Author Archives: Jennifer Ettinger

Summer of 2017!

Happy Summer Everyone!  

Baseball Update:  I am delighted to announce that the banners on Nat Bailey Stadium have been re-printed and are being re-hung on the exterior of Nat Bailey Stadium.  All the originals from ten years ago will be there with a few additions.   

Nat Bailey Stadium

     Nat Bailey Stadium – New Banners of my Paintings on the exterior of Nat Bailey Stadium – 2017!

For the 7th summer in a row, Max and I are hosting a Single “A” Vancouver Canadians baseball player.   If you would like tickets to a game, please contact me as I may have extra tickets for you.  And, if you are attending a game, please come by our seats behind the Canadians dugout on the third base line to say “hello”.  Go C’s, GO!

I am still doing studio work, painting commissioned and taking an art class in July and doing a little travelling in the Fall.  I have decided to not be a participant in the Sunshine Coast Art Crawl but hope to have new paintings for the Art Crawl for the fall of 2018.

I am still an active participant in the Purple Banner Program so please give me a call at 604-209-6074 to see my Art Gallery and Studio on the amazing Sunshine Coast in Gibsons.   

Sunshine Coast Art Crawl, October 21 – 23, 2016!!!

My Art Gallery/Studio will be open for the Sunshine Coast Art Crawl, October 21 – 23, 2016, at 990 Chaster Road, Gibsons, BC at the corner of Mahon and Chester.  Event times:  10 am – 5 pm each day and a Wine and Cheese and art and special informal workshop on “How to Block Artists’ Block!!” on Friday night at 7 – 9 pm.  

Print items available using images from original paintings by Ettinger on scarves (NEW this year!  Three designs:  Horses, Arbutus II, and Leaf), purses (20 different designs), coasters, ornaments, bookmarks (NEW this year – Nine different designs!) and prints of selected paintings by Helmlock in  Burnaby and London Drugs Photolabs (examples below).  Gift certificates are available towards items in Art Gallery or towards an unique commissioned painting.

painting of cassius clay in triumph over Sonny Liston, 1964.

Cassius Clay, 36″ x 36″, acrylic, SOLD  (Available:  Metallic Silver Print on form core by London Drugs Photolab, 18″ x 20″; and coasters also available.)                

20" x 16", frame, acrylic, $850

Events for Spring – Raven Cry Theatre and Bedford Gallery!

Raven Cry Theatre – Sechelt, BC:

Three of my paintings, Arbutus Tree, Dylan Thomas (abstract), and Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Park (print:  Community of Champions), will be on display at the entrance of the film screening of “Herb & Dorothy”, March 19, 2016, at 2:00 pm, at the Raven’s Cry Theatre, Sechelt, Sunshine Coast, tickets at the door.  Come join the happening as there will be other artists as well as myself celebrating “Herb & Dorothy” and their contribution to the art world.

20" x 16", frame, acrylic, $850

20″ x 16″, frame, acrylic, $850

abstract paining with red and blue

40″ x 30″ x 1 1/2″, acrylic, $2,200

Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium

Print: Community of Champions, 20″ x 30″ x 1 3/4″, $325

Ted Williams – Color Field

Ted Williams - Color Field

 18″ x 14″, acrylic, black shadow-box frame.  “Color Field – Ted Williams” is on exhibit in the SAFE AT HOME show at the Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, in California.  It is a (Inter)National Survey of Baseball art and runs from April 10 to June 12.  Please contact Christine Koppes, Assistant to the Curator, 925-295-1423, or at Koppes@bedfordgallery.org for more information about the show and/or my painting.

Ted Williams is a favourite ballplayer of mine.  I painted him in vibrant colours that reminded me of 1960 pop-art to signify that year in which he played for the last time.   In the book Ted Williams:  A Tribute by Jim Prime and Bill Nowlin, 1997 by Masterspress, page 121, I wrote of my admiration of Williams and why I enjoy painting his image.  “I have always admired Ted Williams for his determination, his passion, and for his honesty when evaluating other ballplayers.”

 

 

 

 

Art From the Sidelines Interview with Jennifer Ettinger

I am very pleased with the Questions and Answers Interview with Benjamin Blackburn at Art from the Sidelines a sample of which is below:

Jennifer-sketching-Nat-Bailey“Interview with Jennifer Ettinger, January, 2016

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?

To do my best. My father always told me that – even if it wasn’t a worthy result, it was always a worthy effort he said if I did my best. Other advice: To “just start” and to “not worry about results” but to enjoy the exploration and experimentation of learning how to do one’s art. And to be brave and not care about what others think but only what you know is true in your heart.”

Check out and like this fabulous Facebook Page that showcases sports artists.

