JULIE HAWKINS
“The Cab Was Calling” – Acrylic on Canvas – 30″ x 30″
Value $1250.00 Minimum Bid $250.00

JULIE HAWKINS:
Based in Woodstock, Ontario, Julie feels as though she discovered her talent and passion a bit later in life than most creatives. Holding a degree in Interior Design from Humber College, Julie left this practice behind, searching for more creative inspiration. It wasn’t until she was convinced by friends and family to show her passion to the world that painting quickly became her full time career. Her first job started with a 15-piece collection for an upscale health facility in London, Ontario.

Other than in London, Julie’s art pieces can be found in many different cities in private collections internationally. From art fairs to runways and interior design exhibitions, Julie’s work has been seen in Toronto, Ottawa, and Vancouver, as well as Los Angeles and New York City. Partnering with Camouflage Heater, a company that produces infrared heating systems, customers are given the option to use one of Julie’s designs as the imagery on the glass surface of the heater.

Julie has been working with other select brands as well, licensing her artwork to be printed on various items such as clothing and tech accessories. The collaboration with Toronto apparel brand Nuvango was featured on the runway at Fashion Art Toronto in April 2016 — an arts and fashion week that recognizes contemporary art and fashion design.

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SUSAN RAYNER
“Naked” Raku Clay Pot 4.5″ x 4″
Value $65.00 Minimum Bid $20.00

SUSAN RAYNER
Susan Rayner first fell in love with clay many years ago but didn’t start seriously working in pottery until she retired in 2007. Since then she has taken many valuable lessons from accomplished ceramic artists at the I.C.A.C, Haliburton School of the Arts and others. Her love of this medium and the many things you can do with it intrigues her and she continues to create and learn daily.

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MIKE BROUSE
“Sunset on Six Mile Lake” Oil 12″ x 12″
Value $150.00 Minimum Bid $75.00

MIKE BROUSE
Mike Brouse grew up on the Ottawa River across from the Laurentian Mountains and surrounded by forests.  The changing light on the river and the alternating seasonal effects on the trees were a constant inspiration.  He work in oils & acrylic.  Sun Set on Six Mile Lake is a representation of his earlier style.

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YVONNE JEAVONS
“Queen’s Lace” – Clay Plate
Value $40.00 Minimum Bid $20.00

YVONNE JEAVONS
Yvonne Jeavons was born and raised in London, Ontario but now currently resides in Ingersoll. Since joining the Creative Arts Centre in 2010 she has discovered a love for pottery. She loves working with clay and in particular, hand building and throwing on the wheel. And now with the last of her children away at University, time has opened up for her to explore her creativity. This has led to a preference for functional pottery and the use of simple elements of nature in her work.

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GABRIELLE NADEAU
“Morning on Mongoose Lake” – Oil on Canvas 12″ x 24″
Value $350.00 Minimum Bid $100.00

GABRIELLE NADEAU
Born in Lévis Quebec, Gabrielle Nadeau began painting at the age of 9. Throughout her education and career the arts have held a large place in her daily life as she worked in and studied music, theatre, filmmaking, visual arts and French literature.

Gabrielle graduated in 2007 from York University in Toronto from the Film & Video Production department. Her career in film has taken her around the world to over 20 countries and across 6 continents – from the scorching hot deserts of Namibia, to the frigid Arctic in Siberia.

Throughout her travels, Gabrielle has continued to paint and draws inspiration from her unique encounters. She loves to create portraits that tell a story, and transform banality into a unique and significant moment.

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ALAYNE BRISSON, ARB PHOTOGRAPHY
Gift Certificate
Value $100.00 Minimum Bid $40.00

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ALAYNE BRISSON
“RED FOX” – Print on Canvas 16″ x 20″
Value $120.00 Minimum Bid $40.00

ALAYNE BRISSON
Alayne Brisson is a long-time photographer who grew up on her family farm with a camera in her hands. Her home town is Magnetawan, Ontario in the Amaguin Highland where there is an endless bounty of inspiration. Moving to Oxford County hs given her the opportunity to find new subjects as has travelling abroad and within Canada. Her main goal is to capture the beauty of life and share what she sees through her lens with others. Post processsing of images has allowed Alayne to show her artistic side, creating unique and inspiring images. While she enjoys photographing almost anything, nature and animals tend to be her favourite subjects.

