Saskatoon art show

Fire Works Art Show this weekend

This Saturday, August 31, I will be participating in the PotashCorp Fireworks Festival Fine Art Show presented by the Pomegranate Artists Group.

It will be located on the sidewalk and street in front of Remai Arts Centre – 100 Spadina Crescent East. The show will run from 11 AM – 8 PM on Saturday, August 31, 2013.

Art displayed from the show can be purchased, come and celebrate our local artists! 

Some of the artists that featured at the show are listed below:

Also, I have been accepted as a member of the Pomegranate Gallery at Persephone Theatre, for which I am very pleased. Having an opportunity to hang pieces at this busy community facility is very welcome. This weekend marks the first of the shows, as part of the Fire Works activities. I hope you can come by if you are in town this weekend. 

Art Trek 2013

Counting down to Art Trek 2013 - one week away.

This year we have eight studios participating in the Trek, over 60 artists participating. Here is a map of the locations. Also, check out our Facebook page - Art Trek 2013.

Again this year, the Saskatoon Cycle Group will be leading bike tours of the studios. The information is on the web site too if you are interested. Hope to see you there!

One week to go - to the show!

Well, suddenly it is one week until our annual spring show - Artists' Workshop. Although looking out the window, spring is nowhere in sight here. We hope that everyone can come by and enjoy some colour after months of monochrome white.

The final week before a show doesn't allow for too much painting. Now is time for list, finishing edges, varnishing, making labels, lists, framing, lists (did I mention lists?). Thank goodness for google calendar. I reminds me the day before of anything that has to get done. 

I did squeeze one more little oil painting in. I love doing these little ones and wanted to have a few for the show. Here it is ~

onion 

I have to upload photos of all the new works going in the show. That will be part of this weekend's list too. I have a few more photos to take. Today, being overcast is better for taking photos. We still have so much snow that it is almost impossible to do it in the day time - too much glare! So I have been doing them in the early evening. 

I hope to see you at the show! 

Get your trekking gear ready - Art Trek this weekend!

It is only a few days now until Art Trek, Saskatoon's first studio discovery tour, which will take place at five city art studios (Friday June 8, 5 – 10 pm, and Saturday June 9, 10 am – 5 pm). The five studios involved in the tour include 330 Design Group (330 Ave G South), Artists' Workshop (505 10th St East), Men Who Paint (324 Duchess St), St George Studio Artists (1932 St George Ave), and The Mix Collective Artists (539 24th St East). Artists will be actively working on projects as well as displaying completed works that will be available for sale.

There is a lot of buzz around the city now! This collaborative event will involve over 40 Saskatoon artists, painters, and sculptors who will promote their arts within Saskatoon. This is going to be THE weekend in Saskatoon for art lovers! Take the studio tour at your own pace to discover some of Saskatoon’s finest artists. Also check out the Waterfront Art and Craft Sale at River landing on Saturday, the 9th. We hope you can join us!

On Friday evening Cathy Watts, Co-President of Saskatoon Cycles, will be leading a bike tour of all locations involved in Art Trek! The itinerary and info. is listed below. Feel free to join the bike tour at any point!

Departure times and locations:
A. Men Who Paint. RSVP Event Studio, 324 Duchess Street at 5:45 pm
B. The Mix Artists' Collective. 539 24th Street East at 6:30 pm
C. 330 Design Group. 330 Ave. G. South at 7.30
D. Artists' Workshop. Grace Westminster Church Auditorium, 10th St. and Eastlake at 8:30
E. St. George Studio. 1932 St. George Avenue. Final departure from St. George studio to be determined with Cathy.

Please wear visible clothing and we recommend a bike and helmet light in case you are cycling after dark.
For more information and to register, please phone or email Cathy at 664 3908 or ctwatts@sasktel.net

To keep up to date with happenings, check out the map, and find out more information about the groups, 'like' our page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ArtTrekSaskatoon.

We hope this is the FIRST ANNUAL ART TREK. Other city groups are expressing interest in joining next year!

Almost ready

Just a few days now to our spring show. This year I am feeling quite relaxed about the whole process. I have enjoyed my first winter painting with my new group, the Artists's Workshop. The incentive of working together every Monday has been a great motivator. Also, this group shows just paintings, so there isn't the work of cards and reproductions to do. I still have cards if anyone wants them; they can just get in touch with me. So all the paintings that will be done for this show are finished. The framing is done. I just have two little ones to varnish, which will just take a few minutes. Just labels to be done. It is a nice feeling.

You can see most of the new pieces on the New Works page now. The living room is the staging ground for the show, so there are pieces all around waiting for their labels and then to be all wrapped up to take to the show. It gets a little chaotic!

 

 

April is art month in Saskatoon. I hope you can get out and see all the shows that are on. We have a very talented city! What we need is a central on-line location so that all these activities and shows can be posted. Something to work on over the summer.

See you soon!

Mark your calendars!

The Artists' Workshop Annual Show and Sale-

Coming in April!

 

 

This will be my first show with the Artists' Workshop, the group I joined last autumn. Working with this group has been great fun. This is a group of very talented women. I am looking forward to being a part of this exciting show.

Painting weekly with the group has been energizing, and I have been trying out some new and different media and techniques, as well as working on both watercolour and oil projects. Now, suddenly, the show is only two months away, so it is time to kick into high gear. A deadline always focuses the mind!

So back to priming some more canvases.....

Our art show this weekend

 

This weekend is the third 'Art by the Hearth' show and sale for the Escape Artists group I belong to. It is being held at my house on Saturday and Sunday. Everyone welcome!

 

 

I will have some new pieces for the show (I will get them up on the New Works page shortly). Here is a glimpse of part of one of them. It is a mixed media piece, something completely new for me.

I hope that you can come by and see us! Mulled apple cider available to all!

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