Walking Owl Studio -- Cat Fink, Visual Artist
drawings in mixed media

Past Events

3 Nov 2016 - 26 Nov 2016 THE JOY DIARY - INTERACTIVE SOLO ART SHOW AT THE STATION HOUSE GALLERY Category: Show/Exhibit
ARTIST AT PLAY! COME AND JOIN ME . . . . .

THE JOY DIARY is an interactive show focusing on ideas of joy and creativity which will develop in real time throughout the month of November. Click on 'Blog' at the top or bottom of this page for a full description of the show, and how you can participate. I'll be drawing onsite daily from November 3rd through 24th.

WHERE: Station House Gallery, #1 Mackenzie Avenue North, Williams Lake, BC

https://www.facebook.com/stationhousegallery/

WHEN: Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm daily, November 3 to 26, 2016




6 Nov 2015 - 30 Nov 2015 In Cahoots (Synergy) Category: Show/Exhibit


In Cahoots suggests a secretive exploit, a little naughty or conspiratorial sharing resulting in (Synergy)- an effect resulting from actions within the process and spirit of combination, where, to quote Aristotle, “The whole is
greater than the sum of its parts”. This means, qualities or characteristics that are not present without combination / amalgamation and all other possible variants can manifest. Art possibilities are heightened. Unpredictable thoughts expound. Territory is transgressed. Serendipity occurs through this collaborative effort.

In Cahoots (Synergy) the show is conceived as an experiment of sorts in artistic collaboration. While some artistic endeavors often involve collaborative interactions, for example jazz musicians frequently collaborate in multiple groupings which thrive on the different interactions; visual arts for the most part is a solo act with the lone artist working away in the seclusion of the studio. This show is an opportunity for artists to work in a manner they may not be accustomed to and to experience something of the magical interplay of jazz musicians.



8 May 2015 CNIB Eye Appeal Art Event 2015 Category: Show/Exhibit
The coyotes are heading to a gala charity art event! 'Old Coyote Trick (Joy)' has been donated to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, for their annual art event on May 8th, 2015. My beloved dancing coyotes will be going home with a lucky attendee of the gala. You can view all of the artwork donated to the 2015 event at https://www.facebook.com/CNIBEyeAppeal/photos_stream?tab=photos_albums



Here is the blurb from the CNIB website:

The CNIB Eye Appeal Art Event is one of the most anticipated fundraisers for CNIB on Vancouver Island. Attendees will experience fine dining, breath-taking art and the opportunity to bid on unique items. Through the help of over 200 locally and internationally renowned artists as well as various sponsors and volunteers, the CNIB Eye Appeal Art Event raises money to fund programs on Vancouver Island.

The event takes place on May 8th, 2015 at Crystal Garden, 713 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC. Doors open at 6:00pm. Tickets are $450 ($375 until February 15, 2015) and admits two people. Purchase your tickets online at www.eyeappeal.org or by call Lesley Courtice at 250.658.3911250.658.3911.

Ticket price includes:



Admission for two


One piece of art valued at over $300


Champagne reception


Ice Martini Bar


Photo Booth


Tapas dinner party


Silent auction


Live auction



For more information please go to www.eyeappeal.org
14 Nov 2014 - 31 Mar 2015 Spruce Kings Show Home Category: Show/Exhibit
If you are in Prince George, come visit the Spruce Kings Show Home. My artwork 'What I Know - Fix Something Broken' is hanging in the master bedroom. You can also view work by other Groop Gallery artists.

The Show Home Lottery is a fundraiser for the Spruce Kings Junior A Hockey Team. Check out the website for photos of the house at www.sprucekingsshowhome.ca.

Address is 2693 Links Drive, Prince George. It is open 10 am to 6 pm daily to March 2015.
12 Jun 2014 - 30 Jun 2015 Central Cariboo Art Route 2014/2015 Category: Show/Exhibit
The Central Cariboo Art Route 2014/2015 is on. Check out the website for info on the artists, maps to the studios, and a downloadable brochure at www.centralcaribooarts.com/artroute/. My studio is open for visits by appointment. UPDATE to the brochure, online and print: MY LOCATION HAS CHANGED so the map to my studio is no long correct, and I no longer have open studio hours. I still love visitors, so contact me through this website and we can set up a time for you to visit.
12 Jun 2014 - 13 Jul 2014 'Earthly' Group Show at Two Rivers Gallery, Prince George, BC Category: Show/Exhibit
Come see two of my latest drawings at the Two Rivers Gallery in Prince George. The group show is titled 'Earthly' and includes artwork in a variety of mediums by sixteen artists. From my current body of work, 'Fix Something Broken', are the drawings 'What I know, fix something broken' and 'Old Coyote Trick (messages in bottles)'.

'Earthly' is open now and runs until July 13, 2014. Two Rivers Gallery is at 725 Civic Plaza, Prince George, BC. Their website is at www.tworiversgallery.ca.
12 Jun 2014 - 12 Jun 2015 Groop Gallery, Prince George, BC Category: Show/Exhibit
Check out the Groop Gallery in Prince George, BC. The gallery features a wide variety of high-quality professional artwork, from landscape to abstract, 2D and 3D. See my drawings lifesize and for real! The gallery is located at 1127 Third Avenue, Prince George, BC. Groop Gallery is open Fridays noon to 5pm, Saturdays 9am to 3pm, and by appointment. Contact Melanie at 250-561-1442. Website is at www.groopgallery.com.
14 Jan 2014 - 2 Mar 2014 Solo show at the Station House Gallery in Williams Lake, BC Category: Show/Exhibit

I have a solo show opening February 7, 2014, and running to March 1, 2014. It's called 'Coyotes, Cheshires, Angels and Other Complications', and includes sixteen drawings from my last two series. Find the images in my online galleries 'Drawing Home' and 'Garudas, Cheshire Cats, and Other Complications'. Come and enjoy the inspiration from my Tricksters! They'll definitely inspire your Tricksters! Check out my blog to read the Artist Statement for the show.

















