Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Tales from Summer Travels

Our Summer Travels group exhibition runs until September 4th so I advise you to make space in your diary for a visit before it's too late!
As a little taste of what's on offer (all pieces are available for immediate sale) check out the description of this fantastic motorbike by artist Del Holbrook. It might just be a simple machine but hey, that's a lot of very intricate detail going on there!

"An Intarsia piece made out of 74 individual pieces of wood.  The woods used are:  Western Red Cedar, Walnut, Redheart, Pine, Yellowheart and Alder"

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Just a little hint ....

penguin chick detail from Del Holbrook

Just a vague hint to all you kids out there!
I bet you this is just what mum* really wants after all the upheaval of the summer vacation.

'peace' pendant by Sandra Ho
* with apologies to all the stay-at-home dads out there who have been juggling childcare, holiday entertainment and their sanity for the last two months

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Summer Travels Group Exhibition

The Blackberry Artists Group Exhibition, Summer Travels, runs until September 4th in the Plum Gallery at the arts centre of Port Moody.

It's running concurrently with another group show by the open studio clay artists, and showcasing works by one emerging and one established artist.

Well worth a visit!
And yes, the display case has a mirrored back (yoohoo!).

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Friday, August 13, 2010

City Hall Display

work by Vicki Allesia and Myrta Hayes
Blackberry Artists are also displaying their work in the display case on the stairs up to the council offices at City Hall.
Next time you're at the library take a side trip beyond the reception desk near the Inlet Theatre and treat yourself to a little taster of what's available in the gift shop. All work is available for sale, and collection can be arranged by phoning the gift shop.
It's also a great reminder of our Summer Travels group exhibition going on at the arts centre of Port Moody on St. John's Street.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

wordless wednesday: take a hike

take a hike
artwork by Val Simons and Vicki Allesia

NB: scheduled post (still fingers crossed for good summer weather)

Saturday, August 7, 2010

August's Featured Artist: Eileen Harder

This month's featured artist is Eileen Harder, a new member to the Blackberry Artist's Society.

Eileen works in both pastels and oils, producing gloriously rich and sumptuous (I think I can use this word to describe her work as seen in the gift shop) works of art.

Her Beach Days painting was used to announce our group exhibition, Summer Travels.

You've seen detail from her butterfly pastels before on this blog but here's a glimpse of work on oil paints rendering the reflections from a glass candle holder. 

In fact, this plate of strawberries looks good enough to eat ......... maybe this is why I always feel peckish during my shift in the gift shop?

Friday, August 6, 2010

Moody Views

leafy boughs
shoreline trail scene by Val Simons

.... and talking of rain (which hopefully is not happening right now) (but just in case it is) did you know it's possible to take a mini tour of famous Port moody attractions without leaving the comfort of the gift shop?

home of venosta
Port Moody Station Museum by Tracey Riddell

See Port Moody through the eyes of one of our artists!

the Venosta railcar at the station museum (Tracy Riddell)

Their work also makes a fantastic souvenir gift for visitors ,or as thank you's to gracious hosts!  :)

PS: we also stock olde time Port Moody cards and the famous Blackberry mug

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

wordless wednesday: in print

work from our new printmaker, james Mah

Monday, August 2, 2010

Tales from Summer Travels

mermaid: a multi-strand necklace by Amanda Maxwell
Attention! You only have this summer in which to view the group exhibition put on by the Blackberry Artists in the arts centre of Port Moody, which is probably just as well since our theme is indeed Summer Travels and leaving it on view later might cause unnecessary heartache!

Pieces were inspired by the idea of travelling during summer; destinations, sun, the beach, and in the case of this multi-strand necklace, packing light!

"A multi-tasking, multi-purpose, multi-strand travel necklace. Wear as a whole for that statement night out in style or, using the extender chains supplied, wear as a simpler form for day trips and casual dining. This necklace comprises six strands of beads, each in a different style. Each strand can be unclipped from the main assembly and worn separately to simplify your holiday packing and jewelry needs."