Please support our sponsors listed below. They make the Sylvan Circle tour possible.



Dawn Allard.  Drawing inspiration from the world around her, Dawn creates sculptures, functional and whimsical pottery using wheel and hand-building techniques. 
Sault Ste. Marie 705) 575-6886

The Arts Council of Sault Ste. Marie & District invites you to become part of our “Over the Rainbow” Children’s Entertainment series.  Contact:   Sault Ste. Marie (705) 945-9756

Color Your World.  Your Complete Framing Centre!  Large selection of in stock and custom order frames.  78 Great Northern Rd., Sault Ste. Marie  (705) 942-2700

Infinite Style Inc.   Gerry creates classic home decor using domestic and exotic wood and transforms reclaimed wood and hardware into unique rustic designs. 
Sault Ste. Marie (705) 946-4811

Life’s A Stitch.  Sewing machines, sales, service and accessories.  Quilting fabrics and notions.  Quilting classes.  516 Queen St. E., Sault Ste. Marie  (705) 254-3339

Mobile Glass & Framing Gallery.  Creative custom framing.  Come and visit the 2nd floor show room for all your framing needs.  325 Wellington St. W., Sault Ste. Marie  
(705) 254-7394

Karen Nisbet.  Functional and sculptural pottery, painting and collage, vintage greeting cards and theatrical set decoration.  Sault Ste. Marie (705) 943-6348

Stone’s Office Plus.  Loves artists!  Check out our featured artist of the month!  Fabulous selection of artist supplies – from paint to pastels.  529 Queen St. E., Sault Ste. Marie 
(705) 254-6407


Bavarian Inn & Restaurant.  Open daily.  Dine in or on the patio overlooking the lake.    9181 Highway 17E, Bruce Mines  (705) 785-3447

Copper Bay Shell-Nugget Food Store.  Gas, snacks, groceries and movie rentals.  ATM available.  Open Mon.-Sat. 6am-10pm; Sun. 7am-10pm.  Hwy 17E, Bruce Mines
(705) 785-3713

S & S Creations.  Stephanie and Steve create unique art using puddingstone, stained glass and metal.  Gift shop, studio and supplies.  Open year round.  8418 Hwy 17E - 4 kms west of Bruce Mines (705) 785-2466

Three Oak Resort.  Modern family friendly two bedroom cottages on Gordon Lake. Satellite TV, fishing/boating.  Open May-November.  2197 Centre Line Rd., Bruce Mines  (705) 785-3875


Johnson Farmers’ Market Desbarats.  Features local produce and products.  Sat.  Jun. 7-Aug. 30: 9am-2pm; Sep. 6-Oct. 11: 10am-2pm; Located next to the Desbarats arena.  Visit our website for special days and hours.  1 Cameron Ave., Desbarats   (705) 782-2201

McClelland’s Hardware & Feed.  Est. 1958.  Hardware, feed, paint, maple syrup supplies, Muck boots and seasonal items.  Friendly service.  LCBO Agency.  Open Mon.-Sat. 8am-6pm.  3 Lake Huron Dr., Desbarats  (705) 782-6281

Stobie’s Family Restaurant.  “Home cooked food and desserts”.  We aim to please.  Stop in and try us or order take out.  ATM available.  7931 Hwy 17E, Desbarats 
(705) 782-2201

Zachary Schryer-Lefebvre.  Guitar maker and pyrographic artist.  Unique handcrafted  instruments that are not only beautiful but also pleasing to the ears.  Desbarats 
(705) 257-6394


Dinelle’s Country Market.  The small town grocery store with an in-store bakery, fresh meats and produce.  ATM Available.  3217 Hwy 17B, Echo Bay  (705) 248-2161

Headrick Farm and Gardens.  Farm gate produce stand.  Contact Tom and Berniece. 
4137 Hwy 17B, Echo Bay  (705) 248-2140

Penokean Hills Farms.  Tender, nutritious beef and lamb.  Always free of added hormones and antibiotics. 
Echo Bay (705) 971-MEAT

