Born and raised in southern Manitoba, Aimee is a lifelong enthusiast of science and art with an unrelenting desire to create. Whether it is a glimpse into our past, creating a vision of life long extinct or showcasing the natural beauty of what the darkest corners of our world have to offer, Aimee believes there is beauty in the science of life and death and that everyone should have the opportunity to learn and experience it for themselves. To bring her ideas to life, Aimee works with oil paints and utilizes fluorescent pigments to showcase bioluminescent life with a subtle glow.
Ana Azevedo is a self-taught artist residing in Winnipeg, Canada. She primarily paints in acrylic, creating pieces in varied styles from nature-inspired landscapes to portraits, as well as floral to fully abstract pieces. She started painting regularly in January 2022. In addition to her paintings, the artist designs unique jewelry. In her free time, Ana pursues nature and travel photography.
Angela believes art is necessary in this day and age to bring comfort, refuge, and hope in a time of instability. She believes the power behind beauty heals those who encounter it, helping overcome chaos with calm, and replacing stress with serenity. Her goal is to share her vision, and her hope is for her artwork to give the viewer a sense of peace. Angela's impressionistic work is inspired by nature: clouds, water and rock.
She works in both Acrylic and Encaustic. Her Abstracts are based on a number of different qualities found in nature: rock striations, countryside vistas, watery reflections, and the night sky. Her Landscapes are memories of her childhood growing up on the prairies. She loves the big open skies and the clouds that fill them. Fluid acrylic helps her attain the rolling, mingling formations, suspending them in time. Her Waterscapes reflect what is happening above as shown in the ripples of water below. Her Floral paintings are impressions of the hidden beauty found in the wilderness, untouched by human hands. The fluid acrylic helps her get a marbled effect on the petals which creates a rich, lively image.
Arlene fell in love with arts and crafts at a very young age, and it fast became a lifelong love affair. She works primarily in acrylic and watercolour, with bodies of work in realism, abstract, and impressionism. She has yet to meet an art medium she doesn’t enjoy working with. Even more than creating, Arlene enjoys the teaching process; by sharing the joy art brings her with others. It is one thing to create art and leave it as a piece to share with the world, but it is another thing to teach others how to create art, passing the skill on from generation to generation. In 2018, she had the good fortune to be offered a pop-up Art gallery in Portland, Oregon. The Arlene Enns Gallery was a 6 month realized dream that will never be forgotten--Arlene continues to sell her work locally and online and has collectors across Canada the US and even a few in Europe.
Ashley Segal discovered her passion for painting during the Covid pandemic. With a lifetime of creative interests and artistic endeavours, Ashley has honed her skills to create stunning works of pour-art and brush-acrylics that reflect her fascination with gravity-inspired water movement and topographical nature themes. Through her use of vibrant colours and organic shapes, Ashley's pieces transport viewers to a world of fluid beauty and dynamic energy. Come experience Ashley's artistry and immerse yourself in her imaginative world.
Audrey Dagger Bonneville is an oil painter who is enchanted by the infinite combination of colours on canvas. Her work is a tribute to the Canadian landscape in all its loveliness, from rock outcrops and jack pines to big skies in lake country. Working en plein air she seeks to capture the true colours of a place, often finishing from memory in the studio. In capturing the peacefulness of the places where she paints, the tranquility is shared with her viewers.
Bill is a Winnipeg artist specializing in exotic wood sculpture and multimedia wall art. He is currently a student at the University of Manitoba School of Art (first year) and founder of the Grant Memorial Art Collective.
Bill has had the opportunity to see things that most people never see in person by scuba-diving in many locations around the world, as well as his faith and love of woods are all inspirations for his somewhat eclectic oeuvre. He has become fascinated with the creatures of the deep, especially sharks; Having witnessed their majesty and grace without any of the stigma that society wrongly places on them. Trees and sunsets are also special to him. He seeks to bring awareness to these aspects of nature which he has witnessed. His style is unique, blending flat work with three-dimensional techniques.
