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Quest Art School + Gallery hosting upcoming art workshops – OrilliaMatters

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QUEST ART SCHOOL AND GALLERY
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Plein aire with Ross Skoggard

Join local artist Ross Skoggard for two half days of plein air painting. Some experience is necessary for this class.

Ross will lead a plein air work shop where he will introduce you to a technique that A.Y. Jackson taught Tom Thomson when they shared a studio in Toronto. It’s counter intuitive but works very well for small alla prima sketches in oil as well as for acrylic and pastel work.

Come learn the secret! 

Ross had his first solo exhibition in Paris 50 years ago. He has shown in Toronto and New York and most recently at Quest Art School + Gallery in 2015. 

Class size is eight max

When: Wednesday Aug. 26, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and Thursday Aug. 27, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Discovery Harbour in Penetanguishene, under the pavilion on the left as you enter the area. There are no services at the pavilion, including benches or tables. So bring your own chair, easel and/or table. 
Social distancing will be maintained and please bring a mask and sanitizer.
Fee: $60 for two half days

What to bring
Artists are welcome to work in the medium of your choice: acrylic, oil, pastel. Please bring all your own supplies including your own easel or paint box, chair and anything you will need to be comfortable. Don’t forget a hat, drinking water and your camera. Reminder that all garbage must be taken away, and oil painting rags should be disposed of properly and taken away with you.

In case of rain we will paint under the pavilion. You could also work from a photograph.

Suggested Supply List
Paint, brushes, canvas, paper Paper towel, water, water jug or odorless mineral spirits, bag for garbage removal palette, palette knife, Easel or board for your paper
Paints: your favourites Should include typical landscape colours – blues, yellow, green, brown, red, titanium white

To enroll, go to Questart.ca. Please complete the COVID-19 screening form and return to virginia@questart.ca

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The Joy of Painting with a Photo and a Poem – With Marlene Bulas

Join regional artist Marlene Bulas for 2 half days of outdoor painting. Some experience is necessary for this class.

Class size is eight max. 

Objectives:

  • Discovering some new techniques to make our paintings more creative, interesting, and fun.                             
  • Establishing a light source                               
  • Using  contrasts and why they are important-warm and cool, big and little, light and dark                              
  • Learning to evaluate your photo for what is useful , what is not, and how to make it creative                              
  • Bringing a poem related to your subject, will help create insight into the painting                              
  • Learning values, perspective, and  the use of colours,  is very helpful.  

When: Wednesday Sept. 2, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and Thursday Sept. 3, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Discovery Harbour in Penetanguishene, under the pavilion on the left as you enter the area. There are no services at the pavilion, including benches or tables. Please bring your own chair, easel and/or table.
Social distancing will be maintained and please bring a mask and sanitizer.
Fee: $90

Artists are welcome to work in the medium of your choice: acrylic or oil Please bring all your own supplies including your own easel or paint box, chair and anything you will need to be comfortable. Don’t forget a hat, drinking water and your camera. Reminder that all garbage must be taken away, and oil painting rags should be disposed of properly and taken away with you.

Suggested Supply List
A photo and a poem for your subject
Paint, brushes, canvas, paper
Canvas sizes ranging from 12”x12”,to 16”x20” to 20”x20” , or any size no larger than 20”x20” (Orange gesso on canvas may be prepared for mid tone prior to class if you wish.)
Paper towel, water, water jug or odorless mineral spirits, bag for garbage removal
Palette (Marlene uses wax paper to mix colours for acrylics), palette knife,
Easel or board for your paper
Paper pad to draw and design your composition, pencil, eraser, water soluble markers, and some permanent markers. 

Paints – Bring paints that you like, your favourites
Suggested colours: Reds- alizarin crimson, cadmium red hue, quinacridone magenta(optional)
Blues-cobalt blue hue, cerulean blue, manganese blue hue, pale blue, turquoise (optional) 
Yellows-cadmium free yellow deep, naples yellow, yellow ochre
Other colours –hooker green, mid-light green, burnt sienna, purple, orange, small white gesso, titanium white, black   

Brushes—flat brushes that can draw an even straight line, ranging from 1” to smaller flats, and some larger flats that are necessary for larger painting areas., also a few small and medium round brushes.  

Any questions about the workshop are welcome. My Phone # is 705-325-6094 and my email is mbulas@thunderstar.net

To enroll, go to Questart.ca. Please complete the COVID-19 screening form and bring to the class.

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NYC Startup Maireann Makes Fine Art Collections More Accessible – The Ritz Herald

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Maireann is a New York-based Fine Art marketplace that sells top-quality signed and limited edition prints. They launched on August 15, 2020. The fine art prints they sell are targeted at consumers desiring to purchase high-value art but cannot afford outrageously-expensive collections. Maireann wants to ultimately make quality art that will appreciate in value more readily available.

