Oct 042014

Photography Juried Show – Photo Contest

2012 - First Place - The Cadet by Jessica-Corriveau

2012 – First Place – The Cadet by Jessica-Corriveau

Fifth Annual Juried Photo Show
November 5 – November 28, 2014
Deadline for entries: Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 4:00 pm
Awards Ceremony: Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 2:00 pm

“Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution.” Ansel Adams

TAG – The Art Gallery of Cornwall’s goal is to foster a growing community of photographers creating images that stand apart through their creativity, their ability to move people and their capacity for communication.  Last year, TAG awarded close to $1,000 in prize money in recognition of the photographic excellence of the top entries. Judges’ Awards will be presented at the Award Ceremony. In addition to the cash awards, a certificate of recognition (non-monetary value) will be awarded at the end of the show after the public cast their vote for their favourite throughout the duration of the exhibition.

2014 Photo New Application Form

Sep 132014

Donna ‘Danuta’ Wiegand

winner of the first prize at TAG’s Juried Show 2014

Portraits & Flower Portraiture
Sep 4, 2014 – Oct 15, 2014

Donna Danuta Wiegand

In the 30 years at Nortel, Donna held various positions including the manager of the Technical Writing & Illustrating dept. Early retirement, has allowed Donna to devote more of her time to painting. Donna is a member of the Foyer Gallery. She is also an active member of the Nepean Fine Arts League (held position as president). Her passion for painting now absorbs her on many fronts; working on her Fine Arts Diploma at St Lawrence College, participating in workshops, and entering exhibits and sales.

She has exhibited in the Homestead Gallery near Kemptville, the Artworks Gallery in Merrickville and the owaa Gallery in Ottawa. Her works were accepted into the 2nd annual Mayor’s Art Festival in Ottawa. She has been juried into numerous exhibits: The TAG annual juried show, the Salon Prize, the Marianne van Silfhout Gallery, Centrepointe Theatre Gallery, Kanata Civic Art Gallery, and Britannia Art Gallery. Her works have also been in Figureworks, the Atrium Gallery, Studio Gallery, NFAL Gallery, Ottawa Little Theatre, Carleton University, Nepean Museum, Artscene and the Tulip Festival. Her paintings are in private collections in Canada, USA, Switzerland, South Africa and St Helena.

“I take numerous photographs and then painstakingly search to find the one that captures my interest. This is true whether I’m painting flowers or people – to me they are all ‘portraits’. My floral paintings are influenced by the late Georgia O’keefe. The close up image brings the viewer a dramatic perspective that evokes an emotional response. My people portraits emulate the play of lights and shadows reminiscent of the old masters like Caravaggio.”

Donna is happy to accept commissions!


2014 1st Ottawa Orchid Society Show for ‘White Waves’
2014 1st Annual Juried show at TAG in Cornwall for ‘From Shadows’
2011 Judges’ Choice Award at NFAL Members’ Exhibit for ‘Bruno’
2011 1st Excellence in Oils at NFAL Members’ Exhibit for ‘Bruno’
2010 3rd in the Salon Prize for ‘Ursula’
2010 1st in Oils at KAC Members’ Juried Show for ‘Red Rose #5’
2010 2nd Excellence in Oils at NFAL Members’ Exhibit for ‘At 21’
2010 3rd Members’ Choice Award at NFAL Members’ Exhibit for ‘At 21’
2010 Award of Excellence KAC Juried Show for ‘3 Calla Lilies in White’
2010 2nd Ottawa Orchid Society Show for ‘My Bud and I’
2010 HM Ottawa Orchid Society Show for ‘Purdon Fen Orchid’
2009 1st Ottawa Orchid Society Show for ‘Flaming Orchid’
2009 HM Ottawa Orchid Society Show for ‘Orchid: Phalaenopsis’
2008 Judges’ Choice Award at NFAL Members’ Exhibit for ‘Ursula’
2008 1st Excellence in Oils at NFAL Members’ Exhibit for ‘Ursula’
2008 1st Members’ Choice Award at NFAL Members’ Exhibit for ‘Ursula’
2007 2nd Excellence in Oils at NFAL Members’ Exhibit for ‘Ursa at the Beach’
2005 Judges’ Choice Award at NFAL Members’ Exhibit for ‘Chandra’
2005 1st Excellence in Oils at NFAL Members’ Exhibit for ‘Chandra’

Donna Danuta Wiegand Pricelist 2014

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Apr 302014

TAG Good News – See Historic Picture Gallery below

TAG’s Trillium Foundation Grant application receives seal of approval!

On April 12th, MPP Jim McDonnell and Trillium Foundation representative Paulette Hébert presented TAG Cornwall with a fabulous gift that will bring new lights on the arts featured at TAG Cornwall.

“Changes like this is what Trillium is all about,” said MPP Jim McDonell.  “The grant will be used to update the lighting.”

“I know how much of an impact this grant will have on the gallery and on the community so it can showcase even more lovely art,” said Trillium spokesperson Paulette Hebert. “We are thrilled to allow you to have this money.”

Twenty something years ago Marc Trottier, who was the Art Gallery Executive Director at the time, secured the donation of a used professional lighting system from the National Art Gallery of Canada.   It was a great improvement for the art gallery then since the gallery only had generic commercial fluorescent lighting system.

The new lighting system will not only have an aesthetic function, they will also represent an important annual operational cost saving.  The new lights will only use 1/4 of the electricity consumption compared to our current system.  Therefore the Gallery will save over $1,200 annually in utility cost alone.  This cost saving could potentially be reinvested in the Gallery’s programs and multiply the benefits of a simple lighting system upgrade.

The new lights will also improve the ambient temperature in the Gallery.   Our current halogen bulbs produce more heat than light causing discomfort in the summer months.  The upgrade will also help save the environment by reducing waste as the new LED bulbs last for 50,000 versus 1,500 for halogen.

107 Pitt Street, Cornwall ON

107 Pitt Street, Cornwall ON





Apr 082014

“Complementary Contrasts”

Duo exhibition of assemblage art and acrylic paintings

April 12th to May 2nd, 2014

Opening Reception:
Saturday, April 12th at 1pm

Marc Gagné and SooZ (Susan Jillette) never met before they were introduced to each other through TAG Cornwall.

Marc Gagné is a long-time resident of Ottawa who grew up in Kingston, Trenton, Ottawa, and later Toronto, attending the Ontario College of Art (now OCADU).

SooZ (Susan Jillette), a resident of Rigaud, Quebec, is an active member in numerous art associations & societies including the Society of Canadian Artists (SCA), the International Guild of Realism (IGOR) and the Autour de Nous (ADN) group of local professional artists.

Marc’s pieces are created by combining found objects such as sheet metal, weathered wood, old books and other items with more traditional materials like oil painting and encaustic; combining, distressing, cutting, burning, or otherwise altering and re-combining the pieces until they form an integral whole. He always has been drawn to the urban landscape with its aged and decaying surfaces.

SooZ works with acrylics and let the textures and colours evolve on the canvas during the painting process. Her new series called “Improbable Creatures” fits into the Steampunk category. Most of her work can be described as witty and whimsical, sometimes flashy at other times more subdued.

Both artists’ creations are clever, rich in texture and inventive.  Their similarity and their contrasting differences enhance one and other and will provide the viewer with an exciting visual treat.

The public is invited to meet the artist at the opening reception on April. 12th, at 1:00 p.m. at TAG Cornwall, 168 Pitt Street, Cornwall ON K6J 3P4