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Lunch & Learn Winter Series


Lunch & Learn Winter Series

$40 members, $60 non-member

12 pm to 1 pm  

Speaker Q and A 12:15- 12:45

Bring your own lunch to Quest Art, socialize, hear a guest speaker and ask questions.

Mar 10, 12 - 1pm: Framing for home vs framing for an exhibition. I have to frame 10 pieces. Help!

Marg Hamelin will offer tips and tricks to bring out the best in your artwork, even on a budget. She’ll discuss the pros and cons of custom framing vs mass-produced ready-made frames. She’ll answer any questions you might have about getting ready for an exhibition.

“Friends Who Frame” is just literally just that- two friends who love art framing. They are a small Midland owned business. Co-owners, Marg Hamelin and Lindsay Lalonde specialize in custom framing. While this is a relatively new business having opened in 2020, they have a combined 25+ years of experience in custom framing.

Margaret is a local entrepreneur and former owner of Artistic Dimensions.  Lindsay is a French and Art teacher and has worked in framing in Midland and Montreal

April 21, 12- 1pm: Canadian director and producer, Jonathon Hackett shares stories about his 50-year career in the entertainment business.

This is an opportunity to learn about being creative and successful in the Arts!

Jonathon Hackett got his first job on a movie, in Montreal, as a driver. Within 3 months he was hooked. This was the start to his very successful, 50-year, TV and movie career. In the mid 80’s his career soared to include producing ‘Honey I Shrunk the Kids’, ‘Top Cops’ and ‘Kung Fu’ ...just to name a few!   

With the arrival of Netflix, Jonathon’s career expanded to include producing the TV series ‘Suits’, ‘Frankie Drake Mysteries’, ‘The Listener’, ‘Frenemies’ and ‘Relic Hunter’.  

Presently Jonathon is working on a TV show called ‘Skymed’.  

May 13, 12 to 1pm: I have to write/talk about myself. UGH! Where do I start?  

This will be an interactive lunch with a handout to help you write about yourself and your work, whether it’s for your website, an exhibition grant, instagram or an artist statement.   

Sharon MacKinnon has received 2 OAC exhibition grants, been juried into Ontario and Canadian Society of Artists, created her own website and written many artist statements. She has her Master of Education from U of T and has taught for over 30 years. 

June 16, 12 to 1pm: What Do Juror’s look for when selecting work for a Juried Exhibition?  

Have you submitted work for a juried exhibition and when you see the final selection wonder, “Why did those pieces get in and not mine?”   

Virginia Eichhorn will share what jurors look for when selecting works for a juried exhibition, and what to focus on when creating a submission. 

Virginia Eichhorn is a graduate of the Art History programme at Queen’s University and has been working within the visual arts world in public, private and commercial galleries for over 30 years. She has sat on numerous juries for the Canada Council for the Arts and Ontario Arts Council, as well as regional, provincial, national and international arts organization juries. 

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