The theme of this website is "Art Brings People Together!" and I think nothing exemplifies that more than community efforts to create something together, using their own style and method, but unifying it for the purpose of creating one collaboration. Click on this to go to the ArtintheShuswap website and see the entire collaboration!
So how do you create a painting that "speaks" to historical art? Come check out how...at the "In Dialogue with the Collection" art show starting on January 18th, 2019 at the Salmon Arm Art Centre. Besides the 12 individual artists that found ways to "speak" to various pieces in the historical collection, a … Continue reading In Dialogue with the Collection
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?
A collection of local art compiled for the memory of those who fought for our freedom. We should never take it for granted. (Click to view more)
If you love browsing through hand made items or finding great original art, or are looking for that special Christmas gift, the Shuswap is a great place to be! There are multiple art events and craft sales during the holiday season. Go to the Art in the Shuswap events page to see some of the … Continue reading Seasonal Art and Craft Sales
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
A visual taste of a trip to the Salute to the Sockeye Festival and Artisan Market! Go to Salute to the Sockeye for more information.
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
I recently read an interesting blog from Watch Me Paint! blogger, Carol Douglas. In it, she writes about the lies we tell ourselves about painting. Things like "Don't overwork it" or "Don't use black" or "That's your style" when really you may need to improve your technique! Interesting thought process about what is your style … Continue reading Cliches in Painting Aren’t Always Accurate!