Stephen O'Shea

Exhibition Dates: Feb.1st – 26th, 2023

Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 10:00am – 2:00pm

EXHIBITION STATEMENT

The concept for “Guilty As Skin” was born from my own feelings of fear being a Black woman, as we continue to witness harrowing displays of police violence towards BIPOC communities throughout Turtle Island (North America). This exhibition is an Afro-surreal exploration on the effects colonialism and post-colonialism has on the disproportionate and inflated rates of BIPOC individuals wrongly targeted, charged and incarcerated within the criminal justice system. Specifically, it focuses on how this dichotomy presents itself differently in both the system vs media in relation to gender, class and sexual identities – guiding the viewer through various scenarios of racial oppression.

 The usage of Afro-Surrealism was critical to the creation of this series as it is more than just an artistic expression, but a political one and a form of self-assertion. Each piece presents numerous double meanings which challenge the viewer to push past their first interaction with the work. From the deconstructed heads of each figure, custom metallic colors that illuminate in low-light conditions and impasto brushwork synchronized to the state of each subject’s psyche – every choice is as deliberate and intentional as the brutality in question.

 Having one’s identity dismantled, marginalized and regulated to non-human status demands both awareness and action. This series was created as a personal call-to-action to end the unjust policing of minority and disenfranchised bodies, and state-sanctioned acts of violence used as a tool to oppress BIPOC communities.

ARTIST BIO

Crystal Noir is an emerging self-taught artist of Jamaican and Ukrainian descent from
Vancouver, B.C. – the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the xwməθkwəyə̓ m
(Musqueam), Sḵwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and s ̱ əlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. Her
work explores the intricate effects of ongoing colonial violence and the interplay
between mental health disparities within BIPOC communities. Seeking to dispel
stigmatization and redefine taboo cultural conversations, her work is often
autobiographical and is likewise concerned with the experiences of being multiracial,
and the unique encounters of exclusion, colorism, privilege and guilt that those of
multiethnic lineage face.
Inspired by the Afro-Surrealist movement, Crystal combines figurative portraiture with
conceptual scenes that draw both from historic and current experiences related to
racial inequality, discrimination and stereotypes. Seeking to make sense of the effects
of such aggressions to the psyche of the BIPOC community – she explores the human
figure in a way that is accessible to a broad audience by deconstructing the heads of
her subjects to include the usage of symbolic metaphors. Often filled with ambiguity
and hidden messages, her work invites audiences to find themselves within the context
and themes of the individual and collective work.
Crystal comes from the corporate fashion world with a professional background in
branding, and brings this knowledge into her daily artistic practice. Her own physical
and mental health battle guided her to painting as a form of self-care, and an outlet
where she could express herself freely without imposed corporate constraints. She
credits the majority of her healing journey to her artistic practice and now uses her
work to speak out against the stigma associated with mental health disorders while
pushing awareness and conversations around issues affecting the livelihood and
legacy of the BIPOC community.

3rd Sunday at the Gallery

Sunday Feb.19th, 2023, from 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Join us at the Gallery in Queen’s Park, on Sunday Feb.19th, 2023, from 1:00pm – 3:00pm, for an Artist Talk & Presentation. Exhibiting artist, Crystal Noir, will be hosting an artist talk and visual presentation where you’ll have the opportunity to learn more about her, her work and artistic process, as well as the meaning and significance behind why she creates. Presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.

Exhibition Dates: Jan.6 – Jan.29th, 2022

Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 10:00am – 2:00pm

EXHIBITION STATEMENT

The Arts Council of New Westminster (ACNW), in partnership with the Arts Council of Surrey (ACS), the Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society (FVHRS), and the Langley Arts Council (LAC), are excited to present the juried exhibition “Paint The Train”. 

Artists were invited to submit entries that represented their artistic view of the impact of railways (electric, steam, diesel) in the region since 1886. Artists rendered their own interpretations of the railway’s impact through a variety of mediums and winners were selected in four categories: Drawing and Painting, Mixed Media, Photography and Digital Art, and a Junior Category. 

