by Reinder Kuntz, President, NG Arts Guild

The art show this past weekend at the Pte. Blake Williamson Memorial Hall clearly demonstrated the rich diversity of our local art culture. Works by over 25 local artists, all members of the North Grenville Arts Guild, were available for purchase and numerous pieces were sold. This is the first art show of what is planned as an annual event. The guild executive wish to thank the many guild members who volunteered their time, those who donated door prizes and the sponsors without whom the show simply would not have happened on this scale. Sponsors include The Rotary Club of Kemptville who ran an all day BBQ, the Posh Plum, EXIT Realty by Design, COBA Studios, Geronimo Coffee, Country Ways Framing, the South Branch Bistro and Bekings Poultry Farm. The free event was well attended by an estimated 500 visitors. Kemptville resident Miriam Mas was acclaimed by visitors as their favourite artist awarding her one year’s free membership in the guild. The 50/50 draw was won by Mylaine Richer. The grand prize of a numbered, signed Paul Gauthier silkscreen was won Harvey Briggs while the silent auction of a second Gauthier silkscreen print was won by Becky Rea. Congratulations to all the winners! A special thank you goes out to the incredible artists who participated! The North Grenville Arts Guild continues to grow with a current membership of approximately 40 visual artists and will resume meeting in September. For more information visit


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