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ROBERE (HELEN) ROBERTSON
“Perth Homestead” Oil 16″ x 24″
Value $300.00 Minimum Bid $100.00

ROBERE (HELEN) ROBERTSON
Robere (Helen) Robertson was born in Morrisburg, Ontario and moved to the Kingson area with her family as a teen. This move provided the opportunity for her to explore the rugged pre-Cambrian shield and lakes. She developed a love for nature during her hikes. Robere studied art at the St. Lawrence College, Brock University and the Haliburton School of Fine Arts.

Before making the decision to devote herself to full-time art, Helen taught Canadian with the Halton Board of Education. Her paintings have been exhibited in several galleries in Ontario as well as in Colorado.

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MICHAEL DE BELLEVAL
“White Birch” – Watercolour 16″ x 24″
Value $150.00 Minimum Bid $75.00

MICHAEL DE BELLEVAL
Art has been a passion for Michael de Belleval all of his life. For many years he painted with oils, then acrylics, then watercolour. He also worked with graphite and conte. Michael taught art in schools for over 20 years and has been teaching watercolour classes for 15 years at the Woodstock Art Gallery. Michael de Belleval has exhibited his art in Waterloo, Kitchener, Tillsonburg, London and Woodstock. His paintings and sketches, both representational and abstract, are found in other provinces and, of course, mainly here at home in Oxford County in many households.

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ALAN FRANKS
Maritime Cove – 16″X 24″ Oil on canvas
Value $550.00 Minimum Bid $300.00

ALAN FRANKS
Alan Franks is a 20th Century Canadian artist. For many years he had a studio in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. He specializedin maritime scenes and in depictions of his local area.

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GEORGE ARTHUR KULMALA
Unknown Title – Oil Painting 11″ x 14″
Value $420.00 Minimum Bid $200.00

GEORGE ARTHUR KULMALA
George A. Kulmala (1896 – 1940) was a Canadian artist who specialized in Ontario northern landscapes, particularly in Muskoka and Algonquin Park. He was known in the artists community as he was a member of the Ontario Society of Artists and President of the Toronto Finnish Artists’ Group. He was taught by J.W. Beatty at the Ontario College of Art. His oil paintings are held in several art galleries including the Art gallery of Ontario and private collections.

He was born in Pori, Grand Duchy of Finland in 1896 and immigrated to Toronto in 1904. While developing a reputation as a talented artist, he also worked as a furrier in Toronto. He died a the age of 44. He had a wife, a daughter and later 2 granddaughters.

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LINDA TROWELL
Wave Riders” 22″ x 29″
Watercolour with mat/glass & silver toned wood frame.
Value $450.00 Minimum Bid $150
LINDA TROWELL
“Abundance” 22″ x 29″
Acrylic, with mat/glass,dark green wood frame.
Value $250.00 Minimum Bid $75.00

LINDA TROWELL AOCA, Associate: SCA, CSPWC
Born and raised on a farm in Oxford County, Linda is a graduate of IDCI and the Ontario College of Art (OCADU) in Toronto. During a long career in graphic arts and advertising, she maintained an active interest in fine arts, exhibiting her art in group and solos shows, and teaching workshops in various media.

On retirement, Linda chose to return to her rural roots in Ingersoll where she and her husband reside. As an active member of Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre, Linda has served on the Board, honoured to receive the Newell Award for the Centre in 2013 for her contributions, which include chairing the committee to redesign the logo, currently in use.

Linda is pleased to support the Art Centre, as a volunteer, attending studio days, staffing, participating in and assisting with exhibitions, and fundraising events. “Donating paintings for this auction is one way of ‘giving back’ to the Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre and the community, through the visual arts.

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JEFF LOUNSBURY
“Textured Bowl” Stoneware 13″ x 13″
Value $70.00 Minimum Bid $40.00
JEFF LOUNSBURY
Medieval Chess Set – Stoneware 24″ x 24″
Value $450.00 Minimum Bid $150.00

JEFF LOUNSBURY
Jeff has been creating things out of mud (he later transitioned to clay) since childhood. Currently he finds himself more and more turning toward handbuilding and sculpture. He has won several awards over the years; Best in Show (ICAC); Jurors choice (ICAC); Jurors Choice Visual Elements (Woodstock Art Gallery 2018).

