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Share your Gift

Join artists Pierre Coupey, Sarah Clement, and Enda Bardell as they reminisce about their first memories of art, and explore what exactly drew them to working with the mediums they love.

Pierre Coupey

"Paint itself is something I'm in love with – the way of making shape and form with a loaded brush. Without that, I think life would be quite deprived."

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Opus Donations Drive 2014: Share Your Gift!

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Happy Holidays!

What better time to contribute to the arts community than in this, the season of giving. Now in its 15th year, the Opus Donations Drive raises funds for local organizations, matching your cash donations with Opus gift cards of equal value, to assist each group’s programs. Let’s continue to share our gift with the community. See which charity your local Opus store is donating to this year!

Art News

What's happening in the Visual Arts community. It moves fast, so check often.

Espana Gallery Call for Artists: 2015 Solo Shows

The Espana Gallery is located in the lobby of 689 Abbott Street, located in Crosstown, one of Vancouver’s most sought-after neighbourhoods in the centre of Yaletown, Gastown, Chinatown, Downtown and Millennium Village. The Espana consists of 446 suites located in two residential towers, a mid-rise section and townhouses that are situated at the corner of Abbott St. and Keefer Place....Read more

Call for Artisans – Gift Box Display

The North Vancouver Community Arts Council is seeking artisans to participate in The Gift Box, an area of CityScape Community Art Space dedicated to the display and sale of small works by artists and artisans. We are currently accepting submissions for the contract period of Sept 20, 2014 to January 20, 2015 (4 months). We are specifically looking for small, impulse-buy gift items with reasonable prices and a broad demographic appeal.
The artist will collect 70% of the sale of each item, with 30% retained by the North Vancouver Community Arts Council. Royalties will be paid to the Artisan at the conclusion of the contract.

To apply, please submit the following to (programmes@nvartscouncil.ca):

• completed application form
• brief artist statement approx. 250 words...Read more