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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Our PIG reopening had to be pushed back to November 21st, 2020 and we are looking forward to unveiling new works from our artists. The PIGSTY will once again be tidy and lovely, festooned with treasures for the special people on your list. COVID isolation time has spurred some artists on, but has also kept some from returning to Piers and still others from finding their muse. For all artists, it has been a difficult time, as art is created to be shared. We will be sharing with you safely and ask you to wear a mask.
We remind our patrons that we are more than happy to offer private viewings for you, your family and friends whenever they might visit Piers.
We hope to see you for the opening on November 21st 2-4 pm and over the next few weeks as you look for special things for special people.
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After a delayed opening...PIG opened the doors again on Thursday December 6th showing off the beautiful new creations of her talented artists. Here are just a few images of pieces that are still available to fulfill wishes on your Christmas list. We'll have some new kelp weavings in from Grant Warrington next weekend...your last weekend before Christmas. :)
When I look at all the wonderful artwork by our talented Piers Island artists I can't help but hum...here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus! :) We do try and keep the artist pages updates with new work and prices, but if there's anything you see that strikes your fancy and you'd like more information, please contact us. We can arrange delivery before Christmas for you.
PIG will be open by appointment Monday, Wednesday and Thursday this week. We hope to open Saturday December 23rd - but weather conditions may prevent this. A small hazard of island living with the holidays approaching.
Wishing you all the best for the holiday season and an art filled New Year!
Oh, I know...you think...it's November still! But it always sneaks up on us and every year we seem amazed how suddenly it is the week before Christmas with so much to do! PIG is here to help you find awesome gifts for everyone on your list. We've asked our artists to bring us small works for December, but as soon as they are in - you'll see them on our Facebook page. :)
A few ideas for you here...all under $150 from all of our artists.
Not on Piers? Yes, we can ship!
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Start making that list and checking it twice, because wouldn't it be nice to give someone special on your list something created by a Piers Island artist. :)
With cards starting at $4 - with 2 Christmas themes coming from Valerie Rolfe, and well don't penguins and Antarctica give you that holiday spirit! Seashell Christmas decorations by Mary Jordan for only $10, new hammered/textured sterling silver earrings by Pauline Olesen starting at $35. We also have framed print works by Misha Smart & Garth Irvine for under $100, and handmade cutting/charcuterie & cheese boards by James Roggeveen. We'll have the PIG's own Roggeveen board loaded with goodies for your shopping enjoyment on Saturday November 11th 2 - 4 pm. Perhaps something to wet your whistle as well. ;)
From kelp weavings & textile works to original oils & acrylics, we have something to offer every art lover. We also accept letters to send to your Santa with your wishes and we use express post, as in many cases - there is only one original piece!
Also on hand will be the PIA desk and wall calendars for 2018, perfect stocking stuffers for the whole family.
Our Exhibition posts will tell you when something new is coming up and tease you with a few photos.