Well, I've managed to catch my breath, put things back where they normally live, spend time with an old friend and lastly make a much delayed news post. It's now 12 days since I participated in two wonderful events and if you missed them due to this tardy post or were unable to attend this year, you have to mark both on your calender for the next. So much fun.
Running from the 17th of October through the 23, the Sechelt Festival of the Arts presented music, performance and visual art at various venues around Sechelt. As part of the events, a juried art show curated by Greg Bellerby was to be held at the Seaside Center and I was fortunate to be one of 33 artists to be shortlisted for the exhibition. A gala opening was held on the evening of the 18th with the artists attending. There was much mingling, art talk and wonder at the amazing variety of talent on display.
That weekend saw me staying closer to home as I opened my studio to visitors for the first time as the 2nd annual Sunshine Coast Art Crawl kicked off on Friday the 21st running through Sunday the 23. With 108 participating studios and galleries from Langdale to Lund throwing open their doors it was a weekend made for art lovers. I had over 70 visitors over two days to my small studio and what at first was a bit of an apprehension for me, turned out to be a delight. The people I met were excited, interested, informed and inquisitive. This fantastic, well organized, event was a perfect vehicle to highlight the wonderfully creative and versatile artistic community that exists here on the coast.