This morning I entered Snap to Grid with The Los Angeles Centre for Digital Art http://www.lacda.com/. 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 www.galleriediamante.com
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 http://www.rotarycentreforthearts.com
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
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 www.owfs.com/
The artists@work in the cultural heart of Kelowna are hosting their First Thursday, Art Crawl from 4 until 7 pm at the Rotary Centre for the Arts. Music, Food and the new creations that the artists have been working on will be a multi-sensual treat for the entire family.