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Native Plants of Canada A BAC Members Non-Juried Exhibition May 5 to 27, 2018

 Wednesday, December 13, 2017     unknown     BAC Events Exhibitions

We will need members/volunteers by January 20, 2018 to lead activities such as:

  • Art Review – lead committee (see below)
  • Graphic Design - design invite/e-vite and any printing
  • Public Relations & Communications – on-line publicity, send e-vite out to various individuals, organizations, publications, social media, etc.
  • Exhibition Sitters – coordinate/schedule sitters for Doors Open Hamilton and May 27th (to confirm)
  • Shipping Coordinator – coordinate BAC buddies to accept and shipping back art works from out-of-town/province members
  • Installation/De-installation – accept/vet artwork, hang and take down artwork
  • May 27th Celebration Reception – plan & manage food & refreshments, etc.

    Art Review: Non-Juried Selection Committee
    We would like to establish a non-jury selection committee to ensure our exhibition is balanced – consider size of gallery space, variety of subject (e.g. not all trilliums, milkweeds, similar colour).

    Please email with what exhibition activity you would like to help with.  Your support is needed to make the exhibition a SUCCESS!

Toronto Flower Market

 Tuesday, June 20, 2017     unknown     BAC Events

Opportunity to show your work, sell a few cards, teach a few techniques, and promote botanical art and BAC.  

BAC member, Susan Filshie, has secured a space at the Toronto Flower Market to promote botanical art. Louise Hill and Gerri Sadoway have participated by helping to man the booth, sharing some framed art, providing reproductions to sell as cards, and talking with visitors about botanical art. If any other members would like to join in please contact Susan at or 416-691-7068. The Flower Market runs one Saturday per month until October and is located outdoors at the CAMH Centre at Queen St. W at Shaw St. in Toronto. 

Out of town members can send small reproductions, cards and bookmarks. We would like to showcase the breadth of our membership. 

The next dates are July 15, August 19, Sept. 9, and Oct. 7. The show opens to the public from 10:00 to 3:00. Minimal cost sharing. See pictures. It is a lovely way to spend a Saturday and so far, no rain. We have had a great response.


NATURE ART STUDIO Winter / Spring 2017 ~ Course Schedule

 Saturday, January 21, 2017     Webmaster     Education

Adult classes are offered for all levels including:

Nature Drawing 101, Light on Form, Coloured Pencil Techniques, Lilies of the Field, Creative Exchange and Open Studio. Please contact the studio for full descriptions and class schedules.

Gallery Hours: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 4:00 to 6:00 PM, and by appointment.

2837 Dundas Street West, Toronto M6P 1Y6   416-797-5968

October Workshops with Michael Spillane

 Saturday, September 16, 2017     unknown     Education Workshops

Workshop #1 - Brilliant Floral Portraits with Coloured Pencils

Location: Toronto Botanical Garden

Box 777 Lawrence Ave. E.

North York, ON 416-397-1340

Date: October 14 & 15, 2017

Length: 2 days

Hours: 10:00 am to 4:30 pm with 1 hour for lunch

Cost: Members: $70:00 -- non-members $84:00 + HST

Non-members: $125 +HST

To register contact Michael Spillane 905-891-8422 Email: Or: Toronto Botanical Garden: 416-397-1340

DESCRIPTION The workshop will show students how to produce stunning effects in coloured pencil botanical work equal to that of watercolour painting. Easy to use and convenient to store and replace, coloured pencils can be used alone or combined with graphite. Techniques such as burnishing and layering, along with accurate colour matching, tonal rendering and composition will help students master this rewarding medium. A step-by-step floral portrait will be the focus of the two day workshop.

Day one: The first day of the workshop will focus on developing the drawing for the floral portrait and exploring the various techniques used in coloured pencil botanical work. Day two: The second day will continue in the development process working to complete a brilliant floral portrait using coloured pencils.

Workshop #2 - The Art of Botanical Drawing

Location: Elora Centre for the Arts

Date: October 28 & 29, 2017

Hours: 10:00 am to 4:00

For more information contact Michael Spillane 905-891-8422 Email:

Colour Pencil & Watercolour Club Schedule 2017

 Thursday, January 14, 2016     Webmaster     Education

You are invited to attend our Coloured Pencil and Watercolour Club meetings resuming in the fall 2017. We meet on the third Wednesday of the month to work on our own projects, exchange ideas and tips and hear about the newest art products. Hot drinks are provided; bring your own snacks.

Our monthly meetings in fall 2017 will be held: TO BE ANNOUNCED

Time: 10 am to 3 pm 

Cost: $15 per session to cover room rental

Location: 2727 Yonge St, Toronto  (free underground guest parking)
Party room (PH level)

Please RSVP three days before the meeting date as we need to book the appropriate room:

Mary Rose @ or

Luisa @

Botanical Artists of Canada