Monthly Archives: August 2010

My guest appearance on Exhibit-V coverage of the Victoria Emerging Art Awards at the Avenue Gallery!

By | August 20th, 2010|Art News, Art of Consumption, Articles and Media|

Hello friends and fans (hiccup), I attended the Victoria Emerging Art Awards last night at the Avenue Gallery in Oak Bay and reconnected with friends and clients from my graphic design / web development life, and met some Facebook friends in person for the first time (holy cow it was great). AND because I'm so vain [...]

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Saint Squirrel – He protects you because you’re NUTS!

By | August 19th, 2010|Work in Progress: The Lab|

Saint Squirrel and a myriad of other names come to mind - BUT -  he is officially unnamed. I will accept suggestions until Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 using the comment area below this post.  This painting is STILL IN PROGRESS, but I aim to finish up next week.

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Art Gallery of Greater Victoria – House Tour Sept 2010

By | August 19th, 2010|Art News|

House Tour Credit: Jennifer Cook Sunday, September 12, 2010 11:00am - 5:00pm This is Victoria's premier house tour and promises to sell out early! This year experience "A Day on the Peninsula" with a tour of 7 beautiful homes on the Saanich Peninsula. These homes were designed and built to take advantage of panoramic ocean [...]

Red Shoes Squirrel (Saint Squirrel) still in progress

By | August 13th, 2010|Work in Progress: The Lab|

Just posting latest development of Saint Squirrel (with Red Shoes name to be determined). He's coming along nicely. Still much more work to do. Quite a few changes since last post.

Humboldt Valley Summer Festival, Victoria, BC

By | August 9th, 2010|Art News|

Humboldt Valley Summer Festival, Victoria, BC Aug 14, 2010 @ 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM Free Humboldt Street between Government and Blanshard Streets, Victoria, BC The Humboldt Valley will come alive with fun today courtesy of the Humboldt Valley Merchants Association. *Check out gallery exhibition openings by Les Chan and George Gordienko at Winchester Galleries [...]

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Have a look at the world famous gopher museum in Torrington, Alberta

By | August 9th, 2010|Art of Consumption|

I knew there were people out there like me. About the size of an RV, Torrington Gopher Hole Museum features stuffed gophers (actually, "Richardson's Ground Squirrels) posed to resemble the townspeople. Exhibits include gophers dressed as a priest, bank robber, RCMP officer, duck hunter, firefighter, and beautician, among others. Dressed in elaborate costumes and [...]

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Bowker Creek Brush Up August 08, 2010

By | August 5th, 2010|Art News|

This community’s version of the Moss Street Paint-in is set for Sunday, Aug. 8. It’s the sixth year artists will gather in the green space along Bowker Creek between Hampshire Road and Armstrong Avenue to paint and present their work. More than 40 have signed up this year. Visitors to the Aug. 8 Bowker Creek [...]

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Saint Squirrel – major changes in progress

By | August 4th, 2010|Work in Progress: The Lab|

I began painting Saint Squirrel in May 2010 and posted an update in June 2010. Major changes have happened in the last week. I'm very excited about the direction it has taken, and I feel my painting mojo is in motion. Still in progress - but worthy of posting it's latest incarnation - Saint Squirrel [...]

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Tony Ryder’s Demonstration: Santa Fe Painting Holiday: Part 4

By | August 3rd, 2010|Art of Consumption|

As discussed in an earlier post, I went to Santa Fe, New Mexico in July to take a two week portrait painting class from Tony Ryder (Ryder Studio School). During the morning of each day (Monday to Friday), Tony would demonstrate the techniques by painting his own canvas using the live model. This began with [...]

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Opening Receptions for Art Shows | Victoria, BC | August 2010

By | August 2nd, 2010|Art News|

For a full list of Opening Receptions for Art Shows during the month of August 2010 in Victoria BC, please visit this website: Exhibit-V.ca

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