The Bay Café.  Great food, great service, fresh cut fries, homemade baking.  Open daily 7am-8pm. Located next to the Pit Stop.  3241 Hwy 17B, Echo Bay  (705) 248-1999


Watercolours by Sheila.  Come visit Sheila during the Sylvan Circle Tour to see her new “works”.  Information regarding art classes, framing, gallery visits, etc. can be obtained from the website.  113 Coles Bay Road, Thessalon  (705) 842-3599






Numbers refer to the Sylvan Circle Tour map
Printable copy of the list (pdf file-no pictures)
1..... Echo Bay Hall  

Susan R. Coventry.  A nature photographer who finds inspiration in wildlife, sunsets and her pets.  Susan’s camera travels everywhere with her.
Tel:  (705) 785-3274


Ken Hanson began painting full-time in 1970 and still enjoys drawing and painting the local scenery with watercolours.
Tel:  (705) 246-3884


Jim and Joanie Lindamood.  Jim carves lifelike birds in tupelo or basswood, while Joanie completes each piece with detailed painting.  The carvings are mounted on driftwood.
Tel:  (705) 461-1745


Suzan Love, a fantasy artist, poet and writer, paints oil on canvas.  She has shown in galleries in southern Ontario and now resides in Thessalon. 
Tel:  (416) 318-6904


Lena Olsson.  Inspired by her Swedish heritage, Lena creates bowls, vases and other pottery items, each a unique piece of art. 
Tel:  (705) 254-4369


Karen Singleton.  A true Canadian artist whose attention to detail is amazing, no matter the subject or choice of canvas.
Tel:  (705) 882-1250

2..... Sylvan Valley Hall  

Kayla Bishop is a fourteen year old emerging artist who enjoys serenity.  Her drawings reflect an appreciation for reality and nature.
Tel:  (705) 246-2675


Heather Burt.   Japanese Brush Painting, an impressionistic “ink picture”, captures the essence of the subject, making an exciting companion to traditional watercolours.
Tel:  (705) 942-3777


Leslie Burt.  Soapstone, found worldwide, has been carved for centuries.  Variety in colour is caused by minerals leaching into the stone. 
Tel:  (705) 942-3777


Garry Enosse uses birch bark, wood, red willow and sinew to create baskets and containers of all shapes and sizes. 
Tel:  (705) 848-0874


Mathew Poser is an emerging artist in third year graphic design at Sault College.  His work is unique, quirky and innovative.
Tel:  (705) 759-0289


Kassandra Starkell, an emerging artist, enjoys working with watercolours, charcoal, clay and acrylic.  She excels in figures, landscapes, cartoons, animals and facial features.
Tel:  (705) 842-9177


Rose Sundaram employs the vibrance of pastel, the subtleness of charcoal and watercolours to capture portraits, still lifes and images of Algoma.
Tel: (705) 946-4440

3..... Leeburn Hall  

Skip Bailey.  Uses wheel, hand building techniques and a variety of clay and glaze combinations to create functional, decorative and  whimsical pottery.
Tel:  (705) 946-3774


Doug Hook has been a full-time watercolour painter since 1971.  His paintings and reproductions are in hundreds of collections throughout the world.
Tel:  (705) 246-2457


Gerry Richard.  With a reputation for fine craftsmanship, Gerry creates classic elegant decor and unique gifts from domestic and exotic woods.
Tel:  (705) 946-4811

  Food Is Available At This Hall  
4..... Dieter Heller Studio

Dieter Heller.  Handcrafted fretsaw woodwork.  Traditional German patterns, as well as Dieter’s own designs, are combined with woodburning techniques to produce one-of-a-kind pieces. 
Tel:  (705) 785-3875

5..... Rydal Bank Community Hall  

Janice Miller’s hand-stitched English smocked garments and her unique fabric snowman collection are today’s gifts and tomorrow’s treasures. 
Tel:  (705) 942-8051


Lynden Pond specializes in high-fired porcelain pottery that is inspired by nature and is both beautiful and functional.
Tel:  (705) 949-1057


Cathy Redmond’s watercolours reflect her surroundings of nature, St. Joseph Island, and her world travels.   The intensity of colours is portrayed in the changing seasons.


