“Call to Artists!! We are looking for artists to participate in a Paint Battle as a fundraiser for our Out of the Box Dumpster Project 2019.
Artists will be painting on 24 x 36 in. canvases (provided) based on a theme that will be revealed on the night. You will have two hours to complete your piece, and the audience will determine the winner.
Winner will receive a cash prize of $250.
April 26th, Event starts at 10pm
Submit an artist statement and an example of work to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration”
You know why I love opening day in Fernie? It’s not what you might expect. Or maybe you know me well enough now to know exactly why I love opening day. Opening day means the start of skiing for my husband and kids…which leaves time for me to paint! YES! It was such a beautiful opening weekend, too. My family had a wonderful time at the hill and I painted until they came home hungry and tired legged. It was a wonderful weekend. It was a particularly good weekend for painting. I also attended a paint and sip type night with Angela Morgan and a group of amazing, supportive women. It was a night of wine, food and also fundraising for Angela’s daughter who wants to build houses in El Salvador. I painted an Angela Morgan type painting in oils, which is a first for me, in two ways. It was a steep learning curve but I embraced my novice inferiority feelings and dove in. Hooray for opening day!
Last year Wapiti launch it’s first Art Expo, a display of about 20 original paintings, and they’re doing it again this year! I am participating in the Art Expo, as well as another Wonder Walk (last year I did Shy Girl) called The Traveller. Next I’ll be on stage painting live. Kidding. I kid. Ew.
Art Expo 2016 was widely praised and appreciated and that’s awesome. I’m looking forward to seeing all the new work in Annex Park!
Posted in Community Event, Fernie BC, Festivals, Ideas Galore, Live Music, The Arts
Tagged Art Expo, Local Artists, painting, Storytelling, Support Local, Wapiti Music Festival, Wonder Walk
From Hearth’s Facebook page:
Hearth 6: Annual Holiday Sale!
Featuring the finely crafted work of 6 local artists. Leanne Stothert Painting, Michael Hepher of Clawhammer Press, Janet McIntyre jewelry, Katherine Russell blown and fused glass, Holly Kimola of Holly Horses leather and lamps and Sarah Pike Pottery!
Every year we empty out our house of furniture and turn our home into a cozy pop up gallery. We call it Hearth, because we have the woodstove burning, the mulled wine brewing and along with offering up some excellent gift buying opportunities, we hope to evoke that sense of gathering around the fire on a winter evening with friends.
We are so looking forward to this sale and hope to see you there. Dec 2nd and 3rd, 4-8pm both nights!
Friday, December 2nd and Saturday 3rd
4 – 8 pm
1480 McDonald Ave, Fernie
Posted in Craft Fairs and Markets, Fernie BC, Holiday, Ideas Galore, The Arts, The People
Tagged Arts and Crafts, Fernie, Gift Ideas, Glass, Handmade, Hearth, Holly Kimola, Janet McIntyre, Katherine Russell, Leather Works, Letterpress, Michael Hepher, painting, pop-up shop, Pottery, Sarah Pike, Shop Local