The Metamorphosis contemporary art from the Gallery's permanent collection (Vancouver Art Gallery Nov. 24, 2018-Mar. 17, 2019)

Coastal Textures features the work of North Shore and Sunshine Coast artists who employ a variety of textile techniquesto create pieces that reflect BC’s rugged and unique landscape (Art Gallery at West Vancouver Memorial Library, Jan. 8-Mar. 1)

Mat Holmstrom: Mount Delectable Glimpse into the ever expanding world of the artist with works on canvas, paper and sculpture created in a rich colour palette and using metallic paints (Michael Wright Art Gallery at Leigh Square, Port Coquitlam, Jan. 10-Apr. 29)

Clarissa Argueta: The Endless Braid and Venus Soberanes: The Books of Life and Other Curiosities Argueta’s colourful acrylic portrait paintings are inspired by her ancestral heritage, the indigenous civilizations in the Ancient Americas and contemporary Latin America, while Soberanes’ presents a series of whimsical art-object assemblages, books and shadow boxes inspired by themes of impermanence, memory, consciousness and dreams (The Outlet at Leigh Square, Port Coquitlam, Jan. 10-Apr. 29)

Soundscape / Landscape an experimental exhibition involving a playful exploration of visual and sonic landscapes (The ACT Arts Centre, Maple Ridge, Jan. 12-Feb. 23)

How She Read: Confronting the Romance of Empire Through altered book sculptures, redacted texts, and reprints of old children’s readers, Chantal Gibson’s visual and text art exhibition asks us to consider the voices, stories, and bodies that have been erased or excluded from historical narratives and proposes material ways in which we can resist those historical erasures. (Open Space, Victoria, Jan. 13-Feb. 26)

Ann Beam and Carl Beam: Spaces for Reading (SFU Gallery, Burnaby, Jan 15-Apr 18)

Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa: Corazón del espantapájaros (Heart of the Scarecrow) (Audain Gallery, Vancouver, Jan. 17-Mar. 9)

Intrusive thoughts: Riisa gundesen

Intrusive thoughts: Riisa gundesen

Intrusive Thoughts: Self-Portraits by Riisa Gundesen This exhibition explores feminine representation, the abject, and mental health (Gallery Gachet, Vancouver, Jan. 25-Mar. 16)

Being Seen, Being Heard, Having a Voice features the work of five emerging female artists who have come together to express their unique world view and artistic voice (Craft Council of BC Gallery, Jan. 31-Mar. 14)

Tim Lowly:  radiator

Tim Lowly: radiator

Radiator The series of paintings in this exhibition are based on photographs taken of the artist’s profoundly disabled daughter who radiates a kind meaningfulness that belies her relatively static presence (Fort Gallery, Fort Langley, Feb. 1-24), artist talk Feb 22

Cowichan Artisans at CPAC (Cowichan Performing Arts Centre, Duncan, Feb. 1-28)

Yeonmi Kim: Sewstainability A show inspired by sustainable practice, showcasing a rapidly changing climate (Doris Crowston Gallery, Sechelt, Feb. 6-Mar. 10)

Port Moody Arts Centre Exhibitions: Northwest Light and Colour, artists from Terminal City Glass; Among Mountains, by Steve Amsden; The Laurentien Collection, by David Pacholko (Port Moody, Feb. 13-Mar. 21)

Counternarratives: Watercolour paintings by Archibald Fairbairn (1888-1979) His sublime watercolor paintings document the beauty of totem poles and communities during the early 20th century (Bill Reid Gallery, Vancouver, Feb. 13-Jun. 2)

February Exhibitions at Place des Arts: Wildlife Friends, paintings by Ronald George Straight; Fashion & Hats! works in various mediums by My Artist’s Corner; Belonging: Treasured Pieces of Our Past, works in various mediums, curated by the Coquitlam Heritage Society (Feb. 15-Mar. 16)

