A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of participating in the inaugural Artifex show at the National Art Gallery in Ottawa. The show is the brain child of Dr Bruce M Firestone, and is intended to showcase local artists. It was a great chance to meet and chat with other artists, and many of the people who support the arts in Ottawa. One of the common questions people ask at shows is how I got involved in jewellery making. This came up again during my conversation with Bruce. After hearing the story, he asked me to write a guest blog post about my transition from an IT career, to being a full time artist. So if you are curious about the origin story of SHS, please head over to Bruce's blog for my guest post.
Speaking of shows, I will be at Urban Craft Market tomorrow. If you've never been down to the Wellington West area, tomorrow is a great day to do so. There are plenty of great restaurants and shops in the area, and on the first Saturday of each month, the Urban Craft Market sets up at the Great Canadian Theatre Company. The weather looks like it's going to be amazing, and there are always some great local artists setup for the market. Please stop in and say hi.
GCTC is at the corner of Wellington and Holland, and the show will be on from 10am till 2pm.
Now off to finish up some earrings for the show...
The New Arts Festival is quickly approaching. This show has been a favourite of ours, both as artists and patrons, for many years. We're happy to have been accepted by the jury again this year to display our work. The new jewellery line will be out again, so if you missed coming to visit us at Glamour in the Glebe, this is a good chance to see the pieces in person. I'm waiting to get a few pieces back from the casters, and if they arrive in time, I should have some new cufflinks for the show as well.
The show is on Saturday June 2nd, and Sunday June 3rd, from 10am to 5pm. It runs rain or shine, so we will be there regardless of the weather. It takes place in Central Park in the Glebe (the east side of Bank St, just south of the Queensway). It is free to the public all weekend.
The map below has our spot marked in red (we're on the south pathway, #33). We're beside our good friend Steve Strang again this year. The best thing about setting up beside your favourite painter, is having a first look at the new paintings.
TNAF is the premier art show in Ottawa. It is worth spending the afternoon wandering around to see what our local artists have to offer. Please stop in and say hi if you make it out.
We're getting close to our first show the year, Glamour in the Glebe. This will be the first time to see our new line of jewellery in person. A few of the pieces will be in the fashion show on Friday night. We will have a table setup on Friday night, and Saturday throughout the day. If you are in Ottawa May 11th or 12th, please stop by and say hi. We'd love to get your feedback on the new pieces, and chat about what the future has in store. The show will also be a good chance to pick up something nice for the special lady in your life.
Glamour in the Glebe Friday, May 11th 18:30-21:30 - $6 admission Saturday, May 12th 10:00-16:00 - Free admission Glebe Community Centre, 175 Third Ave