Thursday, January 21, 2016

Endings are New Beginnings, by Kim Blair

'Formative to Informative'
Taking down my Exhibition

Today I took down my exhibition, 'Formative to Informative' after being on display for two months at the Faculty of Extension Gallery at the University of Alberta.  Packing up my art was definitely a bitter sweet experience with lots of reminiscing about the artistic process that led to the creation of this body of work.  The pieces that sold are now in the hands of the collectors while the rest of the work is safely stored in my studio.

My thoughts have moved on to creating new work for my next show, which makes me a firm believer that endings are new beginnings...

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Exhibition Celebrations, by Kim Blair

Kim & Ferdinand
(Opening Night Celebrations)

Thank you to everyone who attended the opening celebrations of my solo graduation exhibition on December 4, 2015.  Good friends, good food and lots of laughs... who could ask for more?

To peruse some candid photos of the evening click here.

To read my artist statement for this grad show click here.

To view all of the 38 paintings in the show click here.

The show has been extended by the University, it will stay up until January 6, 2016. 
* If you didn't get a chance to drop by for the opening and want to experience the art in person the gallery space is open: 7:00 am to 11:00 pm every day. 

U of A Faculty of Extension
Extension Gallery
 (Main Floor Atrium)
Enterprise Square
10230 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta

Monday, November 30, 2015

'Living Large,' A Preview of my upcoming exhibition, by Kim Blair

'Living Large'

*This photo was taken before it was floated on a white mat and framed... you will see the framed piece at the show.

With only a few days to go before Friday, December 4 and the opening reception for my solo grad show... I thought it might be fun to give you a preview of just one of the over 30 paintings in the exhibition.

(*Don't be fooled into thinking the show is all about sunflowers... because it isn't!)

See you on Friday... 

Opening Reception
Friday, December 4, 2015
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

U of A Faculty of Extension
Extension Gallery
 (Main Floor Atrium)
Enterprise Square
10230 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta

Exhibition runs from November 27 to December 17, 2015
Enterprise Square Gallery hours are the same as the building hours:
*7:00 am to 11:00 pm

Thursday, November 12, 2015

You are invited to my 'Solo Graduation Exhibition', by Kim Blair

Formative to Informative

Graduate Exhibition
By Kim Blair

Opening Reception
Friday, December 4, 2015
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Exhibition runs from November 27 to December 17, 2015

U of A Faculty of Extension
Extension Gallery
 (Main Floor Atrium)
Enterprise Square
10230 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta

Five years of art classes has culminated in my graduation exhibition at the University of Alberta's Faculty of Extension Gallery in downtown Edmonton.  Please set aside the opening date of December 4, 2015 to drop by the Extension Gallery between 6:00 and 9:00 p.m. to view my expressionistic body of work, created specifically for this exhibition.

I look forward to catching up with you at the opening celebration for my solo exhibition.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

'Online Studio Sale' ... only 3 weeks remaining, Kim Blair

 Online Studio Sale

to see more art work
 in my online studio sale... only 3 weeks left to take advantage of 50% off on a variety of artwork.

Head over to my website,, under the heading 'all available paintings for sale' to view all the artwork available in my Online Studio Sale.  

*The prices will be 50% off the marked price.

For example, if a piece is marked $200.00, the sale price will be $100.00.
I will send you a paypal request/invoice for the sale price, (plus S&H if applicable.)  

*(Of course you are welcome to make an appointment to come by my studio to pickup your pieces.)

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Online Studio Sale... 50 % off for one month only, by Kim Blair

 Highland Sun, 16x20, sold
Golden Star, 20x16
 Orange Ice, 11x14, sold
Mayan Gold, 9x12

It's time for an online studio sale! 

Here are just a few of the many paintings being offered at:
 50% off the regular price... for one month only!

Sale starts October 22, 2015 and ends at Midnight November 22, 2015.

Click here to go to my website ( to look under the heading 'all the available paintings for sale'... there are quite a few to choose from... the sale also includes pen and ink work.

*The Sale is 50% off the prices marked on my website:  For example a painting marked $360.00 is now $180.00... during the sale.

Email me which pieces you would like to purchase and I will send you a 'paypal request/invoice for the sale price plus any applicable S&H.  If you are able to come by my studio to pickup your purchases you will save the S&H cost.

Once you have paid for your order in full, I will mark the item(s) sold and either hold them for you to pickup or mail them to you asap... just in time for for the holidays!

Shipping and Handling Information:
S&H will be extra, and usually runs approximately $15.00 for smaller paintings... up to approximately $25.00 for larger painting, within Canada. 

 *(Shipping to the USA usually runs a bit more)

If you purchase more than one painting and they are going to the same address I can box them together making S&H less per shipment than if they are sent as separate orders.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Have you had a Rorschach today... Snippets by Kim Blair


(closeup sections from larger work on paper)

  The Rorschach was a psychological test developed in 1921 where the participants were shown a set of ten ink blot cards and asked to describe what they thought each looked like.

Instead of ten, I am offering two snippet/closeup sections taken from the same larger mixed media work on paper... what do you see?

Be creative.... there are no wrong answers.

(The larger work will be revealed at my exhibition in 2 months.)