Thursday, October 27, 2011

the art enthusiast, nov/dec 2011

That fall is here and in full and glorious colour is amazing to me. Where has this year gone? I hope you've all had a wonderful year so far - now that the holidays are approaching there are a lot of events to attend and I have some of those, as well as some fun painting parties coming up. My classes at Bellevue Art & Frame and my Colour Workshop were a big hit. I'll be coming up with another Workshop in January so I'll let you know more details about soon. In the meantime...


Painting Parties with Corks & Canvases (visit to sign up for a class online, spaces are limited and we regularly sell out!):
Nov 1st: 6:30-8:30pm: Vovina Martini Bar, Kirkland, "Fall Aspens"
Nov 9th: 6:30-8:30pm: Urban Enoteca, Seattle, "Red Barn"
Nov 10th: 6:30-8:30pm: Apex Cellars at Alder Ridge, Woodinville, "Lily"
Nov 16th: 5-7pm: Private Corporate Event at Salish Lodge
Dec 1st: 6:30-8:30pm: Apex Cellars at Alder Ridge, Woodinville, "Birds & Berries"
Dec 6th: 6:30-8:30pm: Vovina Martini Bar, Kirkland, "Poinsettia"
Dec 7th: 6:30-8:30pm: J Bookwalter, Woodinville, "Red Tree"
Dec 8th: 6:30-8:30pm: Matthews Cellars, Woodinville, "Moonlit Winter"
Dec 14th: 6:30-8:30pm: Urban Enoteca, Seattle, "Red Barn in Snow"

The Art Workshop

Ongoing after-school classes at Everett's Penny Creek and View Ridge Elementaries!


C'est La Vie, 320 5th Ave S, Edmonds:
Nov 17th: Artwalk
Nov 19th: TOMS event! Yes, that's right - I'll be painting some shoes for this event :) I will have more details soon!

Parklane Gallery, Kirkland:
Nov 8-Dec 6th: Block Party!. A full host of 12x12-inch creations will plaster the walls. Contributions by myself and many other local artists will be for sale, they are perfect holiday gifts!

Starbucks, 4028 196th Street SW, Lynnwood:

Always something to see on the walls while you're sipping your gingerbread latte!

Wellspring Family Services, 1900 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle:
I've resigned a contract to extend the life of this show :) The work displayed throughout the building will be up through February!


Friday, September 16, 2011

edmonds art studio tour

September 17 and 18th I will be participating in the Edmonds Art Studio Tour 2011! Please come by and visit, I'll be in Barbara Wyatt's gorgeous ceramics studio with greeting cards, various prints, and original artwork. We'll be there all weekend to chat with fellow art enthusiasts!

Here are the details:
10am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday
17627 Talbot Road, Edmonds, WA
(#6 on the tour, park along the street and walk up the driveway - the studio is over the garage behind the house!)

newsletter, fall 2011

Happy Fall everyone!

I have a lot going on this fall, so I'm going to make it short! There are a lot of classes for everyone: whether you've never picked up a brush in your life or painted since you were three!! Plus there are some great events that I'll be participating in that I'm really excited about. I hope you'll join me for one or all of them!


Beginner and up: (motivated teen through adult, call first if bringing minors)
Corks & Canvas' Wine & Paint Parties!
These are a blast, so fun. If you want a fun date night or a girl's night out, you have to try these events. $45 includes all supplies and a glass of wine. See
9/13: 6:30-8:30pm, Vovina Martini Bar, Kirkland; Pears
9/14: 6:30-8:30pm, Urban Enoteca, Seattle; Fall Vineyard
9/15: 6:30-8:30pm, Matthews Estate, Woodinville; Koi Pond
9/21: 6:30-8:30pm, J Bookwalter, Woodinville; Stormy Sea
9/22: 6:30-8:30pm, Apex, Woodinville, Sunflowers
9/27: 6:30-8:30pm, Brix & Stone, Ephrata; Fall Vines
9/28: 6:30-8:30pm, Bookwalter Winery, Richland; Grapevines
10/4: 6:30-8:30pm, Vovina Martini Bar, Kirkland; Royal Crown
10/6: 6:30-8:30pm, Apex, Woodinville; Fall Tree
10/26: 6:30-8:30pm, J Bookwalter, Woodinville; Fall Vines
10/27: 6:30-8:30pm, Matthews Estate, Woodinville; Day of the Dead II

Beginner/Novice and up: (adult)
Bellevue Art & Frame 3-week class: Portraiture 101
Thursdays, 10am-12pm, 10/6-10/20. $100 plus supplies. Learn to paint the portraiture, starting with drawing the first week, painting in black and white for value experience the second week, and a full colour portrait the final week. See

Beginner/Novice and up: (motivated teen through adult)
Angela Bandurka Hoskins for The Art Workshop: For the Love of Colour: Using Value and Intensity to Add Depth to your Paintings.
This is for my fellow art enthusiasts who want to be more courageous in their use of colour! This is a one-day, 6-hour workshop taught in Mukilteo at The Art Workshop. $100 plus supplies. The date will be a Saturday in October or November, details to come.


