Amber MacGregor - Artist

Hi Everyone, 

 

I've been so busy teaching I haven't had a moment to write about what's going on with me. 

It's been a busy time, with much teaching, learning and art making on my part. It's always great to have such a flow of energy and ideas happening as I do when I am around young student artists at work.

 

I have recently taken down work from two shows I was in last year, Refugium: Poems for the Pacific at the Maritime Museum in Victoria BC, that ran from October 5th to December 16th 2017, and 2 pieces from the Open House + Winter Warmer Show at errant artSpace in Vic West that ran from December 8th through the 16th 2017. 

 

This year I'm hoping to continue work on a collaborative art and poetry project that I am working on with my good friend and amazing writer Astrid Van der Pol. Also I have embarked on some work of my own involving marine ecosystems and creatures of the deep!

 

So on to some new work and new adventures in this new year! 

I wish you all a joyful 2018!

 

 


Hi Everyone,

September has been a rollercoaster ride of a month so far! I've been working on a painting for Refugium, which is an artists and poets collaboration that opens at the Maritime Museum here in Victoria BC on October 5th. Here is a peek at my work in process, titled "Aristotle's Lantern", it is a response to the poem of the same name by Lee Beavington. The opening is also a book launch for the book Refugium: Poems for the Pacific. Each work in the show was made in response to one of the poems in the book.




In other news I've just taken a position teaching Media Arts at a High School in Victoria, BC, so it will be a very busy fall for me! I'm very excited to be working with some great young folks to expand their artistic horizons!

 

I hope all of you are having a great beginning to your Autumn season, finding your creative centre and doing what makes you happiest! 

 


It's been a long time since I've had some time to dedicate to my webpage.


Detail of work in progress for Refugium, ©2017 Amber MacGregor

I have had a great summer of visiting and spending time with my family and am now working on a painting for an artists and poets group show titled Refugium, that will be opening at the Maritime Museum in October 2017.

 

I will be back as a Teacher On Call in the Greater Victoria School District 61 in September!

 

All the best everyone!

 


Wow! What a long strange trip it's been! I am finally back! With some time to dedicate to my art practice before I forge ahead into the world of teaching.

 

I have just finished my 16 month course in Secondary Art Education. It was thrilling, terrifying, exhausting and rewarding!

 

I had amazing mentor teachers and supervisors and incredible students to work with, each and every one of which has assisted me in innumerable ways and I am full of gratitude for all of them and their lessons, and questions and thoughtfulness.

 

I hope everyone is making and being and dreaming!

 

I look forward to reconnecting with the arts community and being present in my studio!

 

xo

 

 

 


Hi All

 

There is a sale on in my Society 6 shop 12/12/16 from 12am to 11:59pm

 

25% off and FREE worldwide shipping! 

 

www.society6.com/polkadotmoonstudio 

 

 


Hi All, 

Society 6 just selected my print Moonkhin 6 (Iridum Ash) to be part of their shop. Nice little perk to my day! Thanks folks at Society 6!

You can check out the print here: https://society6.com/product/moonkhin-6-iridum-ash_print

I hope you're all having a great Summer! :)




Is this the future of my website?

I just found out that wallpart.com has been posting my images for sale on their poster sale website.

Please do not purchase items from wallpart.com they are illegally obtaining images and selling them without the consent of the artists.

I have not consented to the sale of my work on their website and I will not obtain any funds from sale of my images from their site please boycott them at all costs.

Apparently what I can do is post every single photo I have on my website and Fb with a watermark. looks nice huh?! Not! But perhaps it would curb this sort of thing?

To all those experiencing the same thing please know that I share your pain and know how hard it is to make any sort of a profit from producing art work. This heinous display of disrespect for artists is very very discouraging.

I wish you all all the best in your artistic endeavours and hope that you continue to grow and flourish in your artistic pursuits!

xo

(I did find out after I posted this that the site is actually a phishing site that is basically used to hook people into their complaint forum where they collect private information. They do not actually sell the items listed. Do Not Deal With Them in any way, they are thieves and bandits!)


Thanks very much to Dallas Jeffs of Artist Run Website for featuring my art and website on their blog. I have dealt with a few website building programs in my time and operate a website for my husband on Wordpress and I have to say the ease and practicality of using Artist Run Website make it my absolute favourite so far! Give it a try if you are looking for a website builder.

You can check out my feature on the Artist Run Website blog here:

 


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Thanks for all the support of my work! If you have a website you would like me to link to on my website send it on over to me and I will link it! Perhaps you would also consider linking to my website on yours? Thanks!

Cheers!


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