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Alberto Giacometti: A Line Through Time The first major presentation of Giacometti’s art in Vancouver, this exhibition of paintings, sculptures, drawings and lithographs showcases Giacometti’s works alongside the ancient sculptures that served his imagination and works by famed artists with whom he was in dialogue (Vancouver Art Gallery, Jun. 16-Sep. 29)
Landscapes Exhibition A blazing horizon at dawn or dusk, lush foliage in the summer and a serene blanket of white in winter – landscapes take many forms with the passing of time. Artists divided by country, culture or decade are united in their love for and unique expression of their favourite landscape (Federation Gallery, Granville Island, Jun. 17-30)Women’s Work: New Acquisitions 2019 Focusing on the Burnaby Art Gallery’s direction since 2013 to significantly enhance its collection of works created by women artists this exhibition highlights historical and contemporary works recently acquired (Burnaby Art Gallery, Jun. 21-Aug. 25), Opening Reception Jun. 20
Similitud: Canadian and Latin American Indigenous Art Exhibition Let’s find the similarities between Latin American and Canadians First Nations. Our curator, Gloria Bernal from Mexico, who has been organizing many local art exhibitions, will be taking us on a journey showcasing the art and magic of our roots with visuals and workshops (Woodward’s Building, Vancouver, Jun. 27-Jul. 12) Opening night event Jun. 27
O Canada! is a celebration presented by the Federation of Canadian Artists.
Canada is brimming with beautiful landscapes, diverse cultures and artistic talent. This exhibition asks 55 artists from across the nation to reflect on their Canadian identity with works inspired by stories, places, and pieces of their past. Artists both young and old can join us in the FCA gallery from 10 – 4 PM on July 1st for a community painting-by-numbers project (Federation Gallery, Vancouver, Jul. 1-14)
Redefining is by the Coast Salish artist, Kelly Cannell from the Musqueam Nation in B.C. and presented by Burnaby Arts Council. The passion of her work embraces the ever-changing and ever-evolving contemporary Coast Salish art form (Deer Lake Gallery, Burnaby, Jul. 5-Aug. 10), Opening reception Jul. 5
Exhibitions at Port Moody Arts Centre Patterns from Garibaldi Art Club Annual juried exhibition highlighting their members best work; Inhabit from Emile Nunez, an interactive portal into her vibrant and illustrative painted spaces; and Figurative Body, Literal Mind from Amiee Risby, issues surrounding body image, identity and mental health (Port Moody Art Centre. Jul. 18-Aug. 15), Opening Reception Jul. 18
The Vancouver Salon is presented by the Canadian Federation of Artists.
Paying homage to art history, member artwork will be displayed to the public like never before, mirroring the official art exhibition of the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Paris. To ensure a stunning cohesion of artwork that continues to play with art history, pieces will be hung unframed or in a simple black metal frame, as decided by the artist. The final result will be a glorious, high volume display of Canadian artwork on Granville Island. (1241 Cartwright Street, Vancouver, Aug. 5-18)
Small Exhibition by the Canadian Federation of Artists Good things come in small packages! Are you a new collector or a longtime patron with limited wall space left? From new to experienced art enthusiasts, the Small Exhibition is a wonderful place to find paintings, drawings and printmaking. Fifty-five Canadian artists have mastered working small, making a big impression with one hundred small works. (1241 Cartwright Street, Vancouver, Aug. 19-Sep. 1)
Scenes from Western Canada Exhibition Our environment, whether natural, suburbs, or downtown scenes, are equally inspiring. These scenes continue to drive impassioned artists back to their easels. Visit the Federation Gallery for a selection of scenes from Western Canada from 55 different artists. (Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver, Sep. 2-15)
Concept Exhibition Going beyond the illusions of painting, Concept focuses on the message, notions and stories behind a painting. Artists are challenged to say a thousand words through their visual media, in a time of intentional misinformation. (The Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver, Sep. 16-29)
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Art Event with Kat Wahamaa and Tony Rees The Fort Gallery is pleased to host musicians Kat Wahamaa and Tony Rees, with their eclectic tastes in music, harmonic sensibilities and ability to fashion timeless tunes, concurrent with the gallery’s 2019 juried photography exhibition, Traces (Fort Gallery, Fort Langley, Jun. 21)
Perspectives on the Solstice
