An Avian Alphabet - It's for the Birds! Printmaker Edith Krause features a series of woodcut prints inspired by alphabetized bird names. along with avian prints and paintings by a number of other local artists (Fort Gallery, Fort Langley, Mar. 1-31) Poetry Reading and Artist Talk Mar. 29

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

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)

The Girls Are Coming!: A visual voyage of Bride Ship Tynemouth In 1862, the screw steamer Tynemouth set sail from Dartmouth, England to Victoria, B.C.. It carried 292 passengers including 60 young women. These “girls”, some as young as 12 years old, came to British Columba to marry settlers and American prospectors. They endured 99 days on board this Bride Ship through violent storms, subhuman living conditions and even mutinies. Presented bu Vancouver Maritime Museum (Mar. 9-Jun. 16)

Mowry Baden

Mowry Baden

Mowry Baden This Governor General’s Award-winning artist is known for his participatory sculpture and installation works, many of which have been commissioned as public artworks by cities across North America. From seat belts and reconfigured industrial devices, to purpose-built rooms in which ping-pong balls ricochet off the walls, this career survey exhibition promises to take viewers out of their everyday experience (Vancouver Art Gallery, Mar. 9-Jun. 9)



Displacement See contemporary works from the Vancouver Art Gallery Collection that use “displacement” as a tool to elicit viewer reactions ranging from empathy and understanding, to the unexpected and disruptive (Vancouver Art Gallery, Mar. 9-Jun. 9)

Tonality: Mixed media by Lesley MacGregor, Sandrine Pelissier and Broderick Wong (Ferry Building Gallery, West Vancouver, Mar. 12-31)

Edges (Group Show) presented by Sunshine Coast Arts Council (Doris Crowston Gallery, Sechelt, Mar. 13-Apr. 14)

Alain Boullard Alain will present 5 Masters reproductions such as Diner at Emmaüs or The taking of the Christ painted by Caravaggio (Le Centre (Le Centre culturel francophone de Vancouver, Mar. 14-Apr. 18)

Lynne Cohen: These Walls Cohen is best known for her photographs of institutional interior spaces generally inaccessible to the public, such as medical laboratories, private offices, factories, shooting ranges and military installations (Burnaby Art Gallery, Mar. 15-Apr. 21) Curator’s Talk Apr. 7

Luminescence IV Experience artworks by 20+ notable artists from varying disciplines who present the many ways this brilliant natural phenomenon - the essence of light or Luminescence - has inspired them (Deer Lake Gallery, Burnaby, Mar. 16-Apr. 6)

Federation of Canadian Artists exhibit

Federation of Canadian Artists exhibit

"Success!" Exhibition Only the top artists in of 2,700 artists in the FCA from across Canada are awarded Signature Status. This exhibition displays the successful portfolios for a two-week long exhibition (Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery, Granville Island, Mar. 19–31)

memories are malleabke

memories are malleabke

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)

Pilar Mehlis: Transmigrification

Pilar Mehlis: Transmigrification

March-April Exhibitions at Port Moody Arts Centre [Play]ground: A Space for Exploration, featuring artists from Vancouver Metal Arts Association, considers how play becomes an integral part of the creative process; Transmigrification by Pilar Mehlis explores ideas of both human and animal migrations through anthropomorphic forms; Flowerspeak by Sandra Yuen MacKay presents vibrant florals, filled with light (Port Moody Arts Centre, Port Moody, Mar. 28-Apr. 25) Opening reception & meet the artists Mar. 28

Old Shacks - New Context  by David Carey

Old Shacks - New Context by David Carey

March Exhibitions at Place des Arts Two diverse photography exhibitions on display: Old Shacks - New Context by David Carey and Myths by Xanthe Kittson (Place des Arts, Coquitlam, Mar. 29-Apr. 27) Opening reception and met the artists Mar. 29

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

Reclaiming our Roots is a show about tradition and the contemporary development of Indigenous practices as working Indigenous women artists with evolving creative practices. Indigenous Women Artists Collective is made up of eleven indigenous self-identified women who have worked out of the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver since before 2013 (gallery gachet, Vancouver, Apr. 5-May 25)

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, Apr. 5-Dec 31)

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, Apr. 10-Oct. 2)

Transition In conjunction with the Vancouver Capture 2019 Photography Festival, the Burnaby Photographic Society will be exhibiting a print show with the theme of the exhibition is Transition, defined as a movement, development, or evolution from one form, stage or style to another (Deer Lake Gallery, Burnaby, Apr. 11-May 4) Artist talk with photographer Grant Withers Apr. 13

(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, Apr. 12 Jul. 7)

Wildlife Exhibition The lens through which we view ‘wildlife’ reflect truths about the human condition and our own identity (Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery, Granville Island, Apr. 16-28)

