POTPOURRI: New West Artists Pop-up Art Exhibition & Sale

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 7, 2015

POTPOURRI:
New West Artists Pop-up Art Exhibition & Sale

New Westminster, B.C.—The Arts Council of New Westminster is proud to present POTPOURRI, a pop-up art exhibition and sale in partnership with New West Artists September 12-13 at The Gallery at Queen’s Park. The show features a variety of mediums including watercolours, acrylics, photographs, collages and cards.

New West Artists is a group of visual artists who truly epitomise the word community. By pooling their talents, ideas, and creative energy, each artist – whether they be a hobbyist or a full-time professional – are able to benefit from the knowledge and experience of their peers. Members share information about how to produce art exhibits and assist others in solving problems many artists consistently face.

Pop-up galleries are becoming increasingly popular; the temporary locations are a unique opportunity for artists, designers and photographers to showcase their work to a new audience. The Arts Council of New Westminster is proud to host the artists participating in POTPOURRI as our main objective is to always promote, support and encourage the creation of art in New Westminster.

“I am extremely pleased that New West Artists will be exhibiting at our gallery and will be launching our brand new pop-up exhibitions,” said Stephen O’Shea, executive director of The Arts Council of New Westminster. “We are continuing to find more creative ways to increase access to the gallery and partnering with New West Artists is the perfect way us to bring more art to the community of New Westminster.”

Artists who will have their work on display are: Eileen Pick, Lisa Lawrence, Virginia Railton, Janet Kvammen, Kay Klyne, Richard Klyne, Julie Schoennagel, Carol Rose, Tony Bryan, Donna Ross, Teresa Morton, Robert Jost, Elena Zhukova, Barbara Wendzich and more.

POTPOURRI will be held at The Gallery in Queen’s Park September 12-13, 2015. The opening artists reception is Saturday 2:00-4:00pm and is open to all.

For full details, please visit: artscouncilnewwest.org.

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About New West Artists:
New West Artists welcomes visual artists of all levels, from hobby artists to full-time professional veterans. Through connection, education, and promotion, the local non-profit society inspires, encourages, and celebrates visual artists in the community.

About The Arts Council of New Westminster:
Founded in 1967, The Arts Council of New Westminster is an umbrella organization with numerous member groups and individual members, who all share an interest in various artistic endeavors, from the visual and performing arts to the literary arts and community activities. Its main goals are to advocate for the arts at all levels of government, and foster support for artistic and cultural endeavors in the community.

POTPOURRI:
New West Artists Pop-up Art Exhibition and Sale

Exhibit Information:

Date:                 September 12 & 13, 2015, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Artists:             Eileen Pick, Lisa Lawrence, Virginia Railton, Janet Kvammen, Kay Klyne, Richard Klyne, Julie Schoennagel, Carol Rose,                 Tony Bryan, Donna Ross, Teresa Morton, Robert Jost, Elena Zhukova, Barbara Wendzich and more Artists

Reception:       Saturday, September 12, 2015, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Media Contact:

Dana Kelly
Communications Coordinator 

The Arts Council of New Westminster
media@artscouncilnewwest.org
778-840-3262

Stephen O’Shea
Executive Director

The Arts Council of New Westminster
info@artscouncilnewwest.org
604-525-3244