Beach Guild of Fine Art celebrates 20 years

The Beach Guild of Fine Art is celebrating two decades with a month-long exhibition at the Beacher Café, the site of its first show 20 years ago. Winona Gallop first considered forming a guild after spending time painting with a group of artists downtown. She made some remarks in a Ward 9 News article about […]

Beaches Arts and Crafts Show hits three decades

The Beaches Arts and Crafts Show has come a long way since two local sisters brought 25 exhibitors to Kew Gardens in 1984. While the show is now operated by Signatures Shows, which took over several years ago, this 30th anniversary show will be no different than years past in the quality of products on […]

Beach Arts Scene

A Malvern grad has won Ontario College of Art and Design University’s graduate medal for sculpture and installation. Alex Beriault’s thesis combined performance and sculpture, exploring her interest in societal boundaries and the vulnerability and control aspects of placing herself in the centre of her own work. What interests her about the work? “What I […]

Malvern shines at arts and fashion shows

  Students at Malvern Collegiate took to the stage, concert hall and gallery for a fundraising fashion show on April 24 and a Spring Fling arts night on May 7. See the slideshow below for more.  [flagallery gid=37]

Beach Arts Scene

Gwynne Giles, who recently opened a storefront studio in the Beach Hill neighbourhood, has capped off the five years since he first took up painting with participation in The Artist Project, this weekend, Feb. 21 to 24, at Exhibition Place. The remarkable thing is that Giles only began painting upon his retirement from golf club […]

Art Scene

Several Beach artists will be hanging their paintings in Outrigger Tap and Table, the new restaurant at 2232 Queen St. E. Rosemarie Dickob, Grethe Jensen, Shelley Cinnamon, Yvonne Jamieson, Felicity Sommerset, Mike McCleverty and Garry Burnett are excited to be offered this new space, and encourage Beachers to drop down, have a bite to eat, […]

Art Scene

Open Gallery, 454 Kingston Rd., presents its Summer Group Art Exhibition with exhibitions  by Kevin Chaves, Shane Fester, Tonia Cordi, and others. Open Gallery showcases “artists and art at the intersection of art and architecture.” Kevin Chaves is a Toronto based freelance photographer/film-maker/graphic designer, currently finishing studies at OCADu. Some of his landscapes capture the […]


Barb Ross, a Beach painter, and George Slater, a woodcutter, have teamed up to offer a unique memento of your precious pet. Working from a photo, Slater will make a mounted woodcut likeness of your cat or dog, hand-painted by Barb. The wooden sculptures cost $40. For more information, or to find out how to […]


Arts On Queen, 2198 Queen St. E., presents Urban Visions, a collection of paintings by Ana Gribbons, June 2 to 20. Gribbons grew up in Hamilton, but moved to Toronto many years ago. She draws on her experiences of travelling around the city on her bicycle, on foot and on the TTC. She combines her […]

Painter embraces artist life

What does it take to call yourself an artist? For painter and Beach Guild of Fine Art (BGFA) member Marlene Pape it took the encouragement of others to convince her that her work was indeed art, and that she was indeed an artist. “I’m still shocked when people say how amazed they are about my […]