We are privileged to represent over 50 local artists. Our artists represent a large variety of styles, techniques and mediums. We host large and small exhibitions for all mediums. The Gallery offers up a unique experience for our guests. We welcome one and all to come and view what Newfoundland culture, spirit and creativity has accomplished.
Not Just a Gallery.....
Our doors are open to young.....old....amateur...and professionals alike. We house an Art School hosted by Michelle's Fine Art School.....Michelle Rowe is the instructor and Manager of the school and has successfully been teaching our local clients for over 6 years.
Our Gallery hosts events such as private meetings, catered parties and functions, birthday splatter parties in our specialized splatter room, wine and paint parties, book readings and so much more.
To discuss and book your private function contact us today.
Come and Meet Michelle Rowe and Tammy Wrice
In 2015 Michelle and Tammy decided that combining their business would compliment one another and create a new art culture in Carbonear and they were right....
Their unique and diversified backgrounds have complimented each other and their business plan to breath and promote artistic culture into the very thread of their town Carbonear.
Michelle Rowe is a visual Artist who has been painting for over 20 years. She produces Newfoundland realism in variety of mediums including Acrylic, Watercolor and Oil. Michelle is an active member of the Newfoundland Art Association (ANNL), Realist Artists of NL (RANAL) & Co-organizer of The Avalon Artist Group (TAAG). Her work is found in local gift stores, galleries, restaurants and B&B's. Her work has been on display in the cultural facility The Rooms located in St. John’s, NL. Michelle's commissioned pieces & a wide variety of her original art can be found provincially and nationally. In 1999, she opened Michelle’s Fine Art Studio where she teaches art to youth and adults in painting, sketching and sculpting. In 2015 she partnered with fellow Artist & Gallery Owner, Tammy Wrice, combining an inspirational Ocean View Art Gallery, for artists, future artists & the artistically curious to walk through as they enter the Creative space of Michelle’s Fine Art School. The Gallery/Studio is located in the historical Area of the town of Carbonear, 195 Water Street.
Michelle is dedicated to the education and preservation of Newfoundland Culture through Art.
Michelle travels the province with camera in hand, capturing pieces of the past & present, chatting with locals about their life stories of living in Newfoundland. She has had various articles written about her in local papers, magazines & television interviews regarding her passion as an artist and involvement in civic & charitable events. She participates in organizing of the Carbonear Winter carnival Art Contest. For 10+ years she has been donating to the annual TC Health art Auction, CC Annual Art Auction, Poseidon Swim Club fund raiser and various private fund raising events.
In recent years Michelle has secured a number of grants to facilitate Art Workshops. These workshops include 2011 CPRC (Healthy aging initiative) Grant, housing 30 participants. In 2012 secured 2 Visiting Artist Grants at Davis Elementary, 250 participants. 2013 ArtSmarts Grant (NLCA), 40 participants. 2013 Parks & Recreation Grant through Tourism, Culture & Recreation, 20 participants. 2014 Grant Hearts Delight/Islington 50+ Club, duration of 3 months 30 participants & Art Exhibition. 2015 Legendary Coast Tourism, painting workshop, 60 members.
Tammy Wrice is currently living her dream of being a Gallery owner and a promoter of Newfoundland artists. She opened up the Gallery in July 2015 and partnered with Michelle Rowe to open up her art school in the same location. The gallery boasts over 300 original works of art featuring over 50 local artists. The gallery offers not only a school and gallery but showcases artists with solo exhibits as well. The gallery and school have been a welcomed new addition to the Carbonear down town area.
Tammy has been painting for over 25 years in acrylic medium and am considered a contemporary impressionistic artist. Her paintings are held in Private Collections including Newfoundland, Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, United States, UK, and Dubai.
Tammy is presently writing a book called “A Boatload of Talent”, a provincial artist and artisan directory of Newfoundland and Labrador slated to be released in 2018.
Tammy also helps set up art exhibits around the Avalon Peninsula with a group called TAAG who represents over 50 local artists. These open art shows help a large group of amateur artists show and sell their works to the local communities.
Tammy's work is her passion and her love of promotion of art has been supported by her 25 plus years in marketing and sales experience. Tammy's Sales background lends itself to her current position and aids her in the sales and marketing of Newfoundland and Labrador art on an international stage.