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PocketLIVE TV August 28 2016

I will be doing regular broadcasts on PocketLIVE TV! This is a new online TV platform and I have my own channel. I will be doing art; live painting, tips and tricks, some singing, showing you my inspiration, playing around and more...

Visit https://www.pocketlive.tv/home.html

It's not just me; there is a whole team of broadcasters including dancers, musicians, artists, actors and more...

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OPUS Art Supplies Demo - Painting Landscapes with Style April 17 2016

I am giving a free workshop at OPUS art supplies, downtown Vancouver on Saturday, July 16th. The workshop is about painting landscapes with style. Look at other people's styles and find your own.

Workshop 3pm-5pm:  Small fee of $15 to cover the art supplies


Call or visit Opus downtown to sign up!

Opus Art Supplies
Phone: 604-678-5889
100-207 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 1H7
See map: Google Maps

http://opusartsupplies.com/

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Mountain FM Your Adventure Station 107.1 Squamish April 17 2016

A HUGE thank you to Darren McPeake for having me on 107.1 Mountain FM, Squamish on Thursday, April 14th. I went on air just after 8:30am to talk about my recent New York art show experience! He also played my ambient dance pop song I BELIEVE!

http://www.mountainfm.com/

Darren McPeake, Me & Max Sussman at the Adventure Station!

 


State of the Art at the World Ski and Snowboard Festival 2016 April 14 2016

My art is currently on display at the State of the Art show as part of the World Ski and Snowboard Festival in Whistler, BC until the 17th April. State of the Art (SOTA) is located inside the Whistler Convention Centre and is open daily noon - 6pm and during the evening events.

I did some live painting at the Olympus 72 Hour Filmmaker Showdown. It was an amazing event and was a completely packed house!

http://wssf.com/

I donated a "Tree of Hope" print to the Silent Auction for Zero Ceiling Charity.
http://www.zeroceiling.org/who-we-are/


New York Art Show April 2016 January 23 2016

Agora Gallery New York

I participating in an art show in New York in April and I would like to invite you to come! The show is called Forms and Formalities and runs from April 1 - 21, 2016. I will be attending the opening reception April 7, 6-8pm.

Agora Gallery
530 W 25th St, New York
(Chelsea District)
Tues-Sat 11am-6pm / Sun+Mon Closed

http://www.art-mine.com/artistpage/leilani.aspx

https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Agora+Gallery/@40.7494099,-74.0046891,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x8d1cd8725d161822

Whistler Film Festival - Dec 2 to Dec 6, 2015 November 23 2015

I will have art hanging at the Whistler Film Festival Gallery from Dec 2nd to Dec 6th and will be doing live painting demos at the Festival Lodge on some or all of those days.

The Festival Lodge and Gallery will be located in the Whistler Conference Centre and will be open from 12 noon - 6pm with evening hours extended to 10pm for ticket holders attending events in the Ballroom.

Here is a link to the WFF Gallery page: 
http://www.whistlerfilmfestival.com/films-and-events/festival-lodge

They WFF is expecting 12,000 attendees including 1,000 industry delegates this year.

Find out more about the Whistler Film Festival at: 
http://www.whistlerfilmfestival.com/

The films being shown include such titles as:

TRIBUTE: KIEFER SUTHERLAND

SPOTLIGHT ON: ROBERT CARLYLE

THE LEGEND OF BARNEY THOMPSON

BORN TO BE BLUERobert Budreau (Featuring Ethan Hawke)

LEGEND
Brian Helgeland (Featuring Tom Hardy)

CAROLTodd Haynes

CHASING BANKSYFrank Henenlotter

EVERY THING WILL BE FINE IN 3DWim Wenders

THE MIRAGE | MIRAGERicardo Trogi

TRUMBO
Jay Roach

I SMILE BACK
Adam Salky (Featuring Comedienne Sarah Silverman)

NUMBJason Goode

WHEN ELEPHANTS WERE YOUNG
Patricia Sims

A LIGHT BENEATH THEIR FEET
Valerie Weiss

A ROYAL NIGHT OUT
Julian Jarrod

AL PURDY WAS HERE
Brian D. Johnson

AMERIKA
Jan Foukal

ANGRY INDIAN GODDESSES Pan Nalin

AVLIAQ: ENTWINED Alethea Arnaquq-Baril

BACON & GOD'S WRATHSol Friedman

BASIC HUMAN NEEDSMatthew Yim

and many, many more...


