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Red Thread, Read Through - Susan Andrews Grace

Langham Cultural Society 447 A Ave
Kaslo  V0G 1M0

Fri, Oct 09, 2015 - Tue, Nov 22, 2016

Susan Andrews Grace is an artist and poet who has lived in Nelson, BC since 2001. She is the author of five books of poetry, most recently Philosopher at the Skin Edge of Being (Signature Editions, 2013) and has exhibited her artwork extensively in both Canada and the United States. Ms. Grace has undertaken a number of series over the years which honor textile traditions and the use of various fibres and other materials, in evocative and often unexpected ways. Poetry, philosophy, science, feminist studies, history, and an exacting approach to process coexist beautifully in these works. Ms. Grace is currently exhibiting Underwritten at Gallery 2 in Grand Forks, BC from August 22nd – November 15th, 2015 and exhibiting Red Thread, Read Through at the Langham Gallery in Kaslo, BC from October 9th – November 22nd, 2015. There will be an opening event: Friday, October 9th 7-9pm.


The Art Room Artists (T.A.R.A.)

20-5725 Vedder Rd.
Chilliwack  V2R 3N4

Sun, Jan 10, 2016 - Fri, Dec 16, 2016

The Art Room Artists have returned! The Art Room is host to free weekly drop-in studio time every Friday afternoon (excluding statutory holidays and CCAC event dates). Drop in anytime between 1 and 5 p.m. and get creative with this group of artists led by Warren Halm. Coffee and tea will be provided. Just bring along your own supplies and current projects to work on. Get to know your fellow artists and maybe discover a new source of inspiration. Artists of all skills levels are welcome! Questions? Call 604-769-2787 or contact


LIMITLESS Call for Submitions $1000 in Prizes!

The Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery 1241 Cartwright St
Vancouver  V6H 2B7

Sun, Jan 17, 2016 - Wed, Aug 31, 2016

LIMITLESS – $1,000 in Artist Prizes to be Won! Juried Online Competition and Exhibition Deadline for entries: May 1, 2016 Open to all artists, online exhibition – no delivery fees! Click here to read the submission guidelines and submit. Established artists should be rewarded. Emerging artists need supporting. LIMITLESS achieves both. With no limits on style or subject matter, this entirely online call is a chance to exhibit without delivery fees and a chance to win cash prizes! A portion of all submissions also assist in the creation of a $1,000 bursary for a visual arts student enrolled in a post-secondary institution! This year the recipient will be a visual arts student at Langara College in Vancouver, B.C. Successful entries to this exhibition will feature in the online gallery on the Federation of Canadian Artists’ website at www.artists.cabetween June 1st and August 31st. The Federation of Canadian Artists is a non-profit registered charity, established in 1941. Today at over 2,000 members strong, we exist to support and promote the visual arts and emerging and established artists in their practice. Learn more about who we are and what we do at


Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival

Vanier Park, Kits Point at the Foot of Whyte Avenue
Vancouver  V6J 3J9

Fri, Jun 03, 2016 - Sat, Sep 24, 2016

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival’s 27th season runs from June 3 to September 24, 2016 in modern theatre tents in Vancouver’s waterfront Vanier Park. Bard’s hit 2012 production of The Merry Wives of Windsor, directed by Johnna Wright, returns to the BMO Mainstage with all its music, fun and outrageous antics. It plays in repertory with a classic staging of the beloved romantic tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, directed by Kim Collier (Hamlet, 2013). On the Howard Family Stage, Bard presents the powerful tragedy, Othello, (director, Bob Frazer), and Shakespeare’s mythical adventure, Pericles (director, Lois Anderson). Tickets and information: or 604-739-0559.


'Lou Lynn - Out of the Ordinary'

502 Vernon Street

Sat, Jun 04, 2016 - Sun, Aug 21, 2016

“Out of the Ordinary” examines everyday household objects and questions our relationship to them. It reinterprets the common, the mundane - buttons, fasteners and kitchen utensils - into exaggerated objects of questionable usage.


Sara Morison (paintings) and Indian Art From the Edge (cravings and prints)

District Foyer Gallery (355 West Queens St.)
North Vancouver  

Thu, Jun 16, 2016 - Tue, Aug 16, 2016

North Vancouver Community Arts Council proudly presents Indian Art from the Edge (carvings and prints) and Sara Morison (paintings) at the District Foyer Gallery from June 16 – August 16, 2016. Contact us at 604-988-6844 or for more information.


