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On Saturday, Mar 16 from 11am to 5pm I will be selling the the Denman Mall like I did at Christmas. My prices will be the same    $25 for an 8x8 print only

                              $40 for a matted 8x8 print

                              $60 8x8 matted and framed

 

My mats are acid free everything and the prints are archivally printed by Fidlis Art Prints

 

See you at the mall

 

 


I must apologize for not keeping my blog up to date. After Christmas I was going to devote more time to my website, but other things got in the way.

In November, I rented the Roedde House Museum in the West End for an evening to show and sell my prints, sort of on the principle of a Tupperware party. I had the use of five rooms and the museum’s volunteers cleared away some of the antique items that normally cover every surface so I could display and sell my prints.

There was an 1890s Steinway piano, which is kept in good tune because the museum also hosts jazz performances. I invited a pianist friend to play while the guests socialized and I sold my prints. During breaks, I would talk about the stories behind some of the prints, then more music, then another talk, and so on. It was really enjoyable and I sold a lot of work.

I hope to do it again this year during the Christmas gift-buying season with a new selection of prints; Jacynthe has already volunteered to play the piano again.

A few weeks later I had a table in the Denman Place Mall’s annual Christmas Market, and again sold a lot.

You may have noticed that there are a lot of new images on this site that are not part of the prairies series. My site builder, Artist Run Website, lets me post unlimited numbers of images on unlimited pages. I happen to have thousands of images on my computer, so I might as well let people see them.

I intend to be more active maintaining this site in future. This is a beginning.









Here is an opportunity to see the finished prints of the MartinPrairie Project, and to take one home if you like. Compared to the relatively low-res images on this website, I guarantee they will make your eyes pop.

On Saturday Nov. 10, I will be showing and selling my work at the Roedde House Museum, a Victorian mansion at 1415 Barclay Street in Vancouver’s West End.

You can meet the artist — that’s me — and I will talk about the summer of 1981, when I had just graduated with a degree in photography from Ryerson in Toronto. An Ontario Arts Council grant paid for a rickety old Toyota and four months of driving around southern Alberta, taking hundreds of photographs with my aging Mamiyaflex twin reflex camera.




The event will run from 7 to 10 p.m.; doors open at 6:30.

There will be snacks, non-alcoholic beverages and live piano music. Please join me, other friends and neighbours.

Prices:

8x8 inch print only, $25
8x8 matted print, $40
8x8 print matted and framed, $60
12x12 print only, $40
12x12 print framed, $65
15x15 print only $80   this will have to be ordered so I will take $40 deposit

For payment, I can take cash, credit or debit card.




These were printed by the master printer, Alan Somerville, at Fidelis Fine Art. Fidelis serves an elite community of photo-based artists and painters by providing exhibition quality archival inkjet printing. All copyrights are owned by the artist. This print is rated to last 100 years under museum conditions, but should be handled with acid free materials and not exposed to strong lighting or humidity.




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