fiesta poster 2015Proud to be a part of the 23rd Fiesta Craft Fair in Courtenay and Campbell River again this year.

Not sure what to get your friends and family for Christmas? You’ll find original and handcrafted gifts that give twice, fair wages from cooperatives all over the world. This year will be the biggest fair with 120 vendors. I’ll be donating 10% of sales to the Raincoast Foundation again. It will also be open till 6pm on Saturday now so people can shop without the early crowds. Locations are at the Florence Filberg Center in Courtenay (21st, 22nd of Nov) I’ll be downstairs, and Timberline Secondary School in Campbell River (5th of Dec). See ya out there!DSC_0020DSC_0061

The Union Street Grill Grotto Bar has officially opened a gallery this year and I’ll be throwing a party/opening to display some of my new works. There will be live acoustic music with some DJ’s later in the night, and food and drinks specials. I’ll be donating 10% of profits from the night to a local charity!  The show will run through to the end of January.  Really looking forward to this event, hope you can all make it!

The Grotto, Courtenay, BC

Union Street Grill and Grotto's photo.
Union Street Grill and Grotto

Getting very excited for this!! Had my first gallery show in Tofino three years ago at the Humanity Center and this time I’ll be just down the road at the Christy Feaver Gallery on 4th Street. Going to try and have as much fun as possible with this and get some local musical talents involved including Miss. Panik on acoustic guitar. I’ll have a bunch of new canvases, new sizes and some originals on display until November . Christy does beautiful metalwork and stocks a wide selection of hand made soaps, crafts and artwork. and  We’ll also be donating 5% to the Jamie Collins Foundation and another local charity.  See you on the best side!

 

Art Opening

Nautical Days August 1st

Second year at Nautical Days and I’ll be sharing a tent this year with my friend Brent who collects driftwood around Comox and creates beautiful cedar tables. I’ll have 6 new paintings that I’ll be displaying for the first time on different canvas sizes. We’ll be vending from Saturday August 1st till Monday August 3rd.

Elevate the Arts 2015

It’s finally here again, the 4th annual Elevate the Arts Festival! I’ll be sharing a tent with some friends all of Saturday, selling art and playing music. Check out the full schedule on the website, there’s heaps going on. So much amazing talent in this place we call home, great things are coming!
The Elevate Arts Festival is a free multi day festival (June 3-5, 2015) that aims to break down barriers between culture producers and culture consumerselevate in chalk

 

Really pleased to be a part of this gallery event for the summer. Will have one original for sale in the departures area and prints and greeting cards in the Airport gift shop.

New summer art display at the Comox Valley Airport Captures The Spirit of the Comox Valley

The Comox Valley Airport has opened its featured summer art exhibition, which features two collections of unique artwork from Comox Valley artists.

“The Comox Valley Airport is thrilled to offer a wonderful selection of local art to enhance the passenger experience throughout the summer months – our busiest time of year at YQQ,” said Comox Valley Airport CEO Fred Bigelow. “We are pleased to partner with Vancouver Island MusicFest and Mid Island Gifts on two unique collections that will help to convey a sense of place, while promoting some of the more unique aspects of our community.”

Vancouver Island MusicFest will display selected works from its “Capturing The Spirit” collection in the Arrivals area and outside On the Fly Café at YQQ. This initiative invites local Comox Valley artists to attend MusicFest and use their creative talents to capture the spirit of the Festival. Using the method of his or her choice, each artist creates an original work that reflects the essence of the Festival as seen through their eyes. Over the years many artists have participated in “Capturing the Spirit” including Helen Utsal, Nanci Cook, Josh Klassen, Douglas Walker, Ian Fry and Kate Brown.

The MusicFest collection is part of YQQ’s 2015 public art program, which showcases Vancouver Island artists and aims to enhance the passenger experience by displaying art depicting the people, places, events and environment of communities in northern Vancouver Island.

