January 1st, 2021
Happy New Year! We wish you the best of Health, Wealth & Happiness.
As the corona virus finds its way out of our lives with the help of our social distancing and new vaccines, we can all look forward to the day when we can resume our lives together - our friends, our families and the world of Art.
The OTW Art Show Team
April 22, 2020:
Due to the ongoing health concerns created by the COVID-19 pandemic, many summer events and festivals have been postponed or cancelled.
As of today, APSA and the OTW Art Show Team are announcing the cancellation of the 'Off The Wall Art Show,' which was scheduled for July 12, 2020, at the Masonic Centre of Elgin.
We want to thank all of the fabulous Artists that have sent in their applications to attend the OTW Art Show! We appreciate you.
News of future Art Shows will be posted on the Off The Wall website, and our Facebook page.
Wishing you a safe summer.
The OTW Art Show Team
Association of Port Stanley Artists
MARCH 23, 2020 -
JAN 27, 2020 - The Call For Artists Page is now online! Click on the Call To Artists Page (here's the direct link: https://offthewallartshow.com/call-to-artists )
JAN 24, 2020 - THE CALL FOR ARTISTS SUBMISSIONS AND APPLICATIONS info will be posted on the Call To Artists page of this website on Jan. 27. Applications will be accepted from Feb 1 to March 31, 2010 via email. We're looking forward to hearing from You!
Happy New Year 2020!
The 6th Annual OTW Art Show will be held at The Masonic Centre of Elgin on Sunday, July 12, 2020 from 11 am to 6 pm. Such a wonderful day of the year when Art Enthusiasts can meet the Artists and view their new creations!!
ARCHIVED FROM 2019
July 28, 2019 - Interesting to see where our Off the Wall Art Show is being viewed around the world...here are some hot spots by visitors to our website!
July 25, 2019 - The Newest Information about the OTW Art Show will appear on this page... See our About Page for background information. Details about Future Art Shows will be posted January 1, 2020. Contact us during the year via the link on the Home Page.
Have a Wonderful, Safe & Happy Summer 2019!
The OTW Art Show Team
July 20, 2019 - Check out lots of photos of our July 14th Show here: https://offthewallartshow.com/5th-annual-otw-art-show
Thanks! to Wayne Dunn, Allison & Melody at the Masonic Centre for making our day as smooth running as it could be! And, Thank you to Mayor Sally Martyn for attending and cheering-on our great crowd of Artists for the July 14th Event!
JULY 15, 2019 ~ Our 5th Annual Off The Wall Art Show at the Masonic Centre of Elgin July 14th was such a wonderfully sunny day, and we had great fun at our new location. Many thanks to all of our Sponsors, Volunteers, Special Guests, Family, Friends and Art Enthusiasts that supported and helped us make it a successful day for all. Lots of detail and photos to follow in the coming days...Cheers! from the OTW Art Show Team & the Association of Port Stanley Artists!
The OTW Art Show Team is looking forward to seeing the participating Artists and Visitors to our 5th Annual OTW Art Show July 14!
From left: Marcia Pensa, Penny Crichton, Kim Yuhasz and Sharron Russell - photo taken by Melissa Schneider for the Echo Newspaper, June 2019 ~ Thank you!
July 1st - Happy Canada Day!
From the OTW Art Show Team, Penny Crichton, Marcia Pensa, Sharron Russell & Kim Yuhasz
Come out to meet the Artists displaying their Original Art for sale at the Masonic Centre of Elgin July 14th from 11 to 6 PM.
Thank you, Elgin County Tourism for your support!
May 30, 2019 - The Call for Artists to participate in the 5th Annual OTW Art Show is now closed...Thank you for your interest! See you on event day, July 14th!
May 1st, 2019 Thank you County of Elgin for Sponsoring the OTW Art Show again this year! Much Appreciated!
MARCH 22, 2019 - We are pleased to announce that our SPONSORS for the July 14th OTW Art Show are GREEN'S PRINTING SERVICE in St. Thomas; STUDIO STYLE LADIES ACCESSORIES & APPAREL in Port Stanley; BARBANDKATHY AT ROYAL LEPAGE REALTY in St. Thomas, and GUTHRIE'S ART SUPPLIES & FRAMING in London. Please support them and consider using their services often. Thank you!
MARCH 20, 2019 - Participating Artists - your 1st Newsletter will be sent to you via email during the 1st week of April!
