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Fri-Sat, May 9-October 11, 2014, 10AM to 5PM | FASHIONING CASCADIA: THE SOCIAL LIFE OF THE GARMENT How does fashion and clothing engage craft, technically, materially, and conceptually in the design, production, circulation, use, and reuse of garments? Here, clothing is defined as the objects produced—the physical garments, whereas fashion is viewed as the cultural zeitgeist that fashion embodies: an ever-changing identity for the current moment. Leveraging craft as a framework, Fashioning Cascadia collapses clothing and fashion, bringing together the tangible utility of clothing with the creativity and cultural import of fashion in the Cascadian region.
503-223-2654  |  |

Fri-Sat, June 27-July 26, 2014, Opening reception Thursday, June 26, 7-9pm. Mould making demo Saturday July 5, 3-5pm. Gallery Hours: Mon, Tues, Wed, Frid - 9:00am-5:00pm Thursdays 9:00am - 8:00pm Saturday - 12:00-5:00pm | EXTRAORDINARY North Vancouver Community Arts Council presents


June 27 – July 26, 2014

Opening reception:
Thursday, June 26, 7-9pm
Demo: mould making
Saturday, July 5, 3-5pm

This exhibition of painting, sculpture and ceramic work focuses on bringing common everyday objects into an unfamiliar and mysterious realm. Ying-Yueh Chuang, Ben Lee and Nicola Tibbetts are all Capilano University art instructors and have the commonality of familiar objects such as food as inspiration in their art practice. They change the meaning of these objects either by transforming their use, physical shape, or by placing them in unexpected environments.

Ben Lee and Nicola Tibbetts will be demonstrating different materials and techniques used in mould making to create an extraordinary object.


Ying-Yueh Chuang creates ceramic hybrid forms inspired by organic material and imagined objects. Using a hands-on porcelain process the materials evolve into forms completely different from the initial object. Vegetables, fruits and bones are just a few of the forms that inspire her work. Trips to the grocery store become inspirational as she sees how colour, texture, and shape play off one another in an environment where they are displayed to best exemplify these qualities. Individual elements, common and recognizable are used like building blocks to create larger units of pattern. Ying-Yueh holds a MFA in Ceramics from NSCAD University in Halifax, NS and a BFA in Visual Arts from Emily Carr University.

Ben Lee is intimately familiar and passionate about the process of the lost wax method of bronze casting. He merges ancient techniques and contemporary analysis in his new sculpture series Heavy Metal Vegetables. By combining delicate and intricate vegetables with barbell weights in bronze he changes the meaning and use of all materials involved. What emerges is strange and humorous highbreds. Ben holds a BFA from Concordia University in Montreal and Sculpture and Printmaking Diplomas from Capilano University.

Nicola Tibbetts uses objects from her surroundings in her paintings, in particular foods, and places them into environments where they take on unexpected roles. In her recent paintings foods are given character traits and placed into landscapes where they interact with each other as actors would in a play. A melting ball of cheese for example becomes a sex-hungry young man while a bundle of asparagus takes on the role of a corseted fresh-faced woman. Nicola holds an MFA Fine and Media Arts from the Nova Scotia Collage of Art and Design University and a BFA in Studio Arts from Concordia University in Montreal.

North Vancouver Community Arts Council CityScape Community Art Space, 335 Lonsdale Avenue
North Vancouver, BC V7M 2G3 l 604.988.6844 l

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Thur-Sat, July 17-August 23, 2014, 4:00 pm | CALL FOR 3D ARTISTS- ART IN THE COMMUNITY PROGRAMME Call for 3D Artists

The North Vancouver Community Arts Council is currently accepting submissions
to be a part of our Art in the Community Programme for 2015. We are looking for 3D artists working in any medium (such as ceramics, or wood, glass, metal, or paper sculpture) to exhibit at The District Foyer Gallery in the North Vancouver District Hall.

Successful candidates will be booked with a six to eight week exhibition complete with an opening reception and broad based promotion. The District Foyer Gallery has both 2D and 3D display; successful candidates are paired with a 2D artist for the exhibition.

This programme is facilitated by the North Vancouver Community Arts Council in partnership with the District of North Vancouver and the District Lynn Valley Main Library. It is designed to enable emerging artists to gain exposure and experience the professional orchestration and hanging of a show in a public environment, celebrating and promoting artists and exposing the public to art in non-traditional environments.

District Foyer Gallery
District Hall of North Vancouver
355 West Queens Road
North Vancouver, BC
Monday - Friday 8:00am-4:30pm

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 4:00pm.

Download the submission guidelines

The District Foyer Gallery

The Art in the Community Programme, run by the North Vancouver Community Arts Council has a mandate to celebrate and enable emerging artists through a professional exhibition in a public space, which serves both to promote artists and to increase public awareness of art.

