Last night marked a new milestone in exhibiting my prints to a wider audience. The Ranchmen's Club in Calgary hosted it's 3rd annual Emerging Artists exhibition. Attended by over 100 members and their guests, this private show managed to bring together 31 local artists and highlighted a diverse range of unique styles and talent.
To begin I would like to thank my friends Gervais Goodman and Janice McDougall for the introduction and subsequent invitation to be a part of this show - you have my sincere gratitude. A special mention also goes to Megan Smith, the coordinator at the Ranchmen's Club for her considerable energy in organizing the evening. She was a star in facilitating all our needs and addressing our questions.
As it turned out I was the only printmaker and had quite a fun evening with a captivated and responsive audience. With a selection of my Year in Trees series I received a lot of enthusiasm from many guests and art collectors. Curious about the process, the tools and the patience taken to execute these prints, their compliments, feedback and purchases are truly appreciated. High energy and enthusiasm was evident throughout the night from members and artist alike - and some members had traveled a considerable distance to see my work. To you, my deepest thanks and appreciation.
Photos below highlight some of the wonderful people I was able to spend some time with. Thanks to you all.
Start of the evening
Members discussing the work
Members showing appreciation
Art collector Majella Morin and I having a discussion
Other artists and members discussing the lino process
Sterling Rempel and I discuss the techniques of lino reduction
I hope to see you again at my other upcoming exhibitions!