Judging this year’s entries were professional photographer Scarlet Black, ACS Director and retired visual art teacher Marc Pelech, and highly recognized Langley visual artist Brian Croft. 

Winning pieces from the Surrey Exhibition at the Newton Cultural Center (Nov. 3 – 29th) travelled on to the Township of Langley Civic Centre from December 9, 2022 – January 4, 2023, and will round out their journey at The Gallery at Queen’s Park from January 6 – 29th, 2023.

“Paint the Train”  – A Traveling Group Exhibit 

Exhibition Dates: Jan.6 – Jan.29th, 2022

Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 10:00am – 2:00pm

Exhibition Statement

The Arts Council of New Westminster (ACNW), in partnership with the Arts Council of Surrey (ACS), the Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society (FVHRS), and the Langley Arts Council (LAC), are excited to present the juried exhibition Paint the Train. Artists were invited to submit entries that represented their artistic view of the impact of railways (electric, steam, diesel) in the region since 1886. Judging this year’s entries were professional photographer Scarlet Black, ACS Director and retired visual art teacher Marc Pelech, and highly recognized Langley visual artist Brian Croft. 

Artists rendered their own interpretations of the railway’s impact through a variety of mediums and winners were selected in four categories: Drawing and Painting, Mixed Media, Photography and Digital Art, and a Junior Category. 

Winning pieces from the Surrey Exhibition at the Newton Cultural Center (Nov. 3 – 29th) travelled on to the Township of Langley Civic Centre from December 9, 2022 – January 4, 2023, and will round out their journey at The Gallery at Queen’s Park from January 6 – 29th, 2023.

“Winter Solstice, a Celebration Through Art” – Group Exhibit – Nov.30 to Dec.21st.

November 25, 2022

Exhibition Dates: Nov.30 – Dec.21, 2022 Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 10:00am – 2:00pm Opening Reception: Dec.8th, 7:00 – 9:00pm (RSVP event – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/winter-solstice-exhibition-opening-reception-tickets-463819555777 ) EXHIBITION STATEMENT The  Winter Solstice […]

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Official Competition, November 28, 2022

November 3, 2022

Comedy, Drama1 Hour 55min Director: Mariano Cohn, Gaston DupratWriters: Mariano Cohn, Gaston Duprat, Andres DupratStars: Penelope Cruz, Antonio Banderas, Oscar MartinezWhen: Monday, November 28, 2022 – 7:00 pm at Anvil CentreTickets: General Admission […]

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“The Grief of Green” by Julia Soderholm – Nov.2 to 27th, 2022

October 28, 2022

Exhibition Dates: Nov.2 – 27th, 2022 Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 10:00am – 2:00pm Inter/Action Event: Nature Art Workshop – Nov. 20th, 12:00 – 2:00pm at the Gallery. Free Admission. […]

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Crimes of the Future, October 31, 2022

October 11, 2022

Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi 1 Hour 46min Director: David CronenbergWriters:David CronenbergStars: Viggo Mortensen, Lea Seydoux, Kristen StewartWhen: Monday, October 31, 2022 – 7:00 pm at Anvil CentreTickets: General Admission $10 – Seniors/Students $9{Advance tickets at the […]

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Call For Artists–Changing the Conversation Project – Artist-in-Residence Program

October 11, 2022

We invite all visual and literary artists from Metro Vancouver to submit applications for an artist-in-residence program in the project, Changing the Conversation: Re-envisioning Narrative Engagementabout Housing Insecurity in Communities, […]

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AGM NOTICE 2022

September 30, 2022

The Arts Council of New Westminster2022 Annual General MeetingSunday, November 27, 2022. Venue: The Centennial Lodge at Queen’s ParkTime: 2:00pm – 3:00 pmCLICK HERE TO REGISTER Agenda Package and Annual […]

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Call for Board Members 2022

September 30, 2022

At the Arts Council of New Westminster, we live and work on the unceded, traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the QayQayt (qiqéyt) Nation as well as all […]

