Tuesday, August 5, 2008

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I am participating inMalaspina Printmakers semi-annual members' exhibition "Hot Off the Press", and the image mosaic that they use to advertise the event, at least on their website, includes two of the three pieces that I dropped off to have hang in the show! Took me long enough to discover it - the show's only been up since mid-June! If you happen to be wandering around on Granville Island before August 31, make sure to pop into Malaspina to see what's up. There is quite a selection of delightful prints from local (and international) printmakers who are also members of Malaspina.

Another show that's coming up is the Federation of Canadian Artists' international Painting on the Edge event. I didn't submit this year, but apparently over 700 others did, fifty of whom were finally accepted by the three-member jury. I'm planning on attending the opening on Thursday, August 21 from 6-9pm. This is an annual, open exhibition where anyone can enter; usually, the exhibitions at the Federation are open only to Federation members (and generally only Active or Signature members, at that). So, like BIMPE this year, this is a fabulous opportunity to view work of contemporary artists from around the world in our own back yard.

Also, my website has reached over 5,000 visitors in less than a year since I started recording such things. I thought that was just pretty darned cool.