Sunshine Coast Art Crawl studio 42 Nadina Tandy

AN INVITATION TO ART

Dear friends and art lovers,

I would like to welcome you to my Gibsons studio on the weekend of October 20-22 for the Sunshine Coast Art Crawl.

No. 42 on the Map Guide & Artists' Listing.

Sunshine Coast ART CRAWL

October 20-22, 2017

Fri - Sat - Sun: 10am - 5pm

Map Guide & Artists' Listing found on Sunshine Coast Art Crawl link as well as brochures in various locations.

Mixed media Detail Nadina Tandy

What to expect when you visit the Studio. Nadina's mixed media drawings incorporate the weird and wonderful using found material, illustration and paint.

 

 

Sunshine Coast Arts Council Presents | Exquisite Corpse Parlour Games by Donna Balma and Nadina Tandy

YOU ARE INVITED

The time has come to share the collection by Donna Balma and Nadina Tandy

Location: Doris Crowston Gallery at the Sunshine Coast Arts Council

5714 Medusa at Trail, Sechelt, BC

Time: July 5 -30  RECEPTION: Saturday July 8 (2-4pm)

meet the artists: Saturday  July 15., 1pm

Exquisite Corpse Parlour Games, Donna Balma and Nadina Tandy 

Exquisite Corpse Parlour Games, Donna Balma and Nadina Tandy 

Catalogue Cover and design by Derek von Essen    Exquisite Corpse by Donna May Balma & Nadina Tandy

Catalogue Cover and design by Derek von Essen    Exquisite Corpse by Donna May Balma & Nadina Tandy

Exquisite Corpse PARLOUR GAMES Donna Balma and Nadina Tandy

 

Exquisite Corpse Parlour Games

Donna Balma and Nadina Tandy

Dear Friends and Art lovers,

This last fall a magical collaboration between respected visionary artist Donna Balma and Nadina Tandy birthed a playful, inspired and surreal collection of a number of Exquisite Corpses. As a result of this collaboration, Donna and Nadina have been invited to exhibit and share their collection and the game with the public at the Sunshine Coast Arts Council, in Sechelt, BC.

 July 5 -30th Opening Reception July 8th 2-4pm

Meet the Artists July 15 @ 1:00pm

Sunshine Coast Arts Council, 5714 Medusa in Sechelt, B.C. CANADA

Surrealist artists played collaborative, chance-based parlour game, typically involving four players, called Cadaver Exquis (Exquisite Corpse). Each participant would draw (or, in some occasion , paste and image down) on a sheet of paper, fold the paper to conceal their contribution, and pass it on to the next player for his/her contribution.”
— Museum of Modern Art

Exquisite Corpse Parlour Games

It was an invitation to tea that started it. The creative collaboration between Donna May Balma and Nadina Tandy began in the fall of 2016 as a whimsical thing, an amusement. Over cookies and tea and talk of art and life they began playing the surrealist parlour game, 'Exquisite Corpse'. Originally based on a collaborative poetry game, 'Exquisite Corpse' was adapted by members of the Parisian surrealist movement in an attempt to 'draw a poem' of unexpected ideas and imagery.

 

In the days and weeks that followed, illustrated heads, torsos and feet began flying back and forth between the two artists in decorated Mail Art envelopes, dutifully delivered by Canada Post.

Once each received the other's contribution, the receiver would add to the previously drawn, scratched or collaged, but hidden image. This addition was then folded and concealed and mailed back to the previous contributor for them to add to. And so it went.

The result was a series of images of unexpected, but connected expression of colour and form. Now, this collection of 'Corpses' has grown into a village of surreal imagery and an unusual, unedited and beautiful body of work created by two artists of imagination and talent.

 

Donna Balma is an innovative and prolific Canadian artist and is a member of the West Coast Surrealist Group. Her work is profoundly affected by nature and her internal vision. Donna has established herself as an imaginative artist who's work has been variously described as fantasy, singular, outsider, visionary, naive, classical, folk, cosmic pop and surreal while she considers it simply painting the reality of her dreams and fantasies.

 

As a young child, Nadina Tandy used to draw on every surface she could find: inside book jackets, on door jambs, the underside of tables.“I had this constant impulse to make my internal world visible.” Currently living on the Wild West Coast of B.C. Nadina continues to make her internal world visible. The essential nature of Tandy's work in various media might be summed up as forceful sensitivity, a combination of elements that leads to her vibrant and moving art.

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Sunshine Coast Arts Council Exquisite Corpse Parlour Games Donna Balma and Nadina Tandy

July 5 -30th Opening Reception July 8th 2-4pm

Meet the Artists July 15 @ 1:00pm

Sunshine Coast Arts Council, 5714 Medusa in Sechelt, B.C. CANADA

 

Up-coming Group Exhibits  

 'The Sunshine Coast Pavilion'

JUNE 29-30, 2017 Gibsons Public Art Gallery

'Exquisite Corpse Palour Games', Donna Balma and Nadina Tandy

JULY 5-30, 2017 Sunshine Coast Arts Council

 '50 Canadian Things' This exhibition is based on stories from the book "A Number of Things" by Jane Urquhart. AUGUST 2-20, 2017 Sunshine Coast Arts Council

 Eleven Equal Artists presents : 'Power of Paint' AUGUST 18, 19, 20, 2017 Seaside Centre 

A VISUAL POST BY NADINA TANDY

Dear friends and art lovers,

I am gathering focus to work in the studio. My Blog/News is a visual up-date also a special Thank You for supporting art and the artists.

