Archive for January, 2012

Artistic World Record Attempt on the News!

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

I was on CHBC News tonight!

It was very exciting to be called by the Kelowna Art Gallery today to be told that Barry McDivitt from CHBC News wanted to interview me. This is so funny since I just wrote my first ever press release last night but I hadn’t even sent it out yet. It feels like it’s right out of the movie The Secret.

After playing phone tag I finally got to talk to Barry and he asked me if they could do an interview this afternoon. I said I would meet him in an hour at my art studio. I was on my way home from getting groceries so when I got home I had 15 minutes to put all the groceries away, change my clothes, do my hair, put on some makeup, grab my 4×6 paintings and head out the door to my art studio. I made it at 3pm on the dot.

Barry and Jim from CHBC were in and out in less than 15 minutes. They did everything in one take. Then they headed back to their studio to edit the clip in time for the 5:00 news. True professionals. It was very exciting. I hope that little clip will help inspire others to participate in this community art project!

The video seems to have been taken down, but here’s a link to the article: Landscapes May Cover Record.

I’m not crazy about how they preface the story by saying that it doesn’t matter how ‘bad’ of an artist you are, you can now have your art displayed at the Kelowna Art Gallery. But if that’s what it took to encourage so many people to participate then I guess it’s okay. I just think that every one of those paintings which were submitted were very special in their own way.

Be part of a Record Attempt!

Monday, January 16th, 2012

Come to the Peachland Public Library to participate in an exciting World Record attempt!

The Kelowna Art Gallery is attempting to create a new world record for the most 4″x6″ original landscapes in one place.

On Saturday, January 21st from 10am-11am, I will be at the Okanagan Regional District Peachland Branch Library to facilitate an art session.

Bring your own art supplies if you have them, however there will be paper and art supplies free of charge for you to use. All you have to do is come! It’s a free event where you can get inspired to paint or draw your 4×6 entries.

If you‘d like to create some entries at home ahead of time, bring them in and I will deliver them to the Kelowna Art Gallery for you!

You don’t have to be an artist to participate! The only “rule” is that the artworks have to be 4”x6” Okanagan inspired landscapes on paper. Your entry can be created with pencil, charcoal, crayon, felt, pencil crayon, paint, or collage!

Please note that the Kelowna Art Gallery will not be returning artwork. More details about this world record attempt can be found on the Kelowna Art Gallery website:

Here are some entries that the Kelowna Art Gallery has received:
Kelowna Art Gallery World Record Attempt Entries

Here are some of the paintings I’m going to donate:
Kendra Dixson Record Attempt Entries

My goal is to donate over 100 paitings:
Kendra Dixson 100 entries for Record Attempt

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Picture Perfect Window!

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

Picture Perfect KendraArt Window Display featuring Kendra Dixson's watercolours

For the month of January my artwork is featured at Picture Perfect at 339 Bernard Avenue in Kelowna, BC. I’m excited because I have a whole WINDOW to myself! On display are some originals, prints and art cards. There are more in the back too so if you go by be sure to ask to see the rest of my work. Thanks for stopping by!

Feature Artist Kendra Dixson (Kendra Smith)

Picture Perfect
339 Bernard Avenue
Kelowa, BC
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