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Monique is a multi-disciplinary artist from Saskatoon, Canada.

Focusing on specific concepts, she undertakes extensive research prior to creating her work, often incorporating historically significant symbols and images to express her ideas. For each concept, she creates bodies of work rather than individual pieces. Only once she has exhausted a theme does she moves on to a new concept.

Every action, interaction, and observation produces an energy that vibrates within her and connects her to the people with whom she is in contact.  Sometimes a small incident, a promise only half-intended, a touch, or a casual remark, can set off a chain of events that will alter lives and change destinies. Like a pebble in a pond, the rings of energy keep moving outward from the initial touch, whether it is physical, emotional, spiritual or mental.  It is in responding to these ever-changing ripples in the connections between humans that inspires her work. Her work utilizes ever-changing concepts and images because her art is a way of exploring who she is, who she was, who she is becoming, and where she fits into the world around her.


Monique has exhibited printmaking, paintings, sculptures, installations and book works in more than 225 significant solo, invited and juried group exhibitions in 10 countries. Her works are held in more than 44 public and private collections in 10 different countries. Her printmaking works push the boundaries of standard printmaking with enormous-scale printmaking, installation-based printmaking and three-dimensional printmaking.

Monique finds that her work develops well when she is away from her regular routine in her own studio, so she often accepts invitations or seeks out positions as an artist-in-residence in other locations. She was Artist-in-Residence for Disneyland Paris, Paris, France (2013), the Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Festival (2013), the Saskatchewan Children’s Festival (2012), Bytown Museum, Ottawa, Canada (2010), Spalding, United Kingdom (2008), Nice, France (2006), Vallauris, France (2006), Mount Vernon, USA (2004), Wynyard, Tasmania, Australia (2003) and Coaticook, QC, Canada (2001).

http://moniqueart.com/

twitter/insta:  @moniquesart
monique@moniqueart.com

 

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Show March 23 – April 27th

ARTIST STATEMENT

“Wild Seeds”

My purpose for this photography series is to decontextualize seedheads as an enemy and to reconstruct them as beautiful, courageous, and strong subjects.   Escaping the city lifestyle is an important routine in my life. In the nature of Northern Saskatchewan, I lose myself in a sea of wild plants, observing, thinking on the cycles of life. It was then, where I realized seedheads are the most resilient plant on Earth. This is in part seen through the connection between seedheads and myself, a human being. Take dandelions, which are considered to be an enemy to us humans and not appreciated for their beauty, power, and strength. Often they get overlooked, attacked with chemical herbicides consistently used to eliminate them. Dandelions are born, they flourish, they close up in the aging process and then they die. While death might seem difficult to cope with, dandelions are similar to humans.

After they die, they are reborn and their seeds spread, burying themselves to create new life. Dandelions are not the only resilient seedhead, as there are other seedheads living on planet Earth that have similar strengths.  I witnessed two delicate plants, one being a seedhead, that formed a unique relationship to support each other despite the environmental complications they faced such as flash freezing. These seedheads managed to remain intact despite being in an open field, all throughout a fierce Saskatchewan winter season. In a way, I empathize with these seedheads and saw their strength in reproducing life. In “Wild Seeds,” I wanted to show the beauty within these plants and how they are similar to human life.

BIO Born and raised in Saskatoon, Natasha Yokoyama-Ramsay is a freelance photographer currently based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. She graduated with a Bachelor of Design specializing in Photography from Alberta College of Art + Design (ACAD) in 2013 and since then, she has pursued a career as a freelance photographer in both commercial and fine art spaces.  While in college, Natasha studied Commercial Photography with a specialization in Portraits where she participated in several group shows in Calgary, Alberta. Upon her return to Saskatoon shortly after graduation, Natasha took part in a couple of solo exhibitions. Natasha’s main specialization in photography is portraiture, where she seeks raw qualities and reveals the honest and vulnerable characteristics in her subjects. Overtime, she took her talent of capturing raw qualities in portraits and used the same techniques in nature, wildlife, and objects.

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I have lived most of my life in Saskatoon, and now reside on an acreage just outside the city limits which provides me with most of the inspiration for my paintings. I attended the University of Saskatchewan, graduating with a Bachelor of Education and a Post Grad Diploma.