The Breakwater Market - Victoria - Sundays

199 Dallas Rd - Ogden Point Breakwater - The Grassy Area in the parking lot behind the Breakwater Ca
Victoria  V8V 1A2

Sun, Jun 19, 2016 - Sun, Aug 14, 2016

"DATE: Every Sunday from June 19th to August 14th | 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. LOCATION: Ogden Point Breakwater - The Grassy Area in the parking lot behind the Breakwater Cafe & Bistro. We invite you to the summer market offering a variety of quality affordable locally made products, food (eat in or take out), wine tastings and live music. All Handmade, Homemade, Homegrown on Vancouver Island Enjoy our local musicians at the bandstand and browse the vendor stalls. You will not be disappointed! Whether you're a local in need of some fresh bread soap or gift, or a visitor looking for that unique something from Victoria, they've got it. Located at the Ogden Point Breakwater within walking distance of Victoria's Inner Harbour, The Breakwater Market. FOR MORE INFO: 250.381.5323 |


Summer Camp: Little Big Planet (Ages 3 to 6)

#20-5725 Vedder Rd.
Chilliwack  V2R 3N4

Mon, Jul 04, 2016 - Mon, Aug 22, 2016

LITTLE BIG PLANET Explore everything little and big in the world in these fun interactive workshops! With a new theme each week your child will enjoy fun arts activities based on our planet and artistic recycling! Each project is designed in relation to the child’s age & level of development. Full class descriptions available on Healthy snacks provided each class. Ages: 3-6, Mondays, 9-11am Cost: $10 per class *members save 10% Please provide child with a labeled waterbottle each class Sign up today:



#0-5725 Vedder Rd.
Chilliwack  V2R 3N4

Tue, Jul 05, 2016 - Thu, Aug 25, 2016

Come join our Crayon Crew! A fun new theme will begin every week specifically designed for your child’s age and development! Full class descriptions available on Please see website for classes/dates. Preregistration is required. Healthy snacks provided each class. Ages: 3-6, Tues. & Thurs., 9-11am Cost: $20 per week *members save 10% Please provide child with a labeled waterbottle each class. Register today:


Music in the Bay Series

Centennial Road & Blind Bay Road Waterfront
Blind Bay  V0E 1H2

Thu, Jul 07, 2016 - Thu, Aug 25, 2016

Each Thursday during the months of July & August, bring your lawnchairs or blankets to the waterfront on the corner of Centennial Road and Blind Bay Road in Blind Bay in the Shuswap for 90 minutes of fantastic music! These weekly concerts are presented free to the public, courtesy of the Arts Council for the South Shuswap and its sponsors. Bask in the evening sun and take in this great coming-together of the community each week. As music plays in the background, frisbees and footballs are tossed in the park, children gather to build sandcastles and multi-generational dancing takes place on the grass.


Amanda Strong – oskinîkiskwêw {young woman} and Jeremy Taylor’s Cyntropy

447 A Ave
Kaslo  V0G 1M0

Fri, Jul 08, 2016 - Sun, Sep 04, 2016

The Langham Gallery is proud to present the award-winning stop-motion animation work of Amanda Strong, and Kaslo’s own graphic artist Jeremy Taylor. The Main gallery will exhibit oskinîkiskwêw {young woman} which is made up of a number of set pieces and film work. Strong is an Indigenous filmmaker, media artist and stop motion director, and has received acclaim at: Cannes International Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival and the Ottawa International Animation Festival. Jeremy Taylor is well known in Kaslo for various things: his musical ability, efficiency and general nice-guy-ness but his Community Gallery exhibit Cyntropy will add a whole new creative dimension to this talented individual.


Kim Stewart "A Thread Runs Through It"

City Atrium Gallery, North Vancouver City Hall, 141 West 14th Street
North Vancouver  

Wed, Jul 13, 2016 - Fri, Oct 14, 2016

In A Thread Runs Through It, Métis artist Kim Stewart explores how blankets have been used as a form of currency in the history of this country, given often as a sign of goodwill, generosity and peace. However, Kim wonders if historically, like the poisonous Nessus shirt Hercules unwittingly gave to his wife, blankets were used in the assimilation and near destruction of a worldview; and if so, perhaps the blanket can be a participant in the rebuilding of that worldview. Kim Stewart has been creating in the field of visual arts for more than 20 years. She is a descendant of a Canadian Métis Fur Trade family. She is interested in exploring cultural adaptation and Métis identity. Artist Talk: Tuesday July 19th, 12:15pm – 12:45pm City Atrium Gallery, North Vancouver City Hall


Jenn Ashton: Soul Food at Lynn Valley Main Library

1277 Lynn Valley Rd
North Vancouver  

Wed, Jul 20, 2016 - Tue, Sep 13, 2016

North Vancouver author + artist Jenn Ashton is quickly becoming know for her whimsical, brightly coloured pieces. Working mainly in bright acrylics, inks + collage, Jenn's paintings are authentic + simple - sometimes accompanied by a verse or rhyme that can arise as she creates a piece. Jenn's vivid works are designed to be accessible to everybody. She creates paintings that strive to uncover the naïve child + deep belly laugh that lives inside everyone.