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“Best of The Crawl” a Group Exhibit – Oct.5 to 30th, 2022

September 28, 2022

The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents: “Best of The Crawl”  – Group Exhibit  Exhibition Dates: Oct.5th – 30th, 2022 Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 10:00am – 2:00pm EXHIBITION STATEMENT Kick […]

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A Group Pop-Up Exhibit, Led by: Juno Avila-Clark- Sept.28 – Oct.2nd, 2022

September 28, 2022

Exhibition Dates: Sept.28 – Oct.2nd, 2022 Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 10:00am – 2:00pm EXHIBITION STATEMENT The artworks presented in this exhibit have been created by various members of our […]

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I Love My Dad, September 26, 2022

September 1, 2022

Comedy, Drama, Romance 1 Hour 36min Director: James MorosiniWriters: James MorosiniStars: Patton Oswalt , James Morosini Claudia Sulewski When: Monday, September 26, 2022 – 7:00 pm at Anvil CentreTickets: General Admission $10 – […]

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Samantha Harrison – “Recreations of Myth & Spirit” – Sept.7 to 25th, 2022

August 31, 2022

The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents: Samantha Harrison  – “Recreations of Myth & Spirit”  Exhibition Dates: Sept.7 – 25th, 2022 Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 10:00am – 2:00pm EXHIBITION STATEMENT […]

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The Return of – “Outlaw Art Show” – Aug.31st to Sept.5th, 2022

August 31, 2022

The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents: The Return of – “Outlaw Art Show“ Exhibition Dates: Aug.31st – Sept.5th, 2022 Gallery Hours: EXTENDED FOR THIS EXHIBIT ONLY Wed. 10am- 10pm Thurs/Sun. […]

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Jeongmin Ahn – “Trash” – Aug. 3rd to 28th, 2022

July 26, 2022

The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents: TRASH by Jeongmin Ahn Exhibition Dates: Aug. 3rd – 28th, 2022Gallery Hours: Wed – Sun, 10 am – 2 pm Free Admission Exhibition Statement […]

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Call For Artists – Place des Arts Positively Petite

July 13, 2022

Application Deadline: Monday, September 12, 2022 Place des Arts seeks submissions from local artists, based in the Lower Mainland, who create things small and unique for the 33rd Positively Petite: […]

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Sherida Charles – “Transits & Reveries” – July 1st – 31st, 2022

June 24, 2022

The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents: Sherida Charles – “Transits & Reveries”  Exhibition Dates: July 1st – 31st, 2022 Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 10:00am – 2:00pm Free Admission Exhibition […]

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2022 Recipient – Elena Massing

June 15, 2022

In partnership with New Westminster Secondary School As a member of the NWSS Senior Jazz Band, Vocal Jazz, and Chamber Choir, Elena has become well-versed in many musical styles. Early […]

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Run Woman Run–Monday, June 27, 2022

June 6, 2022

Drama, Comedy1 Hour 40 min Director: Zoe Leigh HopkinsWriters: Zoe Leigh HopkinsStars: Dakota Ray Hebert, Jayli Wolf, Asivak KoostachinWhen: Monday, June 27, 2022 – 7:00 pm at Massey TheatreTickets: General Admission $9 – Seniors/Students $8{Advance […]

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New West Secondary School – “Metamorphosis” – June 1st – 26, 2022

May 27, 2022

The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents: “Metamorphosis”by New West Secondary School Exhibition Dates: June 1-26th, 2022Gallery Hours: Wed – Sun, 10 am – 2 pm Free Admission EXHIBITION STATEMENT The […]

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STRIVE DRIVE THRIVE : FOR THE ARTS

May 25, 2022

June 30 Fundraiser and Celebration Join us on Thursday, June 30, at Centennial Lodge as we come together to celebrate what’s next for the Arts Council of New Westminster. The mission of […]

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ACNW Music Selection Committee

May 24, 2022
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A conversation with Chief Rhonda Larrabee of the Qayqayt (qiqéyt) First Nation- November 28, 2021

