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Second Annual Bragg Creek Art Festival !

Includes 2017 Bragg Creek Plein Air Event !

Bragg Creek Plein Air

It all starts on the Friday, Sept. 29th 2017 with a complimentary Demo by Neil Patterson during the day. Then that night ,
Sept. 29th, we have the kick off party to enjoy and spend time with fellow artists before we start the weekend of painting.
Saturday and Sunday will be an all day paint out at 3-4 locations around Bragg Creek. Coffee and snacks
will be available all day Saturday and Sunday for participating artists at the gallery.

Registration is $75 CDN

Friday 29th Sept. , 2017 - Neil Patterson Demo and Plein Air Kick Off Party

Saturday, Sept 30th, 2017 - Plein Air Painting at Elbow Falls, Forget Me Not Pond, Mclean Pond etc.

Sunday, Oct 1st, 2017 - Plein Air Painting at Elbow Falls, Forget Me Not Pond, Mclean Pond etc.

Monday - Wednesday, Oct 2nd - 4th, 2017 - Instructional Workshops with Brent Heighton 3 days $498

Monday - Wednesday, Oct 2nd - 4th, 2017 - Instructional Workshops with Jonn Einerssen 3 days $498

 

Thursday, Oct 5th, 2017 - Set up day for the 3 day Art Sale at the Bragg Creek Community Centre

Friday, Oct 6th, 2017 - Kick off for the 3 day Art Sale at the Bragg Creek Community Centre

Saturday, Oct 7th, 2017 - Second day of the 3 day Art Sale at the Bragg Creek Community Centre

Sunday, Oct 8th, 2017 - Final day of the 3 day Art Sale at the Bragg Creek Community Centre

 

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An opportunity to be exhibited at the Bragg Creek Community Centre the following weekend when,
on Sunday, the top 3 plein air paintings will be revealed at noon. Awards will be given out through a jury
process at this time. The painting requirements to exhibit in that show are as follows: paintings need to be
9 x 12, or 12 x 16, vertical or horizontal. Art Country Canada will be supplying a consistent presentation frame
for both sizes.The prices for the frames will be reasonably priced and high quality. (This is optional for artists,
they can paint in any size,it is just those who chose to enter a painting in the juried show need to follow
these requirements. We don't want to put pressure on anyone, just come out and have a good time, bring warm
clothes, and be prepared. There will be a suggestion list to follow for those who need one.)

This will help make the exhibit consistent. One submission per artist for exhibit.

After Sunday , artwork can be shown in the Art Country Gallery .
We want this festival to be an annual event that inspires artists to meet together and enjoy the arts,
the charity will support promising young local Artists to continue in their desire to make the arts
a career choice. This is an opportunity to give back and create something special for the Calgary area.

This is a list of items recommended for Plein Air painting;

- Easel or some other surface to steady the painting on
- paints
- brushes
- panels -
- a stool or folding chair if they don't want to stand to paint
- the materials they use to clean their brushes
- usually they need a panel carrier for wet paintings but both our locations (Elbow Falls
and Forgetmenot Pond are close to parking so they can likely just run wet paintings back
to the vehicles - there are also washroom facilities at both spots)
- warm clothing if cold, sunscreen and bug spray if warm - warm clothing includes gloves,
boots (they should wear sturdy boots in either weather - secure footing is essential),
hat, some folks bring hand warmers - it's also a good idea to bring a thermos with warm
drink - excellent at keeping you warm on a cold day.
- plenty of water and snacks to keep up the energy
- some people like to bring an umbrella to cover themselves with if raining or
if the sun is too strong, they will use it to shade the painting

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2017 Bragg Creek Art Festival Instruction Workshops

3 day workshop - Monday - Wednesday October 2-4 2017

Call Art Country Canada to sign up for these once in a year classes!

Call Angelo Avlonitis at Art Country Canada, 16 White Ave. Bragg Creek , AB T0L 0K0
Email to: art@artcountrycanada.com

Phone (403) 949-4141

Toll Free 1 877 265•4555

Brent Heighton

BRENT HEIGHTON

Brent Heighton has been a professional artist for over 32 years. His career in fine arts has allowed him to travel throughout the world in search of adventure and subjects to paint.

