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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  enter 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) ©

 

 

FENIX Art Exhibition, Fayetteville, Arkansas

http://johnnyangal.com/page/2/ FENIX Art Exhibition

On our way from the Fayetteville market on Saturday, April 8th, we happened upon the opening reception of a 3-week art exhibition by Fenix Fayetteville (an artist and artisan collective in Northwest Arkansas) in conjunction with Experience Fayetteville.  The art exhibition was the first event to be held in the Walker-Stone House*.  The works of 29 artists on display included paintings and drawings, photography, sculptures, ceramics, installations and mixed-media.

I was intrigued by the silverpoint and watercolour pieces by Karla Walden Caraway.  Silverpoint drawing is a technique I would like to learn more about.

Stonepoint Artwork
Stonepoint Artwork by Karla Walden Caraway ©

 

Watercolor & Pencil Artwork
Watercolor & Pencil Artwork by Karla Walden Caraway ©

Artist Janis Gill Ward also drew by attention with her loose (somewhat abstract) watercolour pieces (below).

Walking the Beach
Walking the Beach, watercolor by Janis Gill Ward ©
When the Rooster Came into the Yard
When the Rooster Came into the Yard, watercolor by Artist Janis Gill Ward ©

The art exhibition was an unexpected yet quite delightful experience.  We were glad that we took the time to “drop in”.

see *Walker-Stone House, Est. 1845, Fayetteville, Arkansas

The nearly 6,000 sq. ft. house was built in 1845 by Judge David Walker, an attorney who became one of the first justices on the Arkansas Supreme Court.  Walker built the home as a wedding present to his wife and they were married there.  In 1850, the house was sold to local merchant Stephen K. Stone who occupied it during the American Civil War (it was hit by Confederate cannon fire during the war) and for most of its history.  Stone’s grandson Edward D. Stone, a world-renowned architect, reacquired the house and began restoring it in the early 1970’s.  The house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Walker-Stone House

The Thursday Artists Art Exhibit & Sale – Last Day May 15, 2016

RAIN or shine … Just a reminder to come out to the final day of the Thursday Artists art exhibit & sale on Sunday (May 15).  See the works of artists:

Rosemary Broos
Lynn Clark
Jackie Gallagher
Eveline Marron
Jane Shaw

Location:
White Studio
Visual Arts Mississauga (at Riverwood)
4170 Riverwood Park Lane, Mississauga, ON L5C 2S7
(Burnhamthorpe Rd. W. & Credit Woodlands)

Visual Arts Mississauga

The Thursday Artists
The Thursday Artists – Rosemary, Eveline, Jane, Jackie & Lynn

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The Riverwood Conservancy – An evening with Robert Bateman

On Friday November 6, 2015 I enjoyed an evening at the Waterside Inn & Conference Centre, Mississauga listening to Robert Bateman speak about his life as an artist, teacher, traveler and naturalist. His new book titled Life Sketches is a memoir about his childhood, his formation as an artist, his teaching, his travels throughout Canada and around the world, and his lifelong fascination with nature and wildlife.  Robert Bateman is now a Founding Patron of the Riverwood Conservancy.

You can also listen to an interview with Robert Bateman by Mark Wigmore on Jazz FM 91.1.

In regards to art, Robert Bateman said you can take art classes but if you want to do art then just [get out there] and Do Art.  Last September 2014, I had the opportunity to visit The Robert Bateman Centre in Victoria, BC.  If you’re in Victoria, BC make sure you visit the Centre!

 

Robert Bateman - Life Sketches
Robert Bateman – Life Sketches
Robert Bateman
Robert Bateman presented by The Riverwood Conservancy at the Waterside Inn & Conference Centre, Mississauga ON
Robert Bateman
Speaking about “Life Sketches” at Waterside Inn & Conference Centre, Mississauga ON
Robert Bateman
Signing my copy of Robert Bateman memoir titled “Life Sketches”
Signing Robert Bateman Collection Mug - Lively Pair Chickadees
Signing Robert Bateman Collection Mug – Lively Pair Chickadees (1 of 4 in a series)

Events

Upcoming Exhibitions – 2018

March 21 – 29, 2018: Visual Arts Mississauga Annual Members’ Show and Sale
Opening Reception is on Thursday, March 22nd from 5 to 7 p.m.
4170 Riverwood Park Lane, Mississauga, On L5C 2S7
Visual Arts Mississauga

May 5 – 27, 2018: Botanical Artists of Canada (BAC) Members’ Exhibition ~Native Plants of Canada
Showcasing the rich diversity of flora across Canada.  Through artist’s creative expression, the beauty and uniqueness of Canada’s native plants come alive.
The Cotton Factory, Hamilton, Ontario
Opening May 5 – 6, 2018, in conjunction with Doors Open Hamilton

October 13 & 14, 2018: 19th Annual Lakeshore Art Trail, Mississauga ON
www.lakeshorearttrail.com

Other Exhibitions of Interest

May 10 to October 14, 2018: Art of the Plant
Celebrate the opening of Art of the Plant, a botanical art exhibition featuring native plants of Canada, presented by the Canadian Museum of Nature.

Botanical Art Conference – May 23 to 25 with guided tours, instructional workshops by top Canadian botanical artists and engaging speaker presentations.

Past Exhibitions

July 5 – 26, 2017: BAC 2017 Juried Exhibition – CANADA 150
A Celebration of Canada’s 150th Anniversary through its Native and Indigenous plants.
Robert Langen Art Gallery, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario

October 14 & 15, 2017: 18th Annual Lakeshore Art Trail, Mississauga ON

May 13 – 15, 2016: The Thursday Artists Art Show & Sale
White Studio, Visual Arts Mississauga
4170 Riverwood Park Lane, Mississauga, On L5C 2S7

October 15 & 16, 2016: 17th Annual Lakeshore Art Trail, Mississauga ON

October 17 & 18, 2015: 16th Annual Lakeshore Art Trail, Mississauga ON

October 28 – November 8, 2015: Botanical Artists of Canada 2015 Juried Exhibition