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Artemisia Events for December

Christmas LogoArtemisia Gallery (7 Spring Street, Westport, ON) kicks off their holiday season with a visit from Santa on Sunday December 4, 2011, noon to 3pm. Gifts for the kids and hot chocolate to warm your heart.

Gifts to fit every budget. Our December hours are Monday and Tuesday noon to 5 pm; Closed Wednesdays; Thursday and Friday New Hours Noon to 7 pm; Saturday 10 – 5; Sunday 11 – 4.

Come and find that perfect gift — unique and like no other — for everyone on your list.

Join us for some fun and creative workshops making ornaments, cards, wrapping special gifts and more. All materials included for the low fee of $35.00. Bring your own gifts to wrap, though! Mention this notice (on Explore Westport), or bring a copy of it for $5.00 off any one workshop. Click Here for printable version.


Monday November 28 noon to 3 pm
Saturday December 10 2 to 5 pm
Monday December 12 noon to 3 pm
Sunday December 18 1 to 4 pm

Bonnie and Georgia wish everyone a loving and bountiful holiday season. Thank you for your patronage at Artemisia Gallery, Gifts and Art Services.

Focus on Fibre Show

Artemisia Art GalleryThere will be an amazing group of fibre artists showing their work until November 27, 2011 at Artemisia in Westport.

On November 12, from 1 – 5pm will be the opening reception. Demos: Free Motion Machine Embroidery by Sylvia Naylor, Handloomed Art Wear by Carolyn Barnett, and Painting with Fabric by Jeff Gill. Refreshments and meet the artists.

Three great workshops on offer: Felt beads and their uses and Rug Hooking with Barb Lukas; Free Motion Machine Embroidery with Sylvia Naylor; and Silk Screening and Painting on Textiles with Margot Miller.. one and two day workshops, $75.00 per day, 10am – 4pm.

Call 613-273-8775 for details and to register. Preregistration required and can be sent to with name and email or phone contact info.

We hope to see you all at this superb show by 14 fantastic fibre artists. Artemisia Art Gallery is located at 7 Spring Street, Westport, Ontario.

Artemisia Open House Sept 15

Artemsia welcomes you to an open house on Sept 15, 2011, from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm. We will have demonstrations and displays of the classes and workshops that we will be teaching from Sept. 20 until Oct. 27. Classes will be held from 10 am – noon Tuesdays and Thursdays, and workshops and fun project classes will be held from 1 to 4 pm Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Artemisia is located at 7 Spring Street, Westport, Ontario.

At this OPEN HOUSE you will have an opportunity to try some of these class and workshop elements, see demonstrations and meet the instructors. We hope you will come as there are lots of fun things to learn here at the gallery.

Below is a schedule of demos, and a list of the workshops to be scheduled later. There will be a Make Your Own Kaleidoscope workshop on Sept. 20 and 27, from 1pm to 4pm both days.

Fees for classes: $20.00 per class or any six classes for $100.00 or any 10 classes for $150.00. All 12 painting and drawing classes $175.00.
Fees for workshops: $35.00 per session plus a materials fee according to the workshop chosen.
All fees subject to HST.

Painting a series of 6 independent classes, Tuesdays from 10 am to noon
Drawing a series of 6 independent classes, Thursdays from 10 am to noon
These classes will be detailed at the Open House, and some hands on will be available.

Paint The Rideau – Plein Air Art

The first annual Plein Air Art event will take place on October 2, 2011. Registration begins at 8:30 at The Cove (2 Bedford St, Westport). All art must be back at the Cove for judging by 3:30. Cash prizes and a wine and cheese social will conclude the event. There will be a children’s category…and here everybody wins!!! Contact Georgia Ferrell – for more details.

A Stellar Afternoon at the Gallery

Readings by Eight Local Poets will knock your socks off at Artemisia in Westport. Join us August 21, 2011 from 2 to 5 pm.

Eric Folsom, Kingston’s first Poet Laureate and we are delighted to have Eric read from his works. He has also read at the Sleepless Goat and Modern Fuel Gallery in Kingston, as well as on the radio for Stuart McLean’s Vinyl Cafe.

T. Anders Carson, Westport’s Renaissance man supreme. Talented poet and advocate for kid’s soccer, we are delighted to have Anders read again.

Audrey Ogilvie Multi talented poet residing in Westport for the last nine years, Audrey has had two volumes published and is hoping to publish again soon.

Tara Kainer a social activist poet from Kingston, reads to us from her recently first published book When I Think of Your Lives.

Jason Heroux also from Kingston, Jason is returning to Artemisia again this year. Jason has published several books of poetry, and has been published internationally.

Elizabeth Greene, has taught English at Queen’s for a number of years, and has been very active in the literary community, especially in the tribute to Bronwen Wallace held in 2008.

Susan Olding, has been widely published in North America, and has received numerous literary awards.

Jeanette Lynes is a writer of both fiction and poetry and we welcome her to Artemisia’s poetry reading this year.

You don’t want to miss this one so come and meet the poets. During the intermission there will be time to meet and chat with the poets. We will serve tea and scones with cream and jam. We do hope you can join us for this delightful and thoughtful afternoon. Weather permiting, we will hold the reading out on the lawn in the tent, and if you can, please bring a chair. Inclement weather and we will meet inside the gallery.

Artemisia is located at 7 Spring Street, Westport, Ontario.

Artemisia Meet the Artist

ArtimisiaArtemisia’s Meet the Artist is coming tomorrow Friday, July 8, 2011 during the day watch, chat with and learn the artistry of Stuart Arnett, Wildlife Conservation Artist. Sunday, July 10, 2011 Watercolour and Acrylic Artist Ann Gruchy will be here to display her amazing and colorful paintings. Ann will also answer any questions you might have about her work.

We hope to see you here.

Artemisia Summer Art Class Schedule

Artemisia WestportArtemisia is now offering a full selection of painting, drawing and craft classes throughout the summer!

Each class is independent of all the others, so if you only have one morning or evening, come on down and learn something new. Both Bonnie and Georgia are artists and have studied art most of their lives. Whether you are looking for a new art or craft skill, come out to Artemisia and have fun with us!

Class Schedule:
Tuesdays & Wednesdays: 10am – 12pm AND 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursdays: 10am to 12pm

Bonnie and Georgia will be teaching you to draw and paint in classes that are limited to 4 participants who will be able to stay until closing time to complete work learned in the class.

Click Here to download the Summer Classes Brochure.

There is also 3 “day workshops” scheduled for the summer. Click here to download the workshops descriptions. Cement Garden Art is scheduled for July 16, 2011. Kaleidoscope is scheduled for July 30, 2011. Papermaking dates will be decided shortly, call for details.

For more information call artemisia @ (613) 273-8775 or email

Summer Solstice Artemisia

Westport Ontario*It’s our anniversary!*

June 21 – Summer Solstice – and the beginning of our fourth year here at Artemisia (7 Spring Street, Westport, ON)! We will be celebrating the whole week with specials in the gallery and art services, including prizes, scratch and win tickets and more.

On June 21, 2011, from 2 to 5 pm, we have a very special guest, “Fred Barrett”, a local astronomer,has been invited to share with you his knowledge, photographs and a very special look through his telescope to view some amazing pictures of our sun. This is a very important part of our world, but one we tend to take
for granted. So come on over to “Artemisia” and see for yourself what is going on up there, 93 million miles away! WOW! Fred will answer your questions and display photos and inform us about the sun — how it affects our weather, what sun spots and flares are and how they are related to the aurora borealis, which once seen will never cease to amaze.

We are all glad it’s officially summer, so come out and celebrate!

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