Cécile Sénéchal paints on feathers.  She produces birds, animals, flowers, canoes and commission pieces.  Each feather is matted and framed.
Tel:  (705) 848-2088

  Food Is Available At This Hall  
6..... Bruce Station Hall  

Patricia F. Baker.  An award-winning artist, who specializes in leather/embroidery/beadwork , purses, bags, change purses and packs.  Will do commission work.
Tel:  (705) 777-3095


Michele Forrester and Hans Wesselius.  Hand crafted wood art, wall plaques, sculpture, carved doors and tabletops. 
Tel:  (705) 782-6938


Brian Fulin began taking pictures in his early 20’s.  Today he focuses on scenic photography and turns photos into works of art.
Tel:  (705) 942-1833


Gwendlyn Goulet.  A self-taught jewellery artisan who works with metal clay and wire including wrapping, viking knitting, hammering and chasing. 
Tel:  (705) 849-8170


Phil Jones is a First Nations carver of soapstone and wood using traditional Ojibway woodlands style art.
Tel:  (705) 943-0558

  Food Is Available At This Hall  
7..... Brander Studio

Hilkka Brander and Lena Skyum transform recycled clothing and materials into artistic and practical Finnish rugs, placemats and runners. 
Tel:  (705) 785-3453/3842

8..... Bruce Mines Community Hall

Sarah Buckley designs and weaves functional household textiles and personal accessories using natural fibres.
Tel:  (705) 246-2819


Patrick Caldwell.  Oval box wood is chosen for colour and pattern, bent using hot water, shaped around forms and secured by copper tacks.
Tel:  (705) 575-2231


Bev Hamel makes high-fired stoneware pots which are used daily and enjoyed in the home.
Tel:  (705) 248-2176


Heather Jordan.  Fossils, meteorites, semi-precious gemstones and crystals are wire-wrapped and woven by hand in a variety of styles, from organic to steampunk. 
Tel:  (647) 985-5364


Lou Lacroix, who rediscovered her passion for thread and fabric,  produces unique men’s and women’s hats.  Her paintings include thread, wire and buttons.   
Tel:  (705) 843-0884


Mike Nebesniuk.  A landscape photographer who finds beauty where others do not.  Mike specializes in the surrealistic look of High-dynamic range imaging. 
Tel:  (705) 257-1198

9..... S & S Creations Studio
Stephanie Mitchell and Steve Haaksman. The combination of stained glass, local stone and metal makes their work truly one-of-a-kind and unique to the North Shore.
Tel:  (705) 785-2466
10..... Desbarats Arena  

Dawn Allard creates functional and decorative pieces using both wheel and hand building techniques. 
Tel:  (705) 575-6886


Lucy Boston.  An award-winning artist, Lucy carefully selects 100% cotton/batiks for her wildlife and country quilts and raggedy Ann/Andy dolls.
Tel:  (705) 945-9294


Lawrence Howard ‘s one-of-a-kind woodturnings are emphasized by fine finishes.  His functional and decorative woodturnings and writing instruments are made from local materials.
Tel:  (705) 253-7983


Dani lynn Redgrift.  Photography is her passion.  She sees the world through a different “lens” capturing and bringing photographs to life. 
Tel:  (705) 521-3382


Graham Shell builds replica model trucks and heavy equipment that are as authentic and functional as possible.  Also featured are wooden household items.
Tel:  (705) 246-2222


Zoey Wood-Salomon paints in the traditional Woodland style that reflects her Odawa heritage.  Self-taught, her work is known worldwide.
Tel:  (705) 759-4897

  Food Is Available At This Hall  
11..... MacLennan Hall  

Sheila M. Currie is “Artist in Residence” aboard Akademik IOFFE to Antarctica, high Arctic, Greenland, Northwest Passage.  Sheila highlights her travels on her paintings.    
Tel:  (705) 842-3599


Carson Merriefield is a fused glass artist.  Her work encompasses a wide range of ‘kiln formed’ glass creations from jewellery to functional items and art. 
Tel:  (705) 971-9389


