2015 Mackie House AIR

Check out the BLOG posts from my recent visit to Vernon, painting, teaching exploring…

 

I am so pleased to announce my selection as the ARTIST in RESIDENCE for May 2015
at the Mackie Lake House in Vernon BC.  From May 11 – 31 I will be living and working at this marvelous heritage home on the shores of Kalamalka Lake.

mackie house

My intention through the residency is to explore the regional landscape, sketching, photographing and painting plein air – to inform the new “Longview “ series of horizontal paintings & prints. At the conclusion of the residency a collection of new works will be exhibited in the Vernon Public Art Gallery for the month of June.

This is a rare opportunity and I thank the Mackie Lake House Foundation and the Vernon Public Art Gallery for this time and space for dedicated creative work.

I will be blogging about my residency experience and posting my on-site painting locations (early morning & late afternoon with naps between) and invite local and visiting plein air artists to meet up. In between these activities I will be working on the large paintings at Mackie House.

I participated in the OPUS Plein Air Challenge in Kelowna May 10th and hope to get to the Ashcroft Plein Air event on May 23/24. We have already organized a NEW WEEKEND WORKSHOP in Vernon Art Center for June 27/28.
Works on Paper – priming, painting & mounting.

Brian will be joining me for part of the stay, investigating the local birding spots (Penticton Meadowlark Fest), cycling and paddling around. My friend Gale Woodhouse (talented potter from the Sunshine Coast – now living in Vernon) has kindly offered to connect me with local artists and organizations throughout the stay, and I have had many kind offers and social invitations from my cultural & online community.

ARTIST in RESIDENCE Mackie lake House May 11 – 31 

My intention through the residency is to explore the regional landscape, sketching, photographing and painting plein air – to inform the new “Longview ” series of larger, horizontal paintings. At the conclusion of the residency a collection of large & small new works will be exhibited in the Vernon Public Art Gallery for the month of June 2015.

Scheduled Activities planned for the  Mackie House AIR :
  • OPUS Plein Air Challenge KELOWNA
    Sunday May 10  @ Opus Kelowna
  • PLEIN AIR paint out 
    Thursday May 14 9-12 noon @Mackie House
    bring your lunch and stay for the
    ARTISTS Reception
    Thursday May 14 1-4 pm @Mackie House
  • Demo for NOFCA – North Okanagan Federation of Canadian Artists
    Thursday May 21  7-9 pm  @ the Arts Center
  • Ashcroft Plein Air PAINT OUT  2015
    Fri/Sat/Sun   May 22/23/24
  • Gallery opening :
    Vernon Public Art Gallery
    May 28 Thursday evening 6-8 pm
  • Artist talk & presentation:
    Vernon Public Art Gallery
    May 30 Saturday 12:00 noon
  • Gallery Exhibition of AIR original works :
    Vernon Public Art Gallery
    May 28 – June 26
    Monday – Friday, 10- 5
    Saturdays, 11– 4
    Closed Sundays and Stat Holidays
  • NEW !  Weekend Workshop   June 27/28 :
    Works on Paper – Priming, painting & mounting.
    Intermediate – some painting experience required.
    Vernon Art Center   $170 members $180 Non-members Max 12
    10 am – 4 pm . Details & Materials list coming.
    (for artists working in Acrylic, Watercolor, Gouache, Pastel & mixed media !)
    register soon as there is limited space!

 

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