Spring 2014


This heartbeat is a thunderclap. Stoked on inspiration, believing in this art we live until the day we die. Its my life. . ::: Davyd Oram :::


Dear Art Lover,

DRAW Gallery opens its 2014 season on May 2nd to June 28th with Spring Into ART! Nature Inspired & Found Objects Group Show "...How are we connected to the Natural world around us as well as to the nature within us." Contact us if interested in showing in this exhibit! ...If you haven't been contacted yet and would like to participate in this group exhibit please give us a call.

In July we welcome PERSONS OF INTEREST with Gordon James; August features SHOW OF LIGHT - Four Photographers Who Turned Photos into Art with Lucas Chickite, Martha James, Laurence Subra-Bieusses and Darren Willis; September we present SACRED MEMORIES with Casey Rae ; and in December we celebrate LIVING PROOF, 3rd Annual Life Drawing Sketches Exhibit.

September 13th & 14th we get together for the 2nd Annual Alberni Valley Paint Out in conjunction with the International Plein Air Painters 12th Great Worldwide Paint Out. We hope for a big turnout for our 2nd year and hope you will join us...more info to come.

'Gallery Beyond Walls' our Online Gallery is always open to view & shop and visit us on Location too!

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 5 pm, May through December.

Life Drawing 'Open Studio' sessions - Teen Night Monday's 6 to 8pm and Adults meet every Tuesday & Wednesday 6 to 8 pm. Cost is $12.50. Space is limited. Contact us to reserve your spot if you are interested in participating!

Wishing you all a lovely Spring!.... Astrid Johnston, Creative Director

Coming Soon...

Spring Into ART! 2014

Spring Into ART!
May 2nd to June 28th, 2014
Artist's Reception 1st Friday May 2nd from 6 – 8 pm

Nature Inspired & Found Objects Group Show An exhibition of paintings, mixed media, found objects art and installations by local and Island Artists.

In celebration of our interdependence with Nature, exhibiting artists interpret their works to symbolize and depict how we are connected to the natural world around us as well as to the nature within us.

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Arts Here & There...

Art Rave Society

Sparks at TOSH

Port Alberni

Mark your calendars for 11 days of fun from July 25th to Aug 4th for ALBERNI ARTRAVE 2014 held in and outside the Alberni's Historic Train Station.

Here is Call to Artists to step up to the challenge and contribute to a wonderful show. Artist's interested in participating are to submit your proposal before mid day Monday April 28th, 2014.

Proposal guidelines and more Info found can be found at artrave.org or alberniartrave2014@gmail.com and Alberni Art Rave on Facebook or give us a call too!

Qualicum Beach

The Old School House Art Centre presents new works by Perrin Sparks and Cindy Mersky from March 17 to April 11th. located at 122 Fern Road West (250) 752-6133


Life Drawing continues with TEEN NIGHT on Monday's and Adults on Tuesdays and Wednesdays starts 6 to 8 pm.

Contact us to reserve a spot if you would like to participate. Call Astrid 250-724-2056.

'Open Studio’ drop-in fee to participate is $12.50. Artists can also pre-register for five sessions for a fee of $60. Space is limited, so call and book early.

Frank Boas   Perrin Sparks   Cecil Dawson
Frank Boas

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

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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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Cecil Dawson

“I see my art as a way to preserve my traditional and cultural identity; art is the way to express my people’s history. Each piece tells a story...."

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Todd Robinson   Desperate Writers   Joan Ackerman

Todd Robinson

" Through my artwork I try to portray the intense beauty of what we have along with a gentle reminder of what we can easily lose through ignorance & neglect."....

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Desperate Writers

of Port Alberni, A collection of short stories and poems by Margaret Growcott, Ann Gijsbers, Julia Turner and Deb Oakes.....

Available here.

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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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DRAW Gallery represents Westcoast Contemporary Canadian Art at 'Gallery Beyond Walls' Online or on Location in a Gallery setting.

Open Thur - Sat 12pm - 5pm

May thru December


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