Current Exhibition: August 2019

Abbie Derzekos, In Line with Nature

Abbie Derzekos, Day Tripper, Acrylic and India Ink on Canvas, 2018

In Line with Nature consists of a group of paintings that were created throughout 2018. The inspiration for each individual painting was to design organic forms found in nature. Although these paintings were not originally intended to be a series of artworks, they all have a similar connection with one another. As an artist, Abbie attempts to inspire and engage the viewers to find a connection through her use of layers, forms, and colour palettes.

About the artist:

In 2007 Abbie Derzekos studied Visual and Creative Arts at Haliburton School of the Arts and had two showings at the Rails End Gallery during her time as a student. Upon finishing school, she took a long break from painting and ventured out into other fields, such as nutrition and personal training. Two years ago, she became a mother to a beautiful little girl named Isla. Since then, she has re-discovered her passion for art. Over the past year, she has taken part in several art events in Kingston. She has also donated her paintings to local charities, such as United Way’s Fare for Friends, Epilepsy Kingston, Food Bank Kingston and Hospice Kingston. Her artwork, she says, is a continuation of her personal growth. 

Upcoming Exhibition: September 2019

Anna Soper, Stardust

About UNIT 115

UNIT 115 is a free, inclusive and flexible exhibition space in the Kingston Arts Council office. As an alternative exhibition venue in Kingston, UNIT 115 is intended to showcase and celebrate local artists and encourage connection between artists and the local community. Applications for this space are open to artists (professional, emerging, student, etc.), arts and culture organizations, and community organizations working in different sectors. UNIT 115 has approximately 25 ft. of wall space, including a four-pane window, and 124 ft. of floor space.

Eligibility: Applicants must have a Kingston, Ontario address. Single, group and collective applications will be accepted; umbrella organizations (incorporated or not) are encouraged to submit. The KAC reserves the right to select or refuse any submitted artwork.

Deadline: 1 February 2019

Selection Process: The selection committee will comprise of Kingston Arts Council staff who will determine the exhibition schedule. Please note that the gallery will be booked approximately 6-9 months in advance. Therefore artists must be available to exhibit anytime during the 6-month period. Any proposals received after the submission date will be held until the following submission deadline.

Click here to read the guidelines.

Click here to download the 2019 application form.