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PRESENT TENSE | Opening Reception

Join us on Saturday, Dec 2nd, from 12pm – 2pm for conversation and light refreshments at the opening reception of Present Tense!

Present Tense is a celebration of the creativity of our members, as well as a fundraiser for local artists and for GPAG. Members have been invited to submit one original piece for this show in the Main Gallery and up to four pieces of tiny art in Joe’s Lounge (formerly the library lounge). This exhibition includes paintings, photographs, drawings, prints, sculpture, fibre arts, wood work, and much more!

Paint Night: ‘BIRCH TREES’ with Create by Karen

Join us for our second Paint Night with Create by Karen! This time, we will be focusing on painting beautiful silvery birch trees, with an emphasis on mixing colors and shading to give them a realistic look. Learn valuable skills to produce stunning results.

If you have a passion for art or have been wanting to explore your artistic side, this event is perfect for you. It’s a unique opportunity to create your masterpiece and have a memorable night of creativity and socializing.

Event Details:

Date: Thursday, November 16th
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Venue: The Atrium
Cost: $50 + GST
What’s Included:

A glass of wine
All materials needed for the painting

PR – Artique Winter Salon

An evening of art, music, refreshments, artists and guest artists. All patrons, friends and neighbors welcome. Come see our newest creations and meet the artists. Artique Gallery 6820 Alberni Street Powell River 604 485 4837 Thursday November 23, 2023 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

CLAIRE DIBBLE | Meet the Artist

Join us on Saturday, November 4th, from 12pm – 2pm to meet the artist Claire Dibble, currently exhibiting In An Altered Landscape in the Main Gallery.

Beginning at the source of the Columbia River in southeastern BC and ending 3.5 months later in the ocean at Astoria, Oregon, this photographic series in the Main Gallery documents the artist’s solo kayaking adventure paddling down the 2000 winding kilometers of the Columbia River. Claire Dibble is a photographer, writer, and project-based artist living and working in Golden BC. She draws her artistic inspiration from time spent in extreme outdoor environments, working in a variety of mediums including photography, encaustics, textiles, and boatbuilding


Join us on Saturday, November 4th, from 12pm – 2pm to meet the artists Ed Hill, Coralie Swaney, Ruth Rodgers, and Charmaine Bayntun, currently exhibiting in the Eve Smart Gallery as The Landing Artists.

Established in 1997, the Landing Artists were a group of local artists well known across the Sunshine Coast and beyond. At one time the Landing Artists had over 40 artist members and a gallery located just across the street from GPAG’s current location. In 2016 their gallery closed and in the summer of 2023 the group had their final official exhibition with all of the remaining Landing Artist members together. This exhibition in the Eve Smart gallery is a collection from four of those remaining Landing Artists who just had to do it one more time.

Art Exhibition: Cath Hughes – Re-Wildings

November 24 – December 22, 2023
Cath Hughes
Reception + Artist Talk: Friday, November 24th at 5pm

Re-Wildings is an exhibition of work by Cath Hughes developed in response to issues of climate change, and a questioning as to what this term might mean, both for civilization, and for us as individuals. How can we ‘re-wild’ ourselves and our planet, to find fecundity of our imaginations, our hearts, and our habitats?

Opening + Artist Talk: Cath Hughes + Aileen Bahmanipour

Please come join us for the opening reception and artist talk with Cath Hughes and Aileen Bahmanipour.
There will be food and drinks!

Re-Wildings – Cath Hughes
Sketches for Investment Plans – Aileen Bahmanipour
Exhibition Dates: November 24th – December 22nd


Caitlin Hicks as ANNIE SHEA, performing excerpts from the comedy SIX PALM TREES her award-winning novel A THEORY OF EXPANDED LOVE and her latest 1968 sequel, KENNEDY GIRL. A stand-up show celebrating the beloved character who is the feature of the three works. Signed copies of both novels will be available for purchase at the event.

Opening Reception + Artist Talk: Flow – Allyson Clay

Thursday October 12th @ 5PM
At the Sunshine Coast Arts Council, 5714 Medusa St. Sechelt

Please join us for the opening reception of Flow – Allyson Clay. Food and drinks provided!

This exhibition includes a selection of work made through the last 40 years that expresses the breadth of Allyson Clay’s practice. From paintings, photographs, video, and print based works, her work has remained committed to making relationships between images and texts. This small survey shares how this thread is sewn into her work across the years. She is attentive to text as representing a personal voice, in counterpoint to, and as an extension of, the image. Her rule is to not use text as a caption, but as an extension of the possibilities of the image and the total artwork.

Meet the artists | A Mysterious Attraction

Meet the artists Edzy Edzed, Pierre Leichner, and Bill Westwell on Saturday, October 7th, 12 noon – 2 pm; Artist Talk at 1 pm. Please join us for conversation and light refreshments!

In this body of work the artists explore the force of gravity artistically. The works are informed by abstract expressionism, spin, and fluid art. This mixed media presentation aims to engage viewers visually and physically in the experience. An interest in art and science brought these artists together, sharing a curiosity about the visible and invisible world around us.

PR – Metta Grove : Visionary Art Concert

Metta Grove is a cinematic visionary art concert with roots in guided meditation, psychedelic experience, and the cultivation of community connections.

Featuring stunning visuals of animated art by Simon Haiduk with an uplifting soundtrack of world-class music, this visionary experience will enliven your senses, leaving you calm and clear. A unique and unforgettable event not to be missed.

Opening reception with Marcie Rohr

Join us for conversation and light refreshments at the opening reception of In Formation with artist Marcie Rohr on Thursday, August 31st, 4 pm – 6 pm.

Opening reception with Sara Faridamin

Join us for conversation and light refreshments at the opening reception of A Lived Temporality with artist Sara Faridamin on Thursday, August 31st, 4 pm – 6 pm.

Opening Reception + Artist Talk: The Days of Augusta (Robert Keziere) + shíshálh photography (Jordan Louie)

Please join us at the opening reception for The Days of Augusta by Robert Keziere and shíshálh photoghrapy by Jordan Louie. There will be food!

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. Jordan Louie’s shíshálh photography embodys a deep connection to place and community, displaying his passion for storytelling and a technical eye for capturing moments of beauty in the everyday.

The exhibitions run September 8 – October 7, 2023

Printmaking with Leonard Brett

Join GPAG exhibiting artist Leonard Brett for a free printmaking demonstration (cutting and printing by hand) and talk as part of Short Bear Tales. During the demo Leonard will explain different techniques employed in the exhibition which runs until August 27th.

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

Hosted by the Sunshine Coast Writers and Editors Society.

Painting, Storms Pass, by Paddy Meade.

Landing Artists Summer Show and Sale

August 5, 6, and 7, from 11-4 each day.

The Landing Artists will be at the Sunshine Coast Botanical Gardens (5941 Mason Road)  On hand will be new works from familiar favourites: Charmaine Bayntun, Shirley Burton, Diane Clark, Ed Hill, Nancy Hugh, Trisha Joel, Ruth Rodgers, and Coralie Swaney. Come by to enjoy the gardens and browse paintings, textiles, jewellery, prints and hand-carved wooden utensils. No admission fee. See you there!


Currently exhibiting Coastal Sentinels at the Gibsons Public Art Gallery.

Now living in Vancouver, Tatjana Mirkov-Popovicki was born and raised in the former Yugoslavia during a period of brutal industrialization that resulted in the destruction of ecosystems and the contamination of nature. Since moving to Canada, she has spent twenty years building a connection to the land through her artistic practice, exploring the spectacular natural sanctuaries on our beautiful coastline.

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