Susan Benson is on site at the gallery working on her Portraits of an Island series Friday, Saturday, Sunday 11 – 4. Show continues till May 7th.
Four Day Printmaking Workshop – May 8, 9, 10, 11 // 10am – 4pm
with Richard York and Gillian McConnell
2 days instruction $200
2 days supervised press time $100
includes materials $300
This is an extended printmaking workshop designed to give participants enough time to produce a full edition of a multi-colour, multi-block linocut or woodblock print – two days of instruction with Richard York and two days to ready and print an edition. There will be a press and participants can practice the techniques of press printing as well as hand printing. Richard will be assisted through the workshop by Gillian McConnell so there will always be someone throughout the 4 days to assist with the printmaking.
Workshop: Participants should come prepared with several ideas, designs, some images, photographs or compositions they wish to make into a print.
To register – firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-537-9606
The wildly popular Haute Couture show in the Abkhazi Garden in Victoria will continue through the new year. Bev Petow’s delicate steel gowns in the garden, inspired by the Princess Peggy Abkhazi, are beautiful and beautifully enhanced by the gracious garden. Don’t miss it! Her work is also showing at the Bellevue Arts Museum (by Seattle) through the new year.
Pandilliaon – an ehibition of Michael Robb’s remarkable figures of fantasy – August 5th – Sept 1st
Reception Friday, August 5th 5 – 8pm
Sculpted in wood, metal and other found materials, these works come from the dreamscape or from vague memories of the archaic; they are archetypal, both familiar and paradoxically obscure.
ROADSIDE ATTRACTION is a rollicking exhibition of the fantastical work of Judson Beaumont—designer and fabricator of wildly imaginative furniture and playspaces. Fresh from a show in Los Angeles, a gig in New Mexico, and projects in Dubai, Judson is coming to Salt Spring with a high impact show including some of his most popular classics, such as the Little Black Dresser and colour-changing Tree Rings. The show will feature his latest designs of house shelves, pet trailers, hollow chairs and jumping cabinets as well as a display of his unique storyboarding process.
An artist whose slogan is ‘making quirk work,’ Judson Beaumont is a creative force ten in the international design world.
The man behind the mania:
Judson Beaumont went straight from Emily Carr School of Art and Design to Straight Line Designs where for over 30 years he has designed and constructed furniture, sculptures and installations for exhibitions and commissions all over the world. A long-time denizen of the Vancouver downtown east side art scene at 1000 Parker Street, he is a recipient of the BC Achievement Award and a generous patron of Arts Umbrella and Artists for Kids Foundation in Vancouver.
A ROADSIDE ATTRACTION opens at the Duthie Gallery Saturday, July 2nd with an artist reception from 5 to 9pm. and runs through August 1st.
2016 is soon underway with our first show of the season – our annual group print show – Imprints 2016. Open for the Easter Art Tour through May 15. Gallery hours for March April & May – 11- 5 Friday Saturday Sunday or by appointment.
April will be a busy print month with the Imprints show, a talk by Richard York at the library and our annual Richard Tetrault workshop.
Also in April the opening of Bev Petow’s show of steel Haute Couture at the Abkhazi Garden (in Victoria)
April 2 – May -15 Imprints 2016
April 5 , 6pm Richard York @ Salt Spring Library *
April 9 Abkhazi opening
April 14-17 Richard Tetrault – LINOCUT WORKSHOP
May 22 – June 30 Anna Gustafson, Paul & Sophia Burke
July 2 – August 2 Judson Beaumont / Eric Klemm
August 6 – 29 Michael Robb / Eric Klemm
Sept 3 – 26 Cole Bazin & Ann Griffiths
Oct 1- 30 Ceramics
Nov 5 – Group Exhibition