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The Marianne van Silfhout Gallery is a state-of-the-art community art gallery located at the front atrium of the campus and is the focus of the visual arts for Brockville and the larger Eastern Ontario area.

Creation of the gallery was made possible by a major half-million dollar bequest from the estate of Marianne van Silfhout, a graduate of the Fine Art program at St. Lawrence College, as well as numerous donors to the St. Lawrence College Foundation. Behind this gift is Marianne’s belief that wilderness adventure and education and art are inextricably bound together in an experience of enduring value and benefit to humanity. The bequest will also fund bursaries for both part-time and full-time Fine Arts students at St. Lawrence College. 

Gallery Hours

Tuesday - Friday, 10 am to 8 pm
Monday & Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm


The Marianne van Silfhout Gallery is located on St. Lawrence College's Brockville campus.
2288 Parkedale Avenue, Brockville, ON K6V 5X3
To find the Gallery more easily, please use the main entrance at the front of the college.

Henry Vyfvinkel: A Celebration of Life

Henry Vyfvinkel: A Celebration of Life

It is with great sadness that the Gallery and the artistic community learned of Henry Vyfvinkel’s passing on August 16, 2014. Henry has been a guiding force for the Gallery and has been its cheerleader since before the doors even opened.

It’s fitting then that his family has chosen the place he loved and believed in as the venue for a Celebration of Henry’s life. Join us to view a retrospective of his works, and to remember Henry’s warmth and generous spirit with his family and friends.

            Saturday, September 6, 2014, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Marianne van Silfhout Gallery

Gifts in Memory of Henry can be made online
or by mail to:

St. Lawrence College Foundation
2288 Parkedale Ave
Brockville, ON  K6V 5X3

Donation cards and envelopes will also be available at the Celebration of Life.


Current Exhibit

Spanish Moss by Henry VyvfinkelRemembering Henry-Collection of art by Henry Fyfvinkel

September 2- September 6






 Alizarin Crimson

Barb Carr- Paintbox Colours

September 12-October 17

Barb Carr’s work combines the intricacy of mosaic, with the delightful texture and vibrancy of collage. From the overall dimensions, to the repeated pattern of ever decreasing size, each piece in the Paintbox Colours series is based on the design element of the square, creating an interesting juxtaposition between the historic (ancient mosaics) and the modern (digital pixels).  Small, independent compositions have been created within the whole; surprising and intriguing viewers.

To learn more about Barb Carr


Foyer Gallery

Holly Dean Swords and SorceressHolly Dean- Mixed Media Musings

September 2-October 17

Mixed Media Musings is a collection of original works from artist Holly Dean ranging from altered digital images printed on handmade watercolour paper, to assemblages, to handcrafted Muse Journals. Texture, calligraphy and strong elements of design merge in this fascinating, and truly unique, exhibit.

Learn more about Holly Dean


SLC Library Exhibition Space

71 by Fraser RadfordFraser Radford- What a Drag

September 2-October 17

Emerging artist, Fraser Radford, presents various works from his series “What a Drag”.  Inspired by the work of artist Gerhard Richter, Radford’s colours are carefully combined through a process of ‘dragging’ acrylic paint across canvas; resulting in captivating, multi-dimensional abstractions.







General Call to Artists

The Marianne van Silfhout Gallery is currently accepting submissions for our programming roster. Established and emerging visual artists with professional curricula vitae are invited to submit exhibition proposals. As a learning facility, preference will be given to artists who demonstrate innovation and creativity in their art, and are willing to provide opportunity for learning within our SLC student community by way of lecture, workshop, etc. To view submission requirements and apply, download the submission form (pdf).

For more information about the Gallery and upcoming exhibitions please contact:

Christina Chrysler, Curator
613-345-0660 ext. 3636