Thursday, 28 April 2011

Opening Night at the Roundhouse- Full House!

Some photos of the art now beautifully set up at the Roundhouse Gallery in Yaletown Vancouver for the Artists in Our Midst Opening night art show as well as photos of the fantastic opening night reception where (rumor has it) the Vancouver Sun arts reporter dropped by!

The show runs until at the Roundhouse until Friday and then moves into Open Studios all over the West side of Vancouver for the weekend Click here for Details.

If you missed the big event, enjoy a glimpse of the party on here to watch.

Setting up for the big event!

Yesterday morning I had the pleasure of meeting with the set up crew of Artists in Our Midst downtown Yaletown at the beautiful Roundhouse Community Center to help set up for our big event that opens TODAY at 11 am. Event Details Click Here. You are welcome, Admission is free.

I had such a great time helping set up that I wanted to share with you the 'behind the scenes process' of setting up for a big show like this through photos and a few comments.

The thought, time, organization, and energy that it has taken to put this show together is incredible. But behind all the hammers, nails, sweat, and magnificent paintings are some of the most amazing hard working high integrity fun loving artists I have ever had the chance to work with. I feel very blessed to part of this group and participating in this show.

Yesterday, while setting up, I had such a feeling of being a part of something great, being a part of a group of fantastic people. I felt belonging, appreciation, and a sense of fun in the process.

I will be working at the Reception Desk today from 2 - 5 pm, come by and say hello. then at 7 PM the booze will flow and the opening night party begins... See you there.

The beautiful red brick Roundhouse community Center is in the heart of Yaletown right on the water. You could not imagine a more beautiful building and setting.

Maria helps put signs up!

Busy bees working, working putting up art, organizing artists, getting art up on the panels...

Deborah Bakos - our wonderful curator and fearless leader moves some beautiful abstract pieces to make the presentation just right. The caliber of art coming in blew me away. It will be a feast for the eyes to see this final show!!!

A little to the right, Deb (!!)

Great tool box.

Getting name tags to the right art. Labels look fantastic.

Shelly Freeman's stunning abstract piece. I am in loooove with the colours here. Great work Shelly!

Art being placed ready for hanging.

Manola finding that perfect place for her glass piece. This art pieces is A-Must-See. Look for the trees!!!

Barry, our AIOM president making sure everything is running smoothly

Setting up and enjoying the process.

More art awaits to be hung.

60 Artists name tags ready to go. First name matched with last name and all alphabetized.
Go team!
The ceiling are so high at the Roundhouse Gallery... They brought in these cool elevator type machines so we could hang art from up high. way cool.

Eva, smiling away, taking care of paperwork, labels and lists. Check out her 3 framed photographs on display....The third piece is very moving.....Look for the barbed wire.

Looking gorgeous girls!
See you all tonight!

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

You're invited to AIOM's Roundhouse Exhibit and Open Studios

This is your invitation to Artists in Our Midst's Opening Night Reception at the Roundhouse Thursday April 28, 7 -10pm in Yaletown.

Join us as we celebrate the work of over 60 local artists at the launch of this vibrant four-day event dedicated to promoting visual art in Vancouver.

2 day Art Exhibit + 2 days of Open Studios & Artist Galleries...

Thursday, April 28
Public viewing: 11am - 10pm
Opening Reception: 7pm - 10pm

Friday April 29
Public Viewing: 11am - 9pm

Roundhouse map

The Roundhouse in Yaletown
at the corner of Davie and Pacific
Transit use Roundhouse stop on Canada Line. Underground pay parking is available (access off Drake) flat fee after 6pm.

Deb Chaney and Lisa Penz: Open Studio Saturday April 30 & Sunday May 1st

3275 West 24th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V6L 1R8 Studio (604) 736-5111

more details about the Open Studio at:

Admission is free to all events
For more information, check out AIOM's website at:

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Co-op Radio Interview with Kara Ko

In the case you are not linked in, facebooking, twittering, and all that other social media jazz you may not be aware of the delightful interview I had with Kara Ko this week at Co-op radio here in Vancouver - broadcast live at 102.9 FM.

Kara and I spoke about Art, Parenting, Creativity and how it takes a village to raise a child. The interview will be up on their website for the next month here "It takes a Village" Archive 42 - (scroll to 20 minutes in to by pass the music and promo) and then I'm asking my wonderful film tech friend to help me put it into a format so it'll be archived on my youtube channel for future listening.

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Beaumont Studios present Little Gems art show Opening Night.....

Well, it's all a bit short notice but... Rojia and I were invited to have a small exhibit at the Beaumont Studios going up this Thursday April 21st until May 3rd. It'll be called Little Gems and we'll both be exhibiting some small 9 x 12" pieces as well as few other paintings (surprise new paintings) ...come and see.

The opening night will also co-incide with the Beaumont Studios Thursday night painting party, everyone is welcome. You can stay and paint if you like. All supplies are included and you can either bring a canvas or buy one there.

The photos are from Rojia Dash and Deb Chaney at Beaumont Studios last Thursday night painting party. We did a free demo, painted, and partied with a great group of people. Check out the youtube movie of last week's painting party to catch the vibe!


"Little Gems"
April 21- May 3, 2011
Opening Reception: April 21, 8:00-12:00 pm

The Beaumont Studios
316 West 5th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Y 3P1

Come and join us this evening for an opening reception of two amazing Vancouver based contemporary mixed media and acrylic artists and see the artists in action. There will be drinks, amazing ambiance, music and party! So come on and play and bring whoever your heart desires the more the better! xoxo

Photos and a movie from the last week's painting party at Beaumont Studios:

Check out the youtube movie of last week's painting party to catch the vibe!