I've been enjoying taking the time to look back in gratitude at the previous year's abundance in my creative life. There are times I am absolutely amazed by not only what I have accomplished, but by the gifts I receive and opportunities I have been given:
One of the greatest highlights this year was to complete the 52 WEEKS PROJECT!
I was privileged to curate another six exhibits on 200 linear feet of exhibit space at the Airdrie Public Library, to coordinate 8 Jr Artists' Workshops with incredibly talented people, another fun mural with the Summer Reading Program Kids, hosted the 5th annual High School Art Gala and I got to write numerous articles on all of it.
We had the most successful AIRdirondack Gala to date, thanks to even more incredibly talented and giving artists.
Had a wonderful solo exhibition at the Bluerock Gallery in Black Diamond and group exhibit at AyrSpace Gallery in Ontario. Plus there are still several canoes available at Inglewood Fine Arts in Calgary.
My work was featured on the cover of PAGES! magazine and in the Canadian Artists for the Poor calendar, plus I got to paint another (large) bowl for the Empty Bowls Festival.
Completed another Adirondack chair to partner my first.
Was honoured by a feature in a book about female Alberta artists titled 'Artists in the Raw' by Deborah Catton (the book is available online and through the Bluerock Gallery) and received the Lt Governor Art Award nomination and met the Minister of Culture, Heather Klimchuk.
The Alberta Flood Rose Project & Gala where I got to teach opera singers and chefs to paint!!!
And for all of this I want to say a huge THANK YOU!!! I couldn't do this without your support.