Winter in the Shuswap

Winter in the Shuswap

Winter in the Shuswap brings about different activities and views that are not as well known as the boating, swimming, and water sports in the Shuswap, but still fun and beautiful in their own right.  Nothing looks more Christmasy than frosted cedars, large snowflakes falling, or the holiday decorated halls and markets that scatter the … Continue reading Winter in the Shuswap

100 Year Anniversary of Vimy Ridge – Every Painting has a Story #4

100 Year Anniversary of Vimy Ridge – Every Painting has a Story #4

The words from the tour guide director were emotionally charged.  She explained in layman terms, how multiple armies, the French army and the British army, while fighting Germany during WWI, were unable to hold back the Germans in their progression through France.   Then the Canadian Army was sent.  All four Canadian divisions were sent together as a unified fighting force for the first time under the command of General Arthur Currie.  While 3,598 Canadian soldiers were killed during the battle, the impressive victory over German forces is often cited as the beginning of Canada’s evolution from dominion to independent nation.   France would be forever grateful and...

Art Events in November

There are several art events, including the Cedar Heights Artisan Market/Bake Sale; Artistry Christmas Gift and Bake Sale at Blind Bay Hall, and Artist Talks and Demos at Teyjah's Den in Salmon Arm, in the month of November!  Here are some advertising for them!  Great time to pick up gifts for family and friends or … Continue reading Art Events in November

Passion for Painting 2017 – North Thompson Shuswap Chapter of Canadian Federation of Artists

Passion for Painting 2017 – North Thompson Shuswap Chapter of Canadian Federation of Artists

I had the privilege of attending the Passion for Painting event held in Kamloops last Friday.   Three Canadian Federation of Artists (FCA) artists are invited to jury the annual show for the North Thompson Shuswap (NTSC) Chapter and then as an extra, the Chapter arranges for them to present, paint, and try to teach … Continue reading Passion for Painting 2017 – North Thompson Shuswap Chapter of Canadian Federation of Artists

Jonn Einerssen and Vance Theoret Workshop

Jonn Einerssen and Vance Theoret Workshop

It always amazes me the quality of artist workshops that our little Shuswap community can bring to us!  Carol Warkentin of Sunnybrae manages to bring in a professional and renowned artist, Jonn Einerssen to Sunnybrae Community Hall to put on a workshop for experienced painters that help those painters take it up a notch!  Jonn … Continue reading Jonn Einerssen and Vance Theoret Workshop

Local Businesses Supporting Local Artists

There are quite a few local businesses that are willing to showcase artists which is a wonderful way to make the world around us everywhere more beautiful and thought provoking.  Have you seen a business showcasing local art?  Give them a shout-out by commenting below and recognizing these great businesses that help support and celebrate … Continue reading Local Businesses Supporting Local Artists

Reedman Gallery Artist Collaborative

Reedman Gallery Artist Collaborative

While the weather is great in Shuswap, the smoke today is tending to put a damper on the typical outdoor activities.  Thankfully a drive in a air filtered air-conditioned car is not out of the question.  Great time to take family and visitors to the great artisan markets in the neighbourhood.   Today's feature artisan … Continue reading Reedman Gallery Artist Collaborative