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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.

Meet the Artist | EZMINA SAMAROO

Meet the artist Ezmina Samaroo on Saturday Feb 3rd, 2pm – 4pm. Samaroo’s exhibition Distant Shores New Horizons tells of the artist’s journey from Africa to England to the prairies of Canada, ending with her settling on Canada’s west coast. An exhibition in celebration of Black History Month, located in Joe’s Lounge.

Born in Mombasa, Kenya with ancestral roots in India, Ezmina Samaroo spent many years in London, UK before finding her new home in Canada. Her artwork is inspired by the colors, sights, smells, sounds, and feelings of the changing landscapes and countries around her. Samaroo works primarily in oils whilst exploring a variety of other mediums. Her aim is to highlight the essence of the world as she sees it, through simplicity with a focus on shape, line and form.

HIROSHI SHIMAZAKI | Meet The Artist

Join us for the opening reception of Hiroshi Shimazaki’s exhibition The World As I See It on Saturday Jan 13th from 2 pm – 4 pm.

Shimazaki is a cultural geographer, a Professor Emeritus of international management, and self-taught landscape painter. Born in Tokyo and educated in political science, economics, and cultural geography in Japan and Canada, he has been a visiting professor/researcher at various academic institutions in Canada, Ecuador, Germany, Japan, Malaysia and Mexico. Landscape sketching is a traditional research tool employed in geographical enquiry and analysis; over the years, he has honed his artistic skills and developed many of these sketches into watercolour paintings. His brush is guided by a geographer’s mind, an artist’s skill, and a free spirit.

Art Group Exhibition: Friends of the Gallery (FOG)

January 5 – February 3, 2024

Reception: Friday, January 5th (5-7PM)

The Friends of the Gallery (FOG) is our annual celebration of the creativity of our membership. This exhibition launches our new year, and features the work of members of the Sunshine Coast Arts Council. The exhibition is a long-standing community event that has spanned more than 25 years. Its aim is to involve the broadest range of local artists, to acknowledge the role of the arts in our community, and to celebrate the extraordinary diversity in materials, forms and approach. Artists are invited to submit one piece of art they have completed in the previous year to be shown in this group exhibition.

Opening Reception: Friends of the Gallery (FOG)

The Friends of the Gallery (FOG) is our annual celebration of the creativity of our membership. This exhibition launches our new year, and features the work of members of the Sunshine Coast Arts Council. The exhibition is a long-standing community event that has spanned more than 25 years. Its aim is to involve the broadest range of local artists, to acknowledge the role of the arts in our community, and to celebrate the extraordinary diversity in materials, forms and approach. Artists are invited to submit one piece of art they have completed in the previous year to be shown in this group exhibition.

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!

PR – Opening Reception: Present Exhibition

Show runs to Jan 10, 2024. Mon, Tues & Wed – 12 – 6pm. Present in all its many meanings; to be in attendance, to give or bestow, to offer or view, to exist or occur now, a gift. This show is a rare opportunity for all members of the qathet Art community to share their recent work, in time for the holidays and to have their work for sale.

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

the Kube: Opening – Laura Jane Klassen

‘I am Mountain’ There is a profound connection between motherhood and mountains. Both the trek into motherhood and the ascent of mountains are marked by sweeping shifts, overwhelming challenges, and moments of sheer awe. Through this work, I aim to celebrate the intricate dance between the nurturing, resilient spirit of mothering and the magnificent, enduring presence of mountains.

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

PR – Opening Reception: Allegories – New Artwork by Autumn Skye

The debut of Artifact’s new Autumn Skye Showroom, and explore the main gallery, featuring many other local artists and artisans (painters, jewellers, weavers, carvers, and apothecaries)
Show will remain on display for the month and ongoing, with new work by all artist exhibited regularly.
Artifact Gallery open Wed-Sat 11-5pm (stay tuned for special Extended Holiday Hours)

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.

Opening Reception – Andrea Soos ‘Easy Tiger’

Victoria-based Andrea Soos brings us her latest, vibrant collection ‘Easy Tiger’.

Andrea Soos is well known for her playful abstractions that combine creative mark-making, patterning, and gestural application of colour. Working with a fresh modern palette, Soos’ paintings allow the viewer to freely journey around the canvas, enjoying the twists and turns of her engaging compositions.

Soos’ work has been collected across Canada and in the USA, and works to release new series’ of artwork year-round.

Opening Reception: Cindy Riach ‘Quiet Places’

Here in my “not an island” place, semi-isolated from the speed and cacaphone of the main stream, I have cherished quiet places — not to escape reality but to have time and peace to choose my battles wisely.

What would I do without this passion for quiet places, or… the loss of these quiet places?

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.

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