Shows & Events


These events are hosted by The Collective or feature our members. FOLLOW US!! We’ll let you know of workshops & events of interest to artists, writers, photographers.  Of course, information is fluid, changing as opportunities arise: click on event links for details.

EventOpen to publicWhereCost MmbrCost PublicDateTime
The Write ThingYes!La Belle Sorelle$3$319Mar
Members’ Coffee HouseNoSandfield CentreFreex2Apr
Workshop: Painting Bodacious BabesYesGreen Valley$70 or $120$85 or $1351May
Glengarry Pioneer Museum ShowYesGlengarry Pioneer Museum: Dunvegan$20x11-19 Jul Museum hours
The Collectif Does Books
YesAlexandria Libraryxx1-30 SepLibrary hours
WOWYesMain Street Alexandria $20 xOpening party
Workshop: Building Creative MomentumYesGreen Valley$115$12517 Oct 10:00-16:00

Workshops: dates TBD

Bodacious Babes, painting the female figure

Friday, 1 May 2020  10:00 – 16:00  Green Valley Community Centre
Join this adventure into speed-painting & create three acrylic aintings of the female form. Explore a fast, inspiring approach to the creative process. Bold colours, energized brushstrokes & a no-holds-barred approach are just the beginning of this exhilarating & uplifting class. All levels.

Members $70. Non-members $85 if you bring your own materials Supply list will be sent to registrants. OR

Members $120, non-members $135 with all materials included (paint, canvas, brushes, rag, palette, etc.)

Send registration fee by e-transfer to or mail your cheque to Box 864  Alexandria ON  K0C 1A0  by Saturday 18 April. Minimum 8 & maximum 15, reserved on a first-paid basis. For details/information, contact Yvonne at


Saturday, 17 October, 10:00 am – 16:00 pm. Green Valley Community Centre. $115 per member, $125/nonmember: minimum 10 people. All materials included. 

Whether just starting out or a seasoned professional, we all get creatively stuck sometimes. 
In this workshop learn tips, tricks & tools to break through creative blocks & maintain flow. Experiment with playful creative exercises designed to loosen you up & get you out of your head — including experimentation with paint, mark-making, collage & mixed media.  Discover studio practices that best foster & nurture creativity, learn ways to implement these habits into your own practice & go home with resources to explore further (& of course, Golden samples!)

About our workshop leader: Andrea Warren is a visual artist & educator based in Ottawa, Ontario. Since 2008 she has been a Working Artist for Golden Artist Colors, providing demos & hands-on workshops for art associations, universities, galleries & art supply retailers across central & eastern Canada. She also teaches with various non-profit organisations to provide community art classes. She’s done several with us! Andrea received her degree in art & philosophy from Trinity Western University (Langley, BC). She has been featured in publications such as Create! & Art Ascent Magazine

For details/information, contact Yvonne at

Note: Paintings may still be wet when class is over.  Recommend bringing garbage bags to protect your car. Send your registration fee by e-transfer to or send your cheque to Box 864 Alexandria ON K0C 1A0 by 30 September. Minimum 10, max 15 & reserved on a first-paid basis. 

Library Shows

SDG Alexandria Library Art Series / Exposition d’art – Meet and Greets are generally .held the first Saturday of every month, 11:00am / Rencontres avec l’artiste auront lieu le premier samedi de chaque mois.

March – Paulette Laroque Rozon. Rencontre avec l’artiste, 7 mars

April – Yvonne Callaway, Meet & Greet TBD

SeptemberThe Collectif members exhibit works related to books.