Summer Solstice is a significant day for many cultures worldwide, and for the planet itself! Celebrate and learn about solstice with a 19+ summer kick-off party filled with activities, traditional storytelling, Star Theatre shows, and so much more. at the Museum of Vancouver and H.R. MacMillan Space Centre (Museum of Vancouver, Jun. 21)
June Exhibitions at Place des Arts: Student and Alumni View the work of the annual Place des Arts’ student and alumni shows (Place des Arts, Coquitlam, until Jun. 26)
Exhibition - Distant Tales Distant Tales is an exhibition that will be held at the Deer Lake Gallery featuring the collaborative works of Fiona Tang & Kathleen McGiveron. Distant Tales explores a variety of the legendary beasts that roam in and around the Pacific Northwest. These creatures are mythical in stature and their presence is breath-taking and awe-inspiring. (Deer Lake Gallery, Burnaby, until Jun. 29)
Authentically Fantastic Artists Jenn Ashton & Jessamyn Box present colourful & exuberant work that will capture the imagination & inspire introspection. Ashton's bright & bold mixed media paintings uncover the child & deep down belly laugh that lives inside every person; while Box paints abstract works of art invoking a sort of whimsical fairy tale inspired by elements in our daily lives. West Vancouver Community Arts Council (Kay Meek Arts Centre, West Vancouver, until Jun. 30)
Traces The Fort Gallery’s 2019 juried photography exhibition contemplates our fascination with unex-pected and unintentional abstracts. Included artists are: Lori Bagneres, Linda Brown, Karen Christensen, Laura Clark, Deb DeJong, Kristin Krimmel, Myrna Pfeifer, Dawn Robirtis, Raeanne Schachter, Bob St. Cyr and Lyn Verra-Lay (Fort Gallery, Fort Langley, until Jun. 30)
Amanda Strong: anaamakamig (under the ground) This exhibition goes behind the scenes to explore the world of Biidaaban (The Dawn Comes) (2018), the newest stop-motion animation film by Indigenous artist Amanda Strong and includes the elaborate puppets, sets and storyboards that tell the story of Biidaaban, a young gender fluid Anishinaabe maple harvester and their friend Sabe, a 10,000-year-old shape-shifter) Art Gallery at Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlam, until Jun. 30)
(Dis)Connect At the beginning of the twenty-first Century, communication and other technologies ensure that we are more connected to each other than at any other time in human history. Yet, many have argued, we are paradoxically more disconnected from our shared humanity than ever before. This condition is the focus of artists whose work is collected here offering insights from a number of different perspectives (Two Rivers Gallery, Prince George, until Jul. 7)
The Art of Wood For this juried exhibition Greater Vancouver Woodturners Guild (GVWG) members showcase the centuries old craft of woodturning in all its forms
Clay Compulsion Although Keith and Celia Ride-Jones have very different ways of working with clay, they continue their thirty year journey of discovery through their personal art practices and collaborative projects (Port Moody Arts Centre, until Jul. 11)
Neither One Nor the Other / Ni l'un ni l'autre Presented in partnership with the NFB, this exhibition is a collaborative multimedia installation by Anishnabek artist Dominic Lafontaine and Michif artist Jessie Short that seeks to find the paranormal in the everyday and render the invisible visible (Open Space, Victoria, until Jul. 13)
Conjunction Ira Hoffecker’s work examines the relationships between people and cities by responding to constant change, reconstruction and restoration in the urban landscape (Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver Gallery, Vancouver, until Jul. 21)
Mad Pride - Mad Honey As part of the international Mad Pride movement, Gallery Gachet celebrates mental diversity and confronts stigma with our annual Mad Pride exhibition. Mad Pride rejects the inference of illness and disorder, reclaiming the term mad, recognizing our “dangerous gifts” by opening creative critical conversations about diagnosis, medication, and psychiatry (Gallery Gachet, Vancouver, until Jul. 27)
Moving Still: Performative Photography in India More than one hundred works examine themes of gender, religion and sexual identity. The presentation focuses on India’s early photography pioneers Umrao Singh Sher-Gil and Sawai Ram Singh II, who began their practice not long after the camera’s invention in the nineteenth century (Vancouver Art Gallery, until Sep. 2)
qaʔ yəxw - water honours us: Womxn and Waterways Guest curators ReMatriate Collective reveal the unique connection between womxn and water in the matriarchal societies of the Northwest Coast, with special attention to the roles of child-bearers, healers, and doulas (Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art, Vancouver, until Oct. 2)
Shadows, Strings and Other Things: The Enchanting Theatre of Puppets
