Monday, August 11, 2014

Bowker Creek Art Show & Sale

Yesterday, August 10th, was the 10th Annual Bowker Creek Art Show & Sale in Oak Bay, Victoria, BC. It was a beautiful warm sunny day, with no wind! When you live on an island, no wind is a blessing. The art enthusiasts came out in droves and helped celebrate the arts in many forms. From paintings to pottery, stained glass to wood turning, sculpture to photography, the 35 artists demonstrated their art forms and interacted with the public. As you can see from the photos below Bowker Creek is a wonderful venue for an art show, with huge leaf canopies creating cool shade, and lovely dappled light along the banks of the creek. 

Thanks to everyone who came out and showed so much enthusiasm for the arts, and great interest in the process of our art making. Thanks also to those who participated in the public art piece. It was a lot of fun seeing people making their mark for the first time ever.

Many thanks to all the artists who volunteered to make this event such a success. Everyone involved helped in some way to make the day happen, and as Joanie says, "It takes a village...". 


Monday, August 4, 2014

Still Life - April Afternoon

April Afternoon   16 x 20   Acrylic

This upcoming Sunday, August 10th is the Oak Bay Community Artists summer event, the Bowker Creek Artists' Brush-Up Show and Sale. It's a wonderful outdoor art event in Bowker Creek Park. There are 35 artists this year who will demonstrating their work in the lovely dappled light along the sides of the creek. Join the fun and participate in a piece of public art set for silent auction at the end of the show. As well there will be an art station for kids, some environmental groups helping us understand how to keep our community green, and a gourmet hamburger BBQ presented by The Oaks Restaurant. If you are in the area, please do drop by and say hi!