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April Show & Studio Sale

Hello All!

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.

http://angelabonten.com/

http://www.sarahparsonsart.com/about-sarah.html

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.

Trina

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Made in Canada & A Cultural Crawl!

I know that this is coming down the pipe quick. I have been busy getting ready for two very wonderful events happening this weekend and all across Canada! The first one is the Cultural Crawl, or other wise know as Canadian Cultural Days. Here in the sunny Okanagan Kelowna will be part taking in this event and the West Side alone will have over 80 Artists setting up shop and opening studios there. So Check out your local paper for a Cultural guide as this is an whole country events! Friday, September 26, Saturday September 27, and Sunday, September 28, 2014.

Then there is the Esty Made in Canada Show! This is also an across Canada show but will only be found in select cities, but the product will not disappoint. Below are a few links to find out more about this event and to see if one is in your neighborhood. The one I will be attending will be in Kelowna held at the Sandhill Winery located at 1125 Richter St, Kelowna, BC. on Saturday September 27th, 2014, from 10-5pm. This are all FREE events to attend so get out there and see what`s in your community!

I hope you get inspired!

Trina

Links to Connect you!

http://culturedays.ca/en

https://www.etsy.com/ca/madeincanada

http://culturedays.ca/en/2014-activities/view/54027e71-25f4-4847-9225-30ad4c4a89be

https://www.facebook.com/events/250032135201733/


It’s That Time of Year Again!

ArtWalk 2014!

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.

When:

Saturday & Sunday, September 6 & 7, 10am-5pm

Where: 

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!

Trina


Days 20-26

It’s been a few days, and although I have not been post images any where, I have been finding creative moments. My one a days have been consumed with preparation for a print a thong I am hoping to have this Friday. I have been carving lino blocks that I hope to print in layers, as well as tearing down paper for said project etc. My side project has been needing my attention, as I am in the silkscreen phase of that project. But in the middle of it all I have also been spending some time with my knitting, yes I am learning to knit. The last few days I have been knitting and un-knitting a scarp, and trying to fix pair of miss shaped leg warmers that I made earlier this month.

So here goes the pics..

Day 20+Day 21 +2014-01-07 21.25.31Hopefully I will write sooner. Until Next Time, Have Happy Creative Moments! Trina

 

On a side note here is a call to artists that you may or may not be interested in.

Call for Artists

 

The North Vancouver Community Arts Council is seeking artists working in 2D and 3D for a themed exhibition called “Recycle Art” (TBA).  

April 11 – May 10, 2014

CityScape Community Art Space

 

This exhibition will celebrate the creation of art made by recycling materials.  We are looking for artists who have found inspiration from industrial, consumer, found or everyday materials that are no longer desired, needed or can fulfill its original purpose.  We encourage innovative and creative “recycle art” varied in subject and style made from diverse and alternative mediums. 

Submission must include: 

 

·      Up to 6 printed photographs or digital images on disk or USB of completed available artwork,
labeled with title, size and medium.

·                      A list of work including thumbnail images of work, title, size, medium and price.

·      75%  of each artwork must be made from recycled materials (materials re-purposed from its       original use or intention)

·           A CV, bio and brief artist statement that describes your artist process
and/or methodology.

·           A jury fee of $10 for members and $15 for non-members.

·           Include your name, mailing address, phone number, website and email address.

·           A SASE if you would like your submission returned by post.

 

Deadline for submission:  Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 4pm

You do NOT have to be a resident of North Vancouver or a member of the Arts Council
to submit or exhibit for this exhibition. Emailed submissions will not be accepted.

 

Contact: Jo Dunlop

CityScape Community Art Space

North Vancouver Community Arts Council
335 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver, BC   V7M 2G3

604.988.6844 exhibitions@nvartscouncil.ca   www.nvartscouncil.ca

 

 

 

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North Vancouver Community Arts Council presents:

4th Annual North Shore Art Crawl

Saturday & Sunday, April 26 & 27, 2014
11:00am-5:00pm

The North Shore Art Crawl is a free community arts festival that celebrates the creative energy of our local artists and enables cultural vitality. Thanks to the hard work of Norman Vipond and Sandrine Pelissier, the NS Art Crawl has become a key event in the cultural calendar of the North Shore.  The NVCAC is taking NS Art Crawl logoon the organization of the event for the first time in 2014, building on the strong foundation created by Norman and Sandrine.