2016 Events: London Drugs Display!

London Drugs – “Local Inspirations”

At London Drugs, Gibsons, BC

At London Drugs, Gibsons, BC

I am very excited about an exhibition of selected reproductions of my paintings at London Drugs in Gibsons, at their Photo Department, as part of their “Local Inspirations” series.

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The show is curated by Mariann and continues until February 16, 2016.   Reproduced images are:

At London Drugs in Photo Department, Gibsons, BC

At London Drugs in Photo Department, Gibsons, BC

  1. Owl – “Who?!”
  2. “Cassius Clay” – boxing
  3. Dog – “Opal”
  4. Horse – “Shades of Grey”
  5. “Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium”
  6. Hockey – “Practice”
  7. Horses – “The Herd”
  8. Dogs – “Zack and Gus”
  9. Horse – “The Bay”, and
  10. French Bulldog – “Babe” 

In many cases, the prints are larger than the original paintings. 

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Thank  you to the worker bees at London Drugs in the Photo Department and especially to Manager Mariann who printed off and foam-cored the backs of the bamboo papered images and printed the “Fungus” images on canvas.

 

Also on display at London Drugs are the amazingly reproduced purses, coasters and puzzles that London Drugs does for me using my original artwork of commissioned paintings as well as self-motivated paintings.

 

 

Reproductions: Prints, coasters, puzzles, and purses.

Reproductions: Prints, coasters, puzzles, and purses.

Mariann, Manager, Photo Department, London Drugs, Gibsons

Mariann, Manager, Photo Department, London Drugs, Gibsons.

RAFFLE of Horse Print on February 14, 2016!

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The Horse reproduction entitled “Shades of Neigh” is being raffled off February 14, Valentine’s Day!  Raffle tickets are available at the Photo Department’s counter. Reproduced images will be for sale at my studio after the show on February 16 and the dog images will be on display at “Hungry Dog Café”, 3625 West 29th Ave., Vancouver (in Dunbar:  a Café that serves delicious food for humans from 8:00 am – 5:00pm!).

 

 

 

BC Sports Hall of Fame!

BC Sports Hall of Fame ExhibitA reminder:  Purses and coasters and original Sports paintings are on sale at BC Sports Hall of Fame at BC Place, Vancouver, until March, 2016.  Again, a big thank you to Jason Beck, Curator, and the awesome staff at BC Sports Hall of Fame for their amazing contribution to the success of this exhibition.

 

BedFord Gallery, California - “SAFE AT HOME: A National Survey of Baseball Art”

Ted Williams - Color Field

 

I am happy that from April 10 to June 12, my painting entitled, “Ted Williams: Color Field” will be in a Museum Show called “SAFE AT HOME: A National Survey of Baseball Art”, at the Bedford Gallery of the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek, California.

 Doris Crowston Gallery:  Sechelt – “Arbutus Tree”

20" x 16", frame, acrylic, $850

20″ x 16″, frame, acrylic, $850

My “Arbutus Tree” painting is in a fabulous group show in Sechelt at the Doris Crowston Gallery until February 7, 2016.  Please visit and see 94 local artists displaying an eclectic array of images both 2-D and 3-D from metals to textiles to acrylic, oil, and watercolour paintings.

990 Chaster Road, Studio and Gallery:  Ettinger

jennpurplebanner1-250And, after a lively holiday season, my studio and art gallery is opened once again. Drop by but please phone me first at 604-209-6074 to make sure I’m there!

Happy 2016 to all!


Holiday Cheer!

A gentle reminder to those of you who are looking for Sports or animal or Fungus related gifts that my paintings, purses, coasters and puzzles are available at both Gibsons and White Rock locations of Windows on the Water and at B.C. Sports Hall of Fame where my sports exhibition (curated by Jason Beck) has been extended through the holiday season.   Thank you Jason and B.C. Sports Hall of Fame worker bees!

The Sunshine Coast Equestrian Club is having a silent auction this weekend and a gift basket that includes a purse with one of my horse images on it, “The Herd” coaster set and a 50% off gift certificate for one of five horse-themed paintings in my studio (value of gift basket is $100, plus anywhere from $400 to $800 savings depending on what painting the winner chooses). 

What’s Happening in January:

Mariann from London Drugs is organizing an awesome display of my Fungus, and animal and sports paintings – showcased at the photo department.  Thank you Mariann!  Photos to follow….

 

 

 

 

Sunshine Coast Art Crawl – October 16-18, 2015!

Art Crawl Notice - 2015

30" x 15" x 1 1/2", acrylic, $925 New Work for the October 16-18, Sunshine Coast Art Crawl

30″ x 15″ x 1 1/2″, acrylic, $925
New Work for the October 16-18, Sunshine Coast Art Crawl

18" x 14", frame, acrylic, $950

18″ x 14″, framed, acrylic, $950

30" x 24" x 1 1/2", acrylic, $1,800

30″ x 24″ x 1 1/2″, acrylic, Sold During Sunshine Coast Art Crawl!

