We are so blessed to have amazing, talented artists in our community! Our online raffle of some of their work is a fundraiser that will help support our non profit society.
Each raffle will support the artist, North Mountain United Tapestry AND will have a winner from the community who will receive the artwork!
We will be posting a link to our new raffle shortly Stay tuned! Our new raffle art is crafted by Catherine Van Der Woerd and is a BEAUTY!
Mosaic Stained Glass – Delphiniums in the window
This is glass on glass mosaic which is done on an old window.
CATHERINE VAN DER WOERD, MOSAIC ARTIST
I was born in Halifax and returned to Nova Scotia in 2013 after spending most of my life in Banff, Alberta working in the tourist industry. I enjoy my summers by the Bay of Fundy in Harbourville and my winters by my cozy wood stove in Cornwallis. I have always enjoyed creating art and playing with different mediums before finding my passion in mosaic stained glass. In between mosaic projects you might find me painting with the vibrant colours of alcohol ink. I love nature and I am always inspired by my surroundings!
To see more of Catherine’s work click here.
Glass mosaics are environmentally friendly, and can be just as majestic as traditional stained glass works. The process involves no lead or soldering, but overlaying the glass on re-purposed single layer window panes. Catherine envisions the piece, and glues the colored segments to the window accordingly. Then the voids are filled with grout, creating a brilliantly colorful and luminous window hanging.
The winner of our first raffle was Stefanie Arduini (Greenwood). This gorgeous piece wasentitled “Perched on Granite”. It was created by Black Rock artist Carolyn Low using wool, silk and mohair to show a fluid sky, sun-lit trees and textured rock. The piece was framed in wood and measured 30” by 40”. This online art raffle raised over $1,000 which will be used to improve and maintain our markets as well as our community cultural & heritage events and projects.
Raffle Winner, Stefanie Arduini, was thrilled to win this beautiful piece and sent us this photo of it in her home .