May 17, 2022

A fireside conversation between Chief Rhonda Larrabee of the Qayqayt (qiqéyt) First Nation and Charmaine de Silva, Director of CityNews (Vancouver & Calgary). Chief Larrabee shares the history of her […]

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2022 ACNW Community Engagement Survey Results

May 17, 2022

The Arts Council of New Westminster is pleased to share a report on the 2022 Community Engagement Survey. This survey, distributed in February of each year, assists the ACNW in […]

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Call for submissions: Group Exhibition at HARMONY ARTS FESTIVAL

May 16, 2022

Application deadline: Friday, June 3, 2022 The Harmony Arts Festival invites artists to submit original artwork for consideration for the annual Group Exhibition. The festival is now accepting online applications for […]

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Calling all Mural Artists!

May 3, 2022

Salt Spring Arts has an incredible opportunity for mural artists this summer. We are adding three murals to the heart of Ganges Village (Shiya’hwt/SYOWT) on Salt Spring Island.  Award $5,000 — $15,000.  […]

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Call for Proposals: Visual Artist Exhibition Opportunities with VCT

May 3, 2022

Vancouver Civic Theatres (VCT) invites local visual artists to apply for our gallery program offering group exhibition opportunities in 2023. The program provides artists with the opportunity to display work […]

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Quickening–Monday, May 30, 2022

May 3, 2022

Drama1 Hour 30 min Director: Haya Waseem Writers: Haya WaseemStars: Arooj Azeem, Ashir Azeem, Bushra Ashir AzeemWhen: Monday, May 30, 2022 – 7:00 pm at Massey TheatreTickets: General Admission $9 – Seniors/Students $8{Advance […]

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Fraser Valley Potters Guild – “Artist’s Choice” – May 4-29, 2022

April 30, 2022

The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents: “Artist’s Choice”by Fraser Valley Potters Guild Exhibition Dates: May 4-29, 2022Gallery Hours: Wed – Sun, 10 am – 2 pmOpening Reception: Wednesday, May 4th, […]

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Arts Council of New Westminster announce scholarship recipient for 2022

April 29, 2022

The Arts Council of New Westminster is proud to announce Anja Frohnsdorf, Eunyong Jeong, Jackson Poling as the 2022 recipients of the ACNW’s Hilda Cliffe Scholarship through the Douglas College […]

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2022 Recipient – Jackson Poling

April 13, 2022

In partnership with the Douglas College Foundation Jackson Poling is a Composer and Pianist living in Langley, BC. He is planning on transferring to UBC in the Fall for a […]

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2022 Recipient – Anja Frohnsdorf

April 13, 2022

In partnership with the Douglas College Foundation Anja Frohnsdorf is a 20 year old, Vancouver-based producer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and audio engineer. For as long as she can remember, Anja has […]

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The Gloria–Monday, April 25, 2022

March 31, 2022

Drama1 Hour 40 min Director: Julie TaymorWriters: Gloria SteinemStars: Julianne Moore, Alicia Vikander, Janelle MonaeWhen: Monday, March 28, 2022 – 7:00 pm at Massey TheatreTickets: General Admission $9 – Seniors/Students $8{Advance tickets at the Massey […]

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Queen’s Park Parent Participation Preschool 6th Annual Art Exhibition – “Strings and Things”

March 27, 2022

The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents: “STRINGS AND THINGS”6th Annual Student Art Exhibition by Queen’s Park Parent Participation Preschool Exhibition Exhibition Dates: April 1-April 18, 2022.Hours: Wednesday to Sunday, 10:00 am – 2:00 […]

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Call to Artists: South Delta Artists Guild

March 22, 2022
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All Forms Now: Five Contemporary BC Poets

March 11, 2022

Presented in partnership by the League of Canadian Poets, New Westminster Public Library, and the Arts Council of New Westminster New Westminster Public Library AuditoriumApril 9, 20221:30pm – 3:00pmFree Admission […]

