August 24, 2009
The Â Fifth Annual James Bay Art Walk
2009 Studio Tour
Labour Day WeekendÂ
Saturday and Sunday, September 5 and 6, 2009
Time: 11 am – 5 pm
What: 22 artists open their James Bay studios, work for show and sale.
Look for the Art Walk tour guide at selected locations throughout the neighbourhood, and pick up your Art Walk Supplement in the September issue of the James Bay BeaconÂ
For map and more info visit: http://www.jamesbayartwalk.caÂ
August 19, 2009
The Bagpiper SquirrelÂ painting is still in progress, but I find that by posting along the way, it prompts me to make timeÂ for work on it. If you go to my Work in Progress:Â The LabÂ page, you can see all the posts in sequential order.Â (19)
Bagpiper Squirrel - in progress
August 17, 2009
Canadaâ€™s finest and largest glass show returns this summer to the West End Gallery. A sensual array of colour and texture will delight art lovers of all tastes. The West End Gallery, located in the heart of downtown, is respected for its wide selection of Canadian glass art, sculpture and paintings and recently voted as one of â€œBest of the Cityâ€ art galleries in Victoria! The Canadian Glass show has enjoyed eleven years of success thanks to the integrity of presentation and artwork. Quoted â€œa must see summer eventâ€, this comprehensive show will be displayed in a continually changing exhibit.Â
West End Gallery
- West End Gallery, Victoria, British Columbia
- 1203 Broad Street
- Victoria, BC CANADA
- V8W 2A4
- Tel:Â (250)388-0009
- Fax:Â (250)388-0099
Gallery hours: Mon – Fri 10 – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday 10 – 5 p.m.
Sunday/Holidays 12-4 p.m.
Extended hours in summer
August 11, 2009
Check out the Outre Gallery in both in both Melbourne and Sydney (Australia). They are passionate specialists in contemporary international pop, lowbrow, pop surrealism, street, tiki, modern folk, retro with a twist and underground art.They dig art that crosses over with design, pop and counter culture.
"The Piglet and the Sorcerer"
Melbourne based artist Martin Harris creates candy-drenched childrenâ€™s fantasylands in the most delicate watercolours of amazing and enchanting detail. Of his art Martin says, â€œMy pictures attempt to lift the veil as it were so that others may glimpse this â€˜other worldâ€™â€™. My fascination and love of childrenâ€™s picture books, comics, toys, 1960â€™s television (Thunderbirds, Dr Who, and Pinky & Perky to name but a few) combined with my childhood memories and my love of animals are the basis and inspiration for my art.
Martin is working towards publishing his artwork for childrenâ€™s books and is currently working doing illustrations for Lonely Planet travel guides.
Showcase September 2009! See here.
August 9, 2009
I’ve been working on this one, dribs and drabs, here and there for almost 3.5 months. I’ve been asked so many times, “Are you still painting? YES! Here’s a sample of my efforts of the Bagpiper Squirrel in progress. (23).
August 6, 2009
MeetÂ local artistsÂ and purchase artworks such as: paintings, ceramics, jewellery and beads, woodworking, art for the garden, glass works, textiles and more…
Read about the Artists:Â Biography page
Plant Sale:Â from the Glendale Gardens’ own nursery
Master Gardeners:Â meet and get advice from our garden experts
Gardening LecturesÂ and
PresentationsÂ throughout the day!
PLUS!Â Live music all weekend
Land Arts Displays by Victoria Flower Arrangers’ Guild. Plein Air Artists painting in the Gardens through the weekend.
Admission: $10 adults; $7.50 seniors/students; under 16 FREE
Click to Purchase Your Tickets OnlineÂ or purchase your tickets at the entrance on 8-9 August
505 Quayle Road, Saanich, B.C. V9E 2J7
Office: (250) 479-6162
All funds raised during this event will be dedicated to the development of Glendale Gardens, one of Canada’s garden treasures