Win Free Tickets to the Edmonton Home and Garden Show

The Edmonton Home and Garden Show kicked off yesterday and what a fun event! I painted live and had passers-by peering over my shoulders watching the painting progress. I’m in an area called The M(art)ket with other creative folks; painters, photographers and crafters. My booth numbers are 1373 and 1474 in hall B.

Come visit me and find some art for your space!

Alexis Marie Chute artist booth Edmonton Home and Garden Show

I have tickets to give away to the Home Show and am doing a random draw from NEW WEBSITE SUBSCRIBERS FROM TODAY. So, if you want free tickets please click here and subscribe. Enter your name and email address at the bottom of my homepage. With the subscription you will receive tasteful and timely notifications of my blog posts about upcoming exhibitions and other fun artsy events and features to check out.

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Alexis Marie Chute artist Edmonton Home and Garden Show

The theme of the home show is: Real Advice, Real Inspiration, Real Experts. In that line of thought, please comment below on what inspires you. For me as an artist, I find inspiration in nature, in its colours, textures and movement.

Happy Friday everyone! And good luck!

 

Edmonton Home and Garden Show:

Friday, March 20 – Noon to 9pm

Saturday, March 21 – 10am to 9pm

Sunday, March 22 – 10am to 5pm

Edmonton Expo Centre

7517-118 Avenue NW

Check out my artist business information on the home show website, click here.

I will also be offering consultations for personalized art commissions – the perfect way to get amazing art with a story behind it.

Alexis Marie Chute artist ART booth Edmonton Home and Garden Show

Exhibiting at the Edmonton Home and Garden Show

I am excited to announce that I will be exhibiting and selling my art at the Edmonton Home and Garden Show! This will be a fun new venue for my paintings and photography. I’m located in a special feature called M(ART)KET. There I will sell my original paintings (new, never before seen artwork!) and offer commissions.

Here’s where to find me:

Edmonton Home and Garden Show 2015

Alexis Marie Art Booths:

#1373 & #1474 (Beside each other)

Location:

Northlands, Edmonton Expo Centre
113 Avenue & Wayne Gretzky Drive (76th St)
Edmonton, AB  T5J 2N5
780-378-5547

Parking:

Northlands controls all on-site parking.
The cost is $15.00 and there are over 700 parking spots available.

Hours:

Thursday, March 19, 2015 – Noon to 9:00 pm

Friday, March 20, 2015  – Noon to 9:00 pm

Saturday, March 21, 2015 – 10:00 am to 9:00 pm

Sunday, March 22, 2015 – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tickets:

$15/person at show doors ($12 online)

$12/Seniors at show doors ($9 online)

Children 12 years of age and under are free

Click here to purchase tickets.

 

I hope to see you at the show!

Over the next two weeks I will post previews of the artwork I will be selling at the show. Stay tuned! 

 

Commission an Original Painting

There is nothing like commissioning an original painting to stimulate the visual environment of your home or workplace.

I strongly encourage individuals and corporations to commission original art for three reasons:

  • The perfect size.

When I receive a commission, I view the space where the artwork will live before I get started. I discuss the size with my clients and make recommendations of how to best utilize the space with the goal of creating a statement piece. Then, I create artwork perfectly fitted like a tailored suit. There is no grumbling over a pre-made piece of art that is too large or too small or the wrong orientation. Commissions fit just right.

  • The perfect colour palette.

I take my cues for the colour palette from my clients and their environments. I listen to my client’s preferences and we brainstorm together as I ask guided questions. I look at the wall colour and consider whether the furniture is maple or birch, and what the space is used for. My client’s and I hash out a plan of what will both blend in and also pop out of the space. It is a fun collaborative process at this stage.

  • The perfect conversation starter.

Imagine having company over to your home or welcoming business associates into your boardroom. If the walls are bare, they will forget the room once they leave it – but if the artwork catches their eye, you may strike up an engaging conversation. Where did you get that art? Oh, it’s a commission, that’s interesting. So you worked with the artist to pick the size and colours? Was she the eccentric artistic type? Oh really, down to earth and easy to work with. Nice. I really like this section over here. Oh yeah, now that you mention it, I do see a face in those abstract drips. Boy, is that ever cool!

You may have heard that owning a one of a kind, original artwork is an investment. This is true, but it is also a fun process to be a part of; influencing the creation of something which had its inception in you. The outcome of a commission will never be exactly as you imagine during the conception stage, but that is one of the thrills of the process. The result at the end will be a surprise but one with a story that will make your artwork even more meaningful.  

To get more information about commissioning an original, please click here. Or email me at info@alexismariechute.com