Portage & District Arts Centre




November 29, 2016 - January 21, 2017


Photography by Rob & Melodie Dondo (R & M Photography).

In Canada our winters are brutal. But that just hides the beauty of our country. We are Canadian photographers and artists, we want to share the beauty of our country and other countries we have seen in our travels.


Traveling and photography are passions of ours and allows us to share the beauty of the world. We never are without our cameras and express our love of this country through our art. Not everyone travels. We want to inspire people to travel and experience the beauty we have witnessed. Also we want to encourage people to look right within our own province and the beauty that is within.


Boating, hiking, rock climbing, skiing and camping are just a few of the activities available to the brave and adventurous in Manitoba.

Our passion for photography is enhanced by our love of travel and sharing our view of the world with others. We want to encourage travel and exploration. 

We have taken many courses in photography and art. Our teacher and mentor, Bryan Hansel, has been an inspiration to us. We admire his teaching style and humility. We continue to take new courses and learn new photography techniques. Night photography, composition, winter photography, landscape photography and many other courses.

There is beauty everywhere.

R&M Photography rm-photography.wixsite.com

Everyone is welcome to attend the Exhibition Opening and Artist Talk, Thursday, December 8 at 7:00pm.

Click HERE for invitation

Click HERE for Archived Gallery Exhibits

Click HERE for Gallery Floor Plan

Interested in showing your artwork in our Gallery?
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School Gallery Tours

The Portage & District Arts Centre is offering Gallery Tours for School Groups of all ages. This is a excellent opportunity for students and faculty to see a variety of art forms from Regional Artists and is a great addition the the current Arts curriculum. Students will be fully engaged learning the artistic process of how each piece was made and will be encouraged to interact with the Artist or Docent. Tours are available Tuesday through Friday.  Bookings are accepted a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the tour.  Donations to the Gallery are welcome. Contact the Portage & District Arts Centre at 204-239-6029 or email pdac@mts.net to book your tour today!



*Boardroom Gallery is closed every Wednesday from 12:30pm to 3:30pm


January 10 to February 17, 2017


An exhibition by Mike Blume

As everyone's signature is unique, the faces of people, especially celebrities, is another kind of unique signature.

I started drawing in grade 5 and dabbled with painting in high school, but it wasn't until I took a class with Lee Beaton at the Portage & District Arts Centre a year ago in January that I got what I needed to move into the painting medium. I considered it a special anniversary from the time I began painting until this exhibition. Faces have always challenged me, seeing as everyone can tell if the facsimile is right or not, especially with celebrities.

I am open to receive commissions of portraits in acrylic, and offer prints of paintings as well.

Contact me if you're interested in something!

Call (204) 240-2576

Email mfblume1@aol.com

Check out my Facebook page: Paintings By Mike Blume


Click HERE for the Upcoming Exhibition Schedule for 2017