Spirit of Tom Thomson Art Weekend 2019

The Spirit of Tom Thomson. A Weekend* of Art & Algonquin Adventures 

*Muskoka residents are welcome to purchase tickets for the Art events and lunch only.

Presented by Eclipse Art Gallery & Deerhurst Resort 

Tentative Dates: September 27, 28, 29  2019

Eclipse Art Gallery and Deerhurst Resort welcome guests to follow In the footsteps of legendary artist Tom Thomson, whose mysterious death in Algonquin Park has intrigued both art – and wilderness lovers.

During this adventurous weekend, guests will be invited to re-create a small Tom Thomson painting, enjoy a canoe trip on Tom’s cherished Canoe Lake and visit Tom Thomson’s Memorial Cairn. The weekend will end with a relaxing Group of Seven Mural tour through historic Huntsville, which boasts strong ties to Tom Thomson, all under expert guidance by artist Gerry Lantaigne.  Gerry is Passionate and knowledgeable about Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven and will be entertaining you with stories about Tom and his friends during the weekend events.

We invite you to Enjoy our Fall art show ‘Reflections of Algonquin at Eclipse Gallery as well as a small selection of Gerry’s art work on display during the art weekend event.

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2019 Art Shows

March 21 - June 17 Spring Fever

Our art show is called Reverdie which means Spring Fever. After our long and sometimes very cold winter days we are longing for Renewal; Sun, bright colours, fresh energy. Meet our known and new artists who will reflect just that. Colour, light and motion will be our focus in this show.

June 21 - September 16 Muskokaholic

As the title indicates we are crazy about Muskoka and can’t get enough of her! We showcase all that Muskoka has to offer in nature, at the cottage and on the water.

September 20 - December 2 Algonquin Reflections

Our annual autumn show will once again amaze how many talented Canadian artists we can be proud of.Algonquin Reflections is all about our natural environment; rugged landscapes, wild life, lakes depicted in a wide variety of art forms. Algonquin Reflections is a beautiful collection of Canadian art all to enjoy in one space.

December 6 - March 16 Niveous

Winter brings silence, everything is coming to rest. Not us! We have a fabulous winter art show for you showcasing our view of how beautiful winter really is and how we can enjoy it .

Winter White Dec 8 March 14

We love winter!

The artwork in our winter show will attest to that. Some of the paintings will take your breath away, while some will bring a smile on your face and make you feel happy! Enjoy our show and enjoy winter!

Please contact us if you are interested in any of our art pieces.

From all of us at Eclipse Art Gallery we wish you and your loved ones Happy Holidays!

Bessie, Don and Karin

John Kinsella’s Snow Hill 30”x 40”

John Kinsella’s Snow Hill 30”x 40”

Algonquin Reflections

September 21 - December 6 our Annual Autumn Art Show 'Algonquin Reflections' celebrating 125 years of Algonquin Park.

Beautiful and Rugged Algonquin Park is well known worldwide and we are fortunate to have this park right at our fingertips. Artists such as Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven have immortalized this great Canadian treasure and artists continue to explore the  Park  to create  paintings, photographs and sculptures.  This art show lets you see the Park and its wildlife through the eyes of our artists.

 

Can’t see the trees through the Moose- John Ovcacik

Can’t see the trees through the Moose- John Ovcacik

Art News 2018

Here is a preview of our upcoming Art events:

May 15 - September 18  Our summer art show 'Muskoka on the Rocks'  opens. A Colourful collection of art works reflecting Muskoka's time by the lake & cottage.  Summers are fun in Muskoka with camping and canoe trips enjoying the beautiful surroundings of Muskoka and Algonquin Park .

 September 21 - December 15 - our Annual Autumn Art Show 'Algonquin Reflections' celebrating 125 years of Algonquin Park.

Beautiful and Rugged Algonquin Park is well known worldwide and we are fortunate to have this park right at our fingertips. Artists such as Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven have immortalized this great Canadian treasure and artists continue to explore the  Park  to create  paintings, photographs and sculptures.  This art show lets you see the Park and its wildlife through the eyes of our artists.

ART WEEKEND GET-AWAY

In the Spirit of Tom Thomson   Art Weekend Get- Away    September 21,22,23

After last year's enormously successful Tom Thomson art weekend, we are organizing two art weekends for 2018, one in the fall and one in January 2019, In collaboration with Deerhurst Resort.

The  Autumn Weekend get-Away  will include two nights stay, a welcome reception, a guided canoe trip to the Tom Thomson Memorial Cairn on Tom's cherished Canoe Lake, paint your own small Tom Thomson replica  and enjoy a guided Group of Seven Mural Tour all under the expert guidance of Huntsville artist and Group Of Seven mural tour creator Gerry Lantaigne.

 Bio: Gerry Lantaigne is a graduate of The Ontario College of Art and Design, where he spent three years studying set design and scenic painting at the college’s off Campus Program in New York City. Gerry has applied his skills in the sign and mural industry in Toronto and Montreal. In 1997 Lantaigne created the Group of Seven Outdoor Gallery located in the Huntsville/Lake of Bays and Algonquin Park areas.The Outdoor Gallery is a world class mural program and has become a huge success with over 80 murals in the collection to date.

 

Eclipse Gallery Rosseau Location Closed

Eclipse gallery in beautiful little Rosseau closes September 30th 2017.

Unfortunately,  our old house  has been sold and we will not be able to return next season!

Thank you all for your patronage, we were thrilled to greet many familiar and new faces this summer!

Please visit us at our location within Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville, open throughout the year. Our staff is available from 9.30 until noon hour and by appointment. Please give us a quick call or text and we will meet you and give you a personal art tour!

 

 

Jack Pine Art Tour

Join us with your glass of wine or other beverage us for a leisurely ( complimentary) tour through Eclipse Art Gallery.

