New Representation: my art is now available at the Assiniboia Gallery in Regina! They are located at 2266 Smith Street, a vibrant, bustling part of town.

July - October, 2017: A small selection of my work,
courtesy of Darrell Bell Gallery, is available at Boffins restaurant (111 Research Drive, U of S campus).

Sunday, November 19, 2017: Studio on 20th Open Studio Art Show and Sale. The studio where I paint will be open to the public from 11 am - 5 pm on this one afternoon only. Current work by our eleven artists will be exhibited and available to purchase. Please come and bring a friend! We are located at 236A 20th Street West (door to the left of the Odd Couple restaurant); not wheelchair accessible.

Ongoing: my 8x8" original oil paintings are available exclusively at Darrell Bell Gallery located in the Canada Building in downtown Saskatoon. As well, some of my large oil paintings are now available in this beautiful local gallery.

November 10, 2016: I was interviewed by Daily Paintworks as their Spotlight Artist for a week! Read my interview on the DPW News blog!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

A Place To Call Studio

 

As many of you know, it has been a bit of an uphill battle over the last three months while I have tried to produce work in a temporary studio space. I have tried to stay upbeat and I have definitely been thankful for a place to "be", but it has not been without its challenges. The hardest part has been how cold the space is- cinder block walls with no insulation and no heat ducts to be found. Brrrrrr. It hasn't helped that this has been one of the coldest winters in Saskatchewan history. Apparently on average there are about 13 days colder than -30 C from November 1st until now; this winter we have had about 42 days with these temperatures. A gal starts to lose her upbeatedness! (I made that word up)

Anyways, I write with good news! I am moving to a new permanent studio this week! Seven of the artists from my old studio will be at this location as well as five new artists. I am excited for this next chapter to begin. I will be sharing a space with a good friend and fellow artist, Bridget Aitken, and hopefully we will be able to stop eating chocolate and laughing long enough to get some work done. I will post some pictures of the new space once we are settled.


So farewell to the chilly, light-challenged temporary studio, farewell to the graffiti and the white powdery mold growing on the walls, farewell to the rickety stairs going down to the bathroom in the basement, farewell to the indescribable odour lurking at every turn, farewell to the place my son thinks has seen the apocalypse. Fare Thee Well.... it's been real.

2 comments:

Barbara Muir said...

Hurray! You have been brave and good about it. I'm so glad you have a better place.

XOXOXO Barbara

Nicki said...

I am excited to get set up and fully functional. Thanks Barbara. It will be good.
XO