Gardens 2

June 2015 

Golden Artist Colors

I was honored to be able to visit Golden Artist Colors in New Berlin, New York this month. It was a whirlwind trip of learning, making, testing paint and meeting the amazing individuals who work for Golden. I was already sold by this company for its treatment of artists, as well as its commitment to quality. But by visiting the space itself and meeting the individuals who work for Golden – I am in awe. I have never seen a company so committed to making high quality products for the art world that they test to extremes and ensure that the artist is using the best. From the batches of hand ground oil paint made by the meticulous measuring of skilled craftsmen to the crazy vats of acrylic gel gloss hoisted across the acrylic workroom floor- I could hardly believe my eyes. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing how paint is made and tested and how these tests continue on existing and new products.

I also had the chance to meet with Mark Golden and his wife Barbara Golden and daughter Emma Golden.  I was so delighted to meet with all of them (and a little nervous)and to hear their amazing tales from the past , as well as goals for the future. I am honored to be working for them in the role that I am in, and all in all – this trip has taught me more about paint then I ever thought I could know. And maybe even a little more than that.

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Golden Paint 

I am also delighted to announce that Golden Paint has asked me to present at their international conference this December In Miami Florida! I will be presenting a lecture titled Newsletter know-how and Social Media Savvy. This presentation will discuss the benefits of social media, easy ways to incorporate social media into busy schedules and the importance of maintaining an active mailing list with workshop registrants, art buyers, art dealers, and artist groups.
I am honored and delighted to be presenting at this conference to my artist peers!

Harmony Arts Festival
Juried Group Exhibition 

West Vancouver
July 31- August 9 

I am pleased to announce my work, Cerulean Sky was juried into the Harmony arts festivals Group Exhibition in West Vancouver. This year’s juried Group Exhibition features the mixed media works of artists Exploring the Balance between Harmony and Discord. The theme for this exhibition asks artists where harmony and balance are found in our lives, art or nature. These opposing states are explored in works that encourage conversation.
For more information on this exhibition, visit http://harmonyarts.ca

Oil on Canvas  30" x 30"  2000.00  Framed

Art in the Garden 

Summer Art Show and Soiree
Saturday July 11, 2015
1 Fulton Place, St.Albert
Noon – 10 pm 
Please join us for a day of delicous treats in a garden setting filled with art. Come to enjoy the view, chat and visit with artist Samantha Williams-Chapelsky and husband Cole Chapelsky. 
Artworks including paintings, and hand painted silk scarves will be available for sale or simply for your viewing enjoyment.
To RSVP, please email samanthawilliams@live.ca