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Thank you to all who joined us for the 2021 Edition of Drawing for Art. This year saw over 140 pieces of art generously donated to the gallery to help us raise funds towards our 50th Anniversary Fundraising Campaign goal. Every dollar raised will be matched, dollar-for-dollar by a wonderful anonymous donor.

For those who got the artwork they were hoping for, congratulations. We encourage you to share photos of your picking up your work and the hung artwork in your home, so we can continue to share the excitement of DFA 2021 with people on social media.

Everyone has an opportunity to purchase any of the remaining artworks. Simply visit the gallery to view artwork available for purchase at $200 per piece. Please ensure you follow our COVID health and safety policy when arriving. You can read about the current policy here.

Once again, from the entire Station Gallery team, to all those that participated and supported the gallery, thank you. We hope to see you next year.

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Artwork

Seriously by Katie Argyle

Artwork #:

136

Katie Argyle

Seriously

40" x 30"

Woodblock reduction print on Masa paper, Caligo ink

Katie Argyle can be found at Necessity Studios, in Aurora, Ontario, Canada negotiating a small studio space without any natural light, minimal heat, but with a good coffee machine.She works across the mediums of printmaking, painting and ceramics, exploring the unique qualities of each one.

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Seriously by Katie Argyle

Artwork #:

39

Cody Attersley

Into the Mist

20" x 20"

Acrylic on canvas

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Seriously by Katie Argyle

Artwork #:

98

Jenny Baboolal

Sweet Dreams

16 x 12"

Photography

Photo documentarian Jenny Baboolal, focuses on the masked faces of children at Carnival time in Trinidad and Tobago.

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Seriously by Katie Argyle

Artwork #:

13

Jenny Baboolal

Dames Lorraines

16" x 20"

Photography

Photo documentarian Jenny Baboolal, focuses on the masked faces of children at Carnival time in Trinidad and Tobago.

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Seriously by Katie Argyle

Artwork #:

85

Marni Bachuk

Where There is Darkness, There is Light

24" x 12"

Mixed media

I completed an Art and Art History Degree at McMaster in 1985, a post graduate certificate as Practicing Artist in France, and two years later, graduated from the Artist In Community Bachelor of Education program at Queen’s University. For 30 years, l taught Visual Arts for the D.C.D.S.B, and now enjoy creating art full time. No matter the medium, the most prevalent theme in my work is the treatment of light and dark, with emphasis on colour and line to create works of an expressive nature.

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Seriously by Katie Argyle

Artwork #:

11

Leslie Beauchamp

February Glow

24" x 48"

Acrylic on board

As an abstract landscape artist, Leslie uses simple, often quasi geometric shapes, and simple colour systems to reflect the nature that surrounds her. She has been shown at the McMichael Art Gallery, Unionville Art Centre, WSG, Kent Farndale Gallery, SCA Port Perry and Studio Tours.

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Seriously by Katie Argyle

Artwork #:

127

Sarah Beck

We Refuse to be Worn Out

11" x 14"

Pillowcase, threads, recycled frame, oval mats

Since becoming a mom in 2017, Sarah has struggled to get back into the studio. The demands of motherhood consume all hours until after bedtime and those quiet hours alone give way to domestic chores. Pandemic life with a new pandemic baby in the mix stole the last of the solo hours reserved for her practice. The invitation to contribute a work... came the same day Sarah read about the death of Lauren Berlant, a cultural theorist with whom she was unfamiliar. Intrigued by her work, the quote "We refuse to be worn out" immediately connected with her. Sarah created this piece in fits-and-starts once her little ones were asleep, dedicating her domestic labour to Berlant's words as her mantra.

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Seriously by Katie Argyle

Artwork #:

76

Laurie Waller Benson

Lines of the Iris

13" x 16"

Mixed - drypoint etching, collage and ink

Laurie Waller Benson grew up in Pointe Claire, Québec, studying Art at Stewart Hall and Acting and Design at Concordia and Bishop's University, earning a Double Honours and the University Prize in Drama. In Toronto she worked as a professional actor until she moved to Cannington, where she co-founded the Village Gallery. Now an award winning member of almost every gallery and association in South Durham, she also exhibits at the Propeller Gallery in Toronto and is on the creative team of Cannington Haunted Trail, costuming and creating Zombies and gruesome things!

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Seriously by Katie Argyle

Artwork #:

108

Peter Bherer

North Shore

18.5" x 22.5"

Watercolour

Peter began painting in watercolours putting to use art supplies his sister left him following her passing. It was also his way of honouring her memory. Along with swimming, painting has become an important retirement activity. He renders mainly landscapes with structural elements in a realistic style. As he gains experience, he would like to add other media to his work.

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Seriously by Katie Argyle

Artwork #:

99

Nesrin Blair

Reflections

20" x 48"

Acrylic

Nesrin Blair is an Istanbul-born, Whitby-based visual artist. She studied with Flo Bowman at the Cedar Brook Art Centre in the 1970s. She was the owner and the manager of the Neshir Gallery of Fine Arts in Scarborough from 1976 to 1986. She has spent the last few years painting with local artists at Whitby's Station Gallery and is a member of Ajax Creative Arts.


