Exhibits, News and Events



Last fall I was approached by a local artist, Bonnie Bews, with an idea of promoting more Muskoka artists to the public. A small group of us gathered to discuss a way to make this happen and ARTrail Muskoka PURPLE BANNER was born. We’ve drawn together 67 regional artists to create a year-round, self-guided art tour for the public with the publication of a full-colour brochure listing the participating art studios and artist run galleries. The brochure is arranged by areas with a map that provides each business location. Our pamphlets can be picked up throughout Muskoka.

Each Art Studio / Artist-run gallery will display a Purple Banner placed in front of their location when they are open. When the PURPLE BANNER is out, the artist is in! 

For more information visit www.ARTrailMuskoka.ca, Facebook pageInstagram or email  artrailmuskoka@gmail.com or call 705-205-0119.




Current Art Shows

CONNECTIONS, being held at the Orillia Museum of Art and History (OMAH), 30 Peter Street South, Orillia, runs until April 14. This is the 23rd Annual International Women’s Day exhibit to be hosted by OMAH. My painting, GENESIS is part of this collection of women’s art.

To view the Evolution of my painting GENESIS, Acrylic on Canvas, 30 x 40 inches, please click on this link 








Muskoka Arts & Crafts Members’ Show

3697 - Muskoka Sunset #5 - Mallards at Sunset, Acrylic on Canvas, 8 x 24 inches, Copyright Wendie DonabieDates: February 13 – April 24, 2019

Location: Bracebridge Town Hall, 1000 Taylor Ct, Bracebridge, ON


My painting, Mallards at Sunset, is part of the current show.








Heron’s Nest Studio Gallery!

On Saturday, June 2 Heron’s Nest Studio Gallery welcomed our first vistors to our intimate 2-room space at 95 Muskoka Road, Bracebridge. MAP

DATES:  Saturdays from June through Thanksgiving
HOURS:  10 am – 4 pm
At other times throughout the year, we’ll be open by chance or appointment.

Heron’s Nest Studio Gallery is the home of visual artist, Wendie Donabie. Along with Wendie’s artwork, we are pleased to have visiting Muskokoa artists throughout the year

What You’ll Find Here:
Currently, we have Maureen’s exceptional stained glass designs shimmer with colour and magic. You must see Conel’s one-of-a-kind artisan furniture to truly appreciate the fine workmanship. Pat Whittle’s encaustic paintings offer a soft, dreamy quality and demonstrate Pat’s love of colour and texture. Wendie’s paintings reflect her love of nature and concern for the environment.

To keep tabs on our developments, check this page or our FACEBOOK PAGE.


We are currrently operating on WINTER HOURS: Opening hours will be dependent on weather. The plan is to be open at least one Saturday a month from November through April. It’s best to call ahead to see if we are open.  705-646-3663


Gift Certificates, 2019 Calendars, Framed Art Cards, Paintings, Jewellery by Pat Whittle and Soull Kreations, Blank Greeting Cards, Limited Edition Prints, Artisan Designed furniture and serving pieces, Stained Glass.



Greeting Cards!

You’ll find a selection of my paintings on blank greeting cards at the following locations:






Tea Infusion


Momm Bear's Ice Cream & Swets Logo



Gallery Representation



Unique Muskoka Logo












Paintings on Display in Bracebridge

Oliver’s Coffee

Frozen Shoreline Watercolour 10x13.5 inches, 2012 FRAMED $230Starting on May 21, 2015, a selection of my paintings has been on display and available for purchase at Oliver’s Coffee located at 203 Manitoba Street, Bracebridge, Ontario.

Stop by for great, locally roasted coffee and scrumptious menu items in the warm, welcoming atmosphere of Oliver’s Coffee.

I bring in new work every few months to keep the display fresh and interesting.

Many thanks to John English and Jenna Smith!

Unique Muskoka

2013-3 Firmly Rooted Series - Guardian of the Forest, Waterolour & Ink, Copyright Wendie Donabie 2013

Thanks to Don and Susan Smith for providing another Bracebridge location to display and sell my art. 

Visit Unique Muskoka at 28 Manitoba Street for a fine selection of Muskoka artisan products and to pick up the newest edition of Unique Muskoka magazine!





Past Shows & Exhibitions 

March 22-24 – Muskoka Arts and Crafts Spring Members’ Show, Bracebridge Sportsplex

October 19, 2018 – February 12, 2019 – Huntsville Art Society at the Canada Summit Centre, Huntsville, Ontario

May 31 – August 1, 2018 – Muskoka Arts & Crafts at Bracebridge Town Hall, Bracebridge, Ontario

June 1-28, 2018  – Huntsville Art Society, Uncorked, Unbuttoned, Unbridled,  Huntsville, Ontario

February 14 – May 15, 2018 – Muskoka Arts & Crafts at the Summit Centre, Huntsville, Ontario

March 23-25, 2018 – Muskoka Arts & Crafts 41st Spring Members’ Show, Bracebridge Sportsplex

February 1 – March 29, 2018 – Muskoka Arts & Crafts at Bracebridge Town Hall, Bracebridge, Ontario

October 31, 2017- February 1, 2018 – Muskoka Arts & Crafts at Bracebridge Town Hall, Bracebridge, Ontario

October 14 – November 11, 2017  – 4 Skins, at Chapel Gallery, 15 King Street, Bracebridge, Ontario

August 16 – November 14, 2017 – Still Growing, Huntsville Art Society at the Canada Summit Centre, Huntsville

May 25 – June 19, 2017 – Play, Quest Art School & Gallery, Midland, Ontario

March 24-May 14, 2017 – Pushing Nature, Quest Art School & Gallery, Midland, Ontario

