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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.

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  where to buy dapoxetine in usa http://travelingmartinezes.com/2009/09/sunset-at-black-lake-at-grandpas-house-during-september/ 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

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”.

*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

Current Exhibitions
June 5 – July 6, 2019: Art of the Garden: The Garden in Art
An exhibition celebrating the love of plants
Grey Gallery, 883 2nd Ave. E., Owen Sound, ON
Website: https://greygallery.ca

Upcoming Exhibitions & Shows
October 19 & 20, 2019: 20th Annual Lakeshore Art Trail, Mississauga ON
Celebrating 20 years, Lakeshore Art Trail Show & Sale hosts local artists exhibiting and selling their original art at various locations, Port Credit & Clarkson. Free prize draws. Art trail map on website. http://www.lakeshorearttrail.com/

Other Exhibitions of Interest

Past Exhibitions & Shows
Sunday, May 5, 2019: 23rd Annual Calling All Artists Art Show, Don Mills, Ontario

October 24 – December 19, 2018: BAC 2018 Members Online Exhibition

October 13 & 14, 2018: 19th Annual Lakeshore Art Trail, Mississauga ON

May 5 – 27, 2018: Botanical Artists of Canada (BAC) Members’ Exhibition ~
Native Plants of Canada showcasing the rich diversity of flora across Canada, The Cotton Factory, Hamilton, Ontario

March 21 – 29, 2018: Visual Arts Mississauga Annual Members’ Show and Sale, 4170 Riverwood Park Lane, Mississauga, On L5C 2S7

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

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

May 13 – 15, 2016: The Thursday Artists Art Show & Sale
Visual Arts Mississauga, Mississauga, ON L5C 2S7

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

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