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BRUCE HARTLEY
“At Water’s Edge” – Photograph printed on Canvas 24″ X 16″
Value $130.00 Minimum Bid $65
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BRUCE HARTLEY
Bruce invites the viewer to see the world through his lens, whether the photo was taken some place far away or just around the corner. A resident of Innerkip, his work has often appeared in juried shows at the Woodstock Art Gallery and the Glenhyrst Gallery in Brantford. His work can be found on the Oxford Studio Tour and at different venues throughout the year through Oxford Creative Connections.

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RUTH HARTLEY
Tall, Textured, Porcelain Vase – 10″ x 5″ x 3″

Value $50.00 Minimum Bid $25.00
RUTH HARTEY
Rose Pendant – Porcelain – 2″ x 2″
Value $30.00 Minimum Bid $15.00

RUTH HARTLEY
Often inspired by nature, Ruth Hartley uses wheel throwing, hand building and sculpting or a combination of these techniques in her work. She exhibits her creations at the Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre, the Woodstock Art Gallery, the Oxford Studio Tour and at different venues through Oxford Creative Connection.

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BETTY CRAWFORD
“Caledon Hills” – Watercolour 5″ X 7″
Minimum Bid $50.00
BETTY CRAWFORD
Title unknown – Watercolour 12.5″ x 15.5″
Value $100.00 Minimum Bid $50.00

BETTY CRAWFORD
Betty Crawford was born in Ingersoll in 1910. To the outside world she is known as C.B. Crawford but preferred to go by Betty. She was the librarian at the Ingersoll Public Library from 1941 to 1972 and during those 31 years she taught art in the basement. Betty formed the Ingersoll Sketch club which became the foundation of the Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre in 1972, of which Betty was a founding member.

Mainly a water colourist, she often stated that she was no purist. She would use pastels or chalk or any other medium in her paintings in order to achieve the effect she was after. Her work is included in the collections of the London Art Gallery, the Woodstock Art Gallery and the Hamilton Art Gallery. In 1954 she was elected to the Canadian Painters, Etchers with whom she exhibited in Toronto as well as with the Western Art League in London, Ontario.

Betty won many awards for her involvement in life and art in Ingersoll. She was always encouraging to every artist she met and supported the I.C.A.C with donations as well as by bringing guests to every exhibit. Betty died in 2002 at the age of 92. She was a vibrant contributor to the community and is still missed by many.

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LOU PALMER
“Early Autumn, Eden Mills” Watercolour 10″ x 12″
Minimum Bid $60.00
LOU PALMER
“Peonies” Watercolour 28.5″ x 36″
Minimum Bid $250.00

LOU PALMER
Barbara Louise Palmer studied art at the Ontario College of Art, Banff School of the Fine Arts, Vancouver Art School and the Schneider School of the Fine Arts. Palmer spent several years completing fashion illustrations for newspapers. However her ideal setting for inspiration and subject matter is the natural landscape, specifically the scenery in between Beachville and Ingersoll, Ontario. After moving to Ingersoll she discovered her appreciation and joy for painting with watercolours while participating with the Ingersoll sketch club. She won the Prince Albert Award in 1952, and the following year was part of a traveling exhibition across Canada, put on by the Federation of Canadian Artists. Her paintings can be viewed in collections such as the Woodstock Art Gallery, the Banff School of Fine Art and the Upper Thames Conservation Authority as well as in many businesses and private homes.

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PATRICIA DEADMAN
“Hadrian’s Villa, Trivoli, Italy, 2015″ B&W photograph 5.75″ x 5.75”
Value $250.00 Minimum Bid $75.00

PATRICIA DEADMAN
Patricia Deadman is a visual artist, independent curator and writer. She obtained her Diploma of Fine Arts from Fanshawe College and her BFA from the University of Windsor. Deadman has participate in several artist residencies: Banff, Alberta, Paris, France, Merida, Oaxaca and Pachuca, Mexico. Her lens-based work explores notions of shared history, land and culture through photography, sound and video installation. She has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions since the 1980s and her work is collected throughout Canada in public and private collections.