Nebulous I – Photographed by Mario De La Isla. Yosemite National Park, California, 2015

“Maireann helps photographers survive and make a living, especially during these trying times,” exclaimed Creative Director Freddie Leiba who’s worked with some of the top names in art and fashion like Andy Warhol, Irving Penn, Annie Leibovitz, Albert Watson, Joseph Chen, Helmut Newton, Horst P. Horst, and Francesco Scavullo to name a few. “I’ve seen many Photographers struggle to find a good marketplace to sell to art collectors,” added Leiba, ” Maireann helps solve this problem.”

Says New York Fashion Photographer Joseph Chen, “The series Forme Féminine et Sensualité is an ongoing study I have been working on and off for the last 10 years, it revolves around the intricate relationship between sensuality and the female form. Maireann is a great platform to share my work to the world, it also gives me the opportunity to do what I feel, which is sometimes hard to do on commissioned advertising jobs.” Supermodel Megan Irminger, who worked with Chen over the years, adds, “I think it’s a beautiful piece illustrating the light that women bring to this world.” The series Forme Féminine et Sensualité by Chen is sold exclusively with Maireann.

Maireann accomplishes their mission by lowering the cost of the art to the consumer while offering a majority of the sales price to the artist. Maireann keeps a very low percentage of each print sold in comparison to other marketplaces. Maireann even offers free shipping on all orders $200 and above.

“It’s been a pleasure to work with Maireann to sell my photography,” added photographer Mario De La Isla. “Previously, I’ve struggled to find buyers who would appreciate my limited-edition prints. But with the help of Maireann, I’m able to focus more on creating art than worrying about selling my work.” De La Isla is a veteran photographer for National Geographic.

Lastly, Maireann is currently on the lookout for artists that they, themselves, bring a unique point of view, to help showcase fresh exceptional talent to the art world.

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New art piece in Lacombe acknowledges roots of the land and reconciliation – rdnewsnow.com

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“It is a metal sculpture of two rough grouse, with two logs; the female is sitting on one log and the male is landing at the end of the other,” explains Maureen MacKenzie, community services executive assistant with The City of Lacombe. “It was created to represent the affinity between rough grouse, but also that people have for one another. It also represents the two communities and local First Nations.”

According to a release, grouse was an imported food source for settlers and Indigenous peoples when bison populations dwindled across the prairies. The piece also pays homage to settler and Indigenous communities living and working together across Canada’s west.

MacKenzie adds The City had a robust anti-racism program planned earlier this year, but once again COVID-19 caused its postponement. The program was meant for large groups and would’ve included the blanket exercise, a 60s Scoop exhibition, and other workshops.

“The last census in 2016 indicated we have over 800 residents of Lacombe who are Indigenous, which is almost 10 per cent of our population, so it’s really important we show we’re willing to walk the walk,” MacKenzie says. “We as a city want to embrace all of our cultures, and in this instance, with truth and reconciliation in mind, our plan is to host those workshops eventually, and that’s our way of saying we’re taking action on inclusion and racism.”

‘Miweyihtowin’ was created at a cost of $18,000.

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North Dakota Museum of Art reopens Tuesday with launch of 'Art in Isolation' exhibition – Grand Forks Herald

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The exhibition consists of assemblages of images submitted by artists and others in 35 countries around the world, including Portugal and Russia, as well as area communities, said Matthew Anderson, the museum’s director of education.

Last spring, museum staff members issued an online invitation to people asking them to submit images of how they were expressing their creativity during quarantine.

“Thousands of images started arriving from around the world …. The images describe an outpouring of creative expression,” said Anderson, adding that the pandemic has caused unanticipated change. “Change also fuels creativity, and that is what the North Dakota Museum of Art brought to light.”

As part of the launch of the “Art in Isolation” exhibition, the museum is asking visitors to donate a nonperishable food item to give to those in need and place it in drop boxes in the entry. Anyone who is in need may pick up a food item after viewing the exhibition; all remaining items will be donated to local food banks.

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The exhibition runs through Oct. 7.

Other exhibitions include “Consequences,” with artwork by Lynne Allen, a descendant of the Hunkpapa band of the Lakota on Standing Rock. In the late 1990s, after reading the journals of her great-grandmother, Josephine Waggoner, Allen began making objects that reflect the culture in those writings. These objects were crafted from paper, cut and stitched to shape and lacquered with shellac or from recycled vellum printed with images copied from Waggoner’s journals.

The museum is presenting more than 20 major prints by Allen, an internationally known printmaker, Anderson said.

The “Celebration” exhibition features artwork from the museum’s permanent collection, including Julie Buffalohead’s “Stolen Sisters,” a 4-by-18-foot, mural-sized acquisition that anchors the show. It illustrates the use of acrylic paint, ink, graphite and collage, applied to Nepalese Lokta paper, which has been used in Nepal since the 12th century to write epic tales, print mantra for use in prayer wheels and religious texts chanted by Buddhist monks.

The museum, located on the UND campus, south of Twamley Hall, has been closed to the public since mid-March when the national public health emergency, due to the spread of COVID-19, was declared.

When the facility reopens, new hours will be from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays.

The museum will be following CDC guidelines and working with UND officials to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, Anderson said. Visitors will be required to wear face masks and encouraged to practice social distancing.

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