Manzanita’s Judi Forster featured at new gallery

‘OCAC business member Judi Forster (of Manzanita Muse Studio) has a showing of masks and paintings at a new gallery in Penticton:

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Front Street Gallery Artists invite you to a Guest Artist opening celebration at 60 Front Street, Penticton.

Jodi Forster

October 18-31, 2013 

Opening Reception: Oct 18,    5 – 7pm

“For the past 20 years my art work has reflected my sensitive relationship with the physical and spiritual landscape of the Pacific Coast Rim. Recently moved to the Okanagan Valley, I look forward to the inspiration of this completely new landscape. Working intuitively with an array of mediums I enjoy the process of discovery whether exploring the rhythm of color in my watercolours and acrylics, or the sweep of sculptural form in wood and natural materials. I have frequently won awards for my carved masks, which are in collections throughout North America.”

Until December the gallery will be open Monday to Saturday from 10-4pm and will be open Sundays October 6 and 13.

Carol Avedon-Savage ~ Danny Johnson ~ Lynne Marand ~ Julie-Ann Miller ~ John Salsnek ~ Sharon Snow

60 Front Street , Penticton,BC, V2A 1H1 ~ ph 778-476-0016 ~ FrontStreetGalleryPenticton.com

Manzanita's Judi Forster featured at new gallery

‘OCAC business member Judi Forster (of Manzanita Muse Studio) has a showing of masks and paintings at a new gallery in Penticton:

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Front Street Gallery Artists invite you to a Guest Artist opening celebration at 60 Front Street, Penticton.

Jodi Forster

October 18-31, 2013 

Opening Reception: Oct 18,    5 – 7pm

“For the past 20 years my art work has reflected my sensitive relationship with the physical and spiritual landscape of the Pacific Coast Rim. Recently moved to the Okanagan Valley, I look forward to the inspiration of this completely new landscape. Working intuitively with an array of mediums I enjoy the process of discovery whether exploring the rhythm of color in my watercolours and acrylics, or the sweep of sculptural form in wood and natural materials. I have frequently won awards for my carved masks, which are in collections throughout North America.”

Until December the gallery will be open Monday to Saturday from 10-4pm and will be open Sundays October 6 and 13.

Carol Avedon-Savage ~ Danny Johnson ~ Lynne Marand ~ Julie-Ann Miller ~ John Salsnek ~ Sharon Snow

60 Front Street , Penticton,BC, V2A 1H1 ~ ph 778-476-0016 ~ FrontStreetGalleryPenticton.com

Explore your creativity all weekend

Creativity Workshop Weekend

June 15, 16, 17

with

Professional Artist and Instructor

Kindrie Grove

(250) 490-1625

www.kindriegrove.com

www.onlineartinstruction.com

 

Presented by Renee Matheson & Tina Baird

Robinson Place Workshops

60 Robinson Point Road, Naramata

Home (250) 496-4265 Cell (250) 488-4999

Email: info @ robinsonplace.ca

www.robinsonplace.ca

This workshop is about learning to listen to the inspiration that drives us to create, to access it and then manifest it. In a supportive and non-judgmental environment, you will hear your own creative voice of inspiration. Intuitive artistic expression will be accomplished with the accompaniment of music preformed by Brian McGibney playing intuitively to add to our own energy. Learn how to honour and hone the skills of accessing the creative flow and incorporating it in all aspects of your life.

Imagine giving yourself the gift of a creative weekend. Good company with like-minded artists, comfort food, a private beach, a warm beautiful home on Okanagan lakefront…a time away to create, learn, share, and relax. Robinson Place Workshops are hosted at Robinson Place Bed & Beach. This beautiful lakefront home sits on the land that once was part of the Naramata Heritage Inn. The beautiful Spanish style home is filled with original art and antiques, many from the original Inn.

This workshop is limited to 15 students in total, on a first-come first-serve basis.

The Full Immersion includes accommodation and is limited to 6 people two beds to a room.  Workshop Only (without accommodations) $385 + HST.  Includes: All instructional workshop hours; main art supplies; Friday evening Welcome Tapas and dinner; Saturday evening Tapas and potluck dinner; 2 continental breakfasts; 2 lunches; coffee and tea beverages for the weekend; access to the Jacuzzi and grounds; and Saturday and Sunday morning yoga and meditation.

Friday:

Check in 4:00 p.m.

*5 PM – Tapas and Welcome

*6:00 PM – Dinner provided

*7:30 PM-9 PM – Creativity Workshop.

