Wednesday, December 29, 2010

What IF....? is a website that presents a weekly illustration challenge. A topic is posted every Friday and then participants have all week to come up with their own interpretation.

Topics are picked each week from a list of suggestions that have been submitted by participants.

To submit artwork it is important for an artist to have a website, most artists are using free services such as Blogger or DeviantART. Out of all the submissions one image is chosen randomly each week as the "Pick of the Week". Another valuable resource is the artists' forum, here you can read interviews and share ideas with others.

You can view this weeks entries with the link viewer.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Another stellar Juried Show at the Button Factory!

On Friday October 8, 5-7pm, we celebrated another stellar Juried Show at the Button Factory! The caliber of artwork increases every year. With over 85 entries to choose from, it wasn’t easy for jurors Cathy Farwell, Heather Franklin and Judy Major-Girardin to make their selections. The jurors have curated a fine show of 35 works that explores the concepts of “interiors” and “exteriors” including mediums like acrylics, oils and charcoal. Join us this Friday to celebrate this beautiful exhibition, and the winners selected by our talented jurors.

First place goes to Valerie Groom, for her piece “Self #4”. Valerie, a fourth-year student at the University of Waterloo, has a gift for figurative painting in oils. Second place goes to Roger Schmidt, for his piece “Stratford Park Reader”. Roger is a local performer and musician who only recently discovered his talent and passion for drawing. Third place goes to Kathleen Poste, for her painting “Roots”. Kathleen is a self-taught artist and colourist preferring to explore the soul in nature. Honourable mentions go to Helena Pravda for “The Gardener”, Linda Kellar for “In the Evening”, and Don Routly for “Random Passage, Nfld.”.

WCAC was fortunate to have three jurors this year - Cathy Farwell, Judy Major-Girardin, and Heather Franklin - all women with exceptional talents and years of experience working in our arts community. I was thrilled when all three women agreed to jury our show. I have a deep respect for their knowledge, their volunteerism and work in our community over the years. It was delightful to see them work together and select a show from so many wonderful submissions.

It was a pleasure to plan and execute this year's Juried Show. This is my last special event as out-going Executive Director. I'll be taking a year's maternity leave, and in my place Heather Franklin will do a wonderful job! Thank you for a great two years, and now on to my next big adventure :)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Arts Squared 2010

Some images from Arts Squared that took place on July 17 and August 21 of this year. Including the coffee cup mosaic "Mask of Tutankhamun" by artist Sophie Drouin.

Thanks to the City of Waterloo and all volunteers and vendors that made the events possible.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Free workshop or class for area post-secondary students

University of Waterloo, Conestoga College and Wilfrid Laurier students have the opportunity to take one class, workshop or program per session for free!

Two spaces will be available in each adult program on a first-come, first-serve basis.


Tuesday, July 6, 2010

WCAC is Proud to Present “IMAGE” our Annual Photography Exhibition

The Waterloo Community Arts Centre (WCAC) is hosting their annual photography exhibition starting Friday, July 2nd running until July 30th in the Button Factory. This year is an open photography exhibition displaying various works by local photographers from Waterloo Region.

IMAGE was coordinated and curated by students of the University of Waterloo’s Fine Arts Department, and includes works by such artists as Yusuf Kidwai, Deb Whissell, Nigel Saba, Jim Hosepian, Robin Andrade, Norman Lightfoot, Janet Mullin and Whitney South.

“IMAGE” is an open exhibition that welcomes any kinds of photographs to be displayed. It allows artists to make use of their own creativity, imagination, and interests in expressing themselves through photography. The exhibition shows a wide range of techniques, subjects and themes that will surely please visitors.

"Our annual IMAGE photography show is a great opportunity for local photographers to gain some exposure and present their unique styles and preferences for subject matter. Although this year's exhibit was open all local photographers, next year we are looking forward to a more formal juried process for entry, which will push these photographers to new heights." - Lauren Judge, WCAC Executive Director

The reception date for this exhibition will be held on Friday, July 9th from 5pm to 7pm at the Button Factory. Admission is always free with snacks and refreshments for our guests.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Don Routly is People's Choice for Colours of Art Members' Show

WCAC and it's members congratulate Don Routly for winning the People's Choice Award at the Colours of Art 2010 Members' Show and Sale!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

KW Procession of the Species

On April 24th, 2010 Kitchener-Waterloo held its first Procession of the Species. This event is a community arts-based Earth Day celebration where people flood the street to flaunt their favourite species or natural element whether it is flora, fauna or fungi, the sky is just the beginning!

KW Procession website

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

arts squared

Arts Squared is an outdoor art market featuring local artists
and a variety of art forms. There will be free activities,
so bring the family.

10am to 5pm, July 17 and August 21 at the Public Square in Uptown Waterloo.

To exhibit download the Registration Form.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

WCAC presents Paintings by Nana Bediako

At the Button Factory January 8 to 29

Nana Bediako was born in 1987 in Ghana, where he lived and schooled until he moved to Canada in 2004 to further his education. At his high school, Notre Dame Catholic School in Ajax, he had the opportunity to hone his talent by participating in many youth art exhibitions and competitions where he earned numerous awards and constantly excelled.

Currently in his third year at the University of Waterloo, Nana's extraordinary prowess continually distinguishes him. Nana's main sources of inspiration are the people around him, and his rich African heritage which brilliantly and proudly shines through his collections. The future of this prolific, artistic genius can only be imagined, as his limit is way beyond the sky. It should therefore not come as a surprise that this young artists has earned himself a well deserved alias: the promising son of Africa.