Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: Christmas is coming

Just a little advance notice of the gift shop's upcoming Christmas market (put it in your diaries! and note that festive items will be appearing from early November onwards!).

Sunday, September 26, 2010

I Know It's Paper ..... But Is It Art?

detail from paper art by Joan Marr
Tut tut! It most definitely is, my dear.
watercolour & ink bookmark by Judy Shield
And we have some incredible handmade paper art by artist Joan Marr, in addition to our handy selection of artist gift cards.
This isn't your school's flat painting paper either; it's a lumpy, bumpy 3-D textured fantasy landscape of pressed pulp.

ocean-inspired framed and matted paper art by Joan Marr

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: flatout

art work from Vicki Allesia, James Mah, Elizabeth Wallace, Gay Torlay and Joan Marr

Don't forget to look up!

(gold star if you can work out where this was taken from! - leave a comment below)

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Too Much Jewelry

 wire wrap ring by Urszula Petrykowska

IMO we have a very concise collection of jewelry available in the gift shop, ranging from unique hand carved stone through luxurious beaded items and quirky wire crochet to amazing metalwork.

 beaded necklace by Sandra Ho

There's truly something for every taste.
wire crochet cuff by Amanda Maxwell
There are items to complete that formal outfit to paint the town red on a Saturday night, everyday "go to's" to make that casual ensemble stand out from the crowd, and precious sentimentals to gift as a "thank you".
All colours, all styles, all unique and hand made locally.
Happy shopping.
carved inukshuk pendant by Tom Reid

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

wordless wednesday: resistance is futile

carved polar bear by Tom Reid

Home wanted for house trained polar bear. Please apply Blackberry Gift Shop in Port Moody.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Summer Travels On The Move

Although the group exhibit, Summer Travels, is over at the Port Moody Arts Centre you can still catch the display as it has moved to the display case at City Hall.

All pieces are for sale through the gift shop.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

wordless wednesday: a final glimpse?

Either a teaser, or a puzzle to solve? You choose.
- stay tuned for the weekend blog post for further info :)

Saturday, September 4, 2010

September's Featured Artist: Tracy Riddell

This month's featured artist in the Blackberry Giftshop is talented photographic artist, Tracy Riddell. 
I'm not usually a blogger of few words but in this case I'll let the glorious intensity of Tracy's work speak for itself.

If you adore the kind of nature photography that immediately has you immersed within the picture please do visit the gift shop during September to check out her work (and buy some to take home with you!)

PS: today is also the last chance to catch the Summer Travels display at the Arts Centre.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Tales from Summer Travels

Pssst! Last chance to see our exhibition (and make your purchase) is this Saturday, 4th September!

Work from twenty of the Blackberry Artists is showcased for the summer in the Plum Gallery display case of the arts centre in Port Moody. Our group show is on the theme Summer Travels, and some of the pieces on display have some interesting stories with them.

This beautiful scarf from weaver Beryl Hickinbottom developed as the result of a workshop she took.

"The black and gold scarf is of merino and lycra.   This is technique I learned recently from New Zealand weaver Anne Field,   who taught workshops at Capilano University in May.   The scarf is woven 11" wide and when washed in hot water the lycra shrinks pulling the wool into pleats."

Wednesday, September 1, 2010