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Art of the Garden: The Garden in Art

An exhibition celebrating the love of plants, opening June 5 at Grey Gallery in Owen Sound.

If you are in or around the Owen Sound area this June and early July, drop in at the gallery and view the botanical and floral art. Works by members of the Botanical Artists of Canada (BAC) will be on display from June 5 to July 6, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday. I have 3 pieces in the exhibition.

Note: A portion of sales revenue goes toward support of “Among the Peonies” at Ginkgo Footprints gardens.

23rd Calling All Artists Art Show

You are invited! Come to see the talent of Jackie Gallagher and 39 other fine artists living in Del-managed condominiums. Free admission. Bring your family, friends and neighbours. Light refreshments will be served. See you on Sunday, May 5th between 1 – 5 pm at Classic/Excellence Recreation Centre, 85/89 Skymark Drive, Don Mills, ON.
For directions to the show please call 416-499-8406. For further information call Patricia MacKellar 416-739-5413.

Dziadzio – 2018 TIFF – Short Cuts Programme 02

Delighted, excited and proud to attend the world premier of Short Cuts film – Dziadzio – in addition to 6 other short cut films on the evening of September 7, 2018 at the Scotiabank Theatre, Toronto ON.

Intro to TIFF Short Cuts Programme 02, Sept. 7, 2018

Congratulations to Aaron Ries (director/producer) and a special shout out to our son John Gallagher (editor) and the rest of the group who worked on Dziadzio.  Well done!!!

Director Aaron Ries (Rt) post screening Q&A

John & Aaron at after-party

Forelle Pears – Watercolour on Canvas

The 3 Forelle pear paintings (8’x10”) are my first attempt at applying watercolour on canvas.

Forelle Pear #1
Forelle Pear #1, watercolour on canvas, ©, 2018

To begin, I prepped each canvas with several coats of Daniel Smith Watercolor Ground as per instructions.  Applying my first layer of watercolour was a new experience.  As with watercolour paper, I started by applying a wetter tonal layer which was not effective.

After viewing other artist videos, I began using more intense colour with less water for better success.

Forelle Pear #2
Forelle Pear #2, watercolour on canvas, ©, 2018

A light spray of Krylon Workable Fixatif allowed me to add more watercolour layers … stippling, shadows, etc.  The trick was to use light brush strokes and not work the watercolour too much as the layers begin to lift.

Forelle Pear #3
Forelle Pear #3, watercolour on canvas, ©, 2018

 

This may not be the correct technique … but overall pleased with the results.  Will definitely try again!

Hooked on Tradition

Hooked on Tradition ~ Exhibition of works by the Newmarket Rug Hooking Guild ~ March 10 – April 28, 2018
Aurora Cultural Centre, 22 Church St., Aurora ON
http://auroraculturalcentre.ca/events/hooked-tradition/

Attended the opening of the exhibition on Friday. Amazed by the detail and history of the rugs. Beautiful pieces of fabric art using materials such as wool, ribbon, yarn and even t-shirts! Some rugs are quite old … from Newfoundland. Worth a visit.

Hooked on Tradition
Exhibition of works by the Newmarket Rug Hooking Guild, Opening March 23, 2018

Hooked on Tradition
Exhibition of works by the Newmarket Rug Hooking Guild, Opening March 23, 2018

Hooked on Tradition
Exhibition of works by the Newmarket Rug Hooking Guild, Opening March 23, 2018

Hooked on Tradition
Newmarket Rug Hooking Guild member – Cecile with her first hooked rug 

 

“Prairifire Reds” Awarded 3rd Prize at VAM Members’ Art Show & Sale

where can i buy Lamictal over the counter purchase Gabapentin 2018 VAM Annual Members’ Show & Sale – March 21 -29, 2018
Excited that my entry “Prairifire Reds” – Branch of Prairifire Flowering Crabapple Tree was awarded 3rd prize! The show runs until March 29th at Visual Arts Mississauga, 4170 Riverwood Park Lane, Mississauga ON L5C 2S7.
https://www.visualartsmississauga.com/

"Prairifire Reds"
“Priarifire Reds” – Branch of Prairifire Flowering Crabapple Tree

Latest Work – “Prairifire Reds”

“Prairifire Reds” – Branch of Prairifire Flowering Crabapple Tree

It was the dark red crabapples (pomes) that caught my attention one sunny late fall day while walking at the The Riverwood Conservancy in Mississauga.  And it was not until this past summer that I was able to identify the type of crabapple tree … a Prairifire Flowering Crabapple (Malus ‘Prairifire’).  The tree is a disease-resistant cultivar developed by Dr. Daniel Dayton, University of Illinois in 1982.  He misspelled the name intentionally.  Do you know that crabapple trees are members of the rose family, Rosaceae?  People are attracted to the Prairifire crabapple by its deep pink-red flowers, its ever-changing leaf colour … maroon to dark green/purplish-red veins to bronze … and its reddish-grey bark.  I was hoping to obtain another small specimen for my painting, but sadly on my visit the tree appeared stressed with few leaves and fruit.   Enjoy!

 

"Prairifire Reds" - Branch of Prairifire Flowering Crabapple Tree
(New) “Prairifire Reds” – Branch of Prairifire Flowering Crabapple Tree © $720.00 CDN

Artwork is done in coloured pencil w. graphite on Fabriano Artistico hot press paper. Framed 27¼” x 22¼”.

http://jackiegallagher-artwork.com/artwork/other-mediums/

Botanical Artists of Canada 2017 Juried Exhibition – July 2017

Excited that my juried entry – “Spring’s Harbinger” – Pussy Willow ~ Salix discolor was awarded 3rd place and the People’s Choice Award at the recent BAC 2017 Juried Exhibition – A Celebration of Canada’s 150th Anniversary through its Native and Indigenous Plants, July 5 – 26, 2017.  The exhibition was held at the Robert Langen Art Gallery, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo ON.

Spring’s Harbinger – Pussy Willows (Salix discolor) ©

 

 

Botanical Artists of Canada 2017 Juried Exhibition – Closes July 26, 2017

Just a reminder that there is less than 1 week left to view the BAC 2017 juried exhibition at the Robert Langen Art Gallery in the Library, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario. As one visitor noted … it is certainly worth the trip to Waterloo. I will be sitting the exhibiton on Sunday, July 23rd from 11 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Plan your visit then. The exhibition closes on Wednesday, July 26th at 12:00 noon.

I’m excited that my piece – “Spring’s Harbinger” – Pussy Willow ~ Salix discolor was awarded 3rd place!

Spring’s Harbinger – Pussy Willows (Salix discolor) ©

Botanical Artists of Canada 2017 Juried Exhibition, July 5 to 26, 2017

 

The Botanical Artists of Canada (BAC) invites you to its upcoming 2017 juried exhibition titled:

A Celebration of Canada’s 150th Anniversary through its Native and Indigenous plants. 

The Botanical Artists of Canada is presenting a Juried Botanical Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings depicting native and indigenous plants of Canada.  The exhibition will celebrate the existence, beauty, uniqueness and diversity of Canada’s native and indigenous plants (including fungi); connect people with plants and botanical art through the artist’s creative expression; and inform the public of how our native plants sustain our lives, our habitat and the natural world.

Hope to see you there!

My entry in the Exhibition.

Spring’s Harbinger – Pussy Willows (Salix discolor) ©