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Bragg Creek Plein Air Painting Event – Artist Workshops – Art Showcase and Sale And More! September 2018

BRAGG CREEK ART FESTIVAL – 2018 – PLEIN AIR


For ten days, starting September 21st, 2018, Bragg Creek will be the home of some of the best Western Canadian Painters!

The first weekend will be a Plein Air Paint Out, where artists and the general public can gather and celebrate the beauty and wonderfully healthy outdoor environment! The fresh, crisp & clean Kananaskis Mountain air will inspire Artists to create lasting memories of our time in Alberta.

The two days painting out in Bragg Creek’s pristine mountain environment on September 22nd & 23rd, will incorporate the sounds of the abundant wildlife from Ravens to Flying Squirrels, the smells of wonderful Pine & Spruce Trees, the sights from towering peaks to waterfalls and the taste of artisan food being prepared at the many quality bistro’s and restaurants in the Hamlet of Bragg Creek!

There will be an artistic flair to all business operations in Bragg Creek during the festival, from painting and sculpting workshops to artist showcases in many locales.

September 28th (evening opening reception) 29th & 30th will be a celebration of Art and Music at the Bragg Creek Community Centre with Artists on Tour, that will include many Bragg Creek artisans. There will be original art, music & more, created by some of the most talented artists in Western Canada.

Please come out to participate in a wonderfully soulful experience, your mind and body will thank you! Join as one of the painters on the first weekend or come be a part of the event and take a piece home with you, supporting an artist and supplying a lifetime of memories of this great area!  Showcasing the Arts in Bragg Creek
Visit Artsinbraggcreek.ca  

Plein Air Painting In Bragg Creek – Art Country Canada
Art Country Canada in majestic Bragg Creek has organized the Third Annual Bragg Creek Plein Air Event and Art Festival.
It begins on Friday as a get together for all the artists. There will be incredible food and wine. We will talk about the local locations to paint on the weekend and presentations by Kensington Art Supply and others. 
Supplies can be purchased on site as the Kensington Art Supply will be present with a pop up store. Tickets are pre-purchased through Art Country Canada, 403-949-4141 for $85/person.
Kensington Art Supply will also have ‘goodie bags’ for painting participants valued over $60.00. Artists are welcome to have their finished Plein Air painting displayed for viewing and sale at the arts show Sept 28-30.

Kensington Art Supply is a proud sponsor of the Bragg Creek Plein Air Festival. As we have in the past 2 years, we will have a pop-up store located in Art Country Canada during the Paint Out days (Fri, Sat, Sun). We’ll have a selection of plein air supplies available for purchase including painting panels from Westcoast Canvas, paints, brushes, pochade boxes, easels and more. Please stop by and have a browse through. Or you can drop by our store at 6999 – 11 Street SE in Calgary (close to Deerfoot Meadows) to purchase your supplies ahead of time. You can reach us at 403-283-2288 or email us at info@kensingtonartsupply.com.

Friday September 21, Plein Air Kickoff Party & Orientation
Saturday September 22, Plein Air Painting at Elbow Falls, Forget Me Not Pond, McLean Pond and various other areas
Sunday September 23, Plein Air Painting at Elbow Falls, Forget Me Not Pond, McLean Pond and various other areas
Plein Air Painting Artist Registration $85.00
To Register for the Plein Air Event
contact:
Art Country Canada
403.949.4141
ArtCountryCanada.com


The week continues with painting workshops by Brent Heighton, Jonn Einerssen, Neil Patterson and a carving workshop by stone carver Vance Theoret. Limited space available for workshops. Presented by ArtCountryCanada.com


Celebrate The Arts
Friday September 28, 5-9pm Join us for an evening of original art, live music & more!
Exclusive Opening Reception – Invitations available
For more information
info@artistsontour.ca
403.703.5078


Saturday September 29, 10-5pm, open to the public
Art Showcase and Sale at the Bragg Creek Community Centre, live musical performances throughout the day


Saturday Evening Concert Series and a Sweet & Savory Reception
Doors Open at 6pm, program starts at 7pm-9pm

Limited tickets available $40 per person
For ticket purchases and more information
info@artistontour.ca
403.703.5078


Sunday September 30, 10-4pm, open to the public
Last day of the art showcase and sale, live musical performances throughout the day


September 29-30 – Bragg Creek Arts Tour– The Bragg Creek Community Centre will feature world class artists from Artists on Tour and Arts in Bragg Creek and will feature live music.
Start the art tour at the Bragg Creek Community Centre where you can pick up a map of all the art stops in and around the hamlet of Bragg Creek and other participating businesses.
Schedule and Events map visit
www.artsinbraggcreek.ca


 

