Tuesday, April 8, 2014

DVSA - 44th Annual Auction, April 12th, 7pm

44th Annual Art Auction

Dundas Valley School of Art

Saturday, April 12, 2014 -  7 pm

Presenting over 1200 original works of art from established and new artists. 
 Oils, Pastels, Watercolours, Sculpture, Pottery, Jewellery.

Free Previews:
Thursday April 10 & Friday April 11, 9am – 9pm
Saturday, April 12, 9 am – 4 pm

Silent Auction bids accepted during these hours
Auction Admission - $25 in advance
$30 at the door

21 Ogilvie Street, Dundas, Ontario


** I'm in with a photo-collage this year:  'Silk & Satin' - - Find it! :)  **
Update: The Hamilton Spectator story


Friday, April 4, 2014

Regression: In Four Parts - (Mixed Media)

Regression: Part 1 - Time & Tide - Mixed Media

Regression: Part 2 - Whirlwind

Regression: Part 3 - Spiderboy

Regression: Part 4 - Circle of Pooh 

Fun one. Mixed media and YES, those are dollar store stickers & stick-on rhinestones
 mounted on painted canvas ... framed ... 
Sometimes you've just gotta PLAY & stop taking yourself so SERIOUSLY.  seriously. 

Alternate naming for this grouping could be 'Cabin Fever'
... it's been an exceptionally LONG winter. 

I haven't decide to sell the originals of these at present. 
But might make high-quality prints available when they come back from the framer.

Interested? Let me know. 
(Would be GREAT for a kids room ... or an 'innovative office' enviro ... )

Monday, March 24, 2014

Fine Art Society of Milton presents - 'From Heart to Hand'

The Holcim Gallery at the Milton Centre for the Arts 
will host this annual members show from the Fine Art Society of Milton,
'From Heart to Hand'
Opening Night Reception: 
Thursday, April 3rd, 6:30 to 8:30pm. 

Expect a diverse mixture of new art works crafted over this exceptionally long winter!

Admission and parking is FREE at the Milton Centre for the Arts.  

 Holcim Gallery in the Milton Centre for the Arts


1010 Main St E, Milton, Ontario, Canada - 
(30 minutes from Toronto or Hamilton, off Hwy 401)
For additional info, phone:  1-905-875-5399
See you there!

Update: Great night. Lovely food, music, turn-out and ambiance. 
Plus, The Milton Champion did a story on the show. 

Friday, March 14, 2014

Puttin' on the Ritz @ Grimsby Public Art Gallery

Puttin' on the Ritz
Fundraising Auction ** & Gala Event
Saturday March 29 @ 7pm

puttin on the ritz fan

Hey There Daddy-O!

Get yourself all dolled up and put a wiggle on for an evening of art, music and a swanky good time! Tickets $35 available now at the Gallery! * Silent & Live auctions * Live musical entertainment  *Hors d’oeuvres & Cash Bar *Door prizes & much more!

Puttin’ on the Ritz is the Grimsby Public Art Gallery's biggest fundraising event of the year; proceeds from the auction will support our educational programs and care of the art in the Permanent Collection. As always, there will be an exciting array of items up for  auction - art, collectables, gift certificates, floral arrangements and more! Regional artists will be lending their talents to the cause, as will the many generous individuals and businesses in our community.

Auction Preview Friday March 28 @ 7pm
Grimsby Public Art Gallery
18 Carnegie Lane, Grimsby, ON
905-945-3246 v gpag@grimsby.ca

**I have two items in this FUN fundraising event - Rob Ford's iCloud (hee!) and POW-WOW: A Winter Sunrise - complete with lotsa 'hot air' - and glistenin' embedded rhinestones ;) - See you there!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Cabin Fever: Photo Mashups

 Note: None of these photo collages are 'for sale'.

It's very cold out there - with a blistering BRIGHT light. 
It's Cold. And Very. Bright.

Monday, February 17, 2014

New Painting - The Orchid Series

Having some fun with these at the moment ... coming along nicely. 
Should be done by the end of the week.
The Orchid Series, a set of three acrylic paintings, by m.l.holton

Painting on three 1/4" G2S mahogany plywood panels. Each panel is 2 feet square. Acrylic with gold ink accents. Contact the artist directly, if interested in purchase. Asking $6000 for the set of three, unframed. Looking good. :)

Thursday, January 23, 2014

THE BOXER - 'Black History Month' in Burlington, Ontario, Canada

If you find yourself in Burlington, Ontario, Canada during the month of February, be sure to swing into the Burlington Art Centre on Lakeshore Blvd to catch another aspect of the festivities for 'Black History Month'.  Hanging in the Community Hall will be a repro of an oil painting I did several years ago. It will be up for a month. 

The Boxer (of Panama City) - oil on board, by m.l.holton

Alternatively, if you find yourself at the 35th Annual Art Auction at the same venue on February 7th, take a wonder through the Centre and find this work. It may not be IN the auction, but it IS 'for sale'.  Asking $250 for the one-off photo print, signed and dated by moi. The original, in oil, 28" square, is $6500 (Canadian) framed in 2" black wood. If interested in either purchase, contact me directly.

As for the genesis of this painting, it's a good story. A very blonde Dutch friend and I were traveling around Central America when we landed in Panama City. We decided to walk around the waterfront and, quite literally, fell into a local 'boxing club'. Loud, smelly, very male, oozing testosterone and 100% black, we had a rather curious 'aha' moment about 'skin colour' and, tangentially, racism ...

In a perfect world, skin colour shouldn't 'matter' at all.
But it does. Black, White, Red, Yellow or a mix: we are who we are.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

B Town Sound Presents .... Water, Water, Everywhere!

A group show / art sale of diverse mediums for ONE NIGHT ONLY
And yes, I'm 'in' with an oil called 'Northern Lights' ... 
Come see!
Thursday, February 6th, 2014
7-10pm. CASH BAR.
It's gonna be a happenin' event of local artists, great music and lotsa fun. :)

B Town Sound, an award-winning rockin' recording studio,
 is handily located just off the QEW, off Walker's Line. 
Easy to get to if coming from Hamilton or Toronto ... 

Address: 919 Fraser Drive, Burlington
Phone:(905) 616-7500 - Mark your calenders! :)