This coming Thanksgiving weekend marks my 3rd participation in Expressions of Art and I am looking forward to being at my booth where I can show my latest work and meet clients and friends.
I first heard about the show when Rosy Somerville, Carp artist and teacher, invited me to participate in the Opening Ceremonies for the 2016 Exhibition, not long after Patricia and I moved into Amberwood in Stittsville from our home of 40 years in Manotick.
The thing that impressed me the most about Expressions, besides the spacious Agricultural Hall and large free parking area in the Carp Fair grounds, was the concept that all artists must apply and be juried every year. This means that there is turnover of talent as exciting new artists come along each year.
I am told that this exhibition began around 1991-92 when the West Carleton Art Society was in its infancy. From modest beginnings in the Memorial Hall in Carp and trying several other venues in the area at different times in the year, the organizers settled on the Thanksgiving Weekend at the Carp Agricultural Hall, still retaining the concept of juring the artists each year.
This popular show is open to everyone; there is no admission charge. You will find the 31 booths are spaciously laid out, making it easy to navigate around inside and meet the artists. The Carp Farmer’s Market will be open on Saturday morning as well for one-stop shopping.
Hope to see you there,
Expressions of Art 2019
Vernissage Friday October 11, from 7-9 pm
Saturday, October 12, 8 am to 4 pm
Sunday, October 13, from 10 am to 4 pm
Carp Agricultural Hall, 3790 Carp Road, Carp, ON
The Art of Charles Spratt