TAG Meeting Exposes Foiled Takeover Plot by Focus Art Members & Future of Gallery in Cornwall Ontario

TAG Meeting Exposes Foiled Takeover Plot by Focus Art Members & Future of Gallery in Cornwall Ontario

My year at TAG Cornwall has been eye opening and interesting.   I’ve discovered a passion for painting.  I’ve seen the good and bad in our local artists.   I’ve listened to a lot of people.  I’ve helped a lot of people.  I’ve also had to say no to some people and draw some lines. […]

Cornwall City Councilor Mark MacDonald Donates to Save TAG Cornwall FEB 9, 2016

Cornwall City Councilor Mark MacDonald Donates to Save TAG Cornwall FEB 9, 2016

Cornwall City Councilor Mark A MacDonald has donated a generous cheque to the struggling public art gallery of Cornwall. TAG Cornwall is facing a funding and community support crisis and is having a meeting Tuesday February 9th at 7PM to see if the community will step up to ensure the future of the gallery. John […]

Photographer John Lester Donates $500 to Kick Off Fundraiser for TAG in Cornwall Ontario FEB 7, 2014

Photographer John Lester Donates $500 to Kick Off Fundraiser for TAG in Cornwall Ontario FEB 7, 2014

While many know John Lester, formerly of JL Computers as a guru of sorts in Cornwall; he’s also an avid photographer. Some of his work hangs currently in TAG Cornwall, the city’s public art gallery that is on the precipice of closing. A meeting has been called for Tuesday February 9th at 7PM in the […]

Clarifying Slanted Media & Mistruths About TAG Cornwall by Jamie Gilcig – FEB 5, 2016

Clarifying Slanted Media & Mistruths About TAG Cornwall by Jamie Gilcig – FEB 5, 2016

The problem with media is that sometimes, really bad journalists with really poor integrity can take innocent bits of an answer and build a perspective that creates an entirely different meaning. Today the Seaway News issued yet another hatchet job against TAG Cornwall, the city’s 34 year old public art gallery that may be shutting […]

Cornwall Ontario Artist & Musician Moise Lasata ONE on ONE with CFN – JAN 11,2016

Cornwall Ontario Artist & Musician Moise Lasata  ONE on ONE with CFN – JAN 11,2016

Moise Lasata is an example of a tortured artist struggling with life’s challenges.     After working for years in Welding, and of some of the toughest industrial sorts, he was debilitated, losing a lot of ability to use his hands. While at a centre connecting with his First Nation’s roots he fell in love […]

The Art Centre Elaine & Carilyne Want to Build on Lies in Cornwall by Jamie Gilcig NOV 5, 2015

The Art Centre Elaine & Carilyne Want to Build on Lies in Cornwall by Jamie Gilcig NOV 5, 2015

Yes, I know, I’ve got emails from many of you complaining that I haven’t been writing as much here on CFN these past months. The truth is since January of this year I’ve been spending 40-60 hours per week trying to save our 33 year old institution that is our public art gallery here in […]

TAG New Faces Show Winners & Artist Guild Market & Aislin Comes to Cornwall – AUG 21, 2015

TAG New Faces Show Winners & Artist Guild Market &  Aislin Comes to Cornwall – AUG 21, 2015

  TAG Cornwall was a busy place Saturday August 8th as the gallery handed out $1,000 in cash prizes to area artists who placed in its NEW FACES Juried Show! Rain Kazymerchyk won first place from  jurors Lorna Foreman and Ramona MacDonald Mark Anthony Watt & Ken Muir were tied for second place. ​Ryan Hill of Akwesasne […]

Aislin Visits Cornwall Ontario Ahead of September 16th Exhibit at TAG

Aislin Visits Cornwall Ontario Ahead of September 16th Exhibit at TAG

CORNWALL Ontario – It was an exciting day in Cornwall Ontario’s public art gallery as Canadian Icon and Master Cartoonist Aislin appeared to do some prep for his upcoming show at TAG! Pictured with Directrice of Awesomeness Kimberley Cameron he dropped by the gallery with his wife Anne and Sparky to discuss some of the […]

It’s Time For Artists To Step Up in Cornwall Ontario as TAG FUNDING Still in Crisis by Jamie Gilcig JULY 11, 2015

It’s Time For Artists To Step Up in Cornwall Ontario as TAG FUNDING Still in Crisis by Jamie Gilcig JULY 11, 2015

I’m not big on veneers.    Politicians live by them.   I’d rather be liked, or disliked, for whom I am than who I want people to see me as. There’s been a certain irony to watch the hate and stupidity roll here in Cornwall of late. We have the Bill & Todd show where […]

TAG Cornwall Raises $700 for NEW FACES Show With Dunk Tank & Pie Fight JULY 6, 2015

TAG Cornwall Raises $700 for NEW FACES Show With Dunk Tank & Pie Fight JULY 6, 2015

It’s been a tumultuous year for Cornwall’s public art gallery, but the board and public had some fun and enjoyed a lovely downtown Saturday afternoon in Pommier Square! TAG Cornwall wishes to thank the community and especially Andre Pommier & the Pommier family for allowing us to use their square to hold our Dunk Tank […]

NEW FACES Juried Art Show & Market Hits TAG Cornwall JULY 4, 2015 #ARTS #TAGC

NEW FACES Juried Art Show & Market Hits TAG Cornwall  JULY 4, 2015 #ARTS #TAGC

CORNWALL Ontario – The Art Gallery of Cornwall has overcome many obstacles in 2015.    Board changes, a punitive City Council cutting its funding to ZERO, but the 33 year old public art gallery has shown that art and artists are a resilient bunch. Tired of the petty infighting within the local art community the […]

Time for Harper MP Guy Lauzon to Not Run Canada Day in Cornwall & City Ad Boycott of Largest Media June 30, 2015

Time for Harper MP Guy Lauzon to Not Run Canada Day in Cornwall & City Ad Boycott of Largest Media  June 30, 2015

Oh Canada!   Tomorrow is July 1st.  Sadly you won’t see CFN participating in our local event that is about to be rained out (bad karma thanks to Guy) as our MP has hijacked Canada Festivities in our city. Canada Day, above all days, should be inclusive and community building.  Sadly our MP runs the […]

Grumpy Old Men Lead Charge to Kill Arts Funding in Cornwall Ontario Budget Hearings by Jamie Gilcig – MARCH 10, 2015

Grumpy Old Men Lead Charge to Kill Arts Funding in Cornwall Ontario Budget Hearings by Jamie Gilcig – MARCH 10, 2015

CFN – Claude McIntosh & Andre Rivette led the charge against Art funding at the Budget Committee meeting Monday.    Groups had ten minutes only to sing for their supper with some follow up questions with Bernadette Clement chairing. For disclosure purposes I am on the board of our Art Gallery that has run for […]

Former Board Member Brian Schofield Returns to TAG as Gallery Ups the Ante for 2015 in Cornwall Ontario

Former Board Member Brian Schofield Returns to TAG as Gallery Ups the Ante for 2015 in Cornwall Ontario

​The board of TAG (tagcornwall.ca) are proud to announce a new direction for 2015! “We’ve already seen results from our new board format and have received a lot of positive feedback from area artists” said TAG President Wyatt Walsh. After extensive meetings and discussion the board is focusing on some initiatives for 2015. . TAG […]