• William Ronald, Two Nudes, 1962, oil on canvas, courtesy of Christopher Cutts Gallery

  • Ann Marie Hadcock: The Homefront. Photo by Nelson Phillips.

  • William Ronald, Two Nudes, 1962, oil on canvas, courtesy of Christopher Cutts Gallery

  • Ann Marie Hadcock: The Homefront. Photo by Nelson Phillips.

News and Events

Art & Architecture returns!

Join us on Sunday September 28, 2014, from
2-5pm for Art & Architecture at Cobble Beach. One of the TOM’s most popular events is back!  Tickets are $75. Proceeds from this TOM fundraising event go towards supporting the TOM’s ongoing programmes including exhibitions and education. | CLICK HERE | for more information

Bonhams Antique Appraisal at the TOM

Find the treasures in your attic and have them appraised by the world – renowned Auctioneers from Bonhams Toronto. The fee is $20 PER ITEM with a maximum of 3 items per person. For more information/tickets, contact the Gallery.



Gallery Night at the Movies

Passes on sale now! Fall films have now been confirmed. | CLICK HERE | for more information

The summer edition of ttaglines is available to download:



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

Click below to check out the current exhibitions on view at the Tom Thomson Art Gallery



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

We encourage you to click below for more information on how to get involved at The TOM.



Here at the TOM, we offer specialized programmes taught by professional instructors in small groups in our bright Studio, using quality materials and supplies.

Summer ARTadventure registration is underway, check out our offerings via the link below.



From authorized Tom Thomson reproductions to one of a kind works by local and regional artists the Gallery Shop is your one stop shop for truly unique gift ideas.

Click “more” below to learn more about the Gallery Shop.


Guide, artist, canoeist, woodsman, Canadian: Tom Thomson – the original Roots man.

The Tom Thomson Art Gallery (the TOM) and Roots Canada have begun a partnership which from which a new Roots clothing line inspired by the life of Tom Thomson and works from the TOM’s permanent collection has been launched. Tom Thomson is the quintessential Canadian and is a national icon. 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. His work is “the visual equivalent of the Canadian national anthem” (David Silcox, President of Sotheby’s Canada). Some items in the new Roots line include reproductions of Thomson’s paintings - Canoe Lake and Melting Ice - but the range is about more than just his work; it tells a story of his life, his spirit – of a true Canadian outdoorsman as well as an iconic painter. 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.

Canadian Spirit

The TOM presents Canadian Spirit 2014: If It Wasn’t for the War.  This year’s Canadian Spirit project will look back on the important anniversaries of the wars and battles of the past 100 years and the impact they had on the home front and our “Canadian Spirit”. | CLICK HERE | for more information.

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.

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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