'Metaphoric Monarch' Juried Exhibition

9048 Glover Road
Fort Langley  V1M2S1

Wed, Jul 20, 2016 - Sun, Aug 07, 2016

For this year's juried exhibit, we focus on the monarch butterfly as a locus for global metaphors:  metamorphosis, migration, endangerment, etc. All these are notions embodied in and associated with the monarch butterfly, but which have further relevance and implications for humanity and the world we live in. The gallery invited submissions from artists reflecting on these or other concepts relating to, but not necessarily incorporating, the monarch. The three jurors reviewed sixty-two pieces exploring the theme for this year. The twenty-two selections include two and three dimensional and installation works: paintings, prints, pastels, drawings, punched paper from books, photos, assemblages and fiber art. The included artists are: Miguel Barros; Doris Auxier; Derek Tan; Myrna Pfeifer; Edith Krause; Deb DeJong; Suzanne Laird; Diane Norrie; Rosemary Burden; Marguerite MacIntosh; Betty Spackman; Judy Jones; Janice Jones; Wendy Mould; Joel Libin; Dorothy Doherty; Danica Thiesson; Kristin Krimmel; Meghan Carich; Rosemary Wallace; Don Portelance and Jasmine Randhawa.


In Search of Inspiration – 39th Solo Exhibition of James Tan

555 Columbia Street,
Vancouver  V6A 4H5

Sat, Jul 23, 2016 - Sun, Aug 14, 2016

Opening Reception: Saturday July 23rd, 2016 2:00pm Exhibition Dates: July 23 - August 14, 2016 Tuesday - Sunday: 10am - 5pm. Admission by donation. Chinese Cultural Centre Museum, 555 Columbia Street Vancouver B.C V6A 4H5 (604) 658-8880, Lecture and demonstration by the artist: Lingnan School of Painting and I Saturday July 30th, 2016 2:00 - 3:30pm Language: Mandarin and Cantonese. English upon request. Free admission. Please RSVP at or call (604) 658-8880 The youthful, innovative spirit of the founders of the Lingnan School has inspired James Tan to extend his own work well beyond tradition. He blends mastery of Chinese brush painting with an ability to capture the essence of Western culture, thereby creating a style of Chinese brush painting which is distinctly his own. Tan graduated from the Singapore Academy of Art in 1972 and continued his studies with Chinese brush painting masters in Singapore, Taiwan and San Francisco until 1980 establishing himself as a master of the traditional and Lingnan schools of Chinese brush painting with his own distinctive style. He has taught and lectured extensively world-wide, including The National Museum Art Gallery (Singapore), The Victoria and Albert Museum in London. And annual lecture & demonstration at the arts in Action Festival in London, U.K. Mr. Tan has won an extensive list of awards and honors and has exhibited extensively. 38 one-man shows in Singapore, Japan, Thailand, Dubai, Bahrain, Australia, England, Germany, the U.S.A. and Canada.


Aja’Sit with Jordan Bennett + Amy Malbeuf

Campbell River Art Gallery
Campbell River  

Thu, Jul 28, 2016 - Thu, Sep 01, 2016

The Campbell River Art Gallery is delighted to present contemporary artists, Jordan Bennett and Amy Malbeuf in the duo-exhibition, Aja’sit, from 28 July – 1 September 2016 in our Main Gallery. Aja’sit presents the two artists’ current works demonstrating how their practices overlap and challenge each other through the exploration of mobility and notions of place. Also on exhibition in the Discovery Gallery is artwork created by youth who have been working with Bennett and Malbeuf week in the final youth engagement workshop of the year, generously funded by the BC Arts Council and the Campbell River Community Foundation.