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Message from the Board of Directors: Announcing our new Executive Director – Laura Grady

March 9, 2022

March 9, 2022 – New WestminsterFrom the Board of Directors, Arts Council of New Westminster It is with a mix of sadness and gratitude, we announce that Stephen O’Shea has […]

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Call for Committee Members – Visual Arts Committee

March 7, 2022

The Gallery at Queen’s ParkCall for Committee Members Interested in making a difference to the New Westminster arts community? Consider volunteering on the Visual Arts Committee or one of its […]

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Call for Musicians – Arts Council of New Westminster Summer Music Program – 2022

March 1, 2022

Submit your application for the 2022 ACNW Summer Music Program, including live concerts a part of the Queen’s Park Concert Series and the Queen’s Park Arts Festival, July 7-10, 2022. […]

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Clayton Stephens – “Contention: Male Figures in Wrestling” – March 2-27, 2022

February 28, 2022

The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents: “Contention: Male Figures in Wrestling”by Clayton Stephens Exhibition Dates: March 2-27, 2022Gallery Hours: Wed – Sun, 10 am – 2 pm Free Admission Exhibition […]

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The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open–Monday, March 28, 2022

February 28, 2022

Drama1 Hour 40 min Director: Kathleen Hepburn, Elle-Maija TailfeathersWriters: Kathleen Hepburn, Elle-Maija TailfeathersStars: Violet Nelson, Elle-Maija Tailfeathers, Charlie HannahWhen: Monday, March 28, 2022 – 7:00 pm at Massey TheatreTickets: General Admission $9 – Seniors/Students […]

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CALL FOR ARTISTS: Bubble of Art – February 21, 2022

February 17, 2022

Organization: Students from the Capilano University’s Arts and Entertainment Management program Bubble of Art presents: Inside the Bubble:  Bubble of Art is a student-led visual art and cinema exhibition group. […]

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Federation of Canadian Artists – 2022 Call for Artists

February 15, 2022

2022 Spotlight ExhibitionExhibition Dates: May 16 – 22, 2022Federation Gallery, 1241 Cartwright Street, Vancouver, BC, V6H 4B7 Submission Deadline: February 28, 2022This annual call is an opportunity for artists to […]

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Massey Theatre/8th & 8th Creative Spaces: Performing Arts Collaborative Creation Residency

February 8, 2022

Title: Performing Arts Collaborative Creation Residency Organization: Massey Theatre Society and Eighth & Eight Creative Spaces Deadline: March 4, 2022 About us:Massey Theatre Society is a catalyst for a vibrant, […]

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The Last Black Man in San Francisco–Monday, February 28, 2022

February 4, 2022

Drama2 hours 1 min Director: Joe TalbotWriters: Jimmie Fails, Joe Talbot, Rob RichertStars: Jimmie Fails, Jonathan Majors, Rob MorganWhen: Monday, February 28, 2022 – 7:00 pm at Anvil CentreTickets: General Admission $9 – Seniors/Students […]

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ACNW Community Engagement Survey 2022

February 1, 2022

The Arts Council of New Westminster requests your feedback! Please take ten minutes to fill out our Community Engagement Survey. Your answers will assist the ACNW in enhancing the delivery […]

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Eric Hotz – “Looking at Local Nature” – Feb 2-27, 2022

January 30, 2022

The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents: “Looking at Local Nature”by Eric Hotz Exhibition Dates: February 2-27, 2022Gallery Hours: Wed – Sun, 10 am – 2 pm Free Admission Exhibition Statement […]

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Media Release: Comedian & Performer Tin Lorica prepares for Poets+ debut

January 18, 2022

Media ReleaseJanuary 18, 2021 Presented by the Arts Council of New Westminster: Comedian & Performer Tin Lorica prepares for Poets+ debut With the Poets+ virtual performance about to debut, poet, […]

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Podcasting 101 – A How-To Series from NWPL & the ACNW

