Category Archives: Exhibitions and Publications

Art-o-Rama

I will be participating again this year in Harcourt House Artist Run Centre’s Art-o-Rama.  Come and purchase art for you or for someone you love December 7th to December 9th at Jake’s Framing + Art Gallery 10441-123 Street, Edmonton, AB.    

The show offers original, small format works in a variety of media, including: painting, sculpture, printmaking, drawing, photography, glass, ceramics, jewellery, metal design works, and mixed media compositions by leading and emerging artists and designers from Edmonton, Calgary, and Toronto. Excellent as Christmas gifts for big and small budgets!

I will have 3 pieces available for purchase.  A portion of the proceeds supports Harcourt House’s art exhibitions and education programs.  

Important Dates:

  • Friday, December 7th : Preview (with sales) from 12 pm – 6 pm
  • Friday, December 7th : Opening Reception (sales continue) from 7 pm – 10 pm with food, cash bar, and music by Bill Damur and the White Cats
  • Saturday, December 8th : Art Sale continues from 10 am to 4 pm
  • Sunday, December 9th : Final Day of Art Sale from 10 am – 4 pm

 

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All exits look the same – Artpoint Gallery 2018

I had the pleasure of attending the opening reception for my show All exits look the same in the Upstairs Gallery of the ArtPoint Gallery and Studios Society in Calgary, Alberta last week. I had many interesting discussions, and was also pleased to find a community of people who have lived similar experiences to mine. It’s hard to put into words that feeling when you are among people who understand.

Art became, and continues to be, my way of processing events in my life. It can be as simple as a stick drawing or something more developed. It can be traditional pencil and paper or paints, or it can be an art-based application. The method is not as important as taking the time to make marks, or an image. Put away the critical voice in your head and just try.

Watch for my next post about art applications. If you have a smart phone or a tablet, applications are relatively inexpensive ways to be creative.

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All exits look the same – Artpoint Gallery

I am excited about my upcoming showing of All exits look the same in the Upstairs Gallery of Artpoint Gallery and Studios Society in Calgary, Alberta.

The show will run from February 1st to 24th during Exposure 2018. Opening reception for members and invited guests on Thursday, February 1st from 5-9 pm.

Gallery hours: Wednesday – Friday 1-5 pm, Saturday 11-5 pm
In February, during the Exposure Photo Festival, the gallery will also be open on Sundays 1-5 pm.

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Sneak Peek – Art from the Unknown

Here is a sneak peek of what I will have on display for Art from the Unknown. It’s been a busy month already! This past week I took down my graduating show at the Faculty of Extension, and attended the opening reception for Visual Arts Alberta/CARFAC’s Ten Voices 2017. Now it’s time to get ready for Art from the Unknown.

Art From the Unknown is a group exhibition, which originated with former Edmonton-Strathcona MLA Raj Pannu and is continued by the Hon. Rachel Notley.

Friday October 27, 2017, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM – Opening Night Reception with Live Music
Saturday October 28, 2017, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM – General Gallery
Sunday October 29, 2017, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM – General Gallery

This free event provides a no-cost gallery space to our community’s new and emerging artists. Over the 3 days of the exhibition, 700 visitors are expected to view 70+ artists at this free gallery.

Stop by and say hi!

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Ten Voices 2017 – Edmonton

My work is a part of this group exhibition.

Visual Arts Alberta ~ CARFAC, in partnership with the Friends of the Jubilee Auditoria Society
presents Ten Voices 2017 in the ​Kaasa Gallery at the ​Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium (11455 ​- 87 Ave​nue NW​)​​

This Alberta- wide juried exhibition of artwork by 10 Alberta artists, creating photographic and digitally manipulated imagery, features classic and innovative artwork diverse in subject matter, style and technique.

The exhibition ​focuses on the different ways artists respond to the world around, and within, them. ​

Location: ​Kaasa Gallery, ​Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium (11455 ​- 87 Ave​nue NW)​​

Reception: Thursday, October 19th from 7 to 9 pm.

The ​​Kaasa Gallery is open during preshow and intermission during Jubilee performances, or Monday to Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.

