Featured Artists

Interested in being a Featured Artist or in suggesting someone who should be? Let us know. A Featured Artist can be a person or an organization involved in any creative activity in our communty. artsandculture@collingwood.ca

Many performances, show and gigs have been cancelled and artists of all mediums are faced with loss of creative momentum and connection to their colleagues and community. Here is what some local artists are up to.

Petra Burgmann

After retiring froArtwork title Bay Rocks by Petra Burgmannm veterinary medicine and moving to the Georgian Bay area a few years ago, Petra began her “Second Life as an Artist”, and joined the Blue Mountain Foundation of the Arts in Collingwood, Quest Gallery in Midland, and The Art Map of  Bruce/Grey/Simcoe. However, with the restrictions of COVID, all of these venues have been hard hit, and finding new ways to be seen is a work in progress. With the help of the government supported Digital Main Street program and the Digital Service Squad in Collingwood, Petra has been working towards embracing the new normal by making her work available on line. 

“Taking part in the virtual Square Foot Show at The Loft Gallery in November/December was great for me; twelve of my paintingsArtwork titled Hanging On by Petra Burgmann sold in days, so I know my audience is out there, even online. Inspired by the serenity of the contemplative landscape, I am a water-media artist who works in watercolour, alcohol ink, India ink, and acrylic. I am equally comfortable with colour, and with bold black and white statements. The interplay of colour and light is what I try to express in my paintings. Preferred subjects are  landscapes, florals, and architecture, inspired by the Georgian Bay area, and by my global travels. I feel my work gives people access to a moment of joy, something they recognize intuitively or have experienced.”

You can find Petra online at petrarts.com, and on Instagram @petras.arts