The following Artists are exhibiting their work or offering workshops in the Carleton Place Collective Art Gallery. Our Gallery is open every Friday 1-7pm or by private viewing.
Rose Moses is an Ojibwe First Nations artist from Northern Ontario who now lives near Perth, Ontario also known as Algonquin territory. Ms. Moses is a self-taught doll maker, beader, quilter, painter and collage and abstract artist. All of Rose’s works of art have a unique and distinct style that is colourful and whimsical. She is passionate about sustainability in her art and this reflects how she will purposely seeks out abandoned and unwanted materials in her art to give them another life.
Choleena DiTullio is a full-time artist from Perth. After specializing in Painting, Mixed-Media, and Sculpture at Mount Allison University, she merged those interests and spent a decade perfecting an archival new medium, Paper Tile Mosaic. The process uses papers of various types and acrylic gloss to create a lush surface that looks like ceramic tile, yet is comparatively light-weight. You won't believe it's paper!
An alumnus of the University of Guelph’s Fine Arts Program and graduate of the Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD), contemporary artist Bonnie McQuillan refined her craft in Florence, Italy as part of OCAD’s year-long Study Abroad program. Post graduation, Bonnie painted and exhibited in Toronto until moving back to Ottawa in 1998. Bonnie McQuillan’s oeuvre includes paintings, book illustrations and murals. Her work graces collections in Ireland, Taiwan, California, and throughout Canada.
Artist: Deb Shea
Deb Shea is a Lanark Highlands artist whose interest in the world around her is often reflected in her acrylics, water colours or written work. Her work is an emotional response to the landscape presented.
Born into a creative family in Osgoode, my artistic journey began with childhood crafts and a love for creating art. Rediscovering art as an adult in Perth, I dove into acrylics, starting with unconventional canvases like fridge cardboard. I’ve been experimenting with acrylic painting since then, enjoying mixing and matching beautiful colours on stretched canvas.
While in high-school in her home town of Perth, Ont., Terrilee had to choose between Psychology and Fine Arts when deciding on a career path. Ultimately she chose Psychology. She spent the next 30 yrs working in various capacities supporting young people always finding ways to infuse art into her work. Today Terrilee is a Registered Psychotherapist in private practice and Artist working in Carleton Place and living in Ottawa, Ontario. You will see the influences of her urban garden in her work.
I’ve been a professional artist for over 35 years yet my passion is not as much about creating art but creating artists. I discovered that I have the ability to teach art and will forever be that little voice in your head saying ‘pick up the brush’.
Since a small child Ida has called the Ottawa Valley home. She spent a lot of time travelling and uncovering new places, until finally settling in Almonte with her partner, two step-sons, and her daughter. She is a self-taught, self-directed artist who has always found delight in making art and exploring the different personalities of a variety of mediums, recently settling on watercolour as her medium of choice. She has found passion in drawing the inner creator out of others through teaching.
Kayla Spagnoli was born and raised on Unseeded Algonquin Territory also known as Ottawa. She is an ex-funeral director and embalmer and former co-founder of the award-winning grassroots organization 'Feminist Twins'. She spent the last several years working in frontline anti-human trafficking efforts, with a focus in supporting, and learning from the Indigenous community. Kayla is passionate about event planning, ethical storytelling, trauma informed care, and community building.