Saturday, October 27, 2012

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Workshop with Brent Laycock

This past weekend the FCA hosted a watercolour workshop, Sonja and myself coordinated the workshop for 15 participants. It's been a long time since I worked in watercolour but how fun as the colours just flow into each other, I will finish this next week.  This is the picture I worked on for little while, I had spend most of the day at the Calgary Sketch Club Riverpark Show and Sale as the Lead of the Exhibition

Sunday, October 14, 2012

FCA Watercolour Workshop & CSC Art Show

Its going to be a busy week for me Tuesday I will be teaching my first classes for the year, homeschool art then its off to the federation of Canadian Artists for the demo that Rick Berg will be doing, I was going to drive him but my daughter was in a car accident so I will be taking her to the university early for a 6pm class. There will be a judging at the FCA for a door prize painting that I will choose and frame tomorrow. I also will be expecting visitors from Northern Alberta; a friend of mine from high school and her daughter who will  taking courses in calgary and staying with me for the duration of the week. On wed and thurs. I teach again but thursday I will need to hustle straight from work over to the calgary sketch club to sign up the members for the art show on the weekend. I will need to decide and frame the 5 artworks I will be bringing as well. (perhaps monday i can start this after I have planned lessons for the 3 homeschool and seniors classes) )  I will also be hosting the watercolour workshop with Brent Laycock held at Atlantis Framing beginning at 7 on friday night and all thru saturday.  As lead for the show I will need to take the kitchen supplies like urns and coffee/etc. for both clubs on the weekend. I will be at The Calgary Sketch club show at 8am for people to sign in and to set up, a three hour shift and then I run back over to the FCA workshop around noon and find time for lunch, make sure that the workshop participants are happy and then I will return to close the CSC show.   whew... The proximity from one to the other is not that close, Both functions end at 4 pm so thats the only difficulty I see but there are so many nice people I know everyone will be more than willing to stand in when it is necessary. Hopefully the weather will be cooperative!  See you at the show.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Winter Artwork to Banff Museum

Small Treasures 2012: Due November 2
Challenge your artistic boundaries. Think inside the box, literally! You only have 144 square inches to express yourself. This is an open invitation for winter-themed artwork, in any media of two or three dimensions. In keeping with the Small Treasures theme, artwork will be restricted to a maximum size of 144 square inches, but not limited to any specific dimensions.

Watermedia in the Rocky Mountains: Due December 14
For over a century, Watermedia has been a traditional median for artists in the Rocky Mountains when inspired to capture the sheer beauty of their surroundings. Keeping with tradition this show will feature several Watermedia Artists who portray their love and respect for the Rocky Mountains and area.

NEW FOR 2013: Due December 14
New store front show and sales will see the Whyte Museum Shop window and store front filled with artworks from an individual local artist for a number of weeks. This juried store front art show and sale will continue with new and innovative artists works displayed throughout the year.

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