Saturday, December 14, 2013

Bromm hits Gallery 111

A big thank you to the Barrie Advance for covering my show at Gallery 111.  Jesse Bromm's sculptures are a must see and my new photo based work stitch together time and techniques to create new realities. Bromm hits Gallery 111

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Universe Looking After "Me" while I Can't

It's been an interesting few months for me, now working full-time and unable to work at my practice or at Gallery 111 as much as I would like.  But somehow, things have a way of happening that still let you know your efforts don't go unnoticed.  I just received notice last week that I have been nominated by Sarah Uffelmann for the Contributions to the Community Arts Award for the City of Barrie.  And while I was way up in Midland hosting the opening of a wonderful new show of Ila Kellerman's work at Quest Art, somehow, my work was featured on CTV as part of the Maclaren's Annual Art Auction; an event I was sad to miss.  Check out the video to see my work featured first on the clip, and then watch to listen to Siobhan Byrne, an emerging photographer we are trying to get to show at Gallery 111.  Barrie art auction 'Off the Hook' | CTV Barrie News

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Crafted Realities will be Unreal!

December 5th Gallery 111 will be hosting the work of Jesse Bromm along with some new mixed media textiles by myself.  I first saw Jesse's work at the Artist Project 2 years ago and again this summer at the Toronto Outdoor Show.  There is something extremely playful about his work, and yet layers of meaning come to the work when you spend time investigating his juxtaposition of materials.  What I didn't realize originally is that Jesse actually hand blows his own glass containers for his work.  It is this level of craftsmanship that I would like to bring to my own practice. I am really excited to see how his miniature vignettes will look beside my enlarged photos of embroidery hoops.  

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Stay up all night with Art ce Soir in Barrie

A big thank you to the Barrie Advance for helping to promote our late night art festival this weekend.  Artists are going to once again transform Lakeshore Mews into and interactive and engaging world of art.  From music to collaborative writing, there won't be a dull moment.

Saturday, September 28th, 2013 7 pm to 2 am
Stay up all night with Art ce Soir in Barrie

Friday, August 09, 2013

My Husband, the Hero Strikes Again

Well, my latest stage of my Tangled Realities is now hung at the Bartlett Gallery in Alton Mill, located in Alton, Ontario, just south of Orangeville.  Showing once again with the magnificent Magdolene Dykstra, I can't wait to see the install, as I had no hand in how things will be arranged in the space.  As usual, Lynda and Teresa had to deal with last minute hanging issues and are still begging me for photos, which I didn't have time to shoot as I was literally stitching til 4:00 am the morning before my loving husband kindly delivered the work Thursday morning after helping to organize a van and framing my work!  Good grief, what would I do without him. Please join all of us on Sunday afternoon from 1:00 til 4:00 pm to take in the new work and enjoy some refreshments while exploring the amazing environment of the mill itself.  To read more about the work visit my webpage.!tangled-realities/cua6

Friday, July 26, 2013

August at Gallery 111 in Barrie

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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Stage 1 of New Tangled Realities

I am currently getting ready for my two person show ay the Bartlett gallery. I've been struggling for months to figure out how my Tangled reality series will evolve for the show, but with a little bit of play and a little bit of trust in my abilities to work thinga out conceptually, ideas are starting to solidify.  Be sure to come to the opening on Auust 11th from 1-4 to see what stage 3 looks like.

Saturday, June 08, 2013

Pigs Do Fly @ Gallery 111

Thanks to Blah Blah Blah magazine for covering the June show at Gallery 111. click on the link below to read about the exhibit and the fantastic artists involved.  This lovely little number is by Gita Karklins.  A must have artist in your collection. From her ascension series, there is both a whimsy and intensity to the work. Poetic. Do Fly @ Gallery 111

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Web Savvy Seminars for Creatives from Jill Price Studios

Many people have been asking me about how I manage my online presence and still find time to create.  What I tell them is that you need to look at your web presence as part of your creative process.  Due to many inquiries and puzzled looks about the world of social media, I have designed two six week courses; Website Wednesdays & Facebook Fridays, that I will be offering out of Gallery 111 beginning in May.   With only 8 spots in each, be sure to sign up early to reserve your place around the table.  Not the right times or day for you, contact me about setting up one on one mentoring to suit your timetable.

