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December 2008 NEWSLETTER

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Contents:

1. Happy Holidays from Rob & Christine
2. Ian Jeans vs. Rob Elliott at Artguise continues
3. Primer catalogue now available
4. Swizzle contributions to NAC Holiday Art Sale
5. O'Connor Gallery has inventory of Rob Elliott paintings
6. Monkey Mondays to move to Swizzle website

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1. Happy Holidays from Rob & Christine

Swizzle Studio's Rob Elliott and Christine Cosby would like to thank you all for your patronage and interest during a super busy 2008. We had an exciting time with such art events as Hatchery, (The Return of) 3-D Exquisite Corpses, and Fake ID, plus the more traditional art exhibitions.

Swizzle Studio is on the move. We have sold the Kincardine house and will be travelling for much of 2009. Relocation plans are still in the air. As noted in items below, Rob's artwork will continue to be available through both Artguise and O'Connor Galleries.

Let us offer an toast to the holidays and a fine 2009! Cheers!

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2. Ian Jeans vs. Rob Elliott at Artguise continues

The Ottawa exhibit by Rob Elliott and Ian Jeans opened strong, with more than 50 percent of the work sold.

Rob is debuting an entire new series of work, Primer. In this series of 30 ink and gouache drawings, Elliott uses classical illustration forms and techniques to illustrate a fantastic world filled with strange and unique imagery. Elliott's works bring to mind children's advertising and educational reading materials of the early 1970s.

For a complete preview of the Primer series, go to: http://www.swizzle.ca/pages/primer.html

Similarly, the new series of oil paintings by artist Ian Jeans depicts an upside down world of animals, oddities and surreal joy. Spare Time is a titillating expedition through the imaginative and wondrous world of Ian's brush and palette. His works are a spirited tribute to the notion of painting purely for the sake of painting.

To purchase work or for more information on this show, go to: http://www.artguise.ca

Continues to December 31
Artguise Gallery
590 Bank Street
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
artguise@on.aibn.com

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3. Primer catalogue now available

A catalogue of the Primer exhibition is now available in both soft and hardcover editions from blurb.com.
Each of the 31 drawings is given a page of its own, and is reproduced at full size. I have just received the proofs and it is a rather dandy looking book.

Size: 7"x7"
66 pages on premium paper
Softcover: $29.95
Hardcover: $39.95

Preview and order information here: http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/512397

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4. Swizzle contributions to NAC Holiday Sale

Christine Cosby and Rob Elliott have both contributed to the Niagara Artists Centre Holiday Sale. Christine's piece is a 3-D exquisite corpse by herself and Vancouver artist Lotus Miyashita. Rob's is a framed drawing entitled "Boardwalk".

This sale features work by NAC members: Tobey C. Anderson, Christine Cosby, Rob Elliott, Karen Falesko, Ernest Harris Jr, Melanie MacDonald, Donna Murphy, Melani Pyke, Stephen Remus, Kevin Richardson, Ryan Rivando, Sheldon Rooney, John Venditti, and many more!

Three Days Only, December 18 to 20 in the Dennis Tourbin Members’ Gallery, NAC, 354 St. Paul Street, St. Catharines, Ontario.

Closing Reception with live music by Attic Daddy: Saturday 20 December at 9 pm

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5. O'Connor Gallery has inventory of Rob Elliott paintings

Toronto's O' Connor Gallery retains a stock of Rob Elliott paintings, and will be adding more works to their inventory in 2009. For more information, contact Geoff at 416-921-7149 or info@oconnorgallery.com

O'Connor Gallery is located at 145 Berkeley St. Suite 100, Toronto, Ontario.

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6. Monkey Mondays to move to Swizzle website

The Monkey Mondays archive will be moved to the Swizzle website in the coming weeks. The archive is also being redesigned for more intuitive use. The Monkey Mondays site is no longer active, and the costs of retaining the website are rather expensive. A redirect prompt will be retained through January 2009.

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