We proudly show the work of many talented regional artists and artisans.

We proudly show the work of many talented regional artists and artisans.

177 Main St, Port Stanley, Ontario
N5L 1H6, 226-658-1888

Open All Year!

Summer Hours:
June 1st- Labour Day: open 11-5 pm Wednesday, through Monday, closed Tuesdays.
Spring and Fall Hours:
April 1st-May 31st, after Labour Day-Dec 24th: open 11-5 pm Thursday through Monday
Winter Hours:
January -March : Saturday & Sunday 11-4 pm or by appointment

Closed: Thanksgiving Sunday, Easter Sunday and Christmas Eve until after New Years, open other holidays.

Monday, March 31, 2014

April Feature Artist: Robert Reid

Robert Reid is an inspiration to all of us, He is tireless, in his 80's he can run rings around the rest of us 'younger folks'. He's painted for longer than most of us have been alive, plays in several bands and orchestras, sings and is a avid gardener too.
His featured work this month is "Waterfall", a lovely watercolour that feels like summer.

April Feature Artist: Paul McSherry

Paul makes glass dance and sing, this ain't yur momma's stained glass fur sure.
These confections of agate, glass and metal are pure enchantment. His featured piece is called Astral Daze, and this picture doesn't do it justice, so you'll have to come see it for your self!

April Featured Artist: Elissa Sisco

Elissa is new to the Boathouse Gallery, although her work has been  in our gift boutique for over a year.
Elissa's Mom, a charming lady who usually comes with her to the gallery, says that Elissa must have been a tree nymph in another life, because of her fascination with and love of trees.
Certainly the trees she so lovingly paints show a magical touch worthy of such a mystical creature.

Judy Ross: April Feature Artist

Multi talented, versatile Judy Ross  is a force to be reckoned with. Photographer, painter, collagist and jeweller are but a few of her talents. Her featured piece this month is a marvellously textured collage titled 'Fan Fare', redundant in rich coppers and turquoises. Judy has recently moved within the gallery to a bigger wall with her pal Richard, who's metallic rich work nicely complements Judy's.

Quite the busy Lady, this is what Judy has been up to...
 Three  paintings were accepted into Paint Ontario - Cityscape #4 and Cityscape #5 and Wheat #8 - Harvest Time.
1st Place Patrons' Choice Award - "Tree-Lined Splendour" - Photography - St.Thomas-Elgin Artists' Guild - 'Twas the Art Before Christmas Show

Judge's Choice Award - "Tree-Lined Splendour" - Photography - St.Thomas-Elgin Artists' Guild - 'Twas the Art Before Christmas Show - Judge Cathy Groulx

Honourable Mention - 2013 - Bijan's School of Art - Juried Show - acrylic collage - "Mountain Retreat"

Recently sold Mini-Wheat #7 at the Portside Gallery miniature show - Feb. 2014.

April Featured Artists

Welcome Spring! You've been a long time coming and much anticipated, not the lest because with April we start our 'season' and what better way to start the season then with Featured Artists!

Our Featured Artists for April are: Paul McSherry, Judy Minor, Elissa Sisco, Judy Ross, George Sapkowski, Philip Schmidt, and Robert Reid.

Watch this blog for teasers about each of them as the month progresses.

If you haven't visited us yet the Art Emporium is nestled at the South end of Main St in Port Stanley, near Little Beach. We are one of the regions largest and most dynamic galleries, carrying work by regional artists and artisans working in many mediums and disciplines. 

With so much to choose from you'll find what you're looking for here!

Hours 11-5 pm, Thurs. to Mon., Closed Tues., Wed.

177 Main St.      Port Stanley      226-658-1888    N5L 1H6


Saturday, March 15, 2014

Memories Art Therapy Workshop for Women

Vanessa Garcia has over 20 years experience teaching art, and running art therapy for children.
Enjoy the exploration of mixed media art, creating textures and techniques to develop creativity with paper, stencils, oil pastels and paint.
Reconnect with your feelings and relive important and beautiful memories, while creating beautiful art.
Sunday April 27th, 11am-2pm.
$95.00 per student
Bring a 16x20 canvas, white gesso, colour photocopies of special photographs, no original photographs please, 4 in total.
Special letters, poems or keepsakes to incorporate into the piece.
Please pre-register by April 6th by calling the Art Emporium 226-658-1888 Friday-Monday 11am-4pm.

