#Selfie Opening Night

The opening receptions for Keira McArthur’s #Selfie exhibit was a great success!

Here are some photos from the opening on Friday June 20th.

A Big THANK YOU to everyone who attended the openings! The exhibit is on display now until August 1st!

Hope to see you soon at Gallery de Boer!

Photogrpahy by: Candra Schank Photography

Keira McArthur’s #Selfie Exhibit OPENS TONIGHT!

After much anticipation, Keira McArthur’s #Selfie exhibit opens tonight at 6 pm!

We are having two opening receptions – one tonight (June 20th) from 6-9 pm with a musical performance starting at 7:30 pm.  There will be a continuation of the opening on Saturday June 21 from 1-4 pm with a special artist talk by Keira McArthur starting at 2 pm.

The exhibit follows Keira’s journey as she explores her own discomfort in the growing popularity of the ‘selfie’ movement on social media sites.  The show is featured in the main gallery and will be on display until August 1st.

Stay tuned for more images and highlights from the opening receptions.  We hope to see you there!

NEW UPCOMING EXHIBIT – Keira McArthur #Selfie


Gallery de Boer – Fine Art is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition ‘#Selfie’ by Keira McArthur, on display in the main gallery from June 20th – August 1st.

This exhibit follows Keira’s journey as she explores her own discomfort with the growing popularity of the ‘selfie’ movement on social media sites.  Keira states “I squirm when I see people of all ages and stages of like taking solo selfies and posting them, in all their vulnerability.  I see awkwardness, pain, sadness, exhaustion, lack of self-awareness, longing – all of which I have personally experienced in my own life.”

The exhibit features a variety of paintings of Keira’s hands and figure in a variety of poses. She feels she needs to face her own discomfort and discover a sense of self.  She has set 5 rules for her ‘Selfie Pilgrimage’ including posting photos of herself on social media sites, generate discussions about the selfie practice, paint as she explores deeper into her own thoughts, and finally, write and perform music that relates directly to the work.

There will also be a booklet accompanied with the show that will showcase Keira’s entire ‘Selfie’ journey.  The booklet will compile the social media comments and discussions, the selfie images, and the discoveries she makes as she embarks on an awkward yet redeeming experience.

Gallery de Boer is pleased to be the first venue to showcase this meaningful exhibit presented by Keira as she begins a new chapter in her artistic career.  This will be the first public viewing of the ‘Selfie’ artworks and we encourage you to take the time to visit the show and reflect on your own thoughts.

The Performance:

Keira incorporates written text and musical performance into her exhibitions.  The ‘Selfie’ exhibit will feature a short performance art piece  which will explore the idea of ‘subject’ and ‘object’; performer and audience, isolation and tribe.  It will feature the voices and musical skills of Keira and her fellow colleagues.


We invite you to join us for the opening reception on Friday, June 20th from 6 – 9 pm AND/OR Saturday, June 21st from 1-4 pm with an artist talk starting at 2 pm.


This is an evening not to be missed!

A Great Night on the Chi-Cheemaun!

Gallery de Boer was one of many vendors on the Chi-Cheemaun on April 3rd for a fun event hosted by The Best You and The Painted Wardrobe.
It was an evening filled with friendship and promoting beauty in all forms.  We were delighted to have been a part of a fantastic evening!

Gallery de Boer was there to promote our Fine Art Restoration services and to help people become more familiar with the great services we offer.  We met many wonderful people and were able to provide advice on their own personal treasures.
Our display consisted of before and after shots of paintings, photographs and paper based objects that we have restored along with informative brochures that showcase our services.

One of the guest speakers at the event was Miss Canada Globe – Jacqueline Wojciechowski.  Take a look at the photo of Ron and Sarah with Miss Canada Globe as she visited our display.

chi-cheemaun event

Gallery de Boer one of many vendors!

On Thursday, April 3rd Gallery de Boer will be a featured vendor for the party on the Chi-Cheemaun  brought to you by The Painted Wardrobe and The Best You.

This event will provide guests with details on a variety of products and services from local businesses, get pampered, chances to win some great prizes and meet with  special guest speakers.  Part of the ticket sales goes to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Gallery de Boer will be providing information on estate management, evaluations and Fine Art restoration.  This will be a great opportunity to ask questions about your personal art collection!

We hope to see you there!

chicheemaun event

New Exhibits Coming Soon!

Gallery de Boer is pleased to announce we are currently planning our exhibits for the busy spring/summer season!

We will be featuring prominent local artists in the main gallery while also showcasing our popular Dynamic Spaces exhibit with new artwork.

These new exhibits will give Gallery de Boer an opportunity to host opening receptions and a meet and greet with the artists.  Stay tuned to our website for more information!

Come visit Gallery de Boer!

Gallery de Boer is back to business and we’re keeping busy with many projects.

We specialize in dealing with Estate Management and Evaluations and  have been completing a number of them.

Many new consignment pieces are coming into the gallery and are featured on our website.  Check it out here: http://gallerydeboer.ca.s100597.gridserver.com/consignment/

Hope to see you soon at Gallery de Boer!

Gallery de Boer is OPEN today!

Gallery de Boer is OPEN today (Jan.30, 2014) and back to regular hours!

The sun is shining and we have dug out from the snow!

Come check out our latest exhibition ‘Dynamic Spaces’ our come see our framing expert for your custom framing needs.

Hope to see you soon at Gallery de Boer!

Gallery de Boer is CLOSED again…

Gallery de Boer is CLOSED again today January 29, 2014 due to the weather.  We will update you on our status for tomorrow.  Downtown Owen Sound is looking pretty quiet today as everyone is being advised to stay off the roads.

Take a look at some pictures from the Gallery this morning.  Ron was at the Gallery trying to dig out the snow which ended up taking 3 hours.

Stay safe out there!


   Looking down Main Street, Owen Sound



Gallery de Boer is CLOSED Tuesday, January 28 2014

Gallery de boer will be CLOSED today due to weather. Some of our employees live outside of Owen Sound and were not able to make it due to white out conditions.
Grey/Bruce Counties are getting hit hard this winter and the gallery has been closed three times due to weather within the past 3 weeks.
We hope to re-open tomorrow January 29th at 9:30am and get back to our regular hours.

We hope you all stay safe and warm during this blast of winter!  Stay tuned to our website for the latest updates!

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