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PAINTING CLASSES
In the Just Imajan Studio
ONGOING
Wednesdays 12:30 to 3:00 p.m.
Thursdays 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Paint under the instruction of artist Marla Blackwell.

Watercolour, acrylic, and oil. All levels welcome. Classes take place in the rear studio. Space is limited, so make sure to book in advance. For more information about the classes or to reserve your spot, please contact Marla directly at mjsart@gmail.com.



POP UP
With Artist Kathleen McCallum
PAST EVENT
Saturday, March 10, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

When visitors popped in to Just Imajan Art Gallery for POP UP, they were pleased to discover original works by artist Kathleen McCallum, along with necklaces, tote bags, leather statement clutches, scarves and pillows featuring designs and images of Kathleen's creation. It was an exclusive sale of paintings and painting-inspired products by one of Alberta's finest artists.

Kathleen was on hand to present her work, discuss her creative process ... and demonstrate some scarf-folding techniques to the delight of discriminating shoppers, who declared the fashion accessories "must-have" items. Congratulations, Kathleen, and thank you for choosing Just Imajan as the venue for your exclusive event.

Pop Up with artists Kathleen McCallum Poster
ANOTHER TWO-DAY PAINTING WORKSHOP
With Artist Marla Blackwell
PAST EVENT
Saturday and Sunday, February 17-18, 2018

Back by popular demand, Alberta artist Marla Blackwell presented another two-day painting workshop in the Just Imajan Studio -- her second one of the new year!

And once again, this event was completely SOLD OUT. Will there be another? Only Marla can say...

Workshop Participants
TWO-DAY PAINTING WORKSHOP
With Artist Marla Blackwell
PAST EVENT
Saturday and Sunday, January 20-21, 2018

Alberta artist Marla Blackwell presented a two-day painting workshop in the Just Imajan Studio.

The event was well attended -- sold out within two days -- and those participants lucky enough to get a spot enjoyed Marla's instruction, creative tips, and encouragement, and took home a finished painting of their own.

Workshop Participants
KIDS & SENIORS
Christmas Shopping Weekend
PAST EVENT
Saturday, December 16-17, 2017

A special demographic of art lovers and art-lovers-to-be were invited to do their Christmas shopping at Just Imajan Art Gallery over the weekend of December 16 and 17.

Small format original works designed and selected for the occasion, priced for as little as $5 and ranging no higher than $75, were available for purchase and complimentary gift-wrapping, to the delight of kids and seniors.

Some of the local artists dropped in to say hello, and visitors enjoyed the edible treats offered by Anne McGilvary and Karen Stienstra. A great time was had by all at this very well-received event.

ART DEMO AND SALE, VERSION 2.0
With Guest Artist Sherry Telle
PAST EVENT
Saturday, October 7, 2017
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Back by popular demand, artist Sherry Telle, FCA, spent the morning in the Just Imajan studio, demonstrating alcohol ink painting. Under Sherry's guidance, interested visitors were encouraged to give the technique a try.

Thank you, Sherry, for once again sharing your time, energy, enthusiasm, and boundless creativity.

ART DEMO AND SALE
With Guest Artist Sherry Telle
PAST EVENT
Saturday, August 5, 2017
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Federation of Canadian Artist Sherry Telle was on hand at Just Imajan Art Gallery, demonstrating techniques for painting with alcohol ink on Yupo paper.

Visitors to the gallery met Sherry and watched her create her vibrant and colourful works of art all throughout the day. (And her charming works were available for purchase as soon as they dried!)

CANADA DAY
At Just Imajan Art Gallery & Studio
PAST EVENT
Saturday, July 1, 2017
10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

20 Alberta artists dressed in red, set up
their paints and easels, and celebrated
Canada's 150th birthday by painting the
day away, inside and outside the Gallery.

It was an exciting experience for the artists
who painted under changing conditions
throughout the day: bright sun, bursts of
wind, crawling ants, and even a possible tornado warning!

