WHAT is celebrating our 12th year and we are very excited about our program!
We have 13 core artists that you know and love that have created outstanding pieces for the show. Here is WHAT you need to know about this year's program!
You just can’t keep a good show down can you? The West Hamilton Artists’ Tour
organizers are so committed to the Hamilton art scene they have decided to
pivot and bring the tour to you virtually in east Hamilton. 13 artists will be
featuring their work at the Paul Elia Gallery, 1165 Cannon Street East, Hamilton.
This fabulous space, a reclaimed 3,000sq ft auto body shop, will host WHAT’s 12th year
as a single stop venue.
With a brilliant selection of homegrown creative artwork that includes contemporary
ceramics, both rural and urban inspired landscapes, exquisite jewellery, whimsical
paintings, stained glass, wood turning and quirky vintage assemblages, it is sure to offer
a memorable Mothers Day show.
You can book a half hour time slot for a personal virtual gallery tour any day between
Friday, May 7th to Sunday, May 16th from 12pm - 5pm.
Book your appointment here: https://calendly.com/pauleliagallery/2021what
Note: The in person show will be subject to City of Hamilton Covid Guidelines. If there are still shutdowns in May and the situation does not allow for an in-person gallery show, WHAT will continue as an online exhibit only. See the COVID-19 UPDATE section below.
On Friday, May 7 from 7pm to 8pm we are hosting a virtual opening via a Facebook Live
through our WHAT – West Hamilton Artists Tour page.
Paul Elia will be walking through the gallery showing the work and the artists will join remotely and discuss their art. We will also be announcing the winners of our giveaways of original art by Gordon Leverton, Paul Elia, Tara Lynne Franco, Siobhan Lynch and Elizabete Ludviks that we
have been promoting on Instagram.
Please join us for this special evening. Here’s the link to the Facebook event
Inspired by patterns, repetition, nature and architecture, Elizabete creates elegant, handmade, sterling silver and 3D printed nylon jewellery with a contemporary aesthetic.
Using acrylic paint and soft pastel mediums, Leverton explores a theme common to the urban experience – how community connects us all.
Paul Elia creates photo-based illustrations depicting post-industrial cityscapes of Hamilton. Framed panorama prints available in large and small limited editions.
Siobhan strives to capture moods and movements through design and vibrant texturized glass. Light ‘dances’ through her stained glass.
I am a maker of handmade contemporary pottery that brings joy to everyday celebrations of food, family and friends.
JudyBlue will be showcasing her latest mixed media landscapes.
I love to paint the everyday world around me with an added twist.
Amanda is a representational oil painter who resides in Hamilton. Her work looks at everyday moments of beauty and joy.
I tell Stories with STUFF.
Intimate wearable jewelry scale pieces to large-scale wall hangings and free-standing sculptures from found, vintage materials.
Lee is a landscape style artist born in Hamilton. Lee has his artwork exhibited in studios and homes across Canada, the USA and Europe.
Atelier J hand-crafts original jewellery that celebrates YOU. Our designs use clean lines and a pop of colour. Our jewellery is beautifully unique. Like you!
This collection features paintings from Hamilton, Owen Sound, Nottawa and a particular focus on Canoe Lake, located in Algonquin Park,ON
Hugh’s wood turned pieces balance elegance and creativity with practicality. You will enjoy his bowls, peppermills, ornaments and other unique items for many years to come!
Due to City of Hamilton guidelines, the 2021 West Hamilton Artists Tour will be a gallery show and will be available in-person and online.
The in-person show will be at the Paul Elia Gallery and will enforce strict Covid Guidelines & Protocols:
Note: If it is anticipated that there will still be shutdowns in May and the situation does not allow for an in-person gallery show, WHAT will continue as an online exhibit only. This decision will be announced on Friday, April 26, 2021