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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!

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.

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!

Take Small Steps to Reach Art Goals

Take steps each week and month to reach your personal and professional art goals in 2017! Below are some suggestions to help you get started on the right path:

1) Send out those e-mails and make those calls to prospective clients to let them know about your artwork
2) Schedule art shows and exhibitions for your artwork, photography or sculpture
3) Collaborate and work together with other artists to reach a larger audience or complete a project you have always wanted to do

Use the above ideas as starting points for assisting you in sharing your art in 2017 with your audience!

Photos from our Fall Open Art Studio on October 22, 2016

We would like to thank everyone who came to Sunny Bay Arts’ Fall Open Art Studio on October 22, 2016! We appreciate it that you took the time to come and view our artwork, greeting cards, and photos. It was a great afternoon of art, snacks, tea, and conversation. Please enjoy the photos below taken at our Fall Open Art Studio:

Our artwork on display during our Fall Open Art Studio on October 22.

Our artwork on display during our Fall Open Art Studio on October 22.

Greeting cards and artwork ready for visitors to view at our Fall Open Art Studio on October 22.

Greeting cards and artwork ready for visitors to view at our Fall Open Art Studio on October 22.

Photos from Sunny Bay Arts’ Art Show Fundraiser on October 18, 2014!

Sunny Bay Arts would like to say thank you to the hockey players from the Mount Royal Cougars hockey team who came to our Art Show Fundraiser in benefit of Calgary Flames Foundation for Life on October 18, 2014! Thank you also to everyone who stopped by at our table! Your support was very much appreciated!

Sunny Bay Arts' Art Show Fundraiser

Hockey players from Mount Royal University’s Cougars hockey team and Barbori (centre) at Sunny Bay Arts’ Art Show Fundraiser on October 18, 2014.

Another photo from the art show fundraiser – Barboria Bjarne and I (Barbori) at the Art Show Fundraiser on October 18, 2014, in support of the Calgary Flames Foundation for Life!

Sunny Bay Arts' Art Show Fundraiser.

Barboria (L) and Barbori (R) at Sunny Bay Arts’ Art Show Fundraiser on October 18, 2014.

Q & A with Julia Reimer from Firebrand Glass Studio!

We are pleased to share this Q & A with an Alberta artist! Julia lives Black Diamond and works at Firebrand Glass Studio ( www.firebrandglass.ca). Enjoy the Q & A:

Q: Do you have anyfavourite ways of finding inspiration before starting new glass work?
A: Going for a hike in the Sheep River Area – near Sandy McNabb. I keep my eyes open to the inspiration around me – this time in nature grounds me and inspires me.

Q: Does your style change as you grow as an artist?
A: I think yes, as you become engaged in other ideas your style can change. I think within this there are themes that persist.

Q: What makes Black Diamond and Alberta great places to be an artist?
A: Black Diamond is a fabulous place to be an artist especially if you love nature and are inspired by it. The town is 15 minutes away from a provincial park, so there are so many opportunities to hike, photograph, sketch and just have some quiet contemplative recharging moments near by. Also, most of the houses in Black Diamond have large lots, so there is plenty of room for studio spaces, storing of supplies and the cost of living here is reasonable; we would not have been able to have the studio spaces we have here in Calgary. The other thing that makes this an artist community, is that there are other artists and arts focused businesses here. There is a relaxed energy here, where people are able to try things and be creative. I think the town could do more to promote the amazing arts scene we have here but in the meantime there are some incredible places and things going on – all just 45 minutes and a beautiful drive away from Calgary.

Q: Do you have any upcoming projects or shows you would like to share?
A: We are having an exhibition with some other artists who work out of our studio at the Leighton Centre. The opening is on September 27 from 1-3 and from 10-5pm there will be demonstrations of artists making their work here at the studio. I hope you can make it out that day!

Alberta Culture Days - Demonstration Information.

Alberta Culture Days – Demonstration Information.

Alberta Culture Days - Demonstration Information.

Alberta Culture Days – Demonstration Information.

Art in the Heart of the Foothills Country

Planning a drive through the Foothills countryside? Would you like to include some art stops along the way? There are many artists and marketplaces to stop by at in the country in Millarville, Turner Valley, and Black Diamond. The next time you take a drive in the country, visit these artisans and marketplaces:

– Millarville Farmer’s Market ( www.millarvilleracetrack.com/farmers-market), held every Saturday from June 3 to October 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

– Marryanne’s Eden ( www.maryanneseden.com), an art gallery located in Black Diamond.

– Bluerock Gallery ( www.bluerockgallery.ca), a store and art gallery in Black Diamond.

– Firebrand Glass Studio ( www.firebrandglass.ca) in Black Diamond.

– Boot Hill Gallery & Gift Shop ( www.berniebrown.com/boothill_gallery)in Okotoks.

– Beneath the Arch ( www.beneaththearch.ca) in Turner Valley

– Diamond Willow Artisan Retreat ( www.diamondwillowartisanretreat.com) near Turner Valley.

The above list features many different artists, musicians, shops, galleries, and marketplaces to visit and see the various art creations of many artists. Make your next country drive an “Art in the Heart of the Foothills Country” experience!

Calgary Flames Foundation – Art Show Fundraiser on October 18, 2014!

We are excited to announce that Sunny Bay Arts is organizing an art fundraiser for October! The information is below and we would appreciate your help in spreading the word about this fundraiser.

COP EightyEight (88) Lounge: October 18, 2014
88 Canada Olympic Road SW in Calgary, AB
Show your support for the Calgary Flames Foundation! Sunny Bay Arts is pleased to be organizing this event. This art show is a fundraiser for the Flames Foundation and will include paintings, sculptures, art games (brush up on your art history!), an auction, and more! Artworks by Barboria Bjarne, Barbori G. Streibl, Kalen Wolfe ( www.steelwolfe.com), and other artists.

50% of proceeds from the art show fundraiser will go to the Calgary Flames Foundation!