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Blind Bay Painters 2018 Art Show and Sale

Blind Bay Painters 2018 Art Show and Sale

The Blind Bay Painters are celebrating Canada Day their own way, by hosting their annual art show and sale on Jun 30 and July 1 from 10 am – 4 pm.  Each year, the Blind Bay Painters (local artists from the Shuswap area) exhibit their original art at the Blind Bay hall and invite the world to see it!

The popular Blind Bay Painter’s challenge is different this year and requires the artist to  use only 2 complimentary colors and black and white in the development of a painting. The challenge creates an emphasis on tonal values for each painting and a natural harmony due to the complimentary colors.

The original works vary; watercolour, acrylics, oils, and mixed mediums; and are different sizes and prices to accommodate any budget.  Many reflect inspiration from the beautiful Shuswap area, so a perfect gift or souvenir.

We continue to have an artisan boutique with hand made items, jewelry, art cards, prints and other works.  As usual, there will be door prizes, goodies and beverages, and artists available to answer any questions you might have about creating art.

Lots to see and do, in a cool air-conditioned environment, so come take a break from the bustle of the celebrations and spend a few moments reflecting with beautiful art and creative works around you!  See you there!

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 market is the “Reedman Gallery Artisan Collaborative” right in the Shuswap, in the Reedman Gallery in Blind Bay Hall.  This is right across from Sandy Beach just off of Blind Bay Road.  A stroll through the market is just the thing that can lift one’s spirits from the smoky exterior going on right now!   If you are interested in finding out more about the market, here is the Facebook link  Reedman Gallery Artist Collaborative

Shuswap Artisan Market – Christmas in July

Shuswap Artisan Market – Christmas in July

One of my favourite things about the Shuswap is all the artisan markets that are available during the summer.  Besides all the natural beauty all around you in the Shuswap, a stroll in an air-conditioned artisan market depicting beautiful paintings, jewelry, woodworks, leatherwork, pottery, fiberart, repurposed beachy furniture and so much more, is certainly a feast for the eyes and soul.  We have a lot of very talented artists and artisans in the Shuswap so the work is of top quality and so creative!  We all learn from and inspire each other!   Today’s feature artisan market is “Shuswap Artisan Market” in Sorrento!  This market has over 22 artisans with a large variety of art and artisan works. This week (July 22-30th) they are showcasing “Christmas in July”, so pop by and get your Christmas shopping done early!  It’s located in Sorrento right beside the Lighthouse Market on the TransCanada Hwy (1245 TCH).  If you are interested in finding out more about the market, here is the Facebook link  Shuswap Artisan Market

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