Bonnie's paintings are a combination of realism, impressionism and fantasy. Depending on the subject, she works in acrylics, oils, watercolours, pen and ink.
Bonnie has studied and created art for over 50 years and taken part in numerous group and one-person shows, both in Canada and the United States.
Bonnie is an incurable romantic, enjoying painting in her studio in rural Manitoba. Her three horses, four cats, one dog, and the beautiful rural setting, provide reference material that vibrates with magic. Together with many trips to surrounding lakes, rivers, and creeks, inspire her imaginative-realism paintings.
"The excitement of imagining a moment of magic and then seeing it unfolding as I paint is only outdone when the person viewing my art feels that joy and enchantment."
Brian is an award winning photographer. He got his start as a musician but he needed to give up that life- long passion. The artist in him still needed an outlet. Within the year, photography found him, and he was immersed, heart and soul in this multi-genre obsession; weddings, real estate, several community magazines, a Toronto-based advertising company, still life, wildlife, land/seascapes, portraiture, sports and the list goes on.
His favourite thing to do; Driving up and down remote gravel roads. There are so many hidden gems standing out in the open!!!
Each image may be purchased as a canvas print, framed print, metal print, and more!
Carla's photography is filled with exaggerated colour, texture and contrast. Whether the subject is historic or new, her city work is contemporary and bold. Predominantly self taught, urban landscapes and their stories continue to teach and inspire her artistry in increasing measure.
She has exhibited work in group and solo shows in Canada and the U.S. Her photography can be found in private and corporate collections both locally and worldwide.
Chris Simonite is an artist from Winnipeg who paints in a Picasso/George Condo inspired style he calls Cubo-Weirdism.
He has a BA, BFA and MFA and has shown his art in four countries on Earth.
Chris Simonite has a musical/comedy/performance art alter ego, called Stan Dickie, who was the subject of his MFA thesis. He’s pretty sure the University of Ottawa never forgave him for it.
Favouring landscapes, cityscapes and nature, D'Arcy is a self-taught artist with painting in both oils and acrylics. Her passion leads her to discover new techniques and she is always learning. Painting brings her such joy and her daughter now shares that passion with her. D'Arcy has displayed two solo art shows, and has works across Canada and the United States along with private commissions.
Dawn, inspired by the world's vibrancy, uses bright colours to capture landscape intensity. With loose, expressive brushstrokes, she conveys scenes' essence. Whether painting a landscape or cityscape, she is always looking for ways to play with light and colour, and to explore the interplay between natural and man -made environments. From the Prairies of Manitoba, Dawn is captivated by vast skies, storm clouds, and endless horizons. Her focus often lies in the reflection of light on water and snow, creating hazy warmth.
Denise is a self taught artist with an affinity for natural materials. It’s a life long hobby of hers to collect rocks, pebbles, shells and other natural items from beaches and waterfronts. Her work includes items primarily from the East side Lake Winnipeg but she also uses materials from Gimli and other countries when she travels. Her work is a 3D natural materials art style that comes framed in shadow boxes and wood frames. They depict scenes of people, families, animals and nature. They are very striking, evoke emotions and make people smile!
Although she recreates some of her designs, no two stones are the same so each picture is unique. She also makes custom orders and will gladly work with you to create a special picture just for you.
Dodie Mitchell is an award winning Winnipeg artist who was born in Vancouver, BC. She has been involved in the Arts her whole life. She created her own curriculum for basic drawing concepts and has taught private art classes to children 7-12, and adults.
Dodie has worked as a framing consultant for regular and conservation framing in her own store. She has also worked for the City of Winnipeg as a Gardener, where she helped in the choice of plant material and she sketched the design plans for the flower gardens.
Her freelance artwork covers a wide area of businesses including The Keg Restaurant and The Old Spaghetti Factory. She has done a variety of custom art from painting menu signs, wall and floor murals and Christmas scenes on storefront windows.
