Art Crawl 2015 – Sunday, Roberts Creek to Gibsons
Sunday, October 18, our second full day on the Art Crawl!!! We got 28 stickers in our passport by the end of the 2 days which was a push! We tried to get to venues and artists we haven’t been to before so if we missed you, I’m sorry but let me share what we did see.
We started nice and early with Gumboot Hash at the Gumboot Cafe and enjoyed Ramon Kubicek artwork, below as we chowed down.
#64 This Is It, Robert Studer & Dean Schutz
The very impressive This Is It building always packs a punch! What a space! Robert Studer and his family spent a year away in Cambodia and Vietnam (I think) and now share their space with Dean Schutz. Cast glass sculpture and architectural glass.
The music center with a poodle portrait which was salvaged from a garbage dump in Radium, BC.
The circus ring hangs overhead, too…..
Studio Dean Schutz, below.
#63 Diana Starbuck, Vene Parnell & Judy Heyer
Paintings by Diana Starbuck, including pet portraits.
Diana Starbuck, above and below.
Photographs by Vene Parnell
Painting below by Judy Heyer
Passed these on our way to next venue…
#70 & 71, Graham Walker & Helene Baril
Original kids music and musical instruments by Graham Walker and original clothing by Helene Baril.
#61 Roger Handling
Watercolours and pastels, some plein air by multi-talented Roger Handling whose graphic design graced the covers of my Pavelka Design sewing patterns way back in 1994.
Plein air pastels.
Lovely watercolours of a lovely model.
#43 Verna Chan & Dorothy Thom
Very accomplished knitting by Verna Chan who is a personal trainer by day as you can see by the gym equipment in the background.
Verna Chan and her knitting.
Dorothy Thom and her spinning and fleece.
#44 Ginny Vail
Abstract painting by Ginny Vail.
#48 Katherine Drasic
A newcomer to the Coast and her first art show, welcome Katherine Drasic and your paintings and drawings.
#28 The Arts Building
Random Act of Art
Paula O’Brien, my work above, talking about my adventures with urban sketching and plein air painting.
Elaine Seepish, above.
Coralie Swaney, above.
Christie Sverre, above.
Bruce Edwards watercolours in the back room gallery.
#30 Greta Guzek
Oils paintings by Greta Guzek.
Lovely new gate at Gibsons Marina. Not sure who the artist is as we were not invited to the grand opening but it’s a gorgeous piece of public art.
#31 Gibsons Public Market showed the EDGES Group
11 painters in one venue.
Diane Miles, above and below.
Diedra Goodwin, above.
Donna Swain and your gal in the field, Paula O’Brien.
Judy McLarty and her colourful works.
Odette Venuti, above.
#35 Charmaine Bayntun
Watercolours and acrylics by Charmaine Bayntun who I first met at PAINT OUT 2014.
A gorgeous grand piano shares Charmaine’s living space.
#26 Westwind Gallery, Morley Baker, Carol Whitakker, Gloria Massé
Carol Whitakker, above.
Gloria Massé, orangutans, above.
Morley Baker, abstract painting, above.
#21 The Landing Gallery Coop
More Random Acts of Art
Carine De Kock, above.
Donna Jenni, above.
Jan Poynter, above.
Miyo Shinagawa, above and below. I would have bought that!!! I just don’t have space for more art but SO charming.
#2 Marlene Lowden & Neva Murtha
Abstract paintings by Marlene Lowden, who strives to “push past pretty”.
Jewelry by Neva Murtha, The Spiral River.
#14 Jen Drysdale & Gord Dierdoff
These painters share their lives and their work space. Gord even appears below as the subject in one of Jen’s paintings.
Jen Drysdale painting, above.
Jen Drysdale painting, above and below.
Gord Dierdoff painting above and his ceramic sculpture below.
#8 Marleen Vermeulen
Oil paintings of our forests and shores by Marleen Vermeulen. Always nice to visit Marleen’s very professional studio and as this was just about the end of the day, we were happy to help them open a bottle or red wine and celebrate another fabulous Art Crawl!
Marleen Vermeulen with an 8 foot long seascape.
#10 Jan Poynter
Yippee, we made it to Jan Poynter’s place just after 5 pm and enjoyed her works. She’s the driving force behind PAINT OUT, our local annual plein air event each September.
Jan Poynter and one of her star pupil’s, my hubby, chief cook and this weekend’s chauffeur while I navigated, Dennis O’Brien.
Exhausted and art saturated, we headed to our favourite sushi spot Sushi Nagomi but it was shut. Up the hill to Won for some yummy Japanese food before our final collapse. What a fabulous weekend!!! Thanks so much to Linda Williams and her team.
I’m glad I got to be a Crawler this year but if my studio would have been open you would have seen many new works … but I had other commitments this year. See you next year back in my studio!
Paula O’Brien, oil painting of young girls from Las Fallas Festival, Valencia, Spain.
I hope all you Sunshine Coast artists will join us on SunshineCoastArtists.org, my regional artist directory that helps us find each other here on the Coast.