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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!

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″.

Make 2017 Your Year of Art and Creativity

Set yourself a goal of making 2017 your most art-filled and creative year yet! Try a painting or drawing class; take music lessons; or go to the theatre for a play or concert. Whatever it is that you may like to try to grow your creative skills and abilities, take a step forward and give it a try.

We at Sunny Bay Arts look forward to helping you reach your creative and art goals in 2017! Make sure to check back regularly for upcoming exhibitions, new artwork, and art classes.

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.

Our Favorite Artists!

Today is a shout out to some of our favorite artists in Canada and the United States:

~ Andrea Slack, Alberta artist
Website: www.andreaslack.com/Facebook: www.facebook.com/AndreaFineArt

~ Keya Majmundar, Texas artist
Website: www.pixels.com/profiles/keya-majmundar.html/Facebook: www.facebook.com/keyasart

~ Jennifer de Weber, Washington state artist
Website: www.jenniferdeweber.com

~ Laura Skoglund, Wyoming artist
Website: www.fineartamerica.com/profiles/laura-skoglund.html?tab=artwork

~ Jim Pescott, Alberta artist
Website: www.jimpescott.com

We hope you take some time to visit their websites and Facebook pages to get to know the artists and their work!

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.

Book Fair & Gala Photos!

It was a wonderful Saturday, October 4, for Barboria as she was at the Parkdale Book Fair during the day and at Indigo Signal Hill’s October Gala in the evening! Barboria’s ‘Quanny and Danny’ was available for sale directly from the author as well as pre-ordering her soon-to-be-pubished second book, ‘Grayson and the Crumbly, Grumbly, Rumbly Cookie’.

Below are a few photos from the two events:

Barboria at the Parkdale Book Fair on October 4, 2014.

Barboria at the Parkdale Book Fair on October 4, 2014.

Left to Right: Barboria and Barbori at the Parkdale Book Fair on October 4, 2014.

Left to Right: Barboria and Barbori at the Parkdale Book Fair on October 4, 2014.

Barboria at Indigo Signal Hill's October Gala on October 4, 2014.

Barboria at Indigo Signal Hill’s October Gala on October 4, 2014.

Take Care of Yourself!

It can be easy to be on the go and work on art projects all the time, not just for artists but for everyone, yet it is important to remember to take care of yourself. Eating lots of fresh and organic fruits and veggies; getting in exercise such as going for a run, playing a vigorous tennis game, or going to a hot yoga class; and letting stress go by reading, taking a bath, or watching a fun movie, all go a long way in keeping you strong and healthy and ready to tackle those projects.

Here is an example of a healthy meal:

A salad meal to help in keeping the creativity up!

A salad meal to help in keeping the creativity up!