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Image: 2013 Okanagan Alex Fong

Alex Fong’s page in the 2013 Thompson Okanagan Art Calendar

Blue Heron Publishing produces high quality calendars that showcase a region through its local art. Each page is devoted to one artist, with 1 large and 2 or 3 smaller or partial pictures. If your art sings the soul of your home community, your work could be seen by 2500 buyers.Read More

You get:

  • Exposure in a printing of 2500 calendars
  • 3 to 4 paintings or partial paintings shown, identified and talked about
  • Picture and biography/artist’s statement of up to 50 words on the inside back cover
  • The opportunity to sell calendars

You provide:

  • High resolution, colour-correct digital images (9.25 x 12.25” at 300 ppi) of your paintings
  • Colour-correct proof of each painting (doesn’t have to be full size)

The Process:

  • Contact Suzanne  with your interest in the project and a link to your website or jpg’s of several paintings
  • Suzanne chooses the artists to be involved based on the quality of artwork, what areas are captured artistically, quantity of work that matches the seasons, how all the artists’ works fit together. Artists are notified by September 1
  • You provide Suzanne with files and proofs by October 1. There are usually back-and-forth communications about images and information.
  • Calendars are ready for printing by March 1

What artists are saying:

I would like to congratulate you on creating the Kootenay Art Calender! It's beautifully done and was obviously a LOT of work! I love the way it turned out. I can't wait to try out some of those recipes.

—Veronica Pellerine

Suzanne - just picked up mail and CALENDAR!!! LOVE IT! Well done, you did a great job. It is so unique with notes and facts and recipes, and all the artwork look terrific. I am very proud to be a part of it . . . Thank you very much for the opportunity to be part of this great project.

—Denise Lemaster

WOWEE! it looks fabulous, Suzanne I love the way you put it all together and the paper is an excellent choice It is a very unique and beautiful calendar I can't wait to get a batch to sell in the gallery

—Louise Drescher

The calendar arrived yesterday and Wow! - it's beautiful.  You've done a great job!

—Susan Fahrni

Hi Suzanne, I got the calendar yesterday, it looks great!  good job on the design work.

—David Langevin

Kamloops BC

With the new stock on hand, I was able to deliver 10 to the new owners of a gift an souvenir shop in Radium just now.  The owner, who not only grew up in the valley, has been in the 'gift & souvenir biz' for years and also produces postcards and 'ordinary' calendars for his industry.  He was SO excited when he saw the calendar.  He's talking about my supplying him with a hundred calendars in the coming weeks. Wow and wow! He even proposed the idea of featuring me out front on the September long weekend with my artwork, prints, cards, etc. and autographing calendars.  Pinch me.  It's too exciting for words.

—Susan Farhni

I wanted to congratulate you on the beautiful calendar you've put together over the past few years. I have people asking me when the next one is coming out.  Every September I show my work at  Lake Country's Art Walk in the Okanagan with 300 other artists, the biggest art show in the B.C. interior with an average of over 7000 people, and the calendars sell out the first day.  I find that the art + recipes is a great combination, people are buying a average of 3 and sending them to family @ friends across Canada,  Europe @ U.S.A. as gifts. You’ve put a lot of thought and work into them and it shows , keep up the good work. Michael Jell, Vernon artist

—Michael Jell

Michael Jell Art

Well, what can I say !!? - 'Awesome' seems an understatement for sure ! The calendar just arrive and it is 'first class' all the way.  A wonderful job and all the planning that had to go into it is so apparent !  Just a super calendar. I think the fact that all the pictures are 'Canuck' is really delightful and satisfying.
- Catherine Robertson on the Western Canada Region 2018 Art Calendar

—Catherine Robertson

Hey, how about this:
I just sold a painting because a fellow Rosslander saw your 2019 Kootenay Calendar in a café in Greenwood! [Deadwood Junction]
I am amazed at how organized you are, I had no idea it was already in circulation.  And in tiny Greenwood.
So I just sold the Lake Louise Train painting to someone who already owns several of my works
...thanks to the calendar!
- Louise Drescher, Rossland artist in the Kootenay Art Calendar

—Louise Drescher

Thought I'd share that a couple of my vendors are raving about the 2019 calendars.  😁This was via email:
The new 2019 images look fantastic!  I have no doubt our customers will love them.
Great job!
- Susan Fahrni, Edgewater artist in the Kootenay Art Calendar