Art at the Shatford Centre

760 Main St.

Tue, Aug 02, 2016 - Fri, Sep 16, 2016

The Shatford Centre is dedicated to the expression of the creative spirit and the well-being it brings to all. The Artists of the South Okanagan-Similkameen are sharing in this vision by inviting the public to a showing of their members’ artistic creations in their upcoming exhibit at the Shatford Centre in Penticton BC. Duration of Exhibit: Aug 2-Sept 16/2016 Hours: Mon-Fri 9am -5pm. For more information please visit our website at


The Art Rental Show

335 Lonsdale Avenue
North Vancouver  V5Y0E8

Thu, Aug 04, 2016 - Sat, Sep 03, 2016

CityScape Community Art Space Rent or buy artwork right off the gallery walls! The Art Rental Show is a semi-annual salon-style exhibition of works selected from our art rental collection which has over 400 pieces of original artwork created by over 100 local artists.


Sacred Geometry - a solo exhibition by Coast Salish artist Dylan Thomas

Alcheringa Gallery 621 Fort Street
Victoria  V8W 1G1

Sat, Aug 06, 2016 - Wed, Aug 31, 2016

Dylan Thomas breaks open the boundaries on traditional Coast Salish design by looking for the natural beauty inherent in geometric compositions. As Dylan surrenders control to the mathematic and algorithmic process, he effectively uses centuries old methods to create stunning contemporary explorations of national themes. By repositioning his vision Dylan has rediscovered his voice among the great contemporary Coast Salish masters. A well-researched and thoughtful contemplation on geometry and the artist’s place in the everyday, the exhibition and especially the Artist Talk should not be missed! Artist talk August 13th, 2 - 4pm


Art Farm

9048 Glover Road
Fort Langley  V1M 2S1

Sun Aug 07, 2016

The Fort Gallery in Fort Langley is excited to offer its annual ‘Art Farm’ art retreat on August 7th, 2016. Always popular, this day involves a choice of seven workshops with artists Kristin Krimmel, Don Portelance, Edith Krause, Jo-Ann Sheen, Susan J. Falk, Amy J. Dyck, Zuzana Vasko and Katina Giesbrecht. In addition, there will be life-drawing sessions, and time to explore the rural setting for artistic inspiration. The workshop will be held at the property of BC artist Susan J. Falk, in south Langley and will take place rain or shine. Adults of any ability are welcome to come and learn from Fort Gallery artists keen to share their passion. This year’s workshops include Sketching for Travel, Chalk Pastel, Block Printing, Painting Plein Air: Oil or Acrylic, Expressive Drawing, Contouring Drawing and Monotype Printmaking. This will be a day to plant seeds of friendship, nourish creativity and harvest new skills. Spaces fill fast so we encourage early registration for this fun day of art-making, to avoid disappointment. Details regarding the workshops and registration are available at our website – – or drop by the gallery for a brochure. Gallery hours are Wednesday to Sunday, noon to 5pm.


Telephone Art - Bobi McMillan

60 Front Street
Penticton  V2A9A8

Fri, Aug 12, 2016 - Thu, Aug 25, 2016

Bobi is an artist who enjoys the creative process in designing pottery and in producing pieces incorporating pottery with other mixed media such as paint, coloured felt pens and found objects. Always interesting and thought provoking. Please join Bobi at the opening on Saturday August 13 , from 10 am – 2pm. The gallery will be open Monday to Saturday from 10-4pm during the show. Check out the website at: And like us on www.facebook/FrontStreetGalleryPenticton.


Artist Meet & Greet: Back to Her Roots featuring Dara Kim Sherlock

Chilliwack Community Arts Council, 20-5725 Vedder Rd.
Chilliwack  V2R 3N4

Fri Aug 12, 2016

August 10 – September 8, 2016 at the Chilliwack Community Arts Council Art Room Gallery Artist Meet & Greet on Friday, August 12 from 6 – 8 p.m. The Chilliwack Community Arts Council proudly presents its next gallery exhibition, Back to Her Roots, featuring Dara Kim Sherlock of Kimmikat Kreative. On display August 10 to September 8, this exhibition explores Sherlock’s artistic origins through her charming works in watercolour, pen and ink. Visit for more details.


Painting on the Edge 2016 - $5,000 in Artist Prizes

1241 Cartwright Street
Vancouver  V6H 4B7

Tue, Aug 16, 2016 - Sun, Sep 04, 2016

Painting on the Edge is an annual international open call, competition and exhibition open to all artists worldwide. Each year this exhibition encourages artists to challenge themselves in their current practice and get out of their artistic comfort zones. Challenge your audience, challenge your peers, challenge yourself! The submission deadline for entry is July 8, 2016. Learn more and submit online at: