Bio & Artist Statement
Eric Allen Montgomery is a mixed media artist and arts promoter, creating professionally since 1981. He spent 17 years in British Columbia running a successful glass sandblasting studio creating decorative work and custom recognition awards for international clientele, as well as overseeing 2 small galleries before returning to his home province of Ontario in 2007.
In July 2008 he moved to Guelph where he spent 4 years exhibiting his assemblages and photo-based work at the Guelph Farmers Market, easily spotted as The Purple Guy.
In 2013 he was honoured to win Best in Show at Guelph’s Art on the Street and in 2014 was chosen by the Guelph Downtown Business Assoc and Guelph Arts Council as one of the Quebec St Banner Artists.
As ACE (Art Craft Excellence) creative services he is available as an independent curator, selecting and hanging personal and corporate art collections, as well as assisting artists with studio work, marketing, and gallery and exhibition assistance.
He is the curator of the rotating ART@ebar art displays at the Bookshelf Cinema in Guelph, and creator and organizer of the ACE (Art Craft Excellence) show & sale.
2017 saw him joining both the annual West Hamilton Artists Tour and the Guelph Studio Tour. Sept '22 he joined Guelph's newest artist collective, Artworks Gallery at 404 York Rd.
"Sometimes it's a job; sometimes it's a living; sometimes it's a hobby; sometimes it's nought but a dream."