Find my prints in person!

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I'm very happy that my work can now be found in three retail locations in Calgary! 

Meraki Supply Co. - #103, 305-10th street NW

Crafted Truck - 510-77 Ave SE 

Greater Goods - #8, 606 Meredith Rd NE

I recently got to check out my prints in person at Greater Goods, a beautiful shop that sells artwork, home products and jewelry (and much more) made by artisans and designers.  

The Greater Goods shop is beautifully stocked with products from Canadian artisans and designers. 

Natural Selection Photo Gallery

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Thank you everyone who came to support me and Kristine for our show on Saturday, especially our volunteers and the staff at Latitude 53!

Natural Selection, a collaboration

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Over the past month, I've been working hard on a collection of new wild animal paintings as part of a collaborative gallery/popup show that I'm hosting with the immensely talented copper artist, Kristine MacDonald.

Kristine and I share a love of nature and wildlife and naturally, we've chosen wilderness as a theme for our show, "Natural Selection". My watercolour paintings and Kristine's copper works will be displayed for one night only at downtown Edmonton gallery Latitude 53 (10242-106 Street) from 5-9pm. The evening will include prizes, shopping, and drinks!  

Alberta SPCA Poster

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I had the absolute honour and pleasure of designing this year's poster for Alberta SPCA Education. This was such a fun project to work on as I got to team up with a wonderful organization and create something in my own style. I'm thrilled that the poster will be available for all Alberta teachers to hang in their classrooms and send a positive message to students.

Teachers, click HERE to learn more about the SPCA kindness challenge and how you can pick up a poster! 

 

Off-Whyte Show at Daffodil Gallery

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I'm incredibly honoured and happy to share that I was one of 10 artists selected from among over 400 artists at The Whyte Avenue Art Walk to display my work at Daffodil Gallery's Off-Whyte "holdover show". The opening reception was held this past Saturday, and I had such a nice time meeting the other artists and seeing their wonderful works. Three of my paintings will be shown until August 14th at the gallery, located at 10412 - 124 Street. Below are photos of my paintings and work from some of the other featured artists - Marcie Rohr, Janet Sutanto, Crstyal Driedger, Karen Klassen, Ramsey Dziubiak,  Lori Frank, Leanne Schnierer, Jude Ifesieh, and Sarah Kirby. 

T8N Cover Bear

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July 2015 has been one of the busiest, most challenging, and most professionally rewarding months of my life. I illustrated my first ever cover, for T8N Magazine! When I saw my painting of St. Albert mayor Nolan Crouse as a bear in print and available in public, I got a huge rush and felt a big sense of accomplishment. I loved working with the magazine and felt so honoured that the staff chose me to work on their first illustrated cover. I also enjoyed being interviewed and sharing my thoughts on the market scene in Edmonton and Calgary, what inspires me, and where I see myself in five years. 

Take a look at the digital version of T8N's August issue to read the whole interview: CLICK HERE

The Whyte Avenue Art Walk

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As a first time participant in The 20th Annual Whyte Avenue Art Walk, I wasn't sure what to expect when I signed up to display and sell my work outdoors alongside 400 artists. I'd gone to Art Walk many times as a spectator, but being on the other side of it was a completely different experience. I had a wonderful time displaying my little gallery, talking to people about watercolours, and sending my work off to new homes. It's very inspiring to see both the talent that exists and the support the visual arts community has in Edmonton. What a great event! 

Feature Friday Interview

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I did an interview with Castle Foundations for their Feature Fridays artist segment and it was launched today! In the interview, I talk about how I started painting, why I love watercolour, and what I've learned about starting a creative business. Below is a sneak peek of the interview. Click HERE for the full story! 

2014 End!

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This year, The Royal Bison Art & Craft Fair hosted two winter markets. The first was a locals only show, while the second was prairie-wide. I sold my work at both markets and had an incredible time.

After two weekends of Bison, I made my way down to Calgary for Market Collective for my tenth and final market of 2014!

 

Selling at these markets was both professionally and personally rewarding. I had a lot of fun meeting talented and friendly vendors, talking to shoppers, and indulging in a little shopping too! Not sleeping properly for several weeks in preparation for these events was well worth it! 

A picture of me by Mike Tan at Market Collective

A picture of me by Mike Tan at Market Collective

Another highlight of the winter season was getting five illustrations published in the farewell issue of Worn Fashion Journal! 

Victoria School Watercolour Workshop

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On October 2, I was one of 60 guest artists to participate in an event called Spark at Victoria School of the Arts. Students signed up for a wide variety of art workshops, ranging from illustration to modern dance to storytelling. I taught 4 watercolour sessions for students in grades 7-12. This was a big deal for me as it was my first experience formally teaching painting!

