Hello and Happy New Year!
This year I’ve been invited to be the featured artist at the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival which means I’ll be attending all the shows at Centennial Theatre and doing some live painting beforehand. I’m excited and grateful for the opportunity to connect with people and share my work at an event I look forward to every year.
I’m taking this opportunity to start a new series that highlights our individual connections to mountains and reveals some of the common threads of how we play outside when mountains are involved.
Invitation + Submission Guidelines
Would you like to contribute a photo and story? Amazing. It’s pretty easy. I’m asking you to share a story of a relationship you have with a mountain and a photo of this place that you took.
The photo will become a reference for one of my tiny, 37 mm x 37 mm paintings.
I’ll be choosing a few of these mountain stories to paint during the month of February leading up to VIMFF. Likely around 10. During the festival I’ll be live painting before each show at Centennial Theatre.
I won’t be able to transform every story and photo into watercolour but I will repost some of your submissions on my Instagram leading up to and during the festival. If you like, I can also include a short bio and links to your website or Instagram in the post and introduce people to you over Instagram stories.
Everyone who submits a photo and story will be entered to win a package of carefully selected items, including some of my favourite mountain related things. (This is not sponsored. It’s valued at $100 and reflects some people and businesses whose work I really appreciate. Details will be posted on Instagram later this week.))
Email submissions to studio (at) marisapahl (dot) com
if you like you can also submit by posting on Instagram. Be sure to tag me in the post and comments so don’t miss it!
@marisapahl // #FamiliarPeaks
Thanks for reading, email me if you have any questions!