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Are you a female writer? Visual Artist?
Musician?
Actress? Photographer?
Performance Artist? Filmmaker? 
Cultural Worker?

 

There are those within my immediate family who would call me a trouble-maker, an instigator, or even a provocateur.   I don't subscribe to these ideas.  I do, however, consider myself someone who works to makes things equal for all.  So it should come as no surprise to my friends and colleagues that I have spent some energy and time with my friend, Andrea Nicki, organizing a group of women to start a new organization that will support and promote women in the arts.  There are many, many organizations that offer this type of support in North America and the UK.  There are none in the Pacific Northwest...  until now.

On August 11th, almost thirty women packed into the community space at the Rhizome Cafe until we busted out of the room.  The energy was electric as we brainstormed what was needed and how it could be provided.

On August  23rd, we met again at Kiku Hawkes' studio in Strathcona.  Another thirty-some women showed up: young, old, emerging, established, able-bodies and disabled, filmmakers, writers, visual artists, photographers, mixed media, musicians, sound artists, and sculptors.   The meeting worked on who we were, what we wanted, what was our goals, what might our mission look like, what services might we provide, would we be a collective, a non-profit or a co-operative?  Again the energy was electric and the motivation high.  We are an amazing group of women working collectively toward a common goal.

From the beginning of August when we began sending out notices about the first meeting to the end of August 2011, there were 70+ women who asked to be on our mailing list!  On Sept 6th, a small group will meet to create some drafts of mission statements and goals to bring back to the larger group.  Our next large group meeting is on Sept. 13th at 7 pm.

This organization is for all women everywhere.  Come and be a part of creating a new and exciting group that will support and promote women and their art, their work, and their voices in the Pacific Northwest.  Join Us!
  
For more information, email Bernadine or Andrea @  womensartcoop@gmail.com.  Get your name on the mailing list, join the Google Group and keep up-to-date on meetings, upcoming events, and participate in discussions.I hope to see you all at one of our meetings in the near future.

To give you an idea of what this organization can become, below is a  list some of the other women's organizations around the globe. 

http://www.wix.com/michyvanvan/thatswomenswork#!
 
http://mawa.ca/
 
http://womanmade.org/aboutus.html
 
http://www.society-women-artists.org.uk/
 
http://www.nawanet.org/
 
http://womenarts.org/
 
http://www.acwc.ca/
 
http://www.warc.net/
 

NEWS

Bernadine has
set dates for
upcoming classes!

Drawing for the
Mature Student (45+)

Sept 24th to Nov 5th:
6 Saturdays 10 am to noon
(no class Oct 15th)
Feb 4th to Mar 10th:
6 Saturdays 10 am to noon
(no class Nov 19th)
$185

Please note new structure for course. 
Reduced to six sessions and $185.00

And her NEW
Painting BootCamp

Oct 22nd to Nov 26th:
6 Saturdays 1 pm to 3 pm
(no class Nov 19th)
$185
Bernadine offers the first ever Painting Bootcamp for artists. This six week course is designed to take your painting to the next level. Regardless of whether or not you are a figurative, abstract, or landscape painter, this course will shake up what you are doing and help you to discover where you next need to go.
For more information visit
Bernadine's website
 
Prerequisites: Painting experience.
If in doubt, please contact Bernadine.

 
Supply List:   Self supplied painting materials
 
All class are held in Bernadine's private
art studio at William Clark Studios
(Clark and Williams) in Vancouver BC.

Cost for both classes:
6 session for $185.00
Click here to register online

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Most Recent Blogpost
at Bernadine's Blog


"I Paint...Therefore, I Speak."

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Bernadine likes to make it easy for
you to own a "Fox" painting or art
object.  She accepts
payment
plans, cash, cheques, all major
credit cards, and payments via
PayPal.


Want a piece but you are not sure how to
afford it? All kinds of payment options
will be considered.


All images are protected by copyright.

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Bernadine's website

...is being revamped. Bio and Artist Statement have been expanded.  However, she is re-organizing her online art portfolio and for the next while you might experience difficulties surfing these pages. These will be finished soon and we apologize for any inconvenience.

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Upcoming
Exhibitions & Events
for Bernadine


Bernadine is taking a break from exhibiting her work until the

Eastside Culture Crawl
Nov 18, 18 & 20th, 2011


In the meantime, she is focused on a new series of paintings in her newly expanded studio.

However, if you would like to see her work do not hesitate to contact her to set up a personal studio visit at William Clark Studios.
info@bernadinefox.ca

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Contact Bernadine
Need to reach Bernadine?  Below you will find information on how to contact her directly. You can also follow her on Twitter, become friends with her on Facebook, visit her website, subscribe to her blog and/or this eBlast.  Information on how to do these things is listed below (at the bottom of this eBlast).
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Studio Visits
If you couldn't make it to Bernadine's latest exhibition but would like to visit her studio, please let us know and we can schedule one in 2011.  Studio visits are always welcome.

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Bernadine's eBlast
This eBlast is replacing the email notifications that Bernadine has used in the past to send out notices regarding exhbitions, events, and other news.  If you have received this directly from Benadine and do not wish to receive it in the future please use the unsubscribe button below and your name and email address will be removed immediately. 

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