Monday, September 17, 2012

Artist in Residence - Summerland Art Gallery

Well, it's official folks, I have been selected as the new Artist in Residence for the Summerland Art Gallery for the 2013 season! I am so honoured to have been chosen! It is truly inspiring to see how fibre art continues to surface as a fine art in galleries worldwide.

As a fibre artist I've been so impressed by the Okanagan quilting guilds, writing groups, fibre art groups and art scene. I have taken several classes at the Summerland Art Gallery in the last year and enrolled my son in the summer arts programs and I encourage you to do the same. It's a wonderful place to be!

Thank you to all of my friends and family who have embraced, encouraged and supported me along the way.

Photo courtesy of John Arendt 
If you've never had the notion to visit Summerland, BC it is an adorable little town nestled around Giant's Head Mountain. It has beaches, camping, trendy shops an restaurants, incredible coffee shops as well as world class wineries and golf courses. You can drive or hike up Giant's Head for a breathtaking view of the mountains and valley from Penticton to Peachland. Or you can take a ride on the historic Kettle Valley Steam Railway aboard the Spirit of Summerland. Visit the Summerland online to find out more about how The Spirit of Summer Never Ends to plan your next visit.  

Artist in Residence hours: 10am - 2pm Mon - Fri or by appt. 

A residency at the Summerland Art Gallery for me will serve as a quality space and focussed time to breathe, dig deep and be inspired. I'll be focussing on a fusion of art and literature with a series of poetry inspired fibre art pieces. I can't wait to be involved in and plan events and classes for the public. The residency runs for one year starting on October 1, 2012. So please take the time to stop by for a visit. I'd love to meet Summerland visitors as well as members of my local community to share my experience in fibre art!