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About Polymer Clay

When you think about sculpture you often think of two or three-dimensional forms carved in traditional mediums of stone or wood or cast in metal or plaster. My medium of polymer clay is still considered the new kid on the … Continue reading

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Tax Incentives for Buying Art

I’m sure you’ve walked into an office and seen some beautiful artwork on the walls or sculptures in the lobby. Did you know that if you operate a business in Canada, buying original artwork qualifies as a tax deduction provided … Continue reading

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Art Night!

What better way to spend a cold winter night than with a group of friends, a bottle or two of wine, some munchies and a fun art project to stir up the creative juices. People have been rediscovering the pleasure … Continue reading

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Santa Claus is Coming to Town!

If it’s not Santa Claus then it’s St. Nicholas, Besnickel, Juoulupukki or Jultomten. Every Christian country has their own version of Jolly Old St. Nick, from the kind and loving old elf to the more sinister Knetch Ruprecht from the … Continue reading

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A Political Portrait

Political scandals, debates and elections have been in the news for months, both in Canada and in the US. But for Canadians, this week marks a history making moment with a new government, and a young new prime minister, who … Continue reading

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Discover Your Creative Side

Every November, I offer a series of sculpting workshops. There’s a great satisfaction in teaching people how to make something new, but even better is watching people rediscover their artistic side and reap the benefits that stoking your creativity brings. Picasso once said, “Every … Continue reading

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Creative Inspiration or Daily Routine?

One of the questions I get asked often is “where does my inspiration come from?” Most people think it’s some kind of divine part of my artistic gift that makes wonderful ideas appear like spiritual apparitions. That couldn’t be further … Continue reading

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Arts Accolade Interview

Interview with an artist: Maria Saracino http://artsaccolade.ca/2015/07/15/interview-with-an-artist-maria-saracino/ Category: featured Post | article en vedette latest news | dernières nouvelles uncategorized | non classé Written by L’équipe Accolade Team / July 16, 2015 Canadiana on exhibit  at the AOE Gallery: July … Continue reading

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CANADIANA EXHIBIT 2015

What comes to mind when you think “CANADIANA”? The great outdoors? . . . Maple trees and sugar bushes? . . . Hockey? . . . First Nations? . . . Our flag? . . . That’s the question I … Continue reading

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CANADIANA

In a few weeks I’ll be setting up for a month long exhibit at the AOE Arts Council gallery in the Shenkman Arts Centre. The theme of the exhibit is “Canadiana”, a look at Canadian life and culture. While planning … Continue reading

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