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HORST WEIDEMANN
Dried Flower Vase – Clay 5.5″ x 7″
Value $250.00 Minimum Bid $50.00
HORST WEIDEMANN
“Cat” – Clay 6.5″ x 7″
Value $200.00 Minimum Bid $40.00
HORST WEIDEMANN
“Blue Owl” – Clay 5″ x 7″
Value $300.00 Minimum Bid $50.00

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HORST WEIDEMANN
Red Clay Vase 6.25″ x 5.25″
Value $100.00 Minimum Bid $25.00

HORST WEIDEMANN Feb 26, 1931 – Nov 9, 2017
Horst was born in Berlin and went to art school there.  He was a retired graphic artist previously living and working in Toronto.  After moving to Tillsonburg he resumed a former hobby – pottery.  He joined the Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre where he meticulously worked on original clay pieces.  He enjoyed the camaraderie and was always willing to help others.  He stopped doing pottery after he developed Parkinson’s Disease.  A potter, a friend and a gentleman, he is greatly missed.

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RUTH DAVIS
“Red House” – Mixed Media on Mylar 16.5″ x 14.5″
Value $200.00 Minimum Bid $65.00

RUTH DAVIS
Ruth Davis is a mixed media artist who enjoys layers and textures. She delights in the unexpected surprises that happen during the creative process.

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PHOEBE CAMPBELL
“Reading in the Snow” – Stoneware Lamp 16″ x 18″
Value $95.00 Minimum Bid $35.00

PHOEBE CAMPBELL
Phoebe Campbell has enjoyed playing with clay since she was a child. Now that she is retired she has time to play and usually makes sculptures, either realistic or symbolic.

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SHANE NORRIE
“Night Sky” Large ceramic bowl 4.5″ x 12″ diameter
Value $225.00 Minimum Bid $90.00

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SHANE NORRIE
Shane Norrie grew up in Ingersoll and, as a teenager, was first introduced to clay when he began working and taking classes at the Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre. He graduated from the graphic arts and design program at Conestoga College in Kitchener, taking a special interest in Raku and Gas firings. “My interest is in surface effects and textures, particularly glazes that are transformed by the firing process. I strive to create pieces that have a sense of timelessness and mystery”. He is also a widely exhibited painter and has a gallery in Stratford – “Shane Norrie Contempory Art Gallery”.

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KATHY DOLAN
“Photosynthesis” Pastel 22.5″ x 18.5″
Value $750.00 Minimum Bid $220.00

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KATHY DOLAN
Kathy Dolan is an international award-winning artist who has exhibited in juried shows in Canada and U.S. She has won awards for her photography, pastels, graphite, watercolour, acrylic and oil paintings. She has also been published in two publications by North Light Books: “Strokes of Genius 9 and 10”, “The Best of Drawing” and articles in numerous magazines including an 8-page feature article in the International Artist Magazine.
Kathy holds “Master Pastellist” (MPAC), (PAC) designation with Pastel Artist of Canada, is an elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists (SCA) and a member of ICAC.

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CYNTHIA WILLIAMSON
“Cat – Pictou, Nova Scotia” Watercolour 11.5″ x 15″
Value $60.00 Minimum Bid $30.00

CYNTHIA WILLIAMSON
Cynthia has developed her work with drawing and  painting mediums. She also creates hand moulded clay sculptures. She has participated in group exhibitions at ICAC and at Woodstock Art Gallery where she has won a Jurors Choice Award.

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ELMO PARKER
Unknown title – Watercolour 14.5″ X 21.5″
Retail Value $200.00 Minimum Bid $100.00
ELMO PARKER
“Poinsetta” Collage 16″ x 20″
Value 160.00 Minimum Bid $80.00

ELMO PARKER
Elmo Parker was a well known artist in this area. While mainly working with watercolours, she branched out to do some wonderful collage pieces. Her work is included in the permanent collection of the Woodstock Art Gallery.

