Friday, August 22, 2014

What's up with Sandra?

So what's up with Sandra?

I've been working on some new floral paintings which I hope to exhibit later this year. Also, I am part of a design committee for the new Joseph and Rosalie Segal Family Health Centre scheduled to open in the spring of 2017. I also joined the Community Engagement Advisory Network (CEAN) to aid Vancouver Coastal Health through input as a member of the community. I am continuing as a volunteer Director of the Coast Foundation Society. And I'm participating in an art auction to raise funds for St. Paul's Hospital Mental Health Program in September.

Drawing and talking art with friends at the café has improved my technical skill. I watched a video about Stuart Slind, a Bowen Island artist and teacher. I paraphrase what he said as "If you want to be a big, successful artist, you must think like a big, successful artist. It takes effort and time. To make a masterpiece, one must treat each work with the care and attention that befits a masterpiece. It can't be just good enough. Having said that, sometimes you're in the studio and you're unsure because the piece doesn't seem to be going as planned. But it's at those times, when you are being most creative. And most importantly, enjoy the process, enjoy what you do."

As for writing, I collaborated on a novella with a New York writer about an internet relationship. So if you know of any novella writing contests, please let me know!

If you want to hear some corny puns and see my sketchbook, come by Caffe Rustico Galleria for a coffee!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Brilliant! 2014 Art Auction

You are cordially invited to an art auction opening on Thursday, September 4th, 7 pm at Volume Studio, 1209 Bute Street (near Davie), Vancouver. Admission is free. Beverages will be served by donation (to go to SPH). There's available meter parking on Davie.

The Brilliant! 2014 Art Auction will donate part of the proceeds to the St. Paul's Hospital Mental Health Program. Also, the pieces will be posted online through the St. Paul's Hospital (SPH) website and one may submit bids to Volume Studio via phone, email or in person. The online auction will also start in September and run for several weeks.

One of my paintings and a copy of my memoir were selected for this fundraiser. I receive no payment to participate in this auction, but wanted to support a good cause!

Please bring a friend. Hope to see you there!

P.S. The Brilliant! hair, fashion and make-up runway gala is later in September. For more info, please visit http://www.helpstpauls.com/2012/06/show-your-love-for-mental-health-and-be-brilliant/

Volume Studio's phone number is 604-559-5977 or you may email them at: info@volumestudio.org

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Thank you!

I would like to thank Raymond Chow, an internationally renowned artist, for his encouragement and opportunity to exhibit my work at The Archer and The Horseman Gallery, 208 East 16th, in June. From there, he had the idea to exhibit the work of seven established and emerging artists at Fragrant Wood Gallery, 2233 Granville Street as a grand finale before they closed that location. The new Fragrant Wood Gallery is located at 2447 Granville @ Broadway.

Thanks to Jaz Pawa who did a lot of work with Raymond to organize this show. We had a wonderful opening reception. For me, it was thrilling to show my work on South Granville along with Mike Levin, Cathy Ludgate, Perrin Sparks, Liz Koerner, Jaz Pawa and Raymond Chow. Also I'd like to thank Alice Gu who manages the gallery for the opportunity to show there.

Also thanks to all our supporters who came out to see the show!


Thursday, July 3, 2014

Upcoming Fragrant Wood Gallery exhibition!

Raymond Chow presents 7 artists' work at the Fragrant Wood Gallery. The gallery has moved into a new space. The show will be held at their older location at 2233 Granville Street and 7th Avenue. Please come to our opening, Thursday July 10th, 7-9 pm.


Friday, April 18, 2014

Sandra's in Art in the City

Hello All,
You are cordially invited to the Art in the City visual art show and sale. I'll be at booth 44, displaying my original paintings, prints and cards.

Come opening night for best selection.

Hope to see you there!


Monday, March 17, 2014

New Release: Far Away in Time by Maria Savva

Presenting...

Our lives are a series of stories, and we are the characters with the starring roles. The memories, regrets, secrets, and struggles that fill these pages are at once unique and relatable. These stories belong to us all.

Eight unforgettable tales reaching out to a place Far Away In Time...


Author Bio:

Maria Savva lives and works in London. She studied Law at Middlesex University and The College of Law. She is a lawyer, although not currently practising law. She writes novels and short stories in different genres, including drama, psychological thriller, and family saga. Many of her books and stories are inspired by her years working as a lawyer, although she has not written a courtroom drama to date. She has published five novels, the most recent of which is Haunted, a crime fiction/psychological thriller. Far Away In Time is her sixth collection of short stories. You can find out more about her work at her official website: http://www.mariasavva.com



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