I hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend full of family and friends! I had a wonderful weekend with family, and I some how I managed to get into the garden and start my seeds. I am looking forward to spring and a new season of growth.
I am writing to let you all know that this weekend April 10, 11, &12 will be my Final Show & Sale with Studio 113 at the Rotary Centre for the Arts. I am both excited to begin my new adventure in life as a mother, but I am also very sad to leave such a wonderful space and good friends. As some of you may already know this is the final hurrah to the March Madness Sale. All artworks in the studio will be 50% off the labeled price, that includes framed artworks & paintings. I will also have all of my hand bound books marked at $5 off the labeled price. So this is a great time to invest in an original Ganson art work.
Both of my Studio Mates will also be showing their art works and selling them a great prices as well.
Studio 113 in the Rotary Centre for the Arts
421 Cawston Ave, Kelowna, BC
Dates: April 10, 11, 12
Times: 10-4pm each day
We are all looking forward to seeing you during our event and hope that you will see something you just can’t live with out.
Lake Country ArtWalk, the largest of its kind in the BC interior, showcases original works of art and live performances created by visual and performing artists living in the Okanagan Valley. More than 300 artists of all media are exhibiting over 3000 original works of art. Artist Angela Bonten, Sarah Parsons, and Trina Ganson from Studio 113 will be there this year. If your around stop in and say hello, we’d love to hear what you think.
Saturday & Sunday, September 6 & 7, 10am-5pm
Lake Country Community Complex
10241 Bottomwood Lake Rd, Lake Country, BC – View Map Parking Info
Price: Only a Toonie ($2)
Proceeds from ArtWalk go to supporting the arts in our community.
Artwalk is truly a community event with many volunteers working hard to make this festival happen, and with community groups contributing in numerous ways.
Hope to see you there!
Wow what happened! It has been a long while since I did a post, trust me I haven’t forgot about you. Life has just been busy the past while. I can tell you that I have been working on two new bodies of work… and well I am going to hold on to that secret for a bit longer. But I can tell you it will be worth the wait.
My last post was about the Sketch Book Project, and I can tell you that it is now on it’s way to Europe! I’m very excited to get feed back on my book. So we will wait and see what comes of it, but for now it can be viewed on the Sketch Book Project web site.
On another note, Studio 113 was once full of four artists but now it’s just two Angela Bonten and myself. It was a bit of an adjustment to go from four to two, but I think that it was a great choice. Between the two of us we have way to much stuff and have filled the space up already, and it doesn’t help that we both have been working on a much larger scale. (that’s right I did say ‘Larger’) If your interested in the studio happenings you can always checkout our studio blog at Studio113.wordpress.com We really are doing our best to stay on track, and will keep you informed of what we are doing, what we are learning and all the trials and errors that come with that.
Ang and my self have a show for the month of May called ‘More Than Just the Surface’ This will be our first official show with an official opening since the summer. I am very excited about it, and will post pictures as soon as it has been hung. This show will also be in conjunction with a Wine, Art and Music Festival in Kelowna called WAM. Opening night will be May 12, 2012 for both events.
So until then I will leave you, and I will post again.
Some of you may know that we (Studio 113) did a show and sale not to long ago called “Sketched Out”. It was alot of fun and because of that my studio mates and I thought we would do it one more time before the year is out. Sketched Out II December 10th 9-3pm
There are a lot of changes happening at Studio 113, and we each have a goal or two of our own during 2012.
One of our members has already left to take up residence in Mexico! Lucky lady! Lucky Mexico Laurie Copeman is an amazing painter. We bid her fair well and sent her on to new adventures with best wishes. We will miss you!
Julia Trops is also leaving Studio 113 at the end of December. Julia has an opportunity to do an artist residency in Italy some where. We wish her the best of luck and are really excited to see the new works that pour out of her during and after her adventures. She too will be missed… but truth be told she will be closer to us, and coffee dates can be arranged. lol
Ang and myself will be staying in the Studio, continuing our classes and own art practices. I can not speak for her but I can tell you I am going to be using this year to get a few bodies of work off the ground in order to get a show or two. A touch of drawing, a bit of painting, and a lot of print.
My main goal this year is to sell enough art to fund my own printing press. I am in the market for an etching press and with the hopes that it will be big enough to print a 16×20 inch work with a large white boarder. How will I reach this goal..?.. well, all art works from now until I met my goal of $3500 will be tucked away until a purchase of a press can be made.
Oh! How can you Help? This is a great Question! Come by the Studio 113 and make a purchase, or give a donation… (purchase is better) and help out. Every little bit will be a great help in the end goal.
One print at a time!
WORK SPACE- STUDIO 113
This month the the Galeria, the showcases and the main Atrium of the Rotary Center for the Arts will be filled with work from the artists of STUDIO 113. JULIA TROPS, TRINA GANSON, ANGELA BONTEN, and LAURI COPEMAN explore their artistic expression independent of each other — each pursuing different mediums, different vision.
JULIA TROPS – Julia is a master of the art of freestyle impressionism. Her enthusiasm for color and form has spread from paint to sculpture and back again – from figures to flowers — from technicolor to black and white.
LAURI COPEMAN – ‘I endeavor to paint my dreams – my whole journey right now is in the study of old master’s styles so that I can communicate these visions more clearly.’
ANGELA BONTEN – ‘As an artist I am exploring my environment through the marks I make; whether it is a conceptual work such as my recent exhibition “Evolutionary Fugue” (www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xb0JvHOGmFo ) or just taking time to relax and paint in nature. I make art… just because I do!’
TRINA GANSON – Trina’s realm is printmaking and paintwork. Her marvelous Critters and Creatures remind us that even the things we ignore have presence and — even romance.
I personally have very large works in this show, and it would be nice to here your thoughts… good or bad feed back is always welcome.
WORK SPACE is a celebration of diversity and cooperative intent.