First Annual Artspace Holiday Market and Fundraiser

 
Rob will be present at Artspace’s Holiday Market with a table selling his Cross Cut linocut prints and Heads&Tales pieces on First Friday Peterborough and the following Saturday.
December 2, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
December 3, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Artspace
3-378 Aylmer Street North
Peterborough, ON

Artspace Book + Zine Fest 2022

ArtSpace 6th annual Book and Zine Fest, a celebration of regional press, zine, and comic arts runs from Monday, March 7, 2022 7:00 am to Sunday, March 13, 2022 5:00 pm. Rob Niezen is participating with a digital vendor booth, featuring three of his projects. Artspace hosts a number of activities as part of this Zine Fest. Check them out here.

Rob Niezen again participating in the Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour

Sandy MacFarlane and Rob welcome you to their studios during the Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour on September 25 and 26, from 10am to 5pm, for a view of what they have been up to the last few years.

Last year we could only do this by appointment, so it is a relief to be able to open up. To make everyone feel safe and at ease, we will follow COVID-protocols as laid out by the Peterborough Public Health Unit and the Government of Ontario.
• Masks are required while visiting the studio
• Physical distancing measures will be in place
• Hand sanitizer will be available
• Maximum capacity for the total of our studio spaces is 12 persons
• Visitors are required to complete COVID-19 screening questions and contract tracing prior to entering the studio

As always the event is curated and organized to perfection by the Art Gallery of Peterborough, and you can find all you need to know about the studio tour, including an interactive touring map and a printable map, as well as artist links and bios on the gallery’s website.

Rob donates 50% of sales to Jamaican Self-Help on November 28 and 29

Jamaican Self-Help’s 14th annual Artisan Show & Sale will look a little different. This year, the organization invites you to shop online for local, handmade gifts, and I’ll donate 50% of all sales of linocuts and oil paintings to Jamaican Self-Help (JSH) during the two-day event. Email me at or call me at 1-705-933-9988 for any purchases, and mention JSH. My website includes all available work.

Want to know more about the good work JSH does in Jamaica? Visit  Jamaican Self-Help

Rob Niezen at Artspace Book + Zine Fest

Rob Niezen will participate in the 5th Annual Artspace Book + Zine Fest that takes place at the Peterborough Public Library on Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 10 am – 5 pm.
This event will feature artist-made zines, comics and graphic novels, letterpress prints and cards, the work of small presses, woodcuts, screen prints, handmade books and other types of book and paper arts by thirty artists.

Shows in Fall 2019

This fall is turning out to a busy and exciting time, with a solo exhibition at the Art Gallery of Bancroft titled Nocturnal Reflections, opening November 1st, and participation in a number of other shows.

Also opening November 1 is Squared, a 50/50 fundraiser for the Art School of Peterborough. Six of my Celebration pieces, ranging from 6×6” to 24×24” are on the walls looking for new homes and supporting the art education programmes for this not for profit organization.

November 7 will see the opening of PRINT 2019 at the John B. Aird Gallery in Toronto, for which one of my Heads & Tales linocut-mixed media prints was accepted. This is a promising exhibition for fans of printmaking.

Five of my oil paintings are part of A Holiday Art Market at the Colborne Street Gallery in Fenelon Falls. This show runs from Thursday, November 7, 2019 until Sunday, January 5, 2020, with a reception on Thursday, November 21.

On November 23 and 24 I’ll be participating in the Jamaican Self-Help Artisan Show and Sale in Peterbrough with linocuts and my Heads & Tales works, as well as doing demonstrations. Funds raised during this show will support education and community development programmes in Jamaica, and in the inner-city of Kingston in particular.

And lastly, my most recent Nocturnes can be found at Studio22 Open Gallery in Kingston and at Meta4 in Peterborough.

Rob Niezen opens studio during 2019 Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour

Sandy MacFarlane and Rob Niezen invite you to their studios in Douro, just east of Peterborough. Get the brochure issued by the Art Gallery of Peterborough, that you can pick up at the gallery and at many other locations, and  map-out your itinerary.
We hope for some fine fall days for a drive in the country, and are looking forward to seeing you Saturday September 21st or Sunday the 22nd.

4th Annual Artspace Book + Zine Fest

Rob joins over two dozens of printmakers at the 4th Annual Artspace Book + Zine Fest will take place at the Peterborough Public Library on Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 from 10 am – 5 pm. The event will feature artist-made zines, comics and graphic novels, letterpress prints and cards, the work of small presses, woodcuts, screen prints, handmade books and other types of book and paper arts.
At his table Rob will present linocuts and works from his new series Heads and Tales, which combines linocut, blind emboss, postage stamps and hand written text.
Visit ArtSpace for more information

December shows

 

December is the month of gifting, and a good time to give some art. Rob is participating in three shows with a range of affordable art.

FUEL for Hibernation at Studio22 Open Gallery in Kingston is an exhibit of art under $500, that helps while away the dark hours of winter. The show runs from November 3 to December 8.
Art Emporium by the River in Port Hope hosts its Great Art Contest that runs from November 2 to December 2, 2018. Rob has three paintings in this exhibition and sale

You can meet Rob at The Art of Gifting: Holiday Sale at LAUNCH Shop & Gallery in Peterborough on Friday art Crawl on December 7 from 6 to 9pm and on
Saturday, December 8 from 10 to 4pm. He’ll be there with smaller  paintings and printmaking pieces, including new mixed media works combining linocut , blind emboss and postage stamps.

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