705-229-5211, jp@jillpricestudios

Website Wednesdays

Are you a business or a creative without a website?  Then join me at Gallery 111 Wednesday evenings from 7 til 9 to have fun while setting up your own blog or website.  You’ll learn the importance of branding, while learning how to use free online templates and design tools.

Wed. May 15th – Form and Function: How should it work?

Wed. May 22nd - Choose your weapon: Blog or Website?

Wed. May 29th - Time to Personalize: Layout and Design

Wed. June 5th - Content, Content, Content: Editing & Uploading

Wed. June 12th - Link your way to success: Social Media & More

Wed. June 26thth – The Big Launch: Finding a Domain & Host.

Full Course: $200.00
Individual Sessions: $40.00

Facebook Fridays

Does Social Media seem overwhelming, but you know it’s time to embrace it?  Then join me Friday mornings from 9:00am to 11:00am to at Gallery 111 to learn how to use Facebook to increase your audience and share news effectively.  Participants will need a laptop as well as saved photos, logos and info they would like to work with.

Friday May 3rdOpening Your Personal Account,

Friday May 11thBuilding and Organizing Content

Friday May 24ththInviting Friends & Building Contacts

Friday June 7th: Separating Life from Business

Friday June 28th: Creating and Sharing Events

Friday July 12th: Advertising Your Page & Events

Full Course: $200.00
Individual Sessions: $40.00

Saturday, April 13, 2013


Underground Cave that we repelled into. 
After a week in Mexico soaking up the sun and fresh guacamole, I am back in Gallery 111 surrounded by beautiful new paintings by Peter Miehm and stone sculptures by Marg Gurr.  Tomorrow from 2 til 4, Roy Hickling will be hosting more singer / songwriters from BADASS as part of the gallery's Sunday Afternoon music line up. Visit Gallery 111's blog to see a great installation shot of the show. NEW WORKS SURFACING @ GALLERY 111

Friday, April 12, 2013

Old Work, New Cards

Today continued to be a clean up day at the studio with my two co-op students helping me to stuff pillows and trim cards.  I also stopped by Sandra Silberman's studio this morning and picked two more medium sized bowls for Gallery 111.  After having my archetypes done for me yesterday, watch for some new courses and workshops at Jill Price Studios surrounding image development, creativity, materiality and art speak. 

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Pillow Talk at the Studio.

As part of my studio clean up I have made it a goal to use up all old materials hanging around while integrating a little bit of iconography from new work.  Combining block prints from my fabricated landscapes, each one is unique and perfect for adorning a room decorated in cottage chic, or to offer comfort on those wooden or wicker chairs on the front porch.  Stop by the studio during Barrie's Studio Tour to pick out your favourite.

Monday, March 04, 2013

Saturday, March 02, 2013

20th Anniversary London Studio Tour Show and Exhibition

Over the years, 132 of London's finest artists have participated in the tour, some only once, others multiple times. This years tour is proudly preceded by a 20th Anniversary Exhibition at The Art Exchange March 5 to 23 to which all past and current tour artists were invited to submit one piece each. With 60 confirmed participants, it promises to be an exciting look back and tantalizing fast forward for tour alumni and patrons.  Beth Stewart has kindly selected one of my works from The Art Exchange inventory to be part of the show, so head on out to the opening to get a glimpse at the amazing talent that has been part of the tour over the last 20 years.

