Artist Abroad

Urban Mixed Media Art by Denise Buisman Pilger

2015

"What's Love got to do with it?"

ARTiculation 2015, a celebration of word and image in art.

Montreal, February 13, 2015.  On Friday February 13th Viva Vida Art Gallery will start off their 2015 exhibition season with their 3rd annual celebration of word and image in art- an evening filled with music, poetry, and art, ARTiculation! The event, that is apropriately themed "What's Love got to do with it?", will start at 7pm, a variety of poetry readings will start at 8pm and we will close the evening with some live music. The exhibit will run for two weeks so if you can’t join us for opening night there will be plenty of time to check out the exhibition afterwards. This event is free and open to the public so bring your friends, family, neighbors, that guy that was sitting next to you on the bus the other day. Invite everyone and come by to check out 'What's Love got to do with it?', celebrate the start of the exhibition season at Viva Vida Art Gallery and enjoy an evening of love, awesome art, music and poetry! Pictures >>

ARTiculation 2015 at Viva Vida Art Gallery

278-2 Lakeshore Drive, Pointe-Claire

February 13 , 2015 - February 28, 2015

Vernissage: February 13, 2015 - 7pm - 11pm

"What's Love got to do with it?"

ARTiculation 2015, a celebration of word and image in art.

Montreal, February 13, 2015.  On Friday February 13th Viva Vida Art Gallery will start off their 2015 exhibition season with their 3rd annual celebration of word and image in art- an evening filled with music, poetry, and art, ARTiculation! The event, that is apropriately themed "What's Love got to do with it?", will start at 7pm, a variety of poetry readings will start at 8pm and we will close the evening with some live music. The exhibit will run for two weeks so if you can’t join us for opening night there will be plenty of time to check out the exhibition afterwards. This event is free and open to the public so bring your friends, family, neighbors, that guy that was sitting next to you on the bus the other day. Invite everyone and come by to check out 'What's Love got to do with it?', celebrate the start of the exhibition season at Viva Vida Art Gallery and enjoy an evening of love, awesome art, music and poetry! Pictures >>

ARTiculation 2015 at Viva Vida Art Gallery

278-2 Lakeshore Drive, Pointe-Claire

February 13 , 2015 - February 28, 2015

Vernissage: February 13, 2015 - 7pm - 11pm

"What's Love got to do with it?"

ARTiculation 2015, a celebration of word and image in art.

Montreal, February 13, 2015.  On Friday February 13th Viva Vida Art Gallery will start off their 2015 exhibition season with their 3rd annual celebration of word and image in art- an evening filled with music, poetry, and art, ARTiculation! The event, that is apropriately themed "What's Love got to do with it?", will start at 7pm, a variety of poetry readings will start at 8pm and we will close the evening with some live music. The exhibit will run for two weeks so if you can’t join us for opening night there will be plenty of time to check out the exhibition afterwards. This event is free and open to the public so bring your friends, family, neighbors, that guy that was sitting next to you on the bus the other day. Invite everyone and come by to check out 'What's Love got to do with it?', celebrate the start of the exhibition season at Viva Vida Art Gallery and enjoy an evening of love, awesome art, music and poetry! Pictures >>

ARTiculation 2015 at Viva Vida Art Gallery

278-2 Lakeshore Drive, Pointe-Claire

February 13 , 2015 - February 28, 2015

Vernissage: February 13, 2015 - 7pm - 11pm

"What's Love got to do with it?"

ARTiculation 2015, a celebration of word and image in art.

