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Trying to relax

So my first week of holidays is almost over and I have to say it was the least relaxing week off I have ever had. I made myself a promise this morning that the rest of my holidays I will be relaxed and not worry about anything except painting and relaxing.

It wasn’t all bad and I had some wonderful times with friends, went to the lake, found a great dresser that we will be using as our vanity, started some sketches for my upcoming solo exhibition and almost finished my book for my first book club meeting tonight. It was a bit of a hard read but I like new experiences and I have never been part of a book club before.

Here are some pictures of my first week off:

Oh Luna
friends
will be a vanity
sketches
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At the Farmer’s Market

If you are looking for something nice to do this weekend, come to the Forks and visit me at the Farmer’s Market. I am sharing a table with the fabulous ceramic artist Charlene Brown. So there will be lots of eco-friendly jewelry, photography,  textile products such as purses, cup cozies and hair accessories and of course pottery from clayhaus. The Farmer’s Market takes place in the Market Plaza from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. See you on Sunday!

Ciao

The Forks Farmer's Market poster - courtesy of The Forks Market
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In Plain View

This weekend is the studio tour “In Plain View” again. It’s a great opportunity to get a peek inside lots of Winnipeg based artists’ studios and see their work. Enjoy the great whether this weekend and take part of this self guided studio tour. For a complete list of participating artists visit www.inplainviewwinnipeg.com.

Please make sure to add cre8ery to your list of studios to visit. It’s a great opportunity to see lots of different artists’ studios in one convenient location.

Come and visit us at cre8ery, 2nd floor – 125 Adelaide between noon and 5:00 p.m. this Saturday and Sunday and check out some of my jewelry, bags, photography and paintings. Enjoy the tour and I hope to see you this week-end!

Ciao for now!

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99 pieces of art… submission

This morning was the submission deadline for the “99 pieces of art on the wall” exhibition at the cre8ery gallery. I am very excited that 2 of my photographs have been accepted. The exhibition will be on from August 18 until September 2. I will blog more details on the exhibit at a later date.

Please save the date for the opening reception on August 18 and come and support local artists.

Ciao!

submission
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At the market

I wanted to thank everybody who came to the Forks Market to support me and to check out my spring collection. It was 2 days full of meeting great new people and having a chance to show off my work. I even managed to participate in the chocolate festival and taste some incredible chocolate treats. The Forks Market really is an inspiring place to be at. I am planning on being back to sell my work at the Forks a few times this summer by participating in the Outdoor Farmers Market.

If you missed me this week-end and are looking for the perfect gift for mother’s day just give me a call or send me a quick e-mail to arrange a time to come by my studio (p. 204.510.3939, anjastudios@shaw.ca).

Ciao!

Anja

setting up early in the morning
having fun
my stall
textiles
jewelry & photos
more jewelry and photos
anja studios
See you next time
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Wish I was there

I wish I could have been in New York this week-end for the opening reception of “The sketchbook project” exhibition. It have never not been at the opening reception of an art show that I have had art work in. Too bad. I just have to make it work to go see the exhibit in one of the US cities it’s going to. Maybe Washington DC in April or Chicago in July. I will let you know once I have a trip planned.

Ciao

scars spread from my sketchbook
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Met the deadline

Months ago I had blogged about participating in The Sketchbook Project. I am so excited that I have completed the sketchbook on time and it’s on its way to New York to The Brooklyn Art Library.

Thousands of sketchbooks will be exhibited at galleries and museums across the US.

After the tour, all sketchbooks will enter into the permanent collection of The Brooklyn Art Library, where they will be available for the public to view.

28836 artists from 94 countries around the world are participating and the tour starts February 19, 2011. It’s like a concert tour, but with sketchbooks.

I have chosen the theme “Below the surface” and in the end it turned into a very personal self-portrait consisting of poems and illustrations. If you are in any of the cities below make sure to check out the exhibition.

Brooklyn, NY, Feb. 19 – 27, 2011 (opening reception Feb. 19)

Austin, TX, March 12, 2011

Portland, ME, March 30 – April 2, 2011

Atlanta, GA, April 8-9, 2011

Washington, DC, April 11-30, 2011

Seattle, WA, June 10-12, 2011

San Francisco, CA,  June 18, 2011

Chicago, IL, July 14-17, 2011

Winter Park, FL, July 29-31, 2011

Here are a few pictures of my sketchbook.

Ciao

Cover of sketchbook
Intro poem
Scars
Scars poem
Fear
Loneliness
Hope
Love poem
Love
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Solo Exhibition date set for 2012

I have very exciting news!!!! I have set a date for my first solo exhibition. The exhibition will be taking place April 5 – 17, 2012 at cre8ery gallery in Winnipeg. The vernissage/opening night will be on Thursday, April 5, 2012 from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.

I am so excited and can’t wait to get started on selecting from my existing work and creating more work for the show. More details to follow. YEAH!!!

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Ciao