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STINKING FISH STUDIO TOUR. Dates are November 26, 27, and 28. Each day the studios are open to the public from 10am to 5pm.
Twenty artists – painters, potters, printmakers, sculptors, mosaic artists, jewellers and woodworkers. A wonderful diversity of art! www.stinkingfishstudiotour.com
Big Eyed Ladies and Other Creatures, featuring artwork after Ingres and Raphael, incorporating pop culture, while embracing Contemporary motif and techniques often seen in Pop Surrealism.
THE FINAL WORD
Thank you to everyone who came out to support my new life as a visual artist, and to those who supported me in spirit. It was a fabulous evening.
A huge thank you to the folks who bought a piece of my artwork. I know you will take good care of the “ladies and other creatures”.
Over 100 partygoers arrived at the Black Olive Restaurant (Penelope’s Cafe) to enjoy whisky, wine, and hor d’oeuvres. It was a sunny late afternoon event, without a raindrop in sight.
Dr. Jonathan Adams, Pauline Morrison, Carollyne Yardley
The paintings were hung by the chimney with care – erp – ok, ok, it’s not a Christmas story – but it sure felt like it by the end of the night! I sold six out of ten paintings along with one giclee reproduction. Together with the Black Olive Restaurant, we also raised $427.60 for the Garth Homer Society ARTWORKS FUND
Carollyne Yardley presenting cheque to Bonnie Laird, ArtWorks Program Coordinator at the Karin Koerner Gallery, Garth Homer Society
The art collectors took home their artwork that night. There are still four originals paintings available, and I’ve added four giclee reproductions to the room.
I’ll be adding more items throughout November. Plus, the show has just been extended through to December 2010. I’ll be producing a small catalogue of giclee reproductions for special orders (ask at the counter in a couple of weeks, or watch for an email update). This is in case your favourite item is not hanging up at the restaurant. I’ll also be producing some art cards for sale. Both the giclee reproductions and the art cards will make great holiday gift ideas.
Efren Quiroz from Exhibit-V.ca came by to create a video clip of exhibition and the people attending the event. The video also includes an interview with me about The Big Eyed Ladies and Other Creatures show.
EXHIBIT-V.CA EVENT COVERAGE
SHAW TV – THE DAILY SHOW
Divine timing was called into action. Â This video clip played on SHAW TV on a big screen during the event.
THE SECRET SQUIRRELS SHOW is booked for May and June 2011. I anticipate the Opening Night to be the first week of May. Keep an eye out for the invitation.
If you know anyone who wants to be included on the RSVP list, please send me their contact information at my contact form.
Saint Squirrel: Protecting You ‘Cause You’re Nuts was in attendance at the Big Eyed Ladies show. He wasn’t for sale, but was coveted by many. I will keep you posted on the paintings that will be available for sale at the Secret Squirrels Show. Mermaid Squirrel: Standing On Her Own Two Feet is currently on the easel, and she’s going to be a real cutie-pie.
Big Eyed Ladies and Other Creatures Art Show, 2010
Inspired by swimming my ass off in the pool, while contemplating life and doing the breaststroke, along with Efren Quiroz’s (from Exhibit V) mermaid collection (fantastic bronze statue), I present my next painting in progress for the Secret Squirrel Show – Mermaid Squirrel: Standing On Her Own Two Feet. This also marks my use of oil paints. Real oil paints, not water based oils. I started the painting in acrylic, and was like – hey, what are you waiting for Carollyne? So I hauled out my oil paints that I bought for Santa Fe art school, and all theÂ accoutrements. And I liked it. Oil paint is much easier than acrylic so far, drying time is forever. Love the blending factor. Left foot (first layer) done in oil paint.Â Â (2)