Once in a Blue Moon

Interestingly we finished and posted Monika Dery’s virtual tour on the day of August’s blue moon.  Big skies and rare vistas are not uncommon when you live in the Rockies.  Monika’s studio is located there.  Inspired by the mountains and lakes of home she creates all kinds of wonderful things…on just about any medium you…

Photography: Drawing with Light

Few art mediums offer the possibilities for manipulation like photography.  From ‘camera obscura’ to smart phones – its been an interesting journey that many people have applied their own ideas and skills to. One such artist is on the Artography trek (#2 on the map).  Cheryl Beck of Carstairs knew she was hooked after restoring…

These people do art on everything!

Today was the perfect example of ‘why’ we believe in this project! Sure, the cities in Alberta have LOTS going on…artwalks, markets, galleries…every weekend a festival…every corporate office full of art… But just a few minutes north of Edmonton on Highway 2 is St. Albert and just a 1/2 hour west of Edmonton on Highway…

Looks can be deceiving…

Chances are when you arrive in Alberta it will be at one of the international airports.  Complete with lots of traffic and people and 21st century architecture.  And then you will get your rental car and head for the Yukon or the mountains or the prairies…and the view will change.  While not as old as…

Glass, pottery and printmaking…oh my

One good thing about finding Alberta Art & Artists is that often they can be found in groups.  Besides markets and artwalks…the artists of Canmore Alberta have created an ‘arts district’ known as ‘The Artists Of Elk Run’.  And not only are the studios open regularly – they have annual studio tours you should watch…

Going down South

We like to think that we know a lot about Canadian Art.  Quick to recognize a Canadian icon like a Tom Thomson or a Lauren Harris or even a Alex Colville or Peter von Tiesenhausen.  Capturing Canada through art is what lead us to this project after all…so when we find treasures like the Leighton…

Walking the Talk

We do walk the talk…as we search for more Alberta Art & Artists for this project.  We have always loved going to exhibits and markets – but never thought we would be the attraction! Sharing ideas is easy with artists!  After 30 years of working with artists we know that we all share the value…

Weaving our way

Sorry for the pun…we were literally weaving our way through the foothills to get to the Cloth of Kin weaving studios in Rocky Mountain House.  We arrived on a Saturday morning to find, not simply a shop where you can buy woven goods but, a vibrant living studio full of colour – weavers – family…