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4th Annual BRAGG CREEK PLEIN AIR ART FESTIVAL 2019 - Sept 20 - 29

Art Country Canada in Beautiful Bragg Creek, AB is organizing the Fourth Annual Bragg Creek " Plein Air "Art Festival!

Showcasing our gallery artists, workshops, musicians and weekend events - www.artistsontour.ca

Showcasing the Arts In Bragg Creek - www.artsinbraggcreek.ca

Sept 20th - Artist Orientation & Kickoff Party - 5pm to close
Gallery Reception for all participating artists. There will be food and beverages and we will discuss locations
for painting over the weekend. There will be 12" x 16" and 9" x 12" Plein Air frames for purchase and gift bags from
Kensington Art Supplies. Kensington Art Supply will be in the gallery location offering for sale: paint, brushes
and so many other items needed for painting in the wild areas of Bragg Creek.

 

Sept 21 - 22 - Meet at Art Country Canada Gallery for coffee and carpools 10am
Artists will create paintings at beautiful spots such as Elbow Falls, Banded Peak and the lovely Mclean Pond area.
The plein air paintings created can be entered into the juried competion.

 

Sept 23-25 Artist Workshops
With Brent Heighton, Neil Patterson, and Jonn Einerssen!
The instructors - Brent, Jonn, or Neil - inspire students to work together and create true masterpeices!
Signing up for a workshop allows free entry into the Plein Air event.

Stone Carving 2 day Workshop by Vance Theoret
Sept 21-22 Weekend Class & Sept 24-25 Weekday Class

 


Art Show Setup Thursday Sept 26
Preparation for the Art Show and Sale at the Bragg Creek Community Centre.
Paintings entering the juried competition must be submitted to Art Country Canada Gallery by 4pm

 

4th Annual Bragg Creek Art Show & Sale Sept 27 - 29th

1. Many of the finest Artists in Western Canada will in Attendance with their newest paintings.
2. Arts in Bragg Creek showcases some of the best local creative talent.
3. We have an incredible line up of musicians to play wonderful music the whole weekend!
Come be a part of the Bragg Creek Art Festival!

Fourth Annual Bragg Creek Art Festival !

Includes 2019 Bragg Creek Plein Air Event !





It all starts on the Friday, Sept 20th, 2019 . We will have a kick off party to enjoy and spend
time with fellow artists before we start the weekend of painting. There will be lovely food and wine
along with gift bags from Kensington Art Supplies and Plein Air frames at great prices.
Saturday and Sunday will be an all day paint out at 3 locations around Bragg Creek.
We would like to have artists paint in areas where the general public can meet them.
Coffee and snacks will be available all day Saturday and Sunday for participating
artists at the gallery.

Registration is $85 CDN


Friday 20th Sept. , 2019 - Plein Air Kick Off Party & Orientation

Saturday, Sept 21nd, 2019 - Plein Air Painting at Elbow Falls, Forget Me Not Pond, Mclean Pond etc.

Sunday, Sept 22rd, 2019 - Plein Air Painting at Elbow Falls, Forget Me Not Pond, Mclean Pond etc.

Monday - Wednesday, Sept 23th- 25th, 2019 - Instructional Workshops with Brent Heighton 3 days $495

Monday - Wednesday, Sept 23th- 25th, 2019 - Instructional Workshops with Jonn Einerssen 3 days $495

Monday - Wednesday, Sept 23th- 25th, 2019 - Instructional Workshops with Neil Patterson 3 days $495

 

Thursday, September 26th, 2019 - Set up day for the 3 day Art Sale at the Bragg Creek Community Centre

Friday, September 27th, 2019 -Special Invite Night - Please Register - Art Sale at the Bragg Creek Community Centre

Saturday, September 28th, 2019 - Second day of the 3 day Art Sale at the Bragg Creek Community Centre

Sunday, September 29th, 2019 - 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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2019 Bragg Creek Art Festival
Instructional Workshops

3 day workshop - Monday - Wednesday September 23 - 25 2019

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

 


