My Favourite Things ~ Paige Mortensen

My favourite things in my artist toolkit are my irons. Watercolour batik is all about the wax, and to be useful the wax needs to be melted. First I have a small encaustic iron that folds down to make a small skillet for melting the wax. I then use sponges, brushes or stamps to put the melted was onto my paper. This keeps the colour and allows me to build up layers of wax and watercolour until I finish the piece. Then, I need to get the wax off. To do this I put the piece between layers of newsprint and iron so that the wax comes off onto the newsprint. This is the most exciting part of my process!
I will have an iron at our Open Studio Show & Sale on Monday, November 26th at Grace Westminster Church 505 – 10th Street East. Come see it in action between 11 am and 9 pm!
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Spotlight on ~ Margaret Bremner

 

A love of intricate detail, patterning, and the graphic quality of drawing have always been evident in my artwork. Several years ago I rediscovered pen-and-ink drawing, this time using structured patterns. I have an affinity for small objects, sparkle, and unusual effects. All this is present in my current mixed media work.

My imagery springs from what I see in the shapes and lines on my paper. Two years ago I was introduced to eco-dyeing and have found it most inspiring. I now eco-dye my own papers and then see what I can find in the marks on them. Frequent subjects are trees, leaves, houses, buildings, skies and celestial bodies.

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‘Feux d’artifice’

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‘Single Iris’

Fairy Lane Nos. 1, 8, 13

‘Fairy Lane Nos. 1, 8, 13

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“This, Too, Shall Pass’

Spotlight on ~ Valerie Munch

Painting in watercolour has inspired me to stop and enjoy all things bathed in light and casting interesting shadows. Red poppies in my garden, I have never had as many, and moments from a special trip to Nova Scotia, are among the subjects of my work  for our group show at Grace Westminster Church auditorium, April 13 to 15.  Look foreword to seeing you in the spring!

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25th Art Show and Sale – 2015

It gives us great pleasure to announce our 25th Annual Art Show and Sale! We hope to see you there to help us celebrate this special year for us.

This year’s event will take place Friday, April 17, 2015, 7 – 10 pm, Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm, and Sunday noon – 4 pm, at Grace Westminster Church Auditorium, Saskatoon.

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Art in the Garden 2014

Coming up August 16 and 17, will be Art in the Garden 2014. Karen Maguire and Kathleen Slavin, from the Artists’ Workshop, will be holding the show in Karen’s lovely garden, at 16 Cambridge Crescent in Saskatoon. The show will features paintings, sculpture, and photography by Karen, Kathleen, Sylvia Thompson, John Perret, and James Korpan.

Show times:

Saturday, Aug. 16, 10 am – 5 pm and Sunday, Aug 17, noon – 5 pm.

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Art Trek 2014 – This weekend!

Art Trek 2014

Art Trek 2014 is coming up this weekend, June 13 and 14th.

Please go to our Facebook page for photos, updates, and the map of locations (see below also for a map).

We are now on Twitter too, so you can keep up to date there too!

This is going to be THE weekend in Saskatoon for art lovers and city explorers! Take the studio tour at your own pace to discover some of Saskatoon’s finest artists, watch them at work in their spaces, talk to them about their art-making processes and experience a wide variety of demonstrations.

Date and HoursFriday, June 13, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. and Saturday, June 14, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Locations: The Studio on 20th – 236A – 20th St. W.

Stall Gallery Basement Studio C – 220 20th St. W.

MIX Artists’ Collective – 212 – 20th St. W.

330 Design Group – 330 Avenue G South

Atelier 2302 – 2302 St. Patrick Avenue

Artists’ Workshop – Grace-Westminster United Church, 505 10th St. East

Textile Arts Group (TAG) – basement of Grace-Westminster United Church

Studio 5 – Fifth floor, 331 1st Ave N (Charter House Building)

Lauriston Street Studios – 510 Lauriston St


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