I was impressed by the talent and focus many of the students had! Some had never worked with watercolour before and created really lovely pieces! It was such a fun and special day for me and I hope to do more workshops in the future!

Naturally I included bisons and chimps into my lesson! 

My demo table

Etsy Made in Canada

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This past weekend, Etsy hosted a nation-wide pop up market event for all Canadian makers! I participated in the Edmonton pop up, which was held at Latitude 53, a great downtown gallery.  

The market flew by so quickly and I had a blast! I'm quite new to Etsy, but here's a link to my shop : www.etsy.com/ca/shop/GloHoIllustrations

Market Collective: 6 Year Anniversary

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I took a couple months off from selling at markets so that I could regroup and recharge. I took the time to paint new things and bulk up my inventory, catch up on administrative/business tasks, and finish commissions and projects. 

A few weeks ago, I was a vendor at Market Collective's 6 Year Anniversary event in Calgary's East Village. The three day market was incredible! The beautiful weather, food trucks and live music created such a positive atmosphere and an ideal backdrop to celebrate the anniversary of a wonderful organization. The outdoor venue, located right by the river, made for a perfect space to showcase artwork, clothing, jewelry, accessories, and photographs from a diverse group of vendors. My favourite thing about Market Collective is the sense of community that it brings to local makers and shoppers. I love catching up with my fellow vendors and hearing updates on projects and life events. I also love it when old customers come to say hi and tell me how they've displayed their prints and give me ideas for new paintings.

I feel so grateful to Angel Guerra and Angela Dione, the 2 friends who built this amazing community for artists and makers. Not only are they kind and incredibly approachable, they are hardworking, dedicated and so passionate about local art, music, and culture. Check out an interview HERE that Angel did for I Like it Local. 

Here's a pic of my table at MC's 6 Year Anniversary in East Village! 

Book Launch - Reflections on the Komagata Maru

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My portraits can be found throughout the newly released book: Reflections on the Komagata Maru. This is a wonderful collection of writings, photographs, and artwork commemorating an important part of Canadian history. It's an amazing feeling to have my work published in print form! Special thanks to Avnish Nanda, Sheena Josan and Richie Assaly for editing and putting this book together.  

Springtime Market Collective

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The feeling of excitement and joy I get when someone enjoys my illustrations is something I never want to take for granted. That feeling alone gives me motivation to continue doing what I love.

The month of June is shaping up to be a great one for Gloria Ho Illustrations. It kicked off at Market Collective (May 30-June 1), where I got to see old customers, meet new ones, and talk collaborations with other artists. 

Me and my watercolours at Market Collective

Mayor Nenshi joined Spike and Joey in the magnet basket!

Photo Cred: Market Collective

With a break from markets, I'm focusing on meeting deadlines and starting some exciting new projects that I get to share with everyone soon! 

Komagata Maru exhibit: An/Other Journey

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I was honoured to display my 16 portrait series at Latitude 53 alongside beautiful charcoal pieces by brilliant Toronto artist Jag Raina. The Komagata Maru exhibit, An/Other Journey, commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Komagata Maru Incident

City councillors Andrew Knack and Amarjeet Sohi officially declared it Komagata Maru week in Edmonton.  None of this would have been possible without the dedication, passion and hard work of the superb organizers (and my friends) Harneet Chahal, Sahil Gupta, and Jas Pandher

Check out a great article HERE by Edmonton Journal's Fish Griwkowsky about Komagata Maru week.

May Updates

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The month of May is proving to be a busy one for Gloria Ho Illustrations!

First off, I must write about what a wonderful time I had selling my work at The Royal Bison Art & Craft Fair in my hometown of Edmonton. The turnout was amazing and I'm happy to say that my inventory depleted significantly!

Check out some other pics of the event here

The next event I'll be a part of is the Komagata Maru Week. I've painted a series of 16 watercolour portraits that will be displayed as part of a commemorative event held in Edmonton. My work will be displayed from May 26-31 at Latitude 53 Gallery. For more information about this really important part of Canadian history, check out the Komagata Maru YEG website: www.komagatamaruweek.com.

Below is a preview of my paintings! 

On the Spot Pop Ups present: Mercer Collective

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Edmonton folks, Mercer Collective is tomorrow and I'm busy getting everything ready for the event. I can't wait to share what I've been working on with you!

Come visit me and my watercolour animals at this super cool event. YEG Artists will be selling one of a kind products and musicians will be jamming, so be sure to check it out.

Vacancy Hall at Mercer Tavern (10am - 4 pm) 
10363 104 St NW, Edmonton, AB

Take a look at their Facebook page HERE!