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Two Weeks Left!

“A Land for All Seasons” exhibition at the Homer Watson Gallery in Kitchener is on now, and it’s a beautiful show.  There are just two weeks left to visit before the show ends on March 5, 2017.

Here are a few photos of the works in the gallery.

Land at HW title






Land at HW Susan







Land at HW Jean





The Show is Up!

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 Dryden, Aqua II, encaustic








Deb is just back from the west coast, with a new series. Don’t miss this!


And a new watercolour from Carol Hughes:Hughes, Carol, Eels Lake Skyline, watercolour, 2016










Kim Johnston has a lot of new work, and is also offering prints of her oil paintings:Kim Johnston, Around the Bend, oil

Mary Karavos also has new work, including a beautiful long banner that is difficult to post here: here is one of her collages:raining colour for octarine











Jean Loney is our glass mosaic artist, and here is one from the show:

Jean, dark seascape











Leslie Miles has more from her Zen series, a screen print on raw canvas:Leslie, Zen, Service Berry, Pastels on Canvas










Here is an oil on canvas from Gail Root’s many travels:

Gail, Field Flowers, Root, oil












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.

Susan,Eagle, with its cloud inspiration inset










So, if you’d like to see more, you’ll have to come to see the show! Hope to see you at the opening.

Introducing Mary Karavos

Joining the Octarines this year for the Encore show (May 1 – 10, 2015) is Mary Karavos

raining colour for octarine

“Raining Colour” by Mary Karavos.

Born in Toronto, Ontario, Mary’s formal art training took place at the Ontario College of Art. Following a juried application process in her final year, Mary was accepted to study fine art in Florence, Italy. Florence became home for many years; during her time in Florence surrounded by the history, the architecture and the people Mary found herself drawn to paper fiber as a medium for her art.

Collections of her art have been seen in solo, group and juried exhibitions in Bologna, Italy, New York City, Paris and in various galleries and juried exhibitions across Ontario and Quebec.

In June 2014 following a jurying process of both her figurative and abstract work the Arts-Sciences-Lettres Academy of Paris awarded Mary the Bronze Medal. (The Arts- Sciences – Lettres Academy was founded in 1915)

In December 2014 Maryʼs art received “prix du Jury” at the SNBA (Societe Nationale des Beaux-Arts} International exhibition at the Carrousel de Louvre in Paris, France. The SNBA is one of Paris’s oldest and most prestigious shows founded 153 years ago.

Vibrant color and rich texture have become the signature of Mary’s work.  After more than twenty years she is still exploring her love for paper and the creative process involved in an original work of art.