Eighth Annual TNSC/FCA Open Show
Entries have been juried. You should have received an email letting you know the results for your pieces. If you have questions, please call Cathie at 250 828-0190.
IMPORTANT SHOW INFORMATION:
- Set up day is Wednesday, April 8 from 9 a.m. Please have your art there as early as possible. Out of towners by 10:00, locals by 11:00 am. This show is a lot of work to hang.
- Shipped pieces must be received by April 6 at the latest. Ship to TNSC, 19-2630 Nechako Drive, Kamloops, BC, V2E2C9. Phone 250 828-0190. I will store them at my house until set up day and will email you to let you know when your art arrives.
Click here to download the show poster.
Click here to download the show invitation.
A Passion for Painting
Friday, April 10 and Saturday April 11
Art Demonstrations and Discussion with our Jurors
Demonstrations at St. Andrews on the Square, 2nd Avenue and Seymour Street, Kamloops. St. Andrews is the yellow heritage church with the lovely gardens outside. Park in the parkade on Seymour Street in the next block down or in parkade on Landsdowne. We have computerized meters now, but the cost is $1 an hour, payable with debit, credit or cash. Seymour is one way, from west to east.
Our awards jurors are Barry Rafuse SFCA, Dene Croft SFCA and Lalita Hamill AFCA. They will be doing demonstrations of their mediums at St. Andrews. We will have a camcorder to project what they are doing on a screen so we can all see decently.
Friday, April 10
The demos start at 10 a.m. Doors open at 9 a.m. Lalita Hamill AFCA will begin Friday morning with a 2 hour demo. We have a 2 hour lunch break from noon to 2 p.m.
Lalita Hamill AFCA Barry Rafuse SFCA Dene Croft SFCA
Demo #1: 10 - noon. Lalita Hamill AFCA, Painting the Figure in oil
It is said that if you can paint the human figure, you can paint anything. Lalita will demonstrate how to render a partially clad woman using comparative measurements, and will then block in the basic structure and form, including fabric. She will discuss oil painting techniques, with a focus on skin tones, brush work, and using light to depict form, all of which are applicable to any subject matter.
Bio: Lalita is a popular instructor & juror in the lower mainland who specializes in painting figures and landscapes. She attended the Vancouver Academy of Art, where she studied traditional painting methods from classically trained instructors. Visit www.lalitahamill.com
Artist's Statement: "I paint to gently awaken in myself and others that which has been lost, hidden, or buried."
Demo #2 2-4 p.m. Abstract, Barry Rafuse SFCA
Now for something a bit different! Barry will complete an abstract painting using texture materials and mixed media. He will draw inspiration from an object in nature and talk about how that gives him a starting point. For fun, Barry will involve a viewer or two in the process! He shares his decision-making as the painting progresses, which is fascinating. Barry responds to what he sees happening on the canvas and, in his last visit with us, the piece underwent several transformations before reaching its final appearance. Barry works in acrylics.
Stay in town and come to the opening at 7 p.m. at the Old Courthouse, 1st and Seymour.
Saturday, April 11
Saturday morning will begin at 10 a.m. Noon to 2 p.m. is lunch break.
Demo #3: Still Life, Dene Croft SFCA
My demo will be a still life - the focus being the application of three or four master techniques - grisaille, alla prima, glazing and sfumato. I will talk rather a lot while I'm painting and will cover a little art history, value study and the importance of under-painting and general prep and 'readiness' - why these techniques were important to the old masters and how we can apply them with a contemporary twist
Saturday afternoon, 2-4 p.m. Critique of work by participants.
We strongly encourage artists to bring one or two pieces of work to get input from our signature members. They have considerable experience in jurying in addition to their artistic expertise. This is a chance for mentorship that we don’t often get.
Click here to download the Passion for Painting Information.
Cost: free to artists who volunteer to sit or hang the show. Contact Sandra Conway at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for your volunteer shift.
FCA Members: $15 for one day or $25 for both days
Non-members: $25 for one day, $35 for both days
Order tickets ahead of time from Sandra Conway. You may pay at the door.
Reminders for TNSC members:
1. Meetings: Wednesday,March 11 in Chase, with an ink resist demo by Kit Bell.
Saturday, March 28 in Kamloops, with a watercolour pouring demo by Juve Furtado.
2. Dues should have been paid by January 31. You may remit online by clicking on Membership Fees on the menu at left. Or, send a cheque payable to TNSC to
Jeanette Ardern, 2031 Van Horne Drive
Kamloops, BC V1S 1G8
(remember to pay your FCA dues as well.)