THIS WEEKEND: 9/17 & 9/18: Edmonds Art Studio Tour, I'll be sharing a studio with Barbara Wyatt at 17627 Talbot Road, Edmonds WA. Stop by anytime between 10am-5pm. We'll have some snacks, lots of original art, prints, and cards for sale. Something for every budget and taste. If the weather is nice, I'll even be out in the gardens painting!

Meet the Artist Presentation: University House, Issaquah.
2pm, open to the public. I have a number of pieces in this wonderful mature living space.

Parklane Gallery, 130 Park Lane, Kirkland
Always have at least one or two pieces on display here!

Starbucks, 196th Street, Lynnwood
There is always time for a coffee break, right? Come on in to this location to enjoy some java and see a few pieces.

Wellspring Headquarters, Seattle
I have a number of pieces on display in this gorgeous space on Martin Luther King, Jr. Way. Check out this wonderful organization!!

Alight, I'll send more details on upcoming classes and events, coming soon!

Friday, April 15, 2011

the art enthusiast, mar/apr 2011

Happy "Spring" (those of us in the Pacific Northwest are dubious),

I am really late this month in sending this, so I'm going to go ahead and get May in there as well! I'm also including some of my June dates for Corks & Canvases since I know we're selling out quickly and many of you like to plan ahead. Mother's Day is coming up - one-up your siblings or surprise your wife with the gift of wine and creativity!!

This Sunday I will be painting on-location at Bellevue Art & Frame - please stop by and say hi, and give me a break from the work! A complete painting in 4 hours, between 12-4pm. The final piece will be auctioned off in May with half the proceeds to benefit the Bellevue Schools Foundation. If you've wanted an original piece of art, but haven't wanted to pay the high costs, you MUST check out this event! My painting last year sold for $150!! Amazing cost when you consider that my 16x20" pieces retail for $650!! See their website for more information and directions.

Here is my calendar for the next two months:

Class Schedule:
4/19: Corks & Canvases, 6:30-8:30pm at Vovina Martini Bar in Kirkland: Easter Eggs
4/23: Corks & Canvases Private Event at Matthews Estate
4/27: Corks & Canvases Private Event at Apex at Alder Ridge
5/3: Corks & Canvases 6:30-8:30pm at Vovina Martini Bar in Kirkland: Heart Art
5/5: Corks & Canvases 6:30-8:30pm at Apex at Alder Ridge in Woodinville: Cherry Blossoms
5/11: Corks & Canvases 6:30-8:30pm at Urban Enoteca in Seattle: Gold Pear
5/17: Corks & Canvases 6:30-8:30pm at Vovina Martini Bar in Kirkland: Seattle Skyline *SOLD OUT*
5/18: Corks & Canvases Private Event
5/19: Corks & Canvases Private Event, noon
5/19: Corks & Canvases 6:30-8:30pm at Apex at Alder Ridge in Woodinville: Gold Apple
5/21: Corks & Canvases 2-4pm at Matthews Estate in Woodinville: Gold Apple
6/2: Corks & Canvases 6:30-8:30pm at Apex at Alder Ridge in Woodinville: Rooster
6/4: Corks & Canvases Private Event
6/7: Corks & Canvases 6:30-8:30pm at Vovina Martini Bar in Kirkland: TBD
6/8: Corks & Canvases 6:30-8:30pm at Urban Enoteca in Seattle: TBD
6/23, 6/24: Corks & Canvases Classes in Eastern Washington! Details to come...
**Want to have a Private Event for your group? Call 425-867-9382 and set it up with Corks & Canvases today!

Events Schedule:
4/17: Bellevue Art & Frame Artist-a-Day Event, 12-4pm.
4/21: Live painting demonstration at Maplewood Cooperative Elementary in Edmonds, WA during their Art Show!
4/21: 4-5:30pm, Gala Opening Reception for EAFA's Group Show at The Gardens at Town Square. I won't be able to attend due to the Coop Demo, but please feel free to attend and enjoy wine, coffee and hors d'oeuvres with live music by Richard Dean on the piano!
4/28-5/2: Attending the Portrait Society of America's Annual Conference in Atlanta, GA. I will painting on location and getting lots of great business advice from some of the world's most famous portrait artists!
4/30: Kirkland Art Center Auction: Locavore during the Kirkland Art Studio Tour! I'll be out of town, but I'll have a piece up for grabs so make sure you hit this must-attend event!
5/14: Bellevue Art & Frame Artist-a-Day Auction Event! 6pm
5/15: Parklane Gallery, on location! 3-7pm

  • Every month: See 2-3 works at Parklane Gallery in Kirkland. This coop gallery changes out its work every month so there is always something new to see! May is "Miniatures" month - an incredibly popular mini show with work from around the globe! You won't see anything of mine in that show - I could never work that small :)
  • May-July 2011: Wellspring Family Services in Seattle will play host to 16 of my pieces.
  • April-July 2011: EAFA hosted by The Gardens at Town Square, Bellevue: Group Show.
  • Coming Soon: Wine World, Seattle: Pieces of my children at play series will be displayed.

