The Open Collection

December 6th to February 1st, 2015 Oils • Acrylics • Watercolours • Mixed Media • Graphics • Prints • Photography • Wood • Stone • Steel • Bronze   Featuring new work by: Robert Blenderman Bernard Clark Robbie D Krzysztof Doniewski Patti Emmerson Phillida...

Last week of ShagRug exhibit

10 ARTISTS ~ ShagRug Collective closes Sunday November 30th at 5 pm The shag rug collective came together spontaneously through the generosity of Erica Olsen and Simon Andrew who invited some interested artists to participate in biweekly gatherings in Erica’s...

10 Artists ~ ShagRug Collective

Deborah Brown • Margaret Hughes • Robin Moon • Erika Olson • Lyn Rapin • Rose Stewart • Sharon Thompson • Lina Van Helvert • Jo Wren • Ron Wilkinson October 25th to November 30th, 2014 The shag rug collective came together spontaneously through the generosity of Erica...
I wanted to rid myself of the feeling which I had experienced that art has nothing to do with reality and is not sturdy enough to help us live up to it. Irwin Piscator

There are 2 aspects to our business:  the Idea Manufactory and the Open Gallery.Open Gallery – We are an established (8 years) commercial fine art gallery representing artists from across Canada. Approximately half of our artists are from the local region with the other half hailing from Change Islands, Newfoundland to Galiano Island, British Columbia. Mediums of artwork include: Oils, Acrylics, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Photography and Graphics.  Expect to find unusual and innovative techniques and materials.
Our gallery is warm and inviting with a fabulous view of historic market square and the lake where you can watch the passage of the Wolfe Island ferry boat from our windows. Come and enjoy Beautiful Art in a Delightful Circumstance.

Idea Manufactory – We are a broad based creative design studio servicing artists and arts organizations as well as the broader community.  Our services include: Graphic design (print and digital – posters, flyers, invitations, catalogues and books), Spatial design (exhibit and set design), Creative Direction and Micro-publishing (books, promotional catalogues, broadsides). We take an innovative approach to our design work and execute all projects with excellence.

Our Space – We produce concerts and special events through out the year.  Check our web site for upcoming events. We also rent our gallery space for book launches, cd release parties, intimate concerts and private events.  Call or email us for details.

We are creators who believe firmly in the power of collaboration.  Our studio is alive with the collective efforts of individual artists from many disciplines. Come on up and enjoy all that we offer today.