BEAR FESTIVAL DAYS
The week after the August long weekend was Bear Festival Days
in Stewart. Here are some 2008 pictures.
Thanks to all visiting and local artists and hosts and participants in
the Bear Festival.
to read about it and see the
pictures from 2007.
In 2008 Angie organized an artists plein
air paint out Aug.
4-8th to coincide with
the Stewart Bear Festival. STEWART IS A PARADISE FOR ARTISTS TO
PAINT! Artists came from around the province,
Penticton, Stewart, Prince Rupert and New
Zealand and joined Stewart artists. We had a great week
painting around Stewart, in Hyder Alaska, and at the Salmon
Glacier and we saw lots of bears.
Friday, August 8th, from 7-9 PM Angie had an art show at the HarbourLight
hosts Eva and Goady Appenzeller. They've been kind enough to hang
Angie's work and have sold her notecards and gifts ever since she
her retreat up in Stewart. Artists may contact Angie if
they want to paint or one of the
festival organizor by e-mail for
Festival information, tables or event tickets or if
to participate in the Artists' Market that is held in conjunction with
the Festival. Angie had her works on display and organized
children's painting again. All enjoyed displays by several
artists, authors, carver, bear program, crafters, a puppet show and the
musical entertainment as well as breakfasts, lunches, and
dinners. On Sunday Aug. 10th Angie led a free plein air paint out
at the pavilion. Then from August
New Zealand led an Acrylic painting workshop giving several artists a
chance to spend a few more days painting. All in all a lovely time was
had, enjoying the scenery, making new friends, and painting.
Artists wishing to join Angie to paint in Stewart in 2009 should
contact Angie in Canada at 250 809-7932 or by e-mail.