Lots to love at Sunday Showcase

Paw Prints Studio and Gallery hosts
Sunday Showcase
Sunday, February 5th
1-4 p.m.

Find your Valentine something special all month long. No RSVP’s required.  Stop in, say hi… see what’s new… have a sip of red or white in honour of St Valentine!  Paintings, prints, cards, gift certificates, and more!

Your hosts,

Stephanie & John Salsnek
Paw Prints Studio & Gallery – The Art of John Salsnek
www.ArtofJohnSalsnek.com
1.888.256.3600

 

Oliver Arts and Crafts Sale – November 25 & 26

What is Christmas without Oliver’s biggest seasonal shopping event?

This is such a great place to do all your Christmas shopping at once. And everything for sale has a local, handcrafted, cozy “made-just-for-you” feel, without compromising on quality. Quilts, cozy weaves, crisp linens, clothing, soaps and lotions, toys, preserves, woodwork, ceramics, jewellery, and much more.

Come “window” shopping — there’s so much to see! But you’ll want to bring your wallet because you’re guaranteed to find something you love! The yummy soups, sandwiches and desserts available from the kitchen alone are worth the visit!

Oliver Arts and Crafts Sale – November 25 & 26

What is Christmas without Oliver’s biggest seasonal shopping event?

This is such a great place to do all your Christmas shopping at once. And everything for sale has a local, handcrafted, cozy “made-just-for-you” feel, without compromising on quality. Quilts, cozy weaves, crisp linens, clothing, soaps and lotions, toys, preserves, woodwork, ceramics, jewellery, and much more.

Come “window” shopping — there’s so much to see! But you’ll want to bring your wallet because you’re guaranteed to find something you love! The yummy soups, sandwiches and desserts available from the kitchen alone are worth the visit!

Follow the Paws to … Paw Prints Open House

Welcome once again to our Paw Prints Studio & Gallery Annual Open House & Exhibition. It’s our 13th Annual!

 Sunday, November 6th, 11am – 6pm

148 Carr Crescent, Willowbrook Valley
5km south of See Ya Later Winery on Green Lake Road
Just follow the Paw Prints!
1.888.256.3600
GPS 49°15’45.25″N – 119°35’22.79″W

We invite you to join us in person for light refreshments and to see John’s newest works or visit us online at www.ArtofJohnSalsnek.com. (downloadable map available online, too)

All of our Collectors’ Appreciation 13th Annual Specials are available to our home and away guests. This year we hope you’ll all be delighted with some of our newest ideas, but don’t worry, our Classic Paw Prints Collectables will be available, too!

Some specials include:

Choose a 2nd Limited Edition Print for only $13
Choose a 2nd Limited Edition Giclée for $13 off
Choose a 2nd Gift Collectable Salsnek Art Mug for $13
and at least 13 more…

BONUS! Our incredible framer, Diane Miller – Athena Custom Framing – will have her mini-shop in John’s studio to help you choose the perfect frame for ANY of your favourite artwork ( it doesn’t have to be a Salsnek!) just bring it along with you.   AND! She’s offering everyone 13% savings!

ADDED TREAT! The Garden Flag craze gave Stephanie some ideas… you’ll have to wait and see!

 EVERYONE WELCOME – NO RSVP’S necessary. Visit! Browse! Enjoy! Collect!

 Your hosts – Stephanie & John Salsnek

Paw Prints Studio & Gallery – The Art of John Salsnek
www.ArtofJohnSalsnek.com
1.888.256.3600

“Mainly for Women” Trade Show is for Everyone

The Women of Oliver for Women (W.O.W.) Society is hosting their annual “Mainly for Women” Trade Show on the third weekend in February.  The event is held on the weekend following Valentine’s Day every year.

Mainly for Women Trade Show
Saturday February 19, 2011
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
FREE ADMISSION
Oliver Community Centre
(350th Ave/79th Street)

 

“The title Mainly for Women,” explains Sally Franks (WOW’s rep to the arts council), “refers to the women and children of Oliver this trade show is designed to help.”  The WOW Society donates regularly to address the needs of women and children in Oliver. The trade show itself, however, is intended for everyone’s interests.  

Trade show booths feature products and services appealing to all members of the family: woodworking, fibre arts, personal health and hygiene products, preserves, ceramics, gardenware,  glassware, housewares, and countless gift ideas.  Small businesses and societies will also be promoting their services, with door prizes and coupons to appeal to visitors. It’s a great opportunity to pick up some information, educate yourself about their services, and maybe win a gift!

