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Past Events

Nott Auto Gallery - Art Gallery

Winnipeg is fortunate to have several local businesses that support the local art scene. One such business is Nott AutoCorp, whose 20,000 square foot showroom at 1322 Waverley not only showcases a variety of luxury automobiles available for sale, but also the work of several local artists. Curated by Jordan Miller (of the Cre8ery Gallery here in Winnipeg), the Nott Art Gallery includes the work of several local artists, all of which is available for sale. I'm proud to say that several of my pieces were on display and available for purchase at this very welcoming venue, during the summer of 2017.

Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba

Brandon is the second largest city in Manitoba, and home of the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba (AGSM).

Located at 710 Rosser Ave, in the former Eatons Building (now the Town Center Mall), the AGSM has a history dating back over 100 years.

Six of my original acrylic on canvas pieces were on display and available for sale at the AGSM gift shop from July-December 2017 

Mona Lisa

For the 6th time in as many years, my work once again graced the walls of the Mona Lisa Ristorante in Winnipeg. The work was shown for the month on January 2016, along with pieces by the very talented Catherine Emile.

Last Call at the Hall

"Last Call at the Hall" was the final show for curator Justin Waterman at the Piano Nobile gallery at the Winnipeg Centennial Concert Hall. Featuring the work of several Manitoba artists, including myself, the show ran from Janurary through  April 2015.


Mona Lisa

My work was once again shown at the amazing Mona Lisa Ristorante at 1697 Corydon in Winnipeg during December 2014 and January 2015. It was a successful show, with 6 pieces sold. 


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"Don't Blink" was an impromptu group show featuring the work of 14 local Winnipeg artists.  Running for only 1 week, from November 9th through November 16th, the show took place in the Piano Nobile gallery on the mezzanine level of the beautiful Winnipeg Centennial Concert Hall. 



Distracting Abstracts

"Distracting Abstracts" was a group show featuring the work of 18 local Winnipeg abstract artists. Set in the Piano Nobile Gallery in the beautiful Winnipeg Centennial Concert Hall, the show ran from July 1, 2014 through to August 31, 2014. 


Centennial Concert Hall

555 Main Street

Winnipeg, MB

Mona Lisa Ristorante
April 2014

My good friend and fellow artist, Catherine Emile, and I had the opportunity to display our work at Mona Lisa Ristorante, 1697 Corydon Ave. in Winnipeg, during April 2014. This opportunity came up because the artist originally scheduled for April had to cancel, and we had been invited to fill in. I'm really glad we had the opportunity, as it resulted in a couple of additional sales that otherwise would not have happened. We both look forward to having our work displayed in this wonderful venue again in December 2014 and January 2015.

Scratching the Surface


From Saturday June 22nd, 2013 through June 26th, 2013


Artlington Studios
618 Arlington St.
Winnipeg MB

​Blake displayed some of his canvas pieces at this show, which also featured the work of 5 other talented Winnipeg abstract artists, in the amazing setting of the Artlington Gallery. 

Mona Lisa Ristorante - September / October 2013

Blake displayed several of his pieces alongside the works of Catherine Emile at the newly remodelled Mona Lisa Ristorante in September  and October 2013. 
Mona Lisa Ristorante, 1697 Corydon,  is one of Winnipegs finest Italian restaurants, and has recently undergone a major renovation. Owners Joe Grande and his daughter Giuliana are committed to supporting the local art scene, allowing their beautiful restaurant to showcase local talent on a monthly rotation . 



Manitoba Art Expo

The Manitoba Art Expo is Manitoba's premier Art Show and Sale. Held every year at Assiniboia Downs, the Art Expo is a juried show featuring the works of close to 50  talented Manitoba artists.  Blake participated in the 2011 show (which ran from November 3rd through November 6th, 2011), as well as the 2012 show (which ran from October 26th through October 28th, 2012)

Thirteen +

The Pavilion Gallery Musem at Assiniboine Park in Winnipeg was the setting for a joint show featuring a variety of Blake’s paper and canvas pieces, along with works from Ludolf Grolle.

The show (which was the first ever Abstract Expressionist show to be held in the Pavilion Gallery) ran from September 21st, 2010 through October 31st, 2010

Mona Lisa Ristorante Italiano

The Mona Lisa Ristorante Italiano, at 1697 Corydon Ave, is one of Winnipegs best Italian restaurants. The owner, Joe Grande, is a huge supporter of the local art scene, and provides local artists with the opportunity to have their work displayed on the walls of his restaurant, with a monthly rotation.
Blake first had his work on display at Mona Lisa in January 2010, and was invited to return for April and May 2011, and again in  March/April 2012. In 2012,  Blake was proud to display his work along with that of Catherine Emile, another local abstract artist.

Banville & Jones - Art & Wine Evening

On Saturday, April 10th, 2010, Banfield & Jones Wine Co (1616 St. Mary’s Rd) held their first “Art & Wine” evening. The evening included a wine tasting, and featured the art of Blake McArthur, Ludolf Grolle, Brooklyn Hurst and Hubert Theroux.

WAG “15 Minutes”

Blake presented at the Winnipeg Art Gallery on Thursday, November 5th, 2009 as part of their “15 Minutes”art lecture series

“Qualia” - Group Show

A  group exhibition featuring the diverse interpretations and perspectives  of Blake McArthur, Catherine Emile and Victor Popow,  was held from October 29th 2009 through November 3rd, 2009 at the cre8ery gallery at 125 Adelaide in Winnipeg.

CKUW - Eat Your Arts & Vegetables
Blake was Aleem Khan’s guest on his “Eat Your Arts & Vegetables” radio programme on October 22, 2009, discussing his abstract art and promoting his upcoming group show “Qualia”
Gallery Lacosse - Solo Show
Blake had his first solo show from September 25th, 2009 through October 9th, 2009 at Gallery Lacosse, 169 Lilac Street in Winnipeg. The opening reception featured the musical stylings of the wonderful Bob Watts  Jazz Trio.
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