The show took place this past weekend with patron's evening on the Friday. It was a huge success! The quality of the art work was amazing. There were paintings of all media, sculptures, steampunk, pottery, jewelry, basketry, weaving, glass work and porcelain. As guest artist, I was able to use the entire stage at the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney, BC and I interacted with the guests telling them stories about my dolls.
It is so rewarding when new people are exposed to art dolls as they had no idea that this art form even existed. One woman made sure to tell me that when she heard that the guest artist for the show made "dolls" she was expecting her grannies rag dolls or "scary" porcelain dolls, but my dolls she exclaimed, were "fantastic" and nothing like she had ever seen before. That one comment was priceless. I told the guests about our local doll club and about the Coast Collective Art Centre where some of my pieces are on display. It was great fun.
Here are more photos of the event:
Now for a sampling of some of the talented artists at the show:
There were so many wonderful works of art that this is just a small sampling. If you are on Vancouver Island, it would be well worth keeping your eye on the SPAC web site to find out dates for next years show. I hope you have enjoyed the quick peek of this year's art.