Brush and Palette Club

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by Sheri Cappa
"Nine Paper Pumpkins"
by Kate Collins-Thompson
by Joyce Rintoul
 "Touch of Gold"
by Pat Edgerton
"Northern Lakes"
by Donna Rolston
"Piazza Navona, Rome"
by Amelia Husnik

"So Many Blessings"
by Toni Ciantar Poole

by Catherine Goodmurphy
by Betty da Costa
by Vi Darling
"Red-eyed Tree Frog"
by Wendy McEwen
by Roberta Whitmore
"Flutter By"
by Mary Jane Armstrong
"Blue Beauty"
by Jacqueline Kinsey
"Clementines on Foil"
by Michele Stewart
"Cala Lilies"
by Aganetha Sawatzky
"Saint Joseph's Altar"
by Dorothy (dhunter) Adams
"Dog Gone Blue"
by Beverley Main
"Onwards to Santiago"
by Len Hughes
"High Meadow"
by Anne McLean
"Les Escaliers"
by Susan Donati
"Winter Sun"
by Mike O'Malley
"Spring Wildflower Garden"
by Susan Garrington
"Dinner Time"
by Roseanne Baird
by Lois Fuchs
"Kibbutz 1945"
by Betty DaCosta
"A Garden behind the Island"
by Susan E. Moore
"The Mill"
by Gail Gifford
"Winter Blues"
by Catherine Eichstedt
"Sunday Drive"
by Diane McClure
"Hot Day at the Beach"
by Sarah Cowling
"Daisy Day" 
by Jean Rosati
"Spanish Horse"
by Sheila Smith
"Autumn Memories"
by Barbara Ludgate
"Barn Owl"
by Patti Fisher
by Penny McLaughlin
"Snow & Ice"
by Joanne Maddeford 
"Garden Sentinel"
by Hilda Markson Gray
"The Seasons - Spring"
by Ruth Hewlin
"Cat in the Window"
by Gail Jongkind
"Summer Serenity"
by Margaret Bakkenes
"The Oracle"
by Daniel Brassard

"Ulivo Pensante"
by Sharon Brassard
"Avocado and Friends"
by Marilyn Kidd 
"Ode to Joy"
by Helen Bruzas
"Homeward Bound"
by Ron Mabee
"Down by the River"
by Gayle Kumpf



1972 - 2019 


The Brush and Palette Club marks its 47th anniversary this year.  The Club originated when Dorothy Heaven, an artist and teacher, started painting sessions for a few interested women.  When the instruction ended, the group decided to stay together and formed the Brush and Palette Club.

At first, they met in the home of Wyn Slemon who continues to be a very active member of the group.  By 1989, the original group had grown to 50 and the need for increased space led them to meet in St. Aidan’s Church Hall.  This remained their home till 2016, when they moved to Riverside United Church. The membership is now at 110 members with 9 honorary members and a substantial waiting list.

The goals of the Club continue to be the same as when it started: to be a not-for-profit organization that provides a supportive environment for its members.  To that end, the Club is dedicated to offering a positive social atmosphere that encourages interaction and sharing of ideas.  The Club meets monthly (except for July and August) and has a potluck luncheon in September and a Christmas luncheon in December.  The Club provides opportunities for its members to learn more about art and artists through presentations by invited speakers or through excursions to visit art exhibitions.  A very important aspect of the Club is the program of seven one to three day hands-on workshops with distinguished artists on a wide variety of topics and in various media.  Two of the monthly meetings are devoted to having the members' works critiqued by a talented local artist.

 In addition to furthering the artistic talents of its members, the Club also strives to promote and encourage the visual arts in the community.  One such initiative is the granting of a $500 scholarship to an Oakridge Secondary School student who will be continuing on in the study of art after graduation.

Finally, each year in early April, the Club hosts its annual Show and Sale in the great hall of St. Paul’s Cathedral in downtown London (Richmond and Queen’s Ave.)  Over 500 original works of art painted by the members are made available for sale to the public.  It represents the culmination of the group’s activities for the year.