Doug's passion for drawing led him into a career in both commercial illustration and graphic design. The early years of his career offered him opportunities doing illustration work for retailers Sears, Eaton’s, Beaver Lumbers, and Ford Canada. In 2001 he opened his own graphic design business “edge advertising” . Doug’s work of car sketching begins often with sketching in pencil on XL marker paper this is followed by colouring using mainly Copic felt markers. The white highlights are then either painted using white titanium acrylic or a fine point jell marker a style and technique compared to ChipFoose. A few pieces have been done using coloured pencils on coloured Cason art paper.
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Dustin is a registered teacher with a master's in cultural studies, Dustin stepped away from academia to pursue photography in the wild places that border our lives. A neurodiverse artist, Dustin works to meld a lifetime of creative passion into a tangible expression of life on earth.
When a trip to Africa reignited a deep-seated love for flora and fauna, Dustin began a journey to photograph the natural world through the lens of ADHD. With camera in hand, Dustin traverses the liminal space between nature and art, hoping to capture the magic that lives within the wonders of the wilderness.
Elena El is a fine artist specializing in Winnipeg cityscapes. Her preferred medium is acrylic on canvas. Her focus on Winnipeg aims to evoke a comfort, familiarity, and pride in the beauty of the place we live. Her aim is to make paintings that makes you feel good and you wish to share with others.
Elena studied classic drawing and painting at the college of Fine Arts (Odessa, Ukraine) and graduated from College of Design (Haifa, Israel). She has illustrated more than 15 children's books and has worked as a graphic designer for advertising agencies and magazines.
In 2006 Elena made Winnipeg her home. Her studio is located at Cre8ery Gallery in the Exchange.
As a photographer, Elma finds that she sees things from different perspectives. Her paintings in oil, acrylic, pastels, watercolours and charcoal are inspired by what she sees in nature: beauty, design and colour.
The subjects are varied as Elma is delighted by the way light bathes each scene and her goal is to capture that light as she paints.
Spending time around water and more remote forests throughout Manitoba, northern BC and the Yukon, Elma has had opportunities to encounter various wildlife and scenes from which she draws inspiration.
She still loves the Manitoba prairies with the incredible
sunsets and colours of the changing seasons.
Elowen is a fibre artist working primarily in needle felting wool.
The needle felting process starts with a small barbed needle and wool roving . When stabbing through the wool the scales of the needle catch on the fibre entwining them together. Through time and diligent work the fibres are bonded together. There is just something so satisfying about the tactile nature of fibre; when Elowen creates a painting you can’t help but be pulled in by it, as the fibre tempts you to touch and become part of it. Elowen was gifted a Needle Felting Kit for Christmas 3 years ago by her husband. From there it has blossomed and the wool has taken over. There was just something so satisfying about stabbing something thousands of times that just makes your stress disappear. We’ve always known, art makes the best therapy!
Meet Errin Witherspoon, the spunky Brandon, Manitoba artist who discovered her love for painting in therapy. It wasn't until 46 that she realized she had a talent for creating honest works that explore how so much of what we see around us is shaped by the ways we’ve experienced the world.
Using a singular hue, she captures the physical features of her subject, but allows the viewer to experience it just as it is - without the influence of their own judgements. It's this ability to connect the viewer to the art that makes people fall in love with Errin’s work.
Whether she’s creating another portrait, or representing her own life's experiences through still life, her work is always thought-provoking and emotionally charged. She specializes in custom portraiture.
Fredrick Spence (Thunderbear) is an Ojibwe soapstone carver from Peguis First Nation (Treaty One Territory). Passionate about nature and traditional teachings, he stumbled on soapstone carving and found it to be the medicine he was missing after a difficult period of time in his life. His talent and experience inspired him to share his art form with others. Fredrick offers workshops to groups throughout the country in hopes that it can change one person's life.
Gay is a self taught artist residing in Brandon, Manitoba.
