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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.

Opportunity: FIBRESHED – Slow Fashion + Climate Action

DEADLINE: December 17, 2021 at 4pm

If you are a youth aged 15 – 24 and are interested in rethinking your relationship to textiles while developing practical skills and exploring how to become involved in positive and fun climate action, then this program is for you. Over six months you will explore local fibres, experiment with dyes from local plants and mushrooms, learn visible mending techniques, explore sustainable fashion trends and experiment with repurposing material.

Register at sunshinecoastartscouncil.com/fibreshed2021/

Tiny Tapestries with Everlea Yarn Workshop

Come inside, under sparkling fir and cedar bows… and learn about the elements of design to consider for and the basics of tapestry.⠀Choose to make a magnet, pin or a holiday decoration 🌲⠀Head home with a loom and enough yarn to make more! In person at 5656 Cowrie Street Sechelt ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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DM Janna Maria Vallee @everlea_yarn or email janna@everleayarn.ca to secure your spot!⠀⠀Vaccine passports will be checked at the door

Everlea Yarn Pop Up at Redecor & Design

For this event shops in Sechelt stay open late for holiday shopping. I’ll be at Redecor with yarn, kits, and weaving supplies. The two weavings pictured are already available at Redecor if you’re looking to warm up your home with handmade textiles.

Art Exhibition: Members Show & Winter Market

Our inaugural Members Show & Winter Market. Members have submitted original artwork (in all mediums) made in the past three years for this show. Complimenting the artwork on the walls of the space will be juried, original, handmade fibre-based treasures filling the centre of the space, perfect for seasonal shoppers. In this unique way, FibreWorks will celebrate both the functional fibre artists of the Sunshine Coastal community from Langdale to Lund and surrounding islands, while also showcasing the many talents of our membership

Art Crawl #102 Aupe Studio – Shy Watters & Derek Georgeson

“Aupe Studio” where Shy & Derek work from will be open to the public during this years art crawl, all covid 19 protocols / social distancing will be followed!

Shy Watters Cedar Hat Weaver has been weaving since 1999, Shy will have her cedar hats and other cedar creations available for purchase. Shy’s husband Derek will have all his hand carved creations available also!
…too many to list pictures will be added / short video also will be added!
Please come by our Aupe Studio located on my homelands of the shishálh nation during the art crawl! October 22-24, 2021
*AUPE is a Homalco language word meaning “Church House” where the Homalco nation resided

Sunshine Coast Art Crawl 2021

Drop in visits welcome, following Provincial Health Guidelines.

Join friends and take a self directed scenic coastal tour of 164 galleries, artist studios and more.

10:00 am – 5:00 pm each day

Selected venues open for Friday night receptions 7:00 – 9:00pm. Check brochure or website for listings here.

 

Stitchin’

Mondays. A drop-in social group for knitters, crocheters, and stitchers of all types and ability. Bring your current project and enjoy stitching with fellow crafters.

Library Lawn – weather permitting.

Please note: In view of potential changes to public health regulations, changes in programming may occur.

Art Exhibition: Beautiful Mess: the joyful & random discovery of the artistic process

to October 31st. This exhibition will allow the public access to this usually private process of creation, and allows a rare opportunity of peeking behind the curtain so to speak, beyond the final piece of art. Your artist statement will invite the viewer to gain further insight on what can happen when someone creates art–and how the process itself is artistic. This show aims to create a sense of intimacy between the artist and the public.

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” – Scott Adams

Art at the Gardens – a show and sale

The Landing Artists group are excited to emerge from the lockdown with lots of new work! Featuring original paintings, prints, photography, sculpted characters, fibre art, jewellery, lamps & more. Location is the Botanical Gardens, Mason Road, Sechelt . August long weekend, 1pm to 6pm Saturday & Sunday, 5pm Monday.

Opportunity: Coast ♥ Fibre: Members Show & Winter Market

Deadline October 1st. FibreWorks invites you to share your passions with the public this holiday season.
This is a juried winter market to be showcased in the centre of our gallery. Original, handmade fibre-based treasures filling the centre of the space, perfect for seasonal shoppers.
Any fibre media is welcome: wearables & accessories, home décor/accents, functional artisanal pieces; seasonal ornaments & gifts etc.
Participants must be residents of the Sunshine Coastal community from Lund to Langdale & surrounding islands.
This event is open to all original handmade fibre works.

PR – What the Plus (+) LGBT2QS+ Arts Festival

Tues, Thur, Sat, July 22-August 7, 2021 (12am-5pm). WHAT THE PLUS (+) Arts Festival
Group LGBTQ2S+ Art Exhibition, Artist talk, Writers Workshop + Zine
2021 Theme: Creative Self Portraits
Powell River, BC

Moving beyond our inaugural LGBTQ2S+ art festival in 2020, where we focused on the gradient implications of the ‘+’ within LGBTQ2S+, our ‘Creative Self Portraits ~Beyond the Selfie’ themed show this year celebrates the queer self-portrait, as a way to further develop our local LGBTQS2+ conversation, as we strive toward greater queer visibility and understanding in our community. 14+ artists presenting multiple works

Call for artists – Beautiful Mess: the joyful & random discovery of the artistic process

New Deadline Aug 13. Calling for applications to a curated exhibit exploring works that have been born of “happy accidents”
Every artist has had one: “a bad art day” – nothing works in the studio – you’ve just made a mess . . . A Beautiful Mess.
This exhibition will allow the public access to the usually private process of creation, and allows a rare opportunity of peeking behind the curtain so to speak, beyond the final piece of art. Your artist statement will invite the viewer to gain further insight on what can happen when someone creates art.

Opportunity: Calling for Vendors: Hackett Park Arts and Crafts Fair

Deadline July 30. The Sunshine Coast Arts Council is thrilled to announce the return of the Hackett Park Arts & Crafts fair for 2021. We have been working closely with Vancouver Coastal Health to give our local artisan vendors a safe and exciting opportunity to share their works with our local community.

We are now accepting applications from vendors!

The fair is from August 14-15, 2021, at Hackett Park
Cost of a booth begins at $125

For more info or to fill out an application visit our website sunshinecoastartscouncil.com/hackettpark/

Embellishing with free style Machine Embroidery with Nell Burns

July 3-4. This 2-day workshop will expose many secrets of machine embroidery and allow you to fully understand just what your machine can do.
This is a sample based class where we will explore the possibilities of embellishing a variety of surfaces with free motion embroidery using different fabrics, yarns and threads. The techniques taught can be applied to any stitchable surface to further define shapes, create textures and dimension and create an embossed effect. By experimenting with these techniques, you will discover the possibilities and options are endless.

You will produce a range of samples i

Art Exhibition: the poetry of line

to Aug 1. Alexis Bach, Jill Denton, Catherine Nicholls.

A poem, a song or a single line are all inspiration for these 3 artists exploring the magic of language. In this exhibition each of the artists have taken some of their favourite “lines” and allowed them to inform their work in fibre.

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