River West Artworks
Original Art, Artisan Works and Photographs by Jan Jenkins and Brian Erickson

Blog

(posted on 7 Aug 2016)

Becoming a full-time artist has been quite the adventure and journey, one of the most satisfying experiences of my life. It's been a journey filled with meeting new people, connecting with other artists and learning about product presentation and packaging, setting up my website, approaching retail and gallery outlets, self-promotion and more. I could not have done it without the support of my partner Brian and a number of Manitoba organizations along with their owners, staff and volunteers. Uniquely Manitoba is one of them and a great place for artists and artisans to gain product presentation and marketing knowledge as well as exposure for their works. I have been a Uniquely Manitoba member since 2011. Their new catalogue will be coming out soon, meantime the 2015 one is worth a view! Notice how part of the province graphic on their 2015 cover page is sourced from one of my Zenworks "Butterfly Effect"? Thank-you Uniquely Manitoba for helping me grow as a Manitoba artist!