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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.

Literary Series: Michael Christie

The SCAC is pleased to have author Michael Christie share online readings of his work including his most recent novel “Greenwood”.

Michael Christie reads from “Greenwood”. A National Bestseller, longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and Winner of the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel. Structurally based upon the nested growth rings of a tree, Greenwood tells the intertwining story of four generations of one family from the 1930’s through to 2038. Each individual tied to the rest through their connection to wood, to the forest. It is a novel that speaks to the environmental concerns of our time through the lives and loves and finally the mystery at the heart of one family.

Art Exhibition: Rise. Recover. Repeat.

February 11 – March 12, 2022

Rise. Recover. Repeat. is an exhibition of artwork from the material and process driven practices of artists Rosemary Burden, Connie Sabo, and Debbie Westergaard Tuepah.

The works in the exhibition explore the thematic of socio-political and environmental precariousness across a range of sculpture, installation, drawing and painting. Through the use of found or discarded objects and environmental detritus, these artists use materials and process as a means of addressing a shared urgency and desire to shift the rapid decline of our environment, and work toward its recovery.

Literary Series: Jennica Harper

The SCAC is pleased to have poet Jennica Harper share online readings of her work including her most recent poetry collection “Bounce House”.

The Sunshine Coast Arts Council, under the guidance of a Literary Reading Committee, sponsors a series of readings each year. Authors make a selection to read from their texts, followed by a discussion with the audience. The Literary Readings create intimate encounters between authors and Sunshine Coast audiences and readers, serving to enhance our appreciation of the wealth, breadth and exciting variety of Canadian literature.

Artwork Pick-Up: Friends of the Gallery

Thank you to all of our members who participated in our annual celebration of the creativity of our membership. We will be sad to see them go, but remember to pick-up your artwork on Sunday, February 6th anytime from noon till 4pm.

Literary Series: Andrew Scott

The Sunshine Coast Arts Council is pleased to have author Andrew Scott share online readings of his work including his recent novel “Under the Bright Sky, A Memoir of Travels Through Asia”.

The Sunshine Coast Arts Council, under the guidance of a Literary Reading Committee, sponsors a series of readings each year. Authors make a selection to read from their texts, followed by a discussion with the audience. The Literary Readings create intimate encounters between authors and Sunshine Coast audiences and readers, serving to enhance our appreciation of the wealth, breadth and exciting variety of Canadian literature.

Art Exhibition: Friends of the Gallery

January 7 – February 6, 2022

The Sunshine Coast Arts Council’s annual celebration of the creativity of our membership is open January 7th – February 6th 2022. Stop by the Doris Crowston Gallery to view a diversity of works in several different mediums, created by members of the SCAC. As one of the highlights of the year, we encourage all to come by and see all the breath-taking works our talented members create.

Drop off Submissions for Friends of the Gallery

Jan. 4th 10-2pm and Jan. 5th 10-noon, 2022. Our annual celebration of the creativity of our membership is happening January 7 – February 6, 2022. If you are a member and would like to participate, please drop off your works  As one of the highlights of the year, we are looking forward to seeing all the breath-taking works our talented members create.

Any member of the SCAC is welcome to include one work (maximum size 24” x 36”), any medium, produced in 2021. New members are always welcome.

Opportunity: Call for Submissions – Friends of the Gallery

Calling all members of the SCAC! The Friends of the Gallery Exhibition is starting again soon.

Our annual celebration of the creativity of our membership is happening January 7 – February 6, 2022. If you are a member and would like to participate, please drop off your works Jan. 4th 10-2pm and Jan. 5th 10-noon, 2022. As one of the highlights of the year, we are looking forward to seeing all the breath-taking works our talented members create.

Any member of the SCAC is welcome to include one work (maximum size 24” x 36”), any medium, produced in 2021. New members are always welcome.

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/

Sunshine Coast Arts Council – AGM

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 December 11th, 2021 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 meeting virtually, via Zoom. To attend you must be a member in good standing.

Art Exhibition: Young Artists Awards + Banner Project 2021

November 26 – December 12, 2021

Join us for a celebration of the creative talents of young artists on the Coast. Come down to the Arts Centre in Sechelt for two fantastic annual exhibitions.

Young Artists Awards: The exhibition features work by artists aged 5 – 18 across the Coast in a wide array of media including painting, drawing, sculpture, video and digital art and more.

Banner Project 2021: The Banner Project brings together elementary schools across the Sunshine Coast to make work under one theme. This year, the theme is “Imagined Creatures.”

Deck the Halls – Holiday Craft Fair

We are delighted to announce the return of our annual Deck the Halls Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair. This year it will take place both in the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre building as well as the Sechelt Seniors’ Activity Centre across the street. Booths will be set up throughout both venues. Live entertainment is scheduled throughout the event, and festive food treats will be available for purchase. The event will run from Saturday, November 20th to Sunday, November 21st from 10AM to 4PM. Entrance is by donation.

Art Exhibition: Jennifer Brant & Jennifer Ireland

Matters of Scale
October 15 – November 14, 2021

Jennifer Brant and Jennifer Ireland draw on their respective interdisciplinary practices to collaboratively investigate and re-envision decolonial relationships and responsibilities towards land and environment.

Opportunity: Call for Submissions: Young Artist Awards

Deadline for submissions – Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 4:00 pm.

The Young Artist Awards is an opportunity for young artists to display and receive feedback on their work. Who? Local artists aged 5 – 18 who love to be creative at home and are working on their art independently of school. Any type of medium is welcome! Please deliver entires to the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre at Trail and Medusa in Sechelt. Gallery hours are noon to 4PM Wednesday – Sunday.

Art Exhibition: Vicky Marshall – Aftermath

September 10 – October 10, 2021
(Large Gallery)

Known for her distinctive expressionistic technique and subjects drawn from everyday life, Vicky Marshall is one of Vancouver’s most recognized painters. In this new series of oil paintings on canvas and multi-media works on paper, Marshall revisits a theme that has held her interest at various points throughout her artistic career: the British Columbia landscape.

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