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My biggest art event of this year is coming up next weekend, so I spent most of the day packaging original watercolour paintings for tabletop displays. After getting my latest covid and flu vaccinations this morning, that is.
Taking place on both Saturday and Sunday, October 28 and 29, the 2023 "Gathering of Artisans" is being held in a charming waterfront area of Montréal Island, in support of the Baie d'Urfé Curling Club.
More than thirty-five local artisans and artists were juried into this indoor art fair, spread across two adjacent buildings on this site:
. The Curling Club; and
. The Red Barn.
My watercolour paintings will be on display in The Red Barn, along with information on my "Art Despite Pain" chronic pain initiative.
. The Red Barn: 20609 Lakeshore Road.
. Curling Club: 63 Churchill Road.
Parking for both buildings will be at 63 Churchill Road, Baie d'Urfé, Québec.
Saturday 1000 to 1600, Oct 28
Sunday 1000 to 1500, Oct 29
Featuring a wide variety of artisanal and art works, this event will include "decorative painting, woodworking, wire art, chocolatier, sewing, knitting, jewellery, soaps and much more" (via bdcc.ca/index.php/en/).
The annual Gathering of Artisans is the perfect opportunity to pick up locally-made gifts for birthdays, holidays, hostesses/hosts, or special occasions - or something for yourself.
For anyone who's looking for easy-to-mail gifts, I've created custom art-mailers, featuring my painting of a Kingfisher [shown on my poster, below].
Each art-mailer can hold either a 4 x 6" or a 5 x 7" original watercolour painting, matted to 8 x 10" [using acid-free mats, backboards, & framing-tape].
The recipient can then pop the (unframed) matted painting and backboard out of its protective sleeve and into any 8 x 10" frame that they already have lying around - even a photo frame.
If you're in the area and planning to visit, please stop by early for the best selection.
Each of my watercolours is an original painting - no reproductions - so once a particular scene is gone, it's gone!