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:
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Today is a shout out to some of our favorite artists in Canada and the United States:
~ Jennifer de Weber, Washington state artist
~ Laura Skoglund, Wyoming artist
~ Jim Pescott, Alberta artist
We hope you take some time to visit their websites and Facebook pages to get to know the artists and their work!
Showcasing artwork in creative venues can add to a viewer’s experience of seeing and interacting with art. Some creative and unique venues to display art include:
– artists’ open studios
– health centres
Showcasing artwork is not limited to gallery walls or windows. Instead, treat viewers to an art experience they will not forget by choosing a creative and unique venue to display your art.
With the advent of technology such as computers, laptops, cameras, videos, and more, taking courses and learning online is one of the best options for learning. Online courses, whether it be through Blackboard or PowerPoint or some other platform, offer flexibility and the ability to complete course work when it is convenient for you.
Don’t forget to take a look at Sunny Bay Arts’ online PowerPoint courses by clicking here: www.sunnybayarts.ca/online_courses!
Please enjoy watching this video from Yorkville University:
What are your thoughts on online learning? Is it something you would try or have tried before and liked it?
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
There is lots going on at Sunny Bay Arts this week!
Wednesday, January 8th is Homeschool Art Session day!
Saturday, January 11th is Watercolour Workshop day!
Also up on our website is information on Penmanship Lessons. The lessons are great for ages 7 and up and all lessons are one-on-one for 1 hour. Pick up your pen and sign-up today to learn handwriting and penmanship techniques! For available days and times, please contact us.
Starting on November 13 and going to March 12, Sunny Bay Arts will be offering art sessions for homeschoolers on the 2nd Wednesday of every month. Each month will offer a new art technique or medium for homeschoolers to try. Visit our ‘Workshops’ page for more information!