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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING:  Wednesday, December 9th

detail of cold wax artwork by Sharon Kirsh

We will be  hosting the Annual General Meeting  December 9th from 6:30-7pm,  followed by a cold wax demo by Sharon Kirsh.  For the AGM, we need a quorum of 25 members to approve the financial statement and to elect  directors and executive officers. 
  • Call to Order: number of attendees and proxy voters
  • Approval of Minutes of
    the last AGM

  • President's Report
  • Treasurer's Report and Financial Statement
  • Election of Directors
  • Other Business
  • Introduction to
    Sharon Kirsh

If you are unable to attend, please contact Pat Durst  for a voting form then send your vote on the financial report and Directors and Executive approval back to her.

Here's a peek at programming for the next three months. Members' Day meetings and demos occur the second Wednesday of each month; Peer Critiques are bi-monthly on Wednesdays.

January 6
Peer Critique
7:30 pm, Zoom

January 13           
Members' Day
6:30-7pm, Zoom
DEMO with John Martin:
Divine Geometry (colour pencil on wood)
7-9pm, Zoom

January 20
Peer Critique
7:30 pm, Zoom

January 27
Show and Tell Challenge
(more info to come)

February 10
Members' Day (guest artist tba)

February 17           
Peer Critique 7:30 pm, Zoom

February 24
Workshop (TBA)

March 3
Group Critique (moderator tba)

March 10
Members' Day  (guest artist tba)

March 17
Peer Critique 7:30 pm, Zoom

March 24
Workshop (TBA)

March 31
Peer Critique 7:30 pm, Zoom
Extending your creativity with WEARABLE ART

As artists, we want to see our art pieces have a life of their own out in the world, but with limited opportunities to show and share our work at the best of times, it can be more than a challenge. Some artists have chosen to use an additional creative outlet for their artwork: wearable art. Wearable art can be created through the services of a design platform for a small percentage of your sales. On such a platform, you can upload your artwork, select designs, and display the items for sale. The designs can range from clothing to home accessories. Various platforms will determine what you are paid: on some platforms you have some control over the price of sale of your items; on other platforms the price of sale is fixed. Either way, there is no fee to you as you are paid a percentage or royalty for each sale. All items are made on demand, which reduces the costs for the design company.  You are responsible, however, for marketing the items through your network and on social media.  

Check out some examples of wearable art created by MGA artists below. We are creating a space on our website for our members  to link to their wearable art sites. If you are selling wearable art, please send us the information so we can include the link.

Some of Robin Potter's creations at Le Galeriste, a Montreal-based design house:

Although no longer active with her wearable art line, here are some samples of Linda McIntosh's items created a few years back through VIDA (based in California). Although happy with their services, the additional shipping costs on the products were discouraging and she hopes to start up again with Montreal's Le Galeriste in the new year.


Rina Gottesman

Reflecting a strong sense of design and through the use of line and texture, Rina creates paintings that are bold and expressive. Whether working in acrylics or mixed media, Rina is always seeking to explore new and interesting effects in her art.

Born in Israel and living briefly in Brazil before eventually settling in Canada, Rina feels that life experiences influence her artistic perspective. ‘My life is a continuum of change, constantly being shaped by the people and places I encounter. As an artist who paints from the heart, those experiences that enrich my life, also influence my art."

An award winning artist, Rina’s work has been shown in both juried and non-juried shows and can be found in corporate and private collections in the United States and Canada.

’Follow Me’1 . 22x30 mixed media on paper

’Hot Chocolate and Promises’. Diptych. 24x60 and 36x 60

Discoveries 3.  22x30 mm on paper


Brenda Bornstein 

From a very young age, I have had a love of drawing, colouring and painting. As I matured, I devoted my time and energy to formal instruction and took the opportunity for artistic growth by exploring and honing my skills.

The creative process is a function of my individual DNA. Shape, colour, texture and line are design elements imbedded in me. These elements define how I see and feel and are the cornerstone of how I interpret and paint. My primary objective is to express my feelings and impressions of the beauty around me.

This past year I've concentrated on abstract art, both abstracted landscapes and non-objective subjects. My abstracts are purely instinctual. They arise from my inner being, which is colour driven and design inspired. Typically my recent works start off loose with broad strokes and then are brought together with calligraphy, mixed media and much introspection.


If you want and need an inspiring, safe visit, go to The Varley Art Gallery and see works from their collection. 
Then go to The Latcham Art Centre on Park St. off Hoover Park Drive in Stouffville, to enjoy the incredible Juried Exhibition currently on display.


Varley Art Gallery of Markham
216 Main Street Unionville, Markham, ON, L3R 2H1
T: 905.477.7000, ext. 3262   F: 905.477.6629
Covid protocols apply 


To view the Latcham Gallery's Annual Juried Exhibition in person: 
 email or call 905 640 8954 and let them know when you would like to come. 
Open Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10am - 5pm, and Thursdays from 10am - 6pm.

Visitors will be required to do a Covid Screening in the Leisure Centre, and give their name and phone number for contract tracing at the reception desk. MASKS MUST BE WORN IN THE ART CENTRE, and all Covid-19 protocols are in place.

Check out this lovely time-lapse watercolour demo by Momin Khan on YouTube:


Give the Gift of

DeSerres has all your bases covered when it comes to purchasing that perfect gift for the creative person in your life. Whether it’s for a child, teen or adult they will have something to have them smiling Christmas morning! (MGA members receive a 10% discount).

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