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Along Came A Muskrat and
Other Modern Age Dreams of

The exhibition is intended to spark conversation on universal themes around concern for the environment and climate change while creating space for audiences to explore and discuss the broader topic of reconciliation. IceBear’s art invokes our imagination, and this exhibition provides us with a fine selection of his paintings, sculptures, and mixed media.

IceBear was born into the Ojibway community known as Chippewas of Nawash, on the Bruce Peninsula just north of Wiarton, Ontario.. His work has been exhibited in France, Italy, Austria, New York, Dallas, Sacramento, Beijing and Taiwan, and many points in between. Major public artworks can be found in Sidney and Victoria, BC. 

Donna C. Stewart’s artwork is inspired Lake Huron, the local landscape and the joy or solitude our interactions with these places brings. Donna believes that through informed, respectful interactions with the outdoors, whether it be through childhood play, sport, recreation or interest in the natural world, people come to understand and appreciate the environment and ultimately, develop a desire to protect it. She thinks it is essential to the future of the Saugeen Bruce Peninsula that this concept be nurtured and celebrated through the arts that come from Ontario’s ‘natural retreat. Donna is involved with online and local art communities. She is a member of the non-profit “Shoreline Artists”, and established the group “Saugeen Bruce Peninsula Plein Air”. Donna’s work was included in the “Portraits of Resilience Project” which was highlighted digitally in the Art Gallery of Ontario’s exhibition “I AM HERE: Home Movies and Everyday Masterpieces”. She has shown work at Federation Gallery, in Vancouver, B.C and Deep Water Gallery, in Wiarton, ON. Donna is a supporting member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, Pastel Canada, and the Canadian Society of Painters of Watercolour. She has a B.A., a B.Ed., and a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Technology-Based Learning.

Donna C. Stewart
Shorescapes: Studies of
Lake Huron's Coast


Catalyst 23: PSDS Senior
Art Students

Wiarton, ON- In collaboration with The Wiarton and District Chamber of Commerce and Kelly Mcdougall, PSDS art instructor, Deep Water Gallery presents Catalyst:23, a showcase of exceptional youth talent. 

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Gidaanikoobijiganinaabaniig Bi-giiwewag; Our Late Ancestors are Coming Home.

Deep Water Gallery (DWG) in Wiarton, Ontario - Is proud to present  Gidaanikoobijiganinaabaniig Bi-giiwewag; Our Late Ancestors are Coming Home.

This exhibition features repatriated artifacts of Saugeen Ojibway Nation (SON) as well as fine art and craft created by the Archaeological monitors of SON. This exhibition features textiles, beadwork, digital photography, and painting, reflecting the connections between current and historical ways of making.

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Revolutions: Grey-Bruce
Woodturners Guild

Deep Water Gallery is pleased to present Revolutions:

The Grey-Bruce Woodturners Guild (GBWG) has a long history of camaraderie amongst the wood turners of Grey and Bruce Counties in the province of Ontario in Canada. The Grey-Bruce Woodturners Guild was established to provide an open, informative, and relaxed atmosphere where anyone interested in woodturning could develop their skills, increase their knowledge, and enjoy the company of others with similar interests.

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Wood/Land: Annual Juried Exhibition

Wood/Land: reflects the relationships and influences of the forest. Artist submissions consider the Wood/Land through technique, perspective or subject matter. What of the land, which grows the tree? What do forests and woodlands mean to us?

"The woods are never solitary- they are full of whispering, beckoning, friendly life. But the sea is a mighty soul, forever moaning of some great, unshareable sorrow which shuts it up into itself for all eternity.

We can never pierce its infinite mystery- we may only wander, awed and spell-bound, on the outer fringe of it.

The woods call us with a hundred voices, but the sea has one only- a mighty voice that drowns our souls in its majestic music. The woods are human, but the sea is of the company of the archangels."

L.M. Montgomery

Stuart Burgess: All Creatures Great and Small

Stuart James Burgess has a BFA in Fine Art and Art Education from the Nova Scotia College of Art. He lives on a bush lot on the Bruce Peninsula and the creatures that share that environment inhabit his work. He primarily uses coloured pencil and linoprinting to create his images,

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Silvia Pecota
Remembering our Fallen:

Toronto-born, Silvia Pecota, is an award-winning artist and photographer whose work covers the world's four corners. She has exhibited in Canada, the United States, Germany, Italy, the former Soviet Union, and Afghanistan. Since 1985, her photographs have appeared internationally in several top publications.

