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Gallery & Fine Art Printery: Evening with Artists

This gathering is more than just a meet-and-greet; it’s a chance to delve into the world of fine printing. Whether you’re new to art printing or a seasoned professional, this evening has something for everyone.
🎨 Explore Our New Printery:
– See our state-of-the-art equipment
– Learn about fast turnaround times and our commitment to local artists
– Receive a discount card for your future printing needs

Ed Hill: Special Guest
– Gain valuable insights as Ed Hill shares tips and tricks for retail success while staying true to your artistic integrity.

This is your opportunity to connect with fellow artists, ask questions about the printing process, and see how we can help bring your masterpieces to life.

Let’s celebrate art and community together. We can’t wait to see you there!

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.

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!

3rd Annual Art & Words Festival

August 22-25, at Gibsons Public Market, where artists are 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!

Sunshine Coast Camera Club Mtgs

1st and 3rd Tuesdays (except July/August). A group of individuals who are interested in advancing their photographic skills and joining others in photography discussions.  The first meeting is a presentation by various well known photographers through zoom while the second meeting of the month is a review of members photos related to the presentation. We also participate in photo walks and various special events. Get details from our website sunshinecoastcameraclub.ca

Sunshine Coast Camera Club Mtgs

1st and 3rd Tuesdays (except July/August). A group of individuals who are interested in advancing their photographic skills and joining others in photography discussions.  The first meeting is a presentation by various well known photographers through zoom while the second meeting of the month is a review of members photos related to the presentation. We also participate in photo walks and various special events. Get details from our website sunshinecoastcameraclub.ca

Roberts Creek Hall: Santa in the Creek

Santa is back at the Roberts Creek Community Hall on Sunday, December 3rd from 1-4pm for photos!
Sensory-Friendly Photos – 1-1:15pm
Family Photos – 1:15-3:30pm
Pet Family Photos – 3:30-4pm
Digital and/or printed $5/option
Hot Chocolate and Apple cider by donation
Food Bank donations welcomed!
Volunteer opportunities at volunteersignup.org/BQAYQ or
email hallmanager@robertscreekcommunity.ca
Happy Holidays!

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: SARA FARIDAMIN | In Formation

A Lived Temporality captures the artist’s experience moving to three new cities over the course of 10 years; London, Montreal, and Vancouver. These three series of photographs, each taken from the artist’s window looking into the city below, illustrate the relationship between cities and ourselves and capture the rhythms of everyday life.

Sara Faridamin holds a B.A in Photography from Azad University in Tehran, Iran; an M.A in Visual Communication from Sooreh University in Tehran; an M.A in Photography and Urban Culture from Goldsmiths University of London; and an M.F.A in Studio Arts – Photography from Concordia University, Montreal. She has an extensive background in graphic design and has exhibited her work in Tehran, Montreal, and London.

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.

Sunshine Coast Writers and Editors Society September Meeting

The Sunshine Coast Writers and Editors Society has an exciting September Meeting lined up after our summer hiatus:
– A brief AGM
– A presentation about the science of aromatherapy based on the book, Scent and Soul: The Extraordinary Power of Scent by Rohanna Goodwin Smith.
– Q&A with Robert Mackwood, Seventh Avenue Literary Agency
– Authors & Artists Photo Day. Time to update your headshot? Book a professional headshot with photographer Michael Gurney

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

Art Exhibition: Jordan Louie – shíshálh photography

September 8 – October 7, 2023
Opening Reception + Artist Talk: Friday, September 8th at 5pm

Embodying a deep connection to place and community, Jordan’s photography displays a passion for storytelling and a technical eye for capturing moments of beauty in the everyday. Jordan Louie was born and raised on the Sunshine Coast. Having worked in natural resources for the Sechelt Indian Band, this gave him an opportunity to go to school at NVIT in Merritt for Natural Resources. Jordan is now the General Manager for Tsain-Ko Forestry LP. We are honoured to work with the Sunshine Coast Museum & Archives, and with Jordan, to showcase his work. ?ul nu msh chalap (thank you everyone)

Art Exhibition: Flow – Allyson Clay

Allyson Clay: Flow

Opening Reception + Artist Talk: Thursday October 12th at 5pm

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.

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.

Creek Daze 2023

This year’s festivities will start out at the Roberts Creek School at 10:15am to gather for the Higgely Piggely Parade that will make its way down to the Pier!
We welcome a variety of vendors offering information, crafts and wares, food and activities!
There will be a kidz zone with face painting, games and things to play with.
We are honoured to have Emily Picard who will be painting a piece throughout the day that will be auctioned off at the end so come buy tickets at the RCCA tent!
As always we will have a stage at the Mandala featuring Monty Montego, Estelle and the Honeydews, Mr Doug, Matt Hughes and the Shapes We’re In, Jankyy Tyygr, the Driftwood Players and more!
The Slow Sundays Stage 11:30am-3:30pm

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