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Encaustic Mosaic Shadowbox workshop at the Coast Collective Art Centre

Posted by on Sep 24, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Encaustic Mosaic Shadowbox workshop at the Coast Collective Art Centre

Encaustic Mosaic Shadowbox workshop at the Coast Collective Art Centre

With September arriving it was the ‘Back to School’ rush for us at home.  Back to making lunches, driving kids to and from school, and making sure that all their homework is done on time.  I got to be a student over the summer while I was enrolled in Jane Davies’ ‘Working in Black and White’ online workshop.  It was a fantastic experience – I learned new mixed-media techniques and also how to make ‘neutral observations’ about my own work.  More posts to come about this workshop – somehow the summer just flew by and I was so busy uploading my assignments to Jane’s class blog that I didn’t get...

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A Tale of Two Sidney Art Shows

Posted by on Jul 18, 2017 in Blog | 1 comment

A Tale of Two Sidney Art Shows

The ArtSea Spring Studio Tour took place on June 10 and 11, 2017 at selected venues in the Saanich Peninsula for artists to open their studios to display their work and techniques.  As I don’t actually live in near Sidney, I needed a ‘buddy’ artist to invite me to share their studio space.  Luckily for me, artist Suzannah Hahrt (Art of Soul) invited me to share her gallery space with the mother and daughter team, Wendy and Sarah Simson (Dernier Cri Jewelry).  They had rented the lovely display space in the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney called the Myfanwy Pavelic Gallery.  We...

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Art Victoria Now 2017 – Greater Victoria Annual Juried Art Show

Posted by on Jun 8, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Art Victoria Now 2017 – Greater Victoria Annual Juried Art Show

Art Victoria Now 2017 – Greater Victoria Annual Juried Art Show

The Art Victoria Now opening night took place on Friday May 19th, and I was lucky enough to have two of my three submissions accepted into this juried art show.  This was my first time being accepted into a juried art show since I moved to Victoria, British Columbia.  As stated on the Victoria Arts Council webpage, “This is a juried show open to artist’s resident (including part-time residents) in Greater Victoria (including Victoria, Sooke, Saanich, Sidney and the Westshore).  This is our third year of an annual juried fine arts show which we will be holding to a high standard of quality...

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Westridge Collection and Westshore Studio Tour 2017

Posted by on May 19, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Westridge Collection and Westshore Studio Tour 2017

Westridge Collection and Westshore Studio Tour 2017

The Westshore Studio Tour took place over the Mother’s Day weekend and showcased both artists from the Westshore area (Colwood, Langford, View Royal, Metchosin, and the Highlands) and also artists who were members at Coast Collective.  I wasn’t able to take part in the Studio Tour as my family was visiting Tofino and Ucluelet for a long weekend (a Mother’s day present to both me and my mother-in-law).  However, the Westridge Collection gallery turnover for May coincided with the Studio Tour, so I brought in two of my encaustic mosaics to be displayed so visitors from the tour would see them....

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SPAC Members Spring Show 2017

Posted by on May 11, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on SPAC Members Spring Show 2017

SPAC Members Spring Show 2017

The Saanich Peninsula Arts & Crafts Society (SPAC) held their annual Spring Members Show on the last weekend in April at the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney.  This was a busy weekend for our family, since not only was my daughter singing with her school choir at the Mary Winspear Centre as well, but I also was registered to run the Time Colonist 10K Race early Sunday morning.  Plus my son had his ball hockey game in Langford (opposite direction) – lots of driving and coordinating of activities! SPAC runs their Spring Show very efficiently.  Members need to put in at least six hours of...

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Point of View Challenge 2017 – Evening in Aviero

Posted by on Apr 28, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Point of View Challenge 2017 – Evening in Aviero

Point of View Challenge 2017 – Evening in Aviero

I joined the Saanich Peninsula Arts & Crafts Society (SPAC) in the New Year, just squeaking through the deadline to become a member and be able to take part in the annual Members’ Spring Show.  As a lead up to the big show, SPAC chooses a photograph to be used as inspiration for this year’s ‘Point of View’ (PoV) challenge.  As stated in the Art Chat newsletter, “You are encouraged to use this photo as inspiration to make wonderful art. Paint, draw, sculpt, collage, sew, glue; on paper, fabric, canvas, wood, plastic; in any interpretation. We look forward to seeing innovative, exciting,...

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