Artist’s Dream: House, Art Gallery and Studio

A dream home for an Artist – 15 Newcastle Street in Minden, Ontario!

The “MANSE is a beautifully renovated historic building. Currently it is a business on a main street only metres from downtown Minden operating as a commercial Art Gallery, teaching facility and a working artist’s studio. The studio is a unique room in the building with 10’ ceilings perfect for vertical storage of large canvases. Every artist requires plenty of storage space. There is lots of that accessed from the main floor in the basement, back room and closets.  An upscale ‘pied-à-terre’ apartment is on the second floor making this a perfect “live/work” home.  In harmony with the original architecture board and batten trim, styles have been maintained throughout. Plenty of natural light and new innovative lighting features, light grey plank floors and clean white walls give the rooms an airy feeling. The new closed-in porch gives easy access to relaxing outdoor respite. Renovations include a new propane furnace with monitoring system, air conditioners, 2 separate hydro metering services, plumbing, electrical upgrades, drainage, landscaping, metal roof, etc. Over $250,000 spent in recent years. Imagine the possibilities! Work and live the dream. Keep as a gallery and studio – live upstairs or rent out the apartment. Ideal downtown location offers easy walking access to Farmers Market, Craft brewery, restaurants, river-walk trails, golf course and more. Join the vibrant arts community in the Haliburton Highlands and hundreds of businesses who call Haliburton County and Minden home. This beautiful property is offered for $285,000.

Looking for more information? Find the full listing and a video tour of the property and the Village on Minden here:

Carole Finn,OSA, CFS
15 Newcastle St.
Box 882 
 T: 1.705.457.2404

Exhibition: 10th Salon d’Hiver

The 10th Salon d’Hiver is coming up — an exhibition with OSA members.

Saturday and Sunday, November 2 and 3, 2019, 10am to 4:30pm.
57 Lewis Street (One way north from Eastern Avenue)

As always, visual and edible goodies from

Kim Atkins, Anthony Batten, Heidi Burkhardt, Kat Palmer and Maurice Snelgrove

Exhibition: Reality Vanishing In Plain Sight

OSA member Valerie Ashton has work in:

Reality Vanishing in Plain Sight
A Curated Show of Altered Images

Reality Vanishing In Plain Sight
A Curated Show of Altered Images
October 2 — 20, 2019
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 3, 6-9 p.m.
West Queen West Art Crawl: Thursday, October 10, 7-10 p.m.
Meet the Artists: Sunday, October 20, 2-5 p.m.

Continue reading “Exhibition: Reality Vanishing In Plain Sight”

The Passing of Canadian Artist Ed Bartram, OSA

Ed Bartram, great Canadian artist and member of the Ontario Society of Artists since 1971, died on August 25th 2019. Ed has left an extraorinary legacy. It is with heavy hearts that we say farewell and thank you. Here we have included both the retrospective article written by Isabel Teotonio and the obituary published by the Toronto Star honouring his memory. We are proud to have had Ed as a member of our society for so many years. We wish his family and friends our sincere condolences.

Continue reading “The Passing of Canadian Artist Ed Bartram, OSA”