“Momentum” is the title of the 2018 annual exhibition and sale by the Octarine Artists. The show takes place from May 1 – 31 at the Cafe Creperie, Elora, Ontario.
A Land for All Seasons is the title for our 2017 exhibition, which takes place February 5 – March 5, 2017 at Homer Watson House and Gallery in Kitchener, Ontario. Opening reception is Sunday, February 5 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.
The show is a collection of celebratory images of Canada, revealing an exuberant use of colour and a love for landscape. The styles range from realism to abstraction, and reflect the different ways each artist honours the peace, the openness, and the freedoms of this country.
Participating artists are: Deborah Dryden (encaustic), Carol Hughes (watercolour), Kim Johnston (oils, watercolour and pastel), Mary Karavos (paper collage), Jean Loney (mosaic), Leslie Miles (soft pastels and mixed media), Gail Root (oils and chalk pastel), and Susan Strachan Johnson (fibre mixed media).
We might look a little dazed, but that is because it was a great opening, very well attended, with several sales! The show comes down next week, so if you still want to visit, don’t delay!
Our new show is up at the beautiful Joshua Creek Heritage Arts Centre, and it will be there until May 8th. Our Opening Reception will be from 2 to 5 on Sunday April 3rd, and we invite you all to be there.
We’ve called the show “Elemental”, because that’s what it is. Familiar with Joshua Creek and its peace and serenity, we each visualized how to respond to the natural forces at work here. Each artist has worked to her own elemental imperative, seeking to interpret and portray her own unique environmental view.
Here’s a sample of the work. First, an encaustic from Deborah Dryden:
Deb is just back from the west coast, with a new series. Don’t miss this!
Jean Loney is our glass mosaic artist, and here is one from the show:
Here is an oil on canvas from Gail Root’s many travels:
And finally, a gicleé photograph, altered with coloured pencils and watercolour, from Susan Strachan Johnson. You can just see the original photograph inset into the upper left corner.
So, if you’d like to see more, you’ll have to come to see the show! Hope to see you at the opening.