logo   May 2013

"It seems to me that the deeper, truer personality of the artist only emerges in the making of decisions.. in refusing and accepting, changing and revising."...Bridget Riley-

Cynthia Bonesky

Dear Friends,

May 3 - Jun 29 DRAW Gallery presents FLOWERS & DREAMS, Spring to Summer Group Show - Featuring many of our exceptional amazing talent of local Artists - a delightful experience! This Exhibit will join with the Alberni Valley 'Days with the Arts' June 1st and 2nd.

In July we welcome Cat Thom with SPIRITS OF THE BACKYARD; August features Tamas Zalatnai and Colleen Clancy PAPER and ANVIL; September we greet Amy Louise with OF NATURE and in December we celebrate LIVING PROOF, 2nd Annual Life Drawing Sketches Exhibit.

Mark your calendars for September 14 & 15th for the 1st Annual Alberni Valley Paint Out in conjunction with the International Plein Air Painters 11th Great Worldwide Paint Out. We hope for a big turnout for our 1st year and hope you will join us...Contact us if you would like to participate.

We welcome your visit and hope you come often to enjoy us Online or on Location. We hope you keep your creative spirit shining. All the best, Astrid.

Now Showing...

FLOWERS & DREAMS, Spring to Summer Group Show... thru Jun 29th.

"...To savour all the flowers in spring and then the warmth of summer where little dreams may go. Each individual life form is a unique and singular self. With the energy and courage to act on intuitive impulses we make them manifest as form in the waking world."

This Exhibit will join with the Alberni Valley 'Days with the Arts' June 1st and 2nd.


credits: Crystal Crossman, Frank Boas, Perrin Sparks

Arts Here & There...

Perrin Sparks, Bold Point

Port Alberni

DAYS with the ARTS June 1st and 2nd

Celebrate the arts with this two day self-guided tour includes over 30 studio and public settings with art work of over 100 artists on display. Your $20 ticket entitles you to your entry to the sites, a map to the studio locations and an opportunity to win one of the many door prizes donated by particpating artist and a list of fine restaurants and cafes that are offering special discounts to ticket holders.

Tickets available at Rollin Art Centre and at Echo Centre in Port Alberni. Call 250 724-3412 for tickets.

Quadra Island

Quadra Island Studio Tour June 1st and 2nd

Featuring the works of 30 Artists at 20 studios. The Studio Tour offers a glimpse into the secret corners of Quadra where the artists are normally hidden away with their latest creations. It’s a great way to explore the island and experience a wide range of art-making that will be sure to surprise and delight. The Quadra Community Centre will feature a group “sampler” exhibition. While you’re at the community centre, stop for a delicious lunch or snack at the Gallery Bistro, featuring local seafood, desserts and refreshments. Fill in a form to win door prizes made by the artists.

Tickets for the Studio Tour are $5 each (kids 12 and under free) and are available at the Campbell River Public Art Gallery, Comox Valley Art Gallery, Impressions Custom Framing, Hummingbird Office and Art Supply and the Quadra Island Tourist Info Centre.

Cat Thom   Amy Louise

Sketch by Jillian Mayne

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.

Newly added is TEEN NIGHT every Monday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Everyone is welcome from beginners to seasoned artists. In-class drawing supplies available. Personal sketch books and pencils for drawing suggested.
Davyd Oram   Cat Thom   Perry Johnston
Davyd Oram

“If you can find something to be truly passionate about, you realize that you can find almost anything else that you could ever want. You got the hardest gem right there already - the rest really is just hard work and discipline.”...;

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Cat Thom

"I work with a wide variety of materials including scrap wood, beeswax, fragments of old books, and bits of paper, cloth, and metal, much of it found by the side of the road. I believe that this technique of recycling and repurposing “junk” ...."

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Perry Johnston

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

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Perrin Sparks   Joan Ackerman   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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Joan Ackerman

“I am often filled with awe at the sudden beauty that radiates from an ordinary scene when it becomes illuminated by sunlight.”...

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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 Johnston and view her works & the works at 'Gallery Beyond Walls' Online or on Location in a Gallery setting. Open Thur - Sat 12pm - 5pm

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