ArtShow

Sunderland Hall, our main worship space, is an ideal place for showing artwork. The large skylight and high ceilings enhance the room while the gallery space has its own lighting to allow the works to be shown to their best advantage.

We also have a smaller display area in our library, where art from our members is displayed for up to two months.

The artists who display their work in these spaces often offer some pieces for sale, with a small percentage of the price going to the congregation. Please contact the artist if you are interested in purchasing a work.

Artists interested in exhibiting their work in our Sunderland Hall gallery are invited to contact the Arts Committee chair by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Art in May: Abstracts by Bill Ross and Randall Brown

Bill Ross

 

Bill Ross painted his Abstract Expressionist pieces while living in the Saint Sernin district of Toulouse, France. Toulouse, is known as La Ville Rose, or the Pink City, with its red tile roofs. Originally founded by the Romans as Toulsa in 118 BC, it has a special ambiance and light. Born on an island in the Pacific Ocean, Bill has traveled extensively, living 10 years in NYC, and 8 years in France. He is a member of First Unitarian and currently resides in Toronto.

Randall Brown

 

 

Randall Brown's career in abstract painting began after seeing a Frank Stella retrospective at the Art Gallery of Toronto in 1971. Randall graduated with a Fine Arts degree from the University of Toronto in 1974. In the ensuing four decades he maintained a dual career as painter and art teacher. Since retiring from teaching in 2005, he has exhibited widely in Ontario and Quebec. His paintings are included in private collections across Canada and the United States.

The exhibit continues until May 26.

Art in June: Rama Fayaz

Bill Ross

Rama Fayaz is an architect, urban planner and also a painter. He has experimented with many styles and currently is working in abstract and portraits. He is Persian and has worked and studied in Iran, Cambridge University, U.K. and Toronto. He has exhibited in several solo and group art shows in Toronto, Cambridge and Tehran.

The exhibit continues to July 14.

Please join us Sunday, June 9 from noon until 1 pm for a reception and artist talk.

 

 

Library Exhibit: Ashraf

Ashraf

The Spring Art Exhibit in the Library is by Ashraf, who describes her work thus:

“As an artist, I like to create many different types of art. I feel liberated to paint how I feel, when I feel and what medium I feel like painting with.

The different styles and mediums have allowed me to express different ideas in this exhibit.”

The exhibit runs until July 14.

 

 

 

This Year’s Shows

The following shows will be held in Sunderland Hall in 2019:

Month Artist Show Dates Reception
  (12 pm)
Learn More
January Willowdale Artists Group Jan 6-27 January 6 willowdaleartists.com
February Sheryl Keen Feb 3-24 February 3 sherylkeen.com
March Members and friends of First March 3-31 March 3
April York Artists Guild April 7-28 April 7 yorkartistsguild.weebly.com
May Bill Ross and Randall Brown May 5-26 May 5  
June Rama Fayaz June 2 - July 14 June 9 Rama Painting
July & August Avenue Road Arts School July 16 - Sept 4   AvenueRoadArtsSchool.com
September Jeff Mann Sept 8 - 29 Sept 8 jeffmannart.com
October Phyllis Gordon Oct 6-27 October 6 phyllisgordonart.com
November Sereen Azizz Nov 3 - Dec 1 November 3 instagram.com/sereenscape
December Indigenous Artist Melanie Bartel /td> Dec 8 - Jan 5 December 8 melaniebartelart.com

 

Previous Years' Shows

The following shows were held in Sunderland Hall in 2018:

Month Artist Show Dates Reception
  (12 pm)
Learn More
January Escarpment Biosphere Conservancy Jan 7-28 January 14 (Fundraiser) escarpment.ca
February Ato Seitu Feb 4-25 February 4 inkphy.com/tag/atoseit
March Members and friends of First March 4-25 March 4 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
April York Artists Guild April 8-29 April 8 YorkArtistsGuild.ca
May Joanna Strong May 6-27 May 6 joannastrong.ca
June Lucinda Vandenieuwegiessen
Colin van Zwijndregt
June 3-24 June 3 saatchiart.com/vandenieuwegiessen
July & August Avenue Road Arts School June 28-Sept 3   AvenueRoadArtsSchool.com
September Susanne Clark   September 9 susanneclark.com
October Susan L. Brown   October 7  
November Martin Myers   November 4 martinmyers.ca
December Métis artist Louise Lefebvre   December 9 mountaindrummer.wixsite.com/spiritcougarlefebvre

 

The following shows were held in Sunderland Hall in 2017:

Month Artist Learn More
January Michael Battenberg MichaelBattenberg.com
February Jordan Clarke JordanClarke.ca
March Members and friends of First
April York Artists Guild YorkArtistsGuild.ca
May Nancy Bennett NancyBennett.ca
June Irene Sakata IreneSakataArts.com
July & August Avenue Road Arts School AvenueRoadArtsSchool.com
September Carmel Bouzanne CarmelBouzanne.com
October Barbara de Beaupré  
November Nick Biagini DigitalConsciousness.com/galleries/NickBiagini
December Joseph Sagaj
Keitha Keeshig-Tobias
muskratmagazine.com/joseph-sagaj
bizindam.com

 

The following shows were held in 2016:

Month Artist Learn More
January Palette Expressions Group  
February Clayton King, Indigenous artist WhiteBearArt.com
March Members and Friends of First  
April York Artists' Guild YorkArtistsGuild.ca
May John Visser JohnVisserArt.com
June Susan Farquhar susanfarquhar5.wordpress.com
www.SusanFarquhar.ca
July & August Artists’ Network
September Steve Rose SteveRose.ca
October Shir Libeynu ShirLibeynu.ca
November Jean Galt, Wendy Ounpuu  & Wendy Dines  
December Aboriginal Art  

 

The following shows were held in 2015:

Month Artist Learn More
January Michael Battenberg MichaelBattenberg.com
February Judith Donoahue, Carol Harrison  
March Members and Friends of First  
April York Artists' Guild YorkArtistsGuild.ca
May D.D. Gadjanski ddgadjanski.com
June Randall Brown  
July & August 10 Artists from the Don Valley Art Club www.donvalleyartclub.com
September Shir Libeynu Shirlibeynu.ca
October Barbara de Beaupré
November David Connolly  
December Amnesty International: In/visible Scars Amnesty.ca