Sunshine Coast Canada
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Art Exhibition: Martin W. Smith & Nadine Sallinen

to May 30. Nadine finds peace and enjoyment from drawings and painting and being able to explore the use of different mediums and techniques. Her current medium of choice is soft pastels.

Martin likes the similarities between painting and instrumental music and I hope to evoke feelings that cannot be described in spoken language.

Art Exhibition: Three, Two, One – Create

The exhibit, “Three, Two, One – Create” is a play on words, but has a larger meaning for this show. There are three artists (Don Zeghers, Krista Zeghers and Coreen Zerr) using two artistic mediums (photography and fibre art) in one exhibit to depict the creative process. Each of the pieces in “Three, Two, One – Create” involves a collaboration between the artists.

Diversity in Clay: Meet the Artists

Join us for a conversation with the Sunshine Coast artists working in ceramics and clay whose new work is part of our current exhibition.

These virtual conversations will take place on Sunday, April 18th 2021 @ 2PM, each featuring a different group of artists from our upcoming Diversity in Clay exhibition. Pre-registration is required here.

Art Exhibition: Shannon Pawliw | Microscapes (mixed media)

Gibsons Public Art Gallery (GPAG) presents Microscapes by Shannon Pawliw, a mixed-media exhibition opening Thursday, April 08. This timely series of works portrays a colourful, fantastical and imagined world where one can fly, float, or soar through a diminutive landscape filled with microbes, bacteria, viruses, cells, and atoms. At once, playful, scientific, serious and mysterious, the engaging collection of painted works is presented alongside fabric and fibre microbial garlands and microbiome sculptures.

Opportunity: What the Plus (+) 2021: CALL FOR LGBTQ2S+ ARTISTS – Powell River and region

Deadline April 15, 2021. This is a call for INTEREST  for local coastal LGBTQ2+ artists to participate in the 2021 What the Plus + Exhibition in Powell River, BC. This year’s theme is “Creative Self-Portrait” Free to submit your interest at www.whattheplus.wordpress.com – Seeking 6-10 or so dedicated artists working in any medium to present up to 3 works each in July/August 2021 in Powell River, BC. see details on site and email whattheplusart@gmail.com

Artist Talk – Three, Two, One – Create

We are hosting a Virtual Artist Talk in lieu of an opening reception for our Opening Show of the 2021 season. Join us on Facebook Live to talk with Coreen Zerr, Krista & Don Zeghers about their show, their process and more ..

PR – Artique Gallery

A Co-operative Gallery consisting of 30 members with a very wide selection of local original art, fine craft, handmade and art cards for every taste and budget. Safety protocols observed. We run a guest artist program or, if you would like to become a member artist, applications are always welcome. Look for us on Alberni St. just up from Marine Drive. 6820 Alberni St, Powell River, 604.485.4837

Art Exhibition: Shayd Johnson – ‘Not An Island’

to March 31st. Shayd Johnson is an accomplished photographer now residing on the Sunshine Coast. Pop in during the month of March to check out his beautiful new collection ‘Not An Island’.

‘Not An Island’ is a series of images captured on the Sunshine Coast over the last year. The pandemic gave me an opportunity to slow down and appreciate the beauty in my own back yard. I shot these photos on film, to create a sense of timelessness in my images, reflecting a bit on the character and heritage of the coast, while showing off it’s beauty through landscapes.

Art Exhibition: Diversity in Clay

Mar 19 – April 18th. Join us for an exhibition of new work by Sunshine Coast artists working in ceramics and clay. Featuring new work from: Liz de Beer, Pat Forst, Pia Sillem, Jack Ploesser, Mike Allegretti, Elaine Futterman, Tim Niebergall, Bev Niebergall, Ray Niebergall  

Art Exhibition: Shout Out! 2021 Youth Art Exhibition

to April 4th. Gibsons Public Art Gallery presents Shout Out! 2021 Youth Art Exhibition featuring works in all mediums by Sunshine Coast youth ages 2 – 18.  Gallery hours are Thursdays to Mondays, 11am – 4pm. Don’t miss this popular exhibition!

Diversity in Clay: Meet the Artists

Join us for a conversation with the Sunshine Coast artists working in ceramics and clay whose new work is part of our current exhibition.

These virtual conversations will take place on Sunday, March 21st 2021 @ 2PM and Sunday, April 18th 2021 @ 2PM, each featuring a different group of artists from our upcoming Diversity in Clay exhibition. Pre-registration is required here.

Art Exhibition: 2021 Life Drawing Group Exhibition

to March 14th. This exhibition will mark the 36th anniversary of the Tuesday Life Drawing Group and will include drawings completed between 2018 and 2021. Drawings include works in pencil, pen, conté, charcoal and digital drawings on iPad. Drawings untouched back home in the studio have a spontaneity, freshness and immediacy ordinarily not seen in art exhibitions where the usual criteria include polish and composition. Drawing times range from one to thirty minutes.

Art Exhibition: Yeonmi Kim – Plasticity & Zac Harding – Insert Title

to March 7th. Power River artist Yeonmi Kim’s work is informed by a sustainable practice to elevate awareness around manufactured plastic and other materials we waste. See her exhibition, Plasticity in the Main Gallery.

Sunshine Coast artist Zac Harding is inspired by bright, bold colours, animation, illustration, the great outdoors, subtle and not so subtle characters. His Exhibition, Insert Title, will be displayed in the Eve Smart Gallery.

Art Exhibition: Black History Month – Denise Brown

to Feb 28th. in the Board Room – ‘The Fabric of Freedom’.  During the time of the Underground Railroad, certain Freedom quilt blocks were said to be employed to communicate directional and safe passage information to fugitive slaves who were seeking freedom in Canada. Denise Brown’s Fabric of Freedom collection includes 19 square watercolour images to honour the quiet revolution that was the Underground Railroad. Propelled by many, it was made famous by Harriet Tubman who made 19 trips to and from the deep south, guiding some 300 captives on the six week journey north to St. Catherines, Ontario.

PR – WILD IMAGES Studio Gallery

to Dec 31st, 2021. Featuring Evelyn Kirkaldy’s acrylic creations, layered in sensuous intricate texture. Paintings depicting the natural world in oil, mixed media, watercolour, pastel and more; prints; cards and art magnets. Safety protocols observed. Drop-ins welcome when the OPEN SIGN is displayed, or BY APPOINTMENT. 604.413.4059, 6046 Lund St Powell River

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