Artists Journal

2013 Hills of Erin Studio Tour

As I am organizing for the tour big changes are underway. The 16x20 large room beside my studio is about to be transformed into an art gallery. The walls painted white, furniture sold or given away, this space will be great to for displaying my work.
Marlene Madole is my guest for the tour. Saturday and Sunday September 21- 22. For some weeks now we had had a chance to display work in store windows on Main Street in Erin.

Elm Wood, Natures Design

Right now a wood sculpture of mine is exhibited at the Insights show at The Wellington County Museum. Norbert was cutting a dead elm tree and noticed the intricate pattern the insects left on the wood. So I used 5 pieces and assembled them. I shall import the image.

Installation of my sculpture in Elora

This morning we placed "Iron Woman" in the Elora Sculpture Garden. Dave has made a new stand for it, looks good. I shall post a new image.
So if you visit in Elora look for Iron Woman, No. 3 on the list.

Sculpture accepted for Elora Sculpture Garden

Yesterday I had a phone call letting me know that my sculpture "Iron Woman" will be shown for the season in Elora.

Workshops in Waterloo

This month I have taken 2 workshops in Waterloo, one in Image Transfer and one for Making and Using Paper clay. What I learned will be useful for my work. Paper clay can be built up in stages, is much lighter, also can be used for wall pieces or tall skinny sculptures without armatures.
These workshops are held at the Glass and Clay Gallery, the test pieces we do are fired and glazed there, a great place to learn.

new sculpture

just finished a new sculpture of Ed. Quite an intricate pose, wish I could submit it to the next juried show. It would be risky, it still has to dry and be fired!

visit to Art Toronto 2012

Last Sunday we were invited by The Art Gallery of Mississauga to visit Art Toronto as part of our Artist Professional Practice course. Tickets were reserved for us, we had a chance to see what galleries were doing and showing. Very interesting!
One more show at the Wellington Artists Gallery, "Deck the Walls" from October 30 -- November10.

Jurors Choice Award

Just had an e-mail telling me my sculpture "Singing" received the Jurors Choice Award at the Dam gallery in Alton.
The show is called Equinox and runs from October 24 to November 25.
In September another sculpture of mine, "Iron Woman" got 3. price at th juried show at the Wellington Artists Gallery, this exhibition ends this weekend.

Artist Professional Practices

Last Tuesday I started my 1. session of this program at the Mississauga Art Gallery. It will continue for 10 weeks, each week on a different topic. this week it was Present Yourself, Who am I? SoJin Chun, an artist and educator at gallery 44 gave us hints on writing an Artists statement and Proposal.

Almost ready for the Tour!

Tomorrow my first guest artist will set up for the big weekend. We had such great days, but they predict rain for the weekend, hope they are wrong!