June 2020 Newsletter

It’s going to be a very different summer, but galleries are opening up and events are moving online. The Viewpoint Art Gallery and Nelson Visitor Center have just re-opened their doors. You can find my work at both locations!

New Paintings

Commissions were a focus last month, but I’ve also completed a few new originals with some more style experimentation!

Upcoming Events

Kootenay River Paint Along – June 17th

Do you want to learn to paint? This is a free event over Facebook Live to work on a small painting together. Bring your own art supplies and follow along. June 17th at 3:30pm PT. Find event details and supply list on Facebook.

Kootenay River Paint Along

I’ll be leading a series of these paint alongs over the summer. Each one will feature a different trail society with a suggestion to donate.

Landscapes Exhibition – June 15th

The Landscapes Exhibition with the Federation of Canadian Artists is opening June 15th. My painting “Partly Cloudy” was accepted and can be viewed at the Federation Gallery in Vancouver. An online gallery will also be available .

“Partly Cloudy”

Art walk – June 26th

Art Walk is happening this year as a virtual event with an online gallery and streamed performances. It kicks off June 26th, stay tuned for more information on the Nelson District Art Council’s website.

Plein Air Painting Trips

If you’re a fellow Kootenay artist, I am organizing some paint outs in local parks. Bring your own supplies and ideas and we’ll admire each other’s work from afar. Join the Kootenay Plein Air Artists group on Facebook to follow along or create your own paint out events.

I am also leading a series of “Art & Adventure” trips with the Kootenay Mountaineering Club throughout the summer. Check out the schedule here.

Colouring Book Update

Thank you to everyone who supported the Kootenay Colouring book project over the last month. The book sold 550 copies and raised a $5517.32 donation to the Nelson Community Food Center.

The book is sold out, but you can still download free colouring sheets here.

Thank you!

Hope you’re all staying well and taking care!

-Abby