Registration is a two-step process this year (2 easy steps!):

Step 1:  Register Online

Step 2:  Upload Artist Images – these will be used to create online profiles for each registered artist participant.  (You can upload up to 3 images, maximum 1MB each.)

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS – Saturday, March 8, 2014

All registered artists will be listed in the North Shore Art Crawl brochure by location. 15,000 brochures will be widely distributed throughout the Lower Mainland to market the event, in addition to colour posters, newspaper ads, press releases and social media campaigns. Each participant will be recognized on the North Shore Art Crawl website with artist profiles, gallery images, a link to their website and on a map. Lawn signs are also  available for $10 each, on the registration form.

Questions or Info email: Megan events@nvartscouncil.ca

 


One Beer, Two Beer, Three Beer Down

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An amazing evening, with even more amazing artists! Everyone warmed my heart, it was and is such an honor to be apart of this event, not to mention being apart of Opus Kelowna.  I had a blast, maybe one beer to many, but I encourage you to stop by the art gallery and check the show out or look it up on line and see the amazing online catalog that has been created. You will not be disappointed.

Even amidst the beer, and people, and late night I still worked out a one a day…. I’m not sure how.. but here it is.

Day 17 – a simple pink watercolour sphere embraced by a mystery critter.

day 17

Day 18 – I must admit the residue of beer seems to linger a lot longer as I get older. Next time around I will have to make a note to stop at one.  After a lot of water, rest, and more water, I found a some creative moments. It seems that me and my watercolours go hand in hand for these one a day challenges, and I am starting to enjoy the small scale, at last. However that being said, it could all change by tomorrows one a day. Today I decided to create a work that reflected the mild January weather we’ve been having here, a couple of spring blooms.

 

Day 18

These flowers may also represent my urge for youthfulness, the spring chicken… an age when the mild hangover three beer gave would have been gone first thing in the day.

Until next time,

Trina


One A Day Challenge – Day 16

 

Day 16 – Still feeling tired and warren out by this thing called a cold. I did manage to get to work and stay there all day, but I’m not going to lie I was burnt out by the end of it. After dinner I took up what seems to be my regular spot on the couch and let myself indulge in a few moments of creativity. Here is my delicate Squid/Gelli Critter in a Bubble. Did I mention I think I’m falling in love with the sphere?..  Day 16

On a different note, there is a gallery opening at the Kelowna Art Gallery Friday January 17th, from 7-9pm. I am in this show with 27 other amazing artists. If you are not able to make it between now, January 16th and March 2, 201. For more information view the Gallery website:  http://kelownaartgallery.com/exhibitions/the-front-project-space/day-job/ Soon there will be an online catalog of the show, but the images are not up yet but will be soon. I will send a reminder and link out as soon as they are but until then you may want to check out the gallery for other details.

If I do not post tomorrow night.. I hope you’ll understand.

Trina


Summer Fell Away

What a season, I have to admit the summer went by so fast. I wish I had a ton of stories about intense adventures. Nor was there an epic amount of camping, as I stuck close to home to tend a larger garden, and spend time with my family and friends. Which also meant no second road trip to the Great Northern for fishing. But I did manage to fit in one big adventure to Ottawa, where I got to see the Star Wars Show. Super cool concept to create your own Jedi, if it is in your area, and if your a fan… or not.. you should check it out. It will be worth it! So since I was in Ottawa why not take a drive and head over to up State New York for a few days, to do few hikes in the Adirondack Mountains near Lake Placid. I had never been, so why not right?!?  We found our selves on what was said to be an easier hike. Only about 4.5 miles to the top, no problem… lol  Well when we got there it turns out the hike began to look like a dry river bed, then is started to get steeper. Yep that is right, we were hiking (climbing) up a dry water fall! After a major sweat and  aching soar muscles we made it to the top. What an Amazing place, the views are breath taking. I can see why the Olympics were held there. This whole area, drive included, is such a lovely space to recharge your creative juices.CIMG9147

This picture above is of another mountain, White Face, if I remember correctly, it was the one that had an elevator in it. lol Turns out it there is a weather station at the top. I could go on and on, but I will just leave it at that. This area is one of those ‘must see for yourself’. I think that’s what most places are like, and the best parts about adventures are the stories that are shared.

