Tuesday, June 2, 2020
In accordance with the provincial standard, the gallery is now open to all those practicing social distancing! We will be allowing groups of no more than 4 to come into the gallery wearing both masks and gloves. If you do not have masks or gloves, they will be available inside. Please take the necessary precautions to ensure we all stay safe - staff and customers alike.

Though we see the beginnings of things opening up again, we are still aware that this journey may be a long one and are making preparations for that fact now. Summer camp reservations are open, though no payment is necessary at this time. If the camp were to run, there would be new and intense hygiene restrictions. Our annual Newcastle Art Show may not be able to happen at the Newcastle Arena like it has for years. In the event that we cannot congregate by July, we are looking into a virtual Artist and Artisan show! Stay tuned for more info on what this event would look like. Canada day festivities may also look very different this year. Check our Facebook page for news about how we plan to celebrate while practicing social distancing.

The results of the photography and short story contest are in! 
Photography contest:
In 1st place, winning the $100 prize, is Terry Self of Colborne with their photo “Crocus Blooms”
In 2nd, winning the $50 prize, is Shernette MucCuth Henry of Orono with their photo “Rebirth”
Honourable Mention goes to Sanja Wirch of Bowmanville with their photo “Connection”

Short story contest:
In the Junior category, congratulations to Emily who wrote “Journey to the North Pole” and Elliot, who submitted “The Invisible Ringmaster”. Emily & Elliot will be receiving Family Day Passes to Jungle Cat World!

In the Adult Category
1st place, winning the $200 prize, is Jennifer Lovitt who submitted “The Loser”
2nd place, winning $50, Andrea O’Farrell  for “A Match at A Time Hortons Drive Thru”
3rd place, winning $25, Rick Lovitt who submitted “The Old Man” and Leah Murray who submitted “Flop House Follies: Merman”.
Thank you to everyone who participated and our wonderful judges in both categories. We can't wait to see what will be submitted next year!

While all of our in person-classes have been suspended until further notice, we are doing what we can to continue to promote local artists. Check our website in the near future for a full list of all our wonderful teachers and their information. While on the website, make a donation to help us stay afloat during these difficult times so we can get back to providing you with amazing services. All donations above $20.00 will also receive a CRA tax receipt. If you are unable to donate at this time, we do hope you could share our posts and spread the word. Stay safe, stay happy!

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