Margaret Stawicki
Margaret Stawicki — Visual Artist

Exhibiting artists

FACING IT
Exhibition by Steve Rose

May 27 — June 18, 2024
Tue.. – Sat., 11:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Opening reception: Sat., June 1, 1 - 4 p.m.

    

Steve Rose, a distinguished graduate of OCAD U, with a major in drawing and painting, and holds an MFA from the University of Windsor. He boasts a rich tapestry of experiences as an artist and educator. Steve's extensive exhibition history and his artistic journey has taken him far and wide, showcasing his talent to audiences around the globe.

As an educator, Steve has left an indelible mark on the artistic community. He has imparted his wisdom at esteemed institutions such as the Neilson Park Creative Centre, the Koffler Centre, Haliburton School of Art + Design, and his alma mater, OCAD U. Through his MA-level professional coaching, mentoring, and critique, he has played a pivotal role in nurturing the development of aspiring artists, guiding them along their creative paths with care and expertise.

Steve's artistic prowess is not confined to the classroom; his work adorns both private residences and corporate collections worldwide. His portfolio is a testament to his mastery of the craft, reflecting a diverse range of themes and techniques that captivate viewers and leave a lasting impression.

For those intrigued by his artistry, Steve's website, steverose.ca, serves as a gateway to explore his captivating creations further. And for those seeking to connect directly, his email, swrose@bell.net, Instagram @steverose.ca, offers a personal touch, inviting dialogue and collaboration. In every brushstroke and every lesson imparted, Steve Rose continues to leave an enduring legacy in the world of art

 

LOOKING BACK
John Leonard — 
a Retrospective

April 30 — May 18, 2024
Tue. – Wed. 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Fr. – Sat. 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

                 

    

    

    

    

      

 

The Etobicoke Art Group in partnership with Studio M, are pleased to host a retrospective exhibition of the work of celebrated artist, beloved educator and mentor, John Leonard (RCA). For more than 50 years he has shared his knowledge with countless artists, offering deeper insight into drawing and painting techniques.

John L has been a mainstay in the Canadian art community for decades. His prodigious art, his gift for teaching and his involvement with arts organizations have left a significant mark, throughout Ontario. The breadth of his knowledge and experience with a multiplicity of art forms, combined with his genuine enthusiasm and his ability to communicate, contribute to his stature as one of the most sought-after teachers in the province.” (from M. Burtch, Artist, art historian, Art Gallery of Algoma Curator, retired)

John Leonard has taught at York University, Trent University, OCAD University, Haliburton School of Art + Design, Loyalist College, and the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. John has exhibited extensively both in Canada and internationally and his work is collected internationally – privately, publicly, and corporately

He continues to be a valuable instructor at the Neilson Park Creative Centre, focusing on conceptual rather than technical investigations.

Students, colleagues, and friends from far and wide, are delighted to celebrate a retrospective of the sensational John Leonard on the occasion of his 80th birthday.

 

 

 

 

71st COLOUR AND FORM SOCIETY
OPEN JURIED EXHIBITION 2023

Nov. 3 — 18, 2023
Tue.. – Sat., 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

• Tue. Nov 14th, and Wed, Nov 15th, gallery will be open from 1 pm to 6 pm •

This exhibition represents the artwork of carefully selected
70 artist’s submissions from across Ontario

         

      

      

It will be open to the public in 2 galleries, concurrently:
Studio M Gallery, 951 Lakeshore Rd. E. Mississauga, ON
Gallery hours: Tues. to Sat. 11am - 6pm
Pazan Gallery, 6A Brant Ave. Mississauga, ON
Gallery hours: Tues. to Sat. 11am - 6pm

Opening reception: Sat. Nov. 4, 1 - 4pm at the Pazan Gallery
Award presentation: 1:45pm.

 

 

 

LOOKIN UP | LOOKING DOWN

by Ian Szufnara
 

Jul. 24 - Aug. 6, 2023
Mon. – Sat., 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | Sun., 12:00 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Opening reception: Tue. 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    

Ian Szufnara is a photographer that grew up in the vibrant city of Toronto and is currently based in the stunning landscapes of Vancouver. With an innate passion for capturing the beauty of the world through a lens, his architectural photography showcases the interplay of lines, colour, and form, offering a fresh perspective on the urban landscapes we encounter every day.