MARCH 10, 2019 - THE NAMES OF THE SELECTED OTW ARTISTS THAT HAVE REGISTERED FOR THE JULY 14TH ART SHOW ARE NOW POSTED ON THE PARTICIPATING ARTISTS PAGE WITH MORE TO FOLLOW. ARTISTS: PLEASE CONTACT US WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR OMISSIONS.
March 10, 2019 - ARTISTS - Our Call For Artists was posted from January 1 to February 28, however if you have not yet applied, we may still have room for you...we are specifically looking for Artists with their own pop-up style Art Tents at this time. Please contact us for more details by viewing the Call To Artists Guidelines and Application info on the Call To Artists page of his website. Thank you!
Jan 1, 2019 ARTISTS! The Call To Artists for Image Submissions is out! Indoor and Outdoor spaces available. Click on the Call To Artists section of this website for details on how to apply via email.
January 1, 2019 ~ HAPPY NEW YEAR! EXCITING NEWS! OUR NEW LOCATION for the 5th Annual OTW Art Show is the Masonic Centre of Elgin, 42703 Fruit Ridge Line at the corner of Sunset Drive, St. Thomas, On N5R 3S9 - see the Map on the Home Page. This will be and Indoor AND Outdoor Event - Artist's display spaces indoors as well as the outdoor grounds for Artists Individual Tents along Sunset Drive and Fruit Ridge Line.
See more detail on the FAQ Page
'Make It Happen' = )
Archived from previous years...
July 16, 2018 - A SUPER GREAT DAY AT THE QUAI DU VIN ESTATE WINERY YESTERDAY FOR OUR 4TH ANNUAL OTW ART SHOW! SUNNY AND BREEZY = AWESOME!
PHOTOS OF THE EVENT ARE BEING UPLOADED ON THIS WEBSITE ON THE 4TH ANNUAL OTW PHOTOS PAGE...THANK YOU ARTISTS, SPONSORS, TEAM, VOLUNTEERS, VISITORS AND EVERYONE THAT HELPED TO MAKE IT A WONDERFUL MEMORY!
Our Off The Wall Art Show is a one-day-only
rain or shine event. The Weather Forecast
for St. Thomas / Sparta and the surrounding
area is good ~ Think 'Sunny Thoughts' and
join us for our 4th Annual
'Off The Wall...and Off The Vine' Art Show
Sunday, July 15th from 11 AM to 5 PM!
JULY 9, 2018 - THIS WEEK, LISTEN TO OUR OTW AD ON
EASY 101 RADIO AND ON JACK FM THIS WEEKEND!
Jack FM's Summer Cruiser vehicle,
'The Adventurous Atlas'
will be on site, Sunday, July 15 at 11 AM.
THE LIST OF OUR PARTICIPATING ARTISTS FOR THIS YEARS
4TH ANNUAL OTW ART SHOW ARE NOW POSTED. Come out to meet the Artists,
see their creative works, and stroll the beautiful grounds of the Quai du Vin Estate Winery
Sunday, July 15 from 11 AM to 5 PM
MARCH 22 - Thank you to our returning Sponsors for 2018 - please see our Sponsors & Thanks page for details.
January 2 - See our new Facebook Page and follow along at: https://www.facebook.com/offthewallartshow/
January 1, 2018 - Happy New Year Artists and Visitors!
Today marks the beginning of our 4th Annual OTW Art Show year with our Call For Artists to submit their applications for participation in this years event, and we can hardly wait to see their new image submissions! January and February will be our months for accepting applications, so pass the word...the Guidelines and Appllication form are posted under 'Call To Artists'.
December 2017 - Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday to all ~ we'll post again on January 1st, 2018
September 2017 We have added a Facebook Link to the Association of Port Stanley Artists Group Facebook Page. Watch for the information for the Off The Wall Call for Artists in January!
Thank you for joining us for our final Art Show of the season at the Legion in Port Stanley ~ enjoy the Autumn Season!
August 4, 2017 - Thank you's and our Group photo of the 2017 Artists and Support Team are in the News in the Lake Erie Beacon Newspaper, Page 3 - Thank you, Linda & Andrew Hibbert!!
August 2017 Thank you to the Quai du Vin Estate Winery for inviting the "Off The Wall...and Off The Vine" Art Show to return again next year! Our new date for the 4th Annual OTW Art Show will be Sunday, July 15, 2018.
