During the first fall of the pandemic we opened Le Petite PIG, a roadside free/exchange gallery in hopes of inspiring artists young and old to create and give in exchange for a treasure from another. It flourishes, then languishes but it's always interesting and is very much an attraction for the kids to check out anything new.
Recently a pink butterfly was placed in Le Petite and then it was taken and reappeared. The story below was sent to Piers Island Gallery. You can follow her adventure here. She hopes to be taken on other adventures and that you will photograph and share her adventures with Pauline. They will then add them to this blog post. Feel free to add a little art of your own to her wings before you put her back for another adventure.
Thanks for sharing. #pinkytuscadero #lepetitepig #youngartistyyj
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
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
#virtual #artopening #zoomart #yyj #originalart #piersisland
It's been a long cold winter, but I'm sweeping out the PIGSTY and will be ready to reopen PIG for the season on April 13th - from 2 to 4 pm. In celebration of spring, come share some pink bubbles and enjoy the work of your fellow Piers Island Artists. Hope to see you there!
In our fast paced, instant gratification world...the art of oils is disappearing. The time, the detail, the layers of pigment on canvas are richly displayed in the works of Evey Gabille & Mary Jordan. We invite you to enjoy their art. Mary has many originals available for purchase with a sampling of giclees on canvas for her popular pieces. Evey has given us many beautiful pieces to show you, but she's not parting with most of them, however, giclees may be ordered.
Opening night is Friday June 29th from 7-9 pm
The exhibition will continue to July 15th - the gallery will be open weekends 2-4 pm and available by appointment.
PIG is excited to include Craig Benson as one of it's artists this spring. Craig's carvings in stone are nothing short of incredible. He occasionally has bronzes made of some of his suitable pieces. The seal head shown here is a one of a kind. The bronzes are cast locally and Craig does the fine after finishing and patina work on them. This seal has a most unusual patina finish, with no others like it. For those of us out on the water, having one of these creatures pop up and watch you, always brings a smile. :)
PIG will be open this Saturday from 2-4 pm. Pop in for a smile.
Our Exhibition posts will tell you when something new is coming up and tease you with a few photos.