He is an explorer by nature, constantly trying out innovative techniques. He paints with intensity and economy, rarely wasting a motion or brush stroke, and is often called upon to give instruction in the art of painting.

Brent Heighton’s watercolors, oils and acrylics have won many awards, and are found in corporate and private collections in more than 25 countries.



Brent Heighton Three Sisters

" THREE SISTERS "

by Brent Heighton

Acrylic Painting with Brent Heighton 2017

Monday, October 2 - 10am - 4pm
Tuesday, October 3 - 10am - 4pm
Wednesday, October 4 - 10am - 4pm

$495

Bragg Creek Community Centre

"Art is one of the few things in the today's world that is completely personal and original and expresses what a person is. It can inspire feeling, expression and passion in others. That's the intrinsic value of art."

Brent Heighton has been painting for over 30 years fulltime. After college Brent began a brief career in the commercial art field. Not satisfied with the deadlines, the rush jobs, and working out other peoples ideas as to how they wanted things to look, he realized that as difficult as working in the Fine Arts was, becoming a painter of what you want and not what someone else wants, was the most important and satisfying. He has never looked back on or regretted taking that chance.
Working as a fulltime Artist has allowed Brent to travel all over the world in search of ideas and things to paint. Brent has traveled with his family to Europe, spending time in France, Holland, Belgium, and as far south as Greece. All the time with paints and brushes in hand, always looking for that inspiration just around the corner. The difference of light in a place like Greece compared to Cornwall, England is very exciting says Brent.
Brent and Elizabeth winter in their home in Mexico. The architecture, the people, and the light keep enticing Brent back there, “I find Mexico helps my creative juices start to flow when I’m there and I love the color of the light.” says Brent.
Brent’s watercolours, acrylics and oils have been well received by many corporate and private collectors in over 30 countries of the world. Brent has had exhibitions in New York, Tokyo, Germany, Belgium, Holland, many parts of the U.S.and most recently Mexico.
His work has won him numerous awards throughout Canada and the U.S. But the important thing is, as Brent points out is not the awards, it’s how it makes you feel putting your feelings on paper or canvas so that the persons observing can experience the joy you had in painting that particular artwork.
“If you can make that connection with someone it feels great inside” he says.
Continuing to explore new ideas and approaches to painting, he is never happy to stay in one place creatively. And his work continues to grow and mature as he pushes his creative boundaries.
“It has been a bumpy ride over a long period of time to arrive at this point. I liken it to the uncertainty of Charles Lindberg’s quest to be the first flyer to wing his way across the Atlantic. You get the plane off the ground – somewhat of an accomplishment in itself – and reach an altitude where you feel everything’s under control. But then there are a series of mechanical concerns or foul weather systems that constantly test your mettle and cause you to question the wisdom of your choice to set such a lofty goal. And wherein I haven’t landed my plane successfully yet, at least I’m still aloft, and the propeller keeps on churning!

 

Darren haley

DARREN HALEY

Born in 1960 , Calgary artist Darren Haley spends
hours observing the habitat and behaviour of his wildlife subjects .

This commitment to capturing wildlife in it's natural state is apparent in the fine detail of his incredibly realistic creations.



Darren Haley

" THUNDERBOLT "

Wild Horse in Bragg Creek

Learn to paint your pets portrait by award winning artist Darren Haley. Darren will teach the step by
step process to painting fur or feathers, etc.

Monday, October 2 - 10am - 4pm
Tuesday, October 3 - 10am - 4pm
Wednesday, October 4 - 10am - 4pm

$495

Bragg Creek Community Centre


 

Jonn Einerssen

JONN EINERSSEN
Separate worlds sharing light and space, are connected by the artistic vision of Jonn Einerssen.
Jonn Einerssen's original oil paintings are distinguished by a harmonious play of light and colour. His bold and realistic works are inspired by the raw, uncontrolled power of nature, and wide open spaces of the oceans and prairies.
Gracious and opinionated, Jonn Einerssen is both a good listener and wonderful conversationalist. It is a paradox that is also revealed in the subjects he paints: seascapes and prairie vistas.
Although worlds apart, Jonn's love for both the sea and prairies is inspired by his life experiences. Born in 1949 and raised on the western prairie, Jonn grew up surrounded by golden wheat fields, and views of grain elevators rising out of the horizon into the big, western sky. It was those impressions that Jonn would first put to canvas.



