VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE

 

(click for larger image)

Decorated Corner

Mary Phelps
Decorated Corner, 1967
Oil on canvas
62.86 x 85.72 cm
Gift of Margaret Phelps Fenwick, Alberta, 1994

Mary Phelps grew up painting in Lambton County, but never had any formal training. As an adult she became interested in forming a local arts scene in Sarnia, where she could learn the proper painting techniques. In the 1960’s there were very few opportunities in this area, Mary and a few friends put an announcement in the local paper to form a group of like-minded artists, resulting in the formation of the Sarnia Artists Workshop (SAW).

Mary became the first President of the Sarnia Artists Workshop in 1964, drafting a constitution and guidelines for membership in the group, which still functions to this day.



← back

Comments are closed.

Share this...
Share on Facebook
Facebook
Pin on Pinterest
Pinterest
Tweet about this on Twitter
Twitter
Share on LinkedIn
Linkedin

VOTE

March 7, 2014 to
May 26, 2014

SEE THE EXHIBITION

June 27, 2014 to
September 14, 2014
Vote for your favourites then see the winning pieces YOU have chosen in Lambton Loves ART, the JNAAG’s first Crowd-sourced Exhibition.
About | Help Our Permanent Collection Grow