Acrylic paint is the medium of choice, and Gay's work often presents as abstract, or semi abstract with an emphasis on different kinds of textures.
Sometimes Gay's art is planned out, while other times it is free flowing .
Gay's work is showcased in Manitoba and through Facebook, Etsy and Instagram.
Genevie Henderson’s contemporary art is alchemy: – different, unique, with multi-faceted dimension. She has embraced a palette of impressionism, abstract, figurative, floral and cultural art rendered in acrylic, inks, mixed medium and metallic elements. Genevie innovates with different tools/techniques and high quality, professional pigments to create vibrancy and movement in her art.
Her distinctive signature style is distinguished by passionate colour that in combination transforms her paintings into works with dazzling hues, images and motifs. She is intrigued with exotic costume, kimonos and tapestry. Her paintings are recognizable through symbolism, stamping, markings, floating dots, and patterns that evolve into very original personal abstractions. Look closely, you may see the influence of Gustav Klimt who makes her artist’s heart sing! She is a dreamer and a perfectionist in paint. Colour stirs her soul and spirit and makes her feel fully alive. "My art is me; I am my art."
Heather Gillespie is an impressionist landscape painter from Winnipeg. She is a studio artist at Cre8ery Gallery and a new member of the Manitoba Society of Artists. Heather delights in capturing her impression of the magical beauty of our Manitoba lakes and forests by painting them in stunning colours!
Hubert Théroux grew up in the rural community of Cardinal, Manitoba where his love for the Canadian prairie was nurtured on the family farm. His interest in art began in childhood and by fourteen had settled on oils as his medium of choice. As a youth he painted the landscapes around his home, then progressed to include the farm activities which he recalled from his early childhood. More recently, he has been inspired by his children and has captured on canvas their innocent play. Towering grain elevators, golden wheat fields and immense prairie skies are also favourite subjects. Hubert has developed a style invoking, in the viewer, memories of their own experiences. He is skilled at capturing the light of the prairie landscape and transposing to the canvas the intense colours of summer and autumn, as well as the more subtle shadings of our western winters.
Ida is a award winning experienced and talented multi media artist residing in Oak Bank Manitoba. Her mediums include acrylic, watercolour, wood carving, scratch art, & mixed media.
She likes to remind the viewer how our surroundings bring pleasure to our spirit. Because she work in all mediums, she is able to choose just the right medium to convey her feelings; sometimes she combines several of these materials to create the beauty of the world as she see it. She loves to depict nature and the beauty it unfolds.
Her need to create never stops, so she is always pushing herself outside her comfort zone to learn more, often through books, workshops and peers.
Jacobus van Houdt
Jacobus van Houdt is a self-taught artist from Winnipeg, Canada. From an early age Jacobus has pursued his passion of art through various mediums including ink, watercolour, and acrylic. Symbolism and impressionism have had heavy influences on Jacobus’ work, as well as his travels–having traveled to all seven continents.
In 2021 Jacobus van Houdt held his first solo show “Transcendence” at the Cre8ery. The show was in part a fundraiser and half the proceeds were donated to Arcane Horizon Community, a non-profit dedicated to enriching the lives of persons with intellectual disabilities.
Jacobus’ art has now found homes across North America, Europe, and Australia as he continues to reach an international audience.
Jared Loewen is an artist living in Winnipeg, Manitoba. His paintings celebrate the reduction of the human form and experience into individual lines and colours. His visual language uses colour and contrast to discuss the origins of the universe and human consciousness. The great juxtaposition of Jared Loewen's work is that while his paintings seem minimalistic in nature, they're actually driven by deeply conceptual and spiritual means.
Jason's Fine Art Landscape Photography captures breathtaking images of the natural world, conveying the essence of each location he visits, whether it’s the rugged beauty of a mountain range, the tranquility of a lake at sunrise, or the raw power of a thunderstorm.
