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About the Organizers

Victoria Walker

Victoria is a stained-glass artisan, forging her craft in jewelry, sun catchers and windows. Her rich artistic talents extend to painting, wood carving and commercial illustration.  Victoria operates “On Demand Creations”, which can be found in the Historic Saint John City Market.

Stephen Chase

Stephen is a former Deputy Mayor of Saint John and an art, cultural and heritage advocate. His passion of writing is eclectic including published poetry, political essays and he has written many short stories capturing the human condition with several honorable mentions in the Alfred Hitchcock’s MysteryMagizine .  He has directed and produced a television series and organized Saint John’s first Arts Summit.

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Drum Roll Please ….

We are pleased to announce the Windowscapes project has raised $11,400.

Windows removed from the historic Saint John City Market restoration were repurposed into fabulous art pieces by a talented group of Saint John artists.

These works of art were auctioned off to raise funds for Pro Kids – a charity that provides positive recreational activities for Saint John area children.

The amount raised will support about 30 children!

We wish to thank the artists who generously donated their talent for this project and to those that submitted bids!

We also wish to thank Andrew, Kelly and Larry at the Saint John Arts Centre for their support; Joe Barry and Local 18; the vendors at Saint John City Market for their donations of tasty food for the Grand Showcase; Carl MacKinnon Photography; Sandy MacKay for transportation; Eclipse Construction Services Limited for their assistance in acquiring the windows; Maureen Hayes for Consultation, David Kirkpatrick and staff at the Saint John City Market; Mario Brideau and Citadel Gallery for appraisals; Brad Adams, Manager of Pro Kids; special thanks to Mayor Don Darling for his tireless promotion and hosting the Grand Showcase!

Victoria Walker and Stephen Chase

Co-organizers

Information on Payment of Your Windowscapes Acquisition

Payments for your Windowscapes acquisition can be made by:

  • Cash or Cheque payments can be made at: 171 Adelaide Street C/O PRO Kids Window-Scapes
  •  Credit Card payments can be made over the phone to the PRO Kids office @ (506)642-PLAY (7529)

Reminder:

Bidding closes at 9 pm this evening (Atlantic) Tuesday September 4th

All proceeds go to Pro-Kids

Artists have donated their time and talent to this project.

Project expenses have been sponsered by On Demand Creations (Victoria Walker) and the Stephen Chase Professional Corporation

 

Market Scenes

Below are a few absolutely delightful paintings of the Saint John City Market …..

Windowscapes was created from the windows salvaged from the recently renovated historic Saint John City Market. These windows were created into art pieces through the generously donated talent of local artists – many known nationally and internationally.
The windows are being auctioned to raise money for Pro-Kids – a local charity that provides positive recreation activities for children who otherwise would not be able to participate.
The auction ends tomorrow evening – Tuesday September 4th at 9 pm (Atlantic).
You can see all the windows and current bids here on this website (see blog) or on the Facebook page “windowscapes”.
You can bid by sending an email to windowscapesproject.com or on the Facebook page.
All proceeds go to Pro-Kids!
A few of the artists painted actual market scenes – please enjoy ….

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Artist: Marianne Beckwith

50 ” x 40″

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Artists: A collabration between Tyson Ardo and Nate Guimond

50″ x 40″

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Artist: Pamela Marie Pierce

37″ x 47″

 

 

 

The Night of the Grand Showcase

The Grand Showcase, hosted by Mayor Don Darling, on the warm evening of August 30th brought out a large crowd of art and community supporters to enjoy the windowscapes creations of the many very local talented artists.

Bidding on these wonderful pieces of art will continue until 9 pm September 4th, 2018.

You can submit a bid by sending an email to windowscapesproject@gmail.com

All proceeds go to the charity Pro Kids.

Thank you for your support!

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Event organizers (left to right) Victoria Walker and Stephen Chase with Pro Kids Managers Brad Adams

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Mayor Don Darling speaking