Upcoming Events

Endangered Boreal – Artists Understanding the Forests of Northern Ontario  –  AUGUST, 2021        

August 16 – 30, 2021



•  Midland, Ontario – August 16, 2021

•  Tobermory and Ferry to Manitoulin Island – August 17, 2021

•  Manitoulin Island and Wikiwemikong – August 18 and 19, 2021

•  North Bay, Ontario – August 20 – 23, 2021 – Symposium on Art and the Environment: How Can we ALL Speak UP for the Welfare of our Forests!?

•  Temagami Island and White Bear Forest – August 24 and 25, 2021

•  Lake Temiskaming – Courtesy Temiskaming President’s Suites – August 26 and 27, 2021.

•  Kirkland Lake, Ontario – Courtesy Microtel Kirkland Hotel and Convention Centre – August 28-29, 2021

•  Timmins, Ontario – Timmins Museum and National Exhibition Centre – August 30, 2021

We will be posting slide shows from this event on this page.

Artists Invited to Attend: Ernest Daetwyler (Atwood), Cesare Forero (Kirkland Lake and Toronto), Paul Smiley (North Bay), Jurgen Mohr (North Bay), Don Chretien (Nipissing First Nation, Newmarket), Alessandra Bisi (Italy), Leszek Zuber Zebrowski, Teresa Zebrowski (Krakow, Poland), Cecilia Stelini (Brazil), Norma Vieira (Brazil), Neryth Manrique (Colombia), Mathias Reis (Brazil), Artur Bartkiewicz (Poland), Alex Boudreault (Kirkland Lake, Toronto), Clara Navarro (Spain), Daniela Gilardoni, Roberto Gilardoni, Ruth Vigueras Bravo (Mexico), Dory Perdomo (Mexico), Simon Frank (Hamilton, Ontario), Jacek Baliki (Przemysyl, Poland), Oliwia Hildebrandt (Kielce, Poland), Michael Matthews (Harrowgate, BC), Diane Colwell (Calgary, AB), Liz Lott (North Bay), Lee Horner (Saltspring Island/North Bay).

.Speakers and Discussion Leaders: Marvyn Morrison, Bear Island First Nation, Mike Cywink, Wikiwemikong Unceded Territory, Mary LaRonde (North Bay and Temagami), Michael Leahy (Kirkland Lake), Dave Gamble (Kirkland Lake), Ryan Primrose, Leszek Zuber Zebrowski, Virginia Eichorn and the North Bay Naturalists’ Club.

a Broken Forests Group PRESENTATION…

“Bienvenidos Al Futuro” –                                                         an International Virtual Art Group Exhibition 


NOW OPEN-February 1 – May 1, 2021

46 artists from across the globe will install new works in many different artistic mediums and all focusing upon our theme of “Welcome to the Future”. We are all hoping that there will be glimmers of brightness at the end of the long dark Covid tunnel by this time. And there will also be many hopeful and joyful moments ahead for our wilderness and forested areas! It is from the wilds that new medicines and immunities are derived. We all need our forests to be biologically diverse and healthy. This exhibition hopes to celebrate a new awareness of the need (in all human beings) to preserve our wild areas and to encourage and support the growth of bio-diversity in our Broken Forests.




First Broken Forests Group Exhibition (non-Virtual)

Curated by Leszek Zuber Zebrowski, this first iteration of a series of exhibits that will travel to forests and galleries in multiple continents includes artists from: Poland, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Taiwan, Chile, America and Germany.

Although this series of exhibitions in Poland is still affected by the Covid-19 Pandemic, the artists and curators are working hard to confirm the dates for the future exhibitions…which will happen in at least four “Beauty Cities” across the country.

The main theme of the exhibit is our human connection to the forest and how we can find fuel within those connections to help us in our efforts to focus global attention upon our wilderness areas. Once we amplify those connections in this way, we will be more able fix and reinvigorate our Broken Forests.

So far Artists exhibiting for Broken Forests 2021 in Poland include: Joanna Szostak, Paweł Rubaszewski, Jerzy Plucha, Urszula Olczyńska, Ilona Irmina Iwanska, Marek Mikrut, Oliwia Hildebrandt and Jacek Balicki. This group exhibit will feature some of the best known and most accomplished visual artists in Poland along with many Broken Forests Group artists from all over the world!


“Broken Forests Fundraiser”

Launched in March, 2020 – Thank-you to all of our AMAZING supporters!! All funds raised through this Crowd Funding Art Project will be used to assist artists from all over the world to come to Canada in August 2021 and make art that focuses public attention on the importance and threats facing our forests in Northern Ontario, Canada.

MANY artists in the Broken Forest Group have donated artworks to this fundraising Project. THANK-YOU ALL BROKEN FORESTS ARTISTS!!

These works will be auctioned off in the near future and 100% of funds raised from the sale of the artworks will be directed to Broken Forests Fundraiser GoFundMe Project.

To donate NOW…Please follow this link:

Broken Forests Art Residency LINK


Postponed and Re-scheduled due to COVID-19 Pandemic


April 3-28, 2020 – (Postponed) Kirkland Lakes Art Committee – Exhibition and Performances


D.Chretien, ink and digital drawing