Limited Edition prints of his work range in size from 8x12 to 30x48 on Lustre Paper, ChromaLuxe Metal, or Gallery Wrapped Canvas with smaller edition sizes for the larger prints. Each print is numbered and signed on the back and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Jessie Pruden, bead n butter
Jessie creates bright, bold and beautiful beadwork. Her work is very inspired by her relationships, and her queer, disabled and Indigenous communities. She uses high quality beads to create original eye-catching designs, and mixes lots of colour to create a look that is her own. She loves mixing contemporary and classic aesthetics, making tiny art pieces to wear on your ears or wrists.
Bead n butter Website
Bead n butter Instagram
Bead n butter TikTok
Jo is a multimedia artist. Her strong connection with nature is expressed in her artwork. A passionate hiker and kayaker, keeps her immersed in the places she loves to paint. Her art captures the sensations of spirit and whispers of Canada’s natural forests and waterways. She gets endless inspiration from the Chi around her.
Jo may begin her paintings from an image but then allows the painting to take on its own spontaneous conclusions. Sometimes it is a struggle over months between her vision and what the painting itself wants to say. This is part of the painting process that she is passionate in.
Jo's Pixel Site
Joanne Berger, a self-taught painter. She honed her artistic skills through her experience as a talented commercial artist in the advertising industry. This background sparked her desire to explore her own artistic journey and delve into various art mediums. After years of creating art based on specific client requests, she now finds joy in experimenting and painting subjects that personally inspire and deeply resonate with her.
Jocelyn is a Winnipeg-based fine artist specializing in "near realism". Jocelyn aims to capture a likeness of nature, prioritizing a density in the details and tends to lean into more is more. However, her work is by no means photo realistic. Instead, she is enticed by the forgiving nature of oil paint and slight stylization in the rendering of her subject matter. Her current body of work explores birds in flight with the extensions of their plumage extending beyond the confines of a canvas edge. She accomplishes this effect by hand-crafting, carving and sanding wood panels for many hours before the painting can even begin.
Jody Chanel, Wool and Sunshine
Jody from Wool and Sunshine loves weaving wall art on her several looms in her home on the beautiful Manitoba prairies.
Wool and Sunshine features handwoven wall art in modern organic designs. Cotton ropes, silk, t-shirt yarns, art yarn, merino wool, and many other interesting materials are used in the woven pieces. Many materials are recycled - all are bought from small Canadian shops - and the art yarns are spun at Wool and Sunshine on a made-in-Canada loom (Lendrum). The organic designs add beautiful texture and interest to any home.
Wool and Sunshine's Etsy
Wool and Sunshine's Instagram
John has a deep passion for all artistic media resulted in working with watercolour, acrylic, oil painting, fabric, and clay sculpture. John studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Laren, Holland before he immigrated to Canada and worked as a graphic designer. In 1967 he earned professional qualifications as an art teacher. In 1989 he pursued his life-long ambition to become a full-time artist.
Today John teaches watercolour, acrylic, and Chinese Brush painting in Winnipeg and surrounding area while still creating and exhibiting. His paintings and serigraphs can be found in private and professional collections across Canada, Europe, Australia, U.S.A., Mexico, China and Russia.
June Derksen is a Winnipeg based artist who has been working in glass for over 25 years. Beginning with stained glass, she fell in love with fusing in 2006. This opened up endless creative opportunities to express herself in glass. She uses her background in graphic design along with her love of nature to create unique images in glass by layering crushed and sheet glass together, firing multiple times in a kiln and finishing with enamel to bring out detail.
June also has been working in mixed media collage, which has also expanded her creative practice. Combining glass and collage has opened up new possibilities.
In the spirit of reconciliation, we acknowledge that we are gathered on Treaty 1 Territory, the traditional land of the Anishinabe (Ojibway), Ininew (Cree), Oji-Cree, Dakota and Dene people, and the homeland of the Métis Nation.
April 12 - 13 2024
Red River Exhibition Place