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OUR CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS for the ROTARY CHARITY AUCTION.


 

 

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I am very happy to share the news of a

Solo Art Exhibition featuring

Sue Foerster – Canadian Artist

Drawings, paintings and mixed media sculptures

at

Mill Pond Gallery

314 Mill Street,

Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada

 Saturday, September 13 from 11 am to 5 pm and

Sunday, September 14th from 11 am to 5 pm

FOR A CLOSER PREVIEW OF SOME OF SUE’S ART WORKS VISIT http://exhibitionsuefoerster.blogspot.ca/

There will also be a dynamic acoustic duet perfomance with

Janna de Haan and Rob Wessel

Sunday, September 14th from 1 to 3pm

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Refreshments, free admission, lots of parking!

For further information call 995 770 7449

Sue Foerster hopes to see you there and if I could make it out to Ontario I would not miss this amazing exhibition and performance!

Sue Foerster is a member of rhga.ca
and she is also a Life Drawing Coordinator and
Owner of Open Studio Life Drawing
If you like this article/invitation, please feel free to share it on facebook, linkedin, twitter or wherever else you wish to!  Thanks and very best wishes to all!
Sincerely
Laara WilliamSen
International professional painter
Vancouver, B.C., Canada 
 
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GOOD DAY SUNSHINE CAFE – COMMUNITY PAINTING!


 

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GOOD DAY SUNSHINE CAFE #100-2950 King George Boulevard, Surrey BC V4P 0E5

I was so delighted to be a part of COMBAT CANVAS on the 23rd of September at the GOOD DAY SUNSHINE CAFE.  Here is the list of the artists who painted for 45 minutes to create a work of art for charity.

The participants of Combat Canvas on August 23 are as followed:
Morning Session 11am to noon
Carolyn Barone #1A
Nicole Carrie #2A
Joanne Chang #3A
Jude Hannah #4A
Annie Tsai #5A
Lynda Wylde #6A
Winner for morning session is Annie Tsai.
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Afternoon Session 4pm to 5pm
Tammy Bailey #1B
Kathrine Churchill #2B
Marilyn Hurst #3B
Wendy Mould #4B
Vicki Oates #5B
Jess Rice #6B
Laara WilliamSen #7B
Winner for afternoon session is Marilyn Hurst.
Each artist completed his/her painting in 45 minutes.  The paintings were on display for a week in the cafe for silent auction with proceeds benefiting Semiahmoo Arts,
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This was a real neighbour hood event with local musicians and a spirit of festivities was in the air.

 

Here is a photo of the owners of the Good Day Sunshine Cafe, Jessie and Chris.  Chris is the guy wearing the hat!  And Jessie is the beautiful lady with that great smile of hers.

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Good Day Sunshine Cafe
Happiness You Can Taste -
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Brewing Hours:
Tuesdays – Fridays:  7 am to 5 pm
Saturdays:  9 am to 9 pm

Sundays:  10 am to 4 pm

Mondays:  Closed\\
I REALLY LOVE THE GOOD DAY SUNSHINE CAFE – the coffee, the gluten free cookies and most of all the wonderful owners; Chis and Jessie!
Drop by for a coffee and then cast a vote!  GOOD DAY SUNSHINE CAFE #100-2950 King George Boulevard, Surrey BC V4P 0E5

We Heart Local Awards 2014 Vote daily thru September 16!

GDSCafe is in the running with many other fine establishments in Vancouver and beyond, in the ‘We Heart Local Awards 2014.  Show us some love -
we would truly appreciate your votes! https://weheartlocalawards.ca/info/972/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


I am very happy to share the following information.  It is also posted on http://artcafeinternational.wordpress.com

So please have a look and help create a better world by contributing an artwork for this very good cause! 

Love and Light to all, Laara Williamsen, International professional painter, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Art cafe International is pleased to announce our “Call To Artists” for the St. Petersburg Florida Midtown Rotary Annual Gala Fundraiser.   Peter Filzmaier, a member of Art cafe International has met with the Directors of this Rotary chapter and your art donations will be exhibited November 8th through to November 10th.  The Rotary chapter will also be listing your image on their website and promoting the “Rotary Annual Gala and Art Auction” in the Tampa Bay and St. Petersburg area in Florida, U.S.A.    Aditional publicity includes listing on this website and on our facebook page so that prospective bidders can preview the art works.

