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Sunshine Coast Art Crawl 2022

Oct 21-23. ‘The Crawl’ showcased artists on the entire Sunshine Coast from Langdale to Earls Cove or Earls Cove to Langdale.

Over the 3 days, the ‘Coast’ transformed into one large interactive art show. It is a celebration of displays, demonstrations and it provides an opportunity to meet the artists behind the amazing creations.

Art Exhibition: Rise. Recover. Repeat.

February 11 – March 12, 2022

Rise. Recover. Repeat. is an exhibition of artwork from the material and process driven practices of artists Rosemary Burden, Connie Sabo, and Debbie Westergaard Tuepah.

The works in the exhibition explore the thematic of socio-political and environmental precariousness across a range of sculpture, installation, drawing and painting. Through the use of found or discarded objects and environmental detritus, these artists use materials and process as a means of addressing a shared urgency and desire to shift the rapid decline of our environment, and work toward its recovery.

Art Exhibition: Olga Chnara and Allie Bartlett

to March 13. Olga Chnara’s Abstract Art painting is distinguished for the shaping of the forms and the accentuated deformities, the dreamy atmosphere, the problematic area, the interior of the color and the completeness of the line. Despite her contacts with the achievements of several authors of Abstract Art, she manages to acquire a more personal expressive language.

Allie Bartlett works as a curatorial assistant at a local museum. She started shooting film after moving to Boston to attend art school at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts. She develops her own film in her bathroom and is working on the darkroom she has set up in her apartment. Outside of the darkroom, Bartlett spends her free time beachcombing and hiking with her ever-growing collection of film cameras.

PR – Art Exhibition: The Art of Roy Schneider: Life Cycles

On view to Feb 25th. Official opening POSTPONED (TBA) Vancouver Island University- Powell River Campus. Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm. CLOSED WEEKENDS. The paintings in this show cover a period of four years. They are the result of prolonged isolation in the deep wilderness and a lifelong study of Canadian landscape painting by qathet region artist Roy Schneider www.studioschneider.ca with 10 paintings for sale. Details here

Art Exhibition: Friends of the Gallery

January 7 – February 6, 2022

The Sunshine Coast Arts Council’s annual celebration of the creativity of our membership is open January 7th – February 6th 2022. Stop by the Doris Crowston Gallery to view a diversity of works in several different mediums, created by members of the SCAC. As one of the highlights of the year, we encourage all to come by and see all the breath-taking works our talented members create.

Fabric of Our Lives – livestream (online) event

Join exhibiting artist Mieke Jay and musician Braeden Shendebray this Saturday, January 29 at 6pm for an online tour, dance performance and exploration of the exhibition, Fabric of Our Lives (on now at GPAG until Sunday, February 06). This event is free and available to anyone online (you do not need a Facebook account; just the link).
https://fb.me/e/1A37k1v1v

Artist Exhibition: Dialogue with Jennifer Love & Kim LaFave

Jan 4-30. Both find much inspiration in the world of boats and harbours, as well as the use of text and numbers as design elements and as communication.

Complex layers of paint, paper and fabric reorganize, magnify, fracture or obliterate shapes, words and numbers — creating and uncovering new meaning. The ordered worlds of boats and harbours, letterforms and numbers become unpredictable and surprising.

Art Exhibition: Mieke Jay ‘The Fabric of Our Lives

to Feb 6. A site-specific install in the main and Eve Smart spaces fills the entire gallery with imagery that relates to community. Textures from the metaphorical fabric of our lives, include repeated hands holding and the organic and beautiful patterns that make up the natural world.

Drop off Submissions for Friends of the Gallery

Jan. 4th 10-2pm and Jan. 5th 10-noon, 2022. Our annual celebration of the creativity of our membership is happening January 7 – February 6, 2022. If you are a member and would like to participate, please drop off your works  As one of the highlights of the year, we are looking forward to seeing all the breath-taking works our talented members create.

Any member of the SCAC is welcome to include one work (maximum size 24” x 36”), any medium, produced in 2021. New members are always welcome.

PR – Art Exhibition: qathet Members Show

Tues, Thur, Sat to January 15. A exciting selection of art by local qathet artists We regret that due to Covid restrictions the Gallery will not be hosting a public opening reception.
Please drop by, enjoy the exhibition and perhaps pick up a gift of local art for that special someone.

Opening Reception December 4th.

PR – Art Exhibition: ‘Damage Noted’ Solo works by Rabideye

to Dec 29. Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm. Malaspina Art Society presents Rabideye aka Giovanni Spezzacatena’s recent A recent selection of 63 abstract mixed media experimental and encaustic pieces available for purchase. Contact artist for more info here and visit their website here (also on IG, Twitter FB) see: here. (following Covid protocols)

Opportunity: Call for Submissions – Friends of the Gallery

Calling all members of the SCAC! The Friends of the Gallery Exhibition is starting again soon.

Our annual celebration of the creativity of our membership is happening January 7 – February 6, 2022. If you are a member and would like to participate, please drop off your works Jan. 4th 10-2pm and Jan. 5th 10-noon, 2022. As one of the highlights of the year, we are looking forward to seeing all the breath-taking works our talented members create.

Any member of the SCAC is welcome to include one work (maximum size 24” x 36”), any medium, produced in 2021. New members are always welcome.

Art Exhibition: Present Tense Members’ Exhibtion

Join us for our popular members’ exhibition December 2-19. Admission is free/donations are welcome. Support local artists and Gibsons Public Art Gallery at our annual fundraiser. Enjoy the art and finish your holiday shopping in our Gift Shop representing the works of over 50 local artists. We look forward to seeing you!

Art Exhibition: Young Artists Awards + Banner Project 2021

November 26 – December 12, 2021

Join us for a celebration of the creative talents of young artists on the Coast. Come down to the Arts Centre in Sechelt for two fantastic annual exhibitions.

Young Artists Awards: The exhibition features work by artists aged 5 – 18 across the Coast in a wide array of media including painting, drawing, sculpture, video and digital art and more.

Banner Project 2021: The Banner Project brings together elementary schools across the Sunshine Coast to make work under one theme. This year, the theme is “Imagined Creatures.”

Art Exhibition: Nadine Sallinen

Featuring Nadine Sallinen’s creative expressions of wildlife art, with some flowers and a few surprises in the eclectic mix of small framed prints and originals as well as some larger prints on canvas and original pastel work. Nadine mainly works in soft pastels, but has done works in watercolour, gouache, oil pastel, acrylic, coloured pencil and ink.

Call to Artists: GPAG Members’ Exhibition

Submissions accepted Nov 25-28 at GPAG. Present Tense (mixed media) runs December 2 – 19 and features the creative work of GPAG members.
In addition to celebrating the artistry of our members, Present Tense is a fundraiser to support local artists and the Gallery. Members are invited to submit one original piece for this show. All work included in the exhibition must be listed for sale and the Gallery will take a 30% sales commission (or higher for artists who wish to donate more). This exhibition is open to all current members artists/makers/creative people in all mediums.

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