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KERI AXON
“Poppy Wall Hanging” Ceramic 14″ x 9.5″
Value $75.00 Minimum Bid $40.00
KERI AXON
“Turquoise Ceramic Plate” 9″ diameter
Value $40.00 Minimum Bid $15.00

KERI AXON
Keri Axon is a ceramics artist, working in clay for the past 15 years. Her work is mostly done in stoneware clay and she approaches her work in a painterly fashion. She completes her ceramics both on the wheel and by hand-building, often combining the two methods to complete her piece. Keri is attracted to bright colours and this can often be seen in both her functional and artistic ceramic pieces.

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ROSEMARY LEWIS
“Octopus Plate” 12″ x 12″
Value $30.00 Minimum Bid $20.00

ROSEMARY LEWIS
For Rosemary, working with clay started here, at the Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre, in a hand-building course taught by a teenaged Shane Norrie. The final class in that course was a raku firing; she still has the copper lustre oak leaves from that day. Many years, many courses, many Unidentified Ceramic Objects later, she still loves spending time at the centre with old and new friends and using clay to respond to the beauty and strangeness of the natural world.

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DEB RIOPELLE
“Tractor Grave” Acrylic painting 12″ x 12″
Value $150.00 Minimum Bid $100.00

DEB RIOPELLE
Deb was born and raised in a small town in Northern Ontario called Kapuskasing.  She has always been a nature lover and dabbled in art as a teenager quite successfully. Later, once she turned 50, Deb reunited her love of nature and art, and there was no turning back.  

Since then, Deb has participated and exhibited in several juried shows over the years. You can see her work at Paint Ontario in Grand Brend, Hamilton Art Gallery, Etobicoke Civic Center Art Gallery, Dundas Museum, Annandale House, Station Art Center, to name a few. 

Being a member to the Ingersoll Creative Art Centre, Oxford Creative Connections, and Central Ontario art Association, is where Deb is encouraged by her peers. “We share in our accomplishments and have a great relaxing time creating our art”.

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SUE SIMPSON
“Low Tide” Clay monoprint on fabric 21″ x 17″
Value $200.00 Minimum Bid $50.00

SUE SIMPSON
After a busy working life as a teacher, antique dealer and realtor, Sue has revelled in more time for creativity. Acrylics, encaustic, fibre art and mixed media have all been areas of exploration. Most recently print making ….clay monoprinting, using pigmented clay slip printed on fabric. Sue is an active member of the art community in Ingersoll and has shown her work in several area juried shows and has had a solo exhibition just this past year in Tillsonburg.

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KATE INNES
“Good Morning” Acrylic Painting 18″ x 18″
Value 300.00 Minimum Bid $100.00

KATE INNES
Ten years ago, Kate Innes, who is from Woodstock, discovered acrylic painting after taking a workshop with Linda Trowhill at the Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre and she has never looked back.

Since that time she has attended several workshops in Canada, however her training with California artist Robert Burridge in New York introduced her to new and exciting painting techniques and a bolder approach to colour.

Her subject matter has concentrated on contemporary landscapes, stylized trees and florals – depending on her mood on any given day. Her work has become distinctive for it’s bold use of colour and dynamic movement.

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SUSAN FENLON
“Autumn Pathway” Acrylic Painting 24″ x 12″
Value $250.00 Minimum Bid $100.00

SUSAN FENLON
Sue Fenlon is a representational artist with an eclectic interest in the landscapes and people (and animals) of her native home of Canada and her adopted home of Mexico.

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MARGARET E. CHARRON
“An Arizona Sunrise” Watercolour 20″ x 24″
Value $300.00 Minimum Bid $100.00

MARGARET E. CHARRON
Margaret Charron has been creating art since she was a toddler. At her mother’s knee she used scraps of fabric along with found items to make clothes for her dolls. Drawing and doodling filled her childhood. She was one of the first members of the Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre where she took several classes, learning all the skills needed for painting with watercolours as well as other mediums.

Margaret has had several exhibitions at the Centre from 1987 onward. From 1990 to the present day she had paintings exhibited at the Woodstock Juried Exhibitions. In 1999 she, along with Maureen Jansen and Rita Milton, presented a 3-woman show at the Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre.
Margaret continues to practice her craft and is still active at the Arts
Centre.