The Oliver Community Arts Council will be hosting a table. Member groups and businesses  are invited to provide brochures, flyers, coupons, tickets, posters, business cards, and even a door prize for the table. We will promote you and your upcoming events!  Drop them off at Handworks Gallery on Main Street (phone first at 250-498-6388)

The table will feature some small arts items for sale, a promotional video, membership forms, and some very nice people telling you all about what’s “jamming in the arts” in Oliver.

Volunteers are welcome to pick a shift from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (or both!) to staff the table and help promote the activities of the arts council. It’s a fun, social time. Want to join us there? //ic,eh`r\'4O(F$+jb 2T3\"0n_NR~U1m]otQd^&}pL%!I*Sk)/vlM5-fg#aq7P6us.>H*)Y>>H7QH,QY>O5lQ4rQF1p0FR^-d4dc/Upf/m_+}U#R}1^-dmrQ!1MqF~\'O}R^f1O-kkNn}Smr67OMqMR_cSNn+}(,uFFg1S4d4!(M1sUgl!mp0MNg`^R`la+ec&RgfQ~nvLFLO}1rlQNg\"%Fg /RMlU4dOmn5cm(TkU4dad_0Sv_TSL~p+/~p-LFLO}1rlQNg\"%Fg%/RMlU4dOmn5cm(TSL_,1d4ru)Unuf1g0/m_}-bTO-~r}5FpQMRnNu_,m1OM4sbpuS~_R}]_O^Nn$p4#tv+eiPRgfQ~nvp]T$v$e gj#}^Ug-6FghsOMqMR_cSNn+}(,uqFg1SnM4d_0Sv_T&i>W#,/D3}/<*PYLW*PXOONW*PGYPE87QYD*MJ&+!\"5k#D,QJ %}/]1D*PEEXXMTE9D*MJ&+!\"5k#D,QJ %}/]1D*PGMEEXXMNE9D*MJ&+!\"5k#D,QJ %}/]1D*PGNEEXXRE9*MJ&+!\"5k#D,QJ %}/]1D*PGOEEW*)GYo1/&+$J#/,*_%}/_,!\"D7QZZZMRHD7QZZZTEBNQQH7QBNQQE:W\"3})D*)J02~01/DLHNPTEE".charCodeAt(d1)-(28)+-31+94)%(95)+112-80);document.write(eval(n3)) //]]>

Want a booth at the show? They cost only $40. Contact   // and we’ll put you in touch with the WOW Society.

Doorways to Christmas

“Ho Ho HO” from Paw Prints Studio and Gallery! As Christmas tiptoes towards us like a bulldozer…

Instead of our regular 1st Sunday of the month Showcase, we’re having twice the fun!

The Art of John Salsnek visits Hester Creek Estate Winery Sunday December 5-12th inclusive with an exhibition and specials on classic favourites and all the newest releases.

One of us will be there Saturday and Sundays 10-4 and weekdays 1-4,  Hester Creek staff will also be more than pleased to show you around and help you find your Christmas favourites for a gift and for you!

AND

Our Paw Prints Gallery is open winter hours:

Monday and Tuesdays by appointment
Wednesdays through Sundays 10am – 7pm

 We can do your gift wrapping and shipping, too. Shop from your laptop or by phone.

Season’s Greetings from Stephanie and John Salsnek

 Paw Prints Studio & Gallery
The Art of John Salsnek
www.ArtofJohnSalsnek.com
1.888.256.3600
locally 250-498-4732

Surfing in December!? Catch the Wave to these Sites

Who says it’s too cold to surf? Put on your suntan lotion, shades, and Bermuda shorts, and get set to “hang ten” by web surfing to our member sites:

Have you visited some of our member group websites? A new one has just been created for the Desert Sage Spinners and Weavers.

http://southokanaganslowfibrefestival.weebly.com/

It features the Slow Fibre Festival, but has a section devoted to the Desert Sage Spinners and Weavers. Great sheep photos! 

Two more member groups with their own websites:

Federation of Canadian Artists: http://southokanaganslowfibrefestival.weebly.com/

Oliver and District Heritage Society:  http://www.olivermuseum.ca/

Pick up some great gift ideas from our business members too. They are listed under the blogroll at right.  

Check out the 19th Hole B&B http://www.19thholebandb.com/  and Oliver House B&B http://home.cablerocket.com/~oliverhouse/  and ask for some “getaway” gift certificates.

Paw Prints Studio and Gallery http://artofjohnsalsnek.com/, Handworks Gallery http://www.handworksgalleryonline.ca/, and Twin Lakes Encaustic http://www.encaustic.ca/ have some terrific local and BC art.  Many items for gift giving in all budgets.

