THE DOWNTOWN VITALITY AWARDS ARE GIVEN ANNUALLY TO BUSINESSES AND ORGANIZATIONS IN RECOGNITION OF SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENTS IN ENHANCING THE VITALITY OF DOWNTOWN CALGARY.
The painting they used is called, 'Stephen Avenue' and you can find it in my Big City Living painting series.
This was a commissioned piece. This couple has a home in Nelson, BC and they wanted a painting of the house, but also to include the beauty of the mountains and their view. Susan provided me with a few photos and the story about the house. It was a pleasure to create these pieces for Susan and John.
Here is their response:
John and I love the pieces, we hung them in our entry so we see them as we come and go to work, to remind us of our dream. We’ve had lots of compliments and have sent a number of people to your website. Thanks again Jake, I really enjoy your work,
Owner & President of ABL Imaging
Both of these pieces are hanging in the CMLC office in the old St. Louis Hotel.
EAST VILLAGE RIVER WALK MOONLIGHT
Both paintings are 2' x 4' painted on wood canvas. I used acrylic paint, ink, collage and resin. I did a lot of photography and sketching on site before painting the pieces.
When I first got to Calgary in 2003, I was painting the places of Mission district (4 st SW). I was living there so I could sketch, paint and photograph the area every day. Now I do the same in the East Village. It takes a long time for me to get to the painting stage in my cityscapes. I play around a lot with sketching and photography first. Putting things to scale are not important - rather including all the elements in a scene that give a mood and a feel to a place.
EAST VILLAGE RIVERWALK SUNSHINE
Join our next class! Nov 18, 6-9pm
Sign up at the Badlands Community Facility
$53 - includes supplies and you go home with a masterpiece you created in class!
Main Contact Information
Physical Address: 80 Veterans Way, Drumheller, AB
Mailing Address: 224 Centre St, Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y4
Phone: (403) 823-1370
Oct 21, 2016 | 6:00pm - 9:00pm | Badlands Community Facility
Nov 18th, 2016 | 6:00pm - 9:00 pm | Deadline to register is November 11th | Badlands Community Facility
Mixed-Media Art and Wine Night offers you a chance to relax with friends, drink some wine and unleash your inner artist. Our local artists Jake Joy provides a memorable experience and an opportunity to create an original art masterpiece that you can take with you. Whether you are planning a birthday party, bridal shower, team building event, or client appreciation night; we have the perfect way to do it! Mixed-Media Art and Wine Night at the Badlands Community Facility!
Mixed-media artwork is the use of two or more different mediums to create one piece. JakeJoy uses up to 4 different mediums in one painting: photo transfer, ink drawing, collage and acrylic fluid paints. She would like to share some of that process with you. This will be an easy to follow mixed media introduction class. Get ready to be surprised and thrilled with the outcome of your own mixed-media painting.
In this class we will use photo transfer to create the base drawing of our mixed-media painting. Then strengthen some of the dark colour or add marks with pen and ink. We follow that step with built up layers of acrylic glaze and then you can decide if you would like to add more detail with opaque paint and collage. The work is completed with a final seal of glaze.
Join us for a night of ART and WINE and MUNCHIES! Best combination really.
Mixed-media artwork is the use of two or more different mediums to create one piece. JakeJoy uses phototransfer, ink drawing, collage and acrylic to create her work. She would like to share some of that process with you. This will be an easy to follow mixed media introduction class. Get ready to be surprised and thrilled with the outcome of your own mixed-media painting.
"Oh my goodness, they are gorgeous!" - Kandace Wylie-toews
This article was published in the Metro by Aaron Chatha on August 11, 2016. (click photo for link)
Local Etsy business owners will soon be offered the chance to move their virtual shelf space into the real world – specifically, into the Glenbow Museum.
The virtual market place has struck a deal with Calgary’s Glenbow to allow Etsy members to create new and unique products for the museum.
The Etsy marketplace allows users to sell their homemade goods through the website.
“We have so many talented artists and makers here in Calgary and Alberta,” said Jenny Fisher, Glenbow marketing manager. “It’s always fun to find ways to activate the collection – we have so much really cool stuff at Glenbow and only a small portion of it can be on display at one time.”
They’ll be taking in applications from anyone in the province, and select a small portion of them to go behind the scenes at the Glenbow. There’s a ton there for them to see.
The Glenbow houses more than 30,000 pieces of artwork, plus objects like tea cups, dresses and massive gambling tables from Western Canadian history, military history, Japanese samurai armour and even medieval weaponry. And that’s only the tip of the iceburg.
The museum will try to match selected applicants with items or eras that interest them, in the hopes they’ll be inspired to make something cool for the store.
“We have sort of crossed that line between art museum and cultural history museum. For us it’s all about the art of making and things that have been created, used and have importance in peoples lives,” explained Fisher.
The final products will be looked at by a jury, and the best items will be selected for the storefront.
“By partnering with Glenbow's supportive community Etsy can help local artists expand on their creativity, create new work and grow their businesses,” said Erin Green, managing director of Etsy Canada.
I love our libraries! I think they are a very important element in a healthy and vibrant community. Calgary does such a great job of supporting the ongoing health of our libraries. Here, my art and me get to mingle with the general public and we have great conversations about the work. Art in the library is so accessible and it feels like a great connection to why I paint in the first place.
Thank you Calgary Public Library!
Kandace Wylie-Toews a Drumheller resident and artist herself, has commission a few paintings with her beloved family photos. I can't wait to work with these photos to create some really fabulous paintings!
Kandace, by the way repurposes furniture to create stunning, unique pieces of art for your home. I want to buy each and every piece that she creates!
The Brocanteuse - Check her facebook page out: The Brocanteuse.
Check back here to see how the paintings turn out!
Art is the...
great connector of people, places and dreams. It speaks the language of the heart when it is authentic and created from an open and non-judgemental space. It is passionate pursuit of creation with a playful mind.