June 26, 2015

Come celebrate Canada Day with us in Kingston this year!

It's almost Canada day and we'll be at Arfest Kingston to celebrate! Come joint us in City Park on July 1-4 from 10am - 6pm! There's tons of stuff to see and do! I'm going to be in boot O58 (Orange) where I'll be showing off my new pillow cases, scarves and cellphone cases for the first time!

Located in the beautiful City Park, Kingston. 150 Artists and Artisans from across Ontario and Quebec are in Kingston for FOUR days from Canada Day~ Wednesday July 1st to Saturday July 4th. Walk the shady paths throughout the park. Enjoy outstanding pottery, glass, wood, jewellery, gourmet food, live music, art workshops and live outdoor theatre. New this year: The Easel Invasion, Family Picnic Table Project and Picnic Day, the Sculpture Forest, ParticiPAiNT, Poets @ Artfest and more!

Hope to see you there!

June 08, 2015

The New Art Festival in Ottawa, June 20 - 21, 2015!

I am super excited to announce that I am going to be exhibiting at The New Art Festival in Ottawa this year! The festival will be held on June 20 and 21 at Central Park, The Glebe in Ottawa from 10am until 5pm, I am going to be in booth #32 (see map), I hope to see you there!

About The New Art Festival

The New Art Festival (TNAF) is Ottawa's largest non-commercial outdoor art festival. Featuring nearly 200 visual artists working in a wide range of styles and media, this annual event draws thousands of visitors and participants from across Canada and around the world. TNAF is a non-commercial event. They do not include any mass-produced goods, nor do they have any representation from large chains or corporations. They are a low carbon footprint event and feature food providers from the community. All of the artwork and food at TNAF are the direct result of the artists and artisans who are featured at our festival. The organizers do not take any percentage of the artists’ sales.Originally conceived by Bhat Boy as an event to provide opportunities for up and coming artists, this important festival is truly unique. To honour our art community and all its hard-working artists and craftspeople, the event is juried. The Art in the Park Festival Community is a registered Ontario not-for-profit corporation, run for artists by artists.

June 05, 2015

A move, a tv interview and a solo exhibition.

So many things have happened these past couple of weeks! We were moving to a new home and therefore I was moving to a new studio space, I had to make a very quick trip to Holland for personal reasons and last but certainly not least, my solo show was opening at Viva Vida Art Gallery last week!

Our move went very smoothly, we're almost completely settled in our new home and my studio space is ready for me to start working again!

My new studio space!

My solo exhibition 'Viewfinder' opened at the Viva Vida Art gallery on May 29th. We had a great turnout for the vernissage and a steady stream of people coming in to see the exhibition. Much of this has been because of the amazing coverage we've had from the local media! Not only did we get show announcements and articles in multiple online and printed publications we also got mentioned on two different radio stations and, thanks to CTV's Christine Long, we got mentioned on CTV Montréal twice!

Nedia El Khouri, Denise Buisman Pilger and Christine Long

CTV Montréal came to the gallery on Wednesday May 27th, when we were hanging the show, to do a little interview. They talked to both gallery owner and exhibition curator Nedia El Khouri and myself about my current body of work and my previous exhibition, Discoveries: Montreal. 

On Friday May 29th they made a quick show announcement during the 'What's On' segment of the News at Noon which you can watch here: http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/video?playlistId=1.2397864

On Wednesday June 3rd they broadcasted a longer feature that included the interviews during the 'What's On' segment of the 6pm News, you can watch it here: http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/video?playlistId=1.2405396

I am extremely grateful to Christine Long and CTV Montréal for their amazing support! 

If you are curious about my solo exhibition 'Viewfinder', or any of the other artworks featured in the interview, you can visit the Viva Vida Art Gallery in Point Claire village (278-2 Lakeshore Road, Pointe-Claire, Quebec, H9S 4K9, Telephone: (514) 694-1110). The exhibition will be up until June 11. You can also find a little video and some photographs of the exhibition on my website.