CASINO - Copy                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The venue for this event is the historical Manhattan Casino in midtown St. Petersburg, Florida, U.S.A,

Now more than ever, as artists, we can help to make a better world by contributing our paintings or drawings to a worthy cause!  And the Rotary is just such a cause.  They are a worthy, established charity and have been offering individual, community and national assistance to those in need for so many years!

Please join us by donating an original artwork or a limited edition print.  We are also accepting 4 x 6 inch paintings or drawings done on heavy watercolor paper and framed with a 2 inch matt. 

Submission Deadline – September 15th, 2014.

 All artworks must be received by October 8th, 2014.

This is an international group exhibition and an excellent way to contribute to charity and gain exposure for your art works!  Looking forward to hearing from you!

Please see the CALL TO ARTISTS FOR MORE INFORMATION BELOW

 

CALL TO ARTISTS

The Rotary Annual Gala and Art Auction,

St. Petersburg, Florida, U.S.A.

November 8th to 10th, 2014

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Original 2 dimensional art works on stretcher bars can be sized up to 24 x 36 inches and must either have the outside edges painted or be framed with hanging wire  on the back.  Art work can be signed on the front of the painting or initialled and signed on the back.

Original 2 dimensional works of art on quality paper sized 4 x 6 inches are required to be matted 2 inches all around the art work.  No hanger or frame is required.

Original 3 dimensional art works will be considered after viewing email image and reading dimensions and weight of the piece.

Limited edition prints of 50 are required to be matted but not framed.  A certificate of authenticy signed by the artist needs to be included with the art work.   Please copy our Certificate of authenticy and complete the information.  This is at the bottom of the page.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS SEPTEMBER 15TH, 2014



HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR ART WORKS

STEP ONE

Send an email stating

The art work title, size, media and

Your full name,  Your title, City, State or Province, Country,

Your website or other url (so we can include it on our website!)

along with with an attached image (under 1 MB) of your artwork to

peterfilzmaier323@gmail.com


 

STEP TWO

DEADLINE FOR RECEIVING ART WORKS IS OCTOBER 8TH, 2014

When using mail or courier please check the arrival dates carefully and get a tracking number so you can be sure it arrives on time.  Use express mail if overseas or courier with tracking to again assure delivery before October 8th, 2014.

PETER FILZMAIER

9229 CR 614 A

BUSHBELL, FLORIDA,

U.S.A. 33513

Please be certain that your art work will arrive on or before October 8th, 2014.  We cannot guarantee hanging beyond this date and we cannot return parcels.  We are a fledgling group doing charity events so whether you are using mail or courier, please get a tracking number so you can follow your package and be certain it arrives on time.

Peter Filzmaier will be storing all the art works and doing the hanging for this international group charity event.

If you have questions about the submission process please email peterfilzmaier323@gmail.com or laara63@gmail.com

ALL DONATIONS ARE WELCOME AND APPRECIATED

Help us create a better world by sharing your creativity!


Please copy and complete – send with your Limited Edition Print – series of 50

CERIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY

This certificate authenticates that ________________________ (name of painting)

is number _____________ of a series of fifty Fine Art Prints

created by ________________________________________(your name typed)

_________________________________________(your title)

during the year_________________(year print(s) were created) and further that

this series is the ONLY First Edition of this series ever to be created.

SIGNED_______________________________________ (YOUR SIGNATURE)

AT______________________________ (PLACE OF SIGNING, TOWN, COUNTRY)

ON THIS ____________DAY OF _____________(Month), in the year 2014

The artist’s signature verifies that he/she has personally proofed the print to their creative satisfaction and that this Limited edition print is a high standard of printing with inks on archival paper.

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Peter Filzmaier has offered to share the name of his printer and a way to cut down on delivery time.

For those of you who wish to save on shipping costs it is possible for you to use a printer here in the USA and have the printer ship the prints to me but you will still have to send me a Certificate of Authenticity for each print.  The printer’s website is www.posterprintshop.com the printer does good work that is reasonable in cost.

Very best wishes – we look forward to hearing from you, sharing this event with you and together helping to make a better world!

If you liked this post please feel free to share in on Twitter, your facebook page, Linked in or anywhere else you like!

Sincerely

Laara WilliamSen

International professional painter

Vancouver, B.C., Canada

and

Peter Filzmaier

Outstanding colorist painter

St. Petersborough, Florida, U.S.A.

 


Hello!

I am very pleased to be exhibiting 9 of my paintings from the series THE ELEMENTS that I completed in Italy at the VENDEL FESTIVAL ART Show.

