Dec 18

About Krakow: Post Scriptum

The exhibition of works by 17 international artists opens this week at Galeria Labirynt No. 2 in Krakow, Poland. I am very excited to be taking part in this show, which takes place in my ancestral homeland. It also signals a move towards international collaborations and exhibitions. I would like to acknowledge funding support form the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.


Opening:  Friday, December 7th at 19.00 hours
 Galeria Sztuki Wspolczesnej Labirynt No. 2
 Brzozowa St. 9/1
 Krakow, Poland










Jan 18

I Live Here

Ina Puchala. Untitled. Mixed Media. Detail.

New Work | New Direction
Ina Puchala

Juried Show at Arts Etobicoke
Featuring 13 artists

17th January – 23 February, 2018
Reception 1pm – 3pm, Saturday, January 20th

Arts Etobicoke Storefront Gallery
4893A Dundas St. W
Toronto, ON
Parking available in the back

May 17

Paddle Project 2017

Ina Puchala

North Bay, Ontario

Delighted to be participating in a new exhibit and fundraising initiative mounted by Nipissing Region Curatorial Collective and Tweedsmuir Coworking.  Proceeds will support Northern Ontario visual arts projects and the creation of a new regional arts centre in North Bay, ON. Over 80 artist-made ‘paddles for peace’ have been hung in what was formerly known as Tweedsmuir Public School. It’s an eclectic representation of what artists make possible and the risks they take in pushing the physical boundaries of the paddle. A must see event.

 If you can’t make the show, visit the online auction  www.nrcc2014.com

Sat. May 13, 2017 to Sat. May 27th, 2017

Sat. May 27th,  7 – 10pm

176 Lakeshore Drive, North Bay, ON












Nov 13

Divergent Perspectives

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4th November – 17th January, 2014
Reception 7-9:30pm, Wednesday, Dec 4th

Arts Etobicoke Gallery
4893A Dundas St. W
Toronto, ON M9A 1B2

Nov 12

Art Rental Toronto Collection: Two Invitations

The A.R.T. Small Art Works Exhibition & Sale

Arts Etobicoke Gallery Reception: Thurs, Nov 22, 6:30 – 9pm

Ina Puchala oil 5" x 4"
I’m currently exhibiting four small discrete abstractions, 5″ x 4″, oil on Mylar on paper, framed at Arts Etobicoke’s  A.R.T. Small Art Works Exhibition & Sale. Other featured works, from a group of local Toronto artists, include pieces 24″ x 24″ in size and smaller.

Please stop by anytime to view the works.

The Arts Etobicoke Storefront Gallery is located at 4893A Dundas Street West, Toronto just north of the Islington Subway (west on Dundas).

Gallery hours are Monday to Friday 11 AM to 4 PM and Saturdays 11 AM to 4 PM (Oct 20 to Dec 15 only).  

Arts Etobicoke Gallery Reception: Thurs, Nov 22, 6:30 – 9pm

You’re invited to the Arts Etobicoke Gallery Reception.  Not only will you view beautiful small works from over 20 local artists, you’ll also hear a special Art Chat by Betty Ann Jordan from 7 – 8 pm on Trends in Contemporary Canadian Art.

Meet many of the exhibiting artists (I will be there) and enjoy some light refreshments.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to artrental@artsetobicoke.com.

Visit Art Rental Toronto  or call Graham Curry at 416-622-3699 for more information.

You can also view some of my abstract art gallery to see more of my work.

Nov 10

Where They Are Now| OCADU Alumni Exhibition


This is Ontario College of Art and Design’s (OCAD) first alumni exhibition, a voluntary initiative made possible by some very committed individuals, two years in the making. Opening night, Art Square Gallery & Cafe was bustling in an air of celebration. Elbow to elbow, savoring mouthfuls of sweet fruit and wine, the crowd was a fine blend of generations.

Fifty artists were showcased across all art and design disciplines. I found great pleasure in Dennis Burton’s, Cyan Orange Red 1964, a fresh simplification of collage and colour. Vale 2010 by Catherine proved evocative.

Not only was the vernissage a mutual opportunity to exchange vignettes on our professional practice and the business of art, it was an affirmation of our durability and commitment. We’re still kicking around!

The show continues until Sunday, Nov 28th
Art Square Gallery & Cafe, 334 Dundas St. W,
daily 9-4pm

Aug 10

AUG 2 – SEPT 11/ Art Bazaar

The squares and fools have left my studio for an art bazaar at B ART Gallery, Toronto. It’s an eclectic show of painting, photography, glass and sculpture. The gallery’s mandate is to showcase work that is ‘provocative and edgy created in the fusion between art and design’.

Not only did I attend the opening to meet colleagues, but I wanted to satisfy a curiosity. With sixteen artists exhibiting, did the squares and fools have a proper presence? Indeed, they did.

The Squares, a series of 23 miniature oil paintings, hang casually on one wall. Had someone alerted me to entertaining such scale of work, I would have drowned their words with uproarious laughter. Undeniably, a spell is cast in this world of tininess; wherein lies a delicacy and minuteness of complexity. Bounded in this 2 inch square, space is transfigured.

Around the corner, 3 framed subjects from The Fool’s Paradise suite (acrylic on paper) are poised in orderly sequence upon the whitewashed wall.

The show closes Oct 9th. To find out more about B Art Gallery, visit www.bartgallery.ca

Jul 10

Grand Exit

I survived the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition. Two and a half days at the show and two and a half days in the hospital. My apologies for not waving while being wheeled out to the ambulance – a grand exit, indeed. For those of you, who saw my paintings at the show and want to contact me, or arrange for a studio visit, please submit a comment. Sorry I wasn’t there.

Jun 10

Booth 12

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition
July 9, 10 and ll at Nathan Phillips Square
Friday 10:30 am – 7:30 pm
Saturday 10:30 am – 7:30 pm,
Sunday 10:30 am – 6:30 pm

Yikes! Lengths of bubble wrap consume the flat, cardboard everywhere, works in process and food simmering on the stove. Is it any wonder that I don’t put my clothes on inside out, or mistake a dust ball for a cradle in the sky?

The show is a go and I am busy organizing the logistics for the 3-day event. Never too old, I suppose, to be schlepping work about, rain or shine.

Nov 09



Toronto 2009,  at the Metro Toronto Convention Center, proved once again to reveal some exquisite gems. I was spellbound with the multi media works of Lois Andison.  Camouflage 1, 1998, is a dressmaker’s form draped in a delicate dress of Queen Anne’s lace topped with a bellow like mechanical headpiece that beckons with it’s silent, rhythmic breathe.  Heartbreaking 91, 2009, too, two works on all the words that can be created out of the one word, was mesmerizing. Now a month following the fair, her work continues to echo.


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