Distant Glimpses

Gallery reopening April 1st with a stunning new show of pastels by Susan Benson

Haute Couture held over

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.

Judson Beaumont – Roadside Attraction

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.



new work

Anna Gustafson, Paul Burke and Sophia Burke’s new work continues at the Duthie Gallery until June 30.  Gallery hours 11 – 5 Thursday – Monday or by appointment


photographs by Allan Bibby and Jon Suk



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

Apis Mellifera


Elementals Review


David Robinson in the Sun

Vancouver Sun front page, today June 29, 2015

Figurative sculptor David Robinson with some of his many works in progress in his studio in Vancouver on June 25, 2015. His work can range from small figures to ones that are life size. Photographer Wayne Leidenfrost visited his studio.


David Robinson’s masterful sculptures are on display at the Duthie Gallery through mid-October.




Please join us Saturday July 4th between 8 & 10pm  to celebrate the opening of ELEMENTALS – an exhibit of Brent Comber’s wall pieces, solid forms and a major new installation.

Also the opening of the Summer Lights show- the illuminated sculpture park- open nightly July, August to mid-September.
There is still a week to see or revisit  David Robinson’s stunning show – Semblances. Till June 28.
Gallery open Thursday to Monday 11- 5, or by appointment.
Happy summer, cheers, Celia & Nick