Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Mark your Calender!

It's that time of year again, when our friend & well known Gabriola artist, Sheila Norgate will be opening her studio for her annual sale.

Make sure you mark it on your calender, it's an event that you won't want to miss....

2531 Tyee Drive, Gabriola Island

Saturday 13 December 2008

11- 5

For those over in Vancouver, Sheila also has an exhibition currently open at the Atelier Gallery...

Mixed Bag: New Work
December 4 – 24, 2008
Opening reception: Thursday,
December 4, 6-8 p.m.
(Artist in attendance)

The Atelier Gallery is pleased to present a small solo exhibition featuring new work by Sheila Norgate. This latest series of text-based paintings sees her menagerie of birds and dogs continue to be a central theme. Working primarily in acrylics, each canvas delivers a narrative stamped with Norgate’s signature wit.

“Over the years there have been what you would call recurring motifs appearing in my work. Hearts and birds have pretty much been there all along, but the dogs are a more recent addition. I’d love to be able to attribute this to some more exotic phenomena, but truth be told, it is a simple case of art imitating life. We adopted a small Maltese-poodle cross in 2001 and life has never been the same.”

Sheila Norgate is a long time resident of Gabriola Island and a prominent member of its vibrant arts community. Despite roots firmly planted on an isolated and idyllic Gulf Island, Norgate exhibits in numerous galleries across North America and attracts a large and enthusiastic audience. Mixed Bag: New Work, will be on display from December 4 – 24, 2008.
Image information:
Sheila Norgate, The Heart is a Fervent Songbird, acrylic on canvas, 24 x 36 inches, 2008

2421 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC
V6H 3G5

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