Saturday:

Day one of this workshop is geared toward learning to listen to the inspiration that drives us to create. From paintings, photographs and sculpture to music and literature, to innovative thought and invention, all these endeavours begin with tuning in to the song of creativity within us. Through reflective directed meditation, creative play and fun exercises in a supportive and non-judgmental environment, you will begin to hear your own creative voice of inspiration. Intuitive artistic expression will be accompanied by Brian Mc Gibney’s music.

Sunday:

Day two will continue the process of self-expression. With creative projects that are kept in the vein of play, and that require no specific skill set, you will perhaps discover new passions or make deeper connections to existing ones. Brian will accompany the creation of a large-scale intuitive painting outdoors in the yoga studio on Sunday morning. This piece may be an abstract expression or might incorporate personal symbolism, but it will be a direct representation of the process of music combined with intuitive painting. (art supplies provided) From self-affirming games to the creation of your own personal creativity mandala.

Registration

For workshop registration and accommodation reservations please contact Renee Matheson at Robinson Place Bed and Beach. Home (250) 496-4265 Cell (250) 488-4999, Email:  info @ robinsonplace.ca   A 50% deposit is required upon reservation for  confirmation.

For more information on the Workshop please contact instructor Kindrie Grove at (250) 490-1625.

Supplies

Please bring a sketchbook and an assortment of drawing materials such as: pens, pencils, chalk pastel, crayons, oil pastel or felts, and 4 latex paint brushes from 2”- 4” in size. Newsprint pad also recommended. All other supplies will be provided.

Take an Art Trip on May long weekend

submitted by Thea Haubrich of Twin Lakes Encaustic Art

This year for the first time ever Artists’ Studios in Naramata, Summerland, Penticton and south to Vaseux Lake, will all hold special open houses on May 19 and 20 from 11 am – 5 pm.

The ART TRIP is a free self guided driving tour that will create a memorable day or two. The adventure begins with you, just circle the studios you think will be most interesting, invite a friend and go for your tour. Take a break for lunch at one of the valley’s amazing wineries or cafes and then carry on to more art studios, see as many as you like. You can start again the next day and go to a different area. Bring the kids, it’s a nice way to expose them to the arts.

The ART TRIP is a unique opportunity to see up close and personal how artists work, ask them questions and learn about the stories behind the art. You’ll see places you never knew existed and you might discover a new favorite artist. Learn how jewellery is made, see a sculptor at work, a blacksmith’s fire, or a piece of wood turned into a bowl. Watch the printing process of t-shirts, see a potter throwing clay or a photographer’s cameras and techniques. You can go into a clothing designer’s studio or see how glass is fused into beautiful objects and watch an artist make magic happen with wax, pastels or paint on canvas, paper or fabric.

“I have toured many of the studios and am very impressed with the quality and diversity of the work. We are fortunate to have a strong arts community in Summerland and the South Okanagan” said Lisa Jaager, Manager of the Summerland Chamber and Visitor Centre. “We are pleased to support the local arts and specifically our studios, there are always maps and information at the Visitor Centre as well as examples of local artists work at the Made in Summerland shop attached to the Visitor Centre”.

So, jump in your car or on your bike and take the ART TRIP. ”If you can’t take the Art Trip on the May long weekend, there are plenty of opportunities to visit the studios throughout the summer. May 19/20 is the opening of the season, and most of the studios will be welcoming visitors through until the fall. Many are open every day. Brochures and websites have all the information you’ll need to check days and times with the studios you want to visit. “

Art on the Naramata Bench:  www.naramatartstudios.com   Fourteen studios feature interesting artwork of many kinds, come and meet the artists who have chosen to live and work in the unique setting that is the Naramata Bench, including arts council member Renee Matheson at Robinson Point Studio (Robinson Bed and Beach).

Summerland and Trout Creek www.studiotour.wordpress.com    Not only is Summerland known for its rural beauty but who would have guessed you’d find more than 16 different artists studios. Come and explore the world of art in Summerland.

Lake to Lake www.tinyurl.com/lakestudio   On the Lake-to-Lake tour you will visit 8 artists’ studios in Penticton and 4 studios located between Penticton and Vaseux Lake, including arts council member Twin Lakes Encaustic Art . The self-guided route lies along the Corkscrew Drive on the east side of Skaha Lake, where big horn sheep are often seen. Enjoy the scenery, the wildlife, and expand your art collection through a personal connection with the artist.

Our Lake-to-Lake Studio Tour members are once again exhibiting work at Tangled Vines Estate Winery. I helped hang the show and the tasting room now looks like a real gallery!