Art Emporium
177 Main St
Port Stanley On

Beat The Winter Blues Art Party

The Art Emporium is holding an ART PARTY!  Saturday May 3rd, 11am-8pm.
Bring your art supplies, a lunch and get ready for some fun.
We provide water, coffee, tea, a snack, and a pizza and salad supper.
We have tables and chairs but recommend you bring your own easel.
All skill levels are welcome. $20.00
Register at the Art Emporium by calling 226-658-1888 thursday to Monday 11-5pm
Work created at the Art Party will be displayed in the gallery during an open house event Sunday May 4th, 1-4pm
Get Creative & Have Some Fun!

Art Emporium
177 Main St
Port Stanley On.

Hand-Building Clay Workshop with Ethel Mitrovic

We are very pleased to announce that very popular clay artist and teacher Ethel Mitrovic is going to be teaching a 3 day workshop at the Art Emporium, Wednesdays 1-4pm.
April 16: Build a vessel using pinch, slab and coil Construction.
April 23: Decorate the vessel, carve, slip and glaze.
April 30: Finish the bisque fired piece with glazes.
All materials and tools are supplied, $100.00. Please register by April 4th by calling the Art Emporium 226-685-1888 Friday to Monday, am-4pm.
Participants are cautioned to wear old cloths and short fingernails are recommended.
177 Main St Port Stanley.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Debra Kubu: Colourist

Doesn't this large poppy just ooze sensuality? Debra's work shows her deep understanding and mastery of colour, plus she excels at every media she uses. She paints, uses pastel, collage, and makes them all sing.
Bravo Debra!
 #artemporium, #originalart

Creative Cats, Playful Landscape: Vanessa Garcia

Vanessa has a distinct, vibrant, and playful style. Originally from South America here work is infused with the rhythms and spirit of her homeland.
 come join the visual celebration, in the Boathouse Gallery. 
#artemporium  #originalart 

Impressive Digital Art, George Sapkowski

George recently enlarged his wall space to further show the scope of his work.
We've noticed a definite tendency for traffic to come to a halt right in front of his work,   with even more of his drop dead gorgeous work on the wall, we anticipate the need for a traffic cop...just kidding, or am I?
#artemporium  #originalart

The Many Faces of Randy Bloye

Randy calls himself a man of many faces....and he is the carver of many, many faces, and houses, and 'landscapes'.
He's one of our featured artists this month,  one of the artists who's work is at our Aeolian Hall show, and he has just move to a bigger space within our Boathouse Gallery. No matter where it's displayed
 Randy's whimsical work often elicits oooohs and awwwws.  #artemporium  #originalart

Wilf Chappell: Master of Manipulated Data

 Wilf really is quite amazing, alteration aside.  He see's images, within images, within images. With a tweak here, and emphasis there he manipulates the data, until we can see it too.
Some of his images are fun, others eerie, and always fascinating. His recent successes at the Westland Gallery Miniature show, are proof others find them so.
Wilf has just moved his work to a bigger wall within the Boathouse Gallery, come for a visit and see his incredible work for yourself!

Art Emporium at the Aeolian Hall

We are pleased to announce that our member artists will be exhibiting their work at the Aeolian Hall, 795 Dundas St East in London, On.
Opening reception March 19th, 6:30-8:30
Show continues until May 11, during Hall open hours

June-Anne Reid: Multi talented

June-Anne has an astonishing range, highly realistic to abstract,  2d to 3
see what I mean?

Exciting times at the Art Emporium

The snow is melting-finally!
Spring is on it's way-at last!
And the Art Emporium is poised for a new season-Hooray!

We have a few new artists who will be joining us this year. Welcome to Jim Seaton- photograghy, Anne McLean- artist, Chris Allaway- textile, Elissa Sisco- artist and Noel Wraight-digital! We do have a couple of more new artists coming, as soon as I have their information I'll share with you.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Art Emporium at Paint Ontario

Congratulations to our artists, Elizabeth Kusinski, Judy Ross, Candy McManiman, Debra Kubu, Sandra England, Annette Martin.
We're taking over paint Ontario!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

It's A Beautiful Day In Port Stanley

When I took this picture just now, I had no idea what I was taking, the sun is so bright that I couldn't see my phone screen, and better the sun is warm compared to the air.
Give them a bit longer to finish clearing the roads, then get on down here.  We're open in the Art Emporium, Boathouse Gallery and Gift Boutique until 4:00, and if you need more incentive to come to Port, the Wharf serves breakfast until 1:00, and the Windjammers's famous brunch is served until 3.  
It's a great day to come to the Canada's South Coast!