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 ......
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
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
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
By Claudia Nicholson My original "Fire in the Sky" acrylic (12x12") painting is dedicated to the selfless wildfire fighters who are working around the clock to save BC homes and forests. A Silent Auction of this painting will be held to raise funds for the BC Fires Appeal. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to British … Continue reading Fire in the Sky
On this very special 150 Anniversary of Canada, it was great to celebrate Canada in the Shuswap in so many different ways! One of the events that was part of the activity, was the Blind Bay Painters Annual Art Show and Sale! Twenty eight artists participated with 109 painting shown and several sales took place.
So what is this you ask? The Blind Bay Painters created a large painting with 60 canvases combined to make one painting as a group project this year! This is a snippet of cropped picture of the whole painting all put together and framed beautifully (Thanks to Bill Burton for building our massive frame for … Continue reading Painting Puzzle
Artists paint for various reasons, but nearly every painting has a story. Today's painting is ...... Lynda Earley's Indian Pipe Under Black Spruce This watercolour and pen image was inspired by photographs I took of this unusual plant growing on the forest floor on my son's property near McBride, British Columbia. This plant is unique … Continue reading Every Painting Has a Story #2
The Blind Bay Painters are including their very popular annual art show and sale as part of the Canada Day activities. Just walking distance from Centennial Park is the Blind Bay Community Hall (2510 Blind Bay Rd) which is home to the Reedman Gallery where great selection of eclectic local artwork is on display for sale. Meet the artists and...
Acrylic Ink Tile Tap? Sounds like a new kitchen decor, right? but it's not...its' a fun and intuitive method of painting on tile! Diana Waller provided the Blind Bay Painters with a demo of the method...