Some how no matter how much I planned to do some local BC camping, the summer just slipped away into cool nights, and the garden is starting to change with it. The canning season is at my door step,  and I am beginning to feel like I am already awaiting fall.

However, I know there is still a bit of summer time to be had, so in the mean time perhaps you’ll want to join me and a few others this September 7 & 8.  You will find me with Studio 113 in the Memorial Hall at the Annual Okanagan Lake Country Art Walk. This event is jam packed full of amazing local talent. If you live in the area and have two bucks, take a day, or two and check this event out!  I promise this will be great adventure to bring in the fall, and it will be full of surprises around every corner.

For more information please visit:  http://www.artwalk.ca/ or Facebook them at Lake Country Art Walk

Until Next Time! May you have many stories to share this fall.


Finding Bravery!

Hello,

I thought it was time I got caught up. Where to start…. You might remember the posts I send out about up coming art shows that you could maybe challenge yourself with and enter? Well I did exactly that, I send works out into the big world and hoped for the best. Now I was not accepting into every one of the shows I applied for, but with effort and a new sense of what it means to be brave I did get into Two!

Yes it is true this Thursday April 4th 7-9pm You can see two of my very new and hot off the press monotypes on display in what I think to be amazing frames, that I put together myself! I think they look good and the owner of Sopa Art Gallery did too! The two images can be found in Sopa’s annual U8 show. This show will have over 40 artists and 400 works of art all for under $800. To learn more about this amazing art gallery, or how to get involved for next year check out their web page.

http://www.sopafinearts.com/

For those of you whom can not make it to the show for various reasons here they are:

Monotype V

Monotype I

 

 

 

 

 

 

The second show…… Yep you got it the Okanagan Erotic Art Show. Just wild, you never know what the jury is going to pick and well they pick me to be one of the artists to show in this years event. The links for this show, and information about the event which happens this summer are in the “Unspoken Secrets” Blog.  I was really surprised I had created a few over the top girly images that were quit abstract and thought at the last day… I just gotta go for it!

Here they are!Pear

Tganson Out side of my monotype madness, I have actually been finding time to work on my painting skills. I must confess I did take a class, and at first it was a bit nerve racking, but I found it so very helpful. The painting below was created with the same techniques we did our class, well almost, I did this one in full colour. I challenged my colour mixing abilities, and I think I did a’ok. I choose to re due the same type of painting to reinforce what I had learned in the class. Not only did I learn something new, I retained most of what I was taught… now I have to apply those same concepts to create my critters.

So this is what I have been up to all winter. I hope to have a few new paints done very soon, and also plan on posting more often.

Be Brave! and you will always learn something.

Trina

Perhaps you to will consider taking a class, that is if you were having as much trouble as I was, other wise keep on painting on!

Oil painting in stages:

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Time goes by

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.

Trina


Artwalk Resonates

Although I was not at Artwalk this Sunday, my mind was still digesting all the wonderful works that I saw as well as all the information that was presented to me. This is a two day event and I was only there for one of the days and all I can say is WOW.  The experience that I got in just one day was worth every moment of prep. Just a ton of wonderful encouraging words of kindness and inspiration from everyone that stopped by to have a look at what I was creating. I am still overwhelmed by all the amazingly talented artist that surrounded me. This was truly an amazing event.

Day two: Today my Mother was so kind to step into my shoes and represent me at Artwalk, as I had to work. All day she was called ‘Trina’ and I think that after a while it became a bit of a fun joke for her and a few of the surrounding artists. It was nice to have her there because I got a ton of feed back and she talked with me about  her perception of the show. Not to mention how awesome is it to have your mom represent you! I also think that because I was not around folks felt a little more chatty and shared some of their personal thoughts about my work. So I was very thankful for that form of feed back as well. My mom was so amazed at how welcoming everyone was and how interactive the viewers were. She had one of the most wonderful times, and I am sure she has been inspired to pick up her brush once again.

Both of us had one day of non stop inspiration and both of us are totally exhausted.

I want to thank everyone who took some time out of there day to come by Artwalk. It was not only wonderful to see you but even more wonderful to share with you what it is that we do.  A big Thank you to all.