Announcement: Black Water Art cancelled

For the last three years White Water Gallery has run Black Water Art, a short, commercial exhibition where 100% of the proceeds from sales went directly to the artists. Members were able to submit a piece for free while non-members paid a submission fee of $30 (Memberships cost $25 a year so it was cheaper to become a member). We have recently been informed that this exhibition is contrary to Canada’s regulations governing charitable organizations, and in response we have cancelled the Black Water Art exhibition.

We want to thank the artists that have participated in this event in the past for making each year’s exhibition a success, and we hope to find new ways to engage our members in the future.

Thanks everyone for a great three years!

Pub Night fundraiser November 18th

Pub Night posterThe White Water Gallery will be hosting a pub night at Cecil’s Eatery & Beer Society on November 18th from 8pm – 1am featuring an open mic and salon-style art gallery. In addition to being an opportunity to showcase local artistic talent, the fundraiser is also an opportunity for members of the community to meet the Gallery’s board of directors and staff.

The White Water Gallery’s Social Response Committee (SRC) is inviting artists to participate in the salon by bringing up to two pieces of their work to display in Cecil’s Map Room during the event. There is limited space, so works will be displayed on a first come, first serve basis, and all works must be removed by the end of the evening. Any dimensions, style, or medium is accepted, but the artwork must be able to be displayed on site. There will be chairs and tables available for displaying work, but artists are welcome to bring in their own easels if they wish. The Gallery is not responsible for any lost, stolen, or damaged items, and any sales of work are the responsibility of the artist.

There is a $5 cover charge to attend the event, and all funds raised at the door will directly support the White Water Gallery. Artists are also welcome to participate in our open mic in Cecil’s main room.

CABIN ART coming soon!

Looking for an outlet for your creativity that won’t clutter your closets? Want to collaborate with other artists for the greater good? Then why not participate in the White Water Gallery’s Cabin Art fundraiser?

The White Water Gallery is inviting aspiring and established artists to come down to the gallery next week to help create some Cabin Art; art that looks great on a wall (it doesn’t have to be in a cabin) but may not have the time and effort put into it to be considered fine art. Instead it is fun art, the kind you make with other people while sharing some laughs and a cup of coffee/tea. The canvases are all stretched and ready to go, so drop by the gallery Wednesday (Nov 5) to Friday (Nov 7) from 11 am – 6:30pm to get your art on.

Cabin Art prep 1Cabin Art prep 2

All pieces will be unlabelled and sold for $40. 100% of the funds raised will go to the Gallery. The fundraiser runs through December 19, so if you can’t make it next week, don’t worry. We’ll have more opportunities to get involved throughout the month of November.

Meet & Greet with Northern Images Festival

NIF-Meet-&-Greet-poster-(OctPresented by: NORTHERN IMAGES FESTIVAL and WHITE WATER GALLERY meet & greet event for ACTORS and FILMMAKERS Are you an actor looking to get in front of the camera? Are you a screenwriter, a producer, or director looking to connect with actors for your film projects? Check out the NIF meet & greet! Meet other creatives in a fun, casual environment!

Wednesday, October 8th
Wednesday, Nov. 12th (includes tour of Media Lab facilites)
Wednesday, Dec. 10th

TIME: 6pm-8pm
PLACE: White Water Gallery, 122 Main St. E., North Bay
COST: free

White Water Gallery General Meeting

The White Water Gallery invites all general members to a meeting on October 3rd at 7pm to gather for the purposes of revising our Constitution and Bylaws as we are applying for Supplementary Letters Patent. This is part of the process that must be taken to gain charitable status and as such we have called this meeting quickly to make the following changes:

Revision #1

Article 2: Objectives
Section 1: To Exhibit Contemporary, Innovative Visual Art. The primary objective of the Gallery shall be to bring to the community of North Bay the work of contemporary, innovative, visual artists. Section 2: To Present Special Cultural Events. A further objective of the Gallery shall be to bring to the community of North Bay special artistic and cultural events, such as presentations of media art, performance art, film and video screenings, concerts, lectures, workshops, and literary readings. Section 3: To Act as a Resource Centre. A further objective of the Gallery shall be to act as a resource centre and meeting place for individuals and community groups interested in the arts. Section 4: To Promote Contemporary Art. A further objective of the Gallery shall be to promote interest in contemporary art within the community and the schools.

Revision (Recommended by CRA):
Article 2: Objectives
To advance the public’s appreciation of the arts by producing public art exhibitions and presentations, and by providing a forum for qualified artists to exhibit, present, or perform their artistic works through participation in such events.

Revision #2

Article 7: Dissolution
The White Water Gallery may only be dissolved by agreement of a four-fifths majority of the General Membership present at an Annual General Meeting. Upon dissolution, the Board of Directors shall have power to dispose of the property and assets of the Gallery in a way they feel will benefit the community, after paying all debts and liabilities of the Gallery.

Revision (Recommended by CRA):
Upon the dissolution of the corporation and after payment of all debts and liabilities, its remaining property shall be distributed or disposed of to charities registered under the Income Tax Act (Canada), in Canada.

If you have any questions or wish to review our existing constitutions and bylaws. Please feel free to contact the White Water Gallery at (705)476-2444 or via email at or please find the existing documents in the link below.

white water gallery constitution