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PRESS RELEASE :: Janice Tanton and VIDA Voices : Art and Socially Responsible Fashion Partnered!

So excited to announce new products! You can now purchase some of my favourite designs on fabric - beautiful scarves and silk shirts by VIDA - Voices Collection. VIDA is a global partnership of creators, pairing designers from around the world with makers in Pakistan and India in accordance with high ethical standards, to create original, beautiful products. And the best part is that using part of proceeds from the sales of the products, VIDA creates literacy programs for the makers, so that they have opportunities to learn reading, writing and basic math that they would not otherwise have. Could I be any more excited????

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Solo Show “Ponokamitaa – The Spirit of the Horse” – Gibson Fine Art, Calgary

"Ponokamitaa - The Spirit of the Horse" will open on July 3rd at Gibson Fine Art in Calgary, Alberta and run through the Calgary Stampede to July 19th. Location :: Gibson Fine Art, 628 11th Ave, SW, Calgary AB (403) 244-2000 Date: July 3rd - July 19th Artist Talk/Meet & Greet: July 12th, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

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Watercolour Journal Workshop with Janice Tanton at The Banff Springs Hotel

I'd like to invite you to join me for a morning of fun and art that is personal to you. This simple technique of ink and watercolour will be something you can use all your life to create and record those moments of importance in your life. Throw away that Instagram and Facebook post for a quick sketch and some penned thoughts

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Standing up for what you believe in.

As artists, we are free to express ourselves in most countries in the world. Never take for granted, this ability to do so. It is integral to the well-being of our society. The next time you take up a brush, an instrument, a pen… be reminded of how you can cross over and step boldly into the fray.

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Georgia On My Mind! :: Bo Bartlett Master Class at Columbus State University

I'm feeling so much gratitude to have been accepted this March for Bo's Master Class at Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia. I can't wait to spend time with the other artists and this great painter in his home town for a concentrated experience, and intelligent dialogue.

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PRESS RELEASE – Unplugged :: An Artful, Wildly Patient Slow Feast with Julia Lynx and Janice Tanton

Enchant your inner artist in a sensuous slow feast with painter Janice Tanton, singer songwriter Julia Lynx and Chef George Bayne. Explore the role of art and music in your life with a special focus on healing and rejuvenation. A two-time Canada Council award recipient, Janice’s works are represented locally at Canada House Gallery in Banff. Julia will share some of her songs unplugged.

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Bill C-45 – How To Contact Senators In The Canadian Government

Update on Bill C-45 : Yesterday (Dec 12, 2012), the Senate debated for a 3rd Reading on Bill C-45 & the Hon Joseph Day asked to have the sections of the Indian Act & the Navigable Waters Protection Act removed. And asked for a further 6 hours to debate the issue and for it not to be voted on yet. We still have some time to attempt to influence this process by contacting Senators to express our non-consent with the legislation.

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You Can’t Fool Mother Nature – Alberta & BC Must Rethink Western Pipeline After Haida Gwaii Earthquakes & Tsunami Warnings

Haida Gwaii sits at the juncture of three tectonic plates, with a total of 10 fault lines. A bit like Mother Nature's weak and ticklish spot, if you will. In short, this area is as unstable as the San Andreas fault, with a powerful oblique thrust that will put some kick in your behind. A tsunami would carry dirty crude oil a very long way.

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Thumbnail Sketching – Play Before You Plan!

When I came back from Gwaii Haanas National Park in June, my head was filled with so many images, experiences and thoughts that I needed some time to sort through them before picking up a paintbrush. I'm still going through that, with over 5000 photographs, a full sketchbook, sound files and video. One of the things I'm starting to do now is to thumbnail sketch out in "storyboard" form, my trip through the park itself which took 5 days. I'm looking at every photograph, recalling the experience and picking a few moments that interest me. One of the greatest tools any artist can use is the thumbnail to do this, and it's a great tool that I learned way back in my college days as a graphic designer.

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