Each year, GAC Artist Members are invited to submit expressions of interest for solo or group exhibitions in the main floor gallery space at 10C Shared Space, GAC’s home at 42 Carden. 

In 2021, GAC presents:

  • Fern Cooper July 1 – 22
  • Nancy MacNabb July 23 – August 11
  • Adriana Rosselli Londoño August 12 – 31
  • Judith Elsasser November 1 – 20
  • Amber Ozols November 21 – December 10
  • Joan Hug-Valeriote December 11 – 31

Stay tuned to our event calendar, e-news and socials for details on related videos, talks, and receptions, and watch for our 2022 call to artists in the spring.

View Fall Exhibitions news release

Interested in exhibiting your work at 10C in other months or in other spaces? Contact [email protected]

‘Scapes, ‘Scopes & Abstracts – Joan Hug-Valeriote

Art Quilt exhibition and sale at 10C Shared Art space in the ground floor reception area at 42 Carden St. in Guelph, opposite City Hall. 

To make an appointment to see the work email [email protected] or call 519-836-3280.  After December 24th, contact the artist directly at [email protected] or at 519 836-9388.

Joan’s work as a quilt-artist began with traditional quilts, then landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes, all created in fabric.  She often bases her art pieces on photographs she has taken and has begun doing more abstract work in recent years.  In 2021, she was challenged to create a piece of art based on microscopic images and is finding inspiration in both photographs of the natural world and in the fabrics she hand-dyes herself.

Ordinary People – Judith Elsasser

Open until November 20th – Email [email protected] for viewing

Opening Reception November 6th 2:00pm-5:00pm – 10C Shared Space (42 Carden St. Guelph)

Proof of Vaccination is required to enter the gallery. Masks are required if not eating or drinking.

Judith Elsasser is an accomplished Canadian Figurative and Portrait artist who enjoys capturing the essence of what it means to be a person. Her realistic artworks are often completed in oil or acrylics and enjoy sketching as well. Elsasser graduated from the Central Technical School in Toronto where she took a three-year Art Programme and is known amongst many galleries for her incredible work. She continues to exhibit her realistic figurative as well as her portrait works and has received community recognition for her practice.  

“Today, portraiture and figurative work seems to be underrated and not appreciated; even though it is said: capturing the human figure is one of the most difficult subjects to paint.  But being an artist is bred in the bone and continuing this artistic journey is a must.  Artists’ are their ownworst critics and very little satisfaction whatever at any time.  There is only a queer dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us a necessity to express ourselves.
I try to paint daily and am excited by what the world offers:  so much beauty, sadness and energy, so much pure emotion.  I endeavour to capture their stories on canvas.  I have a passion to explore the beauty of the human figure and its revelation of the human soul.  
With this exhibition is just to show the viewer the people who have stayed the course and continue on in their daily work. These people are to be commended and appreciated.  
The viewer is invited to bring their own experiences to bear on the interpretation of these intimate glimpses into other people’s lives. The collection, painted in oils constitutes imagery familiar to all, with a sense of heritage and community embedded in the works.
These paintings began at the beginning of the pandemic, then I had to move because my house, which I rented, was being torn down and I stopped painting.  I am back at it now.  I also had a month off because of a small operation.”
– Judith Elsasser

10 Years Today – Adriana Rosselli Londoño

August 13th-31st – Email [email protected] for viewing

Closing Reception August 31st 6:00pm-8:00pm – 10C Shared Space (42 Carden St. Guelph)
Limited capacity in Gallery – Masks Required

20 YEARS TODAY features 20 encaustic paintings created over the period of two years in anticipation of the 20-year anniversary of my move to Canada. Each painting has been created after an extensive exercise in remembrance, journaling and experimentation of form and technique. The body of work attempts to capture the many emotions associated with the continuous process of migration. Using abstraction, colour and texture to represent embodied emotions related to anticipation, adaptation, grief, struggle, commitment, realization, joy, fulfilment and nostalgia enabled me to externalize fragments from two decades of my life which have seen not only an ongoing process of migration, but also a process of growth.

Each of the 20 paintings represent a year in this process and evokes feelings and emotions associated with that particular time. Some are completely abstract whereas others incorporate symbolic and representational elements. I have chosen to work on 20×20 wood boards to give continuity to the 20-year theme and to create the pieces in encaustic as a medium that provides fantastic possibilities for texture and colour, but also poses interesting challenges and unexpected outcomes to the creation process. Much like the process of migration itself, the process of creation has come with many surprises and has asked me to adapt to constantly changing circumstances.

Contact the artist at [email protected] 

Website: https://aguaross.wixsite.com/aguarosspaints

Instagram: adriana.officiant

Pandemic Passions – Nancy MacNabb

The Covid-19 Pandemic has been an emotional experience for all. Painting has always been an emotional release for MacNabb and beginning in January 2020 she naturally turned to the canvas to express, in an intuitive abstract fashion, some of her fear, heartbreak, loneliness and struggles for hopefulness across eighteen months, shared by many.

Nancy MacNabb is a retired physician, trained to think. Yet she also has a large emotional side to her personality. Thinking and feeling meet in her art. Largely self taught, her acrylic paintings portray cohesion in complexity, small stories told in vibrant colours and dynamic markings.

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