'Coyotes, Cheshires, Angels and Other Complications'

in the main gallery

at the Station House Gallery

#1 North Mackenzie Avenue, Williams Lake, BC

February 7th through March 1st, 2014

Hours Monday through Friday, 10am to 5pm

phone 250-392-6113

www.stationhousegallery.com
10 Sep 2013 - 31 Dec 2014 Multifaith Calender 2014 Category: Show/Exhibit
I have an image in the 2014 Multifaith Calender, published by the Mulifaith Society of British Columbia. Yay!! Check out their website to view the calendar and artists' images at www.multifaithcalendar.org. This is a beautiful, spiritual, quality calendar. My drawing 'Coyote Calls to the Protectors (War Dress)' is the image for June.
10 Sep 2013 - 7 Nov 2013 Creativity Workshop Category: Show/Exhibit

CRACKING OPEN YOUR CREATIVITY

September 19 to November 7, 2013

Thursdays, 6pm to 9pm
at TRU Williams Lake Campus, 1250 Western Avenue, Williams Lake, BC


Yes, I am teaching again. Come and join me! This is an active eight-week workshop on connecting with your creativity and creative spirit. Through creative play, you will learn to identify, understand, and nurture your creativity, and work with the artist within you. Discussion, short lectures, in-class and at-home activities, individual and group attention. Please bring notebook, pen, and texts to the first class. We will be using ‘The Artist’s Way’ by Julia Cameron (required) and ‘Writing Down the Bones’ by Natalie Goldberg (recommended).

FEE: $120

REGISTER at TRU Continuing Studies,

1250 Western Avenue,

phone 250-392-8010 or 1-800-663-4936.



Contact me through my website if you have questions about the workshop. Contact TRU if you have questions about registration, payment etc.



16 Jul 2013 - 5 Aug 2013 Art Show Demo at Sooke Fine Arts 2013 Category: Show/Exhibit

See my creation process at the Sooke Fine Arts 2013 show in Sooke, BC. I'll be there August 1st from 11am to 1pm and again from 2pm to 4pm, creating a drawing from start to finish. Come and enjoy the show, ask me questions, cheer me on! I'd love to meet you! My drawing 'Angels in a Small Crowd' is part of the show. The show runs fom July 26th to August 5th, and their website is at www.sookefinearts.com.
1 Jun 2013 - 2 Jun 2013 Pastel Workshop in June! Category: Show/Exhibit

I am teaching a two-day weekend workshop at the Station House Gallery in Williams Lake, BC. Contact the Station House to register at 250-392-6113 or email at manager@stationhousegallery.com.

PASTELS--DRAWING WITH THE RAINBOW!

June 1 and 2, 2013, Saturday and Sunday
10am to 5pm each day (includes 1 hour break for lunch)
In the Station House Gallery upstairs art room

A two-day introduction to the materials and methods of creating artwork with soft pastels. This workshop is hands-on, with short lectures and discussion. You will learn about the types of pastels and papers, pastel application methods, and combining pastels with other drawing materials. Books and artworks will be available as reference materials during the workshop. Workshop is limited to 8 participants to allow time for both individual and group instruction. Previous drawing experience helpful, but not essential. NOTE: Soft pastels (also called dry pastel or chalk pastel) are not oil pastels.

FEE: $130, plus $19 for package of pastel art papers provided by the instructor at start of the workshop. Supply list available at registration.
13 May 2013 - 31 Dec 2013 Central Cariboo Art Route Category: Show/Exhibit

The Central Cariboo Art Route is up and running. Check out the website for info and a downloadable brochure at www.centralcaribooarts.com/artroute/. My studio is open for visits Mondays through Thursdays from 10am to 2pm to the end of June, and by appointment only during July and August. I will re-open for regular hours in September. Find Walking Owl Studio at 2104 Aqua View Place, Williams Lake, BC. See you there!
18 Feb 2013 Pastel Workshop Coming Up! Category: Show/Exhibit

PASTELS--DRAWING WITH THE RAINBOW!

April 13 and 14, Saturday and Sunday
10am to 5pm each day (includes 1 hour break for lunch)
In the Station House Gallery upstairs art room

A two-day introduction to the materials and methods of creating artwork with
soft pastels. This workshop is hands-on, with short lectures and
discussion. You will learn about the various types of soft pastels and
pastel papers, pastel application methods, and combining pastels with other
drawing materials. Books on pastels and finished pastel artworks will be
available as reference materials for use during the workshop. Workshop is
limited to 8 participants to allow time for both individual and group
instruction. Previous drawing experience is helpful but not essential.
NOTE: Soft pastels (also called dry pastel and chalk pastel) are NOT oil
pastels which require an entirely different method of working than will be
taught in this workshop.

Cost--$130 plus $19 for package of specialty pastel art papers supplied by
the instructor. A supply list will be handed out upon registration.

Contact the Station House Gallery at 250-392-6113 or manager@stationhousegallery.com.

About the instructor--Cat Fink is a local artist with fourteen years
professional experience. Cat creates large narrative still life drawings
using a mix of pastel, charcoal, graphite, coloured pencil, and acrylic on
paper. Her work has received both juror's and purchase awards, and has been
published as illustration and magazine cover. Cat's website is at
www.walkingowlstudio.ca.