Monday, April 24, 2017

Art & Tea

Earlier this month, I attended the free preview of the Dundas Valley School of Art's Annual Action.

This is the first time I attended the auction which showcased over 1,400 original artwork by art masters, as well as local established and new artists. I didn't see the pieces by Picasso and Renoir, but it's possible that this philistine missed it? Naturally, I was drawn to the tea-themed paintings.

"Wake Up Tea" by Lisa Feit

"Lost Teapot" by Hilda Nieboer

"White Tea Pot Still Life" by Laurie Wonfor Nolan

I didn't catch the artist who created these Three Stooges chairs.
Larry, Moe and Curly are definitely conversation pieces!

Wendy, this paddle artwork is for you: "Hope is the Thing..." by John Doherty

 This year's art auction successfully raised a record-breaking $100,000 to support the DVSA.

I'm joining the following parties this week:


  1. Love the tea-inspired artwork! The Three Stooges chairs made me smile; their comedy continues to be enjoyed by a whole new generation whose grandparents or great-grandparents were probably the original audience!

  2. OMG!! I love that paddle!! Suddenly my own inspiration for my paddle art seems really lame. A good friend of my dad's used to teach at Dundas Valley School of Art (Walter Hickling). He died the same year as my mom. His funeral was mostly made up of former art students from DVSA. I have some of his paintings in my home, but they aren't tea-themed ;) Love that you zone in on these things Margie. Thanks for the paddle shot!

  3. Wow...$100,000 raised is wonderful! I love the tea related paintings,too, Margie, but those Three Stooges chairs are something else!

  4. Love "The Three Stooges Chairs":I remember my childhood When they made me and my brother laugh a lot!Hugs!

  5. You find the most interesting places to visit. The paddle art is wonderful, and I enjoyed reading Wendy's reaction to it.
    Tea-themed art is something I might home in on, too.

  6. Oh how fun! I'd be totally lost at such an event and I would probably be drawn to the art that no one else found interesting! I love the "Wake Up Tea" painting - I would love to climb into that picture and have a quiet cup right there!

  7. I think of Wendy too every time I see a paddle. :-)
    The 3 stooges chairs are a hoot, aren't they?

  8. Well, I guess I will join everyone's opinion of the three stooges. It is a riot! The White Teapot Still Life is interesting as is the art paddle. You really do visit the most interesting spots, Margie. Have a wonderful week.

  9. What a fun event, Margie! Lovely tea-inspired paintings. My favourite is "Lost Teapot" by Hilda Nieboer".

  10. Lovely items up for purchase. Did you buy any?

  11. How fun! I would have loved to have been there with you! 3 Stooges chairs? Oh my! But I love tea art! Have great week!

  12. Uh oh, Margie, I hope my husband doesn't see this post - he'll want to buy those Stooges chairs! Me? I'll stick to the tea art!

  13. Wow- that is some amazing artwork, Margie.

    As you, I love the teapot art the best!

    Wouldn't it be fun to sit in those Stooges chairs! : - )

  14. Gorgeous, works of art - thank you so much for sharing.

  15. Fun art pieces. Nice to hear that the auction did well.

  16. Loved the "Wake Up Tea" painting! Thanks for sharing this
    fun show!


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