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Art From the Unknown

Art From the Unknown is a group exhibition, which originated with former Edmonton-Strathcona MLA Raj Pannu and is continued by the Hon. Rachel Notley.

Friday October 27, 2017, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM – Opening Night Reception with Live Music
Saturday October 28, 2017, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM – General Gallery
Sunday October 29, 2017, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM – General Gallery

This free event provides a no-cost gallery space to our community’s new and emerging artists. Over the 3 days of the exhibition, 700 visitors are expected to view 70+ artists at this free gallery.

I will display some of my new photographic works as well as some digital drawings.

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All exits look the same Edmonton 2017

“… accomplishment shouldn’t be the end of the road, just the starting point for the next leap forward.”
Harvey Mackay

My solo graduating show is now up at the Extension Gallery in Enterprise Square until October 18th.  I am grateful to those who took time out of their weekend September 30th to come to the opening reception and share their impressions with me. A few people asked what I would do next, now that I am finishing my certificate in visual arts. I plan to make more art! I have several different directions I am interested in exploring, and lots more learning to do. I can’t take typical art classes (chemicals, dust, etc.) but I will find a way to continue adding to my art education as I go. I also plan to become an expert art packer. All exits look the same will be at the Artpoint Gallery in Calgary in February 2018, and I plan to apply to other public or artist-run galleries.  Below is a selection of photos from the exhibition.

All in all, I am excited for what lies ahead and I welcome my next leap forward.

 

 

 

 

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Fashion choices and work

Fashion choices for work for me involve old jeans or really old jeans? Mask or no mask?

The past few weeks I have been working on getting ready for my solo show that starts September 30th. The work this week involves framing the 30 some pieces that will be in the show. Being severely chemically sensitive, as well as having environmental sensitivities and allergies means it’s time to bust out the mask. I have a love/hate relationship with my mask – it allows me to do things that I otherwise could not do for a short period of time, but it also gifts me with a fantastic “mask face” (indents left behind by the mask which take forever to go away), and often a really good headache if I have to wear it for a prolonged period. Being a woman, it is also hard to find masks that fit my face (forget the hardware store variety). If you’re in the market, I suggest Lee Valley as they have two types of disposable sized masks and samples in store you can try on.

Earlier in the month while finishing up a piece, I made the decision to add a bit of charcoal. There is probably a way I could have done it digitally with photoshop, but it would have taken me an hour or so if I was lucky. I took some extra medication, got out the mask and went outside to do the 5 minute job of adding some additional shadow to the piece. I didn’t wear gloves, which I should have, and the attempt highlighted for me that I need to sit down and figure this type of task out digitally. 🙁 I do miss the tactile nature of working with art materials on paper. This work is about knowledge and I am still figuring out the title, so I shall leave you in suspense for the moment. Come check out my show and see it live, with enormous special effects! (kidding – more like “In a frame! On a wall!”)

The snapshots this week are an exciting array of my life as an artist. Now back to fashion. Glasses or no glasses? (Although really that’s becoming more of a necessity and less of a choice these days. 🙂 )

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Ten Voices 2017 – Calgary

On August 31st I had the pleasure of attending the Calgary opening of Visual Arts Alberta/CARFAC’s Ten Voices 2017 show. There was an interesting mix of subject matter, style and methods in the show. Having multiple pieces from each artist also helped give a broader sense of the artists’ work.

Ten Voices 2017 will be up at the Southern Jubilee Auditorium until October 16th. The ​Alcove Gallery is open during preshow and intermission during Jubilee performances. Additional viewing hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 am until 4:30 pm​.

I am looking forward to when the show comes to Edmonton in October. The opening reception will be Thursday, October 19th, 7-9 pm.

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What’s Left Unsaid Harcourt House Members Show

Harcourt House Artist Run Centre is hosting its annual members show from June 15th to July 14. What’s Left Unsaid asked artists “to delve a little deeper into their process of artistic communication; to explore subject matter that may not initially feel comfortable or approachable, to try and articulate something that hasn’t yet been revealed but still lingers there, on the periphery”.

Many of the works are for sale. Members shows are a great way to add some original art to your collection, support local artists and artist centres.

I have three pieces in this show. Enjoy!

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