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The Curious Flea


This weekend RubyDog’s will have a table at The Curious Flea, an all-weekend flea market focussed on mid-century modern, kitsch, steampunk and up-cycled art treasures.  It’s at the New Westminster Quay.  Parking is cheap and it’s only 1 block from the New Westminster Skytrain Station.
How to get there:  River Market
Saturday, Feb. 22:  10:00 to 5:00
Sunday, Feb. 23: 11:00 to 4:00
Come visit us!

Call For Artists
The North Vancouver Community Arts Council is looking for artists to participate in show titled “The Reclaimers”. If you create recycled art (and if you’re reading this blog, it’s highly likely) you have until March 1st to make a submission.

Hey, I found this great Meet-Up group – Vancouver Urban Sketchers.  If you’re into drawing, even as a beginner, check them out. They meet at different places to sketch together and are totally open to having newbies join them.


Have you seen the courses offered at the Pacific Northwest Art School??!!??  Yikes, some of my favourite arts and crafts books are written by these instructors. Jesse Reno will be there, too, for those of you who never had a chance to work with him in Vancouver. And the icing on the cake?  -The school is on Whidbey Island!  Go to their website and drool over the courses.  Trust me on this.

Are you sitting in Toronto, reading this post? Lucky you! On right now, until Sunday, is The Artist Project, Toronto‘s celebrated contemporary art fair.  One of our own is there – Lori Popadiuk –  so make sure to drop in and say hi if you’re fortunate enough to visit the show.


Mati Rose

Some websites to peruse:
Shalene Valenzuela‘s fun and witty sculptures
Mati Rose’s bright and fun paintings.
Scott Bergey was an airplane pilot who didn’t even try creating art until he was in his 30’s. I, for one, am glad he did!
Three Artist Book Pinterest Boards:   Mara K    –  Artist Books and Pages    Anastasia Dupont – Bound     Mirta Valdes – Libro

Oops. Almost forgot to tell you about the ATC update.  I’ve posted the monthly themes for 2014 on my ‘ATC Info‘ page. You should go to the swap one month. It’ll get you sitting down and making art.

Now, I have to stop writing and finish pricing goodies for the flea market. Hope to see you there!