Jonn Einerssen Late Summer

" LATE SUMMER "

Jonn Einerssen

Monday, October 2 - 10am - 4pm
Tuesday, October 3 - 10am - 4pm
Wednesday, October 4 - 10am - 4pm

$495

Bragg Creek Community Centre

Concentrating on colour and composition, Jonn will work in Oils in landscapes and seascapes.

Upon moving to the West Coast of British Columbia, Jonn gravitated to the ocean, which he found had an affinity with the prairies. Wide open spaces, as far as the eye could see, provided limitless potential for experiencing nature in all its glory. Mesmerized by its raw power, Jonn went on to paint the rhythms and moods of the sea with a remarkable authenticity. Jonn's hallmark seascapes often include the image of a sunlit wave, captured in a hypnotic, frenzied dance, revealing a fleeting moment in the ebb and flow of time.

 

 


Last Year was the 1st Annual Bragg Creek Art Festival and Plein Air Art Event

September 30th - October 3rd 2016 -- here are a few of the participating artists.

Bragg Creek Plein Air Banner

 

Bragg Creek Plein Air Event

" BRAGG CREEK PLEIN AIR ARTISTS "
Art Coountry Canada Gallery
Bragg Creek


 

 

 

Brent Heighton Plein Air Forget Me not Pond

" BRENT HEIGHTON & ERIC ERWIN "
Forget Me Not Pond - Ford Creek
Bragg Creek


 

 

 

Brent Heighton Eric Erwin

" BRENT HEIGHTON & ERIC ERWIN "
Elbow Falls - Bragg Creek


 

 

 

Doug Levitt

DOUG LEVITT
Forget Me Not Pond - Ford Creek
Bragg Creek

www.douglevitt.net

 

 

 

Richard Mcdiarmid

RICHARD MCDIARMID
Forget Me Not Pond
Bragg Creek


www.paintedlightart.com

 

 

 

James Lutzko

JAMES LUTZKO
Banded Peak - Hwy 66 - Bragg Creek

www.jameslutzko.com

 

 

 

Greg Pyra

GREG PYRA
Mclean Pond - Bragg Creek

www.gregpyra.com

 

 

 

Denide Lemaster

DENISE LEMASTER
Forget Me Not Pond - Bragg Creek

www.deniselemaster.ca

 

 

 

Ann Willsie

ANN WILLSIE
Forget Me Not Pond - Bragg Creek

www.annwillsie.com

 

 

 

 

 

BRAGG CREEK PLEIN AIR ART FESTIVAL 2016

 

Bragg Creek Plein Air Festival

 

Kensington Art Supply and Instruction provides all the supplies needed for the Plein Air Painting! Thanks so much !




An opportunity to be exhibited at the Redwood show the following weekend when, on Sunday, the top 3 plein air paintings will be
revealed at noon. Awards will be given out through a jury process at this time.
The painting requirements to exhibit in that show are as follows: painting need to be
9 x 12, or 12 x 16, vertical or horizontal. Art country Canada will be supplying a consistent presentation frame
for both sizes.The prices for the
frames will be reasonably priced and high quality. (This is optional for artists, they can paint in any size,
it is just those who chose to enter a painting in the juried show need to follow these requirements. We don't want to put pressure on anyone,
just come out and have a good time, bring warm clothes, and be prepared. There will be a suggestion list to follow for those who need one.)

This will help make the exhibit consistent. One submission per artist for exhibit.

After Sunday artwork will be shown in the Art Country Gallery for one week.
We want this festival to be an annual event that inspires artists to meet together and enjoy the arts,
the charity will support promising young
local Artists to continue in their desire to make the arts a career choice. This is an opportunity to give back and create
something special for the Calgary area.

