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  • Tom Thomson, FH Varley, AY Jackson, Arthur, Marjorie and Esther Lismer in Algonquin Park 1914

  • Tom Thomson, FH Varley, AY Jackson, Arthur, Marjorie and Esther Lismer in Algonquin Park 1914

News and Events

Community Curators Select VII

Be a Curator for the Day! This popular fundraiser is $100 (per person) or $250 (per business) and allows you the rare chance to select a piece from our permanent collection on Selection Days that take place November 13 and 14, 2014. Participants will be invited to an exclusive preview of the exhibition on January 18. | CLICK HERE | for more information

TOM Talk

Sunday November 30, 1pm
TOM Talk with artist Tina Poplawski
Once there was a way to get back home
Artist Tina Poplawski’s heritage has an ongoing impact on her World View and her artistic practice. Please join us as Tina discusses her practice and her art works in the current exhibition If It Weren’t for the War. Everyone is welcome to this free event.  | CLICK HERE | for more information

Friends of the TOM Shopping Days!

December 4, 6, 18 and 20 Friends of the Gallery receive a 20% discount on all items in the Gallery Shop. The Tom Thomson Art Gallery Gift Shop is the the place for unique, handcrafted pieces by local artists Tom Thomson reproductions and the latest Tom Thomson Collection by Roots.

Art & Architecture at Cobble Beach - CANCELLED

Please note this event, scheduled for November 22, has been cancelled. Thank you to those who had purchased tickets; refunds will be provided. We are sorry for any inconvenience. The second line of the Tom Thomson Collection by Roots will now be launched at the TOM on Saturday November 22 - just in time for the holidays!

Two new members join the Board of Directors

On behalf of the Tom Thomson Art Gallery, Board Chair, Linda Myles-Gallinger, is pleased to announce the addition of two new members to the Board of Directors: Robert McKinnon and Michael Warren. Both bring valuable skill sets and a wealth of experience at this very exciting time in the Gallery’s history.
 
Mr McKinnon and Mr Warren were nominate to the Board on October 28th, 2014.This is Mr Warren’s second tenure on the Gallery Board. He states: As a former chair of the Board I’ve been passionate about the future of the TOM for years.  Joining the Board again means I can help guide the investigation of incorporation as a key step towards the overdue expansion of the Gallery.Mr McKinnon, who is the Chair of the Tom Thomson Art Foundation, is fervent about the Gallery’s collection. He says that coming onto the Gallery Board offers him an opportunity to support the collection, which is a national treasure. He wants to see the Gallery grow and maximize opportunities for promoting the collection and exhibitions, which ultimately will help the Gallery in its role as an economic driver in this region.
Current Board of Directors | CLICK HERE |

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ON VIEW

The TOM features 4 unique gallery spaces that play host to a variety of exhibitions by local, provincial, national and international artists.

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SUPPORT

From becoming a corporate sponsor, volunteer or Friend of the Gallery there are many ways to get involved and support The TOM.

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CLASSES

We offer specialized art programmes for all ages taught by professional instructors in small groups in our bright Studio, using quality materials and supplies.

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SHOP

From authorized Tom Thomson reproductions to handcrafted works by local artists, the Gallery Shop is your one-stop-shop for truly unique gift ideas.

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Artist, canoeist, woodsman, Canadian: Tom Thomson - the original Roots man.

The Tom Thomson Art Gallery (the TOM) and Roots Canada have begun a partnership from which a new Roots clothing line inspired by the life of Tom Thomson and works from the TOM’s permanent collection has been created. A rugged individualist, he was interested in developing an authentic vision to depict his experience in the Northlands of Canada and in capturing a new way of seeing and experiencing the Canadian landscape. The collection of men’s and women’s apparel, leather items and accessories will be available in most Roots stores, online and at Owen Sound’s Tom Thomson Art Gallery Gift Shop.

Support the TOM

Volunteer Referral Campaign

Fifty for Fifty

THE TOM NEEDS YOU!! The TOM is actively recruiting volunteers for the Gallery.  Be sure to tell a friend, relative or coworker…you may be eligible for a $20 Gallery Shop Gift Certificate. | MORE INFO |

At the TOM we have created a new opportunity for you to be involved and to demonstrate your support for this organization and the vital role that it plays municipally, provincially and nationally: the FIFTY FOR FIFTY club. | MORE INFO |

Tom Thomson

Tom Thomson Fishing at Tea Lake Dam c 1915. Courtesy of the National Gallery of Canada.

Tom Thomson (1877-1917) grew up in the Owen Sound area and went on to become one of Canada’s most influential artists.  He inspired the formation of “The Group of Seven” through his expressive, colourful and vibrant way of portraying the Canadian landscape in the early twentieth century.  The Tom Thomson Art Gallery has a significant and intimate collection of his work; most of it having been donated by family members. The majority of it is on view in our ongoing exhibition Canadian Spirit: The Tom Thomson Experience. 

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