Blind Bay Painters are a friendly, diversified group of painters that meet every Tuesday, from mid September till mid June to paint, learn, share information, and reconnect with friends. Members of the group vary in their styles and mediums and we have beginners to award winning artists participating, all for the love of art. Annually, there is a program developed that includes demonstrations, workshops, free days to paint as well as a Christmas potluck and farewell lunch. The hall is well equipped for the group and includes an artist library of books and videos that can be borrowed. Each year, members of the group are able to present/sell their art at our annual art show in the Reedman Gallery of the Blind Bay Hall, usually on the long weekend in July.
If you are a beginner artist and want to gain valuable knowledge or perhaps already an experienced artist that just would like to share your love of art with others and find friends with similar interests, drop by and see what Blind Bay Painters group has to offer! We start mid September and go from 9 am to usually about 2 pm. Registration/membership fee is $50 and a drop in fee of $3.00.
The location is Blind Bay Hall, 2510 Blind Bay Rd. You can contact me using the contact us link, if you have any questions about the group.
Covid protocol in place as per health orders. Masks mandatory until further notice.
I’d like to thank the Betty who has been a real source of encouragement to us all, keeping the artists in our area actively displaying the creativity deep within. Betty will be missed!
Where do I begin? Covid? Ok let’s chat!
Thank God “Spring has Sprung “ for all of us in the Shuswap area. We can be grateful that we live in such a beautiful community. Everywhere I turn I see an abundance of things that make me smile. For example “HELLO………” cute puppies everywhere, hummingbirds zipping around, flowers springing up, greenhouses full of lovely aromas and many more things that bring joy right now.
I am not gonna lie, its been hard to stay motivated lately. This is why its so important to keep our connections to one another via social media or even reaching out to one another by telephone. It has been great to see many artists participating in the 10 day challenge on social media. I love seeing all the paintings and talent that we would not typically display for one another. IT’S AWESOME!
I really, really miss hugging my friends and my artsy peeps in person, but this is what we must do for now until we get the go ahead. So, in the meantime this is a great time to step outside, (safely) breathe in some fresh air and get taking your reference photos for your creations in the near future. I look forward to seeing each and everyone of you in the upcoming months.
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Take care and stay safe