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. This year we have 54 artists on the trail crating 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 after we are clear of the COVID-19 crisis and businesses reopen.

The 2020 Brochure is available online! 

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 & Upcoming Art Shows


Federation of Canadian Artists – Online Exhibition – 2020 Social Distancing

With everyone stuck at home, the Federation of Canadian Artists sent out a call to artists to submit work created during the period of social distancing that exemplify beauty, joy and/or humour. 292 pieces were juried into the exhibition from international artists. The exhibit runs from April 10 – 30, 2020 on the FCA website. To view the work, click this link . 

Forest Commune is my entry in the show. 

Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas

40 x 30 inches

Today, the world has been driven to its knees by a microscopic virus (COVID-19), equalizing humanity. It’s resulted in more communication around the planet, greater appreciation of relationships and allowed us time to reflect and recognize the value of all life on the planet, to learn from the rhythms, patterns and cycles of the natural world about interdependence, cooperation and the value of all living creatures. In this period of social isolation, the earth has begun to breath deeper and we’ve been given the  opportunity to work together for a common cause.

Forest Commune provides a glimpse into the hidden life of trees as they communicate with each other both in the forest canopy and underground in the network of mycelium that links even  mixed species to support and nurture one another. The woodpecker symbolizes our need to be connected to the earthand one another. 



Muskoka Arts & Crafts Spring Members’ Show – Cancelled due to COVID-19

Unfortunately, like so many events, the 43rd MAC Spring Members’ Show was cancelled this year due to shutdowns with the COVID-19 crisis. You can visit the Muskoka Arts and Crafts FACEBOOK PAGE to view the work that would have been available at the show. 

Here is one of the three paintings I had to enter in the show. (Facing  Extinction,  Acrylic  on  Canvas,  24  x 30  inches).






Brown Baggers Painting Group Spring Show – Cancelled due to COVID-19

Meditation – Water Lilies on Cache Lake, Algonquin Park  was my entry in the Brown Baggers Show and Sale that was to be held at Muskoka Place Gallery 1182 Foreman Rd., Port Carling, Ontario


Meditation was inspired by the beautiful water lilies along the shoreline of Cache Lake in Algonquin Park. Water lilies remind me of Lotus flowers so I titled the painting, Meditations. I added a frog gazing at the flower, mezmerized by its beauty, to add a touch of the unexpected and a little bit of fun.







24th Annual International Women’s Day Show

Forest in Transition is one of over 130 pieces of art in the 24th Annual International Women’s Day Show at the Orillia Museum of Art and History from February 8 – April 12, 2020.

In celebration of International Women’s Day (March 8), the show’s goal is to encourage women to express themselves artistically in a themed group exhibit, which is not juried and therefore inclusive.

The spirit if the exhibition is one of affirmation and co-operation.

The female artists participating in this year’s show come from diverse backgrounds, are of all ages (teenage and up) and levels of artistic experience. Most of the artists live in the region, although the show is open to any female artist.

The wide range of media in the exhibit includes works in oil, acrylic and watercolour, as well as mixed media, printmaking, photography, sculpture, fibre arts and video production.

This year, over 130 artists are sharing their art and stories, interpreting the theme “ON THE EDGE”.

For more information https://www.orilliamuseum.org/node/1241

OMAH is located at 30 Peter Street South, OrilliaON















Muskoka Arts & Crafts Members’ Show

Frozen Shoreline Watercolour 10x13.5 inches, 2012 FRAMED $230

Frozen Shoreline and Autumn Reflection are part of  the MAC Members’ Show at the Bracebridge Town Hall from February 13 – April 8, 2020. Both paintings are watercolour.

Location: Bracebridge Town Hall, 100 Taylor Ct, Bracebridge, ON

Autumn Reflection #1 - Watercolour, 5x11.25 inches, 2012 FRAMED $140
















Heron’s Nest Studio Gallery!

Check out what’s happening with our newsletter, News from the Nest.

DATES:  Most Saturdays and Sundays from June through Thanksgiving. OPENING DATE for 2020 uncertain due to COVID-19. Keep updated here and on our Facebook page.
HOURS:  Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm  Sunday: 10 am – 3 pm
ADDRESS: 95 Muskoka Road, Bracebridge, Ontario  Click for Google Map and Directions.

At other times throughout the year, we’ll be open by chance or appointment or check Facebook page for updated times. Please call us if you would like to visit at 05-646-3663.

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, you’ll find stained glass, orginal encaustic, oil, acrylic, watercolour and Chinese Ink paintings, Artisan Designed furniture, decorative metal work, unique jewellery, Blank greeting cards with images of original artwork, Limited Edition Prints.

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


Blank Greeting Cards!

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






Momm Bear's Ice Cream & Swets Logo





Other Places in Muskoka to See My Paintings!



Starting 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 LogoWinter Solstice - Watercolour, 14.58x22.75 inchdes, 2012 FRAMED $265


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 

September 26-November 6, 2019 – Mystery of the Park, East Central Ontario Art Association, Algonquin Park, Ontario

August 14 – November 12, 2019 – Muskoka Arts and Crafts at the Canada Summit Centre, Huntsville, Ontario

August 30 – October 8, 2019 – Trees, Colborne Street Gallery, Port Colborne, Ontario

August 15-November 6, 2019, 2019 – Muskoka Arts and Crafts Members show at Bracebridge Town Hall, Bracebridge, Ontario

May 24 – August 14 – Muskoka Arts and Crafts Members show at Bracebridge Town Hall, Bracebridge, Ontario

August 7- September 3, 2019 – Solo Show – Baysville Public Library, Baysville, Ontario

July 21-August 29, 2019 – Everyone HAS a Perspective, Huntsville Art Society, Algonquin Theatre, Partners Hall, Huntsville, OntarioJuly 4-August 7, 2019 – Solo Show – Muskoka Tourism, Kilworthy, Ontario

June 22, 2019 – Textures of Muskoka, Brown Baggers of Muskoka, Bracebridge, Ontario

February 16 – April 14, 2019 – Connections, Orillia Museum of Art and History, Orillia, Ontario

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  




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