Montreal, February 13, 2015.  On Friday February 13th Viva Vida Art Gallery will start off their 2015 exhibition season with their 3rd annual celebration of word and image in art- an evening filled with music, poetry, and art, ARTiculation! The event, that is apropriately themed "What's Love got to do with it?", will start at 7pm, a variety of poetry readings will start at 8pm and we will close the evening with some live music. The exhibit will run for two weeks so if you can’t join us for opening night there will be plenty of time to check out the exhibition afterwards. This event is free and open to the public so bring your friends, family, neighbors, that guy that was sitting next to you on the bus the other day. Invite everyone and come by to check out 'What's Love got to do with it?', celebrate the start of the exhibition season at Viva Vida Art Gallery and enjoy an evening of love, awesome art, music and poetry! Pictures >>

ARTiculation 2015 at Viva Vida Art Gallery

278-2 Lakeshore Drive, Pointe-Claire

February 13 , 2015 - February 28, 2015

Vernissage: February 13, 2015 - 7pm - 11pm

"What's Love got to do with it?"

ARTiculation 2015, a celebration of word and image in art.

Montreal, February 13, 2015.  On Friday February 13th Viva Vida Art Gallery will start off their 2015 exhibition season with their 3rd annual celebration of word and image in art- an evening filled with music, poetry, and art, ARTiculation! The event, that is apropriately themed "What's Love got to do with it?", will start at 7pm, a variety of poetry readings will start at 8pm and we will close the evening with some live music. The exhibit will run for two weeks so if you can’t join us for opening night there will be plenty of time to check out the exhibition afterwards. This event is free and open to the public so bring your friends, family, neighbors, that guy that was sitting next to you on the bus the other day. Invite everyone and come by to check out 'What's Love got to do with it?', celebrate the start of the exhibition season at Viva Vida Art Gallery and enjoy an evening of love, awesome art, music and poetry! Pictures >>

ARTiculation 2015 at Viva Vida Art Gallery

278-2 Lakeshore Drive, Pointe-Claire

February 13 , 2015 - February 28, 2015

Vernissage: February 13, 2015 - 7pm - 11pm

"What's Love got to do with it?"

ARTiculation 2015, a celebration of word and image in art.

Montreal, February 13, 2015.  On Friday February 13th Viva Vida Art Gallery will start off their 2015 exhibition season with their 3rd annual celebration of word and image in art- an evening filled with music, poetry, and art, ARTiculation! The event, that is apropriately themed "What's Love got to do with it?", will start at 7pm, a variety of poetry readings will start at 8pm and we will close the evening with some live music. The exhibit will run for two weeks so if you can’t join us for opening night there will be plenty of time to check out the exhibition afterwards. This event is free and open to the public so bring your friends, family, neighbors, that guy that was sitting next to you on the bus the other day. Invite everyone and come by to check out 'What's Love got to do with it?', celebrate the start of the exhibition season at Viva Vida Art Gallery and enjoy an evening of love, awesome art, music and poetry! Pictures >>

ARTiculation 2015 at Viva Vida Art Gallery

278-2 Lakeshore Drive, Pointe-Claire

February 13 , 2015 - February 28, 2015

Vernissage: February 13, 2015 - 7pm - 11pm

Whats love got to do with it art show invite

"What's Love got to do with it?"

ARTiculation 2015, a celebration of word and image in art.

Montreal, February 13, 2015.  On Friday February 13th Viva Vida Art Gallery will start off their 2015 exhibition season with their 3rd annual celebration of word and image in art- an evening filled with music, poetry, and art, ARTiculation! The event, that is apropriately themed "What's Love got to do with it?", will start at 7pm, a variety of poetry readings will start at 8pm and we will close the evening with some live music. The exhibit will run for two weeks so if you can’t join us for opening night there will be plenty of time to check out the exhibition afterwards. This event is free and open to the public so bring your friends, family, neighbors, that guy that was sitting next to you on the bus the other day. Invite everyone and come by to check out 'What's Love got to do with it?', celebrate the start of the exhibition season at Viva Vida Art Gallery and enjoy an evening of love, awesome art, music and poetry! Pictures >>

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ARTiculation 2015 at Viva Vida Art Gallery

278-2 Lakeshore Drive, Pointe-Claire

February 13 , 2015 - February 28, 2015

Vernissage: February 13, 2015 - 7pm - 11pm

"LP Tango Project" a Live Music, Live Painting event plus  Art exhibition.

