VAGA – Visual Artists of Gananoque and Area

VAGA was established in June 1993 as a direct off-shoot of the Festival of the Islands. We are a group of artists and art lovers, with an annually elected executive and monthly meetings.  Our co-op gallery was Established  in 1993 and boasts several thousand visitors each year. Up to 30 artists display their original works in many mediums.

VAGA Gallery

VAGA Gallery features original art in watercolour, oil, pastel, acrylic, collage, encaustic, pen and ink, graphite, sculptures, original art greeting cards, by Canadian artists residing in the 1000 Islands region of Eastern Ontario. We would be delighted to welcome you to our gallery.

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About VAGA

 VAGA was established in June 1993 as a direct off-shoot of the Festival

of the Islands. We are a group of artists and art lovers, with an annually

elected executive and monthly meetings.  Our co-op gallery was

Established  in 1993 and boasts several thousand visitors each year.

Up to 30 artists display their original works in many mediums.

Get a copy of the Gallery Registration Form

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Gerry Hogaboam

Gerry Hogaboam About the Artist Painterly, bold, expressive strokes of paint - representational and abstract - capture the essence of Gerry Hogaboam’s chosen subject in watercolour and acrylic. Gerry’s technical skill and personal style continue to develop...
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Carla Miedema

Artist, Carla Miedema, was born in Holland, and after growing up in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, has spent the last 40+ years living in the Cloyne area, on the edge of the Canadian Shield.  Over the years she took numerous art interest courses, and in 1991 graduated from Queen’s University with a degree in Fine Art.

Faridah Noor - Barn

Faridah Noor

Faridah Noor has been a resident in Canada for the last eight years.  She has had an interest in art and took up painting seriously in the last 5 years. She had taken lessons at the Senior Center and participated in many workshops.  She had exhibited her work at various locations locally and at Global Affairs (A Taste of Malaysia) in Ottawa…Her main works are in watercolours and acrylics.

Carolyn Huff Winters

I started painting in 2010, when a friend suggested I should take an art class with her. I was going through chemotherapy at the time, and I needed something to fill the empty hours. I didn’t learn a lot in that class, but I got the bug and rarely does a day go by when I’m not painting. My formal education is as a Nurse (Oncology), but in the past 7 years I’ve spent over 700 hours in art classes and workshops. Inspiration for my work is everywhere, and I notice details and beauty in the ordinary and routine. After painting landscapes for a few years, I tried abstracts and discovered they’re the most difficult type of painting I’ve ever done. I continue to paint landscapes, but I have added abstracts and now charcoal paintings which I finish with acrylic paint.

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Ingrid Schmidt

Ingrid received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Queen’s University and her Fine Arts Diploma from St. Lawrence College in Kingston. Ingrid paints mainly in  watercolor and  acrylic in a fresh expressionistic style. The mighty St Lawrence river and the rugged landscape offer constant inspiration. She is a founding member of the very successful artist run V.A.G.A. Art Gallery (Visual Artists of Gananoque and Area). After 25 years we now have our permanent venue at 186 King  St. East.

Layne Larsen

Layne Larsen is a self-taught artist who works in a variety of media, including acrylic, watercolour, egg tempera and graphite.  His subjects include aviation, wildlife (particularly birds), architecture, military subjects and the human figure. His paintings hang in public and private collections in more than 30 countries around the world and in several Canadian aviation museums. He is listed in Canada’s “Who’s Who” and operates a full-service framing business.