a female pokes the fire
tinku gallery news | late summer 2008
Hi !
It's a new day, it's a new dawn, it's a new life
And I'm feeling good...
--Nina Simone

Before I get to our news, I wanted to say thanks for supporting the gallery through our growing pains this summer as I figure out our scheduling, our shows, etc... 

In case you have not yet read my blog, my news is that I am about to leave the safety net of my full time job to put my energy and focus into growing the gallery.  It is an exciting time and I have great hopes for where the gallery can go in terms of connecting our wonderful artists with people like you who appreciate their stories, their talent, their contributions.

We are starting to get noticed around the city and around the world but we have a long way to go.  I would very much appreciate your support in telling your art-loving friends about my gallery so they will join our mailing list and support us through their patronage.  Growing this gallery requires sowing a lot of seeds, and there is nothing I would love more than to see this gallery become a fixture not only in the neighbourhood but known across the country and beyond.  Each email you forward makes a difference so thank you!

Hope you are all having a great summer, and now, let's talk about art!

Amrita (a.k.a. tinku)
Gallery Director

tinku gallery

437 Roncesvalles Avenue
Toronto, Canada

Thurs    4-7 pm
Fri,Sat 12-6 pm
Sun     12-5 pm

new works

tinku gallery is showing new works by artists Elena Popova, Andy DeCola, Orlin Mantchev and Nasco Pelev.  I am thrilled to have both Elena and Andy showing in the gallery for the first time as I very much love their work and am excited to share it with the world.  Here are a couple of my selections:

Love#34 by Elena Popova

Love#34, Elena Popova
Monotype (oil on paper)
34" x 44" (framed)

Needle in the Hay

Needle in the Hay, Andy DeCola
Oil on wood panel
18" x 24"

the buzz about tinku

What people are writing about tinku gallery:

Brilliant comic Hugh Macleod tweeted* about tinku's blog post on Chaos and Creativity

Top 25 Marketing Blogger** Mack Collier wrote a glowing review of tinku tales, the gallery's blog

NYC's DesignNotes selected tinku tales as one of its blogs of the week

Ottawa-based PR guru Bob LeDrew chose tinku gallery's blog as its case study on how to self-promote (okay, I didn't think I was that good at self-promoting but I will take a compliment when I get it

Overheard in the gallery:

"We are thrilled to have a space like yours in the neighbourhood"

"I'm really impressed with the way you put your show together"

"Can I look in your drawers?"***

*Tweeted refers to what people do when they talk about something on Twitter.  If this still sounds like nonsense, don't worry, just click through and read the article. :)
**What the heck's a blogger?  Just about everyone these days.  But don't worry about the words, it's all good!
***Cheeky bastard!  But he was really referring to these drawers

hole in your wallet?

If you see something in the gallery that you like but it feels like a large chunk of change to part with, tinku gallery offers interest-free payment plans so you can purchase your art in more manageable installments.  To find out more please email me at amrita@tinkugallery.com or call me at 647.430.9195

We do carry a large number of works that are in a lower price range - some by emerging artists and some smaller works by more established artists.  Come by the gallery or email us and tell us what you are looking for and we will find you the right work for your budget.
save the date

tinku gallery will hold its inaugural solo exhibition September 4th - 28th featuring the Canadian debut of Boston-based artist John Guthrie. John is making the trip up from Boston to be here for the opening so please come and meet him in person and see his wonderful new body of work.  More details will follow later this month.

Mark your calendars:

Opening reception
Saturday, September 13th
6-8 pm

Artist talk
Sunday, September 14th
2 pm