Discover the best of Canadian artistry at Brights Gallery: Where expertise meets inspiration
Step into Brights Gallery, a small yet passionately dedicated art space committed to showcasing the finest contemporary and traditional art by Canada's most talented artists. Our curated collection features original paintings and sculptures that not only beautify spaces but also illuminate the essence of our clients' surroundings.
With close relationships with Canada's largest art agents, we have access to a vast network of established and emerging Canadian artists. Drawing from this diverse pool, we assist our clients in finding precisely what they are looking for, ensuring a seamless and rewarding art acquisition experience.
Brights Gallery has become a destination for art enthusiasts, attracting over 10,000 visitors annually. We invite you to be among them.
The majority of our artists have earned recognition and accolades on both national and international platforms. We take immense pride in sharing their remarkable work with the world, serving as a platform for their artistic achievements and contributions.
Join us at Brights Gallery, where expertise meets inspiration, and embark on an artistic journey that will leave a lasting impression.
Brights Gallery is led by Collingwood resident Bill Shepherd, who is accompanied by a dedicated team of art enthusiasts and experts.
Brights Gallery is proudly owned by Bill Shepherd, an esteemed Canadian art dealer and longtime resident of Collingwood. With decades of experience and a profound understanding of contemporary Canadian art history, Bill brings a wealth of expertise to the gallery. His unwavering dedication to staying abreast of global art markets and identifying emerging talents within Canada ensures that our clients have access to captivating pieces that truly capture attention.
Bill's passion for art extends far beyond the business aspect. He has a genuine love for the creative process and an innate ability to recognize the exceptional qualities that make a work of art truly special.
At Brights Gallery, our team members are not just employees but local art enthusiasts who share a deep connection to Collingwood. With a genuine passion for art, they take pleasure in guiding our clients on a transformative journey of selecting the perfect artwork.
Our team understands that art is deeply personal, and finding a piece that resonates with your individual aesthetic and vision is of utmost importance. Whether you are a seasoned art collector or a first-time buyer, our team is dedicated to creating a welcoming and informative environment. We take pride in fostering meaningful connections between artists, artworks, and art lovers.
We invite you to explore our collection, engage in insightful conversations, and discover the transformative power of art with our team.
Grateful to explore this land.
We acknowledge First Peoples & Traditional Territory.
We acknowledge and share our gratitude to the First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples of Canada. Blue Mountain is located within the boundary of Treaty 18 region of 1818 which is the traditional territory of the Anishnaabek, Haudenosaunee and Wendat-Wyandot-Wyandotte peoples.
Over 500 years ago, the First Nations welcomed us to share this land now called Ontario. We are grateful to explore and play on Blue Mountain and thank all those who were and are caretakers of this beautiful area. We are also mindful of the broken covenants and the need to reconcile with all our allies and relations.
Let us listen, discover, and care for this land by learning from our mutual history. As benefactors of thousands of years of Indigenous stewardship, we are privileged to share the beauty of Blue Mountain and are responsible for ensuring its sustainability for generations to come.
This acknowledgment was written with an understanding that we are still learning. Thank you for your support, patience and willingness to learn and grow with us.
Image courtesy of Jenolan Caves
Committed to Indigenous art
Call for submissions
Brights Gallery is seeking Indigenous artists to showcase at our gallery. Submit your portfolio or make recommendations of artists we should connect with in the fillable form on this webpage. Applicants must be Indigenous artists (e.g. painters, sculptors, visual artists, text-based artists, mixed media) with an artistic background including specialized training, or exemplary self-taught. Community or peer recognition will be considered an asset.