Wednesday, 28 December 2011

End of Year message from our President!

Hard to believe that we are once again close to the end of the year. Quite a year it has been too in our small BWS world. Several of our artists have been successful in having their works exhibited in very prestigious shows locally and even, for one, in the U.S.

Our own shows, both juried and open, were marvellous examples of how diverse and exciting an exhibit our artists are capable of producing, reflecting our mix of recreational and professional artists.

As quoted in our website “Bayview Watercolour Society is much more than just watercolour”. The introduction of a Kids Art Fun Day featured in our open Fall Boynton show brought a whole new dimension to the face of BWS and was enjoyed by many local families.

Recently, we have embraced the world of social networking with the introduction of this new blog, "The Waterfront". I encourage you to become a follower and to pass the word along to your friends in the art world. Added to our established website we are truly on the cutting edge, don’t you think?

April 2012 will see us turn ten!!! I would love to hear some ideas on how we can celebrate this occasion. We have made many happy memories together but the best is yet to come.

It has been with great pleasure that I have, over the past year, officially held the position of President of BWS…….unofficially for a year or two prior. Now I look forward to handing over the reins to a new President of your choice who will bring fresh modern ideas on how to continue and
grow. My husband and I plan to spend even more time travelling, his philosophy is “if we don’t keep going we might seize up” well, something like that. We are a unique group with much to offer and I will continue to enjoy being a very active member.

I would like to take this opportunity to pass on the wishes of your executive to wish you and yours all the best of good wishes for a happy holiday season and a new year that sees some of your dreams come true.


Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Artists support action against mega quarry!

Tony Cook was one of some 30 artists who donated paintings made during a paint-out earlier this year, in support of action against the Mega Quarry in Dufferin County.

The group has now mounted a web site to display the paintings and to promote future events. He has kindly given us the link below

His  sketch  will be used as the basis for a larger finished piece to be donated in the spring.

Thank you for sharing this with us Tony

latest News!!!

Due to family illness Didi Gadjanski will be replacing Andrew Hamilton for tonights demo.   She will demonstrate work on yupo.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Demo and Party Night!

Hope you will all be attending our party night and acrylic demo by  Andrew Hamilton next Tuesday (13th).  Andrew will be painting a landscape and discussing the essential elements of the Group of Seven". 

 Andrew is an international impressionist painter, artist and workshop instructor in acrylic, oil, watercolor and printmaking mediums. His vibrant, colourful and unique work is part of numerous national and international collections. His painting style encompasses the use of a palette of the three primaries plus white and he combines this with a loose, inventive colorful style.  Andrew paints in all four seasons capturing the beauty and natural rhythms of each and has painted from coast to coast traveling painting and capturing in paint this vast land.

The meeting will be at the Langstaff Community Centre and the demo will start promptly at 7pm!


Sunday, 4 December 2011

TWS Aquavision Exhibition!

It was the meet the artists reception of the TWS Aquavision exhibition this afternoon and it was wonderful to see 5 members of our society with paintings in the show! Congratulations to Jean, Marion, Tony, Diana and Steven for having paintings accepted.

Unfortunately I wasn't allowed to take any general shots of the exhibition to share with you all but I was able to get a photo of Jean, Marion, Tony, Diana and Steven  with their paintings

Diana Bick was also awarded an award of merit  for her painting 'Patchwork quilt of life' and Jean Soong the jurors choice Bronze award for her painting 'Removing veil of hair to see the light'.  Both can be seen below receiving their awards from Nancy Newman the president of TWS

Congratulations to both of you from all of us at BWS! We should all be proud to have such accomplished and talented artists in our group!

The exhibition can be viewed at The Paper Mill Gallery, Todmorden Paper Mills Heritage Museum and Arts Centre, 67 Pottery Rd, Toronto and runs until Sunday December 11th.