MOA presents this enchanting exhibition with a broad array of puppets from 15 countries in Asia, Europe, and the Americas which illustrate the role puppets have played around the world in the transmission of cultural knowledge, stories, and values (Museum of Anthropology, UBC, until Oct. 14)
Views of the Collection: The Street The urban street has been an important source of inspiration for artists since the Renaissance, and remains a site for the production and enactment of culture in the world today. Part of a series presented on the Gallery’s fourth floor that comprise thematic perspectives on the Vancouver Art Gallery's collection (Vancouver Art Gallery, until Nov. 17)
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, until Fall 2019)
Blanketing: Jesse Campbell presented by Open Space (Open Space Arts Centre, Victoria, until Dec. 14)
There is Truth Here: Creativity and Resilience in Children’s Art from Indian Residential and Day Schools Originally displayed at the Legacy Art Gallery in Victoria, the exhibition has been adapted with additional works from the MOV collection focusing on rare surviving artworks created by children who attended the schools (Museum of Vancouver, until Dec 31)
WOrkshops & EVents
Life Drawing Drop In Drop-in life drawing sessions with an undraped model will be held on Thursday evenings. This class is self directed (no instruction provided). Students must bring their paper and drawing materials. (The ACT Art Centre, Maple Ridge, Jun. 20)
Grant Writing Success: A How-to for Winning at the Grant Game Writing a successful grant application can often be a challenge both for long-time applicants, as well as newcomers to the process. This workshop is for those who need some guidance (Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery, Granville Island, Jun. 24)
2019 Plein Air Paint Outs Follow our hosts Esmie and Edgardo with your plein air supplies to a site within the at Van Dusen Botanical Gardens where you'll enjoy the great outdoors, feed off each other's enthusiasm for painting and maybe pick up a tip or two. Plein Air Paint Outs are a fun event hosted by the Federation of Canadian Artists open to all artists regardless of if you're a member.
(Van Dusen Botanical Garden, Vancouver, Jun. 28)
Collective Paint-by-Numbers this Canada Day: Artwork Will Display for Full Year in Gallery Window! Everyone can join in. Not an artist? No problem! Enthusiastic artists or young Picassos can join us at the Federation of Canadian Artists for a collective community project completed though painting-by-numbers. Pick a number, grab a brush and join in!
Your final creation will be displayed year-round in our gallery window! Return to Granville Island anytime in 2019 to find your art, and leave your mark. (Federation Gallery, Vancouver, Jul. 1)
First Thursdays Art Walk Explore the Ambleside & Dundarave neighbourhoods by taking a self-guided tour of local galleries, public art & community spaces with unique programming at each gallery location including demos, performances & collaborative community art painting stations (West Vancouver, Jul. 4, Aug. 1)
Public Speaking for Artists Painting confidently and presenting confidently are two different types of communication. Join Rylan Oleksyn of Public Speaking Vancouver as he shares with you tips and methods of how to speak one-on-one or in public and deliver content clearly and confidently (Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery, Granville Island, Jul. 8)
A Night with the Sculpture Society of British Columbia Sculpture is the newest accepted art form at the Federation, and we are delighted to have the Sculpture Society of British Columbia involved for our 2019 sculpture projects. To give artists greater insight to this practice, SSBC member David C. Walker will be giving a talk about the Sculpture Society of British Columbia, his influences and background (Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery, Granville Island, Jul. 22)
Navigating Commissions with Kathy Traeger Have you been asked for a commission but turned the opportunity down because you weren't sure about the process?
Freelance work and commissioned art share many common factors when making a pitch or dealing directly with clients. Kathy will share her tips and tricks on making the commission go smoothly and professionally (Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery, Granville Island, Aug. 9)
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. (Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre, Sep. 3-8)
Industry Panel Discussion: How to Approach Galleries For this panel, which includes Angela Clarke and Kevan Seng, the Federation of Canadian Artists brings together experienced industry professionals to share their stories, wisdom and expectations on how artists should best prepare and approach galleries when developing their professional career, with a Q&A period (Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery, Granville Island, Sep. 9)
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