Anonymous Art Show 2016

Well, it’s that time again. When the leaves start falling it’s a reminder that it’s time to start working on my submissions to the Anonymous Art Show at the CityScape Community Art Space in North Van.  I love this annual art show. It’s a great opportunity to create something new and be a part of something – even if life is hectic, there’s always time to do an 8″ x 8″. Actually, I’m going to back track on that comment. I always think there’s time to do an 8″ x 8″ because hey, that’s pretty small… right? But then I remember how much I prefer painting larger canvasses. So, I’m starting early this year. You know, to leave some time for trial and error.

My boyfriend and I were in a store recently and I crammed myself into a child-sized donut Halloween costume. I kept thinking about pretty pink donuts. So when we sat down to work on our submissions recently, this is what I came up with. Apparently painting this didn’t get the donut thoughts out of my system, because I still want to be a donut for Halloween. We’ll see. We’ll see.

Donuts 8″ x 8″ acrylic on canvas

How the show works

The Anonymous Art Show brings together local emerging and established artists, all paintings are priced at $100 and there is no signature on the front of the painting. In addition to being a great opportunity for people to purchase local art as gifts, it’s also an awesome fundraiser for the North Van Community Arts Council. All pieces are done on 8″ x 8″ x 1.5″ supports and when one is bought, it’s taken right off the wall at the time of purchase.

Important dates

  • Deadline for submissions: October 29 (4pm)
  • Opening reception: November 17 (7-9pm)
  • Show open to the public: November 18 – December 17

For more information, check out the artist call. Happy creating 🙂

Artist Call: Anonymous Art Show 2015

My piece (middle) at last year’s Anonymous Art Show. “Technicolour Dream Wolf” 8″ x 8″ acrylic on canvas

I can’t believe it’s already that time again! The Anonymous Art Show at the North Vancouver Community Arts Council’s
CityScape Community Art Space is always a fun (packed!) time. It brings together established and emerging local artists in a floor to ceiling exhibition that gives people a fantastic opportunity to do some holiday shopping while supporting local artists. You can always tell when this exhibition is nearing as it seems the art supply stores stack their shelves getting ready for the influx of people purchasing the same sized canvas. Read on and this will make sense.

The AAS is a great way to get your art on a gallery wall and be a part of a great annual event. People line up outside the door long before the show opens – because once a piece is gone, it’s gone! Literally, they take it off the wall.

There is 10 days until the deadline for the exhibition. Haven’t started? Don’t worry, you still have time. You can submit between one to three 8″ x 8″ x 1.5″ 2D pieces to the show, and they need to be physically at the gallery by the 31st of October.

Check out the artist call for more information. Happy creating & see you there!