The Wellington Gallery is proud to have been regularly featured in the press throughout the years. Here are some of the Press articles we have saved highlighting the Gallery's History.
The Gallery added a Large, Custom, Bar in 2007 and featured many sold out art shows. At the time, the 5000 square foot Gallery and Lounge was the largest Gallery and Hospitality Venue North of Toronto.
Robert Bateman was a special artist for the Wellington Gallery. In fact, the Wellington Gallery bought and sold the two most expensive Batemen original Paintings of Horses ever created.
The paintings were entitled, Winter Gathering and Mustang Country. A large percentage of the sales proceeds were donated to Charity to foster Robert Bateman's foundation.
Featured behind the Gallery owner is an original A.Y. Jackson painting and an original Jean Paul Riopelle painting.
The Gallery at the time featured original artwork from all members of the Group of Seven and many other famous Canadian Historical artists.
Toller Cranston visited the Wellington Gallery for the opening reception of his exhibition "The Wonder of Winter" in November 2006. It was the Highest sales show in the History of the Gallery.
Toller shipped his Originals from his home in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico to the Wellington Gallery and all of his Paintings sold on Opening Night. Toller was a very energetic and charismatic artist who captured the imagination of art collectors.
Often, the Wellington Gallery would feature a Group Show. "Best of Breed" featured the best wildlife artists in Canada.
The Wellington Gallery works closely with artists in the community. Hidden Beauty was a show feauring several local artists.
For several years, in January of each year, the Wellington Gallery would run an art competition featuring the best high school and university artists in Ontario. The popular shows entitled "Class Act" were an instant success and launched many young artists on their career paths!
The largest painting ever puchased by the Gallery was an original from Jim Reid. The Gallery still owns the painting today. It measures, 6 feet high x 10 feet long!
Jim would paint these large and very special compositions in Nature (plein air).
"One of the most unique and talented artists I have ever met", says Gallery Owner, Emil Simon, is Judy Sherman. Judy's art makes people smile and feel good....what more can be said! An artist with classical training who often incorporates toys, pop art and humour in her work....
The Wellington Gallery was awarded with the New Venture Award in 2005 at the Business Commerce Awards held by Aurora's Chamber of Commerce.
The most successful artist at the Wellington Gallery is Terry Watkinson. The Gallery started featuring Terry's work in 2004 and had 8 consecutive sold out shows for Terry.
He is a truly special artist and the Gallery is so proud to know that many collectors have an original Watkinson in their home!