But great fun was had by all; food and drink were supplied by the gallery, art lovers visited all day long, and the participants enjoyed camaraderie, creativity, and true Canadian spirit.

ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS
Book Signing with Artist Agnes Bellegris
PAST EVENT
Saturday June 10th, 2017
Noon - 2:00 p.m.


"Animal Encounters" by Agnes BellegrisArtist Agnes Bellegris was at Just Imajan Gallery to sign copies of her recently released children's book, "Animal Encounters". Happy kids took home their signed copy. Several of Agnes' original paintings that comprised the illustrations in her book were on display. Some of these paintings remain in the gallery, and the purchase of any of Agnes's works will include a copy of her book.

DYNAMIC DRAWING - WOLVES
With Artist Ashley Gaboury
PAST EVENT
Saturday June 3rd, 2017
10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


Under the instruction of artist Ashley Gaboury, participants discovered mark-making to create the illusion of fur, as well as other valuable techniques to add depth to artwork.

The workshop included a tour of the Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary to collect reference material, followed by the drawing of these beautiful creatures at a session held at the Just Imajan Gallery studio in Cochrane.

10th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
At Just Imajan Art Gallery
PAST EVENT
Saturday May 6th, 2017
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


10th Anniversary InvitationCelebrating 10 years in business, Just Imajan Art Gallery invited everyone to join in the festivities.
This event was a chance to see new works on display and meet some of the artists who've contributed to the gallery's success. Visitors also enjoyed live music by classical guitarist Mark Bretherton. Cake, refreshments, and door prizes rounded out the celebration.
LIVE MODEL SESSION
Special Event Featuring Barbara La Pointe
PAST EVENT
Monday, April 11, 2016
9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

A live model in full attire posed for a small group of artists in the Just Imajan studio. The artists spent the day painting in their preferred mediums and the results were as varied, creative, and delightful as the participants themselves.

The event was well-received and similiar events will be considered for the future.

Live Model Session

 
FROM SEASON TO SEASON
Karen Chaisson
PAST EVENT
October 14 - 16, 2016

From Season to SeasonFrom Season to Season featured new works in oil and encaustic, and wire sculpture by artist Karen Chaisson.

The opening reception took place on Friday, October 14, from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. The exhibition continued through the weekend, with the aritst in attendance.


PAINTED PASSIONS II SHOW
Janet B. Armstrong and Marla Blackwell
PAST EVENT
June 17 - 30, 2016

Painted Passions II InvitationFollowing an artists-in-attendance wine and
cheese event on Friday, June 17th, the exhibition
Painted Passions II, featuring works by artists
Janet B. Armstrong and Marla Blackwell,
opened to enthusiastic response.

Paintings were showcased until the end of June.

Painted Passions II
THREE YUKON ARTISTS
Show / Demo
PAST EVENT
Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14, 2016

2016 Three Yukon Artists InvitationJust Imajan Art Gallery was pleased to showcase the talents and skills of three visiting Yukon artists. The event kicked off on Friday evening, with a wine and cheese social in the gallery to welcome the artists, and continued on Saturday with the artists in attendance, mixing and mingling throughout the day, with an interactive live demo on Saturday afternoon.

Sculptor Sandra Grace Storey, along with metalworks and glassworks mixed media artists Paul Baker and Jeanine Baker, made the trek from the Yukon to Cochrane, where they met with guests, answered questions about their work, and showed off their latest projects.

Sandra demonstrated clay sculpting techniques in the studio, encouraging the crowd to experience the richness and texture of the clay. At the front of the gallery, Jeanine sketched vivid, colourful new designs, illustrating the first step of her fused glass creations. Paul greeted eager visitors and shared anecdotes about his northern Canadian experiences and influences.

A very warm thank you to these Yukon artists for their contribution to this wonderful opening.

Three Yukon Artists Gallery Opening
  Events & Openings (2017 / 2016)    
 

Just Imajan Art Gallery & Studio
Bay #3, 320 - 1st Street West
Cochrane, Alberta

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