She exhibited with Station Gallery's Members' Exhibition "Secret World" in December 2015 and has been exhibiting with Ajax Creative Arts since 2016. Nesrin was one of the nine local artists who were commissioned by Whitby Mayor Don Mitchell to paint the famous Whitby Lighthouse. Her painting has been on display at the Whitby Town Hall since 2016.

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Seriously by Katie Argyle

Artwork #:

128

Ilija Blanusa

If the sleeve fits ...

13" x 35"

Mixed

Ilija Blanusa has been a practicing artist since 1989. He graduated with a Masters of Fine Arts degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art (Michigan) in 1993. Mr. Blanusa has won numerous awards throughout his career, including a visual arts mid-career grant from the Ontario Arts Council in 2009. His studio practice is based in Oshawa, Ontario.

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Seriously by Katie Argyle

Artwork #:

130

Ian Bodnaryk

Send in the Clowns

40" x 30"

Acrylic on canvas

Canadian-born artist Ian Bodnaryk has been painting with acrylics for almost 20 years. During the beginning of his career, he was influenced primarily by the natural world. His early paintings reflected this and consisted mostly of landscape elements.

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Seriously by Katie Argyle

Artwork #:

126

Patty Bowman Kingsley

Copenhagen Blue

24" x 24"

N/A

Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Patty Bowman Kingsley sees herself as a creative servant who shares irrepressible joy through creative art. She believes art connects to individuals intuitively, starting conversations which last a lifetime.

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Seriously by Katie Argyle

Artwork #:

117

Carmel Brennan

Information Overload

21" x 31.5"

Photography

Born in England of Irish parents, Carmel Brennan's family immigrated to Canada in the late 1950s. Carmel's early education was in Ontario and her post-secondary education was at The George Washington University in Washington D.C., The University of Toronto, and York University. Presently, she is a post-graduate student at The University of the Highlands & Islands in Orkney, Scotland.


As a teacher of Visual Arts, she involves herself in various arts organizations and societies. Carmel has worked as a photographer, painter and printmaker, and teacher since the 1970s. She has been a member of the Ontario Society of Artists since being elected in 2006. Carmel's studio and residence in Sunderland, Ontario is open to visitors annually on the third weekend in September at part of the Uxbridge Studio Tour.

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Seriously by Katie Argyle

Artwork #:

56

Yael Brotman

Ravine III

14" x 18"

Etching, collage, watercolour, stencil on Japanese paper

Yael Brotman is a Toronto-based artist with a practice rooted in printmaking that has expanded into sculpture and installation. In her work she highlights themes of control, chance and instability. Brotman has held residencies across Canada and internationally. Recent exhibition sites include Poland, New York, Spain, Toronto and Hamilton. Ontario.

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Seriously by Katie Argyle

Artwork #:

69

T.J. Brown

The Barometer is Falling…

24" x 36"

Acrylic on canvas

Acrylic painter, charcoal artist, and mediocre runner, T.J. Brown became interested in art as a toddler. Word is still out on whether he has improved since then.

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Seriously by Katie Argyle

Artwork #:

28

Barbara Buntin

Shoreview

20" x 20"

Monotype and collage

Some of Barbara's earliest memories involve making art and the practice remains a constant for her to process life experiences and relationships.


Her studies at the New School of Art in Toronto encouraged a spirit of exploration of materials, technique and a dedication to ongoing practice. Barbara's training at the Art Therapy Institute expanded her understanding of the emotional connections made through visual art.

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Seriously by Katie Argyle

Artwork #:

105

Chas Burke

Royal Sumac

49" x 25"

Alkyd oil on canvas

Chas Burke was raised in Bancroft's rustic landscape and influenced by neighbour David Milne. Early on, Burke studied art on his own and in Classical and Impressionistic courses. Painting in different media, he prefers oil; especially for plein air. His art is made cohesive by his unique colour theory which he teaches to students.

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Seriously by Katie Argyle

Artwork #:

135

John Carnie

Trailblazing

20" x 24"

Acrylic

John Carnie is a Brooklin resident who enjoys creating art in a variety of media including graphite, pastel, charcoal, watercolour, acrylic, and oil. He has been drawing and painting in one form or another for as long as he can remember as a way of expressing his interests in the natural world. Predominantly, the subjects of his work are the people, creatures, and things that make up the great places he visits in Canada and abroad.

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Seriously by Katie Argyle

Artwork #:

140

Nancy R. Chalut

My Flaming Heart 20-20

18" x 18"

Oil on board

Nancy R. Chalut is a native of Hamilton, Ontario and currently resides in Port Perry. She began her studies of the Renaissance Masters and Realism during a drawing apprenticeship with Pauline Bradshaw (2001 - 2007). Oil painting direction soon followed under the guidance of Anne Marie Kornochak (2007 - 2010). Nancy is an elected member of The Ontario Society of Artists 2015.

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