October 24, 2013
The 'Word On The Water' Book Festival' is finally here! Drop in Kenora, Ontario for a weekend of presentations, readings, workshops and exhibitions by many well known Canadian authors. And you can now start reading book reviews of some of the authors' works. Come meet and mingle with the authors. How cool is that!
On Saturday morning, I look forward to presenting 'Stories Behind The Lens' as well as being a panelist on 'Professionalism 101' with authors Duncan Weller and Charles Wilkins in the afternoon.
On Sunday, I will lead a full-day photo workshop 'Viewfinder To Print' in Kenora.
But to start it all off, I will be at Tangled Tree Framing and Gifts to meet with folks and chat about 'Natural Reflections', my latest photography exhibition, showing from October 11 to November 9, 2013. I will be on hand from 1 - 3 PM Friday.
I'm looking forward to meeting many of you in Kenora this weekend!
October 16, 2013
I will be attending 'Scattered Seeds' again this year. This is the annual Chrismas Craft Show & Sale that happens at the Red River Exhibition Hall in Winnipeg, Manitoba from October 18 - 20, 2013. This is an excellent opportunity to get your Christmas shopping done early!
I will be on hand to sign copies of my latest book 'Prairie and Beyond'. You can find me at my publisher's booth - Turnstone Press.
I will be around during the following times:
Friday, October 18 from 10 AM to 2 PM
Saturday, October 19 from 10 AM to 1 PM
Sunday, October 20 from Noon to 1 PM
The book 'Prairie and Beyond' was honoured on a few occasions this year. First it received a 2012 PIA Certificate of Merit in the category 'Art Books' in the 2012 Premier Print Award Competition. Later, it was nominated for two 2013 Manitoba Book Awards: Best Illustrated Book of the Year and the Mary Scorer Award for Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher.
The book was also the inspiration for a traveling print exhibition called 'Prairie and Beyond'. Two exhibitions of large-scale photographic prints (12 and 26 prints each) are traveling throughout Manitoba communities from September 2012 to December 2014. The exhibition was produced by The Manitoba Arts Network.
October 16, 2013
Last Friday, I opened 'Natural Reflections', an exhibition of 15 fine art prints at Tangled Tree Framing & Gifts in Kenora. I really enjoyed chatting with folks about the works and my experiences making those images. It was particularly enchanting to chat with a very young girl about 'abstract art'. It's always encouraging to meet kids that are interested in art! The show will run from October 11 to November 9.
Next Friday, October 25, I will be in town again for a mid-show opening to coincide with 'Word On The Water' Book Festival from Oct. 25-27. I will be presenting on two seperate occasions on Saturday as well as leading a one-day photo workshop on Sunday.
October 10, 2013
I look forward to presenting at this year's 'Word On The Water' Book Festival in Kenora, Ontario on beautiful Lake of the Woods. I will be involved in two different presentations on Saturday.
Room For Readers Saturday, October 26. 10:00 – 11:00 AM
NATURAL REFLECTIONS - Stories Behind The Lens
In this illustrated presentation using some of my most evocative images, I will share my thoughts and approach to photographing the natural world as well as discuss the 'how and the why' behind some of those images.
Room For Writers Saturday, October 26. 3:30 – 4:30 PM
PROFESSIONALISM 101 - The Not-So-Glamorous Life
I will be joining authors Duncan Weller (Children's Illustrator, Author, Film Maker) and Charles Wilkins (Creative Non-Fiction NY Times Best Seller) in a panel discussion about the reality of working as a professional artist.
Because creating is 'in our blood', as artists we seldom retire. Artists don't like to think about business. All the more reason why artists need to understand the 'business of art'.
I have been very fortunate indeed to have pursued my passion at 'Making A Living At Nature Photography'. Creating images as a lifestyle is a dream for many. However, so many things have changed in the last 5 years.
We need a 'reality check'. I look forward to discussing this topic with my colleagues from different sectors of the 'art industry'.
Come watch a real REALITY SHOW.
Don't forget ....
Print Exhibition: Mid-show launch. Friday, October 25, 1-3 PM at 'Tangled Tree'
Photography Workshop: Sunday, October 27, 2013
October 8, 2013
Tangled Tree Framing & Gifts, in conjunction with Word On The Water and Elizabeth Campbell Books, will host 'NATURAL REFLECTIONS', an exhibition of fine art photographs by Mike Grandmaison.
The exhibition will run from October 11 to November 9, 2013 at 137 Main Street South, in Kenora, Ontario on beautiful Lake of The Woods.
Opening reception will be from 4-7 PM, Friday October 11.
A Mid-Show reception will take place from 1-3 PM, Friday October 25 to start off the 'Word On The Water' Book Festival.
I look foward to meeting you.