Art Shows: Opportunities

This morning I entered Snap to Grid with The Los Angeles Centre for Digital Art I have entered many of their competitions previously and always make a point of being in their unjuried art show because it is good to have my work out in a field of other digital artists. The entry deadline is October 3rd so if YOU are a digital artist jump on the opportunity. I wished they would list the names of the participants because I really enjoy following other artists’ work.

Locally, I received the opportunity to hang work in the Mission Library. It is really wonderful when the local arts council takes on the responsibility of finding venues for artists to present their work. I was working on my business plan just this morning and examining my “perfect customer.” Most of my sales have been to people living in the Mission, so this is really a happy coincidence.

Arriving in my email was a newsletter from my hard working friend and fellow artist, Julia Trops. She has a studio downstairs from mine in the Rotary Centre for the Arts in Kelowna and she is actively helping the Livessence Figurative Arts Group with a newsletter. In addition, she has set up Gallerie Diamante as a fundraising site for the Rotary Centre. The idea of the art exhibition this year is to create an art auction open to the world through the web site

Livessence will hold a holiday show on Friday and Saturday, November 14 and 15. A Gift of Colour will exhibit the work of members using the elements of color. I don’t see the hours posted in the newsletter however, the Rotary Centre at 421 Cawston Avenue is open from 8 am until 10 pm most days.

This Thursday is the First Thursday Art Crawl with free food and wine. Come down with your family if you are visiting Kelowna as a cultural tourist or if you are a tourist in your own town. To check out events and classes offered at the Rotary Centre go to

Now I am off to crate up my art to ship to Ferrar, Italy and to write some poetry for tonight’s reading at the

library. Sunlight beckons.

aluminun paint tray for Ferrar, Italy show

WineFest in the Okanagan

Okanagan Valley Sunset from winery

The Rotary center for the arts will have two events. The first thursday art crawl is from 4 until 7 pm…October 2nd at 421cawston avenue. We invite you to come down for food, drink and to meet the artists. Also, WAM is Wine Art and Music om October 11th. We hope to see you.

For more information about the Okanagan Wine Festival and the fantastic events go to

Halcyon hot springs, Anniversary soak

Rhane rests after doing Yoga on the stairsCameron surprised me by taking me to Halcyon Hot springs for an overnight. We soaked for hours until we could feel the bottoms of our feet tingling.

We had dinner at the restaurant overlooking the Arrow Lake and felt all of the tension just sweating out of our bodies.eldest girl shows ball technique

The visits to family were wonderful and we have had the trip to Portland and the joy of having my daughter’s family visit, but time alone just doing plain, damn near nothing is very rare for us.

I am ready for the First Thursday Open Studio event and for the Artsco Open Studio tour on the 8th, 9th and 10th with more calmness now.Dominique with Teagan at Kasugai

Today I will go over to hang a show at the Bean Scene North on Ellis Street before the Open Studios event from 4 until 7.

Cameron has gone off to do some electrical work. Our schedules rev right back up over the next month.

Looks like the show in Vienna is a “go” and Matthias (see links to his site) has sent through some pictures of the ultra-modern gallery he has selected in which to hold the exhibit.

Always more adventures in our lives.Wow, fun ball. Teagan the athlete

I have taken an hour to peruse the images that I took of my grand-daughters and share them with you.Teagan enjoys the garden

May you find time to soak all of your tensions right down the drain.looking at Koi in Kasugai pond