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Opus Daily Practice Challenge

Fall into your studio for a week of daily practice - the Opus Daily Practice Challenge is back with a 7-Day edition, October 1–7!...Read more

Painting with Acrylics: Liquitex Muted Colors

Discover how using muted colours can make your sunny colours sing!...Read more

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Call to Artisans and Crafters

All crafters and artisans are welcome to participate in our Holiday Craft Market in the contemporary Turnbull Gallery in South Surrey Recreation and Arts Centre.

The South Surrey Recreation and Arts Centre is a fully accessible hub for health, wellness and creativity for everyone in the community from preschool to seniors.


All items must be handmade by the applicant. Sorry, no third party sellers or distributors.
All items must be appropriate for an all ages audience.
All exhibitors must donate a small craft or gift card with a minimum value of $20 for our gift basket which will be raffled off during the Holiday Craft Market....Read more

Call for Submissions for Exhibitions in 2017-2018

Call for Submissions! Smithers Art Gallery is now inviting applications from artists for exhibitions to be shown from May 2017 to April 2018!

We welcome applications for solo shows and joint/group shows (thematic or non-thematic) and for art in all media. Exhibitions change every 5-6 weeks.

To apply, download the application pack from www.smithersart.org or pick one up from the Gallery. Full details are provided in the Application Pack - if you have any other questions which aren't answered there please feel welcome to call the Gallery.

The deadline for receipt of applications is Monday November 7, 2016.

Submissions are juried by an independent selection committee comprised of artists and art lovers from the community and headed by the Gallery's Art Director....Read more