Thursday, May 13, 2010

Blog: Sounds Like

So the Fuller Terrace Show & Tell Me Lecture on The American Dream [next Sunday, May 23rd from 7-10PM] is turning into a full on night of stories and music.

Just added to the lineup are live musical acts:
Seeing Other People,
Father Christmas, and
Kira Sheppard.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Press: blogTO Gallery Profile

Thanks to blogTO for putting together a gallery profile after a recent visit.  Here's the beginning:

"Snowball Gallery & Workshop sits unassumingly at 1690 Queen Street West, on the edge of Parkdale and at the foot of Roncesvalles. Even from the outside, the gallery is far from intimidating, which has a lot to do with its director and founder, Alison Snowball. Alison is laid back, friendly and open -- and she's also a former stock trader who worked in the Financial District before opening up Snowball Gallery & Workshop. ..." [read more]

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Blog: May at Snowball Gallery & Workshop


Hi there,

Did anyone else blink and miss April?  With time accelerating all around, a pause seems in order. [insert here].

Well, that'll have to do for now.  With May already doing its best impression of summer, conditions have Toronto at once speeding into a month of full 
contact, yet slowing down enough to avoid breaking a sweat.  What to do with our contradictory selves?  An unanswerable question, but it does bring me to our next show, opening two short days from now:

Photographs by Nadia Cheema & Rob Davidson

May 6 to May 30, 2010

Reception on Thursday, May 6, 7-10PM 
[FB Event]


And in the WORKSHOP:

Fuller Terrace Show and Tell Me Lecture Series:  The American Dream
With series coordinators Ella Tetrault & Bethany Riordan-Butterworth
Sunday May 23, 7-10PM

Photo Silk Screen Printing Workshop
Led by Ari Pottens
Saturday May 29, 12-5PM w/ break for lunch
[$40 materials fee]
Limited to 8 participants, advanced registration required.

Looking ahead to July – the gallery will be putting on ABC: ANYTHING BUT CANVAS, a group painting show on any material other than canvas.  The full call for submissions is posted here as its own entry – please feel free to pass it along.

Thanks to blogTO for recently publishing a gallery profile on Snowball Gallery & Workshop.  

On that note, now feels as good a time as any to say thanks to all of your for your support – one way or another, it means a lot. 

With kind regards,

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Call for Submissions: ABC: Anything But Canvas


is a group painting show on any material other than canvas.   To this end, two or three dimensional works are encouraged and open for consideration.

The word canvas has its early roots in the Greek kannabis
or 'made of hemp', as the material was originally.  Now, it is woven generally of cotton or linen.  Canvas has been long valued for its durability yet flexibility, strong enough for a circus tent yet soft enough for a sail.  It came into use as a painting surface in Europe during the 16th and 17th centuries, marking a shift away from the then common medium of wood panels.  In the process, paintings became portable and separate from their surroundings, objets in and of themselves.

acknowledges the important role of canvas in the development of painting, but questions what its legacy is now and will be.  Is it a unique, material offering or a transcendant, metaphysical one? Or perhaps something else entirely.

We are looking for existing paintings and/or installations that respond to these ideas.

Exhibition details:
July 8 through 25, 2010
Opening reception: Thursday, July 8, 7-11 PM
Installation: July 5 through 7

Submission Requirements:
+  Contact info: name, email address and phone number
+  CV and/or bio
+  Project description incl. dimensions, medium, any installation/technical requirements
+  A photo of the work[s] you are proposing for the show [max. 2 MB]

Please send your digital submissions to:
All submissions are due by May 30, 2010.
All applicants will be contacted by email regarding their submission by June 6, 2010.   

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Blog: CALM-MOTION Photographs by Steve Joseph


Friday, April 02, 2010

Blog: Gallery Goings On

This weekend is the LAST CHANCE to catch a glimpse of PERSPECTIVE installed, the show closes this Sunday, April 4th at 6PM.  Preview becomes postview, as Ed Lin & Kira Varvanina's A Piece of the Pi will remain in the window for the next week, while the gallery will be closed until our next show opens.

A group of OCAD printmaking students present BURNT OFFERINGS A thesis group show of printed matter in the gallery from April 15th to 23rd - with an opening reception from 6-10PM on Thursday the 15th.  With Hannah Hilary Enkel, Jesjit Gill, Morgan Criger, and Alicia Nauta.

At the end of the month, from April 29th to May 2nd, Steve Joseph presents photographic works in CALM - MOTION.  The show opens with a reception Friday the 30th from 6-11PM.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Blog: A Sign of Things to Come

The gallery's new sandwich chalkboard makes its debut - thank you Will and Katie for putting it together.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Blog: Perspective Opening

Thank you to all who came out to last night's opening.  Here are some initial takes on the works of PERSPECTIVE installed.


Monday, March 15, 2010

Blog: Perspective Preview

PERSPECTIVE Preview Now Installed - Full Show Opening This Thursday March 18, 6-10PM.

A Piece of the Pi
Edward Lin & Kira Varvanina

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Postcard: Perspective