Programme Requirements:
•If selected you are required to become a member of the NVCAC
•2D and 3D artists collaborate on hosting an opening reception by providing light snacks for the reception (the NVCAC provides non-alcoholic punch.)
•If your pieces are for sale, the NVCAC receives a 30% administration fee and handles the purchase and arrangements.

Exhibition Submissions must include the following items:
1. A biography and artist’s statement pertaining to your proposed series of work.

2. List of works including title, medium, size, and price. If the work is not for sale, a value is still necessary.

3. Please include images (printed no larger than 8.5” x 11”or JPG or PDF images on disk or USB) of completed artworks that you are proposing and are available for the exhibition. Images must be numbered or titled to match the corresponding list of works. (Submissions via email and websites are not acceptable at this time)

Three Dimensional Case: There are 3D glass cases that measure 3’x3’x3’6”
Case doors have a clearance of 1.5’.

604-988-6844  |  |

Fri-Sun, August 1-31, 2014, | BC CULTURAL CRAWL The BC Cultural Crawl is a self-guided tour of community-initiated events: music, theatre and dance performances, visual arts, festivals, museum and heritage exhibitions, culinary arts, community art walks and more.

Your self-guided exploration of SuperCultural British Columbia begins here. Browse August & Year round events, cultural crawls, and community art walks.

604.521.6288  |  |

Thur-Thur, August 7-7, 2014, 6:00 PM | FIRST THURSDAY: JACK FEATHERLY Opening reception for a solo show of new paintings by Portland, OR artist Jack Featherly.
503-227-5111  |  |

Sat-Sun, August 9-10, 2014, | 10TH ANNUAL NEW WEST CULTURAL CRAWL
(604) 521-7887  |  |

Sat-Wed, August 9-October 1, 2014, 1pm-3pm | TWO-PERSON ART SHOW "Visual Disobedience" Christine Smith and Wendy Jones Recent Abstracts. Opening reception August 9 1-3pm at The Loft Studios, 20458 Fraser Hwy. Langley, BC.

604-533-3484  |

Fri-Sun, August 15-17, 2014, Aug 15 5-9 pm; Aug 16 10am-6pm; Aug 17 10am-5pm | 3RD ANNUAL POWER OF PAINT ART EXHIBITION Eleven Equal Artists are hosting their third annual exhibition, the Power of Paint. This captivating event will showcase creations by Morley Baker, Josefa Fritz Barham, Todd Clark, Elizabeth Evans, Greta Grunow Guzek, Carol La Fave, Kim La Fave, Ian MacLeod, Cindy Riach, Nadina Tandy and Marleen Vermeulen using the medium of paint. Eleven Equal Artists offers you a glimpse into their artistic world with a convergence of creativity in the Power of Paint.
FREE event.
Fri, Aug 15th evening reception 5-9 pm; Sat Aug 16th 10 am-6 pm; Sun, Aug 17th 10 am-5 pm.
Seaside Centre, 5790 Teredo St., Sechelt, BC V0N 3A0

604 885 5953  |  |

Mon-Sun, September 1-August 23, 2015, | THE KENT HARRISON ARTS COUNCIL ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM Kent Harrison Arts Council is a not for profit organization, nurturing and supporting local arts and culture in the region for over 40 years. The arts council operates the Ranger Station Art Gallery in Harrison Hot Springs, BC and is supported by the BC Arts Council.

The annual residency provides an unfurnished 2 bedroom suite with adjoining studio space on second floor of the Ranger Station Art Gallery. In exchange for this space the Artist in Residence will be expected to devote an average of ten hours per week to the operation of the Arts Council and the Ranger Station Art Gallery. The majority of this time will be spent working in the Gallery on Saturdays, Sundays and holiday Mondays from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. The Artist in Residence will also present an annual art exhibit of their work in June and organize two public outreach programs or workshops. Artist in residence is responsible for monthly utility costs of residence and studio. Please refer to the artist in residence job description for specific duties and responsibilities at
This residency is ideally suited to visual artists and writers, although all artists are encouraged to contact us about their interests. If an inspirational natural setting, public art gallery work experience and self-directed, independent studio practice is of interest to you,

e-mail or mail
o letter of interest, stating plan of action for the one year residency
o bio
o current CV
o 10 images of personal work or writing samples or publications to

Application Deadline: June 1, 2014
All emails must be received no later than by June 1st, all mail must be postmarked by June 1st
Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by Monday June 14th
Final Selection will be made by Monday June 21st

604-796-2723  |  |

Thur-Fri, September 4-October 24, 2014, 8AM-10PM daily | ABIGAIL ANNE NEWBOLD: BORDERLANDER'S OUTFITTER Borderlander's Outfitter is an exhibition and backcountry instructional retreat that explore the skills required to live self-sufficiently through the use of traditional craft combined with modern material. Borderlander's Outfitter cultivates designs for the self-sufficient life by speculating on a holistic model for individual survival irrespective of existing socio-economic systems.

Opening Reception Thursday September 4th, from 6-8pm.

Artist Talk and Preview Wednesday September 3rd, 6:30pm.

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