Here we are, summer definitely coming to an end, and autumn upon us on the prairies.
Various members of the Workshop are participating in art shows in Saskatoon and Humboldt. This is a good excuse to make a gallery day and see all the art happenings as we get underway for our ‘new year’.
Kathleen Slavin has a show on at the University Club at the University of Saskatchewan. The show, ‘Being Outside‘ is on from September 2 until the end of December.
Jean Dudley, a new member of the Workshop is part of a group show of the Saskatoon Plein Air Club which has an ongoing show this month at Hues (1818 Lorne Ave). This show is on from September 1 – 31, with the reception Sept. 10 from 2 – 4 pm.
The Humboldt and District Gallery (601 Main St, Humboldt) is having its first Members Show and Sale in conjunction with an OSAC show ‘A Sense of Place’. Val Miles, Paige Mortensen,Kathleen Slavin, and Lorraine Khachatourians are participating in this show, which is on from September 1 to October 23.
On Monday October 24, we will be having a workshop on making Artists’ Trading Cards.
Spend a day with the Artists’ Workshop learning about and making your own Artists’ Trading Cards—miniature works of art the size of standard playing cards. At the end of the day everyone who wishes to will have the chance to trade cards, so you can go home with a variety of cards by your fellow artists.
The workshop will be led by Kathryn Green, who regularly goes on card-making binges and has hundreds of cards to show for it. Her focus will be on collage, but you will have time to work on cards using other media if you prefer.
We will supply: lots of collage materials and the base cards.
You need to bring: a pair of scissors and a glue stick and/or acrylic medium or gel to adhere the collage materials; plus any additional media you’d like to use (e.g., pencil crayons, watercolour or acrylic paint, oil pastels, markers) and your own collage material, if you wish. Also, bring a plastic cloth to cover your table.
Date: Monday October 24, 2016
Time: 10 am to 4 pm, with a break for lunch (bring your own, or you can buy lunch on Broadway).
Location: Grace Westminster Church Auditorium, 505 10th St East.
Fee: $40 (cash or cheque please)
For more information, contact Kathryn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 306-343-7363.
August brings the return of Art in the Garden, this year in Kathleen Slavin’s own garden. She will be showing her current work along with several other artists. A beautiful setting for a variety of creative works.
Paige Mortensen, a member of our group, portrays the rich textures of Saskatchewan through a process called watercolour batik. The images are built up using several layers of wax and watercolour. Once completed the wax is ironed off revealing the finished piece.
Handmade House is featuring her work in their Guest Artist space for the months of August and September 2016. Handmade House is at 710 Broadway Avenue in Saskatoon and they are open Monday – Saturday 10 am to 5:30 pm.
Pieces ready for Handmade House show 2016
Pieces for Handmade House 2016 on Fireplace Gallery
After the flurry of our spring show, and then everyone heading out into their gardens, summer brings a slower pace for most of us. Still, we look forward to what is coming up.
We have been interviewing some potential new members for the group for when we begin this fall, and have one person confirmed, Jean Dudley a long time member of the Saskatoon art scene. Welcome Jean!
We also wanted to let our followers know that again, this November, we will be having a ‘Small Works Show’ at the Prairie Star Gallery on 8th Street, like we did last year. We enjoyed doing this show and this different small gallery, so thought we would do it again this year. So you can mark your calendars for November 18 – 20. We’ll put up more details later both here and our Facebook page.
Also, this fall, we are going to hold a one day workshop on ‘Artists’ Trading Cards’, with Kathryn Green taking over instruction. It will be held on Monday October 24th at our regular studio space, Grace Westminster Auditorium. We will soon put up details again here and on our Facebook page.
So we hope you are having a great summer so far, and keep checking in for news of upcoming happenings. Cheers!
It’s about 4 weeks to our show now. Drawing, painting, collage, paper, canvas, paint, ink, media, varnish, framing, wires for hanging the works – it is a busy time for us all as we get ready to show what we have been working on for the past year.
This year, we also have decided to have a special part of the show based on the theme ‘Elsewhere’. Each member of the group will interpret this idea her own way and we will put each work up in a separate display within the show. We hope you enjoy it! See you soon.
Also, keep up to date on our Facebook page, where we put up photos and information regularly.
One of our members, Paige Mortensen was honoured to learn that the Mann Art Gallery
in Prince Albert, SK has purchased her piece (‘Welcome’) for their permanent collection! Congratulations Paige!
You can read more about it on her blog: