Our Current show: CHOICE AND CHANCE

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Headwaters Arts proudly presents its first Member Proposal Show of the year featuring acrylic abstract paintings by Nancy MacNabb and mixed media works by Patrice Baker. The new exhibition showcases over 80 works that explore the degree of bringing order to chaos in the wildness of life. Both artists wrestle with the obstacle of control in being creative yet they ride the waves and ultimately experience the joy of the journey. That joy is the goal of these two artists and their abstract artworks come into existence by both choice and chance.

Patrice Baker is a collector. Everything she finds becomes a conduit for a newly created piece of art. She hand-builds bronze and copper constructions that hold or complement found objects. Says Patrice.”Any material is fair game, and my final work is a wall piece or shelf box that invites the viewer to step forward and look deeply into the complexities hidden within”. Baker works from her studio in Fergus, Ontario.

Nancy MacNabb’s acrylic abstract paintings are filled with colour and movement and portray cohesion in complexity. Her works present small stories told in vibrant colours and dynamic markings. Says Nancy, “Thinking and feeling meet in my art and my artistic journey has been one of experimental learning, moving from intellectual to intuition, and discovering middle ground”. Nancy is a retired physician based in Guelph,


Choice and Chance opens  April 24, 2024 and runs until May 26, 2024.


Everyone is invited to meet the artists at the official opening Reception to be held on Saturday, April 27, 2024 from 1-3 pm at the Headwaters Gallery in the Alton Mill Arts Centre, Alton, Ontario.

The Headwaters Arts Gallery is open Wednesday-Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and holiday Mondays,

Alton Mill Arts Centre, 1402 Queen Street West, Alton, Ontario.

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CONTACT: info@headwatersarts.org or Call 519-943-1149

You can view the pieces in the show in the slideshow below. Click on the Cart to purchase online using a credit card. Curbside pickup at the Alton Mill can be arranged by contacting the Headwaters Gallery at 519-943-1149 or by email info@headwatersarts.org.

Headwaters Arts gratefully acknowledges the support of our  Funders and many  Supporters

Town of Caledon
Central Counties Tourism
Dufferin Country
Bryans Fuel
James Dick Construction

We acknowledge that the land on which we gather, and on which the Region of Peel operates, is part of the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. For thousands of years, Indigenous peoples inhabited and cared for this land. In particular we acknowledge the territory of the Ani-shinabek, Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee and Ojibway/Chippewa peoples; the land that is home to the Metis; and most recently, the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation who are direct descendants of the Mississaugas of the Credit.

We are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land, and by doing so, give our respect to its first inhabitants.