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Art Journal Junkies Group & Gatherings WHO are we?: A group of Artists and doodlers worldwide that enjoy being surrounded by similar creative souls, & love to create in our journals. For those that live in...
ART CRAWL
Fraser Valley & Beyond ART CRAWL! (covering Vancouver, Surrey, White Rock, Cloverdale, Delta, Langley, etc) ART STUDIO Open House & SALE (next date & time tba)  The Fraser Valley ART CRAWL is FREE to participate and attend.  ...
Winter Artisan Market
WINTER 2014 – 8th Annual Winter ARTISAN MARKET (Nov 15-16, 2014):  Market Vendor Application ~ CLICK HERE =>>> 2014-winter-creative-finds-app    

Art Community

Art Journal Junkies Group & Gatherings

ART-JOURNAL-jam-2016bWHO are we?: A group of Artists and doodlers worldwide that enjoy being surrounded by similar creative souls, & love to create in our journals.
For those that live in Southern British Columbia, Canada and Northern Washington, USA, we gather once a month to create, have a good cup of coffee/tea, a sweet treat and some friendly chatter.
WHERE we host meetings regularly :

~ In Cloverdale at Country Lane: The 4th Tuesday of every month beginning Oct 27th, 2015 from 10:00am-12 noon. (#102 – 17665 – 66A Ave, Surrey, B.C., Canada)  *** NOTE: we do not meet in July, August or December. *** ~~~ PLEASE NOTE: That due to low attendance, we are currently not meeting at Country Lane ~~~ (May 2017)
WHAT to bring:
– your art journal.
– sketch pencils, pens, water colour paints, water colour pencils and crayons along with your fillable water brush.
– a great sense of humour
– some money to buy your yummy beverage locally and maybe a new art supply from our host location.
Please tag your art journal creations and group photos with #artjournaljunkies for all to see!art journal jam
Feel free to invite your art journaling friends in the area to join us!

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ART CRAWL

Fraser Valley & Beyond ART CRAWL!

(covering Vancouver, Surrey, White Rock, Cloverdale, Delta, Langley, etc)Fraser Valley Map

ART STUDIO Open House & SALE (next date & time tba) 

Nicci Battilana ART STUDIO by Sandra Tice
The Fraser Valley ART CRAWL is FREE to participate and attend.      ALL Artists participating in the crawl are responsible for promoting this event to the best of their ability. This way we can all make this Art Crawl the best it can be. (No one is being paid to run this crawl.) Together we can all join together in spirit and promotion to make F.V.A.C. fabulous!!!

 
If you are and ARTIST & would like to be added to our tour line up, please send your details to us, via our contact page (ie: Your name, art medium, website address & street address/location).

All of us Artists can all team up and make the crawl fabulous!!!

 *** ARTISTS: I know that some Artists may just have a room in there house (ie: set up in their front foyer or living room) for this Art Crawl/Open House. Please make sure that your home/studio insurance covers you opening your space up to the public and that you keep valuables locked away, out of site and do not let people wander through your home/studio unattended. ***
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Winter Artisan Market

WINTER 2014 – 8th Annual Winter ARTISAN MARKET (Nov 15-16, 2014):  Market Vendor Application ~ CLICK HERE =>>> 2014-winter-creative-finds-app

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Thank you!

We could not have done it without you! Stay Tuned by SUBSCRIBING to our website (See the top of the right side column on our home page).

Come One, Come All!

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This may just be the BEST Art & Craft Swap Meet you have ever been to or been involved in!!!!! 02 April 2017 Art & Craft DESTASH Re-Use, Re-Cycle, Re-Vamp your art and craft supplies …

'Into the heART' Art Retreats

What a fabulous adventures we had in 2014 & 2015!

We are looking forward to planning our next ART Adventure!Art-Retreat-Student-PROMO-2018

Traveling into the heART of the matter.

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Learn how to use tools in a new or different way or even how to begin creating.