—Susan Fahrni

This looks fantastic and I really like the fading in and out of the images this time around. I really like my “month” as a feel for the whole calendar. Another artist asked me about my experience with you last year and I couldn’t say enough good things about the way you have treated us artists/donors for your cause -Christine Camilleri, Artist in the Western Canada Region Soroptimist Art Calendar

—Christine Camilleri

Hi Suzanne,
Just came home from Campbell River and there were your beautiful calendars !  I think they are
just fabulous and wanted you to know and to thank you, once again, for all you do to put these
together in such a colourful, creative and most impressive way !  The paper is awesome and has
s really nice feel to the touch .  . . In any case, Suzanne, thanks again for another super, super calendar !!

—Catherine Robertson

Hello Suzanne.  Thank you for the lovely calendar!  You did an amazing job balancing everything.  I like the quality of the paper as well! Wanda Doyle, fine artist

—Wanda Doyle

Just received my calendar in the mail and wanted you to know that it looks great! You’ve done a wonderful job!
Thanks so much for inviting me to be a part of this project again😊
All the best,

—Bev Byerly

Chefs! Showcase your delicious local flavour!

2013 Kootenays December

Louise Drescher’s page in the 2013 Kootenays Art Calendar

If you serve delicious food and you love your community, your restaurant could be featured in a high-quality regional calendar for up to 3000 hungry buyers. The calendar celebrates an area through local art of favourite places; recipes from top area chefs; tons of information about the area. People keep them – for the recipes!

You get:

  • Exposure in a printing of 2000 – 3000 calendars
  • Your contact information on the page with your recipe
  • Picture of the restaurant or your logo, and information about you (up to 50 words), plus contact info and website on the inside back cover
  • The opportunity to sell calendars

You provide:

  • A fairly simple, “home-friendly” recipe suitable to the month you are featured in – by March 1
  • Your logo & information – by March 1
  • $165 – 200 fee, 30 days upon receipt of proof

The Process:

  • Decide to participate!
  • Discuss with Suzanne what type of recipe to provide (we don’t want TOO many soups!)
  • Send Suzanne the recipe and your information. There is often a back-and-forth about recipes and what information to include.
  • Suzanne will send you a proof of the recipe and information appearing about you
  • Calendars  are ready for printing by March 31
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See some sample calendars here…

Contact Suzanne to get started!

What Restaurants are Saying

Just wanted to let you know that I received the calendar! It's gorgeous!!! I have staff wanting to know if they can buy them - Thanks! - Jacqueline Leduc, The Black Forest Restaurant, Invermere

—Jacqueline Leduc

The Black Forest Steak & Schnitzel House, Invermere BC

Got your calendar and yes its beautiful and would love to be apart of it!  What a beautiful thing you are doing! Thanks for asking me to be apart of it! Christina Grono, The Art We Are, Kamloops

—Christina Grono

The Art We Are, Kamloops BC

Thank you for your interest in our café. We appreciate your work and dedication to the arts and to the community connection. We think this calendar is a great way to stay in touch with the arts, your local farmer and small business. This calendar is something we all appreciate. Thank you! - Laurie & Matt, The Frog Peak Café, Crescent Valley

—Laurel Giasson & Matt Theoret

Just wanted to send you a thank you for the calendars we sent to clients last December.  The response has been excellent- much more so than the traditional "Real Estate" calendars I've been sending out for 20 years.  In fact, I don't think I ever received glowing reviews of a calendar in the past where this time I received many!  Here is a quote from a good past client who emailed immediately upon receipt of the calendar:

Your calendar arrived today, and it's beautiful. Thank you so much. I love the fact there are recipes from places we've visited. Very cool. Gorgeous artwork too. That will be a great keepsake.
In business, we are always seeking ways to differentiate ourselves and also provide added value to our clients.  Your calendar did both very well.

—Tony Joe

RE/MAX Camosun

My aunt absolutely loves her calendar and says she wants to go to every single restaurant! - Christina Rippon, Victoria

—Christina Rippon

Restaurants! Do you love your calendar?

Would your staff and customers love to buy a calendar from you?

Contact Suzanne to reserve your spot for next year!