When are you an Artist? Interesting how people have varying opinions on this question. I found Deborah Christensen's response, a writer and artist who looked at various "definitions" of an artist and whether there was any correlation with fact or history, one of the best responses I've seen to the question. Here is a link … Continue reading When Are You an Artist?
We are lucky here in the Shuswap to have so many individuals interested in art that we are able to bring in some very talented artists to host workshops. This fall we first had the Jonn Einerssen workshop at Shuswap Lake Estates, organized by Carol Warkentin, a Blind Bay Painter. Jonn always shows you how … Continue reading High Caliber Art Workshops in the Shuswap
It's a fight against all odds for the mighty sockeye salmon to make it home. For every pair of salmon that returned home to the Adams River, up to 4000 eggs are released. Out of the 4000 eggs, only about 2 on average are able to survive the complete cycle to come back to the Adams River to reproduce and then die.
So what do you do when your painting group decides to retire for the summer? You gather up anyone interested in participating in a paint project for the summer and see what happens! Marta Balahutrak, one of the new members of the Blind Bay Painters, developed a summer fun paint project and we met early … Continue reading Painting Shattered Glass
The Blind Bay Painters are celebrating Canada Day their way by hosting an art show and sale for the community! There are over 120 pieces of artwork and several boutique items all original works from local artists just a hop skip and a jump from the Centennial field where much of the celebrations are held … Continue reading Celebrating Canada Day Our Way!
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 … Continue reading Blind Bay Painters 2018 Art Show and Sale
Water has been a hot topic here in the Shuswap with our lake rising to near flooding levels and water boil advisories in our local news, but thankfully, the Blind Bay Hall found a fun way to focus on water...by offering a wonderful watercolour painting workshop! If you haven't been to the Blind Bay Hall, … Continue reading Watercolours with Juve Furtado
Spring is in the Air and it's a time for colors to become alive and for planning. Planning gardens, planning summer trips & visits, planning for the art shows and events here in the Shuswap. I've listed a few of the upcoming events on our art event page...check out the potential workshops and art markets … Continue reading Spring is in the Air
The great escape can take the form of many things. For many, it's a trip to a warmer climate to get a break from the cold and enjoy some sunshine, and new scenery. For others, it's enjoying some new activity or taking a course, something that gets those brain cells focused on something interesting. And yet for others, it can be simply looking at winter a little differently...finding that special hike or view spot that reminds us that winter can be colourful and beautiful. Or maybe, it's looking at inspiring art ......