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Call for Featured Artist Nominees

Call for Featured Artist Nominees

Each month the City of Brantford recognizes a local artist for their work. These artists range in talents from painters, artisans and mixed media artists to photographers, woodworkers, writers, and so much more. Is there an artist or artistic group whom you would like to see recognized? Nominate them to be a Featured Artist by completing the Featured Artist Nomination Form. This program has been running since 2015, so with five years of Featured Artists under our belt we can confidently say tha...
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March Featured Artist: Chad Martin/No One Goes Woodworking

March Featured Artist: Chad Martin/No One Goes Woodworking

Written by Trish Barsby March’s Featured Artist is Chad Martin of No One Goes Woodworking. Be it something simple like a 2x4 from the local hardware store or a piece of exotic wood from across the ocean, Chad sees the potential for it to be molded into something beautiful. Chad’s artistic journey began in Palmerston, ON, about 100 km northwest of Brantford. Coming from a long line of woodworkers, Chad would often help his mother with her own woodworking projects, which ultimately s...
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February Featured Artist: Carol Ann King

February Featured Artist: Carol Ann King

February’s Featured Artist is C.A. (Carol Ann) King, a Brantford-based award-winning and bestselling author with over 40 books available across multiple fantasy subgenres. King was diagnosed with clinical depression after losing her mother, father and spouse over a three year period. Her feelings of stress, grief and loss created walls of sadness around her and left a strong mark on her psyche. By redirecting her emotions, she found a new passion in writing that helped her as well as her ...
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January Featured Artist: Dean Ellis

January Featured Artist: Dean Ellis

Our first Featured Artist of 2020 is Dean Ellis, an event photographer and mixed media artist who works with pen and ink, oil painting, sculpture, the occasional written piece, and anything else that “strikes [his] fancy.”  Dean has been surrounded by art and artists since he was a child – he’s a fourth generation artist – so it was no surprise that he ended up with the talent and passion for the arts. His mother was a painter and singer, and his grandmother w...
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December Featured Artist: Doug Flinders

December Featured Artist: Doug Flinders

December’s Featured Artist is Doug Flinders, a Brantford-born and raised photographer, bushcraft artist, and wilderness guide. Spending time outdoors “helps all the stresses in [his] everyday life melt away” and he enjoys the challenges of exploring new and less travelled places.  As a child, his experiences outdoors felt challenging to him, and left him wanting more. When younger, he loved camping and experiencing nature. As he grew more comfortable outdoors, he began le...
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November Featured Artist: Rosslynn Weavers

November Featured Artist: Rosslynn Weavers

November’s Featured Artist is 11-year old Rosslynn Weavers, an enthusiastic and talented emerging artist and creator from Brantford. Rosslynn has loved arts and crafts since she was young enough to hold a crayon. Although painting on canvas is her favourite, she also enjoys painting on pottery and clay, and loves all arts and crafts. What she loves most about painting is the rhythm she gets into when she is focused on creating, and loves how flexible painting is. “I like how easy it...
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October Featured Artist: Nathan Balog

October Featured Artist: Nathan Balog

October’s Featured Artist is Nathan (Nate) Balog, a Brantford metal artist and the owner of Nate’s Custom Metal Worx. Balog began working for a steel manufacturer in his early teens, where he learned basic welding techniques through trial and error. His biggest inspiration was his grandfather, Nicholas Balog, who could regularly be found working in his shop on different wood projects. “When I saw how he could build anything…” Nathan recalls, “…I wante...
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