Happy 150th Birthday, Canada!

Our Artwork at Calgary’s Evergreen Theatre

Go and see our artwork in-person! Barboria and I each have 3 of our artworks on exhibition at Evergreen Theatre’s Canopy Gallery in Calgary. It is located at 1709 8 Avenue NE. Go and take a look and bring family and friends along, too, to see the artwork and the nice theatre space!

We have a variety of media including acrylic, oil, watercolor, and colored pencil on display at the venue as well as fun subjects such as landscapes (including the Glenmore Reservoir!), a portrait, and calligraphy!

Barbori Participated in the Miss Calgary 2017 Pageant on May 14!

Barbori was happy to be a contestant in the Miss Calgary 2017 pageant on Sunday, May 14! She had fun meeting and getting to know the other contestants and participating in the pageant.

Thank you to Patti Falconer of Patti Falconer Agencies and Connie Harvey for hosting the pageant and thank you to all of the judges for their time as well as to Delmar College for the beautiful makeup and hair styling!

And thank you to Barboria Bjarne for taking the photos!

Enjoy these photos of Barbori at the pageant!

Barbori’s Business Casual outfit at the Miss Calgary 2017 Pageant. May 14, 2017.

Barbori modeling her Evening Gown during the Miss Calgary 2017 Pageant. May 14, 2017.

All of the lovely Miss Calgary 2017 contestants in their Evening Gowns (Barbori is in the red dress)! May 14, 2017.

After the crowning of the winners of the Miss Calgary 2017 and Mrs. Calgary 2017 Pageant (Barbori in red dress). May 14, 2017.

Art World Adventures! Summer 2017 Camps for Kids

Let your pre-teen experience the wonderful world of art this summer! Campers will be guided through exercises to grow their art skills and use creativity in projects using a variety of art media and subject matter.

Weeks Available:
– July 10 to 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
– July 24 to 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
– August 14 to 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
– August 28 to September 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Ages: 9 to 12
Cost: $395 per student/per camp
Location: SW Calgary in Signal Hill (Address provided upon registration)

Maximum 8 campers in each camp.

Please pay by e-transfer or cheque and e-mail completed registration form to complete registration.

Items to bring to the camp:
– Water bottle
– Snack
– Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
– Sketchbook and pen/pencil

Found! A University/College for Your Artwork!

Do you ever find yourself wondering what to do with your artwork? One idea to find a new home for your artwork is to ask your alma mater whether they would like a painting or other artwork of yours. It is a great way to give back to your university or college and a fabulous way to inspire future generations of students and artists!

Barbori Garnet’s alma mater, Southern New Hampshire University. Photo taken from http://www.tfmoran.com/project/southern-new-hampshire-university-new-quad/.

Barboria Bjarne’s alma mater, University of Windsor. Photo taken from http://windsorstar.com/news/university-of-windsor-fares-poorly-in-national-survey-rankings.

Photos from Spring Open Art Studio!

We had lovely weather on the day of our Spring Open Art Studio and thank you to everyone who came! We will be holding another Open Art Studio in Fall 2017. Here are a couple of photos from our Spring Open Art Studio from Saturday, March 25, 2017:

Barboria Bjarne and some of her artwork at the Spring Open Art Studio on March 25.

Barbori Garnet with one of her artworks at the Spring Open Art Studio on March 25.

The Artists with their Portrait Artwork at CSPACE

Here we are with our portrait artwork at the People’s Portrait Prize exhibition at cSPACE! The exhibition is up until 7 p.m. on March 25 so make sure to go and see it soon!

Barboria Bjarne and ‘The Maren Girl’ pencil drawing.

Barbori Garnet and her sculpture, ‘The Painted Lady’.

Barboria Bjarne with her drawing of ‘The Peasant Girl’.

Barbori Garnet’s painting of ‘Rosie’s Portrait’.

Barbori Garnet beside her portrait painting (top painting), ‘After Work’.

View our Artwork at People’s Portrait Prize!

Barbori and Barboria’s portrait paintings, drawings and a sculpture are part of the exhibition at People’s Portrait Prize. Make sure to stop by 1721 29 Avenue SW by March 25 by 7 p.m. to view the wonderful artwork!

Read the CBC article about the People’s Portrait Prize here: Calgary artists compete for People’s Portrait Prize at arts centre in former Marda Loop school.

March 25 is Our Spring Open Art Studio!

It is time for our Spring Open Art Studio and to welcome the spring season:

Date: Saturday, March 25, 2017
Time: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Place: Sunny Bay Arts’ studio (sign-up for our e-newsletter on our homepage at http://sunnybayarts.ca/ and you will receive an e-mail with the Studio address!)

Come to our Spring Open Art Studio for some fabulous Spring- and nature-inspired artwork and photography! Enjoy some light refreshments and beautiful artwork!

Barboria’s New Portrait, ‘The Maren Girl’

Barboria Bjarne is pleased to share her newest portrait in pencil, ‘The Maren Girl’.

Barboria Bjarne – The Maren Girl. Pencil. 12″ x 16″.