Please join Patricia Langevin and Julia Rayne Schumacher as they unveil bold and dynamic abstract paintings, and evocative ceramic art, in a joint exhibit at the new Canmore Art Guild Gallery in Elevation Place.
Show runs for two weeks: June 28 to July 9, Opening Reception on June 28, 7-9pm.
If you are in need of some Golden acrylics, check out the Golden Summer Sale at Inglewood Art Supplies in Calgary. The sale goes from June 1 to August 17.
A couple of spaces are still available for the following 5-day inspiring workshop.
Open Studio Surface Explorations with Anthony Steffes
September 2 – 6, 2013
This workshop, held at RiverRock Studio northwest of Cochrane, is about exploring the possibilities of acrylic paint and mediums, papers, and a range of tools all used to create richly textured surfaces and attention-grabbing compositions. Participants will experiment creating 3D texture effects: layering, mono-printing, embossing, and a wide range of decorative effects. Demonstrations will be geared towards presenting possibilities. After working through a series of composition experiments and exercises, artists will finish the five-day workshop by completing a specially developed, composition/design hands-on reference workbook. Alternatively artists can work independently, playing with ideas and possibilities, hopefully incorporating bits that emerge from the workshop into their own work. Part of the workshop will be instructor-driven, while an equal amount of time is left for individual discovery. Building upon last year’s workshops, new toys and tools will be introduced, including a small printing press, papers for embossing, and more.
The course fee includes a $30 package of materials as well as the design/composition workbook. A supply list including acrylic paints (basic colours), brushes, work surfaces, and basic workshop materials will be provided to participants.
To register, go to riverrockstudio.com.
From Catharine Findlay:
“I’ve taken Anthony Steffes for the past 2 years and am signed up to take it again. He’s a fantastic instructor.”
I’m pleased to say that Erica Neumann’s Workshop held on May 18th was fully subscribed and everyone in attendance enjoyed their “Saturday Gone To The Animals”.
New techniques, discussion around paint types, color and new and traditional style composition – and much more – made the day a very informative and interesting one.
Bears, wolverine, leopard, horses, goat, dog, were subjects painted in acrylics, pastels and oils. Above is the painting which Erica did in order to demonstrate.
Thank you to all who attended and a big thank you to Erica for coming to Canmore and teaching such a great workshop for CAG!
In celebration of its 30th anniversary, The Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild (CBBAG) is pleased to present its first national book arts conference in conjunction with the opening of Art of the Book 2013. There is an exciting line-up of extraordinary presenters and workshops spanning July 6th through 19th.
Equally of interest to Bookbinders, Artists, Librarians, and Conservators, it is a rare melding of practice and theory. Conference presentations discuss issues in adding modern bindings to ancient books, creating modern fine press books, research into historical book structures and more. Workshops include historical book structures, paper decorating, bookbinding, letterpress, and wood engraving.
More information can be found online at www.cbbag.ca/conf2013.html and the conference package can be found at www.cbbag.ca/cbbag_AB2013_conference.pdf.
This is an amazing opportunity to attend fantastic workshops and hear internationally renowned speakers! Please note workshop booking deadline is May 8th, 2013.
Any questions can be directed to email@example.com
Alberta Parks has invited CAG members to participate in their annual Kananaskis Parks Day, which will take place on Sunday, July 21st in the Willow Park Campground from 10am to 3pm (set-up will start at 8:30am and take down will be at 3pm). Parks Day is meant to celebrate and demonstrate everything that Kananaskis has to offer, and to educate, inform and entertain the public.
- Artists are expected to do plein-air mountain-themed paintings and be willing to interact with visitors to Parks Day. Photographers could give advice on composition, technical tips, etc.
- Artists may display and sell their art, and hand out their business cards, with 20% of sales going to Alberta Parks to help cover their costs.
- There will be a canopy for CAG artists to work under, but artists may also position themselves elsewhere on the Parks Day site, with an opportunity to sketch the birds/animal skulls and bones/fish/horses, etc. which will be on site, again interacting with visitors.
- Annual attendance at Parks Day averages about 2,000, so this is a great opportunity for CAG members to promote their art.
- If any CAG member is interested in putting on a kids’ art workshop (such as mask painting at Kids Art a couple of years ago), that would be welcomed. Volunteers for this could also have their work displayed and sold.
In addition to artists, volunteers will also be needed to:
- Take in money and provide receipts, etc.
- 1 or 2 volunteers to put on a kids’ art workshop.
- Someone to be the overall coordinator and liaison with Alberta Parks.
If you are interested in participating, please contact Catharine Findlay (firstname.lastname@example.org) and let her know if you are willing to take on any of the volunteer roles.
The application for Calgary Art Walk 2013 is now available online!
Hosted by Canadian artists for the poor, Calgary Art Walk happens on Stephen Avenue on the first Thursdays of June, August, and September, plus July 1st.
There are thousands of people who walk along Stephen Avenue. It’s a great location for exposure and it’s only $100 to participate. Please follow the links below for further information on their website.
General Information about Calgary Art Walk 2013
Detailed Information for Artists and Application Form