Susan L. Brown solo and group Shows

Hi, I've been busy along with all the DVAC artists, preparing special Canada-inspired artworks for the "Painting Our Canada" Show..opening this week! 

Please join me at the opening reception or drop by during the show.
Susan L. Brown
An invitation for you and your friends 
This year's annual Spring Art Awards Show and Sale is extra special...
inspired by the celebration of Canada's 150th Birthday!
A large variety of original and affordable artworks are featured. Created in multiple mediums and artistic styles, each artist will explain their Canadian inspiration. It is a great opportunity to see original art that is professionally displayed and “ready-to-hang” to enhance an office or home, or for gift-giving. 
Meet the Artists” RECEPTION on Wednesday, May 3rd,
 9:00 pm, Awards at 7:00, Light Refreshments

An Art Show with "Benefits"
December '16 and January '17

+ a Tea Tasting, Wednesday, January 11, 2017

  1. Your choice of the artist's personal favourite works, rarely shown and now priced to fly off the walls.
  2. Enjoy amazing deep discounts weekly on sales of selected artworks...the "backward auction" buyers' market...check the Eventbrite event invitation often for best buys during this show & sale
  3. Susan & T-Buds will make sure the Children's Wish Foundation receives 10% from all Susan's art sales at T-Buds. Present a purchase or RSVP ticket at the time of purchase for a special free gift.
  4. Come for Tea tasting in the New Year and stay for Conversation with Susan while you view her show in January- RSVPs welcome.                                   You're invited to the Tea Tasting,                        Wednesday, January 11, 2017 ,                                   1:30- 3:30 pm at T-Buds !


October 13, 2016 to Nov 03, 2016
 Voting is now closed.  Thanks to all who participated!

Signa Computer Systems - 3457 Yonge
(Susan L. Brown, Artist)
Thank you to judges Councillor Jaye Robinson, Councillor Christin Carmichael Greb, MP Marco Mendicino, Victoria Colussi and Kate Gardner for participating in this year's artwalk judging.

Sheila Victor & Susan L. Brown -NTGA Fall Fine Art Show

See Susan's Work at VENUE D, 345 Balliol St., Toronto.

You're invited to enjoy aromatic teas and delicious crepes
while you view these exotic and colourful mixed media works.
If you'd like to contact Susan about her work or a meet up at t - buds, please email to
or see information at Eventbrite link:

Susan Brown is a participating artist in the


Dates: Thursday October 16th to Thursday November 6th 2014

Susan's works will be in the storefront at

Adrian’s Stride Rite

3228 Yonge St.( Cranbrooke & Yonge )
Please do vote for your favourite display- you have a chance to win $50.  (Voting begins on the 16th.)

and please visit Susan at the NTGA FALL ART SHOW
more information at

The public were invited by Artify to

make your mark with us during

an interactive art project
at the Queen St. West Art Crawl (QWAC)
Sept. 13 &14, 2014, Noon- 6 pm

Curator, Susan Brown and OCAD student curators
Artscape Youngplace
180 Shaw St.
helped visitors personally participate in creating
the QWAC Community Mural
and look what they produced!
Over 100 people brought their willingness to make a mark on public art…

Many Thanks to all who contributed 

and special gratitude to our Student Curators: Altea, Charlotte, Nora, and Rose 

at Liberal Jewellery's Storefront Window Gallery

The Bayview Art Tour '14 is coming!

Fourteenth Annual Bayview Art Tour And Sale Prep Underway

The Fourteenth Annual Bayview Art Tour And Sale takes place next month, and the participating artists have been very busy preparing work for this wonderful event. On the weekend of October 4th and 5th the community has the unique opportunity to visit the studios of twenty-five talented artists at ten venues. The quality of the art available on this tour is outstanding, and the opportunity to talk to the artists directly, and in many cases see where they create their work, make this an event not to be missed. New this year is a display of several artists work at the All Canadian Self Storage location at 1 Laird Drive. For further information, please visit

Susan with her display at home during the BAT

EXTRA's at the AGC 2016

The Artists' Garden will be hosting 3 artists during this year's tour:
  • Susan L. Brown
  • Joan McGivney
  • Lynn Spencer
We hope you can join us on October 15 & 16, enjoy light refreshments, an opportunity to stroll through the neighbourhood, and find that special work of art or craft to own or give.
see map below for BAT venues.

The Summer at AGC 2016 is energized Music & Active Arts !

Enjoy learning art, craft and photography techniques in a beautiful urban garden setting. One day or half day small group sessions with professional artists are held in an air-conditioned garden studio. July and August in the Artists' Garden. Register at least 7 days before the workshop date to confirm attendance. 

