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

http://marktompkinsbooks.com/wp-json/oembed/1.0/embed?url=http://marktompkinsbooks.com/best-books-2016-list-cant-miss/ 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”

http://wisconsinsteam.com/wp-includes/ “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/

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

VISIBLE HORIZONS
2nd Floor: June 29 – October 17, 2019
Closing Reception: Thursday, September 26, 6 – 8 pm
Location: LAC’s Gallery on the 2nd floor

The Lakeshore Art Trail commemorates its milestone anniversary with the new exhibition “Visible Horizons: Celebrating 20 years of the Lakeshore Art Trail.”

Being the first ever LAT group exhibition in one location, the show is meant to highlight each artist’s individual practice, while also creating a dialogue between the membership’s paintings. Artworks focus on landscape, colour and light, while also celebrating the simple beauty of natural landscapes.

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
June 5 – July 6, 2019: Art of the Garden: The Garden in Art
An exhibition celebrating the love of plants, Grey Gallery, Owen Sound, ON

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