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An Art Market Frame of Mind

The season of giving is just around the corner, and it’s the perfect time to share your work at a local art market. Below, we’ve assembled a myriad of ideas to help boost your success.

Even if you’re a seasoned market booth artist, read on — you’ll find new tips that will help boost your experience this year, too!

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The Opus Big Picture 2014 Gallery

Welcome to the online gallery of the 2nd Annual Opus Big Picture!

Thank you to everyone who submitted an image! Submissions are now closed and the judges selections will be announced on October 1, 2014.

We invited creative individuals from across Canada to join our Big Picture event, with entries accepted until August 31, 2014. Both the avid photographer and the eager enthusiast were invited to participate in this event by submitting a photograph they have taken showing their interpretation of this year's theme, "Black & White"....Read more

By All Means Create with...

Teressa L. Bernard

In the fifth instalment of our By All Means Create series, self-taught artist Teressa L. Bernard shares how she continues painting by using an alternative medium in order to overcome her creative blocks.

To break free from the fear she encounters in her bigger works, Teressa turns to mixed media as a source of calm and emotional detachment. The world of mixed media excites her so much that she has continued playing with paint and paper in order to explore new avenues in her art....Read more

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Cascadia: A Juried Exhibition of West Coast Flora and Fauna Opening Reception

Please join the Surrey Arts Council and Leah Murray at the Exhibition Reception for

Cascadia: A Juried Exhibition of West Coast Flora and Fauna

presented as a companion exhibit to the National Gallery of Canada travelling exhibition Flora and Fauna: 400 Years of Artists Inspired by Nature.

Artists from the Greater Vancouver and the Fraser Valley share new work that responds to the biological diversity and ecology of the west coast region. Artworks in all 2-dimensional media range from representations of the unique regional species of plant and animal life, depictions of the human impact on the environment or celebration of the wonders of nature and the landscape of the Pacific Northwest....Read more

Leah Murray presents Winter in the Rain Forest, Ekphrastic poetry and photography at Lit Cafe

You are cordially invited to join us for

Lit Cafe: Changes and Chances - Poetry of Transition

at 7pm Tuesday September 30th, 2014

in the Longhouse Lounge at Camp Alexandra, 2916 McBride Ave. in Crescent Beach/White Rock.

Hear & Meet five published Canadian poets, including Leah Murray, who will present the final cut of the Winter in the Rain Forest DVD exhibit and chapbook.

There is ample parking, and the #351 Crescent Beach bus stops right across the street! A $5 donation for Camp Alexandra's community works programs is requested at the door.