Calgary Artist

Connie Ptasinski - Painting

Connie Patsinski – Painting

Connie Ptasinski, painter and ceramist, is fascinated with all things trees.

She began with a focus on the splintered,

hollow stumps at Emma Lake in Saskatchewan.

Later she became involved with Raku clay work

and became interested in the various textures in the bark of the trees.

Today she is studying the graceful silhouettes and their strength.

She likes to create both 2D and 3D works that she hopes will touch viewer’s heart,

stimulate their spirit and share in the beauty of tree

Passport to the Arts in the Garden

Sunday, September 09, 2018,    10:00 – 4:00

Naested Studio and Gardens      1124 – 15thStreet N.W.

Connie Ptasinski – Painting

Free Admission and Refreshments

 Twenty-four Calgary artists and authors will be exhibiting and selling their work.


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Roberts Glass sculpture #2

Roberts Glass sculpture #2

Nancy Roberts & her Glass Sculptures at Passport to the Arts in the Garden, Show & Sale

Naested Studio & Garden, 1124-15th Street N.W. Calgary

Sunday, September 9, 2018, 10:00 – 4:00

Nancy Roberts, sculptor…As Picasso once said

“I am always doing what I cannot do in order that I may learn how to do it.”

This is a good description of how Nancy approaches her artwork.

She loves to explore and discover new materials and techniques

and combine them with fount objects and materials that catch her interest.

She is attracted to tactile materials such as clay, wood, stones, textiles,

and more recently — glass.  She now transforms the clay figurative work into a cast glass figure

with the seductive qualities of transparency and reflected light.


Nancy Roberts Glass sculpture #2

Nancy Roberts Glass sculpture #2

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Join Irene Naested at Passport to the Arts in the Garden Show and Sale,

Sunday, September 9, 2018 from 10:00-4:00

at Naested Studio, 1124 -15th Street N.W. Calgary.

Irene Naested is a visual artist, published author and director of Art, Nature & Meditation. Irene will be be showing and selling books of poetry as well as paintings and prints in her art studio above a double car garage, overlooking downtown Calgary.  Irene gleans from nature the elements and principles of composition as a pathway in becoming grounded.  She approaches her teaching as a form of meditative art making, as a means toward an understanding, and a method of communication to oneself and others. Currently, Irene has published some of her poetry and is working on combining words with images into her paintings.

Painting in Cabo San Lucas

Painting flowers again!!!

Irene & Corinne at Passport to the Arts in the Garden Show & Sale, 2017 with their Garden Party Hats! :-))

Come and Join Corinne for the next Passport to the Arts in the Garden Show & Sale, Sept. 9, 2018


A flower does not think of competition with the flowers next to it. It just blooms.

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Passport to the Arts in the Garden Show & Sale,

Passport to the Arts, Show and Sale, Sept. 09, 2018

Passport to the Arts, Show and Sale, Sept. 09, 2018

Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, 10:00 – 4:00

at Naested Studio and Garden, 1124-15th Street N. W. Calgary,

Free admission and refreshments

Twenty-four Calgary Artists and Authors

will  be exhibiting and selling their work.

Plus two musical groups will be performing.

12:00 – 2:00 “The Fragments”

2:00 – 4:00  “Midnight Yoga for Alcoholics”

The artists and authors include:

Dr. Alisha Alibhai (The Art of Essential Oils), Krista Anger (jeweler), Jessica Anger (hand-dyed silk scarves), Alison Bakken (stained-glass and felting), Barb Bell (painter & potter), Linda Calder (painter & printmaker) Dr. Beth Everest (poet & jeweler), Fran Genereux (author), Stephanie Hrehirchuck  (author, children’s books & healthy living) Isabelle-Hunt-Johnson (watercolour painter), Sharon London (hand-made card-maker), David Martin (poet & musician), Kirk Miles (poet, screenwriter & musician), Dr. Margot McKinnon (inspirational speaker & author), Joanne Morcom (poet), Dr. Irene Naested (artist & author), David Peyto (historical author & walking tour books), Connie Ptasinski (painter & ceramist),  Nancy Roberts (glass sculptor), Dr. Pat Roome (painter), Donna Russell (fabric artist), Tanya Sotnikow (painter & fabric sculptor), Valerie Walker (author, children’s books & YA), and Tammy Watt (painter).


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Sharon London – Hand made cardsCards

Sharon London, card maker, has always loved Japanese paper and spotting an origami kimono in a paper art shop started her hobby as a paper artist. Moving from Japanese inspired cards to mixed media has been a fun journey. Inspiration and knowledge come from working with and learning from other artists.

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