THE ELEMENTS - Water, Original Acrylic painting by Laara WilliamSen, (c) 2013 Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

THE ELEMENTS – Water, Original Acrylic painting by Laara WilliamSen, (c) 2013 Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

THE ELEMENTS Fire #1 Original Acrylic 18 x 36 by Laara WilliamSen 2013 (c) Copyrighted. All Rights Reserved

THE ELEMENTS Fire #1 Original Acrylic 18 x 36 by Laara WilliamSen 2013 (c) Copyrighted. All Rights Reserved

 

Below is your invitation to attend!  Please share this news!  Hope to see you there and thank you so much,

Sincerely, Laara WilliamSen, International professional painter, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

 

 

 

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OKAY MY FRIENDS,

I HAVE RECOVERED AND SO HAS MY COMPUTER & EMAIL!

NO PICTURES YET…….WORKING ON HOOKING UP MY CAMERA TO THIS NEW COMPUTER.

MOST IMPORTANT

PLEASE EMAIL ME AT….. laara63@gmail.com

It seems complicated but it is not…. I can only have one Gmail account.  So laarawilliamsen@gmail.com is down and

laara63@gmail is up and running!

Upcoming articles include a feature about Jeanette Luchese, an accomplished Canadian painter and

special news of a unique art school that  I had the pleasure of visiting while in France!

I HAVE MISSED ALL OF YOU!  SENDING LOVE AND LIGHT TO ALL OF MY FRIENDS AROUND THE WORLD!

Sincerely

Laara WilliamSen

New Dawn 2 -  Peace,  8 x 10 inches, oils

New Dawn 2 – Peace, 8 x 10 inches, oils

International professional painter

Vancouver, B.C., Canada


April 16th

Beautiful day here in David,s village 700 people on a mountain top!  We are going to Caussade to do some shopping.  We again triedd to upload pictures with no luck.  Perhaps, I cqn get some on here after I am in Italy at Ozu Culturql Centre.

Love Laara

 

STILL HOPING TO ADD PHOTOS SOON:  THURSDAY GOING TO TOULOUSE TO VISIT WITH DIDIER!  FLYING TO ROME ON FRIDAY AND PAOLA FROM OZU CULTURAL CENTRE IS PICKING ME UP!  LOVE TO ALL Laara

Tuesday, April15th

Hello my Friends

Right now, I am happily staying at David Marshall’s home in Puylaroque, France.  He is a very good friend and a wonderful host.  We toured the countryside yesterday, visiting Saint Antonin – Noble – Val, a village where we had wonderful ice cream, Abbey de Beaulieu, a beautiifully restored building and we also spent time at the castle Cornusson.

 

I am trying to add pictures but the uploading is very slow today.  So instead for now,here is a description of David`s home.  It is over 300 years old and has gorgeous large original stones on the walls both inside and out,  There are four stories with hand carved stairs and raili.  The floors are planks and tiles.  each windowhas full wooden shutters that are closed at nigh;  The lqrge kitchen is filled with spices and hanging cooking utensils.

 

David`s art collection of large contemporary canvases have a perfect location against these vast stone walls creating an eclectic and comfortable space.  I am truly enjoying every moment.

 

I WILL TRY TO ADD PHOTOS SOON

 

 

PS I AM DRAWING YAY

 

Love and Light to All

Sincerely

Laara WiliamSen

International professional painter

EMAIL laarawilliamsen@gmail.com  NEW ADDRESS

 

 

 

 

 

 


Hello to all of my dear friends and Linked in members!

About 3 weeks ago my computer crashed! Totally! I am not able to access my laara63@gmail.com account due to the fact that I have forgotten both my password and my recovery account password.

I have telephoned some of you to let you know that I am alright. Finally, I realize I can do this wonderful post and it will reach many of you who care about me!

My son, JP will be getting me a new computer and also trying to rescue my hard drive but this will not happen until May!

The reason for this is because I am going to fly to France and then to Italy to visit friends and stay at Ozu Cultural Centre again! I leave on Monday. Hopefully, I can use my buddy David’s computer and do a blog about my travels while I am away!

Here is a new email address for you to use to reach me!

laarawilliamsen@gmail.com

Sending you all lots of Love and Light

Sincerely
Laara WilliamSen
International professional painter
and Bossy Angel to some!
Vancouver, B.C., Canada


GOOD VIBRATIONS

I am so happy to share the news that my student and good friend, Doris Anderson, Canadian Abstract Painter of Surrey, B.C., is participating in the “Good Vibrations: Music and Dance in Visual Arts group exhibition” opening on March 8th. This is just one of the original acrylics that Doris Anderson will have on exhibit!

