artist list

artist list

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Some of the Artists at the end of Day #2 at Before the Rush! Sunday is the Final day to enjoy this exceptional gathering of artists! Enjoy a picturesque Sunday drive along the parkway to The Ivy Club. Show times are 11am.- 6pm.
The Ivy's own Mark (in red pictured below) demonstrated his artistic talents by way of a chocolate sculpture!

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Tomorrow Night is OPENING NIGHT of Before The Rush art show and sale. Friday night offers music, a $100 draw and complimentary appetizers. Plan to go with friends between 6-9 p.m. to enjoy creative excellence from around the 1000 Islands Region.

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

A peek at Holly Dean’s studio - yes some of these paintings will be at Before the Rush!
Holly Dean with her OMMA Award of Excellence painting - Six of One, Half a Dozen of the Other. Looking to make a statement on a large wall or above a fireplace? This could be the piece you have been looking for. See it “in person” at Before the Rush.
The last 4 of Holly's Dean's popular Fantasy in the Forest paintings will be at Before the Rush - get yours before they are sold out!


Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Fabric & Wallpaper Designs by Rusty Nail Designs

Some great pictures from Monsky’s Creations (Monica Viola)

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Mary Louise- Artist
Pictured below are 2 pieces being sold @ Before the Rush in Nov.
'Eden' oil on canvas
trees are 'Into your Heart Ill Beat'


Monday, 13 October 2014

Location: 61 Shipman's Point Lane,
Lansdowne, ON K0E 1L0

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Woodsparrow Fine Furniture Design.  “Fine woodworking in practice – note the through tenons and floating panel construction as well as the attention to fine design details such as the curved front skirt.  Kevin is an exceptional cabinet maker who is working at a level of sophistication well beyond his years.  We are very excited to have him showing at Before the Rush – his first major show!”

Sunday, 5 October 2014

A small group of like-minded artist have assembled to show and sell their Re-Purposed & Found Art pieces. Rusty Nail, Buells Creek Chic, Balleycanoe & Co. and Heather Snow Art share a skill for building, creating and sharing in an Eco- friendly manner. Get out your calendar and mark the date: Nov. 7-9th at The Ivy Lea.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

We are also looking forward to Harpeggia (by Lea and Phil Hamblett) performing Friday night! Check them out at

Monday, 29 September 2014

A piece of whimsy from the Artful Dragon:-

Adopt a goldfish, you don't have to feed it, or clean the bowl.  Just take it for a walk on a necklace - easy!

Artwork by Lea Hamblett embedded in resin.

The following art was created using pen and ink and tiny dots, then the print was hand coloured with pastels.

- Basil the Bassett

- Red Breasted Nuthatch

Thursday, 18 September 2014 
Meet Michael Doxey who hails  from Portland, Ontario and is a creator of unique pottery pieces. Meet Michael at the November Art Show and Sale at The Ivy!

Monday, 15 September 2014

Great garden bits- by Heather Snow!
Heather Snow shown here getting all fired up for the November BEFORE THE RUSH art show & sale at The Ivy. Go to her fb page Heather Snow Art to connect with her and gain information on this guest artist!

Thursday, 4 September 2014

More on our featured artist:
Mary-Louise grew up in Thorold, Ontario and lives in Brockville. She completed her Fine arts diploma at St Lawrence College in Kingston and her BFA Honors Studio at Brock University. After graduating, she continued her education at Queens University with the Artist in community Program. Enjoying her time traveling and taking photos she paints, dances and teaches at Thousand Island Secondary School in Brockville. She exhibits her work various venues in town. Mainly she focuses on figures and portraits with mixed media. They are rich in texture and color becoming more expressive as she combines text and images. With her the newest approach we are drawn into the artists’ experience of the subjects she paints. I have been painting for 25 years. My inspiration is and always has been Life- People and the environment surrounding me- the substance of life. People and figure painting is primarily my passion. Working from photos, sketches and real life I create mood and expression through colour, light and texture with acrylic, oil paint, charcoal or mixed media. Inspired by everything I see, feel and experience, I paint intense textured canvases that may express a word, a need, reaching out or searching. Visual energy is essential to my work. Recently my travels have influenced my painting and I am exploring landscape, primarily vast skies and light. I hope you enjoy my old and new work. Feel free to comment or connect with me.

Friday, 29 August 2014

Mary-Louise Scappaticci is an artist from the Brockville area who is participating in the November show. Her more recent work is inspired by travels to Italy. Here's a peek at this featured Artist in her home studio.