Old Mission Brewery Benefit and Artist Collective.

Montreal, March 9, 2015.  The LP Tango Project combines live music with live painting. Park’s new world music group features Canada’s musical laureates: on trumpet Ron Di Lauro, faculty of University of Montreal and McGill University; on Stand Up Bass Solon McDade, of the Juno award winning group the McDades; on Baby Grand Piano,rising star artist, Mcgill Music Alumni Andrew Boudreau; on percussion, internationally renowned Mark Wheaton on percussion; national award winning violinist, Lee Park.


LP Tango Project combines elements of new tango music with traditional and contemporary painting with esteemed artists, Kevin Jenne and Alex Produkt. LP Tango Project Art Exhibit features Montreal's benchmark artists, Denise Buisman Pilger and Pazit Perez. Talents Karina Max-Brown, pop artist; Geena Glowicki, sketch artist, present favorite pieces. Arielle de Pinto, jewellery designer features her prized items at this exciting, vibrant, community event.


LP Tango Project takes place Saturday, March 14th,

with two shows at 3pm and 8pm on level two at

Sofitel Hotel’s Monet-Chagall Salon, 2nd floor

1155 Sherbrooke Street West H3A 2N3

Tickets: tickets at www.leepark.ca 514 746 4673


50% of ticket profits goes towards OLD MISSION BREWERY.

First 60 to arrive get free sangria.

Hors D’oeuvres included.


“Soul, Spirit, Spice” Halifax Press

“Exotic & Electrifying” ~ Chronicle Herald.


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LP Tango invite
Love Art Toronto

Viva Vida Art Gallery returns to Toronto for 'Love Art 2015'!

Montréal, April 13, 2015. From April 17-19  Viva Vida Art Gallery will return to the Direct Energy Center in Toronto for Love Art 2015, presenting works by Denise Buisman Pilger, David Kelavey, Martine Legrand, Gordon Pym and Bev Wight.


This awesome art event offers the opportunity to discovering incredible new artists, thousands of contemporary artworks, experiencing hands-on workshops, talks, and conversations with fellow art lovers. With over 45 galleries showcasing a fantastic array of affordable art, all priced between $100-$10,000, this spring edition is expected to be better than ever!

E-mail us at info@vivavidaartgallery.com for complimentary passes to this art fair. Numbers are limited. Pictures >>


Hours

Private View Thursday, April 16 7pm – 10pm

Friday, April 17 12pm – 7pm

Art after Dark, Friday April 17 7pm - 10pm

Saturday, April 18 11am – 7pm

Sunday, April 19 11am – 6pm


Admission


General admission                      

Online: $10/day  -  At the door: $12/day


Students/Seniors                

At the door $10/day*


Under 16

Free 


*Valid ID required


Private View

Be the first to view the artwork, enjoy a drink by Gentleman Jack and experience a live performance by Opera Atelier.


Online: $45 per person/$80 for two  -  At the door: $50 per person


Art After Dark

A late night art party for young collectors and the cultural taste-makers of tomorrow. Mingle, have a cocktail by Woodford Reserve, and enjoy!


Online: $30 per person/$50 for two  -  At the door: $35 per person

Viva Vida Art Gallery

278-2 Lakeshore Drive, Pointe-Claire

love art logo

Love Art

Heritage Court Direct Energy Centre

100 Princes’ Boulevard, Exhibition Place, Toronto

http://www.loveartfair.com/toronto/

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Viewfinder gallery solo exhibition invite

The New Art Festival - Ottawa - June 20 & 21, 2015

Montreal, June 8, 2015.  On June 20th and 21st 2015 Denise Buisman Pilger will be exhibiting her work at The New Art Festival in Ottawa. The festival will be held in Central Park, The Glebe from 10am - 5pm on both days, you can find Denise in booth 32 (see map). The festival will be free to attend, no tickets are required.