Muse Exhibition Every artist has their muse. What drives a creator to the canvas? We encouraged artists to immortalize their inspirations for this exhibition. Subjects may vary and are open to people, places and things. (Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery, Granville Island, Apr. 30-May 12)

News & Announcements

Off Keefer: A Cabaret-Style 20th Anniversary Fundraiser and Celebration presented by Centre A and featuring live local performance artists that are breaking stereotypes and shaking up the visual arts world. It will be an evening of celebrating and reimagining the experiences and expression of Asian diasporic communities within the arts (Imperial Vancouver, Apr. 11)

Gala & Fashion Show Fundraiser With a raffle, silent auction, fashion show featuring designs from Yifat Jovani, live music from Cumbia Galera, a Live Art Auction with a limited edition framed print by Susan Point, original artwork by Bill Higginson and local favourite ceramic artist Keith Rice-Jones and much more come and support the Burnaby Arts Council (Deer Lake Gallery, Burnaby, Apr. 13)


Art Vancouver International Art Fair Now celebrating its 5th anniversary, young and experienced artists from British Columbia and from across the world will unite to exhibit fresh, contemporary work (Vancouver Convention Centre East, Apr. 25-28)

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


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)

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)

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

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

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)

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)

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)

WOrkshops  & EVents

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

Spring Break Week Family FUSE edition: The Everyday in Different Ways Packed with programs connecting kids to interdisciplinary art practices, this Spring Break edition of Family FUSE will investigate how modern and contemporary artworks transform our understanding of everyday life (Vancouver Art Gallery, Mar. 25-29)

Poetry Reading at the Fort Gallery which is hosting several local poets for a poetry reading on the subject of birds, concurrent with printmaker Edith Krause’s, An Avian Alphabet – It’s for the Birds! (Fort Gallery, Fort Langley, Mar. 29)

Coast salish blanket weaving

Coast salish blanket weaving

Coast Salish Blanket Weaving Workshop Chief Janice George and Buddy Joseph return to MOV with their popular blanket weaving workshop. Participants will enjoy an introduction to traditional wool weaving techniques and traditions (Museum of Vancouver, Mar. 30)

The Lulu Series: Art in the City explores the relationship between art and our urban environment. Artists, planning experts, design enthusiasts and curious people from across Metro Vancouver are invited to attend the following three inspirational evening talks in Richmond:
Debra Sparrow / Know Who You Are, Know Where You Come From; Apr. 4
Vance Harris / Public Art: A Catalyst for the Transformation of Architectural Process; May 9 (Richmond City Hall, Apr. 4, May 9)

Backgrounds, Layering and Glazing Workshop with Janice Robertson This workshop from FCA will introduce several different background treatments that students can add to their tool kit (Renegade Productions, Vancouver, Apr. 12-14)

Great Pictures: Art History & Art Appreciation Course This short art history course presented by Richmond Art Gallery will examine a selection of exceptional pictures created over the past 1000 years.
Mar. 30 - The Middle Ages
Apr. 6 - Renaissance Art: Why So Many Nudes?
Apr. 13 - The Beginnings of Modern Art: New and Shocking
(Richmond Art Gallery, Mar. 30-Apr. 13)

FCA Host Sonia Mocnik

FCA Host Sonia Mocnik

Plein Air Paint out at Van Dusen Botanical Garden Join FCA Host Sonia Mocnik and your fellow plein air painters to capture spring blooms at Van Dusen Botanical Gardens (Vancouver, Apr. 12)

pARTy@PdA: Perspective and Prosecco Artist Rebecca Blair will teach the basics of drawing 3D buildings using the techniques first developed by the Renaissance masters. Learn while enjoying a glass of bubbly Prosecco and complimentary Italian-inspired tidbits (Place des Arts, Coquitlam, Apr. 26)

Visual Reference Sources with Liza Visagie One of the best ways to learn the subtle complexities of painting is to watch someone paint (Dene Croft Studios, North Vancouver, Apr. 27-28)

Representational Painting in Acrylic
This three day workshop from FCA will apply the use of a design process in organizing and completing a painting, with composition as a focus (BC Alliance for Arts + Culture Boardroom, Vancouver, Apr. 30-May 2)

Plein Air Paint Out - Cypress Mountain with Jane Appleby Join the FCA Host and your fellow plein air painters to capture the beauty of Cypress Mountain (Cypress Mountain Lodge, West Vancouver, May 8)

Plein Air Painting at Kitsilano Beach with Caroline Dahlmanns Join the FCA Host and your fellow plein air painters to spend an evening painting sunsets at Kits Beach (Vancouver, Jun. 1)

Golden A-Z of Acrylics with Shari Pratt This lecture packs in a ton of valuable information about acrylics, guiding listeners through the basics (Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery, Granville Island, Jun. 3)

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)

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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