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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

Sunshine Coast Art Crawl 2021

Sunshine Coast Art Crawl – drop in, an online

Join friends and take a 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.

Drop in visits welcome, following Provincial Health Guidelines.

Opening Reception for A Beautiful Mess – DATE CHANGE now Sept 25

Due to heavy rainfall warning.

Please join us in celebrating a Beautiful Mess: the joyful & random discovery of the artistic process .. a juried, mixed media Fibre Arts exhibit.

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.

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

Harbour Gallery September Openings

The artists of Harbour Gallery 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 September.

qathet region Studio Art Tour

Sat + Sun Aug 28-29, 2021 PLUS by appointment until Sept 5! Join us in the qathet region/Powell River BC for the return of the annual FREE, self-guided Studio Tour- 19 participating open studios and 2 galleries open to you.  Pick up a guide at the Visitor’s Centre or check online on our site.

Open House — Becoming Human

Open House at the Little Gallery in the Garden. The Echinacea are coming into bloom and the show Becoming Human is coming down to its last few weeks — time for a one-day Open House. It will be wild, with herbal tea from the garden and cookies from the store.

Becoming Human is an exploration of human archetypes using drawings, photos, photoshop, and colour, along with a little bit of story. Jane says it is “a shallow look at some deep subjects.” She’s also published a new book with the same title.

The show can also be viewed by appointment anytime. Text 604 989 9090.

PR – What the Plus Opening Speaker Event with Prashant Miranda (intro by Koosen Devin Pielle)

Opening evening Thursday, July 22 – opens at 5:30pm : Prashant Miranda will give an artist talk on his sketchbooks as diaries.

Prashant Miranda grew up in Bangalore, studied at the National Institute of Design, India, and moved to Canada in1999. He designed children’s animated shows for TV in Toronto before moving on to pursue his passions as an artist. He spends time in the coastal rainforests on the west coast of Canada now, where he travels and documents his life through his watercolour journals, animates films, teaches visual art, illustrates children’s books and paints murals.

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

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.

Opportunity: UNITY ART EXHIBITION CALL OUT

Deadline June 15. The Sechelt Arts Festival curated art exhibition invites LGBTQ2+ identified visual artists on the SC to submit expressions of interest to participate in the annual show Oct 8-24, 2021. In times of isolation and strife, artists are relied upon to help make sense of the world around us. The 2021 theme, UNITY, will explore our political, racial and societal divisions. How can we work better together, in unity to address these challenges collaboratively through the queer artist’s lens? Please send contact info, CV, pics of previous work to Anna Nobile at: localartgeek@gmail.com

Opportunity: UNITY art exhibition CALL OUT to artists

Deadline June 15. The Sechelt Arts Festival curated art exhibition invites LGBTQ2+ identified visual artists on the SC to submit expressions of interest to participate in the annual show Oct 8-24, 2021. In times of isolation and strife, artists are relied upon to help make sense of the world around us. The 2021 theme, UNITY, will explore our political, racial and societal divisions. How can we work better together, in unity to address these challenges collaboratively through the queer artist’s lens? Please send contact info, CV, pics of previous work to Anna Nobile at: localartgeek@gmail.com by June 15, 2021.

Opportunity: Call to Artists

Deadline Apr 30. Open call for submissions at Gibsons Public Art Gallery (GPAG). The exhibition submission process for GPAG has been extended with a new deadline of April 30, 2021. Artists working in all mediums are invited to submit proposals for the 2022 calendar year.

Visit gpag.ca/submissions for further information, including GPAG exhibition policy, submission guidelines and form.

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.

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