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Art

The DeFacto Gallery is an ever changing facet of Mulberry Coffeehouse. Since the coffeehouse opened we have been supporting our local Hamilton artists as a place to exhibit, and sell their works.  Art exhibits change monthly following the Art crawl schedule of the second friday of every month. To submit your work to be considered for the Gallery, please use the form to the left.

The DeFacto Gallery is an ever changing facet of Mulberry Coffeehouse. Since the coffeehouse opened we have been supporting our local Hamilton artists as a place to exhibit, and sell their works.  Art exhibits change monthly following the Art crawl schedule of the second friday of every month. To submit your work to be considered for the Gallery, please use the form to the left.

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Current & Past Exhibits


Call for Submissions


DeFacto Gallery

April - Dec 2018 Exhibition Season

Mulberry Coffeehouse

193 James Street North

Hamilton, ON L5B 4B8

905.963.1365

art@mulberrycoffeehouse.com

Mulberry Coffeehouse invites artists to submit works for consideration for the 2018 Exhibition Season.

The DeFacto Gallery is an ever changing facet of Mulberry Coffeehouse. Since the coffeehouse opened we have been supporting our local Hamilton artists as a place to exhibit, and sell their works. Art exhibits change monthly following the Art crawl schedule of the second Friday of every month. Artists working in all media are encouraged to submit works for consideration. Traditional and non-traditional media will be considered. Selected Artists will be given a 1 month/ 4 week exhibition slot.

SUBMISSION INFORMATION:

•artist statement (max. 100 words)

•current CV

•3 images of new work, including a word document listing title, medium, size, date, sale value and artist’s name for each submission

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MARCH 15TH

Email submissions to: art@mulberrycoffeehouse.com

Notification of Acceptance:

Artists will be notified by phone or email if their submission has been accepted for an exhibition. Only those accepted will be notified. Accepted artists will receive details pertaining to the exhibition including dates, delivery of artwork, insurance and art crawl details.


February’s Feature Artist: Eric Allen Montgomery


Artist Biography:

Eric Allen Montgomery is a mixed media artist and arts promoter, creating professionally since 1981. Originally from Ontario, he spent 17 years in British Columbia running a successful glass sandblasting studio creating decorative work and custom recognition awards for international clientele, as well as overseeing 2 small galleries.
In July 2008 he moved to Guelph where he spent 3 years exhibiting his assemblages and photo-based work at the Guelph Farmers Market.
In 2013 he was honoured to win Best In Show at Guelph's Art on the Street  and in 2014 was chosen by the Guelph Downtown Business Assoc and Guelph Arts Council as one of the Quebec St Banner Artists.
He is the creator and organizer of the ACE (Art Craft Excellence) show & sale, and from January 2015 to December 2017 was the curator of the rotating ART@ebar art displays at The ebar and Bookshelf Cinema's GREEN ROOM in Guelph. 2017 saw him joining both the annual West Hamilton Artists Tour and the Guelph Studio Tour.

Artist Statement:

"I tell stories, both real and imagined, with STUFF. I utilize a wide variety of found, altered, and created objects and materials, often set against my own digital photographs of found "textures", to celebrate events, interpret themes, or simply to enjoy combining these elements abstractly.
I feel that my diverse technical background (graphic artist, jeweler, glass artist, gallery curator), and my inherent eye for colour, texture, balance, and spatial geometry are well used in this marriage of materials.
Form and Function combine Reality and Myth, linking the technical expertise of a Craftsperson, the aesthetic and philosophical explorations of an Artist, and the wit and whimsy of a Story Teller."

His assemblages and glasswork can be found in albums on his Facebook profile.

Eric Allen Montgomery
Guelph ON
memoryboxer@gmail.com 


January’s Feature Artist: Laurie Skantzos


Artist Statement & Biography:

In this new body of work I employ repetition or standardization, suggesting
stability. Hand cut stencils, which are somewhat crudely made and imperfectly
spaced, thwart this initial control, indicating the human hand involved in the
making. Layering, scraping back and re-application of paint in this manner leads
me through a process driven inquiry where discovery and exploration are the
main objectives.

Laurie Skantzos’ abstract painting is largely inspired by the natural world and
filtered through her inner landscape. She studied fine art at the University of
Waterloo and her work is displayed in galleries throughout Ontario. She actively
participates in shows and art fairs both locally and internationally. Laurie’s award
winning work is included in private and public collections across North America,
Europe and Asia. She works from her home studio in Guelph Ontario.


Holiday Hours


Stay warm with Mulberry this Holiday Season!

Christmas Eve - 8am to 6pm
Christmas Day - Closed
Boxing Day - 9am to 6pm
New Year's Eve - 8am to 5pm
New Year's Day - Closed

Come enjoy the season with us!


December’s Feature Artist: Gordon Leverton


Artist Biography:

Gordon Leverton breaks down the city into component parts. Shadows, buildings
and skylines, all become part of the same plane and transform into pieces of a
puzzle. Using acrylic paint and soft pastel mediums, Leverton explores a theme
common to the urban experience – how community connects us all.

Leverton is currently creating two new series. “Sight Lines” uses acrylics to look at
the city from a bird’s eye view, connecting buildings through circuitry in a graphic
style. “Certain Terms” examines our hot real estate market using wood, plastic and
metal assemblage to form faux house facades.

Gordon lives in Hamilton, Ontario with his wife and two children.

www.gordonleverton.com