Anagram plays an exciting mix of latin, swing and funk tunes as well as original compositions. They have performed at numerous festivals, including the Vancouver International Jazz Festival and the Pender Harbour Jazz Festival. They [read more]
Martini Madness plays a lively mix of festive vocal jazz, bossa nova, samba and original tunes. Featuring Kevin Crofton on guitar and vocals, Andy Amanovich on bass and Graham Walker on drums and percussion.
Trudi is a child and youth care professional, a recreational gymnastics and trampoline coach, clown, an actor, and has a passion for the arts of all sorts. She also plays the ukulele and sings out [read more]
Brushstrokes is an informal group of artists who have painted together weekly for a number of years, enjoying the process of creating art in a supportive and relaxed environment. Their art includes various subject matters [read more]
The Coast Cultural Alliance was established in 1998 as a non-profit society to enhance the arts and cultural tourism economies of the Sunshine Coast and to project a single, strong voice for local culture. The [read more]
Founded on five acres of traditional Squamish territory just north of Gibsons BC, Deer Crossing The Art Farm is a registered non-profit organization of creative community builders. The organization believes that creative engagement outside traditional [read more]
The Gibsons Landing Jazz Festival is a volunteer run community festival presented by the Sunshine Coast Jazz and Entertainment Society. It is held the second weekend in June each year. The Festival weekend is preceded [read more]
Life Drawing at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre meets each Tuesday from 10:00 until 1:00 to draw the nude model (alternating male and female). There are a series of poses beginning with 15 one-minute gestures [read more]
The Life and Limn group provides an opportunity for artists to paint from the live model, usually nude, but sometimes clothed. There is one pose for the afternoon, using 20 minute sessions. Each week a [read more]
The Sechelt Arts Festival provides accessible arts programming to all residents of the District of Sechelt and area, showcasing local talent to residents and visitors in a professionally produced ten-day event. The Festival supports and [read more]
Our Sunshine Coast Centre is one of the most active in the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada and is celebrating its 11th anniversary in 2015. We hold meetings with speakers on the 2nd Friday of [read more]
The Sunshine Coast Festival of the Performing Arts (SCFPA) is a non-profit society which aims to promote the advancement of performing arts excellence and appreciation on the Sunshine Coast, and to support community access to [read more]
Although originally established to manage the Sechelt Marsh (see aerial photo below), the SCNHS now also caters to a wide range of natural history interests on the Sunshine Coast. There are currently over 100 members. [read more]
The Harbour Gallery in Madeira Park is a place where local visual artists – beginning, emerging and established – come together in a spirit of sharing and co-operation to further their individual artistic development [read more]
I'm a painter working primarily in oils, and occasionally in watercolour, acrylic and mixed media. Since graduating from Emily Carr University in 2009, I have been exploring an intuitive style of painting.
Swiss-Canadian novelist Bernadette Calonego lives in Roberts Creek but she was born and raised on Lake Lucerne. She emigrated from Zurich to Canada in 2000. She has published two mystery novels, “The Zurich Conspiracy” and “Under Dark Waters” (which unfolds in B.C.), and a non-fiction book about Canada.
As an artist who works with found and recycled materials I utilize simple fabrication techniques and processes to transform common manufactured goods into up-cycled products or forms that offer alternative meanings . . .
Sechelt’s Brian Romer is a painter of Westcoast landscapes in the Canadian tradition. Most paintings are typically done on a small board en plein air, with some later reinterpreted on a large studio canvas.
Bruce has shown his artwork locally and throughout the state of Washington as well as Alaska, Hawaii West Africa. He has had numerous private commissions, and been engaged in public art with elementary students.
Bright colours, curious shapes and an explosion of energy characterize my semi-abstract paintings. Working with generous amounts of paint and a dollop of abandonment, I try to capture the joy I find in my subject.
Artie George (Woodcarver) and Richard de la Mare (Silver and Goldsmith) have been creating native art since 1970 and now specialize in art forms of top quality; wood carving and hand carved sterling silver and gold jewelry.
David J. Taylor creates compelling abstract paintings, drawing from his colourful professional life experience as a successful multi-disciplinary record producer, audio post sound artist and singer-songwriter
I recycle and re-contextualize discarded objects to create and overcome compositional challenges of combining common materials. Much like building a puzzle, I get the same thrill from using salvaged items when they form a connection to each other . . .
I am a self-taught abstract artist that started painting four years ago, and have since discovered it has become an all-consuming passion. I am inspired by a need to create, and a love of colour, fashion and design.
Donna Stark has graduated with both a diploma of Applied Arts in Textiles at Sheridan School of Design in Mississauga, Ontario and a diploma in Fashion Design at School of Fashion & Knits in Oakville, Ontario.
My goal is to uplift, inspire and support you on your journey through life. I wish to excite you as you gaze upon the images of Nature that I create. I feel that I am revealing the soul of Nature, and hope that you too, experience the love that I have in my heart for the world around me.
www.backyardbowl.caGaalen lives in Vancouver where his shop is located in the corner of his backyard. “Found” wood from blown down or diseased trees on city boulevards or golf courses are his preferred sources for turning.
Heather Conn, MFA, is an award-winning writer and author of two nonfiction history books and two children’s fiction books. Her nonfiction has appeared in a variety of anthologies and 50+ publications, including The Vancouver Sun, The Edmonton Journal, Globe and Mail, and Canadian Geographic.
Janice Rafael is a self-taught, contemporary abstract painter. Starting her artistic career in high school by winning a fine arts award, Janice has since presented her work in over 10 juried art exhibitions in the UK and Canada.
Strongly influenced by nature on the Sunshine Coast, along with my love of representational shapes and figures, my work, painted in both acrylics and oils, truly expresses my inner life.
September 19 – October 14I have been working with botanical imagery for many years, constantly exploring new mediums and visual expressions that allow me to portray the movement, energy and freshness of the surrounding natural environment.
www.blackabstract.com"My work evolves intuitively, images develop without any preconceived ideas. I enjoy the constant evolution of a piece, the changes, the challenges and the accidents that emerge are what feeds my creativity.”