logo   Winter 2012

"Art washes away the dust from everyday life"...Pablo Picasso -

Davyd Oram

Dear Friends,

At long last, our renovations are completed and DRAW Gallery has opened in our new location in the dynamic Alberni Valley.

It’s almost that time of year again and we couldn't be more excited! We’re looking forward to catching up with old friends and meeting lots of new ones.

Our little Gallery is beautifully situated in a 1926 House & Garden on the corner of Melrose Street & 8th Avenue. The Gallery is open for viewing on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 12 to 5pm, May through December.

Opening in 1997, Drawing Room Art Works began to offer Art Workshops and Life Drawing Classes to beginners and advanced artists alike and in 2007 DRAW Gallery was born.

We introduce local and internationally renowned artists with exciting exhibitions and have a belief in assisting new emerging artists. Our services range from satellite venues, collection building and fine art rentals to installation, web developments, interviews, workshops and the business of art.

We welcome your visit and hope you come often to enjoy - Astrid Johnston

Now Showing...

Life-In-Motion, essential sketches of gesture, figures, clothing, expression, body language and more... thru Dec 29th. Artist's reception Friday Dec 7th, 6-8pm

This month’s featured Artists are the explorer spirits of our Life Drawing workshop. With over 30 years of combined experience in portrait drawing, these courageous artists are allowing their work-in-progress to be viewed unaltered and unfinished.

"Life Drawing is about viewing the human form through the raw emotion of your own gestures. It's all about capturing the spirit within. Whether it's the opportunity of seizing a spectacular moment in time or the thrill of catching an emotion at its best. In one brief second, we have the opportunity to experience that moment, the excitement is sharing that with you."


Life In Motion 2012 Sketch by Jillian Mayne
Arts Here & There...

Luminarias Paper Lanterns from bhg com

Celebration of Light

Port Alberni - Saturday December 1st at the Rollin Art Centre in conjunction with the Rotary Arts District’s “Light up your heART”.

Celebration of Light” is the title of this magical event. Stroll the grounds that will be decorated with luminaries, lanterns and lights created by almost 500 local school children. Timbre Choir will be one of our special entertainers from 5:15 p.m. to 6 p.m. Visit Mistletoe Market in the gallery or wander the outdoor market of artisans.

Small Works - Island Style

Quadra Island - Friday November 30th at Discovery Islands Gallery 7-9 pm until Dec 22nd. Eclectic mix for everyone to enjoy!

Perrin Sparks   Perrin Sparks

Poster Life Drawing

Life Drawing

'Open Studio’ features live model figure drawing. Artists gather together to paint, sketch or sculpt from different live models. The models will provide a long pose, which will give participants time to complete their work.

'Open Studio’ takes place every Tuesday and Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The drop-in fee to participate is $12.50. Artists can also pre-register for five sessions for a fee of $50. Space is limited, so call and book early.

(We will break for December and start anew January 15th)

Everyone is welcome from beginners to seasoned artists. In-class drawing supplies available. Personal sketch books and pencils for drawing suggested.

Imagination Works

At DRAW, we’re all about contemporary fine art and creative ideas, so it’s no coincidence that our blog is all about it too! With articles by our very own DRAWgal, we draw up from the well of painters, photographers, poets and other contributing authors.

We love sharing our art finds with you, but we love it even more when you share your finds with us! If you have something to contribute, we want to hear from you! Send your blog submissions to art@drawgallery.com

If you have an event you would like us to add to our next Newsletter send us your event to art@drawgallery.com.

The Drawing Room
Davyd Oram   Perry Johnston   Linda Elias
Davyd Oram

“Art is anything and everything we can want it to be. And anyone trying to control that freedom is mistaken. Art is life. It’s that simple. No cliche."

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Perry Johnston

Perry Johnston captures the atmosphere in expressive landscapes around her....

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Linda Elias

Quilting and fibre arts with pieces that are textural, layered, colourful and inspired by Nature and Life experiences...

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Perrin Sparks   Paul Bishop   Frank Boas
Perrin Sparks

Scenes painted 'en-plein-aire" (outside, in the sun, rain, wind, bugs-in-your-teeth reality!) around the Island...

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Paul Bishop

Each intense laser print is originally composed and created using the copier as a personal instrument for creation...

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Frank Boas

Frank Boas captures whimsical landscapes with a Botanists imagination...

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DRAW Gallery represents Westcoast Contemporary Canadian Art and offers Artists an opportunity to share ideas and present new works.

Come and meet our Artist-in-Residence, Astrid Thimmel and view her works & the works at 'Gallery Beyond Walls' Online or on Location in a Gallery setting.

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