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Opportunity: Call for Artists, Photographers & Authors- 3rd Annual Art & Words Festival

Be a part of the Art & Words Festival 2024, August 22-25, at Gibsons Public Market, where you’ll be paired at random with an artist to create magic works of literature and art.

New this year, on the first day of the festival we will have a book & art fair in the market, where participants can sell their art and books. We’re also accepting proposals for workshops.

Last year about 4,000 people came through the doors and saw the show, which included the awards ceremony of our SCWES Book Awards for BC Authors!

Everlea Weaving Party

Are you a weaving-curious crafter who would like an opportunity to learn some tapestry weaving skills, or are one of my past students who could benefit from having me around to answer questions while you weave? Come to the next weaving party!

Price: $15 includes snacks (I usually make pie!), Everlea Mini Loom rental if needed, yarn, and soft instruction. Registration is required. Opportunities to purchase yarns, looms and accessories are available. Low income people are welcome to come for free; use the code PARTYTIME to register at no charge.

What to bring: A loom if you have one, any yarns you may want to weave with, also provide a selection of yarns to play with.

Introduction to tapestry weaving – weave a tiny sunset

Learn the art of tapestry weaving using a handcrafted Everlea mini loom and a gorgeous array of naturally dyed yarns

This workshop will introduce you to the fundamentals of tapestry weaving, like building shapes and blending colors as well as some special techniques!

You will learn to use and take home the following:
-handcrafted mini loom
-5 naturally dyed card bobbins (enough to make 5 small tapestries
-weaving needle
-twine, magnet, pin – for mounting finished work
-support materials: ebook, access to online recording of learned techniques

Come gather with friends, learn something new, sip and snack!

Art Show

Elegant and unique silver and gold jewellery by Nora Prevost at Imagina Design;
Whimsical and colourful creations crafted from a variety of materials by Marianne Hansen; and Funky ceramic bird houses and other creative pottery designs by Anne Crook.

Slow Social

November 10th @ 7PM
Sunshine Coast Arts Council and The Only Animal presents:

Slow Socials, an ongoing series of gatherings that invites our communities to connect through relaxed textile creation, inspiring environmental readings, eclectic music and convivial conversation. Join our team in crocheting and knotting a set piece for our traveling Slow Practice installation, bring your own craft work, or catch up on some social coziness as we head into the dark months. We’ll provide materials and a beginner’s lesson at the start of the event.

PR – Fibre Space

Thursdays Drop In. All are welcome, bring a project to work on, come to see, or stay for a chat. Coffee and tea available.

Seaside Art, Photography & Book Fair

For the first time at Seaside Centre visit an extraordinary gathering and collaboration of Sunshine Coast artists, photographers, and authors.

Art exhibits, photography display, book signings, literary readings, weaving demonstrations, workshops and more.

Artists, photographers, and authors to book your space, email sunshinecoastwritersandeditors.com

Hosted by the Sunshine Coast Writers and Editors Society.

Painting, Storms Pass, by Paddy Meade.

Medicinal Intentions for a Forest

Lead Artist: Lara Felsing

Lara Felsing will lead a workshop that invites participants to learn about the Medicine Wheel in Indigenous traditions and how plant medicines and making can be a gesture of care for our forests. The workshop invites the community to join Lara and stitch a personal handwritten intention for the local forests onto the Medicine Wheel blanket. The Medicine Wheel blanket was made with traditionally harvested plant-dyed second-hand fabrics and hand-stitched with remnant cotton thread. The blanket advocates for protecting all forests, and is a gesture of care and gratitude for the invaluable gifts provided by Mother Earth. The finished Medicine Wheel blanket will be exhibited in the Branching Songs Exhibition.

Cedar + Devil’s Club Bracelet Workshop

Cedar + Devil’s Club Bracelet Workshop

Lead Artist: Jessica Silvey

Location: The Arts Center, 5714 Medusa Ave, Sechelt

Free, Drop-In, Max 12 participants

Learn how to weave a Cedar and Devil’s Club bracelet with shíshálh artist and weaver Jessica Silvey, and through this, learn about the relations between plants of the forest, their vulnerabilities and collaborations. Presented as part of syiyaya Days in collaboration with the District of Sechelt.

Quilters Guild Show: Coast Inspired

May 26, 10-6 pm; May 27, 10-4 pm. A quilt show featuring: Over 200 quilts, merchant mall, door prizes, raffle quilt, youth creative corner. Feature artist – Fibreworks Studio, Alexis Bach.

 

Artist Demo by Donna Goulette

Join us on Sunday, May 28th, from 2 pm – 4 pm to see a demonstration of Donna Goulette’s embroidery techniques. Goulette uses the traditionally feminine endeavour of embroidery to make contemporary art using thread and intractable paper instead of cloth, as seen in her current exhibition at GPAG Embroidery on Paper. This Artist Demo is free, open to all, and registration is not required.

Seaside Art & Book Fair

For the first time at Seaside Centre visit an extraordinary gathering and collaboration of Sunshine Coast artists, photographers, and authors.

Art exhibits, photography display, book signings, literary readings, weaving demonstrations, workshops and more.

Artists, photographers, and authors to book your space, email sunshinecoastwritersandeditors.com

Hosted by the Sunshine Coast Writers and Editors Society.

Painting, Storms Pass, by Paddy Meade.

Seaside Art & Book Fair

For the first time at Seaside Centre visit an extraordinary gathering and collaboration of Sunshine Coast artists, photographers, and authors.

Art exhibits, photography display, book signings, literary readings, weaving demonstrations, workshops and more.

Artists, photographers, and authors to book your space, email sunshinecoastwritersandeditors.com

Hosted by the Sunshine Coast Writers and Editors Society.

Painting, Storms Pass, by Paddy Meade.

Seaside Art & Book Fair & Sale

Aug 18, 1-6pm; Aug 19, 10am-6pm; Aug 20, 10am-3pm. For the first time at Seaside Centre visit an extraordinary gathering and collaboration of Sunshine Coast artists, photographers, and authors.

Art exhibits, photography display, book signings, literary readings, weaving demonstrations, workshops and more.

Artists, photographers, and authors to book your space, email sunshinecoastwritersandeditors.com

Hosted by the Sunshine Coast Writers and Editors Society.

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