She was chosen in 2003 to participate in the Canadian Forces Artist Program. She explores the military world through her camera lens and has spent time at Canadian military bases, in Haiti and Afghanistan. She transforms her photo-based work into complex compositions to honour soldiers' courage and sacrifice, capturing soldiers at both their strongest and most vulnerable.

Deborah Masters: Flight

As an artist, Deborah Masters has always been drawn to old-world finishes and the timeless beauty of their imperfections and antiquity. Old books entrance Masters with their rich earthy, subtle colours worn so beautifully by years of handling, creating the books' exterior story: a tangible story connecting to our parents and ancestors. Knowing they held and enjoyed the same books is a cherished thought, and these surfaces influence the process and the appearance of the backgrounds in Masters' work. 

Her paintings encompass the love for these finishes and the love for animals. Although the birds and animals in Master's work represent her journey, they may also connect the viewer to their own story. Masters hopes her paintings draw the viewer into nature's sensitive and beautiful world, full of light, colour and design. She works many layers into her paintings to capture this effect of timeless antiquity.

Debora Masters studied encaustics at the Ontario College of Art and has a Fine Arts and Graphic Design diploma, with furthering studies in France. 
Masters' art and decorative work have been featured in several Canadian Magazines, including The Globe and Mail. Her artwork is owned in many private collections across Canada, Dubai and the Turks and Caicos.
She paints full-time in her studio in the Town of The Blue Mountains.

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Sakiasie: Pareidolia

 Deep Water Gallery proudly presents the indigenous artist Sakiasie in his inaugural exhibition, Pareidolia, from July 28, 2022, to August 28, 2022, with an artist reception held Saturday, August 6, 2022, from 7 pm to 9 pm.


Sakiasie was born in Iqaluit, Nunavut. As an Inuit artist, he primarily creates contemporary Indigenous art using ink on paper. Through his large, free-hand, symmetrical drawings, he explores an internal desire for balance, harmony, and calm. Sakiasie is self-taught and has a studio currently on the Bruce Peninsula.

Deep Water Gallery is a Wiarton and District Chamber of Commerce initiative that offers networking and exhibition opportunities to regional artists from Grey and Bruce counties. The gallery is an inclusive space vital for community wellbeing, nurturing engagement, education, shared experiences and understanding through art appreciation.


Deep Water Gallery gratefully acknowledges the support of our sponsors; Bruce County, Bruce Power, The Town of South Bruce Peninsula and the Wiarton and District Chamber of Commerce.

PSDS: Catalyst: 22

Deep Water Gallery proudly presents Catalyst:22, a display of artwork from the talented senior students from Peninsula Shores District School. Deep Water Gallery gratefully acknowledges the support of Bruce County, Bruce Power and the Town of South Bruce Peninsula for its support. 

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Stella Coultas: Earth, Fire,
Wind, Water

Stella Coultas captures dynamic elements and forces of nature within layered sculptures and constructed paintings. 

Coultas' use of wire, canvas, cotton, and paint captures and emphasizes her subject matter's movement and energy. Her inspiration is largely from the natural world, everything from distant galaxies to the tracery of veins in rotting leaves. With her imagery, she seeks to convey the creative and destructive forces at work in the universe.

Blue Water Quilters Guild
Isewlation: Creating Amid Covid

Deep Water Gallery is pleased to present; Isewlation: Creating Amid Covid: by the members of the Bluewater

Quilters' Guild. This exhibition features exceptional 

work made during the lockdown, including a diverse "covid quilt" assembled from independent squares made by guild members.

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Tracey-Mae Chambers: #hopeandhealingcanada

Sylvia Elliott: Layered Stories

Sylvia Kristina Elliott was born in Germany, grew up in Toronto and for the past eighteen years has lived by the shore of Lake Huron near Tobermory on the Bruce Peninsula.  At midlife, she made it possible to study fine art at York University (Toronto).  Sylvia's artwork is included in collections in many countries and she has won several awards.  In the past five years, her work has been exhibited at the BPSA Co-op Gallery (Ferndale), Circle Arts Gallery (Tobermory), Durham Art Gallery (Durham), Santa Fe Gallery (Owen Sound), Double Door Studios and Gallery (Anten Mills).  Sylvia has organized and curated art shows for Sources of Knowledge at the Parks Canada Visitor Centre in Tobermory.  She is a member of the Bruce Peninsula Society of Artists and Co-op Gallery and the Milkweed Collective (Toronto).