Horizons is an exhibition featuring the works of Deb Chaney, Jan Rankin, Wolfgang Vogt and Ronald Watt is hosted and organized by the Burnaby Arts Council (Deer Lake Art Gallery, Burnaby, Feb. 16-Mar. 9)

French Moderns: Monet to Matisse Visitors will find paintings, drawings and sculptures by artists such as Cézanne, Chagall, Degas, Manet, Matisse, Morisot, Renoir, Rodin and others in this exhibition focused on France as the centre of international modernism (Vancouver Art Gallery, Feb. 21-May 20)

Affinities: Canadian Artists and France Looking at the significance that French art and culture has held for Canadian artists over the past 120 years, this exhibition of works focuses on influences of Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Surrealism on Canadian artists during the first half of the twentieth century (Vancouver Art Gallery, Feb. 16-May 20)

Artwork by Sophia Longo (detail)

Artwork by Sophia Longo (detail)

Let's Play Mixed media by George Dart, Sophia Longo, Diane Isherwood and Ron Love (Ferry Building Gallery, West Vancouver, Feb. 19-Mar. 10), Opening Reception Feb. 19; Meet the Artists, Feb.23; Artist Talk with Ron Love Mar. 3

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Canvas Unbound Exhibition Unframed contemporary works emanate a bold, experimental, cutting-edge studio practice. Artwork can dare to be enough without a frame (Federation Gallery, Vancouver, Feb. 19–Mar. 3)

Samson Young: It's a heaven over there The work originates from Young's archival research on Won Alexander Cumyow, the first person of Chinese descent born in Canada (Centre A, Vancouver, Feb. 23-Jun. 1)

Art by Catherine Adamson The exhibition showcases Catherine’s free-flow style large-scale and medium-scale paintings (Lipont Place, Richmond, Mar. 2-28)

Presented by Federation of Canadian Artists

Presented by Federation of Canadian Artists

Abstracted Exhibition includes artwork that takes inspiration from the light abstractions contained in Impressionism all the way to the large-scale abstractions of Expressionists (Federation Gallery, Vancouver, Mar. 5-16)

Eric Wilson of CrossED Paths with his cello

Eric Wilson of CrossED Paths with his cello

Crossed Paths is a unique exhibition about the collaboration between a group of Jewish artists from Vancouver and the artists and musicians from the Liidlii Kue First Nation in the remote community of Fort Simpson, Northwest Territories (Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery at the JCC, Vancouver, Mar. 7-Apr. 7), Opening Mar. 7

Edges (Group Show) presented by Sunshine Coast Arts Council (Doris Crowston Gallery, Sechelt, Mar. 13-Apr. 14) Opening Reception: Mar. 17, 2019
Meet the Artists: Mar. 24, 2019

Memories Are Malleable An exhibition in kiln-formed glass bringing to light the incompleteness, the inaccuracy, the malleability of the human memory (Craft Council of British Columbia Gallery, Vancouver, Mar. 21-May 2)


The BLOOM Exhibition Ikebana arrangements from the Sogetsu School of Japanese flower arranging will take over the gallery space (Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery, Vancouver, Apr. 2-14), Opening Reception Apr. 4)

News & Announcements

Art Rental Show Opening at North Van Arts Be our valentine ♥ and come along to the Art Rental 2019 opening on February 14, from 7-9 pm and peruse the work of 200 local artists in this salon-style show (North Van Arts, Vancouver, Feb. 14-Mar. 16)

Family DAy at Vancouver Art Gallery

Family DAy at Vancouver Art Gallery

Family Day at Vancouver Art Gallery Discover “The Secret Lives of Artworks” with workshops including a hands-on peek into art conservation; a weaving workshop with celebrated artist Roxanne Charles; fun-filled artmaking and a kid-friendly exploration of the Gallery’s exhibitions led by its team of amazing Art Agents. (Vancouver Art Gallery, Feb. 18)