The New Art Festival (TNAF) is Ottawa's largest non-commercial outdoor art festival. Featuring nearly 200 visual artists working in a wide range of styles and media, this annual event draws thousands of visitors and participants from across Canada and around the world. 


TNAF is a non-commercial event. They do not include any mass-produced goods, nor do they have any representation from large chains or corporations. We are a low carbon footprint event and feature food providers from the community. 


All of the artwork and food at TNAF are the direct result of the artists and artisans who are featured at our festival. The organizers do not take any percentage of the artists’ sales.


Originally conceived by Bhat Boy as an event to provide opportunities for up and coming artists, this important festival is truly unique. To honour our art community and all its hard-working artists and craftspeople, the event is juried. 


The Art in the Park Festival Community is a registered Ontario not-for-profit corporation, run for artists by artists. |  Pictures >>

View the everyday urban landscape through the eyes of an artist.

Visual artist Denise Buisman Pilger exhibits new works at Viva Vida Art Gallery

Montréal, April 28, 2015. Montréal based Dutch artist Denise Buisman Pilger offers a unique view of the mundane urban landscape in 'Viewfinder', a 2 week solo exhibition at Viva Vida Art Gallery (278-2 Lakeshore Road, Pointe Claire.) This exhibition features the artists' most recent works, in which she explores forgotten and ignored urban elements combined with extraordinary sprawling cityscapes.  The exhibition runs from May 29 to June 11, with a vernissage on Friday, May 29, 7pm – 10pm.


As a frequent traveler, Denise Buisman Pilger, continues to be inspired by the urban landscape and, in particular, the small everyday items that that we pass by everyday without noticing. “I am fascinated by things like fire hydrants and pay phones, we pass them every day on the street but we never really take the time to 'look' at them, I like to take those 'forgotten' items and put them center stage” says the artist about her most recent body of work.


“We so often complain about our cities being old and dirty and we forget about the beauty that can be found there. 'Viewfinder' will give people the opportunity to see the city through my eyes, there will be forgotten relics of the old days, silent heroes and elaborate cityscapes all telling a story.”


Born and raised in the Netherlands, Denise has a Bachelors Degree in Illustration from the Willem de Kooning Academy of Arts in -Rotterdam. Exhibiting and selling her work prolifically in North America and Europe, she has proudly exhibited her work at the 2011 Salon de la Société nationale des beaux-arts at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris, the Ward-Nasse Gallery in Soho, New York City and Love Art Toronto.


Having spent most of her time in the studio these past two years, the artist is looking forward to finally sharing the views she has found there. The public is invited to come explore sprawling cityscapes and forgotten urban elements at Viva Vida Art Gallery, where some new views are waiting to be found. Pictures >>


VIEWFINDER

Viva Vida Art Gallery  278-2 Lakeshore Road, Pointe-Claire, Quebec.

May 29 – June 11, 2015

Monday: by appointment only | Tuesday to Thursday: 10am - 5pm | Friday: 10am – 8pm

Saturday: 10am – 5pm | Sunday: 12 - 5pm (open to the public)

Vernissage: May 29, 2015: 7pm - 10pm  (open to the public)



Viva Vida Art Gallery

278-2 Lakeshore Drive, Pointe-Claire

The New Art Festival 2015 invite
The New Art Festival 2015 map

The New Art Festival (TNAF)

June 20 - 21, 2015

10 am - 5pm

Booth #32

newartfestival.ca

Montreal, June 26, 2015.  From July 1st to 4th 2015 Denise Buisman Pilger will be exhibiting her work at Artfest Kingston. The festival will be held in City Park from 10am to 6pm daily, you can find Denise at booth Orange 58 (see map). The festival will be free to attend, no tickets are required.