The Jack Pine Art Show is all about celebrating  Tom Thomson. This year we commemorate 100 years  since he was found in Canoe Lake in 1917 under quite mysterious circumstances. Tom Thomson and his friends of the Group of Seven have influenced so many artists and have put Canadian Landscape art on the international art map. The artists participating in the Jack Pine art show will show you how they have been touched by Tom Thomson's art work.

Art Tour Every Saturday at 5 pm until Thanksgiving Weekend. 

Art Tour Thanksgiving Weekend at  3 pm Saturday & Sunday.          

"In the Spirit of Tom Thomson'" Art Weekend Get-Away

In The Spirit of Tom Thomson Art Weekend Get-Away Sept 8-10

In the centenary of Tom Thomson's mysterious death in Algonquin Park, there is no shortage of commemorations honouring this wonderful artist! Deerhurst Resort and Eclipse Art Gallery have teamed up to offer a special Art weekend, "The Spirit of Tom Thomson" taking place on September 8-10 2017.

  • Two Nights Accommodation
  • Welcome Reception
  • Breakfast Daily
  • Tom Thomson Canoe Lake Adventure in Algonquin
  • Snack - to go
  • Tom Thomson Paint & Wine Session
  • Outdoor Group of Seven Gallery Tour

$279/pp for two nights based on double occupancy.

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Meet the Artist on the Porch 11am -1pm

Eleanor Lowden is fascinated by people.  "My paintings would herald the day, and honour those simple moments that we all take for granted. Walking the dog, shopping, eating, holding hands, talking on the phone, texting. I love to watch crowds of people traveling in different directions, each with their own story and body language, lost in their own thoughts, being in close proximity to people and never connecting. Or perhaps connecting, and that I find equally fascinating and inspiring." These figures provide Eleanor with an endless source of inspiration. Her work is impressionistic, vibrant and loose "I paint with many layers of transparent acrylic, layering my colors so that they glow.  I want the viewer to spend time contemplating both the painting process and the story that I am telling"   

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Spring Art Show April 6 - June 26

This exhibit is all about 'New'.  

We are introducing new artists to the gallery  such as Zoe Lefort, Karen Richardson ,Sara Jane Doberstein and Christyn Grampola.

Each bring an unique view of their experiences in life and their surroundings. Fresh colours , very interesting subject matter from catamarans, classic boats, to birds nests,  to a close up encounter with rocks.

Enjoy the new show!

 

Karen Richardson with 'The Shell Game'

Karen Richardson with 'The Shell Game'

2017 Art News

Our WINTERSCAPE  art show was a great success showcasing gorgeous winter scenes by Michael Zarowsky, who we welcomed to the gallery this year. As the snow slowly will disappear, emphasizing slowly…. we are getting ready for our new Spring and summer season.

Please check our art show line –up at the end of April.

 

Spring Cottage Life Show 2017  

We are so excited! Eclipse Gallery is participating in the Spring Cottage Life Show at the International Centre in Toronto!  March 31-April 2  Booth # to be announced.

We will showcase four artists; Jenny Gordon, Ellen Cowie, Siggy Puchta and Brigitte Granton.

Come and visit us!  First 50 visitors will receive a free Eclipse desktop art calendar!

 

 Art Contest Canada 150

Our first ever art contest!

 In light of  Tom Thomson’s 100 year anniversary of his death and Canada’s 150 year celebration we have asked visual artists to submit 3 paintings with subject matter relating to Tom Thomson and / or Canada 150.

The chosen artist will have his or her art work on display for one year on the prominent Front Desk  Wall at Deerhurst Resort.  He or she will also receive loads of promotion and a free stay at the resort.

The BIG REVEAL will take place on Canada Day in the main lobby at Deerhurst Resort!

 

Eclipse Rosseau

Eclipse gallery in Rosseau will open its doors again this season:

JUNE 1 - OCTOBER 8 2017

We will have an exciting art selection by  well known and emerging artists definitely worth checking out.

 Come by on Fridays (Market Day)  and meet one of our artists working on a painting on the porch.

New !  A collection of furniture pieces and other wood goods created right here in Muskoka using fallen salvaged CANADIAN wood by Dan & Candice,  a very cool young couple.

Check it out on Artist page ‘LIVE EDGE FOREST’.

Muskoka Handmade Quilts & Toss Cushions by the FISHEYESISTERS.

Gorgeous one of kind cottage style cushions and soft and cuddly unique quilts to be treasured for a lifetime.

We welcome  visual artists Sarah Jane Doberstein, Robert McAffee, Karen Richardson and  emerging artist Christyn Grampola to the gallery! 

 

Celebrating Tom Thomson | Art Contest

Celebrating Tom Thomson  In light of Tom Thomson’s 100 year anniversary of his death and Canada’s 150th birthday, Deerhurst Resort & Eclipse Art Gallery are commemorating these two major milestones b

Inviting artists from Muskoka and Beyond to submit paintings paying tribute to Tom Thomson.

The winning artist will be chosen by Deerhurst Resort and Eclipse Art Gallery.

The unveiling takes place on July 1 2017 as part of the Canada Day celebrations. 

Submission Details

Criteria:

  • To commemorate artist Tom Thomson through your Artistic view
  • Submission Deadline May 25th 2017
  • Minimum submission of 3 paintings 
  • Sizes: 30” x 40” to 36” x 48” each 
  • Deadline for delivery of the chosen art work: June 19th 
  • Submit images of art work to by email, minimum of 300 dpi no later than May 125th
  • Email to:  info@eclipseartgallery.ca

The winner will be announced on June 9th 2017

For more information call or email:

Karin Kriekaard : info@eclipseartgallery.ca : 705 783 2579