TwinLakes Encaustic Art Ltd.
Thea Haubrich
128 Eastside Road
Okanagan Falls, B.C.
250 497 5163
info @ encaustic.ca
www.encaustic.ca
www.theahaubrich.com

Green thumbs with community spirit make plans for 2012

contributed by Heather Whittall

Gardeners everywhere are looking at seed catalogues and dreaming of the day when they can start planting their gardens. The fun of planning just doesn’t compare with the smell of fresh earth and the feel of soil in your hands and the sun on your back.

Workshops and presentations for gardeners of all ages will be the big focus at this year’s Annual General Meeting of the Oliver Community Garden Society. “Of course we also have raised-bed garden boxes available for rent,” says Luke Whittall, president of the Garden Society. “Not everyone has the space to build a garden. Our raised beds are easy to access and easy to work. You can have tomatoes growing in no time.”

Flowers, peppers, herbs, peas, beans, and pumpkins, have also done well in the past at the Community Garden. “Any crop suitable for raised bed gardening will work great here,” says Whittall. “Our plan this year is to provide totally automatic irrigation for the whole garden site. If you’re away for a couple weeks on vacation, you won’t have to worry about your garden getting watered.”

We have big plans for the Oliver Community Garden this year! Not only do we want to make it lusher and greener and more of the enchanted space we’ve been dreaming of over the winter, but we want to awaken the sense of community a garden can bring.

The Oliver Community Garden Society will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Monday, March 12th at 7 pm at the Quail’s Nest Arts Centre, Studio Building on Airport Street which has also been the location of the Garden since the 2011 growing season. Though it is less visible than the previous location on Main Street, Whittall does not see it as an issue. “It’s makes for a much more serene gardening experience. On Main Street, it was loud with all the traffic noise and there was no shade. At the Quail’s Nest, it’s much more quiet and we have great shaded areas.”  The society welcomes all to attend and contribute to the discussion of what you would like to see the Community Garden do this summer and over the coming years. We are already planning a number of workshops and welcome your input on their topics.

The  community garden willl be holding monthly workshops on second Saturdays of each month starting in May as well as getting the youth of the community more involved and educated in the wonders of gardening. The kickoff is a great big Plant Sale and Garden Warming Party on Saturday, May 26th at the Oliver Community Garden at the Quail’s Nest Art Centre.

Visit the Oliver Community Garden Society online at  http://olivercommunitygarden.wordpress.com

We’re on Twitter! http://twitter.com/olivergarden

Now on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Oliver-Community-Garden/207352179362353

For more information:  olivercommunitygarden @ yahoo.com

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

 

Rolling into the New Year

Over the December holidays, two new rollup doors were installed on the Studio Building at the Quail’s Nest Arts Centre.  The doors are insulated to improve heating efficiency, and have four windows each to improve natural light.  Larger window panels were considered by the Board, but concerns with overall weight and loss of insulating R-value resulted in the four smaller panes. However, Studio building users have already commented on the “exceptional natural light” now available for art classes.  Currently primed white, the doors will be painted in the spring along with all other exterior doors at the Quail’s Nest. Watch for a call for a volunteer painting party  – or submit your suggestions now for a colour!

The arts council wishes to thank the Vancouver Foundation for their aid in financing 50% of this project. Thanks are also due to past Vice President Darryl MacKenzie for making the application to the Vancouver Foundation last summer, and to Steve Staresina, Operations chair, for overseeing the project on the ground this December. Doors installed by OK Door Service.

Watch for further capital projects to be completed at the arts centre  in 2012.

Curious about renting the Studio Building or Big Blue for  art studio space, meetings, workshops, or giant garage sales? Contact us at olivercac @gmail.com to receive a perusal copy of the rental contract and rates.

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

Community Living Helps Out at the Quail’s Nest

Clients of the Southern Okanagan Association of Integrated Community Living (SOAICL) have been contracted this past summer to assist with groundskeeping at the Quail’s Nest Arts Centre. Under the direction of SOAICL staff Mike Bell, the group has kept weeds at bay with periodic weed whacking. Arts Council board member Sally Franks and treasurer  Jack Bennest have been instrumental in arranging for SOAICL’s assitance to keep the grounds neat.

The arts council Board recently approved a contract with SOAICL to pay for monthly cleaning inside the Studio Building at the Quail’s Nest. The arts council’s cleaning crew co-ordinator Marion Trimble is stepping down from her post after many years of quiet behind-the-scenes labour. With that in mind, the Board has now divvied up the cleaning duties between Quail’s Nest user groups and SOAICL. Repeat users are responsible for the lighter and more regular housekeeping duties to keep the centre neat, clean,  and tidy, while SOAICL is now contracted to do heavier duty cleaning such as washrooms and floors.