Details for the Call For Artists will be forthcoming in January, 2018 on this website and on a new Facebook Event Page... Thank you Artists and Visitors for helping to make our 3rd annual OTW Art Show a success this year!
July 7, 2017 Interview and OTW Admin Team Photos by Melissa Schneider in the St. Thomas Weekly News about our upcoming OTW Event:
July 21, 2017 Please mention how you heard about our OTW Event on the 3rd Annual Photo Page. Photos of our July 16th event are starting to come in...thanks in part to APSA Member / Photographer, Ray Murdoch!
July 19, 2017 Stay tuned for our photos of the July 16th, 3rd Annual Show - we'll post them on this website shortly over the next several days...
July 17, 2017 Together we 'Made It Happen' thanks to the Quai du Vin Estate Winery, our Artists, Sponsors, Advertisers, Volunteers, Caterers, Special Guests, Family, Friends, Visitors and Well-Wishers. The 3rd Annual OTW Art Show was truly an awesome day. July 16 started off wonderfully in every way, and the weather was breezy and sunny until about 2:30, when the sky started to darken, the wind came up and the online weather radar showed a particularly nasty thunderstorm cell heading straight for us from the Sarnia area. It was a tough call to make from the Winery to have the Artists pack up early, but everyone went home safely with their creative works in tack. The storm arrived right at 5pm.
Stay tuned for our photos of the July 16th, 3rd Annual Show
July 15, 2017 ~ Mother Nature has her reasons, but Sunday's weather online in Sparta / St. Thomas states the day is going to be 'interesting'.
We will make every attempt to make hourly updates from Quai du Vin on the status of the weather for our Visitors on this News Page, our OTW Home Page and our Facebook Page (Off The Wall Art Show). Also, myFM Radio is scheduled to be on site at 1 PM to provide further live info.
Think positive thoughts = )
July 11, 2017 - See our Facebook Page for and update on what to see when you join us at the Off The Wall Art Show at Quai du Vin - this Sunday, July 16 from 11AM to 5PM:
July 10, 2017 Our CTV Ad starts today!! See it on CTV London (Rogers Channel 9)
- SOME OF OUR PARTICIPATING ARTIST’S INDIVIDUAL ART IMAGES APPEAR ON THE 2017 CTV AD PROMOTING OUR “Off The Wall…and Off The Vine” ART SHOW ~ THANK YOU FOR SHARING…
Here's the link to our CTV Ad https://youtu.be/HST3hI_CPe0 that will air as follows:
OTW CTV Ad will play on Ellen Degeneres once a day from Monday to Friday 9:58 to 11 am July 10 to July 15, 2017
OTW CTV Ad will play on Dr. Oz once a day from Monday to Friday 3 pm to 4 pm - July 10 to July 15, 2017
INDIVIDUAL ART IMAGES IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE ON THE CTV AD:
May 11, 2017 - Breaking News! A huge thank you to the County of Elgin for supporting our Off The Wall Art Show for our 3rd Annual Event! Read about it here:
May 3, 2017 - See our new OTW Ad in the May/June issue of Lifestyle Magazine. Also note the image used about the event is from one of our participating Artists, Lorraine Thomson!
May 1, 2017 - Our 1st Artist's Newsletter has been sent out to all of our Participating Artists - please check your emails and review ~ Thank you!
April 25, 2017 - We are pleased and grateful to announce that the County of Elgin has Sponsored our 2017 OTW Art Show once again this year ~ thank you!
April 9, 2017 - See the names of our Participating Artists now being uploaded...and more to come
March 31, 2017 -
Artists applying to this years OTW Art Show should send all information as shown on our Call To Artists page to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Photographer, Candy McManiman, one of the great Artists that has participated in the 'Off The Wall' Art Shows, took these photos for the Donwest project promoting Port Stanley and Elgin County. There's lots to see and do in the area, including our 'Off The Wall...and Off The Vine Art Show July 16th. We're looking forward to having Candy return again this year to the Quai du Vin Winery!
Read about the Donwest project here:
Winter's almost over...well, almost! Looking forward to seeing applications from our New and Returning Artists ~ only a few weeks until we have our Team of Artists for 2017. Kathy & Barb at Royal LePage have joined our Sponsors again this year ~ Thank you.
