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Festival of Creativity

Last year was the first year of the Halls Creek Festival of Creativity, and it was a really good experience.  It’s coming up again already this weekend, and I’m looking forward to it very much!

There are a lot of activities for everyone, over 60 artists exhibiting, lots of classes and demos happening, live music playing, delicious food to taste, and even an instrument petting zoo where you can try out all the musical instruments on display.

I will be exhibiting a variety of the art that I have currently available in my home gallery – traditional watercolours, watercolours on alternate surfaces, fractal watercolours, digital fractal original metal prints, even one of the scarves I designed.  I’ll also be painting at my booth – might as well absorb some of that creative energy around me and put it to good use!

Check out the website for details – for some of the workshops you need to sign up ahead of time.  Just a reminder – Ingersoll is only about an hour and a half from downtown Toronto, and only a half hour from London!  Why not make a day of it?

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Past, current and future events

Summer’s over, and it was a good one.  Many sunny days were enjoyed, my garden flourished, and I did a little traveling (managed to finally get across the pond!).  I’ve got lots of inspiration tucked away in my brain and I hope to bring it to fruition over the next year.  It’s time for me to get back to the studio and paint, paint, paint!

The Off the Wall, Off the Vine art show in July had a good turnout and we were really lucky for most of the day as the storms avoided us.

At Off the Wall, and Off the Vine Art Show this summer

At Off the Wall, and Off the Vine Art Show this summer

 

Some of my paintings have been at the Ingersoll Public Library since the beginning of September – they come down tomorrrow.

Several of my fractal metal prints were up in the gallery at the Elm Hurst Inn over the summer, and they came down when I did another outdoor show this fall – a new one called Halls Creek Festival of Creativity.  It was in Ingersoll also, and this was its first year.  Here I am with them on September 12, 2015:

At Halls Creek Festival of Creativity with my fractal metal prints

At Halls Creek Festival of Creativity with my fractal metal prints

 

I’ve been juried in to an international watercolour show as well, which is very exciting!  It’s in Tirana, Albania.  A blog post from the IWS Philippines branch is very informative for anyone interested.  That show is in November, and my two paintings are already over there.

 

On a much more local note, we have, as usual, Welcome Back to Otterville coming up in November.  I hope you will mark your calendars and come out to our little town.  Postcards designed by moi.

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Tomorrow’s outdoor show at Quai du Vin

I am pretty much all packed up for the show tomorrow.  Here’s hoping for no severe thunderstorms to complicate art tent occupation!

For your convenience, here is a map of the show indicating my location.

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Two shows coming up!

The first show is at the Elm Hurst Inn in Ingersoll, just off the 401.  The opening is in the evening (beginning 6:30 pm) on the Thursday July 16, and the show runs through to September.  The Elm Hurst is a lovely place to spend time dining, but if you would like to come to the show opening there will be refreshments, and there is no obligation to stay for dinner.  The gallery is in the hallway separating the reception desk and lobby from the restaurant area.

This show will mainly feature my fractal art.  You may wish to learn more about that at my other site, FractaLiArt.com.

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The second show is an outdoor art festival at the Quai du Vin Estate Winery, which is near Sparta, Ontario.  It is just for one day, the Sunday July 19 from 11 am to 7 pm, rain or shine.  So let’s hope it doesn’t rain!  This show will mainly feature my traditional watercolours, and I’ll be exhibiting a few new pieces that are winery-themed.

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Master watercolour artists to gather in Turkey

Master watercolour artists to gather in Turkey.

The last couple of months, I’ve added to my fun by being the ‘Deputy Press Secretary – English language’ for the International Watercolor Society, having met the founder of said society whilst taking a workshop taught by him.  I wrote this press release earlier this spring.  The person who was going to take care of distributing to the press wasn’t able to.  So yesterday I submitted it to a few art magazines.  The first place I contacted, though, was the ArtDaily Newsletter, because I knew it would probably have a very wide reach.  And they published it today!

I really like the way IWS tries to promote peace through art, and embraces the global language art is.  I hope to attend one of these festivals in the future, possibly as an exhibitor!  It is so inspiring to see all the great watercolours these masters produce and also all of the ones that were submitted in their contest earlier this year.

New Art Fair

On Saturday August 3rd, I will be participating in a new outdoor art exhibition in Sarnia, Ontario called ARTZscape by the Bay.   While it is a new show, those in charge of it have much experience and I believe it will be a well organized and very enjoyable one!

I have heard through fellow artists that shuttles will be available for the public to get from the parking lot  (which I’m sure will be well marked) to the actual exhibit location (at the end of Exmouth Street) which doesn’t have parking for visitors.  Just take the Front Street exit (first exit in Canada if travelling from the U.S.) from the 402, then Exmouth Street.  The show is at the Bridgeview Marina, North Slip.  The show continues on Sunday, though the artist selection will be somewhat different – I won’t be there and neither will two of my friends who are also exhibiting.  If you stop at my booth (#35), please say hello, tell me who you are, (even if I’ve met you a few times! – I’m terrible at recognizing people out of context) and that you heard about it here!

 

Oxford Summer Arts Festival This Sunday

I will be exhibiting outdoors at this festival on Sunday.  Hopefully all the rain we need will have fallen before that and it will be nice and sunny.  It’s also the Canterbury Folk Festival in Ingersoll this weekend, so there is lots to do in the area.  Come and meet me at the show!