GOOD VIBRATIONS Original Acrylic 18 x 24 inches by Doris Anderson (c) Copyrighted 2013 All Rights Reserved NFS

GOOD VIBRATIONS Original Acrylic 18 x 24 inches by Doris Anderson (c) Copyrighted 2013 All Rights Reserved NFS

Here is the invitation with all the details!

img001The vibrant art work featured in the invitation is “Quartet” by Catherine Robertson, artist!  Thanks to Semiahmoo Arts Community for hosting this in White Rock, “Our City by the Sea.”

FREEDOM Original Acrylic NFS held in private collection in Canada (c) Copyrighted 2013 All Rights Reserved

FREEDOM Original Acrylic NFS held in private collection in Canada (c) Copyrighted 2013 All Rights Reserved

DORIS ANDERSON’S “joy de vive” is evident in each new art work. She works quickly and intuitively, choosing harmonious colours and contrasting tones. She makes various marks on the canvas including drawing back into the paint to reveal the undercoat. Each painting contains progressive layers which may impact the viewer with a sense of the splendour of musical rhythms or of a natural energetic vitality. This combination of accomplished artistic technique and mastery of dynamic content is the essence of Doris Anderson’s authentic art language. Her confident paintings are truly an emissary for dynamic visual journeys.

Her education includes private tutorial with Laara WilliamSen, International professional painter from 2012 to present, Concordia University, part time studies from 1969 to 1972 and full time Dedicated Art Classes at Dunton High School in Montreal from 1966 to 1969.  She has also spent time developing her knowledge of contemporary and modern art by visiting several Museums in the past years.

Doris Anderson at the Tate Modern in London, U.K. 2013

Doris Anderson at the Tate Modern in London, U.K. 2013

 

She has exhibited in three International Group Exhibitions;

“MEMORY” Richmond Art Gallery 2nd Biannual International Mail Art Exhibition from November 17, 2013 to January 6, 2014 at 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond, B.C., Canada,

“PEACE PROJECT 2013 Love, Peace and Understanding”, California, U.S.A. and on line at http://www.thewhole9.com/thepeaceproject-full.php?id=2744 and at the

“BIURO PRONCJI KULTURY,” Project Smiles, Gdansk, Poland in 2013.

Her artworks are in the gallery at The Whole 9 http://www.thewhole9.com/dorisanderson/#/0|1/ based in California, U.S.A. and in the gallery at My Art Channel, Burnaby, B.C., Canada http://dorisanderson.myartchannel.com/portfolio/prints/21839-selflessness In 2013 Doris Anderson’s art work was accepted into the PERMANENT COLLECTION of Biuro Proncji Kultury, Gdansk, Poland and she has private collectors of her paintings in Canada and Australia.

For more information or to schedule an appointment to view her art works in her studio please email doristhelovely@hotmail.com

Thank you for supporting Doris Anderson by reading this article and if you enjoyed it please share it on Twitter, Facebook, Linked in or wherever else you like!

Sending all of my friends lots of Love and Hugs,

Laara WilliamSen

International professional painter,

Vancouver, B.C., Canada


Peace, Love and Undersstanding Original Acrylic, 12 x 14 inches by Laara WilliamSen 2013 (c) Copyrighted,

Peace, Love and Understanding PEACE PROJECT EXHIBITION 2013 Original Acrylic, 12 x 14 inches by Laara WilliamSen 2013 (c) Copyrighted,

Thank you to all of my family members, to my wonderful friends on Linked in and to the friends I have in my everyday life!  You all make my days complete!  Without you I would not have the Love, Joy and Peace, that I experience in my life!

Early on, My Grandmother MacNaughton taught me to have Faith, Hope and Charity and she always told me that the greatest of these three is Charity!

Faith means to me never giving up and knowing that somehow we are all connected; one song, one breath, one heartbeat!

Hope is the essence of believing in miracles, knowing that the best will come.  It just has to!

Charity is sharing what I have with the world, freely, with a good feeling of doing the right thing!

I want you to know that I can’t keep this up every moment of every day!  But all throughout my life, during difficult times, circumstances have flipped around in my favor.  I just keep remembering to take it a day at a time and that things do change.  I am very, very lucky.  And I am very fortunate to have my family and to have met so many wonderful friends on Linked in, around the world and for the all of the amazing friends I have in my everyday life!

Thank you so much all of you!  I send you each of you my wish for you to have lots of  LOVE, JOY AND PEACE now and in 2014!

Sincerely

Laara WilliamSen

International professional painter

Vancouver, B.C., Canada

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