Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Let's Talk

From a Facebook post -- happening this evening in Winnipeg, Manitoba,
with SAQA member, Cathie Ugrin

Egg on My Face

Sometimes life gets in the way.  In good time, Val Wilson of Manitoba sent yours truly information about an online workshop she was starting -- on January 26.  She asked me to post about it.  Thinking I had lots of time, I let it go for a few days.  Well...more than a few.  And missed her deadline.

Aaaaaargh!  😧

I've apologized, and thankfully Val has 15 happy participants and (I think) has forgiven me.

Still...I wanted to make amends SO....

I'm going to direct you to Val's Website so you can check for yourself what you might to attend in 2019.  Click the links below that interest you:

Any or all of these links should give you more information about Valerie's beautiful portraiture and what you need to know should you want to learn how to add these techniques to your practice.


And...thanks, Val, for your patience!

Friday, January 11, 2019

It's Not Too Late to Sign Up!

Manitoba member Valerie Wilson is offering a FREE 5-day "challenge" on the use of (colour) value in creating fabric portraits. 

The challenge starts Monday, January 14 ON LINE.  It will be carried out mostly by e-mail, Val says, but also by posts through her Facebook group, "Fabric Faces".

I'm betting this will be of value (😉) even if you're not "into" portraiture.  Colour value is a key for all artists -- and one that can be a real challenge.  SO many of us are fond of those 'mediums'...and forego those 'lights' and 'darks'!

Sign up for the Fabric Portrait Value Challenge by clicking HERE -- a new learning opportunity as you start another creative year!  Thanks for sharing this, Val!

P.S. I'm thinking Valerie might be available to a POD workshop or a group gathering or guild meeting or...SAQA Toronto 2020?  Just wondering.... 😉

Monday, January 7, 2019

It's a New Year!

Time to make an Artist's Date!

Here are some venues for your consideration...

Member Susan Selby has a new show on in Manitoba, opening near the end of this month:

Her Artist's Talk will be February 3 at 2:00 p.m. -- at the Portage & District Arts Centre, #11 - 2nd Street NE, Portage La Prairie, Manitoba.

If you're travelling down East -- specifically to Sydney, NS -- you might visit this exhibit from SAQA Atlantic member Helene Blanchet -- who for many years was a Calgary resident and part of SAQA Western Canada's region.  (She was one who helped with our Calgary "Parlour Meeting" back in the day.)

If you find yourself in the vicinity of La Grange, Texas some time between January 10 and March 24, do take in SAQA's global exhibit, Season After Season, at the Texas Quilt Museum.  SAQA Central Canada member Joan Hug-Valeriot and SAQA WC member, Margaret Blank are the only two Canadians to have pieces in this show!

Rather uniquely, this exhibit also required each artist to provide a sketchbook/journal with his/her piece -- which can be viewed by visitors to the exhibit!

And if blustery, wintry weather's keeping you indoors -- get thee to thy studio and make some art!

Happy New Year to all our SAQA Western Canada members!  Please share your activities with your colleagues this year -- both in our Region and beyond.  Contact blog editor, Margaret Blank, with your news so she can share it in these pages.  Thank you for your support!