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 December: “Me-Ho-Mah Nong-Gohm” (Ojibwe for "Here and Now")

Joseph Sagaj

 

Creativity is exciting and rewarding when it comes from Me-Ho-Mah Nong-Gohm”. For Joseph Sagaj, it is a moment of quiet communion with the mysteries and beauty of the world. Visions deriving from that place of presence are a spiritual journey. Sagaj's natural scenes, abstracts, and representational images are combined with figures and symbols of his Ojibwe heritage.

Keitha Keeshig-Tobias

 

Keitha Keeshig-Tobias comes from the Neyaashiinigmiing Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nations and the Delaware Nation at Moraviantown. Her love of all creativity, of culture and the similarities and differences between us all, makes this world beautiful. Keeshig-Tobias' favorite medium is dipped pen and ink, especially blue ink: a twilight blue, a time of transition, blue like the water that is women's privilege to cherish and protect.

All are invited to attend the opening reception Sunday December 10 from noon to 1:30 pm.

The exhibit runs to December 31.

 

2017 Exhibitions in Sunderland Hall

Month Artist Show Dates Reception
  (12 pm)
Learn More
January Michael Battenberg Jan 8-29 January 2 MichaelBattenberg.com
February Jordan Clarke Feb 5-26 February 5 JordanClarke.ca
March Members and friends of First March 5-26 March 5  
April York Artists Guild April 2-30 April 2 YorkArtistsGuild.ca
May Nancy Bennett May 7-28 May 7 NancyBennett.ca
June Irene Sakata June 4-25 June 5 IreneSakataArts.com
July & August Avenue Road Arts School July 2 - Sept 3   AvenueRoadArtsSchool.com
September Carmel BouzanneSept 10 - Oct 1 Sept 10 CarmelBouzanne.com
October Barbara de Beaupré Oct 8-29 October 8  
November Nick Biagini Nov 5-26 November 5 DigitalConsciousness.com/galleries/NickBiagini
December Joseph Sagaj
Keitha Keeshig-Tobias
Dec 10-31 December 10 muskratmagazine.com/joseph-sagaj
bizindam.com

 

Next Year’s Shows

The following shows will be 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     AvenueRoadArtsSchool.com
September Shir Libeynu    
October Lori Ryerson   October 7 focalocity.ca
November Martin Myers   November 4 martinmyers.ca
December Métis artist Louise Lefebvre   December 9 mountaindrummer.wixsite.com/spiritcougarlefebvre

Previous Years’ Shows

The following shows were held in Sunderland Hall 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