January 11, 2022

Have you got a story to tell, or thoughts to share, and want to start a podcast? In collaboration with the New Westminster Public Library, the ACNW is pleased to […]

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Call for Artists: New Westminster Public Libary 2022

January 11, 2022

Are you a visual artist living or working in New West? Are you interested in a month-long exhibit on the 2nd floor gallery panels at the New Westminster Public Library? […]

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Media Release: Poets+ curator Tawahum Bige shares selection and creative process

January 10, 2022

Media ReleaseJanuary 10, 2022 Presented by the Arts Council of New Westminster: Poets+ curator Tawahum Bige shares selection and creative process Tawahum Bige, one of the many performers of colour […]

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Media Release: Announcing Poets+ curated by Tawahum Bige

December 22, 2021

The Arts Council of New Westminster is excited to announce: Poets+ curated by Tawahum Bige An exciting new collection of performances from emerging poets of color is debuting through the […]

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Jump, Darling–Monday, January 31, 2022

December 13, 2021

Drama1h 30min Director: Phil ConnellWriters: Wanuri Kahiu, Jenna Cato BassStars: Phil Connell, Genevieve ScottWhen: Monday, January 31, 2022 – 7:00 pm at Massey TheatreTickets: General Admission $9 – Seniors/Students $8{Advance tickets at the Massey Theatre […]

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ACNW Permanent Collection – December 1, 2021 – January 31, 2022

November 30, 2021

The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents: The “ACNW Permanent Collection: Static Transitions” Exhibition Dates: December 1, 2021-January 30, 2022Gallery Hours: Wed – Sun, 10 am – 2 pm *Closed for […]

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Media Release: Arts Council engages two new curators for annual Permanent Collection exhibition at The Gallery at Queen’s Park

November 29, 2021

Media ReleaseNovember 29, 2021For Immediate Release Arts Council engages two new curators for annual Permanent Collection exhibition at The Gallery at Queen’s Park New Westminster, BC – Arts Council of […]

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Last Monday at the Movies Returning January 2022

November 10, 2021

Last Monday at the Movies is returning to Massey Theatre on Monday, January 31, 2022! Season Passes are on sale now! $45 for 6 films. Did you purchase a 2019/2020 […]

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Fiona Tang – “Bare” – November 3-28, 2021

October 29, 2021

The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents: “Bare“by Fiona Tang Exhibition Dates: November 3-28, 2021Gallery Hours: Wed – Sun, 10 am – 2 pm Free Admission Exhibition Statement “Bare” is a […]

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ArtsNW Podcast – Call for Participants

October 14, 2021

ArtsNW (http://artsnw.ca/) is a podcast that is homegrown and distinctly New West. Amidst the pandemic, the podcast seeks to remove the distance between us by sharing casual conversations between artists, […]

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CALL FOR PROPOSALS – The Gallery at Queen’s Park – Artist in Residence 2022

October 6, 2021

At the Arts Council of New Westminster, we live and work on the unceded, traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the QayQayt (qiqéyt) Nation as well as all […]

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AGM NOTICE 2021

October 6, 2021

The Arts Council of New Westminster2021 Annual General Meetingwill be on Sunday, November 28, 2021. Venue: To be determined, based on Provincial Health Orders. Either In-person at the Centennial Lodge […]

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Call for Artists – Expressions of Interest – By Queensborough Special Programs Committee

October 5, 2021

Project: Ewen Avenue Mural Project/ Mazarine Lodge Mural Project/ Inclusion and Community Please send us a Notice of your Interest in submitting a concept or draft for a mural to […]

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Current Calls for Artists from the City of New Westminster

October 2, 2021

CALL FOR EXHIBITION PROPOSALS: ANVIL CENTRE COMMUNITY ART GALLERYDEADLINE: October 31st, 2021 The Community Art Gallery, located on the 3rd floor of Anvil Centre, supports local artists through exhibition opportunities […]

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Federation of Canadian Artists – Open Call for Submissions – Ten Squared Fundraising Exhibition

