Month: April 2009

Peers & Professionalism

Professionalism is so hard to define in the visual arts. What makes an artist a professional? I have read many definitions that have focused on percentages of income, critical and financial success, education, experience, (the Canada Council definition being the... Read More

Celebrating our 1st Anniversary!

April 2008 was an exciting time for us as the doors of Opus Art & Design Media were preparing to open for the first time. Increasing requests for different kinds of supplies motivated the birth of our newest store and... Read More

Opus Kelowna has new Classroom Space

We have been working hard here in Kelowna to create a rich and engaging classroom space for learning and experimenting, playing and producing. We now have a 450 square foot classroom that is ready for use for local artists and... Read More

World Kids Colouring Day

May 6th, 2009 is World Kids Colouring Day. Any school or individual can participate by logging on to and registering your school name or your personal name. This is a world wide event and will inspire the students to... Read More

Make It Comes to Vancouver

Make It is a retail show devoted to creating positive opportunities for artists, crafters and designers. On the flip side, Make It is a shopping event that gives conscious Vancouverites the opportunity to buy unique, ethically made goods from top... Read More

Edgy Art

The Federation Of Canadian Artists announces the 7th Annual Painting on the Edge open international juried exhibition. This is a juried competition open to all living artists worldwide, featuring original paintings, prints and drawing media. Abstract, expressive, impressionist or realist... Read More

Opus Victoria Helps Support the Mary Manning Centre

The Mary Manning Centre was the designated recipient of the Opus Victoria annual Christmas Donation Drive. To our great delight and amazement, $5,544 was contributed by Opus customers and the store itself is matching that contribution in kind. As a... Read More

Robert Bateman Get to Know Contest

Do your kids enjoy the outdoors? Does the natural world amaze and thrill them? Is painting, writing, or photography a favorite activity? Time and again, contemporary research has highlighted the close link between exposure to nature and healthy childhood development.... Read More

The West Side Art Walk – Artists in Our Midst

Explore, enjoy, discover! Imagine a grassroots organization of artists opening their studios to the public every year for 17 years! This describes Artists in Our Midst. Enjoy the 17th annual Artists in Our Midst on April 23rd, 25th and 26th... Read More

Recognizing Outstanding Art Educators in British Columbia

The Canadian Society for Education through Art (CSEA) is a voluntary association that was founded in Quebec City in 1955. It is the only Canadian national organization that brings together art educators, gallery educators and others with similar interests and... Read More

Art in the City: Local Painter Dylan Schultz

Local Vancouver artist Dylan Schultz was chosen as the featured artist for the upcoming Art in the City show at the West End Community Centre May 1-3, 2009. His painting “Urban Legend” was used in the print campaign for the... Read More