Monica Burrow
Original Art

Blog - A Palette of Ideas - on being an artist

Hello everyone,

Sending along an update going into fall. I can't believe it's already Sept 1. It's been an interesting year and a year of adaptation so far.

Some of you like to see my work and want to know when there are shows, some of you want to know about upcoming Workshops and Demos, and some like to read my blog "A Palette of Ideas - On Being An Artist".

So here's the update:

SHOWS: This was to be a busy year, beginning with exhibiting with the Artist's in Our Midst West of Main Artwalk that I was invited to be part of on the West Side of Vancouver in British Columbia. Started decades ago (coincidentally by my parents' neighbour), I was honoured to be invited and began my volunteer position of coordinating 11 fellow participants to hand out tens of thousands of brochures in Vancouver. Then we realized the whole thing would likely take place at the local peak of our first experience with the pandemic here in this part of Canada so it's been put off for a year.

This month was to be my first solo show at the North Shore Unitarian Church (in West Vancouver) as I was invited by their Board. By spring it was clear there would be too many unknowns to predict and so I am on their back burner until things become easier in the world.

Lastly I was to be part of the 3rd annual For the Love of Art Show at the Harris Barn in South Delta's Ladner, (which has unfortunately been cancelled for this year.)

Then the world changed and this is how things stand with my current exhibits and opportunities to connect with collectors.

I am currently exhibiting at Gallery 1710 through the South Delta Artists' Guild which reopened it's doors on July 20. The current show runs until Sept 20th. Sat and Sun 12-4pm at 1710 56th St Tsawwassen BC

I will be showing work at the Sublime Art Materials Fall show in Tsawwassen at the Town Centre Mall, which runs from Oct 1 - 24. Mall hours

In addition my two independent business owners are back open again and selling my work on Galiano Island from Art and Soul Craft Gallery, and Muddy River Landing in Ladner BC. Both have a variety of sizes of work to sell.

Should you want to see what I've been up to in the studio these last months or you were hoping to connect (as I was) at the Harris Barn show this fall, please check the galleries that interest you on my website. I am happy to connect for online sales or in person pick up sales. Since the pandemic began I have have had various local pickups and have shipped to Minnesota, California, New York and New Jersey to name a few.

Should you be interested in a commission for someone special or for yourself please don't hesitate to get in touch. You can see some examples in the commission gallery on the website.

WORKSHOPS AND DEMOS: I have switched over to online teaching during the last 7 months and am currently waiting to hear if I will be offering ZOOM classes in Acrylic Landscape, and Colour Mixing through the South Delta Artists' Guild, or privately. To read more, please look at the Workshops and Demos tab on the website. As soon as I have concrete news in a couple of weeks, it will be posted there first.

Due to my inability to be indoors with the public at the moment there are no demos scheduled, but in future you can find them on the same tab as the workshops.

I was booked to teach for the Richmond Art Guild in spring but that has been put on hold until life returns to normal. News of any resumption of that will be posted when it becomes available.

BLOG: There is a Blog tab on my website for those of you who would like to read it. I do not prefer to mail it out to everyone on the mailing list as not everyone is following for that reason. Please read the blog and get in touch to let me know what you think. Now that the shock of the new normal is lessening, I will be writing more often as subjects crop up in the online continuing classes I teach with former workshop participants.

In the meantime, I hope to hear from you if you wish to buy a piece, or get on a workshop list. I wish you all the best as we make our way through these next two seasons, navigating the instructions from public health. To those of you who support my work by checking in now and then, and buying when something speaks to you, thank you. To those of you who want to learn and feel I would be a good person to learn from, I look forward to meeting you online in the near future.

These last months have made me realize how important art can be, whether having it in our lives or making it.

Monica Burrow