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.
By Betty Schriver It was like the last day of school, someone said. I chuckled, and delighted in the metaphor. The chatter was infectious and anyone who thought they actually could come to paint on the last day was fooling themselves. We came to visit, to share our concerns about one of our painting … Continue reading Blind Bay Painters Season End Luncheon
Artists paint for various reasons, but nearly every painting has a story. It may be that travel to a new environment and an new sight inspired the painting. Or maybe there is a special relationship with a person, pet, or even object being portrayed in the art. Or perhaps the art is "accidental" started off as one thing … Continue reading Every Painting has a Story #1
There are some great art events happening in the Shuswap area over the next few weeks you may like to know about: The Thompson Nicola Shuswap Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists currently is showing their National Art show between April 21 - 30th in Kamloops. Based on the Passion for Painting presentation, it … Continue reading April and May Art Events in the Shuswap
Judi Reglin is our 4 F artist at Blind Bay. What is 4F you ask? Funny, Frugal, Fun and Fabulous! She often repurposes and reuses materials for her art and believes in doing art her way without rules! She reminds artists to “do it for yourself--don’t worry about what others think. If you like it, … Continue reading Frugal Abstract Art
The Blind Bay Painters were fortunate to be able to hear the story of a world renowned artist who lived here in the Shuswap for many years, Daphne Odjig through the eyes and ears of her friend Fran Lewis. Daphne Odig (Sept 1919- Oct 2016) received a number of awards for her work, including the … Continue reading A Friendship of Two Artists
By Betty Schriver When I moved to Blind Bay, British Columbia a few years ago, I knew I would love the beautiful nature around me, the amazingly clear Shuswap Lake that my husband and I could enjoy boating and fishing at, and the relaxed environment I was searching for in my retirement years. But I didn't … Continue reading Launch of Art in the Shuswap
Blind Bay Painters are a friendly, diversified group of painters that meet every Tuesday, from mid September til 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, … Continue reading Blind Bay Painters