Saturday, November 3, 2012

visit local fine art and craft shows

Yesterday my mom and I spent the day together visiting local art galleries, gift shows and collective art centres. What a day! Interspersed with hot cups of tea and home baked goodies, touring local artisan craft shows is an art prompt worthy of the gift giving season almost upon us.

Some of my small paintings and prints from $50 up
The Stinking Fish Studio Tour group of artists has just the thing to get you started. The Metchosin Art Gallery is currently showing our impressive array of fine art for sale: from paintings, quilting and printmaking to woodworking, metal working, stone sculpture, jewelry and pottery. Head upstairs for a cup of tea, fresh baked cookies and even more fine art and crafts perfect for gift giving. I hate to say the "C" word already, but there is no denying that "Christmas" really is just around the corner!
More of my felted hand knits and art cards.
Bonnie Coulter's paintings and art cards.
Pottery and hand made specialty soaps by Ann Semple.
Print maker and poet Chiarina Loggia's beautiful prints and hand made booklets.
Warm up with one of Jaquetta Nisbet's woolly hats.
Stone carver Lesley Foreman offers beautiful art cards of her work.
This weekend, get out into your neighborhood and enjoy the many arts and crafts sales available to you. And if you live in my neck of the woods, swing by the Metchosin Art Gallery during the month of November. One of a kind gifts can be yours for the giving.

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