All Guilds Show 22

Honoured to have “Winter Walk II”, pastel, 10 x 8″ and “View of Rattlesnake Point”, acrylic, 36 x 48″, juried into the Art Gallery of Burlington All Guild Show 22. Thank you to curator Suzanne Carte and the selection committee. Opening night is Friday May 6, 6-8pm. Register with eventbrite to attend.

This annual exhibition celebrates the guilds who make, learn, share, and teach at the Art Gallery of Burlington including the Burlington Fine Arts Association, Burlington Handweavers and Spinners Guild, Latow Photographers Guild, Burlington Potters Guild, Burlington Rug Hooking Craft Guild, Burlington Sculptors and Carvers and the Digital Art Guild of Burlington.

31st Purely Pastel Annual Juried Exhibition

31st ‘Purely Pastel’ Annual Juried Exhibition by Pastel Artists Canada. “Pinery Sunset” is one of 42 pastels to be exhibited as part of this national juried show. Thank you to jurors juried by Roberta Combs, Cathy Cullis & Kira Sokolovskaia. The exhibition will run from May 31 to June 18, 2022 at Neilson Park Creative Centre in Etobicoke. The opening reception is on June 5, 2022 from 2-4 pm.

51st DVSA Annual Art Auction

The 51st DVSA Annual Art Auction is set to run April 4–9 featuring over 1,200 pieces of art – paintings, pastels, drawings, prints, photography, sculpture, pottery, glass, fibre art, jewellery and more. Take advantage of this exceptional opportunity to purchase original, high-quality and affordable artwork.

Bidding for all artwork will be online with in-person artwork previews available beginning April 6. Preview hours are: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (April 6-8) from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.Saturday, April 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Click here for more information.

The Artist’s Mark, Burlington Fine Art Association Juried Show

I am delighted to have my pastel painting “Summer Reflections”, 19 x 27″, accepted into BFAA’s The Artist’s Mark Juried show. Thank you to the Artists Mark Committee and sponsors for the tremendous effort put into this project to support local artists. Thank you to jurors Jennifer Heine and Clarence A Porter . This show will be featured at the Hub Gallery, Burlington Centre mall in Burlington from April 22 to May 1, 2022.

To see an online version of this show, click here.

Introduction to Soft Pastels Spring 2022

Starting in Person at Dundas Valley School of Art

Tuesday April 26, 2022.

Princess Point by Cathy Lorraway

4A12 Introduction to Soft Pastels In Class

Tuesday: April 26 – May 24 (5 weeks) 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 

Discover the ease of working with the brilliant colours of dry pastels. In this series of beginners’ classes, participants will be introduced to the techniques and processes Cathy uses to produce successful pastel works. Learn the basics of substrates and pastel varieties, as well as elements of colour theory, composition, layering and design.   

Click here to register: Dundas Valley School of Art Members: $135.07 + HST, Non-Members: $139 + HST 

Charting New Paths with Soft Pastels Spring 2022 Intermediate Advanced

Starting in Person at Dundas Valley School of Art

April 27, 2022

Windy Fields of Goldenrod by Cathy Lorraway

4A13 Charting New Paths with Soft Pastels—Intermediate/Advanced

Wednesday afternoons, 1-3 pm., 5 weeks. April 27, 2022 to May 25, 2022

This series of workshops is geared towards the intermediate to experienced pastel artist. You’ll be exposed to new methods for expressing yourself with soft pastels through demonstrations and exercises. Cathy will help you expand beyond your current comfort zone and understanding of the medium’s capabilities. Colour theory, surfaces and layering will be a primary focus. Students should have completed at least one previous pastel class. 

Click here to register: Dundas Valley School of Art Members : $135.07 + HST, Non-Members: $139 + HST.

Spring Into Colour: Pastels for the Beginner Artist

Starting in person April 13, 2022

Daffodils by Cathy Lorraway

Spring Into Colour: Pastels for the Beginner Artist Levels 1 to 3  

Wednesday nights, 7-9pm. 6 weeks. April 13, 2022 to May 18, 2022

Explore the potential of pastels to portray the vibrant colours of spring.  By experimenting with different colour schemes, underpaintings and exploring layering of colours, and texture, we will discover how to create dramatic paintings. We will also build pastel techniques using still life and florals.  Although this course is meant to build on skills developed in Colour My World part one, artists new to pastel are also welcome and encouraged to discover the potential of this wonderful medium.  You will be provided with photographic references, but students are encouraged to work from their own more meaningful landscape photographs.  Class demonstrations and individual instruction provided throughout in a fun, supportive environment.

Click here to register at Oakville Art Society Course Fee: $125   Members: $110

Four Season Retreat: Quiet Beauty on Oakville’s Trails

The theme of my latest show is “Four Season Retreat: Quiet Beauty on Oakville’s Trails” is how the local Oakville forests, trails and wetlands that have helped us recharge both physically and spiritually during these challenging times.  The show is on display until May 2, 2022 at the Queen Elizabeth Park Cultural Centre, 2302 Bridge Road in Oakville, Ontario. Click here to see it virtually. 

Art@1333 Holiday Sale

Art@1333 Holiday Sale features fine art and crafts from all of the Arts Burlington guilds. I have 10 pieces for sale including these pastels, “Morning Slices” and “Ice Puddles” as well as larger acrylic paintings. The sale continues until Dec 31, 2021. Please contact me directly at if you are interested in purchasing anything.

McMichael Canadian Art En Plein Air Competition

Grateful and honoured to have my pastel “Sunny Day on the Humber Trail Bridge” a part of this year’s McMichael Plein Air Competition 30 artist short list. With 77 artists and over 150 submissions this year the competition was extremely high and I am very grateful to be in the company of such wonderful plein air artists. The exhibition at the McMichael Canadian Collection Community gallery in Kleinberg will be on display from Dec 10, 2021 to April 3, 2022. See this exhibit and purchase timed tickets at the