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10am-4pm Thursday to Monday. Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

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2010 Gifted Exhibit

November 26 - December 28, 2010
Friday - Sunday, Noon - 4pm

Opening Reception:
Sunday, November 28

KISS MY ART - reduce, reuse, recycle hits the Gallery walls
Three artists, three different ways of doing things all using a wide variety of approaches and techniques and all using found objects. Anything and absolutely everything has artistic potential. Dug up, picked up, found on beaches, roadsides, in attics, basements, the tin bin at recycling, glass, fabrics, rusty bits, large and small, whole or in part are transformed into art. The lost is found, the rejected elevated, in some of the most funny, funky and awesome ways.

The exhibit "KISS MY ART", created, concocted and constructed by Artists Ines Ortner-Gigling, Ross Cone and Carol Fancy opens Friday October 29th and runs to November 21st. See exhibit hours listed below. One or more of the artists will be available for questions and conversation during all the open hours. For those of you who have never set foot in the Gallery, now is the time, it is one of the most user friendly show to grace the Gallery walls.

There will be a free hands-on workshop "Gluing & Screwing" where you can make your own found object piece of art on Saturday November 13th from noon to 2pm. Come with any objects you may like to incorporate into your project. We also have some "found object" supplies on hand so drop in and have some fun - All are welcome Also "KISS MY ART" t-shirts and the book "LOVE YOUR BONES" (Laugh your way through menopause) by Carol Fancy are available for purchase in the Gallery. Come browse, come buy and most of all come see this most interesting, unusual show.

29 October - 21 November, 2010
Artists' Reception: Friday, October 29 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

KISS MY ART Exhibit Hours:
Thursday November 4th - Noon to 4pm
Friday November 5th - 10am to 4pm
Saturday November 6th - 10am to 4pm
Sunday November 7th - 10am to 4pm
Wednesday November 10th - 10am to 4pm
Thursday November 11th - Noon to 4pm
Friday November 12th - 10am to 4pm
Saturday November 13th - 10am to 4pm
Sunday November 14th - 10am to 4pm
Wednesday November 17th - 10am to 4pm
Thursday November 18th - Noon to 4pm
Friday November 19th - 10am to 4pm
Saturday November 20th - 10am to 4pm
Sunday November 21st - 10am to 4pm

Jilly Watson & David Goldie
8 October - 23 October, 2010
Artists' Reception
Saturday, October 9: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Everyone welcome.

Unlocking Parallel Worlds -- Paintings and Fabric Creations by Andrea Klann & Mary Downe
10 September - 3 October, 2010
Artist Reception on Sunday, 12 September, 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Everyone welcome.

July 28th to August 15th 2010

The Gallery presents an eclectic selection of Sculpture and Paintings. The exhibit features a variety of artists working in a variety of media, not all limited to the second dimension! Robert Semeniuk provides impressive wood carvings, Joshua Van Dyke delights with wall hung sculptures, Jan Willem van der Wal shares his bronzes, adorable ceramics by Bob Bates and even a piece by the late Ron Tribe. Paintings include both still life and landscapes by Michael Epp, powerful paintings by Peter Robinson, and other landscapes, water-colours and acrylics by Karri Brueckner, Baiba Thomson, Johanna Kendall, Shannon Rondeau, Tiffanee Scorer, Lori Stringer, and Anne Lagasse. Be sure to stop by, there's something to delight everyone! And of course it doesn't hurt to support Bowen Art!"


Stuart A. Slind and Dolores Capdevila
July 7th to July 25th 2010

When two artists influence each other they exchange more than ideas they exchange enthusiasm confidence and vision. Dolores and I started our dialogue by exchanging technical matters. Conversations about different techniques and the properties of various mediums and materials that went into our paintings. From there we started to realize that we shared a similar vision, a similar world view, that we had both, in our separate ways,, been trying to explore in our paintings. and like many people in similar situations. we were able to see clearer in the others work the very ideas that were eluding us in our own. As well as been informative this kind of shared experience brought with it a kindling of enthusiasm in both of us and with this came a growing confidence in our mutual visions

Reception: Sunday 11th, 2-4pm
Artists in attendance

New Photography Show
Reflections:June 11 - June 27

Reflections features new photographs from Claudia Schaefer, Matt Jones and Roger Willoughby-Price.

Artist Reception, Sunday 13 June, 2 - 4 pm. The artists will give a brief talk at 2.30 pm with the chance to ask questions. Please do join us - nibbles and drinks as always. Gallery @ Artisan Square, hours: Fri - Sun, 12 - 4.




