For a small gallery, it’s a treat to see more than 130 entries from the South Delta Artists Guild’s latest show March Madness at Tsawwassen’s Gallery 1710.
Many new members have joined the fray and are showing some spectacular works.
If you want a treat for the eyes, check out the show Friday to Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. until March 27. Gallery 1710 is located 1710 56th Street, on the south side of the Tsawwassen Rec Centre.
If you caught last month’s column you probably joined in for the demo by Deborah Zibrik and Judy Villett of Fibre Arts. Several members of the Artists’ Guild work with fibres and unusual papers to make art in a category called mixed media. Art with fabric and paper makes landscapes and portraits with textural elements.
If you want to join the Guild, a $20 fee is in effect until the end of April. Yearly membership is only $120 per year. Artists with limited studio space at home will love the studio at the Guild as there are many drop-in sessions during the week and lots more space in the workroom. Life drawing on Monday takes place from 9:15 a.m. until 12:15 p.m.
Check the Guild website at: www.southdeltaartistsguild.com for a membership application, and times for drop-ins.
Workshops are a great way to get a leg up in the art field.
Mark the date March 20 for “Looking Beyond Art as a Hobby” which runs from 1 to 4 p.m. Four entrepreneurial artists will impart their wisdom for your pleasure and future earning potential. Check with the Guild to register.
If you are already a painter, we have an open call to all artists for the Oil and Water juried show. The entry deadline is April 30. Any original two-dimensional works (except digital and photographic work) can be entered by jpeg. See: www.southdeltaartistsguild.com for prospectus. First prize is $1,500, with many other prizes as well.
In April, we look forward to a new show “Skies, Wings and Feathered Things,” with a visit from the OWL rehabilitation centre on April 2, featuring paintings, and fancy bird houses dolled up by our members.