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About Think Communications – Editing, writing, design

I have over 20 years of publishing expertise and hands-on experience in every step of the editorial process. Located in Orillia, Ontario, I have worked for clients across the country as an editor, writer and designer on a variety of projects. I help you make the most of your words.

People’s Choice voting

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Vote for your THREE favourite Art Grows Here planters at three locations in downtown Orillia: Jack & Maddy–A Kids’ Store (143 Mississaga St. E.) Orillia Museum of Art & History (30 Peter St. S.) Carousel Collectables (27 Mississaga St. E.)

I.D. *must* be shown when you submit your ballot to ensure one vote per person, and you *must* vote for three different planters. It’s all about discovering and supporting art in downtown Orillia!

2012 Leacock Chair award winners

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People’s Choice:

1st, $10,000 — Kathy Godfrey, Chair/page #19, The Pathway Home

2nd, $5,000 — Angela Fraser, Chair/page #17, Proud to Call Home

 

 

 

3rd, $2,500 — Bernie Logan, Chair/page #31, Night and Day

 

 

 

4th, $1,500 — Ted Laughlin, Chair/page #26, Leacock The Chair

 

 

 

5th, $1,000 — Heather Hauck, Chair/page #22, Spirit of Leacock

Juried Art Prize

$3,000 — Laura Carter, Chair/page #12, Sunshine Sketcher

Children’s Choice

$50 gift certificate — Nancy Lem, Chair/page #27, Birds of a Feather

Artist info update – important

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From Leslie:

IMPORTANT INFORMATION – LEACOCK CHAIRS

PAINTING Chairs
–       Sand the Chair lightly with about 240 Grit Sandpaper.
–       Use good-quality Acrylic (suitable for outdoors) or Exterior Latex Paints.

VARATHANING Chairs
–       Please only use: Flecto Varathane / Water based / Diamond Clear / Exterior Use.
–       Chair will need 4 – 6 Coats!

**NOTE**
– We will be sealing the lexan panel to the Chair armrests at a later date.
– You can unscrew and remove the ‘top piece’ of the Chair armrests to paint and work inside these armrests.
– And … to avoid any confusion: the bulk of your design goes on the Chair ‘cushions’ (and I suggest working on these first); however, the entire Chair needs to be painted (or decoupaged, decorated, etc.).
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PHOTOS for the Guidebook
– Photos will be taken at your studio or residence between May 21 – 31.
– We will be in touch to schedule this (headshot of each artist / Chair).

KEEP YOUR SPONSOR in the Loop
–       We need our Sponsors to continue the Streets Alive project!
–       Please thank them and send them email and photo updates.

BUILDING THE HYPE / PROMOTING THE PROJECT!
–       Voting on the Chairs is by ‘People’s Choice’! The more people that know about your Chair, the more voting will take place.
–       HOW? Get all of your contacts to join the Orillia Streets Alive Facebook Group. (Don’t underestimate the power of social media!)
–       Post photos of your Chair coming to life on our Facebook page.
–       Tweet / Blog / Email / Write / Talk about YOUR Chair and the project at every opportunity! It takes ALL of us to build the 2012 Leacock Chairs project to its full potential! Let’s rock this town ;)

Artist update

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Here’s a note from the Streets Alive chairperson, Leslie Fournier:

We now have ALL 50 Sponsored Artists / Chairs for the 2012 Leacock Chairs Project!
We are thrilled to move on to the very exciting next step of the project!


Chair pick-up begins tomorrow. Instructions are below. For those who emailed asking for their chair to be delivered: this will happen on Wednesday / Thursday / Friday of this week. To help offset the cost of gas for our volunteer driver, the Delivery Charge is $10 if you live in town and $20 if you are out of town.

CHAIR PICK-UP
– Chairs are available beginning on April 10 (from 10am to noon and from 4pm to 7pm).
– Pick-up location is 3 Royce Ave, Orillia (off of Queen St. W. / near the old Canadian Tire Building). This is our chairmaker Ron Schell’s studio. Ron has Unit #5 — pull around the back side of the building.
– Please make every effort to pick up your chair (you need a pickup truck OR empty van).
– If you can NOT get your chair and need it delivered, send me an email, please!

PAINTING:
– Cushions are removable from the chairs (so you can work on the cushions separately).
– Chairs come primed grey.
– Good-quality acrylics or exterior latex both work (but feel free to share ideas / paint choices and suppliers among yourselves, ‘artists to artists’).
– Finished chairs need to be coated with varathane (we will give you the best product name when you pick up your chair).
– Artists will have approximately SIX WEEKS to paint their chairs.
– Finished chairs will be photographed May 21–31.

ARTIST HONORARIUMS:
– We will have your cheques ($300) for you when you pick up your chairs. (Twenty-five of the cheques will be post-dated to May 1 and 12 to June 1 to allow us to get all of the sponsorship money collected).

Best,
Leslie