logoMay 1 – June 6, 2015

Emily Davidson (Halifax, NS), Steve Lambert (Beacon, NY)
Detournements: activist strategies in text, printed matter, and culture jamming

Curated by Andrea Slavik (Windsor, ON)
Opening Reception:
Friday, May 1, 8pm w/ the artists in attendance

Gallery hours: Wed–Sat, 12:00 – 5:00 pm
Admission and reception: ALWAYS FREE

E Davidson Untitled-2, 2014, 2 colour vinyl print

E Davidson Untitled-3, 2014, 2 colour vinyl print

E Davidson Untitled- 4, 2014 2 colour vinyl print

From Austerity Rules, Emily Davidson. 2014. Images courtesy of the artist.

Détournement translates into hijacking or diversion, and is a tactic coined by the Letterist International, and the Situationist International in 1950s France. From the trajectory of the détournement, emerged numerous historical and contemporary cultural practices such as socially engaged and activist art, culture jamming, punk, and DIY. Like the Situationists and their efforts to meld art and politics (as exemplified in their major involvement in the general strike of May 1968 in France), many artists that operate within these genres strive to have an actual sociopolitical effect.

The Adbusters poster that became a catalyst for the “Occupy Wall Street” movement and the term 99% is just one high profile instance of Social Activist art that had the power to effect real-world change.The Detournements exhibit will feature work by Emily Davidson (Halifax, NS), and Steve Lambert (Beacon, NY) who each challenge neoliberal narratives at work in our everyday environment by engaging with various community groups through projects that lie at
the intersection of art and activism.

Detournements will also feature a social justice-themed library of print publications, workshops and performances produced by local artists, activists, collectives and non profit organizations.

Image : Steven Lambert

This exhibition is presented in conjunction with the 2015 MayWorks Windsor festival celebrations, held annually in May.

Artcite would like to thank the Windsor District Labour Council for their generous support.


For more info about MayWorks Windsor 2015 events and partners, link to:

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and the facebook group:
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.logoJune 6 – August 2, 2015

Brandon Vickerd (Toronto, ON)
“Chopper / Ghost Rider / Sputnik Returns ”
Solo exhibition / anchor exhibition for Summer Arts Fest 2015

Sputnik Returns (Installed as part of Sculpture by the Sea 2013, in Arrhus, Denmark)
2013 Stainless steel 12’ X 6’

Chopper Series
2012 Steel, resin, foam, automotive paint

Opening Reception: Friday, June 5, 7:30pm
w/ the artist in attendance

Gallery hours: Wed. – Sat, 12:00 – 5:00 pm
Admission and reception: ALWAYS FREE

Brandon Vickerd’s “Chopper” is an abstract steel sculpture in three large pieces: a stylized motorcycle stripped down to line and form in paint and shiny chrome. The deconstructed “ride” is watched over by huge pop-styled paintings of the 1960s comic book character “Ghost Rider.”

The artist also plans to install his “Sputnik Returns” (crashed) on the roof of a donated car to be parked in front of the gallery for the two months of the show. The show will also serve as the anchor exhibition for Artcite’s Summer Arts Fest 2015.

logoSummer 2013 through 2015

Curated and organized by Dan (D3N!@L) Bombardier (Windsor ON)

With the generous support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation


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

dan wall pre web
The test wall for the street art project - looks impressive!

see also http://www.freeforallwalls.com/#about

F4AW (Free 4 All Walls) is a large-scale public mural project that will run from summer 2013 through 2015, 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 between Pelissier and Ouellette Ave.)
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 will always be posted 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.


Artcite also acknowledges the generous support of

Canada Council


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.


the Ontario Arts Council

The City of Windsor

. . . and members and volunteers like you!

logoOctober 24, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
“FAST WORDS: A READING – PERFORMANCE”, presented as part of BookFest Windsor 2014

Featuring performance poet Gary Barwin, Karl Jirgens, and Theatre Arachnid.
Free admission; co-sponsored by RAMPIKE Magazine
presented as part of BookFest Windsor 2014

Theatre Arachnid includes: Karl Jirgens; Hanan Hazime; Lydia Friesen; Shawna Partridge; Cindy Chen; Brittni Carey; Aaron Daigle and Nicholas Jirgens

logoOctober 31, 2014 Friday: Cheap Thrills Halloween Dance Party

As mentioned at the top of this page...

logoNovember 13, 2013 7:00 pm (sharp!)
Artcite’s Fall 2013 Semi-Annual General Membership Meeting
@ Artcite Inc., 109 University Ave. W., Windsor, ON

Artcite’s Board of Directors is elected from the membership. This board relies on the Artcite membership—YOU—for
input in the areas of policy-making, planning, the formation of programming and administrative committees, etc.

Elections to the Board of Directors will take place (a number of positions need to be filled: the Artcite Board is comprised of between
9–14 members), and 2014–15 committees (programming, installation, Org Development, etc.) will be formed from
the membership (no need for alarm—you won’t be shanghaied into serving on a committee unless you’re interested!).

Voting members must be in good standing to register their vote. Non-voting (and prospective) members are welcome!
Please attend this important meeting and learn more about YOUR GALLERY’S past and future (did you know that
May 2015 marks Artcite’s 33rd year?!?).

C’mon out and reminisce about our illustrious past…c’mon out and help to plot our glorious future (how the heck ARE we celebrating our 35th?!?). This is also your opportunity to have a voice in determining Artcite’s goals for the next 3 decades!

Whaddya think? HOW can we serve YOU better? Give us your ideas. How can you can serve your gallery better?
C’mon out, and we’ll count the ways… (with profuse thanks in advance). Or—just c’mon out and meet your
fellow Artciteurs…

More info? Comments? Talk @ us @ (519) 977-6564 or e-us @ info@artcite.ca. Thanks, yous.

Remember: ‘You’ are the “Artist ” in “Artist -run”. Artcite is your galery . Participate .
We loo k forward to hearing from you real son. Visit us: 109 University Ave. W. Windsor

logoDecember 1, 2014
World AIDS Day & International DAY WITHOUT ART


This annual art vigil is honored by members of the arts and creative community.

Activities/ commemorations include: gallery closings; shroudings of public art; special art exhibitions; distribution of commemorative pins, handbills & posters; candlelight vigils; information campaigns; and charitable contributions.

Please contact Artcite Inc if you wish to join in the 2014 Windsor Day Without Art Collective!

logoNovember 29 through December 24,
33rd ANNUAL DOIN’ THE LOUVRE Holiday FUN(d)raising®™ Exhibition
Gala opening for artists, guests and patrons: Friday, November 28, 7:00 pm

Show & sale runs from Friday November 28 - Tuesday December 24, 2014

Special Christmas shopping hours: Tues - Sat, 12:00 noon - 6 pm -

dtl front
Last year's invite card art - We'll come up with something AMAZING for 2014 too!

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!

Last year's show profiled by Murad Erzinclioglu
Also at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOOZoxrLc8I

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! Lat year's DTL featured more than 1000+ artworks (!) by over 85 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!
Also at: http://youtu.be/i8h4jTtdtUM

Can't decide from all of the choices? Want something really special and expensive for that special someone? As in past years, we will be 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.

And, as in previous years, our DTL holiday window display was presented 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 will 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


Our past DTL archives can be seen in our history section by year:

Here is a spot from Tom Lucier's DWBIA blog reporting on our 2010 sale:

Youtube video courtesy of Tom Lucier/ DWBIA

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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