|Sorting painting labels.|
|wendy adding support.|
OKWA members put up the February show in the Kingston Library. Photos by Martine Bresson.
|Mieke and Mary Peppard|
|June and Mary in a precarious place.|
|Su and Sharon take time to contemplate after all is hung.|
|Michele LaRose gives the following introduction....|
During the 80s Jennifer’s work gravitated primarily to the human figure, with the odd foray into landscape and still-life. However, in the 90s, feeling a need for change, she moved from her studio in Old Montreal to another along the Lachine Canal. There she encountered Jacques and Helen Bellefeuille who encouraged her new work and offered her a show in 1993 in their Galerie de Bellefeuille on Greene Avenue in Montreal. Her new work was primarily still life and of a more sombre palette than previously. The show was a huge success and her collaboration with this gallery continues to this day. She has had 5 solo exhibitions there and she has been included in many group exhibitions, notably the Toronto International Art Fair, Miami Art Basel and the Chicago Contemporary and Classic. She has also developed partnerships with other galleries such as Wallace Galleries in Calgary, Galerie St-Laurent & Hill in Ottawa (where she is having a show in April, 2011), Trinity Gallery in St. John’s, Studio 21 in Halifax and the Bennet Street Gallery in Atlanta. During this time she has also taught and juried shows. Over the last 10 years Jennifer has dedicated herself completely to her art. She now relies on a team that attends to the administrative and management sides of her practice, providing her the luxury of concentrating exclusively on painting. She was generous enough to come and visit us in Kingston and give us the benefit of her considerable experience. She was also available during the reception for members to speak with her about their individual works.
|Jane Thelwell (honorable mention) beams!|
|Juror, Jennifer Hornyak (center) with BEST IN SHOW: Jane Derby (left) and Julie Davidson Smith (right)|