Touching the art ! Casting spells ! Nadina's mixed media piece, 'Dreaming of Home
Touching the art ! Casting spells ! Nadina's mixed media piece, 'Dreaming of Home

Touching the art ! Casting spells ! Nadina's mixed media piece, 'Dreaming of Home" is off to a Collector in Vancouver, B.C.  photo credit Derek von Essen

Stay Warm, ink on paper. Available soon: The Art Rental Collection of North Vancouver Arts Council.
Stay Warm, ink on paper. Available soon: The Art Rental Collection of North Vancouver Arts Council.
Floating Tattoo, ink on paper. Soon to be included in The Art Rental Collection of North Vancouver Arts Council.
Floating Tattoo, ink on paper. Soon to be included in The Art Rental Collection of North Vancouver Arts Council.
  If you would like to own your own unique pencil case designed by Nadina you can order on-line at Art of Where  ~  5 chairs and 1 tac  front and back view photo by Tracy Barron Goyer
  If you would like to own your own unique pencil case designed by Nadina you can order on-line at Art of Where  ~  5 chairs and 1 tac  front and back view photo by Tracy Barron Goyer

SUNSHINE COAST ART CRAWL 2016 Kez Sherwood & Nadina Tandy

SUNSHINE COAST ART CRAWL 2016

Please join us for the 7th annual Sunshine Coast Art Crawl at Kez Sherwood Studio located in the Seaside Village of Gibsons, BC

Visit Artists' Kez Sherwood and Nadina Tandy, venure 20 & 21 on the Art Crawl map guide & artists' listings
 

ADDRESS: Studio 201 – 287 Gower Pt. Rd Across from Mike's Gelato

  • Don’t miss our studio open house party on Friday night!
  • Kez and Nadina will be doing some demos throughout event
  • The SOAK will be on-site!

*Please note there is a set of stairs to go down.
We can provide assistance, please ask!

DATES: October 21 -23
TIMES: Daily 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
PARTEE! Friday night party 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Sponsored by Seven Seams

http://www.sunshinecoastartcrawl.com

 

 

Sunshine Coast Art Crawl 2016     Kez Sherwood & Nadina Tandy invite you: studio 201-287 Gower Pt. Rd. venue 20 & 21      

Power of Paint 2016 ANNUAL SUNSHINE COAST BC ART EXHIBITION

Dear art lovers,

Thank you, on behalf of the Eleven Equal Artists for another outstanding Power of Paint Exhibition on the Sunshine Coast, BC. I am not certain that 6 or so years ago, when we first conceived of Power of Paint that we realized what it was we were doing. Eleven Equal Artists have not only begun an art show, we have brought to life an event.

Through hard work and shared vision we have mounted not only an exhibition of our own diverse styles but an event which included a collaborative art piece, a bursary, live music, food and drink and the attention of the community at large.

Despite the collective hard work of all the artists involved in this show, it would mean nothing if not for you. The success of Power of Paint really lies with the art supporters, the curious, the casual observers and true believers who have attended this event at different times over the last 5 years. For that we thank you.

Special arty thank you to our volunteers, supportive partners and to Ginny Vail for raining in the toddlers.

Eleven Equal Artists :  Morley Baker, Josefa Fritz Barham, Todd Clark, Elizabeth Evans, Greta Guzek, Carol LaFave, Kim LaFave, Ian MacLeod, Cindy Riach, Nadina Tandy and Marleen Vermeulen

Click on image for slide show of Power of Paint 2016 Sunshine Coast BC

From my Sunshine Coast studio

Dear Art Lovers, 

I've been gathering my work over the last few months while trying to decide which pieces to exhibit for the upcoming Power of Paint show. I'm drawing from a raw, yet lighter and more vulnerable body of work. Please come say hello at the weekend exhibition details below.

with love, Nadina

 

Art needs to be seen. Ink on paper a work in progress from my Sunshine Coast studio.                                                                            iphone capture by Nadina Tandy  

Upcoming Exhibition The 5th Annual Power of Paint Exhibition takes place August 12-14, 2016, at the Seaside Centre (5790 Teredo Street, Sechelt, BC) with an opening reception Friday, August 12 at 5pm. The unique quality of Eleven Equal Artists as a group is in their varying styles and deep respect for one another. After 15 years of meeting regularly to share their work, they conspired to exhibit together on the Sunshine Coast in what has become an annual event. This year's collaborative piece is Upcoming Exhibition The 5th Annual Power of Paint Exhibition takes place August 12-14, 2016, at the Seaside Centre (5790 Teredo Street, Sechelt, BC) with an opening reception Friday, August 12 at 5pm. The unique quality of Eleven Equal Artists as a group is in their varying styles and deep respect for one another. After 15 years of meeting regularly to share their work, they conspired to exhibit together on the Sunshine Coast in what has become an annual event. This year's collaborative piece is "What Does Power of Paint Mean to You?" With their commitment to giving back to the community the proceeds from this event will help finance Eleven Equal Artists Bursaries. All artists will be in attendance during the show: Morley Baker, Josefa Fritz Barham, Todd Clark, Elizabeth Evans, Greta Guzek, Carol LaFave, Kim LaFave, Ian MacLeod, Cindy Riach, Nadina Tandy and Marleen Vermeulen.                                                                                 photo credit: Rhoni Lloyd Whyard, 2011

 

 

Mark Making Tools ~no horsing around

I live in a community where asking a neighbour for horse hair is as normal as asking to borrow a cup of sugar. The sensory experience of mark making is so deep in our DNA that only when we take the time to revel in the texture and flow of the ink do we realise this love is bigger than ourselves. Or is that just me?

 The following video is my first application of ink on paper with my homemade horse hair brush. It moved easily across the paper and I was very happy with the result.

 

The character and earthy smell of horse hair really comes out once dipped in the ink.