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A blog about art, artists and places of interest in Bruce, Grey and Southern Georgian Bay. If we find interesting articles about art we'll reference them here. What it is about this area in Ontario that makes us love it. Find out by reading our blog. We welcome your comments. We moderate all comments and edit out all links.

 

Passport Winners Announced

Passport Winners Announced

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

We are happy to announce the winners of our Open Studio Weekend Event. Each person visited at least 3 locations. ..

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The Art Map cover 2017

The Art Map cover 2017

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Hogg Valley Vista by Murray Van Halem graces our cover this year.

Van Halem's painting showcases what this area is about, wonderful vistas to be enjoyed for their splendor. His studio is located in Victoria Harbour in Simcoe County in a beautiful setting by the water.  ..

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The Art Map 2017 Bruce, Grey and Simcoe Landscape Calendar

The Art Map 2017 Bruce, Grey and Simcoe Landscape Calendar

Monday, September 26, 2016

An interview with Ken Thornburn at Northern Flyer Design in Tara. His illustration Laneways and Landmarks is on The Art Map 2017 calendar cover. ..

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It's official The Battle Kicks off Summer 2016!

It's official The Battle Kicks off Summer 2016!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Thirty minutes after the Battle of the Brushes’ first round, they appeared…  An army of sorts, victorious, brushes in hand, having all created “spontaneous” art!  And then – another group came forth, and suddenly we had four winners! A tie for first place, and a tie for second! An historical first! Congratulations to (in alphabetical order) Mary Lou Leitch and Tracey Sinclair for first; and Sandy Brand and Virginia Killin, for second. Tracey's painting is shown above. ..

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Battle of the Brushes

Battle of the Brushes

Friday, May 20, 2016

Every June for the last 5 years, the South Simcoe Arts Council has hosted the Battle of the Brushes.  This year, they will do it again!
Lisa Rosati, (SSAC Coordinator) describes the Battle as “a sport for visual artists”.  She says participating is an achievement in and of itself.   ..

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