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

 

 

The Process

Field notes: Getting back in the grove. Not sure where I am going and not even going to question it. 

Mark making tools, cedar sticks, oil on canvas. Letting my mind wander with no desire to produce a result. Exploring the feeling and discovery lend itself to altered thoughts.
Mark making tools, cedar sticks, oil on canvas. Letting my mind wander with no desire to produce a result. Exploring the feeling and discovery lend itself to altered thoughts.

Art Makes Us Happy

AML: How does art make you happy, Nadina? Creating and producing art, or observing it? 

Me: Anne Marie that is a good question. I don't know the biochemical reasons but I do know the process of creating does make me feel better, my nervous system doesn't know if the work is good or bad. When I view art and make a connection to it I absolutly feel happy. Art elevates, in the creating and the viewing. When I feel transported I know I am in the right place.

Playing with rust, yes iron. The human nervous system and some Icarus reference. Good art, bad art either way my nervous system does not know the difference. I will sleep well tonight.
Playing with rust, yes iron. The human nervous system and some Icarus reference. Good art, bad art either way my nervous system does not know the difference. I will sleep well tonight.

Thank you

A heartfelt thank you to everyone that made the 2015 Sechelt Arts Festival, Art Exhibition a great success!

ART AND THE SIX SENSES of CEDAR | Curated Art Exhibition | OCT 16 - 25 2015

This experiential art exhibition featured ‘multi-disciplinary’ visual and sensory perceptions of how a selection of coast-based artists interpret the subject of CEDAR. Influenced by different cultural backgrounds and the senses of sight, sound, touch, taste, smell, and spirit, visual artists, sculptors, fibre-artists, writers and musicians came together to collaborate in an “art as process” journey of self and collective discovery.

FEATURED ARTISTS INCLUDE: 

GORDON HALLORANMARLENE LOWDEN, GIORGIO MAGNANENSI, KIRK MICHAEL, VERN BAHTI MINARD, LINDA NARDELLI, DEAN VAN'T SCHIP, KEZ SHERWOOD, JESSICA SILVEY, ROBERT STUDER AND MARLEEN VERMEULEN

Jessica Silvey traditional cedar bark weaver and painter Marleen Vermeulen installation Cultural Modification for Sechelt Arts Festival 2015

Worth a trip from Vancouver: Sechelt Arts Festival Art and the Six Senses of Cedar

Thank you from all of us | Power of Paint 2015

 

Many, many people to thank… ZOOMJardin de Flores Nursery and Farm, Roberts Creek , Rent it, Sunshine Coast Botanical Gardens, ..thank you Sue, Sheer Bliss, Steven you always look after us so well, Coast Reporter, and Jan DeGrass, as always you write so well and the District of Sechelt .. special thanks to you Perry and the spouses that help set up those heavy heavy walls Nick Vermeulen and Mike. Mike Tandy and Jimmy Gregor…the music was amazing and thanks also Mike for the warm welcome. The Volunteers… our dynamic duoKasia Krolikowska, and Lore Schmidts..we absolutely love you….Thank you Charly Mithrush, Judy McLarty, Jeanette MacDonald, Jen Drysdale, Karen Tosczak, Diane Penonzek, Pat Opp, Barbara Moustafa, Suzy Naylor and wonderful Marlene Lowden …your presence was invaluable…you made the evening fun and run smooth for us. Last but definitely not least Ginny Vail…thanks for organizing us and adding all your wonderful touches along with your easy, fun personality. We love you to bits

Written by Carol LaFave , on behalf of Eleven Equal Artists;

Morley Baker, Josef Fritz Braham, Todd Clark, Elizabeth Evans, Greta Grunow Guzek,

Carol Lafave, Kim LaFave, Ian MacLeod, Cindy Riach, Nadina Tandy, Marleen Vermeulen

 

Welcome entrance at Seaside Centre  Painting by Josefa Fritz Barham