Sunshine Coast Canada
Arts, Heritage + Culture
Non-profit Society Network

“Painting Mountains & Seas” LIVE Online Workshop | May 1 – 29

Join Lucas on this Workshop, and learn how to paint the Howe Sound on Canada’s West Coast. A spectacular setting, with a unique combination of Mountains and Seas!

In this Workshop you’ll be able to learn Lucas’ personal landscape painting techniques, paint alongside with him with all his guidance, from the comforts of your home, anywhere in the world!

Registrations from $250. 5 Weekly LIVE Classes on Saturdays 3pm – 6pm (recorded classes available). Save your spot here https://www.lucaskratochwil.com/workshops/p/painting-mountains-and-seas

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.

Literary Reading Series: Tenille Campbell

The SCAC is pleased to have poet Tenille Campbell share online readings from “#IndianLovePoems”

Tenille K Campbell is a Dene/Métis author and photographer from English River First Nation, SK. She completed her MFA in Creative Writing from UBC and is enrolled in her PhD at the University of Saskatchewan.

Register for the reading on zoom here.

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  

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.

Skills for Solitude: Professional Series Botanical Drawing Workshops (Online) With Mehran Modarres-Sadeghi

March 6, 13, 20, 27 (Saturdays)
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
$70/$100 (Members/Non-Members)

Maximum number of students: 20

In these workshops, you will develop skills in drawing plants and flowers from observation. Using various drawing materials such as graphite pencil, pen, and coloured pencil, you will explore basic drawing techniques of line drawing, shading, stippling, and textural drawing while drawing from wild plants of the West Coast Botanical.

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: Friends of the Gallery (FOG) 2021 Group Show

to February 7th. Friends of the Gallery is our annual celebration of the creativity of our membership. This exhibition launches our new season, and features the work of members of the Sunshine Coast Arts Council.

We invite you to spend time with the works, and if you can, purchase one and support a local artist.

Annual General Meeting: Sunshine Coast Arts Council

We invite all of our current Members to join us at our upcoming AGM.

The Sunshine Coast Arts Council will hold its Annual General Meeting on Saturday January 23rd at 2pm. Come meet our Board and Staff, celebrate our achievements from the past year, and discover our plans for the year ahead! So that all of our members can attend, we will be hosting our first live, virtual AGM. To attend you must be a member in good standing.

Opportunity: Friends of the Gallery (FOG) 2021 Group Show

Artwork Drop-off: Sunday, January 3, 2021 (2-4pm) and Monday January 4, 2021 (10-12pm)

Friends of the Gallery is our annual celebration of the creativity of our membership. This exhibition launches our new season, and features the work of members of the Sunshine Coast Arts Council. Date of exhibition January 8 – February 7, 2021

Any member of the SCAC is welcome to include one work (maximum 24” x 36”), any medium, including three-dimensional and digital work, produced in 2020. If your membership hasn’t

Artist Exhibition: Banner Project 2020

The Cowrie Street Banner Project began in 1994 as a joint venture between the Sechelt Chamber of Commerce and the Sunshine Coast Arts Council. In approximately 2003, the priorities of the Chamber of Commerce changed, and the project is now sponsored entirely by the Sunshine Coast Arts Council. From 1994–2014 the banners decorated Sechelt’s Cowrie and Wharf streets. As of 2014, the banners are hung in Sechelt’s Civic Square creating their own outdoor gallery.

Art Exhibition: 2020 Young Artists Awards

to Dec 14th. The Sunshine Coast Arts Council supports the young artists in our community. The Young People’s Own Show exhibits work created in our local schools and is also open to youth who create art independently. We are proud to continue the annual Young Artists Awards which was initiated in 1988. Over the years we have seen our participants in these exhibitions go on to higher education and careers in the arts.

Art Exhibition: Lucas Kratochwil, “Immersion in Nature”

July 17-August 16. The exhibition seeks to bring back the attention of the viewer toward nature and remind us we are here only as visitors and it is our responsibility to take care of this planet. These paintings aim to have viewers feel immersed in nature, struck, non-existing, in complete awe, and at peace.

Artist Talk: Veronica Trujillo and Lucas Kratochwil

Join exhibiting artists Veronica Trujillo and Lucas Kratochwil for a discussion on their practices and approach to painting. While remarkably different in their final form both artists are driven by a curiosity to express the natural world around them.

A zoom link will be provided to you 48 hours before the Artist Talk here.

Art Exhibition: Veronica Trujilo, Forest Skin

July 17-August 16. Forest Skin is an exhibition of work by Squamish-based artist Veronica Trujillo.

Forest Skin was born between thoughts and daily walks as an exercise in approaching the environment and its community where she currently lives. Starting from the notion of exploring the human-landscape interaction through painting. The landscape observes us with an external face that has been formed with the time. Not only naturally but also by the uninterrupted human persistence.

Feature Attractions

Map — How to get here

Google Map
Sunshine Coast Map