Sunday, December 1, 2013

Wildflower Art & Sale participant - Jill Nuckles

  Our next featured artist is :     

Jill Nuckles

She creates wonderful one of a kind felt and ceramic objects!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Our next wonderful artist that will be at the Dec. 8th Art Salon & Sale is: 

 Sandra Civitarese

You have to come and see Sandra's work. She has a real sense of humor which is evident in her ceramic sculptures!

Another amazing artist participating in the show & sale:   Alice Vanmill (Helwig)
Alice S. Helwig

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  A.S.HELWIG utilizes techniques such as collage, texturing,                    glazing and under painting to explore the prairie landscape.

                    “I am painting the landscape that is familiar to me,” says                    Helwig.  “The imagery that I have been working with has                    become spiritual and dreamlike.  The images are quick                    glances we have of the landscape as we move through it.”

                       Themes of alienation, awe, personal epiphanies and                       prayerfulness emerge.  The fleeting moment transcends                       itself to reveal that feeling, that truth, which we intuitively                       understand but find difficult to articulate.  These are visual                       poems, which insinuate the eternal into our understanding                       of the immediate.  Her work is represented by Mountain                       Galleries in Jasper, Banff and Whistler, and Blue Rock                       Gallery in Black Diamond.


 A. S. Helwig was born in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.                         From an early age she drew and painted.  In fact, she has painted in acrylics since she was 14 years old in the coulee hills close to her family home.  Helwig took a two year commercial art program at the Medicine Hat College and then a Bachelor of Education Degree (with Distinction) from the University of Lethbridge.  Looking for adventure she moved to Fox Lake, a small remote Indian village in Northern Alberta.  There she taught English and art while maintaining a studio in her home.  Presently residing in Calgary, Helwig remains an art educator, and a studio artist.   You might have seen her acrylic painting show on Shaw TV called Canvas.  She is filming the third season of this show.

Helwig attended the Banff Centre of Arts in a self-directed residency in 2008 and 2005.  Her award winning work in included in many private and corporate collections.


Sunday, November 3, 2013

Our next featured artist:   Susanah Windrum - Copper Lizard Studio

My artwork is made in a way that is reminiscent of the prairie ranchers’ method - use what you have at hand to create something needed. Instead of trying to make a new piece of metal look old, I search for and find metal that already holds its own history and story - then join that with other aged pieces to create a new story.

I love the process of visualizing and creating something new, out of discarded objects and materials that once had a completely different purpose. 

I work with recycled, post-consumer, and repurposed metal to create jewellery, low–relief sculptures and metal collages. My metal assemblages are constructed using traditional cold–connection jewellery techniques with a variety of different types of rivets. Metal to used to join metal, there is no soldering or welding.

Each Copper Lizard Studio piece is a unique, one-of kind artwork inspired by the way the metal has been transformed by aging, patina and wear.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Wildflower Art Salon and Sale 2013

This wonderful Show & Sale is at the Wildflower Arts Centre (3363 Spruce Drive SW) December 8, 2013 from 10:00am to 4:00pm


Our Next Featured Artist:   Barbara Rumberger - Glass Artist  

Artist Statement

Glass, in a functional form or as a sculptural piece, is an art medium with a unique
advantage. Like a painting it can be smooth or rough, thick or thin, decorated or
plain. But its ability to capture and reflect light is its signature glory. Even as an
oozing hot liquid, when glowing from its core, it can captivate viewers.
The main focus of my work lies in the optical capabilities of it nature. Depth is enhanced through the use of either thinly layered transparent colours or thick clear glass or a combination of both. Each piece maintains a molten quality,
whether it is in a fluid lip or a loose form. The softness is sometimes
counterbalanced with a criselled lip or a thin wrap. Generally, my goal is to represent the mediums contrasting qualities: raw or liquid, smooth yet sharp,
opaque but transparent...

Barbara Rumberger
47 Coach Manor Rise SW
Calgary, Alberta
T3H 1C5
Phone: 403-284-2888

Monday, October 21, 2013

Artists in the 2013 Show & Sale!

This wonderful Show & Sale is at the Wildflower Arts Centre (3363 Spruce Drive SW) December 8, 2013 from 10:00am to 4:00pm


Here is information about one of the Artists participating in this years event.....more to come!

Susan Thorpe

I love the feel and earthy scent of clay. It reminds me of under my grandmother’s porch, boxes stacked in the fruit cellar, opening the cottage on the 24th of May, musty from being closed all winter. Clay connects me with my southern Ontario roots.
Clay is a powerful material in other ways. It can be formed to imitate almost any other material. I model and sculpt animal forms with surfaces that look like fur or feathers, real or imagined. My current work is a mix of stoneware clay and paper fiber. I enjoy adding found materials and grouping the animals to create sociological, political or ecological statements. 
My sculptures are fired in an electric kiln to approximately 2000F to ensure strength and then completed with finishes that could include patinas, acrylics, stains or glaze.