I've created a new web page for the Limited Edition Giclee Prints, both Canvas Prints and Unframed Prints.
For these, I've gone a separate route for purchasing options. You can either use your PayPal account or use eTransfer through your online bank account. I've listed the purchase prices for both options. The column on the left are Canvas Prints, and the one on the right are the Unframed Prints. PLEASE NOTE: If there is another painting that you would like a print of, do let me know through my Contact Form. I would check to see if I have a high resolution jpeg for it. If there is enough interest in other paintings, I still have the option of getting studio pictures done for those still in my possession.
There are the 2 shipping options of UPS or Canada Post. I checked Purolator rates and they are hugely more expensive. Currently, Canada Post may be iffy given the ongoing negotiations with the Postal Union. For people near Ladysmith BC, it is easy enough for me to deliver or to meet you. Once the method of shipping is selected, I would that need to receive that payment prior to the shipment, again through PalPal or eTransfer. PayPal has a larger admin fees structure.
Once an order is placed, it takes the printer 6-9 days. Once I receive the print(s), I only need a few days to wrap and package them for the shipper.
The new page's link:
I decided to escape the terrible heat in my home yesterday with the 30C heat (which plagues us still today). I took the drive to Sooke to go see the Art Show again, both to see how my pieces were doing, and to take the time to see all the artwork in the show.
I found that the Grizzly Bear Father (acrylic on exhibition canvas) is still for sale. But both the Canvas print an unframed print of it had sold in the Gift Shop. I had received a phone call from a woman a few days earlier saying that she was at a framer's with the giclee print and loved this painting.
The Raven painting has its beautiful red dot.
I checked with the gift shop and they reported that 4 of the 5 canvas prints had sold, as did 2 of the 6 unframed prints.
The remaining canvas print (Eagle & Raven Shield) is on display, while the remaining unframed prints are unfortunately out of sight, being in one of those bins of prints that you flip through.
The remaining 4 unframed prints, if you are going to the show and looking for them are:
- The Child Cub With Human Mother
- The Kwaguitl Ancestor
- The Raven (print of the painting which is also part of the show and sold)
- The Eagle & Raven Shield
The Sooke Fine Arts Show continues through this Long Weekend, with its last day on August 1st.
If anyone is planning a trip to the Show, do let me know through the Contact tab above.
I found out today that my email was blocked as it had been used for spam mail in Brqzil, Spain, and a number of other countries. My email provider was able to restore my email account with a new password. I gather that the change of password doesn't prevent this from happening again as any email address can be forged as though coming from you. But it allows me to re-access my account.
So I've removed my email address from the Contact tab above, and the business card that was part of the Exhibition Handout from my past solo exhibits.
But the Contact Form is still set up so that you can send me a message or inquiry. I can reply if you include you contact info, which remains private, in line with privacy regulations.
The Artist Appreciation Reception was quite the large affair., starting with an extensive line-up prior to the doors opening at 7:15pm. I wasn't sure what to expect going in as I'd never been part of such a large show before. Up until now, all my exhibitions have been solo. I wasn't sure how my two pieces would blend in (or not).
I was pleased that my son Stephen came with me. He was great company in a daunting environment. The first task, other then finding a glass of wine, was to find my 2 paintings. We eventually found the first one (Grizzly Bear Father). I was disappointed to find that the 2 paintings weren't together, to support each other's focus. I saw that it had no red tag, so we moved on to try and find the second (The Raven). It took a number of attempts but we eventually found it. I immediately saw that it had a red tag. I was so relieved; a weight being lifted off my shoulders. My son was thrilled and we clinked our wine glasses in celebration. I am always so grateful when my son is able to share moments like this with me.
'After finding the paintings I went to the Gift Shop to see what was on display there. I saw that 3 of the 5 canvas prints that I had done were on display, along with 1 of the 6 unframed prints. The canvas prints won't be money makers. I may break even after the printing and package costs and commission. But I felt it was a good opportunity to test the prints and to get prints of the series into peoples' homes or offices.
As the Award presentations were done, I took the time to have a look at the great variety of artwork in the Show. Such a range of styles and medium.
The disappointment was the inability to meet new people and network. As the newcomer, aside from my son, I knew no one there. I tried to circulate but I had no way of entering a conversation, for fear of intruding another artist's networking. And naturally, the artists who recieved awards were the magnets of the evening. And with my paintings being separate, I couldn't stand in proximity, without being in front of, or in the way of someone viewing another artist's work. So I stood for a time within the areas where the paintings were, to observe how the public responded to each, and hoped that my Show Artist name tag could open a door to conversation or an introduction. But it wasn't meant to be. It was just a large event with many artists in attendance, and being new to the Island, I simply don't have any visibility yet.
So I am happy with the success and sale of the Raven Totem painting, two days into the show. Having two paintings in this year's show is excellent in any case, and hopefully just the beginning.
I'm hoping to have a few pictures to post on Sunday, after tomorrow night's Artist Appreciation Reception.
I also have my Facebook page ~
If you like my work, do check it out and refer your family, friends, and contacts.
This painting has been dear to my heart. I loved its journey and the calmness of its darker night shades and my favorite blue. I had initially intended to include it for my submission to the upcoming Sooke Fine Arts Show, but got side-tracked in thinking of presenting a trio of paintings that were more of a unified whole. I realized later, when one painting wasn't accepted, that I should have stayed with my first gut feeling.
So it will be part of the submission for the upcoming Sidney Art Show in October. That is of course, if it hasn't been purchased before then.
It was a long night last night, getting all the prints prepared, tagged to the specifications of the Gift Shop for the Sooke Fine Arts Show, certified for authenticity, and wrapped. Then I was off early this morning to make a stop at Artwork in Victoria to get the unframed prints into their clear sleeves, prior to delivering them in Sooke.
I didn't have time to get proper jpegs of the prints as there wasn't enough time, but tired and not feeling very photogenic by then, my son took a few pictures: one with 2 of the Canvas prints mounted on 1 1/4" frames (on the left) and 2 unframed giclee prints (on the right).
After the delivery, being such a beautiful day out, I decided to treat myself to a wee side trip to French Beach to take a stroll and soak in the sounds of the waves.
I headed out early this morning to bring the 2 paintings to Sooke for the drop off day of the upcoming Sooke Fine Arts Show. I also wanted to get through ahead of the afternoon crush. They were triaged and accepted.
So my next trip to Sooke will be next Friday (the 15th) to drop off the 5 canvas prints and 5 unframed prints.
Andre Prevost, began his work in theatre in the late 70s after completing his studies at the Banff School of Fine Arts, and in his iconography in 1980, and having a large body of work in each. He has since been based in Western Canada; North Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, and now back on the West Coast.