November 29 through December 24,
32nd ANNUAL DOIN’ THE LOUVRE Holiday FUN(d)raising®™ Exhibition
Gala opening for artists, guests and patrons: Friday, November 29, 7:00 pm
"ART HUNG FLOOR TO CEILING - JUST LIKE THE LOUVRE "
"ORIGINAL ART BY AREA ARTISTS - NOTHING OVER $99.99"
Show & sale runs from Friday November 29 - Tuesday December 24, 2013
Special Christmas shopping hours: Tues - Sat, 12:00 noon - 6 pm -
closed SUNDAYS + MONDAYS+ MORNINGS)
Havn't I seen her somewhere? The face is familiar...
Artcite's annual Christmas FUN(d)raising exhibition and sale which takes place every December! This annual event is not only important to Artcite as a fundraiser but is also an opportunity for many artists (some of whom have never previously shown their work) to exhibit and sell their works. It features an immense amount of artworks (!) by over many artists from the area, and-as always, many pieces are created specifically for this special exhibit by old and new Artcite members (and many non-members); as a rule, all work is priced under $99.99!
Artcite Inc., Windsor's non-profit, Artist-Run Centre for the Contemporary Arts, is pleased to present "Doin' the Louvre": Artcite's 32nd annual Christmas FUN(d)raising exhibition and sale. Give the gift they will enjoy for years to come: give the gift of ART! (Or-at our crazy prices--add to your OWN fine art collection!)
ORIGINAL ART--paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, mixed media, sculpture--and artist-made gift items (xmas ornaments, books, toys, cards, 'art wear', jewellery, etc.) created by established and emerging Windsor and Detroit area artists will all be exhibited "salon style" (floor to 18' ceiling, ala "The Louvre"), with all work priced for Christmas giving! BIG sale prices for these one-of-a-kind art pieces start at 99¢(!) -- and NOTHING is priced over $99.99! Shopping for unique X-mas items has never been so easy! Our biggest-ever DTL, in 2012, featured more than 1000+ artworks (!) by over 100 Windsor & Detroit area artists, and, as always, many pieces were created specifically for this special fundraising exhibit by Artcite artist-members old and new... This year's show promises to be bigger and better than ever!
Time-lapse video of our 2013 DTL setup and opening reception. How does one hang a show with so much art?
With plenty of help from our members, friends and volunteers! Thanks and congratulations to everyone!
Als at: http://youtu.be/i8h4jTtdtUM
Featuring works by:
Rashmi Dadwal & Family; Susan Gold; Jeff Bassett; Dan Bombardier; Mark Buckner; Jean Bull; Judy Chappus & Chappus-Sikich family ; Dan Deingler; Michelle Dobrin; David Hanna; Rene Helling-Laur; Gerry Kaiser; Greg Maxwell; Sergio Mazzotta; Tony Mosna; Sasha Opeiko; Anna Rencz; Veronica & Victoria Murawski; Victor Romao; Samantha Therrien; Wayne Tousignant; Theresa Tremblay; Carol Anne Winters; Holly Wolter; Lisa (Koski) Bonnici; Michelle Chappus; Joe and Paulette De Angelis; Jolanta De France; Judy DePassio; Michelle Emery; Dante Fanelli; Sheila Forde Geoff Hayes; Josie Hazen; Marty Hunt; Neda Laketic Soc; Blaine Lavigne; Lori Lorimer; Suzanne Marentette; Carole McNeely; Jim Mrockowski; Harmony Pillon; Chad Riley ; Alice Salem ; Adele Steinberg; Maryanne Van Watteghem; Sandi Wheaton; Elaine Woods; Maureen Serre; Roberta Sansolita; Stephen Drouin; Margaret Guillet; Jamie Baxter; Eric Naylor; Diane Laplante ; Juliana Schewe ; Martina Obersat; Vicki Mckay; Lizzie Love; Cole Fortier; Sofie Stoyshin; Nora Franko; Test dude N=New C=corect R=renew A=admin; Ashley Pekarski; Ed & Ruth Janzen; Megan Carol; Katya Kovalenko; Laurie Smith; Erika Duchene; Nadia Silvestri; Owen Eric Wood; Sanja Frkovic and Martin Stevens.