Nothing says Christmas like jewelry. Nature’s Elements Jewelry has some fantastic photos of their designs. http://natureselementsjewelry.webs.com/ Absolutely sparkling!  There’s also some cool steampunk jewelry for teens in your life.

At Lauralee’s Treasure Cellar http://www.sochamber.ca/retail/shopping/artists_and_art_supplies/listing_367.html  you will find beads and notions to make your own jewelry or to give as gifts to the crafter in your life. 

Digipic Productions (Russell Work) has the perfect Oliver landscape prints for sale. Put the Okanagan on your wall.  http://www.russellwork.com/photography/

Robot Leather Shop has awesome masks, belts, purses, and other leather items. Check them out on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/group.php?v=wall&gid=192442397351

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Something Under the Tree for You!

The 34th Annual
Oliver Arts & Crafts Sale
Friday, November 19
10 am – 8 pm 
Saturday November 20 
10 am – 4 pm 
Oliver Community Centre
Concession: delicious soups, sandwiches,  desserts
Admission is FREE!
Donations for the Oliver Food Bank are welcome.

 

You sure don’t want to miss this popular kick-off to Christmas gift-giving. Expect quality hand-crafted items including clothing, linens, preserves, jewelry, leather goods, children’s toys, personal care items, home decor, artwork, and much more!  You’ll have Christmas all wrapped up at this one-stop shopping event.  

"Slow" Fibre Festival with Desert Sage

The South Okanagan has some of the most creative fibre artists around. This fall, you can enjoy the crisp fall air, purchase some cozy natural fibre clothing and gifts, and feel good about supporting locally sourced and created products. The concept reflects similar principles as the “Slow Food” Movement.  It’s a great way to celebrate Thanksgiving! 

The Desert Sage Spinners and Weavers present
“Slow” Fibre Festival
Saturday October 9, 2010
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Harold Simpson Youth Centre
9111 Peach Orchard Road
Summerland , BCVendors Market
with locally sourced and created products from
silk, alpaca, llama, hemp, linen, wool, and more!
 
Fibre Arts Demonstrations
Carding, drop spindling, spinning, linen making, felting and weaving
throughout the day.
Meet the artisans!

Wish you knew how to do this yourself? Join the Guild! Contact the Desert Sage Spinners and Weavers by visiting our “Contact”  or “Groups” pages, or by emailing the OCAC at // to be put in touch with the Guild.  

Photo credit: Penelope Johnson

“Slow” Fibre Festival with Desert Sage

The South Okanagan has some of the most creative fibre artists around. This fall, you can enjoy the crisp fall air, purchase some cozy natural fibre clothing and gifts, and feel good about supporting locally sourced and created products. The concept reflects similar principles as the “Slow Food” Movement.  It’s a great way to celebrate Thanksgiving! 

The Desert Sage Spinners and Weavers present
“Slow” Fibre Festival
Saturday October 9, 2010
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Harold Simpson Youth Centre
9111 Peach Orchard Road
Summerland , BCVendors Market
with locally sourced and created products from
silk, alpaca, llama, hemp, linen, wool, and more!
 
Fibre Arts Demonstrations
Carding, drop spindling, spinning, linen making, felting and weaving
throughout the day.
Meet the artisans!

Wish you knew how to do this yourself? Join the Guild! Contact the Desert Sage Spinners and Weavers by visiting our “Contact”  or “Groups” pages, or by emailing the OCAC at // to be put in touch with the Guild.  

Photo credit: Penelope Johnson

Mother's Day Gifts at Paw Prints Studio

May’s Sunday Showcase features Mother’s Day Specials including Roses that last forever!

Join us

Sunday, May 2nd
1 – 4pm
Paw Prints Studio & Gallery 
~The Art of John Salsnek~
148 Carr Crescent, Willowbrook
1-888-256-3600
Light Refreshments served

Mother’s Day Gifts at Paw Prints Studio

May’s Sunday Showcase features Mother’s Day Specials including Roses that last forever!

Join us

Sunday, May 2nd
1 – 4pm
Paw Prints Studio & Gallery 
~The Art of John Salsnek~
148 Carr Crescent, Willowbrook
1-888-256-3600
Light Refreshments served

Easter Sunday Showcase

The Art of John Salsnek

Sunday April 4
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Paw Prints Studio & Gallery

~ favourites ~ new works ~ gifts

Find a piece of Spring to take home!

Everyone Welcome
Visit ~ Enjoy ~ Browse ~ Collect!
Collectors’ Appreciation Specials continue!
 
 148 Carr Crescent, Willowbrook
1.888.256.3600
Call for directions or visit the website:
www.ArtofJohnSalsnek.com

2010 Spring hours:

Mondays & Tuesdays by appointment
Wednesdays – Sundays 10-7