Located in the heart of La Promenade Waterfront, we are the jewel of the newly created tourist destination. Our gallery is owned and operated by the Bathurst Art Society (1991) maintaining a gallery presence in our community since 1996. We now have over 50 members most of whom are local artists with work of all styles, and mediums on display at the gallery. Our art work is constantly changing in order to keep your visits fresh and stimulating.
In 2008, an addition was added to our gallery that doubled our space including a new entrance to the center of the Village. This allowed us to open a teaching/meeting room at the rear of the building to facilitate teaching art to our community. The mandate of the Bathurst Art Society is, “To unite artists of the community for purposes of friendship, networking, cultural development, and promotion of the arts.”
Visual arts are a vital part of our culture, a reflection of our society and the diversity of its people. Art is the documentation of a civilization over a period of time. It is crucial to retain this achievement for future generations.
Please come in to experience the developing role of art in our community which is an expression of the love the artists have for our Chaleur Bay region.
Melindria draws her inspiration from her surroundings. The buildings, and landscapes which have touched her life are often the subjects of her art. Her favorite media are watercolor, gouache, dry and oil pastel, ink, colored pencil and graphite. The artist’s creative expression ranges from realism to abstract.
She was born and lived in NYC for much of her adult life. In 2003, she and her husband purchased a cottage on the Restigouche River in McLeods, New Brunswick. The artist became a member of the Bathurst Art Society in 2004, and a member of the Galerie Restigouche Gallery in Campbellton in 2005. She was granted a permit to work as a fine artist by the Canadian government in 2006, and became a Permanent Resident of Canada in 2013.
Melindria has been exhibiting publicly since 1978. Her work has been accepted into juried shows in NY, the New England states and Canada. Her most recent solo exhibitions have been with the Galerie Restigouche Gallery, and the Sohns Gallery in Bangor, Maine.
She has a B.A. degree in Art History from the University of Wisconsin. She received formal training in fine art during her college years, and in private classes while living in NYC.
Melindria has been teaching abstract art workshops since 2007.
A native of Bathurst, Kevin became interested in painting in his early fifties, so when an oil painting course was being given by Priscilla Laffoley, he decided to take it. He found it to be a great hobby.
He began painting in oil, but in the last few years he has been trying acrylic painting by taking some courses from Marie Oliver and Adrienne Elfner-Hazen. He plans to take more workshops in the future to gain more experience and meet other artists.
Kevin is mainly interested in painting landscapes and wildlife. He gets inspired in seeing the scenery in the area and the Acadian Peninsula. Since he started painting he sees things in nature differently. He says painting “can be a challenge at times” but he will keep at it because he finds it relaxing.
He has exhibited at the Bathurst City Hall, the Auberge de la Vallée and currently exhibits at the Bay Breeze Art Gallery in the La Promenade Waterfront in Bathurst.
Kevin is an active member of the Bathurst Art Society and is currently their treasurer.
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