Tree of Hope - Charity event at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler November 11 2015

I am in the process of painting a "Tree of Hope".

I painted live at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler on Saturday, November 21st, along with a number of other artists.

A few of the artists finished their paintings that day. I am still working on mine. I will be adding leaves and flowers. Check back to see the finished piece...

The paintings will be available for purchase through a silent auction. All funds raised go to the Canuck Place Children’s Hospice – an organization providing palliative care to over 400 children and teens with life-threatening illnesses throughout British Columbia. The Trees of Hope paintings will be on display at the hotel for duration of festive season – November 26, 2015 – January 4, 2016.


Refresh Market - Sat, Nov 21, 10am-5pm West Coast Railway Heritage Park November 11 2015

I will have a table at the Winter Refresh Market on Saturday, November 21st, 10am-5pm at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park in Squamish.

Refresh Market is a vintage and handmade market that brings a new experience every single time. The vendors are handpicked from Pemberton to the Lower Mainland to offer a wide range of new, handmade and vintage clothing, accessories, home decor, children’s items and more.

The event is held biannually at the West Coast Railway Park’s CN Roundhouse, located just minutes from the scenic Sea to Sky Highway in Squamish BC. The beautiful 21,000 square foot space offers tons of natural light and ample space for vendors, attendees and onsite programming.

The markets average 1,500 visitors and showcase the work of more than 100 vendors from Pemberton to the Lower Mainland. They have raised over approximately $4,000 to date for local non-profit charities.

http://refreshmarket.ca/


Art-A-Porter - AAP - Wearable Art - Made in Montreal October 27 2015

Art-A-Porter (AAP) is a Montreal based clothing company.

The wearable art gallery showcases exclusive artworks from respected artists, produced on high-end clothing made in Montreal in limited editions.

Check out how they have placed art work on this sophisticated shift dress.

AAP Clothing

They have accepted 6 of my pieces. Please vote! Which piece of my art would you like to see placed on clothing?
https://www.art-a-porter.com/en/leilani.the.artist

 


Crash Gallery TV Show on CBC September 30 2015

I am featured in an exciting new TV show called Crash Gallery!

It's loud, it's messy, it's chaotic, it's… Crash Gallery.

Here's a link to the Crash Gallery trailer:
http://www.cbc.ca/beta/arts/crashgallery/about-crash-gallery-1.3227420

Here's my profile video:
http://www.cbc.ca/beta/arts/crashgallery/meet-leilani-finch-painter-musician-and-sometime-ninja-1.3248781

Here's a link to watch the episode that I'm featured in (approx 20 mins):
http://www.cbc.ca/player/Shows/ID/2676551167/


Art or Bust at HOT ART Wet City on Main Street August 31 2015

I painted a cast of a woman who fought with breast cancer. It is currently on display along with others at the Hot Art, Wet City Gallery on Main Street. The casts are for sale with 100% of funds given to Rethink Breast Cancer. The Art or Bust project is curated by artist Jenn Brisson and will be displayed alongside the Boobies and Weiners show.

HOT ART, Wet City
2206 Main Street (& E 6th Ave), Vancouver

Adults only, view discretion is advised!

Art or Bust Project
https://www.facebook.com/artorbustproject

Hot Art Wet City
http://hotartwetcity.com/bw2015/
https://www.facebook.com/events/917629741632714/

"I'm taking part in Art Or Bust for the same reasons I started running and dyed my hair bright red: because I'm still alive and because I can." - Lori Kittelberg, lumpectomy/chemo/rads 2012 (model)

"I wanted to beautify the bust because women already have issues around their bodies and going through breast cancer would only magnify that. Scars and changes from surgery are emotionally as well as physically traumatic. The flowers represent the healing process." - Leilani The Artist (artist)


Art Attack at Queen Elizabeth Park - Saturday, October 19th August 31 2015

I did a live painting for charity auction on Saturday, October 19th from approx 3-7pm at the Waterfall Building in Vancouver.

The event was called Art Attack. 50% of the proceeds go towards Coast Mental Health's Art Therapy room.

The piece I did is called "Fish, What Fish?" I had 4 hours to complete this painting!

