The artists for this year's Gabriola Winter Art Affairevent (or GWAAas it has affectionately become known) are in and ready to complement your holiday season with the very best to offer in the way of fine art, craft, accessories and even organic body products.
For images of the artists and links to their site please visit the GWAA Blog .
Check back often to find out all about GWAA and its goings on. We can't wait to see you and your invited friends on the "Isle of the Arts" and hope that it will become a new Gabriolan tradition!
Participating Artists: Simone Bell Cherryl Reed Designs Derrill Shuttleworth Dianna Bonder Studios Mickey Udal - Earth Garden Studios Elias Wakan - Drumbeg House Studios Nicholas Halpin - Eyes Wide Open Photography Jeff Molloy - Gallery 401 Joy Olsen - The Green Bough Judith Madsen Art Studio Paul Grignon - Moonfire Studio Kate Wood Art and Jewellery Trish Moon - Indigo Moon Studio Jill Haras Lindsay Stocking Godfrey Laura Hanford Robyn and Carly MacMahon - For Give and Forget Boutique Melinda Wilde - Our House Studio Naomi Wakan - Drumbeg House Studio Rohana Laing Studio Maarten Perera - Slice of Life Gallery Graham Sheehan - Sunstone Pottery Tara Qua - TaraCotta Pottery Vikki Vettese of Vikki's Studio Ted Johnson - Delphin Designs Zulis Yalte - The Green Bough Mariko McCrae - Feedlot Studios Sylvie Milman - Jupiter Ranch Art Studios Gus Lund John Poirier Photography Margo Anfossie - Panacea Herbs Mary Tougas Studio/Gallery Laurie Burns - Whole in the All Gallery Janice Harris - Handworks Studio Mauren O'Connor - Whalesong Studios Nina Turczyn - Paprika Studio Julie Sperber - Yuma Designs Shena Meadowcroft Heather Loyer with Sarah Welsby - Dancing Maiden Botanical
Pre-Holiday Greetings from Gabriola and Feedlot Studios!
There is so much going on at Feedlot Studios this fall and winter season that it is hard for Bryan and I to keep our heads on straight. We thought we moved to in island for a little more R&R and instead we have found ourselves busier than ever work wise, creatively speaking and socially so! No complaints from this neck of the woods, but we thought we'd list for you some of our goings on about Valli Place.
Successful Ceramics Classes
As you can see the Adults, kids and Halloween classes were a major success. Not only were we full to the brim with students, but the creativity that flowed from the fingertips of all participants big and small was positively contagious. We were happy to host one Kids' Class, oneAdult Classand threeHalloween Workshops. I also managed to squeeze in a two day workshop with the Gabriola Nursery School.
Christmas is coming and the goose is getting fat...On tap for the Holiday is a set of two sessions geared to the "Adult Elf." The Tuesday evening session is all full up but should you be interested in the Wednesday evening gig, drop us a line as there are a few spots left.
New Kids Holiday Class!
Adventures in Gingerbreadland!
A one day parent and child workshop for the younger kids (3-6).
Come make some long lasting terra cotta gingerbread ornaments to last you through the Holiday seasons on Gabriola and afar.
Sunday, December 12th. 1 pm- 3 pm.
Drum Roll Please...
And finally GWAA comes to the island! Sylvie Milman of Jupiter Ranch and Mariko and Bryan have joined their super powers together to bring to you the 2010 Gabriola Winter Art Affair this Saturday, December 18th, 10 am - 5 pm. We are close to signing up 40 artists for this self directed art extravaganza. Too much to tell you here so please link to the GWAA Blog for participating artist and visitor info.
For more class or GWAA information , please click here to email us!
Before I moved to the fair Isle of Gabriola, I entered my Willow Top Golf Shoes in the Prairie Excellence Show brought about by the Alberta Craft Council. Lo and Behold, they seem to have fetched Best in Province.
Toot, Toot! That's me blowing my little horn!
Click here for a link to the Prairie Excellence website!
Come make your stylish ceramic gifts, stocking stuffers, hanging ornaments AND a Surprise Project at Feedlot Studios. We will spend the first two sessions making and the third glazing up your HolidayBooty.
$100 Workshop Fee (+ HST) includes clay and glaze materials + firing...oh and mulled cider!