Saturday, December 4, 2010

Muskoka Marketplace

Coming Soon. ...... Chad Arney at the Spring One of a Kind Show

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Consumed by Chad Arney

ConsumedFound Object Sculptures by Chad Arney
November 27-December 17
Chapel Gallery Located at 15 King Street in Bracebridge, the gallery is open year-round, Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Art shift

October 29th Creative Shift Conference at Rene Caisse Theatre & Sportsplex Bracebridge

ART SHIFT partners 5 local artists with 5 local industires to explore creativity and innovation. Chad is partnered with advenergy a solar sloutions power company.
Art exhibition to highlight creativity in business

Art exhibition to highlight creativity in business. CREATIVE: Artist Donna Buchan used dental floss and toothpaste tubes to create this phoenix for ArtShift, a project that saw artists partner with business owners to highlight the importance of creativity not only in art but in business as well. Buchan partnered with dentist Dr. Drew Markham. Submitted Photo
HUNTSVILLE – This is one art show that will have you looking at car parts and floor cleaner in a completely different way.
Artist Col Mitchell is the curator of a project called ArtShift, which paired five artists with five business owners in order to create artwork that would change the way people think about creativity and business. Mitchell said the exhibition is meant to show that creativity is essential not only for artists but for innovative business as well.
“I would like to see that kind of shift in thinking about creativity, not as it is traditionally thought of, but how it can inspire and create new avenues and ideas for business,” she said.
“It doesn’t matter what job you have.”
Mitchell said innovative businesses were sought out and their owners were paired with artists. The artists then had about two to three weeks to create artwork that incorporated materials provided by each of the businesses.
“There are materials used that may not have been seen in artwork before,” she said with a chuckle. “The artists have communicated how intense this project has been, working with the new materials and finding ways to make them work.”
For the project environmental sculptor Chad Arney partnered with solar energy service provider Advenergy, mixed media artist Donna Buchan partnered with dentist Dr. Drew Markham, cartoonist, sculptor and painter Tammy Gravina partnered with sustainable construction company Skinner Properties, mural artist Janine Marson partnered with environmentally-friendly products manufacturer Lord & Partners and mixed media and encaustic artist Pat Whittle partnered with eco-living store Sustain.
Each business acted as a sponsor for the artists and the results saw artwork that incorporated materials such as auto parts, cleaning fluids, dental floss, brick and recycled items. “These are all very 3-D pieces, very textural, very intricate,” Mitchell said.
One piece by Marson is essentially a painting of a waterfall but it incorporates some of the concepts and products of Lord & Partners to create a statement about environmental sustainability. In a statement about the project, Marson said she chose to make the waterfall out of “oily and greasy auto parts that have been partially cleaned by Lord and Partners ... non-toxic parts cleaning fluid,” adding the piece depicts the separation of oil residue from clean water.
The finished pieces made their debut in Bracebridge on Oct. 29 during CreativeShift, a hands-on workshop that introduced Muskokan high school students to creative career opportunities. The ArtShift pieces will be unveiled again at The Art Space gallery in Huntsville on Nov. 5 and will be open for public viewing until Dec. 18.
Mitchell said the artists worked extremely hard on the project, some often staying awake until 4 a.m. because of their dedication to their pieces and the overall goal. She said ArtShift exhibition is aimed at everyone, from community members to businesses and students.
The Art Space is located in downtown Huntsville off Queen Street and across from River Mill Park. Gallery hours are Thursday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 705-784-0927 for more information.
ArtShift will hold its opening night at The Art Space for Huntsville’s First Fridays Arts and Culture Event on Nov. 5 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Visitors will be able to meet both the artists and the innovative business owners.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Woodlands Art Experience

Saturday, August 7 and Sunday, August 8, 2010
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (rain or shine) at Wood’s End Studio
Admission by donation to ‘Habitat for Humanity’
For more information: 705-689-8831 or

From the north:
Take Highway 11 south.
Drive 12 km south of Gravenhurst to 'Sparrow Lake Route D' exit.
Turn right at the stop-sign to #1205 Sparrow Lake Route D'

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Muskoka Arts & Crafts Summer Show 2010

Now in its 48th year, Muskoka Arts & Crafts' Summer Show is Muskoka's oldest and largest outdoor art show. Set in a beautiful park, the Summer Show features 200 creative artists from across Canada. Approximately 20,000 to 25,000 enthusiastic people visit the Summer Show to meet the makers and see their work.
Friday, July 16, 2010 10am-7pm

Saturday, July 17, 2010 10am-5pm

Sunday, July 18, 2010 10am-5pm

Annie Williams Memorial Park located at the corner of Santa's Village Road & Wellington Street in Bracebridge, Ontario.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Muskoka Arts & Crafts Spring Members Show

33rd Annual Spring Members Show

Opening Reception & Awards PresentationFriday, March 26, 2010, 7pm-10pm
Demonstrations of art & craft techniquesSaturday, March 27, 2010, 10am-5pmSunday,

March 28, 2010, 11am-4pm
Admission by donation
Free parking
Bracebridge Sportsplex110 Clearbrook Trail, off Douglas DriveBracebridge, Ontario

Check out Chad's Ford Totem. You can't miss it!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Every Day Heroes Film Competition

Although Chad has no training in making movies he has lots in making art and even more in caring for the earth. Chad has entered the Earth Day Canada Every Day Heroes Film Competition and you can vote for him by going to

Chad Arney tries to live and earth conscious lifestyle everyday and his environmental art is no exception. Fusing pieces from unclaimed materials and discarded garbage such as tires, handlebars, sandals and more he creates multimedia works for indoors and out.
Flowers from old wheels, a shed made of doors, table legs from discarded highway posts, animals made from rusty metal parts and other treasures all created from another man’s garbage became another of Chad Arney’s masterpieces.

Thursday, January 21, 2010


Chad has been hard at work creating some wonderful new pieces. Check out this wine bottle holder.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy 2010

It's going to be a great year.