My art is a blend of traditional and contemporary. I often use a palette knife to sculpt out thick textures in my work, such as the bark of a tree or the edge of a rocky hill. I am fascinated by light as it is very important to me as I paint subjects outside or plein air. Capturing the mood outside and then completing the painting in my studio is the most satisfactory process for me. My goal is to transport the viewer from reality to the place and time of the painting. Every time I paint outside, I am in awe of nature and try to communicate that feeling.

Email: cyber.schulers@sasktel.net

http://connieschulerartonline.com

 

 

 

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In late 2007 I decided I needed a change of atmosphere.  I quit my job, bought some good tools and went out on my own.  I started building high quality kitchen cabinets at an affordable price.  Over the years I discovered my true passion was handcrafting furniture and smaller items such as jewelry boxes, keepsake boxes and cutting boards out of solid wood.  Now my wife and I travel to local craft shows to promote and sell our products

–J. Friesen—

 

Catch the show until end of November.

You can contact Jesse through his website

https://cherrytreewoodworks.weebly.com/

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Artist’s Message

The muse for these pieces are my garden (as always) and the pond at Boffin Gardens at Innovation Place.  Make time to visit the garden this fall and take note of the reflections in the water –  the sky, the fall leaves – it is truly magic. Be mindful of the silence and calm, which has lead me into my fall and winter series.

You are welcome to visit the show without taking a table, simply let them know that you are there to view the art.
It may feel a bit awkward; however, I have done it several times and it was all good.
Better yet, if you do have time to have a drink and/or some eats that is always a bonus.
Calories is gracious in providing space for local artists and appreciates people visiting.

On October 21th, Calories will be hosting a Saskatoon Singer/Songwriter Kay Clarity.
Her voice brings me joy and her lyrics have inspired writing in my paintings. Tickets are required for the show.  Let me know if you are interested.

https://www.kayclarity.com/music


The show will hang from September 1st  to October 30th.

I am trying to do the social media thing, with help from my kids.
Follow me on Instagram, Facebook, website – Cindy Hergott Pellerin

https://www.instagram.com/cindyhergottpellerin/
https://www.cindyhergottpellerin.com/
https://www.facebook.com/CindyHergottPellerinVisualArtist/

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Robynn Olson is a home grown Saskatoon artist who is passionate about the people in her city. Her first goal when she began selling art was to sell affordable, quality art. She sold to her family, friends and others who heard of her work. In the last couple years she has developed a style in which landscapes come alive with vibrant colour and energetic brush strokes. Her landscapes have a modern impressionistic feel.
“I find a space that means something to me, study it and brighten it up with paint – it is still the same space, yet I hope to make it richer.”
Robynn’s goal is to grow more in her passion to paint and learn to better appreciate the world around her. She feels privileged to paint the Creator’s world, He is the ultimate Master of art.
Instagram: @robynn.olson
Email: joshuarobynn@gmail.com
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A Walk Toward the Sunny Hill is a contemplative study on a journey, both of a physical journey to the wild prairie fields that surround the home where I grew up and a journey of the soul as I respond to the land that I discover. Each painting examines the land- how it moves, how it plays a role in shaping those that tread upon it, what it is composed of. The show is composed of two parts- 10 impressionistic abstract canvas pieces that explore the grassy fields and the effects that they have on the viewer as the wind blows through. An additional 6 watercolour pieces are included under the title, The Living Things I Brought Back With Me, which examine the individual parts that these fields are composed of and how those parts may be preserved.

I am a botanical watercolour artist and abstract impressionistic painter working out of Saskatoon, SK, having recently moved back after a stint in Vancouver. I create pieces inspired by the natural landscapes around me and I desire to reflect the relationship between the human soul, atmosphere, and the land. I find myself drawn toward the Victorian Naturalist movement along with the history of wildcrafting and natural medicine. I currently sell my work online, in a few local shops and am quite often taking on new commission work for botanical pieces or house portraits.

You can find more of my work at www.jennihaikonen.com or on lnstagram: @jennihaikonen.
If you wish to contact me, you can send me an email at jennihaikonen8@gmail.com.

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This body of work was comprised over the many months of winter.
The warm swirls of acrylic paint were therapeutic during a long stretch of darker days.
The prairie climate forces it’s inhabitants to brave a harsh environment.
The reward of Spring is welcome and always provides us with new hope and rejuvenation.

Leslie Hensrud

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