Edmonton Folk Fest

I’m looking forward to seeing whoever can make it out to Folk Fest this year. Last year we had a great time, met some wonderful people, and heard some amazing musicians. This year we’re adding the pendants (see one at our Artfire store) to our booth! Anna and I just finished making another batch, so we’ll have a few, but I wouldn’t be surprised if we sell out. If you’re looking to buy one, come early! As always, we’ll have lots of prints and cards as well. We’ll be in the crafter’s tent between August 5th and 7th. We also have someone helping with the booth this year (hi Leah!), so we can have lunch breaks and maybe even catch a show or two.

Until then, I’m driving out to BC to go camping with a good friend, so this will be my last blog post for at least a week. But I promise to come back with lots of photos to share.

Here’s a photo to tide you over — a small creek near Camrose, which flows into the Battle River.

Cute Bear with Messages

This little grizzly cub wants to let you know that this is the last week to see my photos at Elm Cafe on 117th Street just north of Jasper. It is also the last week for my current show at Daffodil Gallery on 124th Street and 104 Ave. If you miss them, don’t despair — there are more shows in the works.

Thursday. Show Opening. Come.

You are invited to the opening of 3, where I will be one of three featured artists, along with David Shkolny and Marjorie Thomson! I’d love to see any and all of you there! Featuring landscapes in photography, pastel, and watercolour.

6pm to 8pm
Thursday, June 16th
The Daffodil Gallery
10412 – 124 Street
Details on Facebook

If you can’t make it Thursday, I will also be there on Saturday June 18 between 12 and 4pm.

Photos at Elm Cafe (and other news)

If you go to the Elm Cafe (on 117 Street just north of Jasper Ave) in the next couple weeks, you’ll be able to enjoy a few of my photos! And you’ll get to enjoy their awesome coffee!

And, as always, you can see my art at The Daffodil Gallery (on 124 Street at 104 Ave).

After a great camping trip in the mountains, I’m back with lots of photos to share. Turns out that with the heavy snowfall this year, we were a couple weeks too early to do a bunch of the hikes we wanted to, but it was a great trip anyway. Apparently I’m starting to become a bit of a birder, but I’m not quite sure how that mixes with my photography yet. I really enjoy being aware of what’s going on around me and knowing what all the sounds are — it makes me feel just a little more connected and less like an outsider when I’m “alone” in the woods. Maybe one of these days, if people are interested, I’ll post some of my bird photos that I took mostly for identification (being a photographer and not a real birder, I have a fairly long lens, but no binoculars). But for now I’ll be posting photos I’m happy with for their aesthetic qualities.

Taken near Sofa Mountain, in Waterton National Park.

Joel Koop at The Daffodil Gallery

I am extremely happy to announce I will be showing my artwork at The Daffodil Gallery, soon opening downtown at 10412 124st NW. The Grand Opening will be on Friday, May 13, but the doors will be open sooner than that. I will post updates as I get them.

This is just a teaser of some of the photos I’ll be displaying – to see them in all their glory you’ll have to go check it out. I am also impressed with the caliber of artwork The Daffodil is gathering. It will be well worth your time to stop by!

The Daffodil Gallery on the internet so far:
Twitter: DaffodilGallery
Facebook: The Daffodil Gallery

Liars, Cheats and Thieves

I have a few photos in a photo exhibit at the Artery (9535 Jasper Ave) entitled “Liars, Cheats and Thieves”. It should be a fantastic exhibit with many extremely talented photographers submitting pieces. It opens on Friday September 24, 5pm to 10pm, and I’m very excited to see it all.

Edit: This has now ended.


Quick post today. Kaleido starts at 6:00pm tonight and continues on Saturday and Sunday (Sept 10-12). It is on 118 Ave between 91 Street and 93 Street. I have some prints at the “No-Tie Gala” Art Show & Sale in the Old Cycle Building, and will also be selling prints in the craft tent. Come visit, and enjoy the festival!