Other News:
  • I am hard at work on a submission for the poster art of the Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival! Have been taking photos and sketching at different times of day so that I can find the right composition and mood! Wish me luck :)
  • Evening Magazine and their darling host Meeghan Black aired a segment that featured Corks & Canvases (and me as the instructor!) on 4/12!! The video is not yet available online, but I will tape my TV's recording and post to YouTube soon. I'll forward as soon as it's done. This segment really shows how fun it is, and how well everyone does, even though many have never picked up a brush before!
  • This July I will be painting on-location during the weeklong Kittitas County Fresh Air Artists Festival! Come and check it out, visit the many artists who will be painting - see the Art Exhibit of work created during the week on Friday night and just get away from it all!
  • I'll be having a 2-person show in the front window space of the Parklane Gallery this August. Am hard at work figuring out what I'm going to create - stay tuned!!

And, saving the best for last: one of my favourite people on the planet, the brilliant and beautiful Alexa Turner has completed her Senior Project: The Art of Learning about Art. After more than 40 hours of study, learning to draw, and then paint in b&w before I'd even let her use color, she completed a piece that astonished all! Congrats, sweetie! All that hard work really paid off!! Now off to Washington State University for her!!

Until June, keep on creating - or even better, buying!

Whether you're all-a-twitter or booking some face time with your 'puter, you're bound to find me here or there:

Sunday, March 06, 2011

the art enthusiast: march 2011

It's March! Spring should be right around the corner - and I am looking forward to it!

Music has always had a big influence on my work. When I paint to Bach, I find myself getting very nostalgic and even melancholy - my colours are more muted. When I paint to Ray LaMontagne, I find myself slowing down and painting looser. And when I am painting to classic Nirvana I find myself getting into darker subject matter and applying the paint quickly and with more paint on the brush. It really is subconscious. Try creating (whether it's writing, painting, sculpting...) to different music and pay attention to how differently your work turns out! Paint the same subject matter to different music and it becomes even more clear.

Class Schedules:

Corks & Canvases These classes are great for date night or girl's night! Come and paint to music while you enjoy a class of wine. All supplies are covered in the cost - just bring yourself and your friends. Visit their website for more information and to sign up online:
1) March 8, 6:30-8:30pm: VoVina Martini Bar in Kirkland, we'll be painting limes!
2) March 9, 6:30-8:30pm: Urban Enoteca in Seattle where we'll be painting a Raven.
3) March 17 6:30-8:30pm: Apex at Alder Ridge Winery in Woodinville. We'll be creating paintings of Koi in a pond
4) March 22, 6:30-8:30pm: VoVina Martini Bar in Kirkland, this night we'll be doing colourful paintings of poppies!

The Art Workshop Ask your PTA to bring us to your school! Right now I'm teaching at two schools. The classes are 1-hour after school, and each week I will lead the students in a new project, and all supplies are included!
1) View Ridge Elementary, 6 weeks on Tuesdays, begins January 18th
2) Penny Creek Elementary, 6 weeks, begins January 24th
3) Creative Art at Rosehill Community Center, open to any children in Kindergarten–Fifth Grade. The classes will begin Feb 17th and go 6 weeks through March 24th, Thursdays from 4-5pm. Contact the City of Mukilteo today at 425-263-8180 (cite code number 1441). Classes are only $85 for the whole session and include all supplies. Joining late? Just ask for a pro-rated fee!


EAFA Gallery at the Seattle Design Center I have five pieces at the SDC gallery on now through April 8th! I sent around an invitation early to visit the show! If I get enough response I will host a private reception. Just email me and let me know if you're interested!

Parklane Gallery The gallery is featuring guest artists in its front windows this month for "Local Colour". I will have at least 2 pieces there this month of kids enjoying the great outdoors. 130 Park Lane, Kirkland, WA 98033.

Starbucks Come by to get your daily buzz at the location on 196th St SW in Lynnwood. I have 3 pieces hanging right now and will be updating it shortly.

Other News:

BLUE LUNA opens on Thursday, March 10th! Come by throughout the day for special deals on the great fashion from Cop.Copine, Sunlight and Isabel De Pedro to just name a few! Their address is 10619B NE 8th St., Bellevue, WA 98004. Please pass it on to anyone you think would be interested! Ivetta has been working hard at getting her collection of edgy yet feminine designs ready for the opening.

Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!

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Sunday, February 06, 2011

midday siesta

20x16 inches
Acrylic on Canvas

You can watch an online demo of sorts by clicking here:, or become visit me on facebook and see a still-video of the demo!

Monday, January 10, 2011


Reflections, originally uploaded by angeladawnhoskins.

9x12 inches
Acrylic on Cradled Board

You can see this at Parklane Gallery through February 6th! 130 Park Lane, Kirkland, Washington.