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Gigi Hoeller Gallery Super Show

July 1, 2, 3 & 4. Annual Long Weekend Event. This year Gigi is presenting her ‘Doll Wall’ with all it’s crazy creative characters as well as a show and sale of her older works that are usually stored away throughout the year.

 

Art Exhibition: Singular/Serial – Contemporary Monoprinting

Greta Guzek, Jen Drysdale, Kim LaFave, Jennifer Love

The Sunshine Coast Arts Council is delighted to host an exhibition of new work by four Sunshine Coast artists at the Doris Crowston Gallery in Sechelt. This exhibition showcases the diverse work of a group of artists who have, in their distinctly individual styles, been exploring the possibilities inherent in using monoprinting on a gel plate as an essential element in their process. The making of a hand-pulled print adds, in its process, an extra excitement to the final artwork.

Short-run Exhibition: Carol Sawyer, Shadow Puppet

Screening “Shadow Puppet”, video art by Vancouver-based artist Carol Sawyer, as well as a selection of photographs. Visitors are invited to take inspiration from the works and make their own shadow puppets in the performative space. Materials provided.

Visit www.carolsawyer.net to learn more about the artist.

Art Exhibition: Singular/Serial – Contemporary Monoprinting

Greta Guzek, Jen Drysdale, Kim LaFave, Jennifer Love

The Sunshine Coast Arts Council is delighted to host an exhibition of new work by four Sunshine Coast artists at the Doris Crowston Gallery in Sechelt. This exhibition showcases the diverse work of a group of artists who have, in their distinctly individual styles, been exploring the possibilities inherent in using monoprinting on a gel plate as an essential element in their process. The making of a hand-pulled print adds, in its process, an extra excitement to the final artwork.

3rd Annual Rockfish Art Festival

June 8 – 20 on display. Fundraiser for Nicholas Sonntag Marine Education Centre. Cutout wood Rockfish stencil are decorated by the local community and on display at Gibson Public Market June 8-20. Bidding to purchase is open during those dates. Watch for on-line bidding opportunity this year.

Art Exhibition: ‘Heartache & Poetry’ Pauline Holden

to June 30. My goal is for us to normalize self expression for all body types, ethnicities, ages, sexual orientations, and gender identities without it being sexualized. With this project, I hope for you to see the heartache and poetry that each image holds. And for you to leave knowing the innate value of your own body and how it’s carried you through life so far.

Art Exhibition: Dionne Paul – Indigenous Land Based Practice

Dionne Paul (Ximiq) is an Indigenous artist and plant medicine woman, who co-creates with Mother Nature through harvesting natural materials and dyes to incorporate into her works of art. Some of her practice has moved into home decor where she brings the forest and nature inside with her resin works, moss creations and textile pieces. She collaborates with other Indigenous artists and settler allies. Reconciliation in action!

Opportunity: Call for Exhibition Proposals 2022/2023

Deadline: June 30, 2021 @ 5pm. We welcome proposals each year for the Doris Crowston Gallery at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre. We are now accepting applications for exhibitions for 2022/2023. We encourage proposals for exhibitions and artwork that will challenge visitors, provoke conversation and connect to pressing concerns of our time. While membership in the SCAC is not required in order to make a submission to the gallery, selected artists must become members if they are selected to exhibit.

For more information visit sunshinecoastartscouncil.com/call-for-submissions/

 

Harbour Gallery Summer Opening

The artists of Harbour Gallery have been busy getting ready for 2021 summer season. The collection includes our “What Covid Has Meant To Me” collaborative project. This year we will be open for our regular hours: Saturdays, 11 am to 4 pm in June and September, and every day in July and August, 11 am to 4 pm.

Artist Talk by Marlene Lowden

Join Marlene via ZOOM for a talk about her Blind Contour Homage series that celebrates the work and lives of Canadian female artists. She will be sharing behind the scenes images and will talk about how the series developed from a few sketches to a body of working consisting of 32 oil paintings. The series is being exhibited virtually by the Summerland Arts Centre and they are hosting the event.

Art Exhibition: Young Artists + Our Ancient Forests

to May 23rd. The Sunshine Coast Arts Council is proud to present a showcase of art created by over 350 local youth and their teachers that considers the role of art in saving the ancient forests of the Sunshine Coast and beyond. This is our 2021 edition of our annual Young People’s exhibition.

Landbase/Home – Caitlin ffrench – Artist Talk

In lieu of an opening reception, join us on our Facebook Page for the opportunity to connect with the Caitlin as she shares about her process, the story of the land, inspirations and more.

Using natural materials Caitlin ffrench has built representations of her memories- mapping travels and life events into tangible objects. These works were made using the word Hiraeth as a catalyst; a longing or homesickness for a place that no longer exists.

Show runs to June 20th

Artist Exhibition: Landbase/Home – Caitlin ffrench

Landbase intersects ethnobotany, geology, and visual storytelling with wildcrafted pigments, ceramics, and textiles.

Using natural materials Caitlin ffrench has built representations of her memories- mapping travels and life events into tangible objects. These works were made using the word Hiraeth as a catalyst; a longing or homesickness for a place that no longer exists.
Each piece tells the story of a place or time that ffrench holds dear and where she feels that she left a part of herself.

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: Make the Cut

to May 30. Gibsons Public Art Gallery (GPAG) is pleased to present Make the Cut – a collage, mixed-media and installation exhibition by a trio of Sunshine Coast artists opening May 06. Teryl Mullock is a mixed-media artist combining his talents and lifelong creative interests in drawing, architecture and making music. Carol LaFave is a contemporary collage artist, inspired by nature, cityscapes, colour, pattern, texture and shape. Gary Sean Loewen is a collage artist, photographer and musician who creates appreciations for the artistic expressions of others while exploring the vast genre of collage.

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