Yearly Archives: 2009

Canada’s finest and largest glass show returns this summer to the West End Gallery

By | August 17th, 2009|Art News|

Canada’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 [...]

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Outre Gallery Pop Art Surrealism, Lowbrow art

By | August 11th, 2009|Art of Consumption|

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. http://www.outregallery.com Upcoming show: Martin Harris "The Piglet and [...]

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Bagpiper Squirrel in progress

By | August 9th, 2009|Uncategorized|

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).

Art and Music at Glendale – August 8 & 9, 2009

By | August 6th, 2009|Art News|

  Website for map, program, and ticket info: http://www.glendalegardens.ca/index.php Meet local artists and purchase artworks such as: paintings, ceramics, jewellery and beads, woodworking, art for the garden, glass works, textiles and more... Read about the Artists: Biography page Plant Sale: from the Glendale Gardens' own nursery Master Gardeners: meet and get advice from our garden experts Gardening Lectures and Presentations throughout the [...]

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Pop Surrealism and Steve Chmilar

By | July 27th, 2009|Art News, Art of Consumption|

I went to the Moss Street Paint in last weekend, and was most impressed by Steve Chmilar's work. I have posted an image to the left. Steve sent our an email to his guestbook fans and directed us to this link filled with artists from the Surrealism Pop Art Lowbrow art movement.  Beinart [...]

Sooke Fine Arts Show 2009 · July 25 – August 3, Victoria, BC

By | July 13th, 2009|Art News|

Sooke Fine Arts Show 2009 · July 25 - August 3 SEAPARC Leisure Complex - 2168 Phillips Road · Sooke, BC · Canada The 2009 Sooke Fine Arts Show provides the opportunity for both well-known and emerging artists from Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands to showcase their work. Along with the 7,500 annual visitors who attend [...]

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Bowker Creek Brush-Up ~ 5th annual!

By | July 10th, 2009|Art News|

  July 18 ~ Sat July 18, 12 noon - 4:00 pm: 22nd Moss Street Paint In! Over 125 artists showing/demonstrating their work! Bowker Creek Park ~ Sun Aug 9, 11-4:30 Info: http://www.oakbayartists.com Bowker Creek Brush-Up ~ 5th annual! presented by Oak Bay Community Artists Society. Artists/environmental groups/art demos & sales.

You’re invited – First annual Paint and Pastry art show

By | July 9th, 2009|Art News|

For Immediate Release (Victoria: July 7, 2009) A feast for both your eyes and mouth await you as Amica at Somerset House and The Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria team up to present the first annual Paint and Pastry art show showcasing five local artists as well as the delicious pastry treats created by [...]

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Will Calder, Artist

By | July 9th, 2009|Art News|

  This is an exhibition by a remarkable elderly man who paints like a young man. * His work is astonishing and he is selling at very low prices: almost every painting is $200 or under.  * He is showing approximately 40 paintings. * See the paragraph & image in the July edition of FOCUS [...]

Whisky Dinner, Companions of the Quaich

By | July 8th, 2009|Art of Consumption|

Tasting notes from Companions of the Quaich dinner Bulleit Bourbon Nose: Like Canadian Rye, lemon, fruity, butter, pound cake, Taste: minty, leather, sweet Finish: mild pepper, dry, astringent Knob Creek 9yo Bourbon Nose: Light, brown sugar, floral, grape, plummy Taste: soda, fizzy, wood, lacquer, grape, maple syrup Finish: floral finish Classic Cask 21 yo Kentuky [...]

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