Monday, 1 June 2015

Friday June 5 - Sooke Harbour House

Hau Alfrescoes! This Friday June 5 2015, we are heading out to the Sooke Harbour House. ( directions here ). Plenty to see and paint. You can also venture out on Whiffen Spit. We are welcome to use the washrooms in the lobby at the Sooke Harbour House. We'll meet in the parking lot at 12:00 for our Show'n'Tell.

Upcoming Events:

1) Second Annual Parisien Cafe

The Seniors Information Resource Centre (SIRC) in Metchosin is hosting the Second Annual Parisien Cafe event on the grounds of Old Metchosin Elementary School, this Saturday June 6 2015, from 10:00 to Noon.

Artists are welcome to come and set up in the area, do some painting, provide "Parisien" atmosphere for the seniors who come to the cafe. The benefits for the artists are wonderful weather (maybe), delightful company, and absolutely delicious baked goods and tea and coffee (if last year's experience is repeated this year).

It's suggested that artists come half an hour earlier to find a place to set up and get the lay of the land.

If you have any queries, please contact Helen Fletcher (  or Colleen (

2) Happy Valley Lavendar Farm Photo Book

You may have heard that the Happy Valley Lavender Farm in Langford will be closing later this year.  The Alfrescoes have painted at this location many times over the years, and in appreciation of Lynda and Michael Dowling's hospitality, we thought we would gather images of the paintings created from the Lavender farm and generate a Photo Book to present to the Dowling's.  If you are interested in contributing to the Photo Book, please email pictures of any Lavender Farm paintings you may have to Desiree Bond, at 

Good color digital images (JPEGs) are requested. Resolution: 300dpi, at least 4” x 5” (1200 pixels x 1500 pixels). Recommended maximum image size is 2000 pixels on the largest dimension (either height or width.)

With each image sent, please provide the following:
- Title
- Dimension in Inches (e.g. 9x12)
- Medium (e.g. Acrylic on Canvas)
- Artist Name
- Year/Month Painted (if possible)

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