Blue Heron Writes

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News from Heron’s Nest

Dealing with COVID-19 as an artist has been challenging. On a personal level, I wondered if people would feel comfortable visiting the gallery and questioned how I could share my work to the public with shows cancelled and many galleries closed. I had the additional concern about the work of the other artists represented in the gallery.

To reach more people, I decided to set up an online store where everything available at Heron’s Nest Studio Gallery could be viewed and interested buyers could contact me to arrange for a safe viewing in person. Here is the link to the resulting storefront for everything in stock at the gallery. LINK

We have remained open Fridays, Saturdays and some Sundays throughout the summer requesting visitors wear facemasks and use hand sanitizer. This has worked well. Our last day for the season is Saturday, October 10. From October 11 until the spring, the gallery will be open by appointment or for special events only.

To keep customers, family and friends updated about what’s happening in the gallery, I continue to publish a free newsletter, NEWS FROM THE NEST. However, I’ve moved from a bi-monthly edition to a seasonal version that will come out in December, March, June and September. Here is a link to the Fall 2020 Newsletter. Take a look; it’s easy to subscribe and you can unsubscribe at any time. Oh, by the way, I’m looking for ideas for content. Do you have burning questions about art or something you’d simply like to learn more about? If so, please drop me a quick email or comment on this post. Thanks!

Lastly, I wanted to share links to two actual shows taking place at this time. One is at the Colborne Art Gallery in Colborne, Ontario until October 31, 2020. My painting, Forest Commune, that pays homage to the book the Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben, is part of this 8th Annual juried exhibition.

Forest Commune, Acrylic and Tissue Paper on Canvas, 40×30 inches,
copyright Wendie Donabie

The East Central Ontario Art Association (ECOAA) annual show, Mystery of the Park, at the Algonquin Park Visitor Centre is the second exhibition. Here is a link to the a virtual tour of the show. I have two pieces on display for sale, Moose Marsh and Enchanted Forest #1.

Moose Marsh, Acrylic on Canvas, 24×24 inches,
copyright Wendie Donabie
Enchanted Forest #1, Oil on Canvas, 10×8 inches,
copyright Wendie Donabie



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