fundraiser

art, graphic design, non profit

Monsters Ball

 

I really intended to write this blog post sooner, but my week has been crazy! Everyone's finally back from summer brain fog and my Realtor clients have been keeping me busy shooting houses before the snow flies. But I digress...

Tomorrow night I will be taking part in a wonderful fundraiser event for Laura's Literacy Campaign. The 2nd annual Monster's Ball Halloween Costume Fashion Show & Auction kicks off at 9:00 at the The Artery on Jasper Ave, and features local music, local art, DJs, dancing, drinks, and of course the fashion show! All proceeds from the fashion show go to Laura's Literacy Campaign, and costumes will be auctioned off live during the show. If you don't have a Halloween costume yet, I suggest you check out this event! Not only will I be "modeling" in the fashion show, but I will also have a set of 6 of my elusive paintings up for sale. (The poster at the top of this post was designed by me also...)

I don't paint a lot. I took a few acrylics classes during my time at the U of A and I really enjoy it, but I find I need to be in a particular mood to really get into it. A lot of my creative energy is expended on photography projects too, so I tend to produce only 1 to 2 paintings a year. Below you can sample a few of my paintings that will be up for sale at the Monster's Ball.

From left, top to bottom:
1939 Cadillac Grill (2006) | Acrylic on Board, 24" x 24"
1957 Imperial (2008) | Acrylic on Board, 24" x 24"
Contracts, Consultants & Cost Engineers II (2004) | Acrylic on Masonite, 8" x 48"
Contracts, Consultants & Cost Engineers I (2004) | Acrylic on Masonite, 8.25" x 40"
The Swimmers (2006) | Acrylic on Masonite, 15" x 21.5"
Jasmine (2011) | Acrylic on Canvas, 16" x 20"

 

event photography, non profit, photography

An All White Affair

Earlier this month, I was asked by a good friend of mine Dannielle J. Oswell to help her photograph a fundraiser for Movements Dance Ensemble, the 5th annual All White Affair. Self styled as a "Hampton's style event," guests clad in white from head to toe mixed and mingled at the award winning Con Boland Garden in Riverdale, Edmonton.

The afternoon provided jazz music, dance, an auction, delicious Carribbean food and some local celebrity appearances. The highlight of the event was the fashion show, featuring a tribute to the colour white by local fashion designers Kelly Madden, Kelsey McIntyre, Natasha Lazarovic, Lisa Marie Sciroli, Jessica Halabi, Andrea De Ocampo and Pauline Anderson.

The turnout was great, and the fundraiser was a huge success. Below is a small sampling of the photographs I captured that day. Enjoy!

 

event photography, local business, non profit, photography

Al Fresco

This past Saturday was quite possibly the best day there will be this summer. Edmontonians from all walks of life came together to party in the street downtown at the 3rd Annual Al Fresco 104 Street Block Party!

It was a wonderful celebration of diversity and community, and the weather couldn't have been more perfect. Entertainment was provided by local bands, djs, fashion designers and opera singers, and there were extended patios into the street for the restaurants/bars along 104 Street, as well as street food vendors, BBQs and a wine tasting tent compliments of Devine Wines.

All proceeds went to the E4C school lunch program: www.e4calberta.org

Click the image below to see my flickr album of the entire day!