Monday, January 11, 2010

Willow Studio Art Show, 2010

Saskatoons - a watercolor among many oils

Every nook and cranny was filled with artwork

Walls, tables, shelves, posts - all had paintings relating to trees.

The space was crowded with people while more were coming through the doors.

A very successful opening by any standards!

The Curator of the show - Shona - wearing a very funky black hat.

Friday night was the grand opening of Willow Studio's Art Show. As you can see from the pictures, there were many people in attendance! It really was difficult to move around for most of the evening - but that was a good thing. People were happy, relaxed, interested in the art, and many seemed to know each other. I was the only one snapping pictures with my husband's little point and shoot - which captured the atmosphere quite nicely.

Shona, the curator of the show, did an amazing job of creating space for the 80 paintings which were hung or placed in every available space. As well, she did a fabulous job of grouping them according to colors. It was amazing the number which had, for example, a turquoise blue in them, or a certain hue of red...

There was only one other watercolor painting that I noticed in the entire exhibit. Saskatoons and Pear Tree certainly stood out as delicate and clean compared to the palette knife work on so many of the oils! Of course, that's just my opinion. :-)

This show will be in Calgary from January 8 - April 10th. After that it moves to Saskatoon, SK until July 10th. It is a privilege to have paintings in this prodigious display of artistic talent!


Gary Keimig said...

Good luck on the show. For a first time working in oil I really like your Agave on the last post. Do keep it up.

Joanne said...

Thanks for your well wishes, Gary! And thank you for the encouragement on the oil painting! Do you have any tips for me - being the amazing oil artist that you are! I appreciate all advice. :-)

Anonymous said...

The art show looks spectacular. It's great that there were a lot of people attending.