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Gail Beerman
Visual Artist and Photographer on Vancouver Island
Visual Artist and Photographer on Vancouver Island


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I had the opportunity to visit Bangladesh and the BASS (Bangladesh Anchal and Swim Safe) project in Raiganj. Funded by Grand Challenges Canada, the project involves daycare supervision for children from 1-5 years old and the teaching of survival swimming skills to village children

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Be a part of the PlusOne project by getting involved with the fundraising or helping to spread awareness of this worthy campaign. 
Announcing Plus One Collection Volume III Fundraising Campaign

It's been a long journey, but we are fully focused on this now, and want to get the latest version of the #PlusOneCollectionIII book into your hands before Christmas. To help us get there, we created an Indiegogo crowdsourcing campaign that will provide us with the funds needed to publish the book. 

All the details are here -

We also created a video explaining our project. You can find it here - Plus One Collection, Volume III 

We hope you can help up in two ways - first, contribute the funds for the book by picking one of the perks offered there. Second, please help us spread the word! Share the news here, share the news to your friends and family on other social networks and email. Share, share, share!

We set a goal to raise $30,000 in the next 30 days. We know it's a lofty one, but it will allow us to do two things - publish and ship the book to all campaign sponsors, and raise $5,000-10,000 for our charitable cause, Eliza O'Neill. 

The campaign is a fixed goal campaign, meaning, we do need to meet the goal of $30,000 before we receive any funds and can print the book. 

I know many of you who contributed photographs to the book want to know if your photo made it. We're still working on the selection, and will announce the list of contributing artists next week. Stay tuned! 

But in the meantime, we're happy to announce that the book publication process is back on track and with your help, let's make it happen and help Eliza!

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For #floralfriday  
Recently finished painting 24"x36" acrylic on canvas

#floralfriday +FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Carina Marsh

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White Orchids II
24" x 36" acrylic painting on 3/4" gallery wrapped canvas 

#orchidwednesday +*** curated by +Christopher Prins
#whitewednesday +White Wednesday curated by +Synnøve Zynne Tilrem

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Recently finished painting
"White Orchids"   30"x40" acrylic painting on canvas

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Recently finished painting "Brookwood Blackbird"
acrylic on canvas, 24"x36"

It was interesting to watch this bird as he hopped across the lily pads, flipping the edges to look for juicy grubs.

This painting was created from a photograph, processed in Photoshop to achieve a painted look, printed on canvas, then painted completely in acrylics using the ink print as the under painting. I love the hyper detail and also the abstraction that can come about through this process.

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I have been busy painting lately and not on G+ as much as I would like! Here is one of my animal portraits painted in acrylic on canvas--this one sold before the show even started! 20"x24" acrylic on canvas

Painted with a very tiny brush for all the individual hairs

#CATURDAY +CATURDAY! curated by +Khrystiane Friedli , +Shantha Marie Fountain, +Cicely Robin Laing
#AFRICANature +AFRICANature curated by +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock , +Grobler du Preez, +Berndt Weissenbacher , +Anette Mossbacher and +Wayne Marinovich
#catsbigandsmallthebest +Cats Big And Small The Best curated by +Mark HELM
#catsallovertheworld +CATS all over the World curated by +Robert SKREINER
#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals curated by +Mark HELM, +Eric Delcour , +Jim Haner  , +Marina Versaci , +Sime Wareham 
 #hqspportraits +HQSP Portraits curated by +Heiko Köster +Maurice Loy
#onecatadaykeepsthedoctoraway +OneCatADay - Photo Theme Page curated by +Sandra Deichmann
#trueportraits +True Portraits curated by +Ray Bilcliff

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Submissions accepted until March 17
Let’s Publish Plus One Collection III - SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW ACCEPTED!

Want to be in the next volume of Plus One Collection charity book? Read on and act now!

Ever since Google+ launched, we’ve been publishing photography books that contained some of the best photographs you shared. We published two volumes so far. It wasn’t just a nice coffee table book - but all proceeds from the sale went to great causes. Two years ago we raised over $10,000 for Kiva. A year ago we raised over $13,000 for the Kilgoris Project and we bought cameras for kids in Kenya. This year’s cause will soon be announced, but as usual, all proceeds from the sale of the book will benefit a charitable cause. 

You can see more here (though the website will soon be updated to include this year’s information) -

Who can get published? Anyone! We hope to get as many submissions as possible. Due to the volume, we can’t publish them all, but we will publish as many as we can. 

Is there a theme this year? Yes, there is. The theme for this year’s book is “Our World” and the book will be split into three sections - “Our Planet”, “Our People” and “Our Creations”. You can interpret it however you’d like - we’d love to see how you express these. 

Do we accept color or B&W images? Either one is great.

How can you submit the work? Here are simple instructions: 

1 - Download and fill out image release form from here - (you can even scan it using your phone, or use apps such as SignNow or TurboScan)
2 - Fill out the information about yourself and upload your work here -
3 - Upload your submission to Google+, and tag it with #PlusOneCollectionIII tag 

Can you submit more than one image? Sure! You can submit first image for free. To submit three images to all three themes, or even three images to one theme (which increases your chances to get published), please make a small donation of $20 to our charitable cause (again, all of that will be donated with the book proceeds). Here’s the link to donate via PayPal -

Will you showcase all the submissions? Yes. All submissions will show up in the SmugMug gallery we will setup in the next day or two. Please allow 48 hours for your photo to appear there. 

When will you announce which images made it into the book? We will announce it in early April. 

The last day to submit your images is March 17!

Please help us spread the world about this by sharing this post. 

Questions? Leave them in the comments. 

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