October 1, 2021
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The Best of the Crawl Group Exhibition- October 6-31, 2021

September 29, 2021

The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents: “The Best of the Crawl“Group Exhibition Exhibition Dates: October 6-31, 2021Gallery Hours: Wed – Sun, 10 am – 2 pm Special ViewingsOctober 12, 6pm […]

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Online Artist in Residence – Roxanne Gagnon

September 26, 2021
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The Compassion Project: Dance to the End of Love

September 20, 2021

Hi, I’m Celeste Snowber, and I want to invite your participation in a community art project by the New West Hospice Society and the Arts Council of New Westminster, with […]

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Chris Dunnett – “ESSAYS IN INTERSTELLAR COMMUNICATION” – September 8-26,2021

August 30, 2021

The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents: “ESSAYS IN INTERSTELLAR COMMUNICATION”by Chris Dunnett Exhibition Dates: September 8-26, 2021Gallery Hours: Wed – Sun, 10 am – 2 pm Free Admission Exhibition Statement […]

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Mask Mandate – August 25, 2021

August 25, 2021
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Wade Comer – “Time Passages” – Aug 4-29,2021

July 31, 2021

The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents: “Time Passages”by Wade Comer Exhibition Dates: August 4 – 29, 2021Gallery Hours: Wed – Sun, 10am – 2pm Medium: Photography. Free Admission Exhibition Statement […]

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Call for Board Members 2021

July 31, 2021

At the Arts Council of New Westminster, we live and work on the unceded, traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the QayQayt (qiqéyt) Nation as well as all […]

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The Outlaw Art Show – July 26-Aug 2, 2021

July 26, 2021

The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents: The Outlaw Art ShowPop-up Exhibitionas part of the Gordon Smithers Artist in Residency Artists include : Gord SmithersKelly HaighDavid OstremRay CondoIan TilesKeith PicotKevin HouseRob […]

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Summer Sketching by the River – Free Drawing Classes in August

July 14, 2021

Join the Arts Council of New Westminster and River Market for Summer Sketching by the River. This series of free drawing classes will take place throughout the month of August. […]

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Online Artist in Residence – Taigan Trottier

July 13, 2021
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An Exciting New Creative Arts Space – Eighth & Eight

July 10, 2021

Wow! A new announcement from the Massey Theatre Society about the future of this important art space in New Westminster! Check out this media release: Eighth & Eight is an […]

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CALL FOR ARTISTS – The Gallery at Queen’s Park – 2022

July 1, 2021

At the Arts Council of New Westminster, we live and work on the unceded, traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the QayQayt (qiqéyt) Nation as well as all […]

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GREENHOUSE – Artist Call

June 30, 2021

More information can be found here: https://www.theonlyanimal.com/show/greenhouse

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Online Artist in Residence – Shantala Robinson

June 28, 2021
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Media Release: Cedar, Sage & Sweetgrass Indigenous Art Group to exhibit at The Gallery at Queen’s Park

June 26, 2021

Media ReleaseJune 26, 2021For Immediate Release  Cedar, Sage & Sweetgrass Indigenous Art Group to exhibit at The Gallery at Queen’s Park in July 2021 New Westminster, BC – The Arts […]

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Media Release: S^yowah guest curator for Expressions of Reclamation 2021

June 25, 2021

Media ReleaseJune 25, 2021For Immediate Release S^yowah guest curator for Expressions of Reclamation 2021 New Westminster, BC – The Arts Council of New Westminster is pleased to announce S^yowah as […]

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Cedar Sage & Sweetgrass Indigenous Art Group exhibition – July 2-25,201

June 22, 2021

The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents: Cedar Sage and Sweetgrass Indigenous Art Group exhibition Exhibition Dates: July 2 – 25, 2021. Hours:Wednesday – Friday: 10am – 2pmSaturday & Sunday: 11am […]

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Call to Artists: Capture Light – Photography Exhibition – Anvil Centre Community Art Gallery