 Fri. July 1  (off site) 

3  – 9 pm

Join us on CANADA DAY !   a FREE Event

AGC will be at RV Burgess Park 
R.V. Burgess Park
46 Thorncliffe Park Drive
Toronto, ON M4H )

during MP Rob Oliphant's CANADA DAY Community event.

  • Come by for free perennial plants, 
  • help us create a community art installation activity
  • children's face-painting
and more! see us at the Eid Bazaar event creating the "Leaf it to the Wind" art project

Sun July 10

10 am – 4 pm

Mixed Media Portraits

Learn this extremely successful technique. Joan will show you how to use a photocopy of a favourite family photo to create an 8”x10” painting that will be a wonderful family momento. To get started, bring the original photo and an 8”x10” black & white photocopy of it to the workshop. Complete your artwork by the end of the workshop!                                                                 Code J10                                                                 artist/instructor:  JOAN MCGIVNEY                 register at-Eventbrite link
Workshop $95.
Materials $15.  paid to instructor  

Sat   July 16

11 am - 6 pm

Toronto ArtBLAST  AGC Showcase


Join us for the 1st Annual ArtBlast event across Toronto

The Artists' Garden will be hosting FUN FOR ALL AGES
  • an exhibit and sale of visual arts and crafts:

  • featuring works by Susan L. Brown, Joan McGivney and more
  • live music performance

  • performance schedule TBA

  • a community hands-on art project

with refreshments 
street parking
for more information about The Artists' Garden Cooperative-
      Community art project, art demos, art show & sale   and more!     register for free at-Eventbrite link           

Sun  July 17

11 am - 6 pm

Toronto ArtBLAST     AGC Showcase

Community art project, art demos, art show & sale and more!
register for free at-Eventbrite link

Sun  July 24

10 am - 4 pm

Finding a Painting Within a Few Feet

Enjoy completing a painting while working out of doors in a lovely urban garden( au plein air). Through several stages including planning, development and fine-tuning, participants will create and complete an acrylic painting. Paints, painting surfaces and equipment provided.     
Code J24                         
 artist/instructor: BARB RITCHIE                    
Workshop $95.
Materials $15.  paid to instructor  

Sat.  July 30

10 am – 1 pm

Dragonflies at Large - garden decor

Add a personal touch to your home or garden by creating big, bold dragonflies using colourful beads and rust resistant wire. Everyone will complete a one of a kind, custom made ornament to fit the garden, pool, front porch or bedroom.  All tools, materials and instruction sheets provided.   Code J30A                            
artist/instructor: IRENE SAKATA                                       
register at-Eventbrite link
Workshop   $55.
 Materials  $25.  paid to instructor  

 Sun July 31

1:30 – 4:30 PM

Jewelry 101 - a foundation course

Learn to make a unique keychain, earrings and bracelet using only four basic tools. As part of this foundation course you’ll find out how to make hooks and “dangles”, how to use jump and split rings, crimps, end pins  and more. Master basic techniques used to create many kinds of jewelry. All materials and instruction sheets provided. .   
Code J31P                           
 artist/instructor: IRENE SAKATA                                                                   register at-Eventbrite link
Workshop  $55.
 Materials  $25.  paid to instructor  

 Sat. Aug. 6

1:30 - 4:30 pm

Needle Felting for Beginners

Create one or more needle felted items like balls, ornaments, cat toys or felt jewelry. Basic techniques will be demonstrated and instructions about design choices and safe handling of tools will be included.   
Code A06P             
artist/instructor: ALISON REID           
Workshop  $55.
Materials  $10.   paid to instructor  

Sat  Aug 13

1:30 – 4:30 pm

Cookie Box Lantern Making

Learn how to create a lantern that is cut from box board (it can be an upcycled cookie or cereal box) and papered with colourful translucent paper for a stained glass effect. Discover ways of decorating paper and preparing it for use. The completed lantern may be equipped with a wire bail handle if desired. A variety of lighting options will be discussed, including safe LED lighting units.  All materials are provided. .                        WORKSHOP Code A13P                            
artist/instructor: ALISON REID                                                                                          register at- Eventbrite link 
Workshop   $55.
Materials    $15.   paid to instructor  

 Sun  Aug 14

10 am  -  1 pm

Introduction to Tintype Photography

Learn how authentic tintype portraits are created and about the history of this unique historical technique. Professional photographer, Horst Herget, will demonstrate  the wet plate process and produce a sample portrait of participants. All materials are provided. .                         
WORKSHOP Code A14A                           
 artist/instructor: HORST HERGET                                                                         register at-Eventbrite link
Workshop    $55.
Material   N/C