Karen Nisbet.  Earthenware pottery, both hand built and thrown that puts the fun in functional!  Dinnerware sets available by commission. 
Tel:  (705) 943-6348


David Solomon creates decorative boxes and serving boards from maple and exotic hardwoods, carefully selecting complimentary colours and grain patterns.
Tel:  (705) 759-8790

  Food Is Available At This Hall  
12..... Laird Hall  

Cathy Barton.  Magical stained glass in traditional and contemporary styles.  Suncatchers, kaleidoscopes, napkin holders, lanterns, bowls, candles, boxes, birdhouses and more!
Tel:  (705) 949-4487


Dory Dereski sews duffel slippers.  Duffel, a strong flexible fabric woven entirely from wool fibres, originated in northern Canada.
Tel:  (705) 946-2621


Jack Dunning produces both functional and decorative stoneware pottery, playing with multiple shapes and glazes.  He also captures natural places in his photographs.    
Tel:  (705) 248-2321


Eileen Halfpenny is a watercolour artist and art coach .  Her work includes a variety of themes exclusive to Algoma. 
Tel:  (705) 942-4464


Lidia Silvestrova hand paints wooden eggs and Matroshka dolls in traditional Russian style, with nature, Christmas and Easter themes.
Tel:  (705) 946-5373

  Food Is Available At This Hall  
13..... Bar River Hall  

Russ Mason, a hand weaver and dyer, specializes in functional items such as tea towels, scarves, rugs, place mats, wraps and occasionally jackets. 
Tel:  (705) 759-2086


Marilyn F. Mills paints mainly landscapes, florals and nostalgic life, especially of Lake Superior and the surrounding area. 
Tel:  (705) 254-7272


Vince Riddell uses local and exotic woods and burls to produce unique and functional bowls, centrepieces, wine glasses, vases and more. 
Tel:  (705) 246-1567


Gil Sachro unites function and design to create a diverse range of tableware and one-of-a-kind pottery.  Pieces are uniquely carved, textured and glazed.    
Tel:  (705) 759-8496


Nancy Sachro makes fabric artworks using varied techniques, fabrics, interesting fibres and found objects.  Her works have been exhibited internationally.
Tel:  (705) 759-8496

  Food Is Available At This Hall  
14..... Echo Bay Elks Hall

Des Barry.  A Thessalon First Nations artist, well-known for hidden animals and spirits within his Ojibway style acrylic paintings. 
Tel:  (705) 842-9184


Errol Caldwell creates unique and functional woodturnings and wood products from native and exotic woods.  His work is sold at several Ontario galleries.
Tel:  (705) 248-1545


Cindy Coccimiglio, also known as “ChinzPotz”, creates functional and decorative pottery, as well as original ceramic jewellery.    
Tel: (705) 971-9055


Sheri Minardi’s photography captures Algoma and beyond through her lens.  Purchase photography to compliment your home, business or cottage.
Tel:  (705) 971-5616


Hugh Morrow, a self-taught artist, finds watercolour is ideal for interpreting rustic subject matter including old structures, marine scenes and people.
Tel:  (705) 946-2386


Zachary Schryer-Lefebvre.  A guitar-maker and pyrographic artist, who handcrafts unique instruments that are not only beautiful, but also pleasing to the ears.
Tel:  (705) 257-6394

Photography (copyright) 2014 - Tim Harris
Light lunches and snacks available at:  

Leeburn Hall

  Desbarats Arena
Rydal Bank Hall   MacLennan Hall
Bruce Station Hall   Laird Hall
Bruce Mines United Church  

Bar River Hall

ATMs available at:  

Dinelle’s Country Market, (Echo Bay)

Country Store & Esso (Bruce Mines)
Pit Stop Gas Bar, (Echo Bay) Smith’s Desbarats Market, (Desbarats)
Royal Bank, (Bruce Mines) Stobie’s Family Restaurant, (Desbarats)
Copper Bay Shell, (Bruce Mines)  
Printable copy of the list of artists (pdf file-no pictures)

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