Located in the beautiful City Park, Kingston. 150 Artists and Artisans from across Ontario and Quebec are in Kingston for FOUR days from Canada Day~ Wednesday July 1st to Saturday July 4th. Walk the shady paths throughout the park. Enjoy outstanding pottery, glass, wood, jewellery, gourmet food, live music, art workshops and live outdoor theatre. New this year: The Easel Invasion, Family Picnic Table Project and Picnic Day, the Sculpture Forest, ParticiPAiNT, Poets @ Artfest and more! |  Pictures >>

Artfest Kingston poster
artfest kingston map

Queen West Art Crawl - September 12-13 2015

Montreal, August 17, 2015.  On September 12-13 Denise Buisman Pilger will be in Toronto to participate in the Queen West Art Crawl, an art festival that celebrates the art, culture, and diversity of Toronto’s Queen West. This awesome art festival will be held at the Trinity Bellwoods park where you can find me in booth F12  from 11am-6pm on both days.


The art crawl includes a performance zone with five featured bands and artists such as Samba Elegua and the Spirit of Calypso. The works of 200 established artists and includes paintings, jewelry, pottery, and woodwork are on display for lovers of the arts. OCAD has an emerging artists exhibition and The Crawl along Queen St. West portion of the celebration includes 10 participating venues such as CAMH, The Drake Hotel, and The Toronto Blues Society. The Craft Beer Garden has six locally produced beers and one cider. For food there are food trucks with foods including everything from Mexican-inspired to hot dogs.


On Sunday August 16th the Queen West Art Crawl posted an article about Denise Buisman Pilger and her art on their blog. This is a little snippet:


What and who has inspired your art work?

My art work is inspired by my frequent travels, living abroad drastically changes your view on the world. When you move to another country you take away everything that is familiar and little everyday details that are different really jump out at you. I’ve now been away from my home country long enough that I’m almost able to experience it in that way as well, which is going to make for an interesting project in the future.


I’m particularly interested in the urban landscape, my art is a way to explore and make sense of my environment. I’m a horrible person to travel with, because I’m always lagging behind taking pictures of seemingly everyday items. I love little urban icons like fire hydrants, I mean, have you ever really looked at them? They come in such a wide variety of shapes and colors, there must be somebody out there who designs these things and makes them look cool, I don’t know who it is but he’s my hero!


To read the full article click here

You can also vote for Denise Buisman Pilger's work to become best in show by clicking here.  |   Pictures >>

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Queen West Art Crawl 2015 invite
QWAC 2015 Map

I'm going to be in booth F12! Come say hi!

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Fleck Fine Art Catalogue Fall/Winter 2015

Montreal, August 31, 2015.  I am happy to announce that my work is part of this year's Fleck Fine Art fall/winter catalogue in the independant artists section. The Fleck Fine Art Catalogue offers a selection of artists represented by the Elaine Fleck Gallery in Toronto as well as a carefully curated selection of independant artists. This is the 7th year (13th issue) of this collectable fine art catalogue and artists featured in the magazine wil also be part of a two week group exhibition during this years Nuit Blanche, more information about this later. To download the full magazine please click here.

Fleck fine art catalogue fall-winter 2015
Fleck fine art catalogue fall-winter 2015 page 25

Elaine Fleck Gallery

888 Queen Street West, Toronto ON

www.elainefleckgallery.com

The Elaine Fleck Gallery Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Group Show

Montreal, September 8, 2015.  The Elaine Fleck Gallery will present artworks from this years' Fleck Fine Art Catalogue fall/winter edition in a group exhibition, opening on October 3rd with a vernissage from 7pm - midnight. The Elaine Fleck Gallery is located on 888 Queen West in Toronto.


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Elaine Fleck Gallery

888 Queen Street West, Toronto ON

www.elainefleckgallery.com

Elaine Fleck Gallery Nuit Blanche Group show invitation