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Thanks and see you soon – across Canada

Dear WestVan,

thank you for having me.
The annual Harmony Arts Festival is just such a joy ! I remember the first time I was invited to participate in this wonderful event – and what a delight it has been, ever since! A big round of applause to the many people who make that show happen, including Natalie and her team, and the many volunteers.
Thank you also to all my clients who stopped by to tell me how much they love the pieces they’ve purchased from me over the years – your appreciation really means a lot to me.

I just love the elegant and joyous Harmony Arts Festival

 

I am back in Halifax now, creating the special pieces that were ordered at Harmony, taking apart old pieces to give them a new life, and filling orders for the many galleries which represent my work. This week, I participated in a local show, the FullMoonMarket at Halifax’s historic Keith Brewery building.

Next month I look forward to the annual Garlic Festival, which will be held on the grounds of Avondale Sky Winery on Saturday, September 21st. This event is more fun that you’d think – keep the date earmarked if you are in Nova Scotia! I love the spirit and gorgeous setting of that one.

After that, I will go further afield for a couple of appearances outside of Toronto:

on Friday, Sept 27th, I plan to be at Mountain Galleries East as part of the Stratford’s Culture Days. This will be a new gallery for me, and I’ve never been to Stratford, so am looking forward to that! That weekend, Sept 28 & 29, I will be in Alton Mills at in Caledon, Ontario, for a trunkshow at Gallery Gemma Jewellery Arts, as part of the celebration of their annual Art Show Weekend and the 10th anniversary of their Arts Centre.
November 7- 11 will see me back in Vancouver downtown at the convention centre for the fabulous annual CircleCraft Market – this year earlier than usual!
Following this I will be in Calgary for the first time, at the Calgary Art Market, November 14-17 . Really looking forward to that one!
Finally, a trunk show at Toronto’s shopAGO tops off my travel show list. This will take place on November 19th. Meanwhile, my work will show at Halifax’s DesignerCraft Winter Show 2019

And whenever I am not on the road, you are most welcome to come see me in my Halifax studio! Simply make an appointment by emailing hello@dorotheerosen.ca, or by calling 902.422.9460.

I love meeting clients in person, and so I am excited to be able to offer more meet-the-artist opportunities. See you soon across Canada!

See you soon!

Vancouver, Toronto, Halifax

Ah, it’s that time of year again: time to bring the pieces I make out of the studio, and meet my clients in person at shows, Coast to Coast.

This year, I will have 3 stops: Vancouver, Toronto and Halifax. 

The CircleCraft Market in downtown Vancouver is one of my favourite events of the year. The event is excellently produced, and it is always a joy to see fellow crafters and chat with West Coast clients, and of course meet new ones. I’ve been here two days already;I got so busy making the work, I didn’t get around to telling you about it! This year, you will find me in booth #332.

Following that event, I particularly look forward to the opportunity of doing two trunk shows in Ontario for the first time. I am beyond thrilled to be sharing these with one of my biggest idols: Canadian jewellery great Janis Kerman. 

I only met Janis once, years ago, and was completely star struck. She has been making jewellery almost as long as I have been alive, and continues with relentless perseverance and complete elegance. Gallerist Noel Guyomarc’H recently wrote an entire book which journals her career.

The Ontario events, hosted by Gallery Gemma, will offer an intimate setting for these Pop Up Jewellery shows, “By The Power of 2 •  2 locations, 2 award winning artists, 2 dates

The Toronto Yorkville event will take place at the Liss Gallery, one of Canada’s top art galleries for collectible investment art, on Tuesday, November 14, from 10am until 6pm.

On Wednesday, Nov. 15, we will be at Gallery Gemma Jewellery in Caledon Ontario, inside the award winning Alton Mill Art Centre, 10am to 5pm

I truly look forward to these events, and hope to see some of my Ontario clients in person, to show of some pieces with very special stones I have been making lately.

Following Toronto, I will of course see my Nova Scotia peeps at the annual Designer Craft Show at the Cunard Centre, November 17-19.

I also have a private event up my sleeve, for later in November. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for details.

Road Trip!

Last night I got back from a mother-daughter road trip to Westchester, New York. This was a big adventure, and I will be sure to tell you more about this in my next post. But for now, I want to tell you about some visits I made along the way!

The galleries that sell my work are really important to me – I feel that they are direct extensions of me. I hand-pick the galleries like I hand-craft each piece I make. I care about the men and women who work hard to further the work of us artists, and who are ultimately the reason we can be in our studios and make things by hand. 

I love road trips

I like connecting in person, and I love it when I get to see the space and location where my work meets new wearers and nurtures collectors. And thus, when I found myself stopping in St. John, New Brunswick, I at least peeked in the gallery windows of the very new Buckland Merrifield Gallery. It being early on January 1st, unfortunately the gallery was closed, but it’s still nice to see it! I hugely admire co-owner Shannon Merrifield for opening a fine craft gallery in 2015 – she has been working hard and the gallery is gorgeous and thriving.

The Buckland Merrifield Gallery in St. John, New Brunswick

When staying overnight in Portland, Maine, I stopped by my representing gallery there, Abacus. I had a lovely chat with some of the staff there.

The Abacus Gallery in Portland

Down the coast, I visited David and Clint at Compliments Gallery in Kennebunkport. I was amazed to see their fantastic collection of jewellery, and what  a charming town Kennebunkport is. I enjoyed my conversation with David and Clint so much, I forgot to take a photo!

Then we hit the road again, all the way to Tarrytown, NY – a sweet town, snuggled against the Hudson River. Ooooh, wait until I tell you about our adventured there! Let’s just say it involves fantastic food and an amazing daughter.

On the way back I booked my flight with a layover in Toronto, so that I could quickly check in on the shopAGO at the Art Gallery of Ontario. It was a pleasure to meet some of the staff there! I’d better send them more work soon though.

The great displays at the shopAGO was part of why I selected that gallery to represent me in Toronto

Ok, and now I’ve got to get back to my work bench!

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