We can work in all mediums, acrylics, oils, and watercolours. As the class is focusing on composition
and the use of brushes, etc. It doesn't matter what clouds they bring that they are comfortable with.
This list will be a good one for Kensington Art to bring out to Bragg Creek to sell.
List: Easel, for painting upright or outside, we will have tables and people can paint flat if they want
as well, a French style easel is a good all around easel.
Canvas, prepared boards, or paper are all good. A good size is around 12 x 16.
Colours: ultramarine Blue, cobalt or Thalo blue.
Light yellow, like a cadmium yellow light, and cad yellow deep. A warm and cool yellow.
Cadmium Red, alizarin Crimson, or a magenta red(cooler) basically a warm red and a cool red.
Black, Titanium White.
Colours that are optional, dioxide purple liquid, quinacridon gold is good, oxide red (transparent)
Mediums: for oils, an odourless thinner, and a painting medium like liquin . Gamlin is a good one for
oil mediums.For Acrylics, retarder, flow medium, and water.
For watercolours, Windsor Newton are always a good quality, just be a reasonably good quality
Miscellaneous: Paper towels, palette knives, water containers, rags. An assortment of brushes,
squares, rounds, fan brushes, bristle or synthetic sable, a strip away palette, masking tape, watercolour
palettes for watercolour or acrylic.Pencils, photos for reference. Sketch pad..... bring a lunch. Spray bottles.
In the end, there are many colours and other tools that are available and people can bring them if they want.
Kensington Art should have some supplies for us as well in case there is something else a class member may want to try.
We have a kitchen I believe, and there are cups for coffee, and a fridge. Will we be making coffee for our morning
sessions . And last, but not least, bring enthusiasm for sure.
Brent Heighton

   
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 / Watercolor Painting with Brent Heighton 2019

Monday, September 23 - 10am - 4pm
Tuesday, September 24 - 10am - 4pm
Wednesday, September 25 - 10am - 4pm

$495

 

"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."

 

VANCE THEORET

 

 

 

SOAPSTONE CARVING CLASSES



VANCE THEORET






Dear Future Carvers,
I thought I would send you this email with the info to help you to prepare for our up coming workshop.
Angelo and I will be arranging some good quality stone ,which you will be able to purchase through him at his gallery
. Info on pricing will beavailable after we figure out all the costs involved.
For your subject matter. Please bring whatever reference material you want.But here though is my suggestion.
Go to my website www.vancetheoret.com,there you will find lots of pictures.Find the ones you might wish to
try and carve and copy off those pictures for your reference material.We will decide together if I think we will
have enough time to do them?
Please bring the following items:
-2 sheets 50-60 grit sandpaper
-2 sheets 400 grit wet/ dry sandpaper
- box of course steel wool
-box of fine steel wool
These should be all available at your local hardware store.
As for tools I will be bringing a selection of special files for you to use during
the workshop.Info will be
available after the class on sources if you wish to purchase your own.
Here is a list of what you should bring:
-a pair of work gloves
- a pair of rubber gloves
-small plastic wash tub
- a hand saw
- a small towel
- and the anticipation for a fun time!
-black china markers
- chisel if you have one( I will have some for your use as well)
Dress in clothes that you can get dusty because you will!
I think weather permitting we will be working outside,so dress in layers that you
can either put on or take off depending on the temperature ?
Thats all I can think of right now,but please feel to contact me if you have any
other questions or concerns. You can get my email from the website.I am looking
forward to working with you and I know we are going to have a lot of fun and my
goal ,if you follow my suggestions as you chose what to carve,is for everyone to
have a finished piece by the end of the workshop. See you soon cheers Vance

 

 

JONN EINERSSEN - PAINTING WORKSHOP

 

einerssen-jonn-workshop-2019






 

NEIL PATTERSON - PAINTING WORKSHOP

 





 

 

 

 


2016 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

 

 

 

Alan Wylie Jean Geddes

ALAN WYLIE & JEAN GEDDES &
DENISE LEMASTER

Art Country Canada Gallery - Bragg Creek


 

 

 

Richard Mcdiarmid

RICHARD MCDIARMID
Art Country Canada Gallery - Bragg Creek



 

 

Alan Wylie Brent Heighton

ALAN WYLIE & BRENT HEIGHTON
Art Country Canada Gallery - Bragg Creek



 

 

Gallery

FRIDAY ORIENTATION PARTY
Art Country Canada Gallery - Bragg Creek

 

 

 

 

Jonn Einerssen

JONN EINERSSEN
Forget Me Not Pond - Bragg Creek


 

 

 

Gallery party

FRIDAY ORIENTATION PARTY
Art Country Canada Gallery - Bragg Creek


 

 

 

Hermann Brandt and Randy Neufeld

HERMANN BRANDT & RANDY NEUFELD
Mclean Pond - Bragg Creek


 

 

 

Bobbi Dunlop

BOBBI DUNLOP
Mclean Pond - Bragg Creek


 

 

 

Marla Blackwell and Pam Ciupa

MARLA BLACKWELL & PAM CIUPA
Mclean Pond - Bragg Creek


 

 

 

 

 

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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