June 16, 2021

Local New Westminster artists are invited to submit artworks for a fall group exhibition to the Community Art Gallery at Anvil Centre. The exhibition Capture Light is welcoming submissions of […]

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NWSS Student Exhibition – “Beyond Boundaries” – June 2-27, 2021

May 31, 2021

The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents: “Beyond Boundaries”by New Westminster Secondary Student Exhibition Exhibition Dates: June 2 – 27, 2021.  Free Admission. Exhibition Statement The New Westminster 2021 Graduating Students have […]

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Call for Artisan Vendors

May 31, 2021

New West Craft is a handmade market hosted by the Arts Council of New West. New West Craft aims to provide a welcoming environment for crafters, artisans and makers to […]

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Call for Musicians 2021

May 31, 2021

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Online Artist in Residence – Heather Prost

May 12, 2021
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2021 Recipient – Emily Simko

May 7, 2021

In partnership with New Westminster Secondary School Emily Simko has always been involved in the arts. Her passion began at a young age. Emily participated in school talents shows, jazz […]

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2021 Recipient – Melissa

May 7, 2021

In partnership with the Douglas College Foundation Biography to come

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2021 Recipient – Anja Frohnsdorf

May 7, 2021

In partnership with the Douglas College Foundation Anja Frohnsdorf is an 18 year old music student in Douglas College’s Music Technology Diploma program. She is a self-taught multi-instrumentalist who has […]

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Remembering Hilda Cliffe, ACNW President Emerita, 1928 – 2021

May 7, 2021

It is with heavy hearts, we share that Hilda Cliffe, ACNW President Emerita, passed away on May 3rd, 2021. Hilda was a champion of the Arts in New Westminster and […]

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Victoria Mitchell – “Of The Earth” – May 5 – 30, 2021

April 30, 2021

The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents: “Of The Earth”by Victoria Mitchell Exhibition Dates: May 5 – 30, 2021Gallery Hours: Wed – Sun, 10am – 2pmMedium: Paintings are acrylic, oil, & […]

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Online Artist in Residence – Kathy Harms

April 12, 2021
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The Rhodo Photo Contest – The Gallery at Queen’s Park

April 8, 2021

To celebrate The Gallery at Queen’s Park’s unique natural environment, we have decided to ring in spring with a photography contest! The subject is the beautiful and bountiful rhododendron bushes […]

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Queen’s Park Parent Participation Preschool 5th Annual Art Exhibition – “Lines and Dots”

March 23, 2021

The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents: “LINES AND DOTS”5th Annual Student Art Exhibition by Queen’s Park Parent Participation Preschool Exhibition Exhibition Dates: April 1-April 11, 2021.Hours: Wednesday to Saturday, 10:00am – 2:00pm Gallery […]

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New West Craft Artisan Exhibition – March 3-31, 2021

February 25, 2021

The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents: “New West Craft Artisan Exhibition” Featuring:Pineapple Cat StudioClarissa BanosIndiarts CollectiveGlaseaChroma Nostaa Designs Exhibition Dates: March 3 – 31, 2021.Hours: Wednesday to Saturday, 10:00am – 2:00pm* Exhibition […]

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Virtual Artist in Residence for Indigenous Youth– Deadline March 31

February 16, 2021

The Arts Council of New Westminster aims to have an 8-week long Virtual Artist in Residence program that provides space for an Indigenous Youth artist living in British Columbia. The […]

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Arts Council of New Westminster: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Our Commitment to Change

February 15, 2021

February 15, 2021 Dear members,  Recent world events have pushed racial and socioeconomic injustices to the forefront of our attention, and we have a responsibility to address these topics in […]

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ACNW Indigenous Curator – Contract Position – Expression of Interest

January 31, 2021

At the Arts Council of New Westminster, we live and work on the unceded, traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the QayQayt (qiqéyt) Nation as well as all […]

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ACNW – Community Engagement Nights – Winter and Spring 2021

January 29, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all of us over the past year. As 2021 unfolds, the ACNW is seeking community input that will assist us as we plot our way […]

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