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Meet the Artists | Tam Harrington & Linda Suffidy

Meet the artists Tam Harrington (Fashion, A Complex Relationship) and Linda Suffidy (Strata) Saturday February 17th from 2 pm – 4 pm. We hope you will join us for conversation and light refreshments. All are welcome!

Tam Harrington is an artist and educator living on the Sunshine Coast. She is a transdisciplinary artist whose practice includes installation art, research, collaboration, assemblage sculpture and painting, drawing, photography, ephemeral art, fiber arts, and performance.

Linda Suffidy is a Vancouver based artist who has exhibited throughout the lower mainland, in Edmonton, Kelowna, Bulgaria, and Dubai. The enormity of time past and contemplating the countless generations of life that have come into being are themes explored in Suffidy’s artistic practice.

Art Exhibition: TAM HARRINGTON | Fashion, A Complex Relationship

Illustrating the complex relationship between fashion and women’s oppression, exploitation, and empowerment, local artist Tam Harrington uses recycled metal and plastics to create wearable metal art and sculptures. Each piece in this exhibition portrays a time period or a woman that influenced the artist and contributed to the empowerment of all women. All sculptures and wearable metal art are made from recycled or found metal or plastic items that are traditionally associated with the feminine.

Join us for the opening reception on Saturday, Feb. 17th, 2pm – 4pm for conversation and light refreshments. All are welcome!

Art Exhibition: LINDA SUFFIDY | Strata

Fragile, intelligent and persistent, nature can teach us about survival as we look into deep time in both the past and future. With climate change and the global environmental crisis, Suffidy’s work is an expression of hope, illustrating the resiliency of ancient flora and fauna lineages. Sculptural carved paintings and the drawings derived from them represent these ancient species, which are simultaneously ancient fossils, contemporary objects, and artifacts for the future.

Join us for the opening reception on Saturday, February 17th, 2 pm – 4 pm. All are welcome!

Opportunity: Call to Youth Artists | SHOUT OUT 2024

Deadline to submit your artwork is March 10th at 4pm. Submissions forms and artwork can be dropped off at GPAG from 11am – 4pm on March 7th – March 10th. Please do not drop artwork off before March 7th.

Participate in Shout Out, our annual youth art exhibition featuring the work of artists aged 2 – 18. Artists can submit up to two pieces of artwork each, in any style, size, or medium, to be exhibited at GPAG from March 14th – March 31st.

Check out our website for more information, including submission guidelines and entry forms!

Art Exhibition: Laurence Belzile – Through the Gardens

February 9th – March 9th

Laurence Belzile
Through the Gardens
Reception + Artist Talk: Friday, February 9th at 5pm

Through the Gardens invites contemplation on the poetic act of wandering through nature by delving into the evocative possibilities of abstraction. Laurence Belzile explains that gardens, with their myriad interpretations, parallel the indistinct nature of abstraction within her artistic practice.

PR – Artist Card Trading Night

Do you know about Artist Trading Cards? Whether you do or don’t, we hope you’ll join us for ATC nights with host Harvey Chometsky.
In short, Artist Trading Cards are self-made unique works or small series, signed and dated on the reverse by the artist/producer, exchanged and collected by the people who participate in this collaborative event. There are only 2 “rules”: the cards must be 2.5″x3.5″ (the same as modern hockey cards or baseball cards), and they are only to be traded, not sold.
Make them ahead of time, or make them on the spot. We’ll bring some blanks and other art supplies.
And this is a family-friendly event!
Sign up here for reminders: https://www.qa-w.ca/contact

Art Exhibition: SOEINE BAC | Oddments

to Feb 11th. Oddments is a series of prints and photographs in the Eve Smart Gallery investigating the ways in which nature has been tamed and commodified to accommodate the needs of the human world. It is a response to our habit of defining objects according to values that derive from their immediate usefulness. Organic and inorganic remains are scanned to create photographs or used in combination with synthetic and organic inks to make prints, giving new life and meaning to objects that we normally discard once they are no longer seen as useful. Lemon seeds, onion skins, fish bones, and pine needles that normally become invisible once used for their conventional purposes become works of art that remind us of our connection to the natural world around us.

PRESENT TENSE MEMBERS EXHIBITION | Drop off November 23rd

Time to start working on your Present Tense submissions! Our popular annual GPAG members’ exhibition runs November 30th – December 23. We hope you will join us!

Submissions in any medium (one work per member) will be accepted November 23 – 26th, from 11am – 4pm. Please do not drop off submissions before November 23rd. Please read the submission guidelines carefully and fill out an entry form before dropping off your submission (available online or at the Gallery). Check out our website for more information and for guidelines. Entry to this exhibition is free and open to all current GPAG members. You can renew your membership online or in person at GPAG. We look forward to seeing your work!

Art Exhibition: CLAIRE DIBBLE | In An Altered Landscape

to Nov 26. 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. Photographic installations create the sense of being in, on, and under water. The artist’s hand built kayak, as well as video clips, photographs, and prints, offer the viewer a tiny window into the artist’s experience on this journey. In this exhibition and through her solo kayaking adventure the artist explores how we can find moments of awe, vulnerability, and connection to the natural world in the altered landscapes that surround us.

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

Art Exhibition: ED HILL, RUTH RODGERS, CHARMAINE BAYNTUN, CORALIE SWANEY | The Landing Artists

to Nov 26. 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; Ed Hill, Coralie Swaney, Ruth Rodgers, and Charmaine Bayntun.

Call to Youth Artists | SHOUT OUT 2024 – Drop off days

Submissions forms and artwork can be dropped off at GPAG from 11am – 4pm on March 7th – March 10th. Please do not drop artwork off before March 7th.

Participate in Shout Out, our annual youth art exhibition featuring the work of artists aged 2 – 18. Artists can submit up to two pieces of artwork each, in any style, size, or medium, to be exhibited at GPAG from March 14th – March 31st.

Check out our website for more information, including submission guidelines and entry forms!

Art Exhibition: Cath Hughes – Re-Wildings

November 24 – December 22, 2023
Cath Hughes
Re-Wildings
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 Reception + Artist Talk: John Down

Please come join us for the opening reception and artist talk with John Down.
There will be food and drinks!

Of Line and Landscapes- John Down
Exhibition Dates: February 9th- March 9th

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.

EDZY EDZED, PIERRE LEICHNER, BILL WESTWELL | A Mysterious Attraction

In this body of work the artists explore the force of gravity artistically. This mixed media presentation aims to engage viewers visually and physically in the experience. These works are imaginative representations, however each of the works was made using gravitational force directly and some can be activated by it.

The works are informed by abstract expressionism, spin, and fluid art. An interest in art and science brought these artists together, sharing a curiosity about the visible and invisible world around us.

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.

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