This is a list of items recommended for Plein Air painting;

- Easel or some other surface to steady the painting on
- paints
- brushes
- panels -
- a stool or folding chair if they don't want to stand to paint
- the materials they use to clean their brushes
- usually they need a panel carrier for wet paintings but both our locations (Elbow Falls and Forgetmenot Pond are close to parking so they can likely just run wet paintings back to the vehicles - there are also washroom facilities at both spots)
- warm clothing if cold, sunscreen and bug spray if warm - warm clothing includes gloves, boots (they should wear sturdy boots in either weather - secure footing is essential), hat, some folks bring hand warmers - it's also a good idea to bring a thermos with warm drink - excellent at keeping you warm on a cold day.
- plenty of water and snacks to keep up the energy
- some people like to bring an umbrella to cover themselves with if raining or if the sun is too strong,
they will use it to shade the painting

 

This is a unique opportunity to meet and mingle with local and internationally established
artists such as Jonn Einerssen, Brent Heighton, Neil Patterson, Darren Haley, Vance Theoret…
along with many more of western Canada’s finest creative talents, many with roots in our region.

ARTISTS ON TOUR promises to be the most inspired event of the year for new and lifelong art
enthusiasts as well as avid art collectors!


2016 Bragg Creek Art Festival
Redwood House Community Centre
#1 Manyhorses Drive
Redwood Meadows, AB
T3Z 1A4

Artists: Diane Anderson, Henri De Groot, Jonn Einerssen, Eric Erwin,
Darren Haily, Brent Heighton, Loretta Kyle, Doug Levitt,
Richard S. McDiarmid, Neil Patterson, Vance Theoret, Vilem Zach,
David Zimmerman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bragg Creek Colors

" BRAGG CREEK COLORS
HWY 66 "
Bragg Creek


 

 

 

Bragg Creek

" BRAGG CREEK SIGN
HWY 66 "
Bragg Creek


 

 

 

Bragg Creek

" ICE CAVES - HWY 66 "
Bragg Creek


 

 

 

Bragg Creek Ings Mine

" BRAGG CREEK SIGN
HWY 66 "
Bragg Creek


 

 

 

Bragg Creek

" ELBOW RIVER HWY 66 "
Bragg Creek


 

 

 

Bragg Creek Ings Mine Road

" BRAGG CREEK SIGN
HWY 66 "
Bragg Creek


 

 

 

Bragg Creek Elbow Falls

" ELBOW FALLS WALKWAY "
Bragg Creek


 

 

 

Bragg Creek Elbow Falls

" ELBOW FALLS TRAIL "
Bragg Creek


 

 

 

Bragg Creek Elbow Falls

" ELBOW FALLS - GRAY DAY "
Bragg Creek


 

 

 

Bragg Creek Valley Formation

" ELBOW FALLS TRAIL "
Bragg Creek


 

 

 

Bragg Creek Elbow River

" ELBOW FALLS TRAIL "
Bragg Creek


 

 

 

Bragg Creek Elbow Falls Watershed

" ELBOW FALLS TRAIL "
Bragg Creek


 

 

 

Bragg Creek Forget Me Not Pond

" FORGET ME NOT POND "
Bragg Creek


 

 

 

Bragg Creek Banded Peak

" BANDED PEAK - HWY 66 "
Bragg Creek


 

 

 

Bragg Creek Bridge at Forget Me not Ppond

" ELBOW RIVER BRIDGE "
Bragg Creek


 

 

 

Bragg Creek Wild Horse

" BRAGG CREEK WILD HORSE "
Bragg Creek


 

 

 

Bragg Creek Horse Sign

" ELBOW RIVER HORSE SIGN "
Bragg Creek


 

 

 

Bragg Creek Wild Horses

" BRAGG CREEK WILD HORSES "
Bragg Creek


 

 

 

 

Bragg Creek Elbow Falls

" BRAGG CREEK - ELBOW FALLS "
Bragg Creek


 

 

 

 
     
     
 

 


 

 
     

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