Founded in 1914, the Art Gallery of Hamilton is the oldest and largest public art gallery in southwestern Ontario. Its permanent collection, which is focused on historical Canadian, 19th-century European and Contemporary art, now numbers more than 10,000 works and is recognized as one of the finest in Canada.
The AGH is a vital creative hub and centre of lifelong learning that enables people of all ages to enrich their lives by gaining a deeper understanding of art.
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ART GALLERY OF HAMILTON TO HOST:
CENTRAL ONTARIO ART ASSOCIATION "POINT OF VIEW" JURIED MEMBERS' SHOW
On view February 8, 2018 to April 21, 2018
We are pleased to announce that The Central Ontario Art Association is holding their Annual Members' Show at the Art Gallery of Hamilton, February 8 to April 21, 2018 in the Jean and Ross Fischer Gallery, and is free and open to the public during regular AGH business hours. The Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony to meet the artists will be held on Sunday, March 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The Central Ontario Art Association membership spans regionally from areas around and including Barrie, London, Niagara Falls, Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph, GTA, and Hamilton, and celebrates being a volunteer art organization for over 50 years. This show has been juried by Margaret Roseman, CSPWC, SCA, TWS - artist, art critic, independent curator, art educator.
We look forward to offering Hamilton another spectacular art event, third year in a row, building on the Hamilton's art momentum and local slogan of "Art is the New Steel". Executive Members, Debra Lengyell, Gail Ivanco, Jan Banks, Lakshman Ragde, Louise Scott-Bushell, Linda Trowell, and Regional Rep Eva Ivanov are committed to making this year's Members' Show spectacular, and enjoyable to the public for an three months.
The formation of the Central Ontario Art Association (COAA) has been a three-tier development since 1953, where three organized art groups, then five in the counties of Dufferin, Peel, Wellington, Waterloo and Halton regions came together, and were called Five Counties Art Association. With further support by the Ontario Department Education, and the Ontario Arts Council, the Association grew and flourished, changing its name in 1964 to Central Ontario Art Association, with current membership of 178.
After 50 years, and still an independent, non-profit organization, we continue to nurture fellowship in the visual arts spanning the globe. We embrace the new technologies in art, and the traditional beauty of visual arts to help our membership flourish and grow with annual learning events, and workshops.