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With over 80 Artists from Grey & Bruce Counties,
please join us in celebrating their 45th year,
and remember . . . as always, admission is FREE
The Bruce Peninsula Art Show was started 45 years ago by Stokes Bay artist Vince Elliott as a venue for local artists to exhibit their works of art. Years later a committee of other interested artists and volunteers picked up the Show and kept it going, leading to today’s committee of seven local artists and volunteers. Those eligible to enter are permanent or summer residents of Grey/Bruce.
The Show is held in Lion’s Head, Ontario, traditionally at the District School on Moore Street, and always on the Civic Holiday weekend.
Come on out to this wonderful art show and see among others, the original works of Mapleseed artist, Susan Seidman Read the rest of this entry »
In 2002 Mapleseed Gallery started as an online portfolio gallery displaying original interpretive and semi abstract paintings by Susan Seidman, and original artistic woodturnings by Irwin Seidman. While continuing to profile these works, it had evolved in recent years to include several additional products and educational components. We remain very proud of our accomplishments with Mapleseed, and in late 2011 felt that it was time to return it to its earlier roots as an online art portfolio. We believe this will allow us to deliver a better customer experience through more meaningful webspaces for all of our products. Here’s what we are doing:
- Mapleseed Gallery will continue to operate as an online portfolio gallery displaying original interpretive and semi abstract paintings by Susan Seidman, and original artistic woodturnings by Irwin Seidman. Additional changes will be made to the Mapleseed website (www.mapleseedgallery.ca) later this year to refocus it more clearly on the Seidman’s original art.
- In January 2012 we were excited to rebrand and relaunch the spice grinder component of the Mapleseed family as Spicemills.ca. This refocused dedication to our line of handmade artisan spice mills means a more direct approach towards the marketing and promotion of these and other related products. With a new website (www.spicemills.ca), a new Etsy eStore (www.etsy.com/shop/spicemills), and a strong presence at art, craft & food shows, we have been delighted with the response.
- We are now pleased to announce that effective August 1, 2012, the woodturning courses and workshops previously offered by Mapleseed Gallery will be relaunched under the Learn To Turn brand. The new www.LearnToTurn.ca domain will deliver greater topical information to support the woodturning programs offered at our home-based Owen Sound workshop/studio. Our commitment to provide outstanding hands-on project based woodturning workshops and courses will remain unchanged. As always, individual attention and hands on instruction will be essential parts of all of our programs, and classes will remain limited to 2 students.
We hope you will enjoy our three new webspaces and welcome your feedback. You can email us here at info@LearnToTurn.ca. Thanks!!
Press Release: July 25, 2012
Whether you are a home cook or a professional chef, having the right tools can make a huge difference. Investing in quality tools will improve efficiency and will no doubt enhance the enjoyment of both the functional and creative culinary process.
Have you ever tried to chop vegetables with a dull or poorly formed knife? It’s messy, ineffective and just not a whole lot of fun! Grinding spices is no different. You want to use a spice mill that has a hard, durable and well formed grinder. One that will effectively grind (not squash) the spices to release their full flavour and fragrance.
We searched the world over to find the best of the best when is comes to our grinding mechanisms, and it’s why all of our handcrafted artisan spice mills are made with an authentic CrushGrind® ceramic mechanism. Read the rest of this entry »
The 5th Annual “Up Your Alley” Outdoor Fine Art & Craft Sale brings together 25 visiting artists in the alley between the Southampton Art School & Gallery and showcases hidden treasures and home grown creativity. Learn first-hand how a unique piece of art was created and how it went from a spark of imagination to reality. Enjoy unique pieces of jewelry, clothing, home accessories, art, photography, printmaking, stationary, handbags, knit and crocheted accessories all in beautiful downtown Southampton.
We will be there under the Spicemills.ca tent with a great selection of our unique handmade spice mills (pepper mills) and some of our delicious hand blended peppercorn mixes.
“Nothing beats the taste and texture of freshly milled peppercorns, spices, or sea-salt. Whether used in the preparation of a fine meal, or as a table grinder for everyday use, our spice mills are the perfect touch. The ultimate combination of art and function . . . a hand turned wood spice mill spices up any culinary experience and adds elegance to your kitchen and dining room.”
About the show:
Up Your Alley Fine Art and Craft Sale
Saturday September 1, 2012
10am to 4pm
Southampton Art School & Gallery (201 High Street, Southampton, ON)
Click here for more info (and you will be redirected to the Southampton Art School & Gallery website)
An annual Kleinburg highlight in September is the Binder Twine Festival. It began in the late 1800’s when farmers came to the community to buy twine to bind their sheaves of wheat together. Charlie Shaw, owner of Shaw’s Hardware Store in Kleinburg, offered food and entertainment to the visiting farmers and an annual celebration was born. In 1967, a small committee revived the concept of Binder Twine as Kleinburg’s centennial project. It was so successful that it once again became an annual event. Occurring on the first Saturday after Labour Day, this exciting festival features juried craft exhibitors, great food and entertainment. It is organized and run entirely by over 800 volunteers from the community. Its success has resulted in benefits to the community, such as Binder Twine Park, support for local schools and clubs, new street signage, Kleinburg New Forest, and much more! There is a very special spirit of cooperation and celebration – “a community brought together with a common goal”
The fun continues on Saturday September 8, 2012 with an exciting day filled with unique crafts, great entertainment, and great food. Gates open at 9 a.m. Admission prices are $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and teenagers, and $2 for children aged 2 to 12. However, if you come dressed in pioneer costume in keeping with the spirit of the festival, admission is free! The entire site is wheelchair accessible.
This will be our first year at the festival and we are excited!
