Artist Info & Registration


2014 Artists

Alicia Laurin
Alicia Laurin - Cre8tive Ways

Give your kids an opportunity to see what they can do!

Cre8ive Ways Entrepreneur Kid is 4 weeks of class learning all about business including how to figure out cost, retail and profit. They will also build their own website and make business cards and make their own product!

On June 21st, they will be selling their goods at the 8th Annual Empty Bowls Festival and any profit they make is theirs to keep!

cre8iveways.webs.com

   
Bob Harriman
Bob Harriman

Bob Harriman works from his Airdrie home studio where he enjoys meeting other artists and collectors of his work. The Canadian War Museum acquired one of his framed acrylic paintings "Lest They Forget" in 2014.

Bob enjoys volunteering, and particularly with youth and seniors, in art and culture activities

www.bobh4art.com

   
Brandi Penrose
Brandi Penrose

LoveWhimsy was created by self-taught artist and entrepreneur Brandi Penrose. Brandi loves creating cool treasures from all kinds of junk otherwise destined for the landfill. She enjoys dumpster diving and teaching Do-it-Yourself classes.

You can find her at her home studio in Balzac and at
www.LoveWhimsy.com

   
Cheryl Beck
Cheryl Beck

The gift of a camera from her grandfather sparked Cheryl's interest in photography at a very early age. Cheryl found her niche when she focused her talents on Restoration to Fine Art. She creates wonderfully personal Fine Art pieces from your own photographs. 
Incorporating canvas, aluminum, and watercolor printing makes her beautiful work truly unique. 

Working together, Cheryl and artist, Diane M Anderson created the unique process of ”Syntesi Fine Imagery” the coming together of  photography and paint.

www.cherylbeckphotography.com

   
Cindy Pierce
Cindy Pierce

Growing up in Central Alberta, the Prairies will always be my home.  I love to capture local landscape through photography and iPhone editing.  Having the flexibility of mobile editing has been an amazingly creative tool for me. 

I love experimenting and learning and am excited to see what this next year will bring.

www.cindypierce.ca

   
Eric Proulx
Eric Proulx

Eric Proulx was born in Rimouski, Quebec and currently lives in Airdrie, Alberta as the owner of Truecraft Furniture Finishing. For twenty five years he has been restoring antiques and carving wood into sculptures with his chain saw. 

Proulx sells his work throughout Alberta and has appeared in many publishings.

   
Gordon Perry
Gordon Perry

Gordon Perry is a local Children's Storybook Author who currently has two AWARD WINNING Books to his credit.

Book #3, "The Dog And The Hen" soon to be released, is sure to be another winner, as it approaches the bullying issue in a fun and educational way for the Early Reader market.

   
Greg McRitchie
Greg McRitchie

Greg McRitchie has been creating pottery through his studio, Mudslide Stoneware, in Airdrie since 1981. Greg teaches and is known for high quality functional stoneware and porcelain including dinnerware and accent piece.

Greg glazes and fires the majority of the bowls for the Empty Bowls Arts Festival.

   
John Smythe
John Smythe

John Smythe is a self developed artist. In the mid 1980s he began a serious interest in wood turning which he continues to develop.  Early civilizations made vessels for practical use. Vessels display the beautiful grain within the wood.  

Decorated wood turning is relatively new and has now become an artist’s medium, while retaining the beauty of the wood itself.

 

   
Jolyn Miller
Jolyn Miller

With South Hill Designs - you are: the ARTIST. Design and create personalized and unique Jewelry.

Our floating glass lockets are magnet clasped and therefore interchangeable. There are over 400 charms, plus printed coins, fancy and monogram screens, droplets and chains to choose from to accessories your locket.

Tell your story, Wear your story with South Hill Designs! We can't wait to see what you create!

   
Karen Pedersen
Karen Pedersen

Karen's passion for painting began in the mid 90s when introduced to watercolours. She continued to paint in watercolours for several years experimenting with various mediums; currently Karen works in two artistic fields: oils and acrylics. She enjoys painting a variety of subject matter, although the majority of her work represents both Canadian and American landscapes. Whatever the medium, Karen's focus is to achieve a quality of movement, form, and light drawing the viewer in.

Karen is an active member of the Beaupre Artist Guild, Cochrane Art Club, Foothills Art Club, Leighton Centre, Riverview Artists, Federation of Canadian Artists (National and Local chapter) & WAM.

www.karenpedersenfineart.com

   
Ken Vickets aka "Chickenbone Charly"

 

Ken Vickets

 

Chickenbone Charly was hatched in the swamp an growed up with his Granpappy a' tellin' him stories about the Great Dust Bowl of the Nineteen Hunert an' Thirties an' how it turned into the Great Depression. His Granpappy played him some music on his old Cee-gar Box Gee-tar. Chickenbone decided that when he growed up to be a man he was a goin' to reintroduce this music to the peoples where he lived.

Today, Chickenbone Charly makes, plays, and sells homemade CigarBox guitars.

   
Lauren Heroux
Lauren Heroux

I have always felt a draw to earth and clay and have recently found my passion in wheel throwing. I enjoy the process of moulding a mound of clay into a functional and beautiful object. I find it brings great peace and satisfaction and when I am most myself.

   
Mike Sidorenko
Mike Sidorenko

Obsessed with the prairies, I see more than parallel lines because upon closer examination, a whole new kaleidoscope of smaller images lend themselves to create a rich fabric to our collective environment. Between the earth and the sky lies a unique beauty to be prodded by imagination; bringing the prairie’s very essence to life with just a click from my camera and capturing the intended spirit on film. Sometimes I manage to succeed.

   
Patricia Pile
Patricia Pile

Shadow Designs Studio

I have been highly influenced by the boldness, light, colours and textures used by Canadian artist while painting the Canadian Landscapes. I love to duplicate the vibrant colours found in sunrises and sunsets. I also spent time in Paris exploring the art exhibits and palaces and marveling at the bold colours and breathtaking art that is everywhere, you look.

   
Sally Banks
Sally Banks

Beau Dangles Jewellery

Sally Banks has been creating wearable art for about 7 years. A self-taught beader, she is inspired by natural colours and contours. She work mainly with glass beads, though she has recently begun using metal. Her work ranges from earthy to elegant, casual to classy, much of it one-of-a-kind.

   
Samreen Junaid
Samreen Junaid

I am a professional henna artist residing in Airdrie, AB. Henna designing has been part of my culture. It is not just designing but henna is believed to show happiness, beauty and feminism. Henna is my passion and i want to share my passion and beauty of henna with everyone.

Henna art is more than just a temporary tattoo application, it’s a living artwork that changes with reaction to heat, air, body chemistry and even the mood of the person receiving the design, making each experience a singular one.

   
Stewart McLeish
Stewart McLeish

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the number of moments that take our breath away"

Stewart McLeish brings home the images that touch our hearts, minds and imaginations. Join us for a walk through award winning photographer Stewart McLeish's backyard and embrace the earth in all its splendor.

www.stewartmcleish.com

   
Zachary “The Zaé” Abbott
Zachary Abbott


Your friendly neighbourhood muralist.

A practicing Professional Artist and owner/operator of a local textile company. MBFTC. Zachary has been in a pursuit of Art as a career since 2010, celebrating his first art show in 2013.

Continuing to excel with a grand vision of a life of Art.



2014 Artist's Registration Information

Registration has now closed for the 2014 Empty Bowls Festival. The next available registration will begin in the spring of 2015.

If you have any questions, please contact the Airdrie Food Bank at (403) 948-0063. 

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