Can't decide from all of the choices? Want something really special and expensive for that special someone? As in past years, we are also offering our gallery visitors the chance to win original artworks by distinguished Windsor artists! A $2 ticket may win you an artwork valued over $500! As always, the DTL raffle wall will be located on the back East wall.
This year's rale wall features works by::
And, as in previous years, our DTL hliday window display is out to brighten your downtown shopping stroll.
HOW TO DO THE LOUVRE: All the art on the walls and shelves has tiny control numbers affixed at the bottom right hand corners. We have a good supply of "DTL Price Lists" by the door. Grab one, look up the number and see the artist, title and the price. Opening night might be too crowded to get a big work down from the walls, but a deposit will "red dot" it and reserve it for you to pick up soon after. See something you want that is already sold? Let us know and we'll call the artist to see if they have more, or similar.
But wait, there's more! As always we will be featuring our amazing vintage toy and assorted xmas doo-dads display in Artcite's gallery windows, to brighten up the downtown street scene! This year's decorators were Sasha Opeiko, Dennis Hunkler and Martin Stevens
DOIN' THE LOUVRE ! " ART HUNG FLOOR TO CEILING - JUST LIKE THE LOUVRE " "ORIGINAL ART BY AREA ARTISTS - NOTHING OVER $99.99"
Our past DTL archives can be seen in our history section:
Info on DTL 2012 is at: http://www.artcite.ca/history/2012.html#dtl2012
See our FLICKR slide show of setup and Opening night Gala for DTL 2012!
also at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dtl2011artcite/sets/72157628362091077
WANT TO KNOW MORE?
Here is a spot from Tom Lucier's DWBIA blog reporting on our 2010 sale:
Embedded video from Youtube courtesy of Tom Lucier/ DWBIA
“CALL FOR YOUR PICTURES OF FAHRENHEIT 2013”
We want YOUR pictures of the September 28, 2013 Fahrenheit Festival of Fire Sculpture. Bring in a disk with a good range of useable pictures from the event (sorry, a few "personal" pics or a flickr link is ineligible) and we will use them, credit you and give you a one-year complementary Artcite membership. More about this year's Fahrenheit Festival can be found at: http://www.artcite.ca/history/2013.html#fahrenheit2013
Ongoing through 2015
"FREE FOR ALL WALLS - DOWNTOWN WINDSOR STREET ART PROJECT"
Curated and organized by Dan (D3N!@L) Bombardier (Windsor ON)
Read The Windsor Star's coverage of the project:
Read TheMetroPlex coverage: http://themediaplex.com/ward-3-coun-fulvio-valentinis-said-thats-not-graffiti-that-is-art/
Juxtapose: "FREE 4 ALL WALLS" PROJECT IN WINDSOR, CANADA" http://www.juxtapoz.com/street-art/free-4-all-walls-project-windsor-canada
and the earlier:
More coverage from the Street Art press: http://www.fecalface.com/SF/good-stuff/5803-qfree-for-all-wallsq-canada
The test wall for the street art project - looks impressive!
see also http://www.freeforallwalls.com/#about
F4AW (Free For All Walls) is a large-scale public mural project that will commence during the summer of 2013 in Windsor, Ontario.
Omen 514 / Denial - Free For All Walls Project. Also at: http://youtu.be/anjHdJuMf5o
Nychos paints! Also at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/98108432@N04/sets/72157634363809068
Artcite Inc., Windsor's artist-run center and gallery for the contemporary arts will host a project curated and organized by local entrepreneur/artist Daniel (D3N!@L) Bombardier to feature, fifteen street-art murals that will be created in Windsor’s downtown core (and surrounding areas).
Dynamic murals will replace dull walls that were subject to vandalism (or ‘tagging’), neglect or disrepair. Works will be completed in high traffic, high visibility areas to be experienced by the largest audience possible. Each work will be geographically dependent, reflecting the individual site and a specific community. These works created by internationally recognized street-art muralists will serve as positive gestures to the community, bringing long lasting character, energy and beauty to the city, and placing Windsor on the forefront of the international street-art movement.