Opening Reception: Friday, March 8th at 7:30 pm

Exhibition & Sale: March 5 - 23, 2013

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Tangle Reality almost ready for Detangling

Well it has been a long couple of weeks trying to work through the beginnings of a new body of work.  I am loving the stitching into photos I took last summer and can't wait to get back to Ocean City in June to take some more shots of beach goers and tourists.  I think this year I will ride the big ferris wheel on the pier to get some aerial shots of people at the fair and may even take some photos from the parking lot side of the condo.
So are these works commercial?  Doubt it!  Is there room for them to be. Absolutely.  I am already thinking of smaller pieces on raw canvas done with a staining technique that will be much more intimate than spansive and focus on a particular diposition  rather than a spansive beach of individuals.  Do I want to go bigger?  Absolutely! Working soft has been fun and will allow for me to get as large as I want with these babies.  Hubby Geoff was awesome in helping me set up a perfect hanging system for the work.  it is my hope that Magdolene and I can flog this show at other galleries, including public ones.  Am I done with landscapes?  No, although figures are present, these still remain landscapes in many ways.  You must come see the show for anymore questions you may have about the work!  

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Barrie Threatens to cut $50,000.00 to Culture Grants

Hey Barrie,

 I am not sure how many of you are aware of this already but last night during budget deliberations an amendment was made by Councilor Doug Shipley to cut $50,000.00 from the Cultural Grants program in the 2013 City budget. The original motion was targeted directly at the $50,000 that we allocate for project grants (which serves individuals and small requests from organizations), however after discussion my understanding is that the motion was amended to state that it did not need to come directly out of the project grant account but would just be a cut of $50,000 to the overall amount allocated to cultural grants. If this is ratified next week then not only will individual artists be affected but all of the not for profit arts organizations that apply for funding will be impacted.

There will be many people from the arts community delivering deputations against this motion, but having the entire arts community show up to support the various arguments is vital.   The Council meets next Monday night and if you have any examples of how arts funding has benefited you and the community at large, please feel free to email the Barrie Arts Council or myself so we can share your experiences.  If you would like to address the Council yourself, you are welcome to call Carey DeGorter at 705-739-4220 Ext. 4560. If you can’t reach Carey, then try Dawn McAlpine at Ext. 4421. Dawn is the City Clerk and Carey is the Deputy City Clerk.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Big thanks to the founders of Sunday Crush: Jane and Jennifer Klementti

Last week two energetic young women walked into the gallery gasping at our space and the art that fills it.  One moment captured by the landscapes of Claudia McKnight, they couldn't help but be distracted every 2 minutes by another piece in the gallery.  After a two hour interview, the girls left with things they just couldn't live without.  Check out the wonderful article they have blogged on Gallery 111.  Come see us Tuesday through Saturday during the winter months to see for yourself.  Feature Interview | Gallery 111

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Processed makes the Paper in London

Processed at Claustro Gallery in Midland, Ontario
A big thank you to Joe Belanger of the London Free Press for covering my show at the Art Exchange during January.  Another big thank you to Al Stewart from the Art Exchange for going on Rogers television this morning to promote the work.  For those who missed the opening or hearing about the work, I will be at the gallery this Saturday starting at 2 pm to give an artist talk on the show.

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

My series PROCESSED is heading to the Art Exchange in London, Ontario

To all of my friends, family, colleagues and collectors in London, I am heading back into town to show my most recent body of work that combines my passion for collage and the human form.  Come to the opening reception on Friday, January 11th starting at 7:30.

PROCESSED by Jill Price
January 8th - 26th, 2012
The Art Exchange, 247 Wortley Road
London, Ontario

Process-ed is a series of mixed media and lightbox works mounted onto retro fabric stretched canvases, that playfully reveals our culture's excess. Much of the work is named after 1960's and 1970's television housewives layering nostalgia and industrialization. Ultimately the work asks us to ponder the value of convenience versus using our bodies to complete simple tasks.
To read news coverage on the show, visit's%20on/article/1316957--artist-ponders-modern-convenience

Simcoe Article: Artist ponders modern convenience