Tuesday, December 30, 2014


We're ringing in the New Year with Woman on a Bar Stool by Stratford artist, Glenn Elliott.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Art for Christmas

 January by Bill Schwarz 40"x40" Oil on Board
 Winter Stream by Bill Schwarz 6"x6" Oil on Board
 Quiet Morning by David Sharpe 18"x24" Oil
 The Slope in Winter by David Sharpe 6"x8" Oil
 Winter Rails by Sue Goossens 10"x16" Watercolour
Winter Creek by Sue Goossens 6"x10" Watercolour

Celebrate winter and the Holiday Season by giving the gift of art this year. 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

David Sharpe in His Studio

A peak into the studio of David Sharpe as he prepares for his opening this weekend. David will be in attendance Saturday night from 7:00 - 9:00 and Sunday afternoon from 12:00 - 3:00. Please join us!

Monday, November 10, 2014

David Sharpe Opening

We are pleased to be having another David Sharpe exhibit, opening on Saturday November 22nd from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. David will also be present on Sunday November the 23rd from 12:00 to 3:00 pm. The exhibit continues until December the 7th.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Bill Schwarz Miniatures

Bill Schwarz has been enjoying working in a 6"x6" format for the last several months and we now have ten great pictures that capture his love of colour and landscape, always with a building or two to show a human presence.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Alan Dhingra

Alan Dhingra, from St. Marys, Ontario,  has been doing his mixed media moose pictures for several years but we really like his newest ones that incorporate his 'map moose' in a beautiful gold and blue swirling background. Dore is just one of several new images that are now available for purchase.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Matthew Tarini

We are very pleased to have work by London artist, Matthew Tarini. Matthew works in a realist style, working mostly in oil. Foggy Road, above, is in oil on linen and is 8"x 10". Beaver Valley is 6"x 8", oil on linen and Eucalyptus is 11"x 14", also oil on linen.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Elaine Wigle

 Black & White Amonite with Pearl Pendant - Black Onyx Beads
 Cal Silica Apatite with Black Onyx Pendant  - Black Onyx Beads
Fused Pearl Pendant - Black Onyx Beads

Beautiful Elaine Wigle Necklaces

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

A & J Glass and Ceramics

AJ Glass & Ceramics are created by Amelie Lucier and Julian Mongeau. This talented pair live and work in Montreal where they make beautiful but very functional works of art. Everyones kitchen deserves a splash of colour like this.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Thomas Aitken & Kate Hyde

More Thomas Aitken and Kate Hyde, too beautiful not to be shown. 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Bill Schwarz

 16 x 20 Casein on Panel
 12 x 12 Casein on Panel
12 x 12 Casein on Panel

A sneak peak at three of the eighteen new paintings we will be showing at the opening of the Bill Schwarz exhibition, "The way I See It". The show opens Saturday July 26 at 9:30 am with the artist in attendance from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Bill Schwarz Opening

Meet and Greet
Bill Schwarz
Saturday July 26, 2014
2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

"The Way I see It"
Continuing to August 9, 2014

"John's Vill" 16x20 Casein on Panel

Opens Saturday July 26
9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Meet artist 2:00 pm - 7:00pm

Monday, June 30, 2014

Happy Canada Day

 We are open 11:00 - 3:00 on Canada Day, Tuesday July 1st.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Andrea Vuletin, Thomas Aitken & Kate Hyde

We have some wonderful new pieces by Andrea Vuletin and Thomas Aitken and Kate Hyde. Andrea's Lady Slipper plate and small vases are beautiful as display or functional pieces.  Thomas and Kate's vases always add whimsy to any shelf and look wonderful with flowers in them. New spring offerings from three great potters.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

David Sharpe

Sun After Rain, a beautiful oil painting by David Sharpe, is just one of several new works that David has done, inspired by spring in Perth County. This 12 x 12 Plein Air landscape was done just outside of Stratford city limits.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Leslie Watts Opening

A sneak peak at one of the paintings in the Leslie Watts Flora and Fauna exhibit opening on Saturday evening. This year Leslie has posted all of the new work on her website for pre-opening viewing. Nothing is available for purchase before 7:00 pm on Saturday so if you are interested in a particular work be sure to come early or contact us after 7:00 at 519 271-7231.

Opening Hours: Saturday 7:00pm  - 9:00pm and Sunday 1:00 - 4:00. Artist will be in attendance both days.
Leslies website: http://www.lesliewatts.blogspot.ca

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Congratulations Leslie Watts!

Congratulations to Stratford artist, Leslie Watts, on having the painting of her son, titled Stefan, 23, selected for exhibition in the BP Portrait Award exhibit, 2014. The juried competition received 2,377 entries from 71 countries, with 55 portraits being selected for the final exhibition. Leslie's portrait has been done in Egg Tempera on Clayboard and is 20"x16". The BP exhibition will be on at The National Portrait Gallery in London, England from June 26 - September 21, 2014 and will then tour to the Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens for October and November when it will move to The Scottish National Portrait Gallery until April 2015.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Corrine Kaufman

Beautiful new handwoven scarves by Corrine Kaufman, from Mildmay, Ontario,  have arrived for spring. Corrine hand dyes and weaves her silk scarves to create wearable works of art that can be enjoyed all year round.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

David Sharpe

Congratulations to Stratford artist, David Sharpe, on having his painting, Ridge Light, receive overall show second prize as well as the Calendar Award at the 2014 Paint Ontario Show. This year's show had 400 entries and 150 paintings were juried in. The Paint Ontario exhibit is currently running at The Grand Bend Heritage Museum in Grand Bend, Ontario and is on until March 30th. More of David's oil paintings can be seen at Village Studios, throughout the year.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Jed's Boards

We have great new boards by local crafts person, Jed Kipfer of Jed's Boards. Jed is working with local and some imported wood to make end grain boards that are both durable chopping boards and beautiful boards to have on display in any kitchen. The top board has Elm, Walnut, Cherry and Ash in it and the bottom board is Hickory. We have a number of shapes and sizes in stock in a variety of woods.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Bonnie Steinman & Helen Edmonds LINE ON PAPER

 Winchelsea Study
Limestone and Walnut

Two of the new works, done in graphite with colour, by Bonnie Steinman, that will be in the exhibit  LINE ON PAPER, opening on Saturday night.


Helen Edmonds, pen and ink flowers that are part of the LINE ON PAPER exhibit opening on Saturday night.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Opening Bonnie Steinman and Helen Edmonds

We will be opening a drawing exhibit of work by Stratford artists, Bonnie Steinman and Helen Edmonds, on the weekend of March 1st and 2nd. The artists will be in attendance Saturday evening 7:00 - 9:00 and Sunday afternoon 1:00 - 3:00*. Show runs evening of March 1st to March 22nd.

Please note normal winter hours are *Wednesday - Saturday 9:30 - 5:30, Closed Sunday, Monday and Tuesday

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Elaine Wigle

Elaine Wigle's beautiful Sterling Silver and Fresh Water Pearl necklace would make the perfect gift for Valentine's Day.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Bill Schwarz

We are very excited to welcome a new artist to Village Studios, Bill Schwarz. Bill is from Cambridge, Ontario but his wonderful urban landscapes are inspired by his travels around the world. He transforms the architecture he sees into bold planes of colour and simple shapes, allowing the viewer to immediately relate to the scene before him.
Paintings from top to bottom : Holt, 12 x12; Granit, 12 x12; Purcel, 16 x 16 and Cameron, 36 x 36