Friday, 26 February 2021

Currently Exhibiting- The Textile Show

 The Textile show will be exhibited from February 25th- March 14th

Come on by and peek through the Window or visit us on our website for more details on art pieces


Sheila Thompson

Carolina Reis

Gitte Hansen

Saturday, 13 February 2021

Currently Exhibiting- The Heart Show

The Heart Show

For  more details on art pieces, please visit our website

Please enjoy this sneak peek

Works by:

Carolina Reis

Based on a 2019 report by sociologist Taylor Whitten Brown for The Art Market using internal data from Artsy, median prices for female versus male works of art created after 1999 shows female works are worth 31% less than male works in North America*. The study gathered data from across the globe. In Africa and the Middle East, the gap is 10%, in Oceania, it is 16%, Asia and Latin America have a 22% gap, while in Europe, the gap is 26%. This shows that the gap in North America is the highest among all and that women's work is systematically undervalued.

The consistency of this wage gap appears in another study** that shows the difference in earnings between working men and women in Canada. If you add up the earnings of all working women, that sum is about 31% less than the combined earnings of all working men. For women of colour, the gap is 37.5%, while it’s estimated that Indigenous women earn a whopping 54% less than men.


*Brown, Taylor Whitter. "Why Is Work by Female Artists Still Valued Less Than Work by Male Artists?" March 8, 2019. (accessed March, 28, 2019)

**McIntyre, Catherine. "These are the key numbers that explain the wage gap for women." Macleans.ca Feb 8, 2018. (accessed April 29, 2019).

Dahlia Sawwan

Gitte Hansen

Szonja Vucsetics

Karin R. Jeffrey

Teri Donovan

Jyne Greenley

Dana Green

Rita Hisar

Annette Hansen

Thursday, 12 November 2020

Interview with artist and GAS member Carman McCabe

Joanne Filletti here, director & member of GAS. The following is the first of many artist interviews I hope to conduct in the coming months. The objective is to provide added insight into the artist and the artwork exhibited @ GAS. You will find a link to the artwork on display at the end of the article. 

I spoke with member artist Carman McCabe who recently had her solo show, ARCTIC, 

here at GAS. The The following excerpt is from that  conversation.

Why the Arctic and when did the trip take place?

The trip took place in August 1990. I was 56 years of age. I had gone back to school to study 

art @ OCA. At the time I belonged to an artist association. They received 

permission from the government to go to the arctic for 10 days. So I went along.

The Arctic Pond Inlet was closed to public at that time.

Now cruise ships are allowed to venture into Baffin Bay docking at various inlets, exposing 

the Inuit culture to the public. This of course has caused changes to the landscape and the 

Inuit culture.

Where did you stay?

We stayed in customized trailers provided by the government for people permitted to visit the 


What did the group do when you got there?

Some of the group remained and painted indoors from a model.   

I ventured out onto the tundra painting different aspects of the Inuit community. That is where I 

met some of the Inuit people.

How did you communicate with the locals?

Some of the hotel workers and young people spoke English and government workers all 

spoke English. They were always available to mediate if there was a language barrier with 

some of the Inuit. 

What medium and size did you work with on site?

Watercolour. The size of my pad was  approx. 18” x 24”, which I placed on my lap. 

How did you manage with watercolours, the water not freezing?

The problem in that atmosphere is that the watercolours evaporate instantly so I had to be 

very quick with the application of the paint and the composition. I painted what I saw.

Most of the paintings in the show were painted in 2019/20. 

What happened to the originals?

I have the book of the original sketches, the inspiration for these paintings.

Finally, do you have a unique memory to share with our audience/readers?

With watercolour painting I used pure water that had melted from an iceberg. The Inuit make 

their tea from the melted iceberg, a long held belief thought to provide lasting strength.

Carman McCabe artwork

Sunday, 15 March 2020

Thank you to those were able to stop by for The Watercolour show reception in these stressful times. The show will be on until April 5th, come on down and take a peek before it ends.

Sunday, 23 February 2020

The Textile Reception

Thank you to all who came and joined us for the reception of this great show.
The Textile show will be on until March 8th. Come on down and take a peek before this show ends.