Thursday, November 29, 2007

Niagara Falls "Mini Holiday Workshop"

Come join us for an Intro Workshop - Painting from Life

Pamper yourself and spend the day
at an artist's studio
Come have a fun day with us in the middle of winter !!...
Sunday February 10, 2008
Excellent gift for Christmas or Valentine's Day
to yourself or a loved one who needs a fun day to themselves...

Click image above to see what's included.

Studio location

Lundy's Lane
Niagara Falls, Ontario

Local 905.354.8692 or toll free to register 1 800 393-7270

Monday, November 26, 2007

Member News: Kath Schifano

Kath Schifano has a plein air show 'Significant Growth-WNY's
trees & the places they live" at Quaker Bonnet on Allen Street in Buffalo for December & January, and another solo planned at the (Niagara Falls) NACC for February 2008 featuring her studio close up botanicals.

Schifano was awarded an artistic achievement cash prize for the above pastel plein air image- "Spring Gold-2007" - at the Buffalo Niagara Art Association Show at Market Street Gallery in Lockport.

Member News: Barbara Perotti

For you Football buffs and/or historians:

(to my plein air friends...
I do an occasional
portrait or two ...
this one is to honor my

Barbara Perrotti's painting of her Grandfather, Boy
With a Dream has been accepted in a show entitled Game Day! From Medieval Times to Modern Age to be held at the Thomas Center, Main Gallery. The Thomas Center is located at 302 NE 6th Avenue, Gainesville, Florida. For further information 352-334-5064. The show will be open from Nov. 10, 2007 - Feb 3, 2008. The opening reception is scheduled for Nov. 29, 2007, 5-7pm.

My grandfather is highlighted in a new book entitled

Columbus Panhandles (Pro footballs toughest team) by
Chris Willis (head of Research Library, NFL Films)

Hope you can join me.



Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Mexico workshop in February

February 3-8, 2008: Firesign Studio is hosting a Mexican Painting Holiday, “Chasing the Light”, with Perrin Sparks in the quiet fishing village of La Manzanilla, or Melaque. Painting from live models each day, combined with the local plein-air landscape, Perrin’s daily demos and instruction will get you painting better than ever. What a great way to enjoy Mexico and paint away your winter blues! Please check the website for details or call Nanci toll free 877-285-3390

Firesign Art & Design
Studio and B&B
PO Box 265 730 Smiths Road
Quathiaski Cove, BC V0P 1N0
Phone: (250) 285-3390 Toll Free: (877) 285-3390

Friday, November 9, 2007

Niagara Falls Arts & Culture Day

The Niagara Falls Arts and Culture Committee had a community arts awareness day recently at Niagara Square on McCloud Rd in Niagara Falls.
The purpose was to remind area residents of the vast array of arts organizations and of course, talent and culture groups.
I had a display, along with information set up about International Plein Air Painters, a WORLDWIDE Organization. In September each year IPAP has brought in plein air painters to compete for awards as part of the annual WORLDWIDE Paint Out.