In the Departures area of the Terminal, YQQ’s Mid Island Gifts will be featuring its 2015 “Visions of Vancouver Island” display, which features selections of original local artwork and carvings for sale at the Gift Shop. Featured artists include: Elissa Anthony, Bev Byerley, Helen Gamble, Tammy Hunter, Tracy Kobus, Esther Sample, Joe Smith, Brian and Nancy Street and Andrew Talbot.

New this year, passengers will have the chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate for Mid Island Gifts by casting their vote at the Gift Shop for their favourite piece on display in the Departures Area. A random draw will be held on the 15th of every month from June through October. The lucky winner each month will be contacted by Mid Island Gifts.

“Capturing The Spirit” and “Visions of Vancouver Island” run until November 1, 2015. More information on these displays can be found on the Comox Valley Airport website at: http://www.comoxairport.com/art

Wanderlust for Vancouver Island

Celebrated through the eyes of artists at the Comox Valley Airport
BY DALLAS STEVENSON · NOVEMBER 27, 2014

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Nineteen talented local artists work was unveiled November 20 at the Comox Valley Airport when YQQ opened its 2014/15 Public Art and Culture Exhibition in the terminal building.

We encourage you to take a wander through the airport for the sheer enjoyment!

This year’s theme, Wanderlust Vancouver Island features 23 stunning pieces of artwork that are representative of the strong desire to travel to Vancouver Island. Tofino, the Salish Shore, Strathcona, Campbell River, the Comox Valley and other island locations are featured in the exhibit. Work is on display for passengers and the public until May 1, 2015.

“All work presented in this year’s exhibit celebrates the desire to travel to the many special places on Vancouver Island that are accessible through the Comox Valley Airport,” said Dallas Stevenson, Executive Director of the Comox Valley Community Arts Council. “We are really pleased to display such a unique and diverse selection of artwork to enjoy in the terminal building.”

The exhibition will feature photography, sculpture, painting and textiles by Heather Alton, Brian Argyle, Bert Badey, Anna May Bennett, Lesley Bennett, Ron Bridge, Brian Buckrell, Jean Cockburn, April Dyck, Bill Kerr, Marsha Mackinnon, Ron Moffat, David Netterville, Marilyn Peeters, Susan Schaefer, Andrew Talbot, Althea White, Paul Wullum and Katie Wylie.

“The Comox Valley Art and Culture Program exhibition provides a passenger with a very strong sense of place upon arriving to Vancouver Island,” said YQQ CEO, Fred Bigelow. “This is an excellent way to support the local art community, while providing a truly unique west coast experience for all of those who enter the terminal.”

The Comox Valley Airport Art and Culture Program, a partnership between YQQ and the Comox Valley Community Arts Council, is intended to showcase the rich artistic tradition of northern Vancouver Island by presenting an annual public art exhibition for YQQ passengers and the community. A call for submissions is issued each spring and artwork is selected by a jury made up of representatives from the airport and the Arts Council.

More information about this program, the featured artists and their work on display at the Comox Valley Airport can be found on http://www.comoxairport.com under Airport Services/Art and Culture Program. For information about how to get involved in YQQ’s Art and Culture program and other community arts projects, visit http://www.comoxvalleyarts.com.

For detailed information about the artists and work on display please see http://www.comoxvalleyarts.com/what-we-do/comox-valley-airport-exhibition/

Ending up raising over $700 dollars between the sales, auction and books for the Raincoast Foundation!!! Thanks for all your support and generosity in the Riv.

Time to hit the studio, and the snow. See you all in the new year!

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Art Show at Little Hut Curry House in Powell River

Will have 7 canvases on display at Little Hut Curry downtown Powell River for October through to January. Incredible food and great atmosphere, definitely worth checking out if your ever in Pow. Thanks to Molinder and his family for making this happen. There’s a amazing art scene tucked away in that corner of the coast, with artists such as Autumn Skye, Anna May Bennett, and Hannah Heartsong. Had the pleasure of meeting a few of their best in the past few months as I vended at different art festivals this summer. Hopefully it’s the first of many shows across the Salish Sea.

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