Month: December 2009

Lucky Boxing Day Winners!

Our Boxing Day Sale began at each of our locations on December 26th. The line-ups began and the merriness of tummies full of turkey were a-plenty. We had an array of amazing Door Crasher Specials and best of all, we... Read More

Year-End Wrap Up!

For this month’s column, I am touching briefly on a few topics that I have wanted to mention for awhile. First, a bittersweet initiative in Saskatoon: Many art lovers in Saskatoon are upset that their City is going to close... Read More

Artistic Apps

As a fan of the iPhone (and to be honest, I don’t even have one yet), I cannot believe how many applications there are. I’m planning to get one as soon as my current plan needs renewing, and have decided... Read More

Staff Picks for December Workshops

Cardmaking: Printmaking & Collage with the Burnaby Art Gallery (Burnaby) Birding with Digital Camera with Mark Habdas (Vancouver) Drawing Foundations Workshop with Ken Campbell (Victoria) Needle Felted Christmas Ornament with Coast Collective (Victoria) Visual Language with Ketrena Schultz (North Vancouver)... Read More

Tireless Runner Fundraiser

Kwantlen Polytechnic University recently hosted its second annual Tireless Runner Fund-raising Dinner and Silent Auction on Friday, November 13th. The Tireless Runner endowment fund was established in 1994 to fund awards for Aboriginal students studying at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. At... Read More

Vancouver Biennale: On now until 2011, so wander Vancouver!

For those who may not be familiar with the term, biennale is Italian for “every other year” and is commonly appropriated by English speakers to refer specifically to biannual international art events. For some, going to a biennale can be... Read More

Make your own wrapping paper

Let’s get creative with Christmas wrapping. I remember as a kid wrapping prezzies in old engineering blueprints from my dad’s office, and then spray painting them, taping suckers on them, gluing paper snowflake cutouts to them – aided and abetted... Read More

Sharing some artistic cheer this season

This year we are continuing our tradition of giving back to our communities by working with our customers to raise money for local arts charities. Each of our sales areas, including all our stores and our mail order department, will... Read More

Unique art marketing

Opus has sold MyArtClub.Com artist website CDs for years. Over that time, MyArtClub.Com has built a large image database. Using this to artists’ advantage was their objective. Building from their October 2008 Canadian Fine Art Market Report, first reported in... Read More

The Gift of Time Gala for Canuck Place

The Gift of Time Gala in support of Canuck Place Children’s Hospice was a record breaking success. Held October 29th at the Westin Bayshore, Vancouver, this fundraiser featured many unique ways for the 600 guests to generously support the children... Read More


How do you Remember and honour the sacrifices of war when you are too young to have ever experienced them… when even your parents have most likely only witnessed the hardships and horrors of battle on TV? Through the power... Read More

The Daily Heller makes Noise About Type

This week over at Print, Steven Heller provides us with a handy list of online podcasts, webcasts and radio shows all about type. If you’re curious about trying out digital media, or are doing anything print-related (Holiday cards, perhaps?), get... Read More

Book with Blurb

After a trip to France last year, I made a photobook of my favourite photographs of the trip to give to my husband’s family. The book turned out fantastic, and this year, I was thinking of making another book to... Read More

(Un) Impressive Artist Websites

Great artist websites are impressive. But “impressive” artist websites are not necessarily great. The truly impressive websites tend to be the ones that manage to keep secret how impressive they are. You just want to use them more, see the... Read More