Monday, March 29, 2010

Call For Entry

Application deadline: May 2010

For the upcoming Schoolhouse Studio Arts & Craft Show 2010

Show date: June 12th & 13th 2010

At: Schoolhouse Studio
9924 Gold Creek Drive, KOMOKA, London ON
Just off Komoka Road

For info, email Tara: torontotara@yahoo.com
& please visit: http://www.schoolhousestudio.ca/

"I'm gathering artists from around Ontario, for an ecclectic and unique flavour for this quaint location in the country. It will be a small show, of about 30 artists. We have already got some local papers and tv spots planned for coverage, and hope our first year will be grand.

We are looking for affordable creations that are unique. who isn't?!

It will take place at my studio, with indoor & outdoor spaces available. Entry is only $110 for the Saturday & Sunday, being the first year.

Some of the proceeds will go to a friend of mine's project. Judy Sieffert is a retired teacher and has founded a wonderful school in Nicaragua teaching english and computer skills. She does great work there. We thought that a schoolhouse should raise funds for a schoolhouse! "

Friday, March 12, 2010

Profile: Margaret Rose Thornicroft

My paintings mirror my inner life, serving as an ongoing journal without words. For me, painting is a means to access feelings, sensations and information buried in my subconscious. This spirit within, forces me to move through this life with greater stillness, awareness and compassion.

I paint, because it brings order to the chaos of my life. Through my creative process, it enables me to bring concrete thoughts onto the canvas through color, texture and light. I am proud to share my creative vision with an audience, as I understand that it is an authentic communication; grounded in real values and experience. I love to paint onto canvas or paper in unconventional ways. My works are very personal pieces that are inspired by the people and the things that surround me. My art, like morality, consists of drawing the line somewhere.

I enjoy the challenge and complexities of Watercolors, Acrylics and Oils. It encourages me to take the unconventional and uncompromising road to having faith in my own abilities and to nurture my visionary creative spirit.