F4AW Lead Artists so far:
NYCHOS - Austria - http://www.rabbiteyemovement.at/ Tentative paint date: June 22, 2013
BASK - Florida, USA - http://www.knownasbask.com/bask/ Tentative paint date: July 16, 2013 ( site: Alley North of Maiden Lane btw Pelissier and Ouellette)
SIZEO & GLOBE - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ht9zbJcN4to Tentative paint date: July 11, 2013
Ben Frost - Australia - http://benfrostisdead.com/ Tentative paint date: August 1, 2013
XRAY - Montreal - https://www.facebook.com/misterxray?fref=ts Tentative paint date: July 15, 2013
ELICSER - Toronto - http://www.elicser.com/ Tentative paint date: August 15, 2013
DENIAL - Windsor/Detroit - http://www.enjoydenial.com
HIGH5 - Toronto - https://www.facebook.com/jasondearyart
ABOVE - USA - http://www.goabove.com/ Tentative paint date: October 15, 2013
OMEN - Montreal - http://omen514.com/ Tentative paint date: August 9, 2013
David Ross (PERSUE) & Nykolai Burke (NEKOES) - San Diego - http://cargocollective.com/nekoburke Tentative paint date: October 1, 2013
NOSEGO - Philadelphia, USA - http://www.nosego.com/
KWEST - Toronto ON - http://www.flickr.com/photos/torontostreetart/9060799500/
GAIA - Baltimore, MD/ Brooklyn, NY. USA - http://gaiastreetart.com/
CZRRZR - Stone Park Il, USA - http://czrprz.com/
SPUD - New York USA - https://www.facebook.com/SpudBomb
LABRONA - Montreal PQ - http://www.labrona.net/
EARTHCRUSHER - Montreal PQ - https://www.facebook.com/theearthcrusher
Newest roster of confirmed artists updates HERE: http://www.freeforallwalls.com/#joinRoster
Call for participation - Yes, you can still be a part of F4AW!
Interested in being a part of this project? Great! Applications are open to everyone, but we’re specifically looking for artists with experience in alternative forms of public art. Applications are not limited to individuals, groups or collectives are encouraged.
Applicants will be required to demonstrate experience working on large scale, outdoor pieces.
VISIT: http://www.freeforallwalls.com/#join for more information!
Presented by ARTCITE INC.; D3N!@L; I Was Here and Twentieth Century Design Co. with generous project support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
STITCH & BITCH + ARTIST TRADING CARDS!
image: S'n'B/ATC - common out and make some of these! ATC's by"Chuck" Stake, 2011
month Artcite presents “Stitch ’n Bitch” and “Artist Trading Cards” events in
our gallery space or at select off-site locations.“Stitch ’n Bitch” events feature “how-to” and technique workshops,
opportunities for collaborative creation and guest presentations
on various issues relating to the feminist landscape.
“Stitch ’n Bitch” is an international movement empowering and reclaiming “women’s work”
but guys can show up and mend their socks too!.
Trading Cards (ATC) are teeny works of art (2.5" x 3.5") that are
made specifically to trade.
There are no restrictions of medium or theme and materials can range from collage, drawing, painting, glass, ceramic,
metal, fabric and melted wax to computer-generated imagery and photography, etc.
The creative intention behind the creations and trading of ATC’s is to present a non-commercial, non-hierarchal
avenue for artistic exchange — but more importantly, ATC sessions are meant to be FUN!
Cards are traded one-to-one and people of all ages and artistic abilities are encouraged to participate.
Artcite’s first monthly ATC event was launched in Spring 2007, with a generous gift of several ATC’s
by Vancouver artist Chuck Stake, for Artcite’s “25 Years to Life” anniversary art exhibition and festivities.
The local component of ATC production and trading has proven to be a success and the gallery
has seen a diverse and increased interest with each trading session.
“Stitch ’n Bitch” and “Artist Trading Card” sessions are usually held on the last Thursday of every month.
Stitch ’n Bitch” and Artist Trading Cards at Artcite now has a Facebook Group!
to see what's next!
ARTCITE: We will put your old Apple computers to good use
We thank the public and organizations who have donated their old Mac hardware to Artcite.
If you or your organization has older Apple computer equipment - even if not too functional,
we can find a good home for it.
Special thanks also to the UAW local 200's Computers for Kids who specialize in computer refurbishing and placement, with a primary focus being the opening of learning centre- it also lends a hand to other non-profit
groups in the Windsor area! Thanks to the generous donation of some Apple parts, our older machine
now runs a lot better (and quieter!). Keep up the great work guys!
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We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $157 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.
Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 157 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays
. . . and members and volunteers like you!