Cornwall Ontario Mayor Gets Free Art for Office While Public Gallery Set to Close After Funding Cut to Zero MAY 11, 2016

Cornwall Ontario Mayor Gets Free Art for Office While Public Gallery Set to Close After Funding Cut to Zero MAY 11, 2016

Cornwall Ontario as a community has historically poorly supported the arts.  With an influx of seniors from communities that do support the arts it makes sense for some of those sports dollars to shift. Sadly, that isn’t the case.  The city’s 36 year old public art gallery, TAG Cornwall, is to close this year after […]

Corruption, Intimidation & Lying Will be Why I Recommend Closing TAG Cornwall by Jamie Gilcig FEB 13, 2016

Corruption, Intimidation & Lying Will be Why I Recommend Closing TAG Cornwall by Jamie Gilcig FEB 13, 2016

A lot of good people have been hurt this year trying to save the City of Cornwall’s public art gallery.   From years of historic corruption, poor governance, and a lack of support in a community that is very very weak artistically the final insults to decency were delivered this week. It’s entrenched why this […]

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 […]

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 […]

Legendary Photographer Barrie Wentzell Talks David Bowie with CFN – Jan 11, 2016

Legendary Photographer Barrie Wentzell Talks David Bowie with CFN – Jan 11, 2016

Cornwall Ontario – Barrie Wentzell has met and worked with almost every musical great during his stint with Melody Maker magazine in London from 1965-75. That time included working with David Bowie who passed away after a brave fight with Cancer. Wentzell recently visited Cornwall for a fund raising exhibit for its public art gallery […]

Legendary Photographer Barrie Wentzell in Cornwall for TAG Fund Raiser DEC 11, 2015

Legendary Photographer Barrie Wentzell in Cornwall for TAG Fund Raiser DEC 11, 2015

Jimi Hendrix, Freddie Mercury, Jim Morrison from the Doors, all of The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Miles Davis, Leonard Cohen, the Who, Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, and just about every major musical head liner from 1965 to 1975 crossed the lens of Barrie Wentzell. Mr. Wentzell also became friends with many […]

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 […]

Centre Culturel To Take Space at Cornwall General Hospital to Form New French Art Gallery – SEPT 22, 2015

Centre Culturel To Take Space at Cornwall General Hospital to Form New French Art Gallery – SEPT 22, 2015

The buzz is that the Centre Culturel, which currently sits in a building owned by City Councilor Brock Frost will be moving into the Cornwall General Hospital where it will open a French Art Gallery and Library. The group is taking over a large 1000 square foot space as well as extra storage on the […]

Council to Waste $47,940 + HST on Arts Centre Feasibility Study by Jamie Gilcig

Council to Waste $47,940 + HST on Arts Centre Feasibility Study by Jamie Gilcig

CORNWALL Ontario – Tonight council will most likely be giving out nearly $50K to an architectural firm for a feasibility study to create an arts centre in Cornwall or as many in our city are calling it, an utter waste of tax dollars. The community has written cheques to out of town consultants before.  Remember […]

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 […]

TAG Cornwall President Wyatt Walsh Letter to the Editor – MARCH 18, 2015

TAG Cornwall President Wyatt Walsh Letter to the Editor – MARCH 18, 2015

Dear Editor, It was suggested at the Budget Committee session that TAG was not a stable organization or that there were questions about its future?. TAG Cornwall has been around over thirty years, over twenty in the same location. While it has endured criticism, as all organizations have at one point or another; it has […]

Conflicted Eric Covington Appeals to City Hall To Cut Art Group Funding by Jamie Gilcig – FEB 24, 2015

Conflicted Eric Covington Appeals to City Hall To Cut Art Group Funding by Jamie Gilcig – FEB 24, 2015

CORNWALL Ontario – First he was on the board of YAC (Your Arts Council) and then he was off, rumored to be regarding a…..Conflict of Interest. Next Eric Covington joined up with TAG’s new board (The Art Gallery of Cornwall).    TAG, going through it’s third board in less than five years has been struggling at […]