THANK YOU!! to Marion Trimble for keeping us bright and shiny all these years!

THANK YOU!! to Oliver Sagebrushers Art Club for continuing to provide cleaning crews!

THANK YOU!! to the hard working SOAICL team for taking a load off our shoulders!

Community Living Helps Out at the Quail's Nest

Clients of the Southern Okanagan Association of Integrated Community Living (SOAICL) have been contracted this past summer to assist with groundskeeping at the Quail’s Nest Arts Centre. Under the direction of SOAICL staff Mike Bell, the group has kept weeds at bay with periodic weed whacking. Arts Council board member Sally Franks and treasurer  Jack Bennest have been instrumental in arranging for SOAICL’s assitance to keep the grounds neat.

The arts council Board recently approved a contract with SOAICL to pay for monthly cleaning inside the Studio Building at the Quail’s Nest. The arts council’s cleaning crew co-ordinator Marion Trimble is stepping down from her post after many years of quiet behind-the-scenes labour. With that in mind, the Board has now divvied up the cleaning duties between Quail’s Nest user groups and SOAICL. Repeat users are responsible for the lighter and more regular housekeeping duties to keep the centre neat, clean,  and tidy, while SOAICL is now contracted to do heavier duty cleaning such as washrooms and floors.

THANK YOU!! to Marion Trimble for keeping us bright and shiny all these years!

THANK YOU!! to Oliver Sagebrushers Art Club for continuing to provide cleaning crews!

THANK YOU!! to the hard working SOAICL team for taking a load off our shoulders!

Whatcha Got Cookin'?

The Quail’s Nest Arts Centre has seen a number of improvements this summer.  This past week kitchen cupboards, countertops,  and a stove were installed in the lunchroom area of the smaller Studio Building. Here arts council Board member Brian Mapplebeck checks out the oven.  

“THANK YOU!” to:
Colleen Polychroniou who donated the materials and appliances
Trevor Eckstein who installed the kitchen
Steve Staresina who is helping with removal of old units
Sally Franks, Esther Brown, and Linda Nunweiler who cleaned and filled the cupboards

At a later date, a second-hand dishwasher (also courtesy of Colleen Polychroniou) and a new fridge will be installed. The kitchen will also get a fresh coat of paint to complement the new look.

Whatcha Got Cookin’?

The Quail’s Nest Arts Centre has seen a number of improvements this summer.  This past week kitchen cupboards, countertops,  and a stove were installed in the lunchroom area of the smaller Studio Building. Here arts council Board member Brian Mapplebeck checks out the oven.  

“THANK YOU!” to:
Colleen Polychroniou who donated the materials and appliances
Trevor Eckstein who installed the kitchen
Steve Staresina who is helping with removal of old units
Sally Franks, Esther Brown, and Linda Nunweiler who cleaned and filled the cupboards

At a later date, a second-hand dishwasher (also courtesy of Colleen Polychroniou) and a new fridge will be installed. The kitchen will also get a fresh coat of paint to complement the new look.

Sagebrushers Week at Studio

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Drop by to watch the Oliver Sagebrushers Art Club as they demonstrate some of their painting techniques at the Quail’s Nest Arts Centre this week. The Studio is open daily from now until Saturday July 16,  9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Tour the studio exhibit of their completed works, and chat to the artists!  

Photo Credit: Jack Bennest, Oliver Daily News

Art for the Animals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Art for the Animals” and lots more!

Sunday, July 24th
10 am – 7 pm
Paw Prints Gallery
148 Carr Crescent, Willowbrook.

We are opening our yard and Gallery to lots of new friends and pARTners! Join us for a fun and rewarding day! Visit our website www.ArtofJohnSalsnek.com to see a listing.

 If you’re not within barking distance, don’t hesitate to take advantage and Visit! Browse! Enjoy! Collect! online. You will still be sharing in the pArtnership and

-50% of every Limited Edition Print,
-25% of every Original Salsnek and
-20% of every Gift collectible or framed Limited Edition 

will go to support the BCSPCA and you’ll receive the tax receipt!

 We’re PAWSitive you’ll be pleased! Don’t hesitate to call or email with any inquiries!

(Mastercard & Visa gladly accepted. Sorry, debit unavailable)

Paw Prints Studio & Gallery – The Art of John Salsnek
www.ArtofJohnSalsnek.com
1.888.256.3600
GPS 49°15’45.25″N 119°35’22.79″W