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Ofra Svorai and David Robinson: Free Isolation

Deep Water Gallery presents the exhibition Free Isolation, featuring regional artists David Robinson and Ofra Svorai.  

Free Isolation; is an exploration of the Canadian Landscape.

Ofra Svorai's oil paintings depict the deep connection between the artist and nature, capturing the vibrant colours of pervading light and shadow. Svorai paints landscapes from around Georgian Bay and the Beaver Valley, where she resides. 


The artist David Robinson is an avid bicycler, with work documenting his many forays along isolated highways and secluded rest stops. The narratives within the work encapsulate the pervading anxiety often felt by lone travellers. Soft hazy brushstrokes give the viewer a sense of motion and fleeting memory. We get a glimpse of these stories experienced through Robinson's eyes.

 PSDS: Catalyst:19

Wiarton, ON- In collaboration with The Wiarton and District Chamber of Commerce and Kelly Mcdougall, PSDS art instructor, Deep Water Gallery presents Catalyst:19, a showcase of exceptional youth talent. The exhibition runs until January 7, 2021. 

Covid 19 has changed arts and education in drastic ways. Yet, the creativity of our youth continues to thrive despite all odds. It is heartening to learn from younger generations; the positivity, perseverance and adaptability to harsh and trying times. Catalyst 19: is more than an art exhibition; it is the beginning of a bright and vibrant future for our local students.

Catalyst 19: features the artwork of PSDS students Meena Nault, Erica Myles, Amber Curtis, Rebecca Berg and Mariah Schneidmiller. Each artist undertakes different challenges within their work. Meena Nault, Mariah Schneidmiller, and Amber Curtis explore identity through portraiture with clever framing and expressive colour. Rebecca Berg, meanwhile, takes a more conceptual approach with satirical reimaginings of traditional landscapes; think fantasy sea creatures meet Bob Ross. The work of Erica Myles explores the process of painting, ranging from expressive brushwork to highly detailed and precious observational studies. 

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Christian Bernard Singer and Gary Eden: The Language of Trees

Deep Water Gallery is proud to present its second exhibition, The Language of Trees, featuring the work of Christian Bernard Singer and Gary Eden. This exhibition is co-hosted by the Wiarton and District Chamber of Commerce and runs from January 9 to February 16, 2020.


The Language of Trees: We live in a time in which human activity has pushed our planet to the very edges of survival, as we regard nature with a sense of otherness – an entity that exists to be mastered and controlled. Yet, in reality, humans exist as a part of a larger interdependent life force within the natural world.


Christian Bernard Singer carefully selects, arranges and orders forest sheddings (pine needles) to create riotously colourful small constructions that evoke movements caused by larger natural forces. A steward of natural materials, Singer brings respectful attention to the simple pine needle, while adding new poetic metaphors to address our powers of observation as conscious individuals within a larger interconnected whole.


The work of Gary Eden seeks a different sort of stewardship; Eden encases the remnants of trees within patinated copper, creating sculptural relics that seemingly function like historical time capsules of the forest – works which simultaneously become artefacts and monuments of nature.

Paul Duff and Constance Maconaghie: The Edge of Paradise

Deep Water Gallery will present its inaugural exhibition; The Edge of Paradise; featuring the work of Paul Duff and Constance Maconaghie. The Wiarton and District Chamber of Commerce co-hosts this exhibition.

The Edge of Paradise: Landscape painting has always been central to the portrayal of the Canadian Identity. The artwork of Paul Duff and Constance Maconaghie continues this tradition with paintings influenced by the Bruce Peninsula. Duff explores both the dramatic and the subtle beauty of the rugged landscape found mere kilometres from his Mar studio. The landscapes of Constance Maconaghie are as much a meditation on the silence and beauty of nature in Grey and Bruce as it is a comment on the threat of encroaching noise and crowded conditions in this area.

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