 

 


40 Years, 40 Stories at Millenium Place, Whistler August 31 2015

I will have my original painting "Whistler Blackcomb Evening Glow" in the show 40 Years, 40 Stories - Telling the Story of Whistler.

The show is at Millenium Place, Whistler from September 3rd - October 12th.

The opening reception is Sunday, October 6th, from 3-6pm.

http://artswhistler.com/the-gallery/current-exhibit


Art at Moguls Coffee August 31 2015

I currently have Fire Lion, Water Tiger and 2 Zebras at Moguls Coffee as part of ArtWalk in Whistler. This week I will be changing it up to some landscapes for the month of September, 2015.

Squamish Adventure Centre July 29th - Aug 25th July 08 2014

I will have a wall of art on display at the Adventure Centre in Squamish from July 29th - Aug 25th.

 


Art Throw Down July 15th July 08 2014

I will be partnering with my friend Cortez to compete in an Art Throw Down. Artists will work in teams of 2 and get only half an hour to create a work of art. The audience has the chance to vote on the pieces and also to bid on them and take them home. Come check it out.

When: July 15th, 7pm-2am
Where: Garfinkel's, Whistler

https://www.facebook.com/events/1456407161274832/?source=1X


Art Show Sept 1st - Oct 15th at Galileo Coffee in Britannia Beach March 05 2014

I'm not yet sure what I will display as this show is a ways away yet. One thing's for sure; my art will be on the walls while you smell freshly brewed coffee at Galileo! I will update this blog post with more info later.

Animal Magnetism June 24 - July 28th at the Foyer Gallery - Squamish Library March 05 2014

I have a collection of exotic animal paintings on display at the Foyer Gallery from June 24th - July 28th. Come check them out while you borrow a book from the library.

West Coast Magic April 22 – May 11 at the Silk Purse Gallery March 05 2014

West Coast Magic
I will be showing a collection of landscape paintings, which capture the magic of the West Coast of Canada. Shown will be the beauty of sunset beaches, crashing waves & lush forest onto canvas. I give you the natural gems of our land, simplified into forms of light & colour; a truly magical experience.

The Silk Purse Gallery:
West Vancouver Community Arts Council
The Silk Purse Arts Centre
1570 Argyle Avenue
West Vancouver, BC
V7V 1A1

Phone: 604-925-7292
E-mail: westvanartscouncil@shaw.ca

Gallery/Art Box Gift Shop Hours:
12-5pm Tuesday-Sunday (Summer)


State of the ART April 11th - 20th at the World Ski & Snowboard festival in Whistler March 05 2014

I will have my work on display during the World Ski & Snowboard festival in Whistler, April 11th - 20th. The art show is called State of the Art. There is so much going on that week, it will be worth coming to check it out. I will also be doing live painting demos. I will post later as to exactly when.

http://www.wssf.com/event/state-art


Art Battle March 25th at Garfinkel's Whistler March 05 2014

I have been selected to battle it out warrior style; with brushes in one hand, beer in the other.

What: Local Legends Art Battle

When: Tuesday March 25. 8pm - late

Where: Garfinkel's

How it works:
We start with 8 artists
We draw names to create 2 rounds of 4
The first 4 have 30 minutes to create anything they want on a 24x30 canvas
The audience votes a round winner
The second 4 have 30 minutes to create anything they want on a 24x30 canvas
The audience votes a round winner
The 2 winners go head to head in a 30 minute grand final
The audience votes the "King of Canvas"


BC Home + Garden Show | Feb 19-23, 2014 January 07 2014

I will be displaying my art at the BC Home & Garden show, coming up soon. The show runs February 19th-23rd at Vancouver's BC Place Stadium. It is going to be massive! I will have a wall section in the entrance foyer area as people walk in. This will be my biggest show yet and I am very excited. : )

 

Click on the logo below to get discounted tickets to the show:


www.vancouverhomeshows.com
 


Love Rain Down - Album Artwork December 18 2013

I am working on my first album. The album artwork is available for purchase.

Please help me out by sharing the link to the project!
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1474354886/love-rain-down-album


The Wickaninnish Inn - West Coast Landscapes - Current Show October 27 2013

I currently have original West Coast Landscapes on display at the Wickaninnish Inn, Tofino until early February.

The Wick Website

Google Map to the Wick Inn