 

In “Looking Up”, viewers are invited to gaze skyward, discovering captivating angles, patterns, and hues that often go unnoticed in the hustle and bustle of daily life. In contrast, “Looking Down” reveals another appreciation for the often-overlooked elements at our feet, turning the lens downward, capturing unexpected geometries found in the urban landscape. 

 

“Looking Up / Looking Down” is not just an exhibition of architectural photography; it’s an invitation to pause, to explore, and to see the world through fresh eyes that reveals the hidden beauty and vibrant soul of our urban surroundings.

 

Follow Ian for more architectural photography on Instagram @van_ian.

 

 

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Abstract works by Manu Mrityunjay

Jan. 3 – Mar. 28, 2023

Tues. – Sat., 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Sun. & Mon. – with the appointment

Mrityunjay is a multidisciplinary artist engaged with spaces both within and at the intersections of text, sound and image, continually (dis)locating himself in/with twin planks of crisis and anxiety. His work involves a performance to orchestrate a negotiation between intuition, and allowed accidents. Tracing the shared site of pleasure, beauty, the fear of the unknown and overcoming is the reward at the end. Born in India, Mrityunjay made Toronto his second home in the year 2013. 

In the next two years after moving to Canada, he published two books ("Away ya Damn poems" 2014, "Swaha" 2019), a dozen essays and produced two music albums (Songs from basement 2015, Su.N Sakhiye 2020).

 

   

 

  

 

 

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Watercolours by Ewa Szozda

Dec. 17 - Dec. 21, 2022

Opening reception: Sat., Dec. 17, 6:00 to 8:00 PM

  

Ewa's work is not to imitate but to distill, interpret, and share the beauty she sees in. flowers and animals.
She likes tghe spontanity of waterrcolours and and the way medium lead her  unexpected results.

Ewa works have been exhibited in art galleries in Poland and belong to private collectors in Canada, Poland, England and France.

 

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Nov. 24 - Dec. 15, 2022                            

 
                     Meet the Artists on December 10th, 1:00 - 4:00PM

                     Gallery hours: 12 - 6:30 PM

                      951 Lakeshore Rd. E. Mississauga

 

Three female, contemporary artists; three different approaches, three different mediums, and three different creative minds.

Sue Archibald, Margaret Stawicki and Rosemary VanderBreggen get together to present their works at this inaugural Show of Studio M Gallery.

          

  

• Sue Archibald

Sue studied Fine Art at the University of Guelph, furthering her studies in Edmonton, Toronto, then moving to Port Credit, Ontario.

Sue's work is narrative, and colourful and appeals to people on multiple levels. Regardless of what is painted, her style remains consistent. Images are a little folksy, with a sense of whimsy. Sue applies paint & charcoal energizing images with marks, lines and patterns. Her paintings are created from imagination, based on ideas of visual memory that often tell a personal story.

Sue exhibits her work throughout Southern Ontario where awards of excellence have been won in many exhibitions. Her works can be found in private collections throughout Canada, the US, and the UK.

• Margaret Stawicki

She is a Polish-Canadian artist based in Mississauga. Before devoting herself to her passion – painting, Margaret spent more than 30 years in graphic design and co-founded Our Kids Media with her husband.

Her preferred medium is oil. She admires simplicity and is attracted to the minimal use of colour. Her work can be described as modern, symbolic, narrative, emotional, energetic, and imbalanced, Margaret's work mostly reflects on her experiences, and personal journey; emigration, changing counties, starting a new life, making choices, and always leaving something behind.

Margaret’s paintings have been accepted and awarded in art exhibitions and juried shows. Her works have been on display at Art Galleries in Ontario and Quebec

• Rosemary Vanderbreggen

An instructor at DVSA, Etobicoke Art Group and Haliburton School of the Arts. 

Rosemary works primarily in the mediums of collage and acrylic but is also known to create sculpture and photography. She was the first Resident Reclaim Artist at HSAD and has exhibited widely with works in national and international collections. 

Grounded in art principles and honours the process. Rosemary has a long-term project in and about the landfill, as it applies to the artist and the socioeconomics in society. 
Working currently with college and found things as they apply to the history of print and manufacturing.