Thursday, August 25, 2016

Back to COOL

Ah, late August. You can just feel it in the air. The weather slowly starts to shift and back-to-school preparations begin. While neither of us at the gallery are going back-to-school per-say, we are in the spirit of back to school preparations to help the awesome folks at the Parker Street Food and Furniture Bank with their Back to School Supplies Program. Parker Street provides 800 backpacks with school supplies to families in need, and currently they only have 200 backpacks ready for September.

We know our gallery community is filled with people like you who like to help out, and we'd like to thank you for doing so! Right now at the gallery if you donate $20+ or bring in $20 worth of school supplies you'll receive **15% off your art purchase (**some exceptions apply). OR bring in lightly used or new backpack and be entered to win a $50 gift certificate for the gallery. Thank you to everyone who has donated so far!

Now back to art business. This week we've received some great new work, like these pieces from George Spencer. These two paintings from George are a great way to extend the local strawberry season indefinitely!

George Spence, Study for Strawberries and Cream, 8"x10", Oil on Board

Or for kicking back after you've dropped the kids off at school for the semester with a chilled glass of wine:

George Spencer, Bowl with Wine and Berries, 11"x14", Oil on Board

You can see more of George's work online here.

This new painting by Caitlin McGuire (yes, I am writing about myself in the third person) might be a familiar scene to those who have loved ones studying across Canada and abroad...

Caitlin McGuire, And Then I Saw Her Standing There, 12"x24", Oil on Board

Can you place it? Or how about this one for folks who commute across the harbour for work and school?

Caitlin McGuire, Ferry Now Boarding, 5"x7", Oil on Board

Caitlin (yes, me) will have more pieces arriving later in the week, but in the meantime you can see more of her (my) work online here.

We also have a special 30% off work by Stuart Melanson, including these beautiful pieces that seem to beckon Fall and Spring at the same time...

Stuart Melanson, Smooth Sailing, Acrylic on Board, 10"x5.75"

Stuart Melanson, Spring Fever, Acrylic on Board, 8"x10"

Stuart Melanson, Leaf Study, Acrylic on Board, 8"x10"

Whether you're just getting back to town or are getting ready to head out again, we'd love to see you, so pop in and say, "Hi!", soon, would ya?