Sunshine Coast Canada
Arts, Heritage + Culture
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Reception + Artist Talk: Samantha Harrison and Life Drawing

Exhibition Dates: April 19 – May 11, 2024
Reception + Artist Talk: Friday, April19th @ 5PM

Recreations of Myth and Spirit – Samantha Harrison

Life Drawing Exhibition – Brenden Harris, Brian McFayden, Bruce Edwards, Cathy Wickett, Charlene Stallard, Christel Evers, Cindy Riach, Claude Perrault, Darlynne Gehring, Devon Blean, Gabrielle Barrett-Lennard, Janice McFegan, Judith Miller, Kathy O’Brien, Kevin J. Wells, Louise Valentine, Nena Braathen, Pamela Lee, Paula O’Brien, Paula Sawadsky, Sandi McGinnis, Vicky Marshall

Art Reception: Young Artist Exhibitions

Artwork Pickup + Reception

We are delighted to support young artists in our community, and proud to continue the annual Young Artists Exhibition, which was initiated in 1988. Entries often include paintings, drawings, mixed-media, and 3-dimensional work. Over the years, we have seen participants in these exhibitions go on to higher education and careers in the arts. All artists receive a small gift encouraging their continued creativity, as well as feedback and encouragement from a panel of working artists on the Coast.

This year’s theme, The Salish Sea.

What does the Salish Sea mean to you? What can you find in the deep sea, on the shoreline, on the surf

Art Exhibition: Juxtapose – Collage Art

2 day pop up art show – March 22nd, 2-9pm ( reception 5-9), March 23rd, 10-5pm.

Art show featuring 5 Coast artists working in their versions of COLLAGE: Kasia Lambrecht, Eldon Underhill, Christina Symons, Carol LaFave, Brian Baxter.

Max Wyman speaks about The Compassionate Imagination

Author, former art critic and arts policy-maker, Max Wyman, will read from his new book, The Compassionate Imagination. How the arts are central to a functioning democracy. He was an arts critic and columnist for The Vancouver Sun and CBC Radio for over 30 years. He is the author of seven books on the arts in Canada. Fundraiser: Sunshine Coast Writers and Editors Society.

Save a seat by emailing Please arrive by 5:45 p.m. to claim your seat. Suggested donation of $20 at the door as fundraiser for SCWES.

The Days of Augusta – Photographs by Robert Keziere

Opening Reception: Friday, September 8th at 5pm
Film Screening + Dialogue: Saturday, September 30th at 7pm

The Days of Augusta is an exhibition that brings together photographs, audio and text that shares the story of Augusta, a Soda Creek Elder who died in 1978. Christened “Mary Augusta Tappage,” Augusta was born on February 11, 1888 in Soda Creek, BC. She was the daughter of Christopher [Alex] Tappage, a Shuswap Chief, and Mary Ann Longshem, a Mètis woman. Widowed as a young woman, Augusta raised her own children, taught herself midwifery skills and helped raise many other children in the area. This exhibit includes Keziere’s recordings of Augusta sharing stories, playing the harmonica and singing cowboy songs, as well as a selection of photographs that have never been seen publicly.

Opening Reception: Branching Songs

Please come join artists Julie Andreyev, Simon Lysander Overstall, Giorgio Magnanensi, Lara Felsing, M. Simon Levin, Emma Pallay, Keira Madsen, and Myles V Feltenberger for the opening reception of the Branching Songs exhibition. There will be food!

When: June 23rd, at 5PM
Where: Sunshine Coast Arts Council, 5714 Medusa St. Sechelt

Exhibition runs June 23rd – August 13th

Art Exhibition: Branching Songs

Branching Songs
Julie Andreyev, Simon Lysander Overstall, Giorgio Magnanensi, Lara Felsing, M. Simon Levin, Emma Pallay, Keira Madsen, Myles V Feltenberger

Opening Reception + Public Dialogues: Friday June 23rd at 5pm
Workshops + Soundwalks: Saturday + Sunday June 24th + 25th

Branching Songs is an ongoing collaborative project that draws attention to trees and forests in the West Coast region. The team experiments with sound and new media technologies, alongside land-based practices, to create artworks and encounters that aim to build awareness about the crucial role trees and forests play in ecosystem health—ecosystems we are part of.

Art Exhibition: Japanese Views – Glenn Lewis and Naoko Fukumaru

May 19 – June 17, 2023

Glenn Lewis and Naoko Fukumaru
Japanese Views
Artist Talk + Reception: Friday May 19th at 5pm

Glenn Lewis and Naoko Fukumaru began ceramic collaborations in early 2020 with Fukumaru applying Kintsugi mending to ceramics either made or collected by Lewis. Kintsugi is a five-hundred-year-old Japanese method of mending damaged ceramics using special Urushi tree sap (lacquer) dusted with gold powder to highlight (rather than hide) restorations.

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