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CATHY GROULX
“April Morning” Oil on Canvas 24″ x 30″
Value $1080.00 Minimum Bid $100.00

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CATHY GROULX
Cathy Groulx exhibits regularly in Ontario. Other exhibitions include Denmark, France,  the USA and  The Netherlands, where in 2009 she curated an exhibition that  included herself along with six other artists- to represent Canada.Her work is in numerous private, corporate and public collections. Some of these include The Government of Ontario, The Woodstock Art Gallery, Woodstock Hospital, Pacific and Western Bank of Canada, The American Banjo Museum, Masons of Canada, Goderich  Aircraft Inc., Oxford County Administration Building, Ernie Hardeman MPP. etc.

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EDITH M. PIERCE
Square Clay Cannister 12″ x 6″
Value $200.00 Minimum Bid $50.00

EDITH M. PIERCE
Edith Pierce served in various capacities on the Executive of the London Potters Guild, including President, and was instrumental in helping us acquire the small teaching studio in East London. She was one of our “Studio Mothers” if you will, and in her quiet way, was a force to be reckoned with. Both the London Potters Guild and the Ingersoll Creative Arts Center have benefited from her efforts to create an environment where people can enrich not only their own lives, but the lives of others, by exploring creative work in clay.

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DORIS LOSEE
“Holly Hosta” Acrylic Painting 24″ x 20″
Value $225.00 Minimum Bid $150.00

DORIS LOSEE
Doris Losee came from the Burgessville and Norwich, On. area. Doris and her family moved to Ingersoll On. 30 year’s ago. Doris worked for the Red cross as PSW for 23 years. At this time Doris took time to do many things; drawing, sketching, embroidery work, needlepoint, cake decorating, crochet, makeup artistry and flower arrangement. Doris has won awards for gardening, but always wanted to paint.

In 2013 Doris started taking classes from a retired art teacher, Moe Cosyns, for 5 years. In 2017 Doris joined the Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre. In 2018 Doris joined Central Ont.  Art association, and Oxford Creative Connections. In 2019 Doris joined the Botanical Artist’s of Canada.

Doris works in Acrylic on canvas, Acrylic on Watercolour paper, and Graphite. Doris paints florals, landscapes and still life. She is happy to be part of the wonderful group of people at ICAC.

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HEATHER MACINTOSH
“Moon in the Orange Sky” Acrylic, silk, quills & silver 15″ x 21″
Value $350.00 Minimum Bid $95.00

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HEATHER MACINTOSH
Heather MacIntosh has been painting for many years. After graduating from Ontario College of Art, she was worked in illustration and advertising. A move to Ingersoll Ontario prompted a dedication to the Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre where Heather is employed as the Administrator.

At the ICAC Heather was privileged to meet artists, see ever changing exhibitions and participate in many visual arts classes. Early in her art practices she studied watercolours and like an old friend has always come back to the medium.

In the last few years Heather has developed a fascination with several other mediums which include acrylics, oil and cold wax, gelatin printing and mixed media. Heather enjoys experimenting and gets very enthralled with new mediums.

Heather is interested in painting both representational and non-objective/abstract themes. Heather is an award winning artist and her art is in collections in many countries around the world.

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HARRY WHITWELL
“Along the Thames River II” Oil 10″ x 12″
Minimum Bid $25.00

HARRY WHITWELL
Harry Whitwell was a well-known artist in Ingersoll, often found perched on a stool sketching some of the architecture around the town.  In fact he published several books including an illustrated book entitled “Our Heritage – A History of Ingersoll”, following the history of the town from the day of the United Empire Loyalists up to our present day.  Born in Wales, Harry moved to Ingersoll when he was 6.

Whitwell used many different media and techniques to bring his creations to life.  One of his large pieces was painted with string dipped in India ink. He taught classes at Ingersoll District Collegiate as well as at the Creative Arts Centre for over 30 years.  He was one of the original members of the Western Ontario Art League and even studied under Frederick Horseman Varley, a member of the Group of Seven. While Whitwell worked full-time at Ingersoll Machine and Tool Company, he still managed to teach classes around the region in the evenings and to turn out a prolific number of portraits, landscapes, architecture drawings, sketches and abstracts.  Harry Whitwell died in 1971 at the age of 67.