An opportunity to be exhibited at the Bragg Creek Community Centre the following weekend when, on Sunday, the top 3 plein air will be revealed at noon. Awards will be given out through a jury process at this time. The painting requirements to exhibit in that show are as follows: paintings need be 9×12 or 12×16, vertical or horizontal. Art Country Canada will be supplying consistent presentation frames for both sizes, high quality and reasonably priced. This is optional for artists as they may paint any size they choose, it is just for those who would like to participate in the juried show. We don’t want to put any pressure on anyone , just come on out and have a good time, bring warm clothes and be prepared. One submission per artist for exhibit.
After Sunday, artwork can be shown in the Art Country Canada Gallery. We want this festival to be an annual event that inspires artists to meet together and enjoy the arts, the charity will support promising young local artists to continue in their desire to make the arts a career choice. This is an opportunity to give back and create something special for the Calgary area.

Calgary Stampede 2018 – Celebrate Western Art And Culture!

Join artists Jonn Einerssen, Brent Heighton and Vance Theoret at the Calgary Stampede Western Art Showcase, BMO Centre, booths 15, 16 & 17 in the Western Oasis July 6 – 15, 2018

To view more of the new 2018 Calgary Stampede Western Art Showcase collections visit the artists websites at:
www.Einerssen.com
www.BrentHeighton.com
www.VanceTheoret.com

For more information regarding artists Jonn Einerssen, Brent Heighton and Vance Theoret contact Charmaine Pratt at
CharmainePratt@wlag.net
403.703.5078

See you at the 2018 Calgary Stampede!
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New 2018 Collection And Show Dates

New collection of artwork from Jonn Einerssen, Brent Heighton and Vance Theoret.
Check out our updates on the exhibitions and workshops pages for upcoming shows and workshops.
More will be added as they come along.

 

2018 Spring Events!

We have updated our website for the 2018 spring events.
First show for the season will be Vance Theoret in Whistler February 17-March 3, next will be Sherwood Park April 20 which also  features workshops, April 21&22 hosted by Jonn Einerssen and Vance Theoret. The tour continues on to Saskatoon with a stop at Collectors Choice April 24, then back to Calgary for carving and painting workshops held at Swintons Art Everything.

See you soon!

All The Best To You In 2018!

At this time of the year we would like to take a moment to thank each of you for your support throughout 2017.
From all of us to all of you
We wish you all the best in 2018.

Have a happy and safe New Year!

Financing Options Available

Looking for the perfect artwork by your favourite artist, we can assist you in acquiring the perfect piece of artwork with various financing options, for more information contact Charmaine Pratt at 403.703.5078, or via email at  charmainepratt@wlag.net

Did you know, if you own your own business you can write off a portion of a purchase of original artwork by a living Canadian artist.

Swintons Workshop November 2017

Jonn Einerssen and Vance Theoret will be hosting workshops at Swintons Everything Art in Calgary November 4 & 5.
The workshops are very popular and tend to sell out very quickly as there is limited space available, should you find you were wanting to join us for one of the workshops most of the galleries and studios that host the workshops will take your name on a waitlist for the next workshop. Typically, workshops are held in the spring and fall
www.swintonsart.com

Saskatchewan Art Shows November 2017

Join Jonn Einerssen and Vance Theoret in Saskatchewan this fall
First stop will be in Regina November 10-12, 2017 at the ‘Our Best To You’ show at Evraz Place
after that we will be in Saskatoon November 17-19 at the ‘Our Best To You’ at Prairieland Park
See you there!

Exclusive Preview Friday October 6, 5-9pm Invitations Available

Friday October 6, 5-9pm Bragg Creek Community Centre, 23 White Ave

Invited friends and family can mix and mingle with artists and musicians, sample fine wines and hors d’oeuvres in celebration of Canadian art, music and more. This is an opportunity to preview the new original artwork by Canadas finest artists!
If you haven’t received an invitation for this event and would like to attend, email Charmainepratt@wlag.net or telephone 403.703.5078
We have a great line up of musicians for the event. Leading the Friday evening will be Emilie Delorme-Newsom playing Celtic music, followed by a jazz session with Derek Stoll, a concert of featured performers Bryanna Cuthill, Ellen Doty and Derek Stoll,  and more jazz!
What a wonderful way to kickoff the weekend Art Show and Sale.
The show will continue on Saturday October 7 and Sunday October 8 with musical performances throughout the weekend
See you there!

It All Starts September 29 In Bragg Creek Alberta!

Less than ten days away from the start of the Bragg Creek Plein Air Event! Sept. 29th, 2017 is the kickoff to a weekend of Plein Air painting, with artists like Brent Heighton, Neil Patterson and more! Over 50 great artists are coming to paint the Bragg Creek area, Elbow falls, Forget me not Pond, Mclean Pond and many other great areas here in the Gateway to the Kananaskis Mountains! Join now to be a part of a special painting experience!
more info, visit
www.artcountrycanada.com
See you there!