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.
“… 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 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. 🙂 )
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.
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 completed my final portfolio review at the end of February. The panel who reviewed my work said it was ready to show. I’m so glad we agree 🙂 It was a great feeling of accomplishment to see the works as a cohesive whole. Watch my site and Facebook page in the coming months for more information. Here is a preview of a piece that will be in the show:
Beginning in November and running until April 2017, #YEGCAVAS is a rotating display of artwork throughout the city in LRT stations and on billboards. My work “Dream a little dream” will be on display in LRT stations. To see the artwork go to the following link for the interactive map:
The Society of Northern Alberta Print Artists’ (SNAP) annual members print sale December 3rd-17th. Opening reception and annual fundraiser on December 3rd at the SNAP gallery. Come out and see some great original artwork! I will have three prints in the show.
Last year my drawing Spirit was chosen to be included in aceartinc.’s PaperWait Vol. 17. You can check out the publication here: http://bit.ly/1SgOMTZ
PaperWait offers a glimpse into artwork displayed in aceartinc.’s gallery space, critical essays and artist pages. I particularly enjoyed Kegan McFadden’s response to Tracy Peters’ work Shed: Unusual Migration, as I have an affinity for those abandoned buildings you see dotting farmer’s fields in the prairies. The installation artwork and the images were beautiful.