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PATINA’S (company)
“Gift Condiment Clay Dish” 9″ X 9″
Minimum Bid $25.00

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BRUCE FLOWERS
“I Beseech” Clay 18″ x 18″
Minimum Bid $175.00

BRUCE FLOWERS
Born and educated in Woodstock, Ontario, Bruce graduated with an Honours B.A. in Fine Arts from the University of Guelph (’70), taking his teacher’s accreditation at Althouse College.  After teaching for ten years with the Oxford Board, he pursued his dream of sculpting, taking his Master of Fine arts in New York at the Pratt Institute between ’82 and ’84.  Starting with the Thames Valley Board of Education in ’86, Bruce retired from teaching Visual Arts in February of 2002.  He died in 2018.

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GEORGE WHITNEY
“Lemon Peel” Glass 4.5″ x 2.75″
Value $500.00 Minimum Bid $150.00

GEORGE WHITNEY
In 2008, following a 38 year career as a tool maker, manager and business owner, George left his position to become a full time artist working in glass. Using published materials and attending workshops with some of the top talents working in glass, he has worked to develop his technical skills and his voice. A native of Canada, George is continuing to build his studio and gallery there. He has participated in many local shows and competitions and he has work in collections in Canada and in the USA.

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CHRISTOPHER REID FLOCK
“White Porcelain Bowl” Clay 5.5″ x 4.5″
Value $200.00 Minimum Bid $50.00

CHRISTOPHER REID FLOCK
Christopher is a Canadian ceramist who continues to explore diversity with clay and other found mediums.  He moved to Japan in 2000 where he set up a studio and lived and worked for 10 years.  Back in Canada, Flock incorporates Japan’s quiet artistic heritage with this country’s hyper-urbanity.  Other vessels carry a surprising, single, day-glow glaze that similarly brings traditional forms into the contemporary realm.  He exhibits in Hamilton, Toronto and surrounding areas.  He was also an Inspiration Series instructor at ICAC which was enjoyed by all.

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THISTLE THEATRE
“The Gentleman Clothier” Theatre Tickets (pair of 2)
Value $40.00 Minimum Bid $15.00

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THISTLE THEATRE
“The Gentleman Clothier” Theatre Tickets (pair of 2)
Value $40.00 Minimum Bid $15.00

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GRACE ZOMER
“Blue / Grey Teapot” Clay 9″ x 9″
Value $85.00 Minimum Bid $45.00

GRACE ZOMER
Grace Zomer has been working in clay for over 30 years. The challenges and surprises still keep her firmly stuck in the muck.

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STRATFORD FESTIVAL
“2019 Season Tickets” (pair of 2)
Value $170.00 Minimum Bid $50.00

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DAVID SKINNER
“New Beginning #2″ Acrylic 24″ x 30”

Value $300.00 Minimum Bid $100.00

DAVID SKINNER
David is a contemporary abstract painter who grew up in Southwestern Ontario. David started painting about 6 years ago and the process has given him opportunity to put his thoughts and feelings on canvas or paper which he enjoys very much. He has a very busy mind which is why the abstract form is appealing to him as it allows for an inspired array of artistic expressions. Also inspired by his visual and emotional observations he uses the artistic elements of color and form to convey a certain sense of time and place. A recurring theme found in many of David’s paintings is the aspect of movement. It might be sweeping lines that intersect or a circular motion that gives the impression of movement, coupled with layered colors and lines giving the painting depth. David invites you to view his Collections knowing a little more about the artist who created them. David has been a guest on Rogers Daytime television and has exhibited in shows in Canada and the USA.

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DONNA WICKHAM
“Wildflowers” Watercolour 16″ x 20″
Value $120.00 Minimum Bid $60.00

DONNA WICKHAM
Donna Wickham was one of a group of artists from Tillsonburg who came to the Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre after it opened in 1972. A few years later she moved to the Bruce Peninsula but was still in close contact with the local artists and was part of some early exhibitions in the Gallery.

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ERIKA LORENZEN
“Cyclamen” Watercolour 20.5″ x 16.5″
Minimum Bid $40.00

ERIKA LORENZEN
Erika Lorenzen has been painting for over 50 years and has enjoyed sharing her knowledge and experience with beginning artists in informal classes in Thamesford and at her home in Ingersoll. Although she originally painted in oils, she now prefers painting with watercolours ad acrylics. Her favourite subjects include garden flowers and the local landscapes with which she is very familiar.

