Monday, 11 June 2018

A Successful Heritage Day Event

Even though we had a rainy day there was a steady turnout of people for the second annual Heritage Day at Sparks Gallery, Sherwood Park. I had a lovely time talking to several visitors and watched some great cultural groups showcasing their heritage. There was much to see with plenty of vendors. I will definitely be back next year!

Saturday, 9 June 2018

Art Show in Red Deer this Month

So I am trying out a new location to show my art this summer. I am heading off to Red Deer to participate in the Parkland Art and Garden Show. The show is on Saturday June 23 so I will not be in the Open Studio tour in Strathcona County this year. Instead I will be in Red Deer!! I still have to create some new pastel works for this show.
Frost's First Bite

Monday, 4 June 2018

Heritage Day June 10...I'll be there!!

This upcoming Sunday I will be at the Sparks Gallery to participate in the Heritage Day events. Heritage Day is a celebration of arts and culture in Strathcona County. There will be a wide variety of cultural performances every half hour on the main stage. I will be there selling my pottery, fused glass items and my alcohol ink items. This is a free event for the ENTIRE family. The event runs from 10-4 p.m.. Hope to see you there!

Sunday, 27 May 2018

June Shows Less than a Week Away

I can't believe how quickly May has passed and June is less than a week away. I need to make final preparations for three upcoming shows (building shipping boxes, attaching d-rings, etc.). My first show is in Lloydminster " Art Without Borders". I have entered three of my photographs in this juried show. All photos were taken in the Boston/Cape Cod area during a recent trip.

My next show, starting June 1, is a small solo show at Castle Downs Library (Edmonton). This show will feature some of my quilt paintings. (More information to come at a later date).

Finally, I was lucky enough to be featured in the A.S.A. (Alberta Society of Artists) "Air" exhibition which will start its tour in Calgary at the Central Library. Once I know that all the dates and other locations for this traveling exhibition I will post that information.

                              Two of the photographs submitted in the "Art Without Borders" (Lloydminster)

Saturday, 5 May 2018

Preparing for Summer Shows

I am devoting the next couple of months to build up my inventory of pastel works for several  upcoming summer shows. I am hoping to complete some smaller works and a couple of bigger ones (14 x 20) but it is very hard as the weather we are experiencing currently is phenomenal and my garden is calling.
Prairie Monoliths 

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Strathcona Salon Series next show

With the spring shows behind me, I am getting set for the summer shows. The first one I have is the Strathcona Salon Series at Gallery 501 in Sherwood Park. This show serves as part of Strathcona's annual acquisition program for their permanent public art collection. I am submitting two mixed media works and am hoping that I will be lucky again to be purchased by the County. If not, Gallery 501 is a great venue for a developing artist to showcase their work.

Woodland Wanderings- mixed media paper collage

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Weekend course Great Inspiration!

I took a weekend course with painter Cindy Revell on 'Whimsical Painting." The class of fourteen had a thoroughly enjoyable weekend in which we learned a lot and for most students produced two pieces of work. For me, I came away with some new ideas for future projects based on this theme of "whimsy". New to painting, I did not complete two works but I am going to complete one smaller work entitled "On the Edge."
Still needs a bit of work or fine tuning....