18" x 14", frame, acrylic, $850

18″ x 14″, framed, acrylic, $850

20" x 16", frame, acrylic, $850

20″ x 16″, framed, acrylic, $850

A reminder that the Sunshine Coast Art Crawl is this weekend!  Tien Neo Eamas, a master silversmith and alchemist (wedding bands, men’s jewellery and works in gold), will be joining me at my art gallery and studio showcasing his delightful jewellery.  My art gallery/studio address is:  990 Chaster Road, Gibsons.

I am pleased that 11 of my sports paintings (including: Mike Weir, Smoky Joe Wood, and Asahi [prints available]) are still on exhibition, curated by Jason Beck (jason.beck@bcsportshalloffame.com), at the BC Sports Hall of Fame, at BC Place, Vancouver.

Above are five of my new paintings on exhibit and for sale for the Sunshine Coast Art Crawl.  Please come to our wine and cheese reception on Friday night from 7:00 to 9:00 – a relaxed social event where we can talk about art and, of course, baseball.

Hope to see you this weekend!

Jennifer Ettinger

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BC Sports Hall of Fame Exhibit, Gate “A”, BC Place, Vancouver, BC

I am very pleased to announce that eleven of my sports paintings/prints are on exhibit at the BC Sports Hall of Fame, Gate “A”, BC Place, Vancouver, BC.  The eleven paintings are:  1.   Mike Weir;   2.  Cyclone Taylor;   3.  Smoky Joe Wood;  4.  Practice – Hockey;  5.   Practice – Baseball;   6.  Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium (Print);  7.  Community of Champions (Print);  8.  “What Jeff Sees…” (Nat Bailey Field – Print);  9.  Asahi (Print);   10.  Color Field – Ted Williams; and, 11.  Ben Hogan.  For information about this exhibit, please contact Jason Beck at 604-687-5520, x30, or e-mail:  jason.beck@bcsportshalloffame.com.

BC Sports Hall of Fame Exhibit

Me, standing beside Smoky Joe Wood, 40″ x 30″, acrylic, shadow-box wooden frame.

BC Sports Hall of Fame Exhibit

Me, standing in front of Ben Hogan, 48” x 30”, acrylic, Shadow-box frame

Media Release – April 22, 2015:   “As an artist who specializes in sports art, I am especially interested in the historical aspects of the sports heroes that I paint.  My work has progressed through many hours of practice and experimenting to find my personal style.  The finished portrait or landscape is my way of celebrating outstanding athletes.  I am honoured to have this exhibition of my work at the BC Sports Hall of Fame where athletes, and the people who celebrate these athletes such as myself,  gather and feel the accomplishment these incredible sports heroes share with us.”

Pet Expo in Abbotsford – February 27, 28 and March 1, 2015

painting of horses

This weekend at the Tradex in Abbotsford, awesome jeweller Leslie Van Gils and myself are sharing booth 527.  Leslie does fine jewelry:  custom jewellery design, redesigning old jewellery, and a complete selection of gemstones and jewelry repairs.  Her contact number is:  604-613-6360.

I will be showing a selection of animal paintings (Burrowing Owl, The Herd, Babe the French Bulldog), animal-imaged Purses (including horses, dogs and birds) and a variety of coasters featuring beloved pet images.  This event runs for three days so come on out and see Leslie and myself at booth 527 – enter to win fabulous prizes!

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And, check out my new postcard, designed by the awesome Max Weder:

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Available free of charge in my gallery at 990 Chaster Road, Gibsons, B.C., V0N 1V4 and at the Pet Expo in Abbotsford February 27, 28 and March 1, 2015!

 

 

Deck the Walls! Baseball Themed Christmas Wreath!!!

Deck The Halls Christmas Arts & Crafts Fair

Presented by the Sunshine Coast Arts Council, at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre (corner of Medusa & Trail Streets, Sechelt).    www.scartscouncil.com

Come and enjoy memories of Christmas Craft Fairs gone by…Friday, November 28 – Opening Night Reception and Early Bird Shopping; 6–9pm Saturday/Sunday November 29 & 30, 10am–4pm.

“I’ll Be Home For Christmas” was made especially for all you baseball fans and will be for sale at the silent auction.

"I’ll Be Home for Christmas!” – Christmas Wreath made and donated by Jennifer Ettinger (www.ettinger.ca).  Made with “what’s inside a baseball” - wool yarn, leather, cotton threads, very small hand-made bat by Ettinger,  store-bought ornaments and ribbons, grapevine.

“I’ll Be Home for Christmas!” – Christmas Wreath made and donated by Jennifer Ettinger (www.ettinger.ca). Made with “what’s inside a baseball” – wool yarn, leather, cotton threads, very small hand-made bat by Ettinger, store-bought ornaments and ribbons, grapevine from Ettinger’s backyard.