Erika joined the ICAC in 1989 and took a beginner’s pottery course with Joan Baigent. After much experience with pottery, she became an instructor for this course. Erika worked on the committee to establish the Art Rental programme for the centre. She has also represented the potters on the board of directors for the ICAC.

Erika’s love for plants and flowers is evident through her planting and care of the extensive gardens around the Centre which are often photographed and admired by members and visitors alike. Erika also designs and installs the annual Christmas light display in the gardens around the centre, a wonderful complement to the Ingersoll Festival of Lights. The ICAC has also benefited greatly from the proceeds of the annual spring plant sale which was begun by Erika.

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TRACY ROBINSON
“Tidal Pool” Ceramic, Lidded Jar 5″ x 10″
Value $150.00 Minimum Bid $45.00

TRACY ROBINSON
Tracy is a ceramic artist based in Ingersoll, Ontario. Her work has been exhibited in local group and juried shows. Tracy’s work ‘Mother’ recently received the 2019 Craft Ontario Award from Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre.

Exploration and creation are as symbiotic in her work as form and light. Perceived boundaries fall away as evocative, contrasting elements merge into the unexpected.

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CHRISTINE THAMMAVORGSA
“Nature’s Wonders” Mixed Media Assemblage 16″ x 20″
Value $448.00 Minimum Bid $75.00

CHRISTINE THAMMAVORGSA
Christine Thammavongsa is a graduate of OCADU in Toronto with a BFA from the University of Guelph. After nearly three decades as a professional illustrator and designer applying her artistic skills to both original designs and licensed products such as Precious Moments, Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit and a parade of classic Disney characters including Winnie-the-Pooh, Thammavongsa, now semi-retired, is thriving on greater freedom to explore her own artistic vision and experiment with a wider range of techniques, media and subject matter. Thammavongsa is a published author and illustrator with a budding interest in digital photography. An active member of several community arts organizations, she has also taught in the Applied Arts Department at Fanshawe College. An avid traveler, she continues exploring the world to inspire her creative work.

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JAMIE JARDINE
“Red House” Oil on board 12″ x 11″

Value $225.00 Minimum Bid $50.00
JAMIE JARDINE
“Train Trestle” Oil on board 12″ x 11″
Value $225.00 Minimum Bid $50.00

JAMIE JARDINE
The biggest struggle I face in my artistic endeavors is the urge to create with consistency… or a “style”. My work often revolves around the the landscape but occasionally takes a turn into abstraction. In recent years, I have returned to some of my childhood interests and transferred them onto the canvas. What I have realized, is that the inconsistencies in my art is my constant. I am the happiest when I can give a painting a life of its own… one that isn’t necessarily tied to the previous work… or the next. I take great pride in following whatever direction presents itself to me and I follow through to the best of my ability.

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LUCY SANERTANUT
Title Unknown – Clay 7″ x 8″
Value $350.00 Minimum Bid $60.00

LUCY SANERTANUT
Lucy Sanertanut is from Rankin Inlet, Nunavet. She has adapted her carving skills from ivory and stone to clay.

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RETA BUDD
“Trinity” Fibre 12.5″ x 18.5″
Value $200.00 Minimum Bid $50.00

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RETA BUDD
Since the 1970s, Reta Budd has been working with fabric; from making “wearable art” to quilted landscapes. Her quilted landscapes have won many awards in National juried shows and were exhibited internationally, as well as at the Ingersoll Creative Arts centre, where she has been a member for many years. She is now enjoying needle felting and working with the beautiful dyed wool fleeces, and was the inspiration for starting the Fibre Arts group at ICAC.

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FLORAL OCCASIONS
“Driftwood Arrangement” 20″ x 45″
Minimum Bid $60.00

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FLORAL OCCASIONS
We are a thriving floral shop located in the heart of downtown Ingersoll. We all enjoy creating unique floral designs and provide exceptional customer service. Here is a succulent garden artistically designed on an ornate hand-picked piece of driftwood. We often use natural elements in our arrangements found on the beautiful beaches of Ontario or nearby forests/woods.

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