Real and ideal landscapes by Lazuline: three Shuswap artists
21 May - 6 June
Artist Reception: Sunday 23 June, 2-4pm

The work of Lazuline is emotional, but not angst-ridden; political, but not aggressive. Our expression of the beauty and joy in our immediate surroundings, here in the Shuswap, will not engender protest in the streets. It will however speak to the very heart of the ordinary Canadian. We revel in and celebrate the Shuswap landscape, be it real, ideal or remembered, as it is an integral part of what "home" means to us. Our sense of place is a defining factor in who we are.

Lazuline is a group of three artists: Linda Franklin, Tracey Kutschker and Lisa Figueroa who live and paint in the Shuswap. Linda's family has been in the Shuswap for many generations, and Tracey and Lisa have called the Shuswap home for over 20 years. These artists are at varying stages of life: Tracey raising two young daughters, Lisa with two teenage sons and Linda with three grown children and five grandchildren.

Though our lives lead us in many directions we are united in our desire: to paint and to raise awareness through community and cultural events of the worthiness of visual art.

Emily Van Lidth de Jeude
30 April to 16 May at The Gallery @ Artisan Square

MAMA is a travelling art project that empowers mothers by inspiring and facilitating expression and dialogue about motherhood. MAMA is a gallery installation and performance, as well as organized conversation space. Performance of SuperMAMA and artist reception: Saturday 1 May 7-9 pm (Tickets $3 in advance, $5 on the door, Cates Pharmacy and the First Credit Union) MAMA conversation and poetry workshop: Sunday 9 May, 2-4pm

Back by popular demand - a second performance of the highly successful SuperMAMA - Saturday 15 May, 7.30 - 9.30 pm, in the Gallery @ Artisan Square. Tickets $3 in advance or $5 at the door.

MAMA The Installation

MAMA celebrates our common experience as well as the significance of our occupation in the development of humanity, and, by provoking thought and conversation about this, MAMA empowers us to feel pride in our work. In knowing our own significance, we are better role-models for our children, and also better able to provide strong roots for each new generation.

SuperMAMA The Performance

SuperMAMA is a non-profit event, with the purpose of empowering mothers of all ages and experiences, through conversation and unity. The premise is that, in accepting the importance of our roles as mothers, we strengthen the roots of the next generation. SuperMAMA is best described as a visual concert. It's set around a screen of white bed sheets hanging from a clothesline, lit from behind and in front. Emily van Lidth de Jeude performs a set of songs and poems about motherhood (extremely diverse in mood and content), and a group of mothers and grandmothers accompanies with dance, painting (with water on the sheet), voice and instrumentation. Much of their input appears as shadows on the sheets. There's also some encouragement for the audience to join in some of the songs, especially at the end, when the whole thing wraps up with the group singing together, in a round about the significance of our roles, as mothers.

SuperMAMA is a performance of song, dance, poetry, and painting. It was written by Emily van Lidth de Jeude and performed by Emily van Lidth de Jeude, Lyn van Lidth de Jeude, Keona Hammond, Lidia Patriasz, Carol Fancy, Genevieve McCorquodale, Kami Kanetsuka and Allice Bernards. SuperMAMA is sponsored by Hazel & Co. of Vancouver, and BC Playthings of North Vancouver.


Outside - In
Tuesday 20 April to Sunday 25 April
Island Discovery Learning Community Annual Art Exhibition featuring work by Bowen Youth at the Gallery @ Artisan Square, Bowen Island

This year's exhibit is an exciting variety of sculpture, installation, painting and photography including:

  • Mixed media collage and drawings of 'castles' inspired by the abstracts of Paul Klee
  • Nature themed, graffiti style outdoor art
  • Graffiti tags
  • Guerilla art: Polaroid photos documenting guerilla art projects will grow throughout the week
  • Forest creatures, castles and a working drawbridge

Opening hours are Tuesday 20 April to Sunday 25 April, 12 - 4pm

Come on out to the artist reception on Saturday 24 April from 2 pm to 4 pm. Everyone Welcome!

The Island Discovery Learning Community is an innovative, publicly funded education program based on beautiful Bowen Island, BC.


Judy Taggart + Georgina Farah
Solitary Moments
The Gallery at Artisan Square, Bowen Island
April 2-18, 2010 - Fri.-Sun. 12-4pm
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 3rd, 2-4pm /


Mini Gala Show
18 March - 27 March
20 March - Gala Auction & Sale

A Brush with Nature
Janet Esseiva + Tamara Pearl
26 February to 14 March
Opening reception: Sunday 7 March, 2.00 - 4.00 pm

February 2010 On the Rock
February 5 - 21, opening reception February 7, 2 - 4 pm

Featuring the Olympic posters of Bowen Youth ages 8 18 and Bowen Artists Susan Hillman, Bill Hoopes, Kim Kasasian, Sharon Norman, Gregg Simpson, Stuart Slind