Thursday, August 10, 2017

"Bridges" in Calgary!

The Alberta Society of Artists is celebrating 85 years with a special exhibit, entitled "Bridges" -- and two of the featured artists are SAQA members from Alberta: Barbara J. West and Ilse Anysas-Salkauskas.

September 1-30, 2017
 616 Macleod Trail S.E., Calgary.
Reception: Thursday, September 7, 2017
An informal guided tour begins at 7:30 p.m.

If you have an opportunity to visit the library in September, do be sure to take in this special exhibit!

Monday, August 7, 2017

Making Her Mark

Photo: courtesy of Saanich News
Susan Purney Mark of Victoria, B.C. is at it again!  She gave us a wonderful workshop on mark-making at our Regional Retreat in May, and she's been carrying on ever since.  This coming weekend she'll be at it again.

Thanks to B.C. colleague, Andree Fredette, for sharing on Facebook that Susan will be making more marks on August 13 when she goes to the annual Bower Creek Brush-up in Oak Bay, B.C.   She'll be one of three dozen artists in the park that day, sharing their work with the public.  The event runs from 11 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. at 1700 Hampshire Road, Oak Bay, B.C.

If you're in the area, do drop by and say "Hi!"  
Make some marks!  You might just get hooked -- like I did!  

Wall - Margaret Blank (c) 2017
12" square
Materials: Kona cotton, other commercial fabric
and hand-dyed linen, fabric paint, polyester thread,
poly-cotton batting, embroidery floss.
Techniques: mark-making, stamping,
machine quilting, "big stitch" hand quilting.

Friday, August 4, 2017

A Moment in Time: Reprise

Valerie Wilson's exhibit, A Moment in Time, which debuted at the Portage and District Arts Centre in the spring of 2016, is returning!

This time, the venue is the Dalnavert Museum in Winnipeg.  The site bills itself as "small mansion, big history" -- and should prove to be the perfect location for Val's unique artwork, which focuses on recreating figures from the past with fabric and stitch.

The exhibit opens on Wednesday, August 16 and runs through September 15 at the Visitor Centre of the Museum.  No mention of an Artist's Talk or Opening Reception...perhaps Val will fill us in?  😉  And...she did!  

Opening Reception
September 1, 2017
7 - 9 p.m.
Artist's Talk: 8 p.m.

If you're in the Winnipeg area or travelling there this month, be sure to take in this very special exhibit!