North Shore Art Crawl Returns!
North Van Arts presents the 9th annual North Shore Art Crawl, a FREE community arts event that celebrates the creative energy of our local artists and supports cultural vitality by inviting the public to explore North Shore artists' studios & galleries from Horseshoe Bay to Deep Cove, over 280 North Shore artists at 91 locations (North Vancouver, Mar. 2-3)

Sound House: International Women’s Day Edition Women take the stage in Museum of Anthropology’s Great Hall for an electrifying night of music at this special edition of Sound House, MOA’s new monthly music series (MOA, Vancouver, Mar. 7)

ShowOff - Live Painting Event and Fundraiser is a night of art and entertainment where four artists come together to create one-of-a-kind pieces right before your eyes (Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver, Mar. 9)

Crafted Vancouver-Made To Be Discovered (Various Venues, Vancouver, May 6-30)


Body Language: Reawakening Cultural Tattooing of the Northwest Contemporary artists reclaim identity through resurgence of Northwest Indigenous tattooing, piercing and personal adornment (Bill Reid Gallery, Vancouver, Jun. 8, 2018-Mar. 17, 2019)

A Curator’s View: Ian Thom Selects (Vancouver Art Gallery, Sep. 22, 2018-Mar. 17, 2019)

Marking the Infinite: Contemporary Women Artists from Aboriginal Australia (Museum of Anthropology at UBC, Vancouver, Nov. 1, 2018-Mar. 31, 2019)

Offsite: Polit-Sheer-Form Office (Vancouver Art Gallery, Nov. 1, 2018-Mar. 31, 2019)

MOA’s Shakeup: Preserving What We Value Explores the convergence of earthquake science and technology with the rich Indigenous knowledge and oral history of the living cultures of MOA’s Northwest Coast collection. (Museum of Anthropology at UBC, Vancouver, Dec. 2, 2018-Fall 2019)

Blanketing: Jesse Campbell presented by Open Space (Open Space Arts Centre, Victoria, Jan. 15-Dec. 14)

WOrkshops  & EVents

Life Drawing Drop In Every Thursday (The ACT Maple Ridge)

Drawing into Painting This course presented by North Van Arts is for those who are keen to expand their drawing practice and work between the space of painting and drawing. (Maplewood House, Feb. 20-Mar. 13, 4 weeks)

Colour Mixing and Theory Workshop with Gaye Adams Accurate colour mixing is first and foremost, about training the eye to see accurately. It is secondly about learning principles and techniques that will help get the mixture correct. In this three-day course Master Instructor Gaye Adams will give you the direction you need to do just that, through learning the basic principles of subtractive colour mixing. Presented by Federation of Canadian Artists (Renegade Productions, Vancouver, Mar. 1-3)

Introduction to Lino Printing with Sandrine Pelissier Lino printing is a fun, easy and accessible way to get started with printing. No experience is required for this hands-on workshop on the basics of designing, carving and printing by hand (Music Box, West Vancouver, Mar. 17)

Trans Am Totem Image: Janet MacDonald

Trans Am Totem Image: Janet MacDonald

Artist Talk: Trans Am Totem and Our Beautiful West Coast Thing Join artists Marcus Bowcott and Helene Aspinall for a lively illustrated lecture as they share the story behind the creation of Marcus' monumental public art installation, Trans Am Totem (Ferry Building Gallery, West Vancouver, Mar. 21)

Spaces for Reading: Mackenzie Ground Reading Group 1 SFU Gallery presents a reading group led by poet and SFU PhD candidate Mackenzie Ground that brings together conversations, responses and means of expression in relation to the SFU Gallery exhibition Ann Beam and Carl Beam: Spaces for Reading (SFU Gallery, Burnaby, Mar. 23)

The Federation of Canadian Artists Retreat, 2019 takes place in beautiful Bamfield. In the company of our Master Instructors, you'll spend your days creating, painting and developing your skills, while painting en plein air. (Sep. 3-8, 2019, Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre)

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