March 24 – 26, 2016 – Muskoka Arts & Crafts Spring Members’ Show, Bracebridge, Ontario

November 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017 – Muskoka Arts & Crafts at Bracebridge Town Hall, Bracebridge, Ontario

August 18 – November 14, 2016 – Muskoka Arts & Crafts at the Summit Centre, Huntsville, Ontario

September 30 – October 15, 2016 – Art You Can Sink Your Teeth Into, Martin’s Framing and Gallery, Bracebridge, Ontario

August 18 – November 14, 2016 – MAC at the Canada Summit Centre, Huntsville, Ontario

May 27 – July 4, 2016 – Solutions to a Warming World, Muskoka Summit on the Environment, Bracebridge, Ontariolay

March 18 – May 14, 2016 – Stories Told, Quest Art School & Gallery, Midland, Ontario

February 17 – May 17, 2016 – Spring Vitality Show, Huntsville Art Society, Huntsville, Ontario

March, 2016 – Muskoka Arts & Crafts, 39th Annual Spring Members’ Show, Bracebridge, Ontario

December 2-January 16, 2016- Huntsville Art Society, Rhythm & Hues, Signal North Gallery, Huntsville, Ontario

September 25-27, 2015, Culture Days- Oil painting Demo, (Huntsville Public Library), Huntsville, Ontario

August 8 & 9, 2015 – Baysville Arts & Crafts Festival, Baysville, Ontario

July  4 and August 1, 2015 – Muskoka Furniture’s 3rd Annual Arts & Crafts Sidewalk Sale, Bracebrige, Ontario

May 1-June 15, 2015, Muskoka Tourism Visitor Information Centre, Kilworthy, Ontario

February 18 – March 19, 2015, Muskoka Arts & Crafts at the Summit Centre, Huntsville, Ontario

March 27-28, 2015 – Muskoka Arts & Crafts, Spring Members Art Show, Sportsplex, Bracebridge, Ontario

February 14  – March 7, 2015 – Muskoka Arts & Crafts, Betwixt & Between Show, Chapel Gallery, Bracebridge, Ontario

September 27 – 28, 2014 – ‘4’ PAINTERS AUTUMN SHOW & SALE, Bala Bay Inn, Bala, Ontario

July 31 – September 25, 2014 – SOLO EXHIBITION, Huntsville Public Library, Huntsville, Ontario

August 9, 2014 – ART IN THE HEART, Outdoor arts festival, Bracebridge, Ontario

July 5, 2014 – Muskoka Furniture Art & Craft Show, Bracebridge, Ontario www.muskokafurniture.net

June 7-8, 2014 – MUSKOKA LAKES SPRING ART TOUR, Muskoka, Ontario

May 3-31, 2014 – FIRMLY ROOTED, Chapel Gallery, Bracebridge, Ontario – A 2-Woman Art Show

December 2013- March 31, 2014 – “4′ GROUP EXHIBIT, Muskoka Lakes Municipal Offices, Port Carling, Ontario

March 21-23, 2014 – MUSKOKA ARTS & CRAFTS SPRING MEMBERSS SHOW, Bracebridge Sportsplex.

May 2013- February 2014 – Diesel House Cafe, Group show, Bracebridge, Ontario

November 14, 2013 – March 31, 2014 – Muskoka Arts & Crafts at the Canada Summit Centre, Huntsville, Ontario

October -December 2013 – Silver Bridge Gallery, Bracebridge, Ontario

February 8 – March 8, 2014 – Muskoka Arts & Crafts, Members Theme Show, A THOUSAND WORDS, Chapel Gallery, Bracebridge, Ontario

January 17 – February 8, 2014 – BLACK WATER, White Water Gallery, North Bay, Ontario

November 26, 2013- January 26, 2014 – Luc Sculpture Gallery, CHRISTMAS SHOW AND SALE, Toronto, Ontario

November 7-21, 2013 – TWISTED, The Project Gallery, Toronto, OntarioSHOWS & EXHIBITIONS

November 1-December 31, 2013 – SQUARE FOOT SHOW – The Edge Gallery, Barrie, Ontario

September 28 & 29, October 5 & 6, 2013 – ‘4’ ART SHOW AND SALE, Windermere Village Hall – Windermere, Ontario

August 10 & 11, 2013 – THE ENCHANTED FOREST ART SHOW – Kilworthy, Ontario at  Wood’s End Studio

June 29, 2013 – CELEBRATING MUSKOKA ART SHOW –  Muskoka Furniture, Bracebridge, Ontario MUSKOKA FURNITURE

May 11, 2013 – WALKING IN MY MOTHER’S SHOES – a celebration to honour mothers.  The JW Marriott Resort, Minett, Ontario (Muskoka) http://www.muskokachautauqua.ca/mothers-shoes.html

March 22-24, 2013 – MAC SPRING MEMBERS SHOW- Bracebridge, Ontario MAC website

November 30, 2012 – January 25, 2013 – INN AT THE FALLS –  Bracebridge, Ontario    Inn at the Falls    www.4paintersartshow.weebly.com

April 1 – November 1, 2012 – BOHEMIAN CAFÉ AND GALLERY – Bracebridge, Ontario

September 22-23, 2012 – “4” GROUP ART SHOW & SALE – Windermere Village Hall, Windermere, Ontario.

July 21, 28, and August 4, 2012 – ART IN THE HEART – Bracebridge, Ontario

March 23-25, 2012 – MAC SPRING MEMBERS SHOW-  Bracebridge, Ontario MAC website

November 2011 – Who Art Thou? MAC Members’ Show – Chapel Gallery, Bracebridge, Ontario

April 20-27, 2011 – THE TUESDAY GROUP SHOW – Chancery Art Gallery, Bracebridge, Ontario