Sunday, August 1, 2010

Fundy Artists Show and Sale

Jantje and Andrea were part of the 8th Annual Fundy Artists Art Show and Sale. This show took place at the Fairmont Algonquin, from Wed July 28 to Sat July 31.

Jantje displayed her folk art boards, paintings and cutlery sculptures while Andrea showed her coffee paintings and new collage works.

The show was extremely well attended and several Jarea pieces sold and went to good homes from across the world.

Andrea with her work.

Jantje with her work.

Andrea's display.

Jantje's display.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Fundy Artists Art Show & Sale

Summer is in full swing here at Jarea Art Studio. We have paintings, folk art and more from Geoff Slater, Andrea Mulder-Slater and Jantje Blokhuis-Mulder. In addition, we have stained glass from Wilma Blokhuis, blown glass by Larissa Blokhuis, wooden bowls by Joe Hunt, jewelry and paintings by Cedar Sky and body care products from Juhl Sky. The studio is humming! Depending on which day of the week you visit us, you will find Geoff, Cedar or Juhl hard at work. Be sure to stop in and say hello!

Also, Jantje and Andrea are busy preparing work for the 8th Annual Fundy Artists Art Show and Sale. This yearly event takes place at the Van Horne Ballroom (beside the pool) at the Fairmont Algonquin in St. Andrews. The dates this year are Wednesday July 28 to Saturday July 31, 9am to 9pm daily.

Included in this year's show are paintings, textiles, pottery, sculpture, mixed media collage, folk art and more by artists and artisans from St.Andrews, Beaver Harbour, Deer Island and Seeley's Cove, New Brunswick.

Displaying their work this year are (in addition to Jantje and Andrea) are Paula Cooper-Bertke, Pat Staples,  Barbara Neilson, Morag Walsh, Simone Ritter, Bertha Day, Helen Stanley, Carolyn Cherry and Jerome Andrews.

Hundreds of works of art will be on display, so bring a friend. Admission is free.

Details can be found online HERE.

Saturday, July 3, 2010


Geoff has almost completed the biker portion of his mural by Market Wharf in St. Andrews. The couple on the motorcycle are the very first couple who registered for Atlanticade. Since the bike festival is taking place in St. Andrews this year, the organizers thought it would be a nice gift for the couple to see their faces (and bike) painted on a mural.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Art Shows and Atlanticade

Cedar and Juhl have moved into the space and have been hard at work.

Geoff has been busy putting the finishing touches on his show which opens at Sunbury Shores on Friday July 2, 2010.

Here's the catalog:

Meanwhile, Jan and Andrea are busy preparing new work for the 8th Annual Fundy Artists Art Show & Sale at the Fairmont Algonquin. That show takes place from Wed July 28 to Saturday July 31st - 9am to 9pm daily.

And finally, stop by Jarea Art Studio this week (Atlanticade week in St. Andrews) to see Geoff painting some very special images onto the mural on the back of the Hungry Whale Cafe....

New work from Larissa Blokhuis

We are so excited to have received a box full of goodies from glass artist Larissa Blokhuis.
"Trees" come in sets of three and they are just stunning. Stop by Jarea Art Studio to get yours before they are gone!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Studio Friends...

We are very excited to announce that Cedar Sky (Earthforge) and Juhl Sky (Earth Mama Essentials) will be joining us in the studio this summer!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Fresh and new...

Jarea Art Studio has been spruced up, just in time for the 2010 Summer season. We removed the old counter, moved some things around, did a quick painting touch up, built a workbench and added a new display case. We've also added artist Cedar Sky to our roster. We will be open for Victoria Day weekend and sporadically from that point on until the season gets in full swing.

Here are some recent photos of the studio...

See you soon!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Opening soon...

The studio has come together nicely! We are planning on being open this weekend, just in time for Victoria Day in Canada -- Memorial Day happens the week after in the US.

Photos coming soon!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Art in Montreal

Geoff was part of an art exhibiton in Montreal this past weekend.
The Brush Off is a Juried Art Show at Avenue Art on King Street in Old Montreal.
The Jarea gang made the trek to Quebec. It was loads of fun...

The show is on until the end of the month.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Rock 'n' Ride

Geoff has been keeping busy with an ArtsSmarts project at SJDA. The project, in part, involves creating artwork in the form of murals, for a student-planned fundraising festival.

Rock 'n' Ride will raise funds for Dignitas International’s HIV/AIDS clinics and prevention centres in the Zomba District of Malawi.

More details are online at

Performance Art!

This past weekend, Geoff participated in a fundraiser whereby he painted a picture during a 2 hour theatrical performance. The completed painting was then auctioned off to raise funds for a local woman who requires treatments for cancer. The finished work sold for $750.00.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

It's Lovely by the Water...

With the weather being so incredibly beautiful, we've been spending some time at the studio looking at the view.

Geoff has almost all the walls painted and soon we can start to organize ourselves and our artwork.
The other day, Jan and I threw rocks in the water with Jannique while Geoff worked away...

Saturday, March 27, 2010

The Second Studio, Last Fall

Those who have visited us before, know that we have two studios, side by side. Here's an old photo:

Geoff is currently painting the studio on the right - to get it ready for the season. See photos here. Here's a shot of the interior of that space from last fall when we were open for a studio tour. That's our newest studio member Jannique on the left :)

Larissa's Glass

We are so pleased to have the beautiful glass work of artist Larissa Blokhuis on display in our studio/gallery.
Larissa is a recent graduate (BFA) of the Alberta College of Art and Design. Her work celebrates sea life.
Here you can see some of it hanging in the studio...

And this is one of her jellyfish...

Be sure to stop in this summer for a glimpse of Larissa's wonderful pieces.

The Studio - Interior Photos

As we prepare our studio for the upcoming season, we look back at some interior photos from previous seasons.

This is the view to the right, as you walk into the space.

This is the view to as you step further into the studio and look left...

And the view to the left as you walk in...

Our counter area...

The Wharf Mural

Geoff is making good headway on the mural near our studio. This one is a labour of love and is taking a little extra time, mostly because Geoff can only work on it in his spare time and only when the weather cooperates. Here are some photos of where it currently stands. These were taken last fall. As soon as the weather warms up, he will be back at it.

Here is the concept sketch:

Remembering Summer...

To get us in the mood, here are some photos showing the studio in the summertime. Warmth, sunshine, soft breezes, ahh...

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Painting the Walls

Geoff has been busy painting the inside of the second studio.
It will be white, bright and lovely!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Getting Ready...

Spring has come early to our part of the world and for us, this means we can start working on getting the studio ready for the season.

Geoff is busy painting and sorting the space. At least as long as the weather holds...

Stay tuned and be sure to check out our new website design!