Deadline for ‘green’ art entries coming up

With the Fine Line Art Gallery’s spring art exhibit, “Think Green,” coming up next month, interested artists are encouraged to get their entries in by the end of March so staff have time to set it up.
Fine Line co-op member Jean Richards said last week the show will include at least one entry from each of the co-op artists, as well several from former local artist Linda Lovisa, who is sending in work from her new home in Kelowna, B.C.
The spring exhibit usually draws about 20-30 new pieces, with the balance of the work on display drawn from pieces already on the gallery’s wall—depending on whether they fit into the theme of the show.
This year’s theme, “Think Green,” can be interpreted any way artists like, whether that means creating a piece that’s predominantly green in colour or “green” in the sense of being environmentally-conscious.
For example, part of this year’s exhibit will feature a “wall of recycled art,” noted fellow Fine Line artist Pam Hawley.
The cost to enter is $10 (artists are limited to two works each). If the artist so desires, their piece(s) can be for sale.
Artists wanting to enter their work should pick up an entry form at the Fine Line Art Gallery (529 Mowat Ave.) The artwork may be in any medium, whether its two- or three-dimensional, stained glass, jewellery, painted, drawn, or photographed.
For those who might want to create something for the art show, but don’t know where to start, “Think Green” also will be the theme of the Fine Line Art Gallery’s next workshop in its monthly series.
This workshop will be held at the gallery on Thursday, March 27 from 6-9 p.m. Cost is $15 (all materials included).
< *c>Exhibition opening
The “Think Green” exhibit will open Friday, April 5 with a “Music in the Gallery” event, featuring live music by the Borderland Ensemble and refreshments.
Tickets for the opening are on sale now for $10 each at the Fine Line Art Gallery. Seating is limited, so those interested are urged to get them sooner than later.
The “Think Green” exhibit will run until May 3.
< *c>Art for sale
The exhibit also will feature a few pieces by the late Millie Eide-Gladu, which fit in with the “Think Green” theme.
Now that the Eide-Gladu exhibit, which had been at the Fort Frances Museum is over, much of prolific artist’s collection of work is at the Fine Line Art Gallery.
Richards noted the pieces will continue to be sold through the art gallery, and that art-lovers and local history buffs are highly encouraged to drop by and check out the collection.
Proceeds will go towards the museum’s renovation campaign.
For more info about Eide-Gladu’s art for sale or the “Think Green” exhibit, feel free to drop by the gallery or call 274-2242.