Sat Aug 20

10 am – 1 pm

Iris Fold Kimono Doll Cards  - patterns 1 & 2

Discover the ancient art of Origami while using a variety of papers to create “kimonos”.  Your completed designs are attached to a card. Everyone will complete three beautiful cards and take home templates to use at home. All materials are provided. .  
Code A20A                            
artist/instructor: IRENE SAKATA                                                                     register at-Eventbrite link                                               
Workshop    $55.
Materials   $25.    paid to instructor  

 Sun Aug 21

10 am - 4 pm

Finding a Painting Within a Few Feet

Enjoy completing a painting while working out of doors in a lovely urban garden ( au plein air). Through several stages including planning, development and fine-tuning, participants will create and complete an acrylic painting. Paints, painting surfaces and equipment provided.     
Code A21A                           
artist/instructor: BARB RITCHIE                                                                register at-Eventbrite link
Workshop   $95.
 Materials   $15.   paid to instructor  

Sat. Aug. 27

 10 am - 4 pm  

Mixed Media Portraits

Learn this extremely successful technique. Joan will show you how to use a photocopy of a favourite family photo to create an 8”x10” painting that will be a wonderful family momento. To get started, bring the original photo and an 8”x10” black & white photocopy of it to the workshop. Complete your artwork by the end of the workshop!   All materials provided.                                                                                                                       Code A27                         
artist/instructor: JOAN MCGIVNEY                                                                          register at-Eventbrite link
Workshop  $95.
Materials    $15.   paid to instructor  


Art Workshop REGISTRATION FORM for postal mail  - copy and print the form below   

Artists’ Garden Cooperative  Summer Active Arts Program

 Please Fill in  the Registration Information Below –
then Mail with Registration fee only*
(cheque or money order payable to The Committee for Visual Education)
mail to: AGC Registrar, 345 Balliol St. , Toronto, ON. , M4S 1E1 
or register and pay on line at  Eventbrite links
Date ________________
Registrant Name: _________________________________
Phone #__________________________ StreetAddress________________________________________________________
Postall Code_________________________ Email__________________________

Workshop Code_____________

Workshop Title _____________________________________

Registration /Workshop fee: $ __________

 *Material fee is paid directly to the Artist/Instructor during the workshop.
  • Please keep a copy of the registration form for your own records.
  • Groups of 4 or more students may arrange an alternate date/time for a workshop by contacting the AGC         Registrar : 416 487 0705.
Registration and fee must reach AGC no later than 7 days before the workshop date
Mailing Address: AGC , 345 Balliol St., Toronto, ON., M4S 1E1
Please register in person, on the web or by postal mail.                   
REGISTRATION FEES are non-refundable                                                                                                                 No registration will be taken at the time of a workshop.
Minimum registration to confirm a workshop- 3 registrants                              
I have read terms & conditions of registration at
Registrant signature _______________________________________________
( Parent/Guardian signature for youths between 14 – 18 yrs. Old )


From the Audience-
Aug. 3, 2016
"...this was my first visit to your garden/concert, only noticed it this year in Wholenote magazine.  Although I didn't win a prize, I was a winner for coming and listening to this totally enjoyable evening, including the Cardinals.
I'll likely be back again, thank you."

July 27, 2016
"What an incredible venue you have!  I took a picture of Joel and Peter, and it really does look they are performing in the Garden of Eden!  A lovely night all around. "

Plein Air Garden Salon Concerts                
Summer Schedule, 2016   PREVIEW- subject to change
     reserve your tickets at our Eventbrite links

(rain or shine)

July 6

Jeffery Straker

Folk pop/singer songwriter
July 13
Larry Bond

Jazz  quartet

*July 16
Toronto Art BLAST Showcase-      free event      11am -6pm

*July 17
Toronto Art BLAST    Showcase-       free event      11am -6pm
July 20
Nic ’n Norm 
Nicole Songbird Coward & Harpin’Norm Lucien

July 27

Joel Sheridan

Jazz/classic Pop vocal
Aug. 3
L’Amero ensemble

Aug. 10
 Melanie Peterson

Aug. 17
Maneli Jamal
Progressive  fingerstyle guitar
Aug. 24
Gannon/felix –folk
Aug. 31
Odin String Quartet
Classical /jazz

Tickets <–>  www. Eventbrite
from the performers:
"...Thank you to everyone who came to my Plein Air outdoor concert with Peter Hill, and made it such a success. Even though the rain actually stopped 15 minutes before showtime, I was sure no one would show up because of the unpredictable weather, but you all proved me wrong - bless your hearts! - with a near-capacity turn-out. It was truly a magical evening in a beautiful garden setting. Thanks to Peter, for his stellar playing, and to Susan Brown and her staff, and to all of you - the audience members - for making it such a very special evening of music." July, 2016- Joel Sheridan
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