It's getting close to our last days for shopping/hunting for those special things. Here's an updated look of what we have available in PIG. Feel free to call, text, circle and send any wishes you have - even if you want us to play Santa and accept your Christmas letter. We'll pass along the information to the right place. :)
Happy Holidays everyone!
I had really hoped we would open the show with no masks this year, but alas! My outside heater purchase of last winter is doing yeoman duty once again this year. The show opened on November 13th and will be open weekends 2-4 pm or by appointment until December 19th. We welcome Zoom or Facetime tours - there have been a few pieces disappear through that route already. New work is coming in all the time so check with us often.
Here are just a few from our wonderful group of artists.
Please feel free to share with your friends and share the work of our artists with them.
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When we began this little co-operative style gallery idea 5 years ago, there were 9 artists and we thought that was pretty incredible. Now we are over 20 artists and we have authors and provide web access to links for our performing artists as well. It was a vision that has exceeded my expectations and each time I set up a new show, I am filled with pride for these talented artists that choose to have Piers as a special part of their life.
Due to changing COVID rules - we are Opening Sept 4th 2-4 'ish pm so we can show out of doors. Masks will be required inside PIG.
We hope to see you out on Opening Night - the fully vaccinated need not wear masks. We hope the weather cooperates so that we may have some en plein air exhibitions as well. The show will run for the month of September, but every one knows - opening night offers first picks!
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As we prepare to pack the paintings favored with red dots, we thought we'd share the show with you. Many pieces are still available, so please contact PIG if there is anything that strikes your fancy that you would like more information on. Enjoy!
We’re excited to feature a new exhibition featuring 3 talented artists who have a lovely friendship, all painting together one day a week (when possible). Each brings a unique style and their sharing of techniques has allowed them all to blossom and grow.
Lynn Pritchett brings us her Series #1 of 4 acrylic on canvas paintings, beautiful together, but each stands alone with a calming presence. Lynn at this time is a guest artist to PIG, but does live on Piers Island.
Ginny Macoun has been prolific with her watercolours, with subject matter of both floral, landscape and our local birdlife.
Charl Young's newest works in acrylic on canvas are full of energy and life, no doubt inspired by her developing garden...something else that these 3 share - a love of gardens and gardening.
We open the show today from 2-4 pm and it will continue to July 3rd. Please email if you would like to book a Zoom visit to our lovely little gallery.
Opening this weekend is a solo exhibit with works from Valerie Rolfe. We will have a wonderful selection of originals she is now ready to part with and a great selection of giclee prints on both paper and canvas.
We'd love to say Hello and we're sure you'll love to see this lovely new work from Valerie available in giclee on canvas, titled - Hello.
Valerie's show runs from May 15th to June 6th and we invite you to visit us on weekends from 2-4 pm or by appointment for a private viewing for you or your bubble and of course, Zoom, Facetime and Skype viewing are always available as well.
Masks are still a MUST at PIG with hand sanitizer on your way in.
#yyjart #valerierolfe #westcoast #orcas
Our new show opening tomorrow has had a few "passing whim" visits and there are red dots in place already!
Tapestry of Textiles exemplifies the unique and vast opportunities that textiles provide to the artist.
Christina van der Kamp presents a Core Samples series of Water, Wood and Soil - 15 gorgeous paintings in upcycled/recycled textiles.
Miles Lowry brings us sculpture in cast cotton, then embellished with mineral pigments. We have several Torso pieces both in full size and miniature available. Also in cast cotton from the Amphora Series are several pieces done in collaboration with Georgia Angelopoulos. Each tell a story.
David Ferguson brings us several of his works incorporating cast cotton, acrylic and mineral pigments. The texturing and vibrancy will amaze and entrance you.
Eileen Currie's textile work is also another example of the versatility of textiles. Her bags and bowls are machine stitched and use both fabric and cotton clothesline. Unfortunately, we only have one of Eileen's market bags to show you at this time.
The show opens tomorrow at 2 pm and we'll be open weekends from 2-4 pm and always by appointment, or drop by on a passing whim. We are following COVID safety rules and limiting to 3 in the gallery at a time and masks are a must. Make an appointment for your bubble and you can visit mask free.
And no masks are required for Zoom or Facetime visits.
When artists create, their heart and soul goes into their work. For upcoming Valentine's Day we asked our artists to think heart, romance and love for their show submissions. The show opens Saturday February 6th and we will be open weekends 2-4 pm until Feb 14th, or always by appointment. Appointments can be made for in person visits or Zoom/FaceTime or Skype.
We will be following our COVID safety measures, so everyone must wear masks, only 3 people in the gallery at a time and of course our lovely hand sanitizer which has a lovely fresh citrus scent.
Looking forward to seeing your eyes above the masks!
#valentinesdaygifts #originalart #yyj #shoplocal
While COVID has restricted our ability to have lovely openings and showing en plein air in Coastal BC in the winter is not at all possible...but...then comes the innovation of Zoom.
This Friday December 11th at 7 pm PST will be our first foray into the Zoom Virtual Opening and our first attendees are from across North America! We're looking forward to seeing them and we can all be without masks. I do believe I might have a glass of bubbly in hand to mark the occasion.
We have new pieces arriving every day, so there will be something new each time to see. Perhaps Friday nights will become Preview Evenings! :)
We look forward to this trial run - fingers crossed technology cooperates and remember, we can Zoom you in anytime - just set up an appointment by email.
Piers Island Gallery
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The gallery is brimming with wonderful new work, so we'll be posting every few days to give you a glimpse of what we have to offer. The photograph below shows a lovely grouping of 3 of our artists work, predominately the rich paintings and torsos by Miles Lowry.
On the Wall from left to right, the artwork shown here is all currently available for purchase:
Breaking Light - $450
by Miles Lowry - pigment, wax on birch panel W8 x H6 inches - original
Oceanic - $450
by Miles Lowry - cast and painted cotton fibre - W5 x H15 inches - original
Light Shift - $750
by Miles Lowry - paper, pigment, wax and wood W12 x H9 - original
Oceania - $450
by Miles Lowry - cast and painted cotton fibre - W5 x H15 inches - original
Opening Light - $750
by Miles Lowry - paper, pigment, wax and wood - W12 x H9 inches - original
Foreground, from left to right:
Earth Mother - Artifact #1 - SOLD
by Pauline Olesen - fused pate de vere, metal - H18 x W6 x D inches on stand - original
Wave - $150
by Pauline Olesen - fused recycled glass - W11.75 x L19.75 inches - original
One Seal on Rock - $3900
by Craig Benson - carved Brazilian steatite - Approx. L 13 x W6 inches - original
Necklace on black form - $225
by Pauline Olesen - flame worked glass beads, silver, ocean jasper - Length 17.5 inches - original
Necklace on white form- $225
by Pauline Olesen - flame worked glass beads, silver, citrine - Length 18 inches - original
Please contact us for any information or additional photographs for work you might be interested in. We are also happy to be the holder of hints for you and can pass them along to Santa on your behalf.
And we thank you for sharing our work with your friends, it makes such a difference to our artists when you expand the audience by sharing.
#mileslowry #paulineolesen #craigbenson #sculpture #originalart #artglass #jewelry #yyj
Our Exhibition posts will tell you when something new is coming up and tease you with a few photos.