Try new techniques, and step out of your comfort zone! Connect with a community of like minded artists at all skill levels! It’s time to save your spot for a get away to meet fun, talented artists!

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At the centre point of everything in life, the heart if you will, lies creativity. We are all creative! If we weren’t, we would not have the almighty wheel, texting (aka the new age telegram), cars, roadways, homes, music, dancing, delicious food, a name, even family members for that matter? Where would we be?

Sometimes along our personal journey we get creatively stuck and need a jump start to recharge our batteries or just need to step aside from our normal everyday lives. Have time to breathe, laugh, make friends and take a leap of faith in ourselves.

All SKILL levels always welcome!

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Your Host, Nicci ~ photo by John Biehler
Nicci ~ photo by John Biehler

Nicci Battilana invites you to do just that. She organizes events where you may to take a short time out from the ‘norm’.

She gathered  talented unique individuals to offer fun workshops in the Spring of 2014 & the Fall of 2015 just for you. I.T.H. has been honoured to have Teachers such as Michael DeMeng, Andrea Matus DeMeng, Jesse Reno & Megan MacDonald in our past line-up.

Get away from your daily responsibilities by joining Artist/Organizer Nicci Dot CA and other creative souls at the next “Into the heART” Art Retreat!  

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REVIEWS from ‘Into the heART’ attendees:

  • “Had a fantastic weekend. Loved the classes. Thanks to Nicci Battilana for organizing the retreat. You did an amazing job. Can’t wait until next year.” – Wendy
  • “Had a great time! Took away some amazing techniques and some fantastic memories. Awesome venue, Harrison is a little oasis tucked away in the mountains. Just far enough away to feel removed from everyday life. Loved the pools. Glad to be able to share this with a friend. Both classes from Megan Anderson and Michael deMeng were chock full of awe , wonder and a few ah ha moments as well. Couldn’t have asked for better guidance to creativity. Will be looking for the next gathering. Thank you Nicci Battilana for making it happen.” – Debbie
  • “Great time! Made some wonderful pieces and gained some incredible knowledge. Thanks Nicci Battilana” – Debbie
  • “Such an amazing weekend! Thank you Nicci for all your hard work! Looking forward to next year.” – Michel
  • “Awesome awesome job organizing , awesome teachers and company lookin forward to next year!!!!!!” – Tammy
  • “It was a great weekend and so nice to meet so many talented people!” – Lorraine
  • “Thank you so much for a great weekend with so many talented people. I ended up having to leave sat night as our son had a big tournament this weekend and after missing his Sat event I felt I needed to be there Sun. I wish I could of stayed and kept playing. I look forward to future retreats.” – Kim
  • “What a great weekend! Can’t wait to hear the plans for the next one! Thanks for a wonderful weekend Nicci!!” – Christa
  • “It was by far my favourite art retreat! Loved it! Thank you. Xoxoxo” – Christina
  • “Excellent Event!” – Cheryl
  • “Such a good time and an amazing group of people!!” – Megan
  • “It was a fabulous weekend! You did an awesome job.” – Jeni
  • “I wish I had another week of playing with Andrea Matus deMeng – I was starting to get comfortable with being uncomfortable!” – Kim

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SWAG donations: If you would like to donate items for our Welcome Swag Bags, please contact us here. We are looking for art & craft related items, such as stencils, paint brushes, other creative tools, ephemera,  lip balm, art magazine, books/journals, etc. We would love to hear what you have to offer our wonderfully creative attendees! We are very happy to announce that our SPONSORs at past retreats were GOLDEN Artist Colors,  OPUS Art & Framing , KROMA AcrylicsSTENCIL GIRL Products , Caran D’Ache, Faber Castell & Blue Twig Studios!

 

 If you have yet to experience the wonders of an Art Retreat, here are a great couple of book you may want to take a peak at. One is from Jenny Doh & the other Rice Freeman-Zachery.              LOCAL ATTRACTIONS worth checking out before or after the ART RETREAT: www.whiterockcity.ca