A Dynamic Collective of Local Artists

A Dynamic Collective of Local Artists

Shows at UpTown Gallery



Timeless Reflections


Featured artists: Jim HeldmannLouise MaréeSupria Karmakar, and Cathy Pascoe

UpTown Gallery of Waterloo is proud to present a new art exhibition called Timeless Reflections featuring artworks by four gallery artists highlighting coloured pencil drawings and encaustic, oil, and watercolour paintings.

This show also includes a special exhibit of smaller works of art.  As always, the UpTown Gallery has unique Art Cards by our artists for every occasion.

The exhibition runs from Thursday, November 21st, 2013 until Tuesday, January 21st, 2014.

The Opening Reception is Sunday, November 24th from 2 - 4 pm in the Uptown Gallery in the Waterloo Town Square. Come and enjoy the art and meet the artists.  Refreshments will be served.



Jim Heldmann paints in watercolours as an expression of his artistic talent and for the joy of creating something beautiful. Watercolours allow him to obtain luminous colours.  He is encouraged to paint because of the delight that his paintings give to people.

Supria Karmakar uses the encaustic medium because of its translucent qualities and versatile layering capacities, lending itself beautifully to the narrative quality of her work.  For Timeless Reflections, she plays with the idea of how elements in our lives, the journey, the path that we take, are timeless in itself, and she uses the encaustic medium's reflective quality to portray the narrative essence of timelessness and inward reflection.

Louise Marée's  style is impressionistic, taken from flashes of the passing scene.  She works in oil medium with painter's knives and brushes, covering the canvas with texture, colour and transparent layers until the atmosphere and detail satisfies the palate and the palette.

Cathy Pascoe is a self taught artist. During her teaching career, art was simply a hobby. Until recently, her work was only done in graphite pencil on paper. In 2005, she began using coloured pencils. At the same time, she began to broaden her interests, by moving away from portraiture to other subjects. Her subject matter is varied. What is consistent is that she is fascinated by light, translucence and shadow.



        a multidisiplinary art exhibition

featured artists: Barbara Di Renzo, Deborah Pryce and Joanne Makulski

UpTown Gallery presents Adornment, an imaginative exploration of ornamentation, including mixed media, eco-friendly works, ceramic sculpture and painting. This show will also include aDOORnment, a special exhibit of our artists’ interpretation of wreaths.

The exhibition opens Thursday, September 26 and continues until Sunday, November 17, 2013.

The opening reception is Sunday, October 6, from 2 – 4 pm. 



Barbara Di Renzo creates eco-friendly, mixed media art based on recycled metal. She creates unique metal sculptures that she incorporates in her contemporary paintings. Barbara is inspired by colour, shapes and re-using everyday objects.

Deborah Pryce is a multi-media artist having fun blurring the lines of traditional painting by adding sculptural elements to create mixed media abstracts. Tradition and history are also celebrated in her acrylic paintings of architectural details.

Joanne Makulski's interest in words inspires her whimsical illustrations in clay and colour.



About Face

         - an oil and graphite portrait exhibition

featured artists: Sanela Dizdar and Kerry L. Ross

This summer, UpTown Gallery presents, About Face, an exhibition of oil paintings and graphite drawings by two local artists. Join us in exploring unique individual character, truth and beauty through the human face. 

The exhibition opens Wednesday, July 24th and continues until Tuesday, September 24th, 2013. 

The opening reception is Thursday, July 25th from 7 to 9 pm.


Sanela Dizdar explores the depth of emotions in monochromatic scale of individual characters in graphite and pencil. She also paints unique moments of their lives with oils.

Kerry L. Ross sees the human face as a landscape to express larger social issues. Her interpretive portrait oil paintings focus on unearthing the enigmatic power inherent in individuals. Her goal is to transcend the image of a given individual, to register their unknowability and to attain a level of universality.



Flower Faire

         - spring is blooming at the gallery!

featured artists: Jane BayneElaine CowanMary GuillaumeMary Lou Hiller

What is more welcome at this time of year than the glorious colours and scents of the flowers we only dream of over the winter months!  Flower Faire, the newest exhibition at UpTown Gallery is a feast for your eyes. The featured artists for this exhibit are multi-media artists Elaine Cowan, Jane Bayne, Mary Lou Hiller and Mary Guillaume.

The exhibition opens Thursday, May 23rd and continues until Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013.

The opening reception is Sunday, May 26 from 2 to 4 pm.

About the Artists:

Jane Bayne tours her garden and neighbourhood, camera in hand to catch blooms at their peak.  She uses watercolours and acrylics to capture these once a year moments of beauty.

Elaine Cowan: Watercolours and acrylics are used by Elaine Cowan to portray one of her favourite and inspiring subjects to paint - the beautiful colours of Springtime flowers.

Mary Guillaume is inspired by the delightful shapes and colours of the world of plants and flowers. She lives and works near St. Jacobs and is fortunate to be located next-door to the Bo-De Greenhouses – a favourite place to wander among the blooming plants that are nurtured from late winter on. 

Mary Lou Hiller has sketched, painted, collaged and spiritually inhaled flowers all her life.  Whether using them as featured players or supporting cast in her work she has found them to be an inexhaustible source of colour and design inspiration.



featured artists: Julie Krahule, Gary Mousseau, and Michelle Salter

Spring is around the corner and UpTown Gallery is thrilled to present, WonderWorld, an exciting exhibition that explores how we interact with our natural environment.   The featured artists for this exhibition are botanical artist and painter, Julie Krahule; potter and wood turner, Gary Mousseau; and encaustic painter, Michelle Salter.   

The exhibition opens Thursday, March 21 and continues until Sunday, May 19, 2013.

The opening reception is Sunday, March 24th from 2 to 4 pm.

About the Artists:

Julie Krahule embraces the wonders of nature as she works with natural plant material to create her award-winning botanical art. She is committed to promoting the power of horticultural therapy. As well, she finds inspiration from the enchanting poetry of her uncle, Maironis, interpreting his words with abstract acrylic paintings. 

Gary Mousseau makes truly unique, one-of-a-kind sculpture and functional pieces by integrating pottery and custom-crafted wood.  He turns exotic and local wood on a lathe to fit harmoniously with his thrown or hand-built pottery – a perfect marriage.

Michelle Salter's encaustic paintings are inspired by nature and what she sees around her everyday. She loves the challenge of interpreting iconic Canadian landscape in a fresh way. Encaustic is a medium made from beeswax that gives her work both an implied depth and an actual sculptural quality.