Sunday, July 26, 2009

Summer At The Gallery .....UPDATE

Sandra Whitton Gallery
253 Ontario Street, 2nd floor
Kingston, Ontario

Finally here is some news for you all!

Summer at the Gallery presents new works by a number of gallery artists, along with a representative sampling of their work.

Photos of new works to come soon, but here are a few works by some of the artists showing this summer.

Hopefully these few photos will tempt you to come on down to the gallery for a look at some of their new works.

See our coming events blog for news of future shows.

Sunday, April 5, 2009






April Arts Press Release/Sandra <span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="SPELLING_ERROR_3">Whitton</span> Gallery'BEAUTIFUL BOGS and SHRINES'
April 8 - May 31, 2009
Opening Reception April 18th 5-8pm

Su Sheedy's new encaustic paintings entitled 'Beautiful Bogs' are highly expressive textured surfaces created from layers of beeswax which are gouged into or poured on top.

These topographical landscapes could be described as both chaotic and quietly provocative; a metaphor for bog life itself.

I am quite taken with these works by Su. I keep thinking of Monet and his water lilies when I look at them. Perhaps a modern take on a similar theme.

The more I look at them the more the colors and the shapes draw me into their world.

I was out on Vancouver Island last winter and went hiking along a trail through a wonderful bog. I can so easily remember the small plants, some with flowers, when I look at this work. And I am reminded how very critical it is to save these bogs, for they are such an important part of the ecosystem called earth.

This one intrigues me, perhaps a quieter or more serene rendition of nature's work.

Thus, i can certainly say that these works deserve a closer look, so i hope you will join me at the gallery, where a study of the actual work can be done.

Raphael Kerem has created these marvelous and exquisite shrines. I am anxious to see them in person, as they are a wonderful complement to the work of Su Sheedy's bogs.

Also featuring 'Shrines' by Raphael Kerem which are exquisitely crafted wooden boxes with gold leafed domed roofs.
These sacred architectural spaces showcase the beauty of objects he has found in nature.

April 22 5:30pm
FREE Earth Day Lecture at the gallery given by Bob Johnson, who is the
Curator of Amphibians and Reptiles of the Toronto Zoo where he has worked for 36 years
and is a devoted instructor for CAZA (

% of the art sales donated to CAZA for the Chtrid Fungus Research Fund

Wednesday, January 21, 2009



An intriging new show at the Gallery

Curated by Tim Soper

January 24 - February 21, 2009



January 24, 2009 4 - 7 pm

Dark statues and paintings of a mother and child exist in

hundreds all over Europe, andespecially in France.
They are revered as the image of Mary and the baby Jesus.

However, their origin may go back to pre-Christian pagan times. They share a kinship with with ancient statues of Isis and Horus, and Cybele and Attis. These mythical figures tell a tale of a mother and her God / Son who dies and is reborn.

Over the past year, Tim Soper has been creating his own Black Madonna
sculptures. He has invited a collection of artists to create their own pieces symbolizing their connection to, or perception of, the Black Madonna. From literal translations, to dynamic and challenging
representations, the pieces in this show capture the evocative and mysterious nature of the Black Madonna.

Come to see this amazing collection of work depicting the Black Madonna. Allow yourself to be mesmerized by these talented artists who have presented their interpretations of the Black Madonna for your viewing/purchasing pleasure.

Don't forget! The show runs from January 21, 2009 - February 21, 2009

Opening reception January 24, 2009 4 - 7 pm

Monday, November 24, 2008


The season is here! And the Gallery is ready for all your holiday shopping needs!

Sandra Whitton Gallery
253 Ontario Street
Kingston, Ontario


Your Shopping Hours:
Wednesday - Friday ~ 10 am - 6 pm
Saturday & Sunday ~ 11 am - 5 pm

Holiday Hours
--Closed Dec 25/26
--Open Dec 27/28
--Closed Dec 29-Jan 6

Great and wonderful gifts available for you to choose!
From November 26, 2008 - January 18, 2009.

Be sure to mark November 30, from 2 - 7 pm to come and meet the artists!
Put these dates on your calendar and come and see some amazing work by these artists:

Bernard Clark, Rebecca Cowan, Shayne Dark, Jane Derby, Laura Donefer, Vera Donefer, Stephan Duerst, Erika Olson, Georgia Ferrell, Andrea Graham, Alex Jack, Jennifer Lawton, Sally Milne, Susan Paloschi, Bernadette Pratt, Carol Lee Riley, Allison Robichaud, John Sabourin, Su Sheedy, Judy Sherman, Julie Davidson Smith, Tim Soper, Rebecca Soudant, Sharon Thompson, Tristan Willis, J.T. Winik, Julie Withrow, Carolyn Barnett.

All of whom have been working hard to create wonderful new works for you! Challenged to find new media, and to create 'out of their normal box', these new works will be perfect for all your gift giving needs. And each piece is priced under $250.00! You simply must come for all your gift giving purchases!

And here are some photos to whet your appetite for new works by these very talented artists!

Don't forget the opening reception is November 30,
from 2 - 7 pm!

Please come and fill someone's heart with pleasure with
a bold and beautiful gift from

Sandra Whitton Gallery