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Opus North Vancouver Digital Print Service

Opus North Vancouver
Our popular Opus Digital Print Service is now available in North Vancouver. Bring a digital file of your artwork or photographs and order a custom print of it on canvas. Choose to have the canvas print unstretched or have it stretched by us on either ¾" or 1½" stretcher bars for a true work of art look and feel....Read more

Limited Palette, Unlimited Ideas

Veronica Plewman, <em>Kitimat River Bridge, Winter 1961</em>

To paint in a single hue, relying solely on value, can be a challenge. Since 2003, artists around the globe have taken on this challenge with masterful results in Gamblin’s Torrit Grey Competition.

Each spring, the paintmakers at Gamblin gather the pigments that have collected in their Torit® Air Filtration system, using them to create Torrit Grey oil paint. The mix is different each year resulting in a unique colour that varies from a medium dove grey to a dark earthy grey....Read more

Happy 40th Birthday, Dundarave Print Workshop

B.C. Binning, Atomic Fountain, 1950

Dundarave Print Workshop & Gallery on Granville Island is having its 40th birthday and you are invited to celebrate this anniversary with us. This milestone in our history will be celebrated through a juried exhibition of past and present members’ work May 23rd-June 19th, 2011. Reception Saturday June 11th, 2pm-5pm. The show will feature a salon style exhibition of 40 works from more than 30 printmakers and a print from each of the two founding members of Dundarave Print Workshop: the late BC Binning and Wayne Eastcott....Read more

EP!C: The Vancouver Sun Sustainable Living Expo

Getting Kids Excited About Sustainability:
EPIC and Opus Team Up in the Name of Art and the Environment

Today’s children have a crucial role to play in a sustainable future. The next generation is certainly part of the solution to create a healthier planet, and they can help to inspire everyone to make a difference. Getting kids excited about sustainability early on is key, and that’s why experiences like EPIC that combine education and fun can be important vehicles for change....Read more

Make It Vancouver

Make It Vancouver

Another Make It is just around the corner at The Croatian Cultural Centre April 15th–17th! This will be our 5th show in Vancouver and also mark our 2 year anniversary. What sets Make It apart from a traditional craft show is the funky, upbeat vibe. Over 90 of Canada’s top urban artisans and designer will be selling clothing, accessories, art, baby items and gourmet goodies....Read more

Help ecojot GIVE

ecojot GIVE program in action

In 2007, Mark Gavin, one of the founder’s and his sister, ecojot designer Carolyn Gavin, created green stationery that are printed and made in Canada. ecojot is more then an eco-friendly stationery company, we are committed to giving back one journal at a time....Read more

Robert Bateman Get To Know Contest

Robert Bateman Get to Know contest

To all the young artists, here’s a chance to show your talent, earn some prizes, and get recognized!

This year, renowned wildlife artist Robert Bateman plans to invite Canadian youth to go outside and “get to know” their wild neighbours. In cooperation with national partners Wildlife Habitat Canada, Parks Canada, and the Canadian Wildlife Federation, the Robert Bateman Get to Know Contest encourages young people to develop a deeper appreciation for their neighbours of other species by getting outdoors and creating art, writing, digital photography, and videos....Read more

Artist Trading Cards: Trading More Than Art

Forest by Jeri Weaver

Collecting art can be an expensive hobby, but Artist Trading Cards make it fun and affordable.

Since Artist Trading Cards are traded by the original artists and not sold, artists only trade with other artists, and they must each create as much as they collect. The social aspect of trading, makes an Artist Trading Card swap the perfect opportunity to meet new people and discuss your practices....Read more

Artist Interview: Sandy Kay

Opus recently visited contemporary West Coast painter, Sandy Kay, in her studio and spoke with her about about her techniques, and practice.

Sandy Kay, Blue Moon, acrylic on canvas, 36" x 48"...Read more

2011 Vancouver International Dance Festival: March 1–19

The Vancouver International Dance Festival has a lot to offer for inspiring visual artists. Dancers are sculptors of space and time using their own bodies as the architectural tools that change our perceptions of the world we live in. Add the creativity of lighting and costume designers and the atmosphere created by original music compositions and you have performances that etch themselves in your imagination....Read more