We are grateful for the return of our Sponsors for our 3rd Annual Event - The Quai du Vin Estate Winery and Green's Printing Service in St. Thomas. Thank you and welcome back! Click here for more information on Sponsoring our event.
JANUARY 1ST, 2017 - Happy New Year From The Off The Wall Art Show Team!
Today we open the 'Call To Artists' to participate in our July 16, 2017 Art Show Event at Quai du Vin. This will run until March 31 when the Artists names will appear on the website! This will be a special month for Canada - our 150th Birthday, and we hope to see you at our Event for a wonderful day of Art, Wine and Fun in the Sun!
We're excited to announce the 3rd Annual "Off The Wall...and Off The Vine" Art Show is set for July 16, 2017, thanks once again to the Quai du Vin Estate Winery.
Details for the 'Call For Artists' will be forthcoming on January 1st, and will run until March 31...
The 'Off The Wall Art Show' - July 16, 2017 - keep the date open! = )
July 27, 2016
There are many new event photos on the website under '2nd Annual Photos' - if you have photos of the July 17th Art Show you'd like to share, please send us an email.
July 18, 2016
It is our wish that everyone that attended the 2nd Annual "Off The Wall...and Off The Vine" Art Show July 17th had fun! We certainly did, and luckily the weather co-operated in making our day even better!
Quai du Vin has graciously invited us to return again next year, and we will keep the website up and running for adding photos and any upcoming news. We anticipate the Call to Artists for next year will run from February 1 through March 31 with another event in July. An article about our event will appear in the next Lake Erie Beacon Newspaper ~ thanks to Linda & Andrew Hibbert.
The OTW Art Show Team - Penny Crichton, Marcia Pensa, Sharron Russell & Kim Yuhasz
July 17th, 2016
A Date To Remember in 2016 - An Event you won't want to miss next year!
July 15, 2016 - Happy to receive a Grant from Elgin County for our 2nd Annual Off The Wall Art Show - much appreciated!! Here's the link to the award notice:
See you Sunday...!
Sunday the 17th at 11 am is finally coming up soon. The final 5th Newsletter and Maps have been forwarded to our Artists, and we're all ready and excited about our 2nd Annual Event!
Programs that the Ad will air on CTV are as follows:
PROGRAMS RUN MONDAY JULY 11 THROUGH FRIDAY JULY 15, 2016:
CTV MORNING NEWS 06:00 a 08:59:50 a 5 Spots
BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL 01:30 p 0l:59:59 p 3 Spots
DR. PHIL 05:00 p 05:56:59 p 5 Spots
CASTLE 09:00 p 09:59:59 p 2 Spots
Time to pass the word about your Art Show! Everyone will marvel at the variety of Artwork that will be displayed. Magician, Peter Mennie will be wandering the grounds from 12:15 to 3:15 performing his Sleight-of-Hand Magic to add the fun ~ just a little mid-Summer Magic at the "Off The Wall...and Off The Vine Art Show" at Quai du Vin!
The 4th Artist's Newsletter is out.
Our event day is getting close! The 3rd Newsletter is out, Artists.
Newsletter #2 has just been sent Artists!
Mayor David Marr will be joining us again for our 2nd Annual Event to welcome the community, and the Elgin County Tourism Van will be on hand with information for our out of town visitors.
Artists Newsletter #1 has just been forwarded to your email address. Please view the latest update!
Names of the Fantastic Artists that will be participating in this year's OTW Art Show have been uploaded to the website...with a few more to follow.
Artists - make sure you've Registered...Click Here
April 13, 2016
The Off The Wall Team would like to make a special Thank you! to Elgin County Economic Development & Tourism Services for Sponsoring our 2nd Annual Off The Wall Event!
Thank you, Artists for the great response requesting participation in the 2nd Annual OTW Art Show July 17th! Quai du Vin is such an awesome venue ~ Thank you for inviting us back!
The closing date for the 'Call For Artists' was March 31st - if you have missed the deadline, we'll try to make room for you. Read the Call To Artists Page, then email us using the Contact Page - Thank you!
Off The Wall goes International! We've had Artists interested in participating at our upcoming July 17th event as far away as San Juan, Puerto Rico and Columbia!
Happy New Year Artists and Visitors from The Off The Wall Team! Best Wishes for 2016!
The OTW Team of Artists wish you the very best of the season and the coming New Year!