Monday, 19 January 2015

Two upcoming shows

Come Sit with Me, Patrick Caulfield

Delighted to learn that my work has been juried into a show at the Montreal gallery, Beaux-Arts des Amériques, 3944 rue St.-Denis.

Forty artists, forty works in a variety of media, all in a 16 x 16 format on the theme Still Life: Re-visited.

January 29 - March 14, 2015, with a vernissage on February 7, noon to 5 p.m.

I was lucky enough to see the Patrick Caulfield show at Tate Britain in 2013. His work is mostly still life and interiors, distinguished by a strong black line and bold, solid colours. Hence the title of this piece.

Open Door, Riga #2
based on a photo by Lauma Cenne

AND three of my Cityscapes have been accepted into the Annual Juried Show hosted by the TAG Gallery, 168 Pitt Street, Cornwall, ON.

Forty-four artists, 88 works in various media.

January 31 - March 6, 2015, with an official opening at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 31. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three entries and visitors are encouraged to vote for Viewers Choice, to be announced at the end of the show.

It's satisfying to see work in fibre being accepted into general art shows. In fact, I think some jurors are happy to have something a little different amidst all the oils and acrylics.

Saturday, 3 January 2015

A cautionary tale

Godward, The Mirror, 1899

Yes, I have completed my Sand challenge, due at the end of February.

A reminder: Sand is a very light colour, and it can function as a sheer when it is placed over darker cloth. So, for those of you more fastidious than I, you might want to "face" that paler cotton if it overlaps a dark shape, whether you use fusible appliqué or stitched appliqué.

And no, that's not me. In January, Canadians wear flannel to bed.