The trip to Sidney was somewhat challenging, some initial car trouble, torrential rain, fog and gusty winds, and the blinding lights from oncoming traffic. A few times I thought that I should maybe not be doing this. But I finally made it, although I was 50 minutes late and missed the Opening and Award Presentations. But my efforts were rewarded by finding that the Kwaguitl Ancestors had received an Honorary Mention and had already sold.
I then found where the other paintings had been installed. The Blue Totems paintings isn't in the best lighting, and it is one painting that needs the right lighting for the colours to pop. But with such a large Art Show, it is impossible to address lighting for every painting. So, I have no complaints. I'm grateful to have 3 paintings in the show.
I'm slated to return to Sidney tomorrow to do a demo from 3-5pm and then attend the Meet the Artists Event that same evening. I'm keeping an eye on forecasts of ongoing torrential rains and Heavy wind alerts. I will need to determine whether conditions will be safe enough for the journey. It will challenging enough just to try and get canvases and equipment in and out of my van without water damage. But that will be tomorrow. I'll prep for the demo today in any case.
Andre Prevost, began his work in theatre in the late 70s and in iconography in 1980 and has a large body of work in each. He has been based in Western Canada; North Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, and now back in North Vancouver. He is also currently working on a series of acrylic paintings 'Journeying with the Totems' which will be featured in 2 exhibitions in 2015.