We will be there under the spicemills.ca tent with a great selection of handcrafted artisan pepper mills (spice mills) and spice bowls, our fragrant and flavourful hand-blended peppercorns, and more. We hope to see you there!
Click here for more information about Kleinburg’s Binder Twine Festival.
Join us at the 43nd Annual Southampton Craft Show
on Thursday July 5, 2012
The tradition continues, in its 43nd year, the Southampton Craft Show features 140 creative artists and crafters from across Ontario
This year we’ll be there in the spicemills.ca booth with a great selection of handmade artisan pepper mills (spice mills) and spice bowls, our fragrant and flavourful hand-blended peppercorns, and more.
In addition to being one of the regions best and longest running craft shows, the Southampton Craft Show is a major fundraiser for PRANCE – providing therapeutic riding programs for disabled / challenged riders.
- Date: Thursday July 5, 2012
- Time: 10am to 7pm
- Location: Southampton Colliseum, Southampton, Ontario
Click here for more information about the Southampton Craft Show
Click here for more information about PRANCE
Mapleseed Gallery joins other Art Crawl Artisans at the 24th Annual Hottest Yard Sale Under the Sun in Downtown Owen Sound.
Join us there for a wonderful open air art market in the Percy England Parkette (cobblestone walkway beside City Hall). And that’s just part of the fun . . .
The Hottest Yard Sale Under the Sun is Downtown Owen Sound’s biggest annual event. Attracting an estimated 3000 visitors each year on the first Saturday in July, this event has a great mixture of activities for all ages.
Experience food, art, kids activities, demonstrations, music, and one of Ontario’s biggest street sales.
- Saturday July 27th, 2012
- 8am to 4pm
- Rain or shine
- Free admission
- Free parking
- Lots of great Art
- Live music
- Terrific shopping
- Fabulous food
- Kids activities
- and more
The Hottest Yard Sale Under the Sun covers four blocks in the heart of Downtown Owen Sound. (2nd Avenue East from 7th Street to 11th Street)
More info at Owen Sound Tourism or by calling the Owen Sound Downtown Improvement Area 519-376-9225.
Join us in the breathtaking surroundings at
Keppel Croft Gardens for Art in the Garden
Art in the Garden is a annual event at Keppel Croft Gardens on the Bruce Peninsula. Held on the second Saturday in July (July 14th this year) it features everything from fine art paintings, to handmade jewelry, pottery, sculptures, woodwork, glasswork, and so much more!
Last summer fifty artists and craftspeople were situated throughout the gardens with their creations for viewing and for sale. It was a splendid event and a great opportunity for everyone to meet and chat with the artists.
Once again this year we’ll be there under the spicemills.ca tent with a great selection of handcrafted artisan pepper mills (spice mills) and spice bowls, our fragrant and flavourful hand-blended peppercorns, and more.
- Date: Saturday July 14, 2012 (Sunday July 15, 2012 is the rain date)
- Time: 10 am to 4 pm
- Cost: $3
- Parking: Available at Keppel Croft, along the south side of Island View Drive at Big Bay, or at the Big Bay beach.
- Location: Keppel Croft is located at 504156 Grey Road #1 (Island View Drive) at Big Bay.
Click here for more information about Keppel Croft Gardens and their 8th Annual Art in the Garden event
Show ends this coming Saturday (June 30th)
June is shaping up to be another big month for Mapleseed Gallery and we are proud to have been selected as the guest artist at the Owen Sound Artist Coop (OSAC).
Our Artisan Spice Mills will be featured at the OSAC during the month of June (2012). Drop on by and try one out.
Handmade in Owen Sound from a wide variety of domestic and exotic hardwoods and featuring our hallmark minaret design, these spice mills include an authentic stronger than steel CrushGrind™ ceramic mechanism. Made to grind peppercorns, sea-salt, or almost any dried spice, our Artisan Spice Mills are the ultimate combination of art and function and would be a perfect fit in any kitchen or dining room.
About the Owen Sound Artist Co-op: Discover the artistry of the Grey and Bruce Counties of southern Ontario at the Owen Sound Artists’ Co-op. The unique and personal gifts hand-crafted by their artists reflect the creativity of the thriving arts community in the region. The Artists’ Co-op was formed in 1994 to offer public exposure for the many fine artists in Grey-Bruce and to serve customers in their search for a broad range of high quality gifts and collectables.
The Artists’ Co-op is located in downtown Owen Sound at 279 10th Street East (just west of 3rd Avenue East). You can find lots of parking in the municipal lot just behind the store (parking lot entrance off of 3rd Avenue East). The Co-op is open from 9:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. from Monday to Saturday.
More info at www.osartistsco-op.com.
Available now under our spicemills.ca brand . . . Inspired by a traditional Montreal style Steak Spice, our unique hand-blended mix adds a more peppery flavour and less salt.
Perfect for your ceramic spice grinder, our new Peppercorn Steak Spice blend is made with whole Malabar & Tellicherry black and white peppercorns, and whole Brazilian pink peppercorns (Baies Rose), along with kosher salt, dried garlic and onion pieces, dried rosemary and thyme leaves, dried red pepper flakes, and dried cumin and fennel seeds. You won’t find any other additives or preservatives in this spice blend . . . just peppercorns, salt, herbs and spices.
Our Peppercorn Steak Spice blend imparts a beautiful multi-layered flavour and exceptionally rich aroma. Use it on steaks and burgers (try it on chicken and fish too) for a wonderfully bold flavour.
It is simply the perfect grilling spice!
A great complement to our handmade artisan pepper & spice mills, you can find them in our eStore on Etsy and at select Spicemills.ca shows and events. (Don’t want to shop on line and can’t make it to one of our shows . . . call us at 519-270-5531 to arrange for delivery or pick up.)