Coleman: The Crowsnest Pass

This collection will be exhibited at Breadstuffs Bakery until June 2016. 

The workshop and art show are in the rear view mirror now - and both very satisfying adventures. Thanks to the fellow travellers!

 

 

Know your place. is on this week.

Know your place. opened for viewing on Monday. It was great to have  people come through and take an interest in the work. I am looking forward to the upcoming week of the show and, on the weekend, the Hand Made Maps Workshop with Jocelyn Curry. 

The Finding Myself in Sidney walking project with the  projection of Sidney photographs worked out to my satisfaction. Part whimsy and part commentary, it  offers a bit of challenge to the viewers.  

Hope you can come by this week and say hello.

Thoughts — sherley gordon edey

Know your place. opened for viewing on Monday. It was great to have  people come through and take an interest in the work. I am looking forward to the upcoming week of the show and, on the weekend, the Hand Made Maps Workshop with Jocelyn Curry. 

The Finding Myself in Sidney walking project with the  projection of Sidney photographs worked out to my satisfaction.. Part whimsy and part commentary, it  offers a bit of challenge to the viewers.  

Hope you can come by this week and say hello.

Know your place.

It's six weeks until the art show and workshop that I have been planning over the past year. The Hand Drawn Map workshop has only one space remaining. I had followed Jocelyn Curry's work for years before approaching her about coming to Sidney from Seattle, Washington to teach this two day class. Now the organizing and promotion work is mostly behind and I can look forward to learning along with the other registrants. The art show planning is nearly completed and the promotion has begun.  I'm looking forward to showing my photography (some from the archives and much that is new) including a project from my walk of every street in Sidney in the month of January. 85 kilometres of GPS tracks and hundreds of snapshots will result in a view of the town that I hope people will find interesting.  

The 'Know your place.' exhibit and sale promises to be a very worthwhile experience thanks to the seven artists who are also exhibiting their work:   Colleen Golumbia   Norma Lofthouse   Dale MacEwan   Terry Murray   Pamela Truscott-White    Lesley Turner   Jean Weller

"This exhibit features photographer Sherley Gordon Edey with seven other artists working in fabric, fibre, clay and wood.  

The organizing statement ‘Know Your Place.’ offers multiple meanings.  

   Know where you live – your community, your country.

   Know the geography that makes you feel at home.

   Know who you are and where you fit in. 

   Know when you have a unique contribution to make. 

   Know when it is time to be silent or step away.   

United by a spirit of inquiry, these eight artists offer their interpretations in the upcoming show."

 

Thanks to the Community Arts Council of the Saanich Peninsula for offering a weeks' space at the Community Arts Centre in Sidney at a very reasonable cost and their support in promoting the workshop and show. 

Cards Available at Breadstuffs Bakery in Brentwood Bay

'From the Prairies' images are on display at Breadstuffs. As people seem to be enjoying the work, I have produced signed and dated cards with the description on the reverse. The 5 x 7 cards are individually printed on heavy watercolour paper and come with a coordinating envelope. 

Standard mats and frames to fit this size are readily available.

The cards are $5.00 including tax.

Sidney Fine Art Show 2015

Here are my entries to the Sidney Fine Art Show 2015. All three were sold at the show and I am very grateful for the encouragement! 

Far and Wide I and II received an Honourable Mention at the Sidney Fine Art Show 2015. 

FAR AND WIDE I           Patricia Bay North Saanich BC             8 x 36 print      Limited Edition of 10             

FAR AND WIDE II    Crofton Harbour BC                                8 x 36 print    Limited Edition of 10

FLEETING YEARS      Cowichan Valley BC           13 x 31 print            Limited Edition of 10          William Wordsworth, Ode to a Snowdrop  

A HUNDRED HANKIES      'a hundred hankies in a hundred year old cherry tree for the women who shed sweat and tears making this island their own'             16 x 20 print  Limited Edition of 10 

Sidney Fine Art Show 2015

My three entries to the Sidney show were all accepted this year and Far and Wide I and II was awarded an Honourable Mention.  The show features about 200 local artists and is on display at the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney Friday Saturday and Sunday October 16 - 19. 

Six Weeks in Middle England

This summer offered six weeks of staying in someone else's house in England. With a car to drive and the Olympus M5 camera in hand  (small and reasonably inconspicuous) many images were made - mostly as a record of the travels. One collection emerged from the journey and you can check it out in the Nowhere Fast Some Where Slow gallery. 

Grit+Good Work

This collection has recently been hung at Breadstuffs Bakery where you can view the six images along with a few words from each contributor. This series of 'hand portraits' is to be continued. 

Lilacs

Lilacs is a set of four images illustrating the journey of a wonderful bunch of lilacs from a recent trip to Saltspring. They were hung at the bakery on Tuesday 12 May. These are 12 x 18 prints in 18 x 24 frames. 

Saanich Peninsula Arts and Crafts Show April 25 and 26 2015

This weekend at the Mary Winspear there is a great collection of work by local artists. I have two mixed media pastels in the show. The Beaten Path is an interpretation of walking into the Bois de Boulogne forest in Paris. The other, Heading Home, represents the experience of looking out from Coles Bay toward the horizon. 

A Sense of Place

Recognizing where you are and feeling you belong. 

"Many people in the 21st century spend so much time online, in their cars, at Starbucks, or in an office that they may have little connection to any unique place." The Art of Geography

 

 

Respective

Having been in Belgium and France this August and September helped put some place names and significant events of WWI and WWII in perspective. It is not possible to  comprehend the magnitude of the events and the suffering they caused but  it is important to try. We must not forget. 

Pastel

I have been working with hand colouring photographs with pastel over the past several years. Recently I have been creating pictures from memories of geography and experiences. I entered one entitled Four Part Harmony in the Saanich Peninsula Arts and Crafts Spring Show in May and was pleased that it received a Jurors' Choice and also sold. 

Shoes

I started out with the shoe idea, believing that some soulful still lifes images of footwear would have something to say.  Many an attempt missed the mark completely. I will continue the pursuit of real feet in real shoes that find themselves quite at home in our wet and wonderful west coast environment. Explaining how I understand Wabi Sabi and shoes will take a little longer but I hope the collection gives some clues. 

Looking Back

Trying to make sense of where I have been with photography and where I would like to go, I have gathered up some past collections for the website.