Gallery Exhibit

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents:

“Page to Page – Building New Worlds, Exploring New Depths”
by Seth MacBeth

Exhibition Dates: Oct 3 – 28th, 2018.

Opening Reception: Wednesday Oct 3, 6 – 8pm

Inter/action: Sunday, October 14, 3-4pm

Free Admission.

Exhibition Statement

Seth Macbeth is interested in how creativity speaks a language all its own. In her work, Macbeth tells stories, in many forms and mediums. Our lives, our history, our worlds are made of stories. The intension behind her work is for the viewer to hear the story she is telling, but also begin a tale of their own, with their own experiences leading their interpretation. Lead by an emotional response to the imagery, Macbeth extracts her material from books, cutting them by hand and weaving them together until a balanced image is formed.

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents:

“Shift”
by Suzanne Laird

UPDATE: The exhibition will be closed on Sunday, September 30th due to an exhibition change-over.

Exhibition Dates: September 5 – 29, 2018

Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 5, 6-8pm

Artist Talk: Sunday, September 16, 3-4pm

Free Admission.

Exhibition Statement

Suzanne Laird’s intention in this body of work is to shift perspective and consciousness from a place of pain and hurt to one of healing. That transformation is documented in a visual language created by the artist as she navigates the world in a state of acknowledgment, grievance, acceptance and in pursuit of happiness and beauty. Her work denotes tones of tension between fragility, vulnerability and strength, both in forms of subject matter and in the physicality of the materials. Explored through the lens of a feminist perspective, she uses art as a platform for sharing fragmented narratives of trauma and its transformative aftermath. We are capable of shifting narratives, of transforming pain into wisdom. She is a mixed media artist who is guided by curiosity, intuition and introspection. She primarily uses textiles and plaster and consistently experiments with these materials. Her artwork ranges from two-dimensional pieces referencing paintings to three dimensional sculptures.

Artists Bio

In 2002, Suzanne Laird earned her BFA in Visual Arts from the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, focusing on painting, sculpture, drawing, and media arts. In 2009, Laird graduated with a Bachelor of Education from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC. She has exhibited her work in Saskatoon and around Metro Vancouver, and continues to maintain her studio practice locally. 

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents:

“Repeat After Me: An Exploration of Pattern”
by Lex Ireton

Exhibition Dates: August 1 – 26, 2018

Opening Reception: Wednesday, August 1, 6-8pm

Artist Talk: Sunday, August 12, 3-4pm

Free Admission.

Exhibition Statement

Lex Ireton’s glass work is heavily process oriented, where she explores her love of connecting with the material hands on. This invites constant learning of new techniques and embracing, even enhancing the phenomenon that occur when dealing with glass. Many of Ireton’s ideas evolve through working in the hot shop; always starting with a plan but reacting to the material step by step, knowing each moment has the potential to be a finished object. 

Ireton draws inspiration from patterns occurring in the natural world. Ornamentation is laid out or carved into the glass in a very controlled manner. She can then encourage outside forces to affect the materials intrinsic qualities to create spontaneous effects on the pattern, manipulating a recognizable pattern to be as representational or abstract as she wants. Markings become fluid, stretching and moving in different ways depending on the softness of each colour, the addition of air and amount of heat. 

Ireton explores the relationship between individual forms and how they interact with one another to create a united end product. By using repetition in pattern, texture, or components that make up a final piece, Ireton focuses on the connections created and how they inform the work as a whole. Working in multiples allows the finished version to be easily manipulated by the artist and the viewer, incorporating an element of play and the ability for the work to continue to change. Ireton also enjoys using the qualities of two different materials to interact with one another so they create either an opposing or reinforcing visual relationship. Relationships that form from the communication of different elements anthropomorphize the objects and bring in a social element. 

Artists Bio

Lex Ireton was born in the Kootenays and raised in New Westminster. Attending Capilano University from 2008-2011 she dabbled in printmaking, ceramics, painting, drawing and sculpture. After moving to Calgary in 2011 to study at ACAD she discovered glass and that has been the primary material ever since. Graduating with a BFA in 2014 Lex continues to travel back and forth across Canada working as a studio assistant while continuing to build her own body of work.

Tony Durke – “Realpolitik” – July 1-29, 2018

June 24, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “Realpolitik” by Tony Durke Exhibition Dates: July  1 – 29, 2018.  Opening Reception: Wednesday, July 4, 6-8pm Artist Talk: Sunday, July 15, 3-4pm Free Admission. Exhibition Statement Art, in its many forms, challenges us to think about our world in new ways, sometimes engaging, sometimes enraging. These days it feels as if […]

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NWSS Student Exhibition – “Our Journey to Here” – June 6-28, 2018

May 27, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “Our Journey to Here” by NWSS Student Exhibition Exhibition Dates: June 6 – 28, 2018.  Opening Reception: Wednesday, June 6, 6-8pm Graduation Reception: Thursday, June 28, 6-8pm Free Admission. Exhibition Statement The New Westminster 2018 Graduating Students have worked hard to bring together their best work for our FIRST Grad Show. The […]

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Queen’s Park Parent Participation Preschool 3rd Annual Art Exhibition – “The Kindness CONNECTION” – May 23-27, 2018

May 16, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “The Kindness CONNECTION” by Queen’s Park Parent Participation Preschool 3rd Annual Art Exhibition Exhibition Dates: May 23 – 27, 2018.  Free Admission. Exhibition Statement The Gallery at Queen’s Park is pleased to present a pop-up exhibition by the Queen’s Park Parent Participation Preschool. This group exhibition will display artwork […]

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Diane Roy – “Allegory of our Seas II” – May 2-20, 2018

April 26, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “Allegory of our Seas II” by Diane Roy Exhibition Dates: May 2 – 20, 2018.  Opening Reception: Wednesday, May 2, 6-8pm Artist Talk: Sunday, May 6, 3-4pm Free Admission. Exhibition Statement The striking beauty of landscapes and oceans has always fascinated fibre artist Diane Roy. Roy uses a variety of knots, bends, weaving and […]

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Dennis Greer – “Sea-to-Sky” – March 28-April 29, 2018

March 23, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “Sea-to-Sky” by Dennis Greer Exhibition Dates: March 28 – April 29, 2018.  Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 4, 6-8pm Artist Talk: Sunday, April 15, 3-4pm Free Admission. The artist will be in attendance on the weekends. Exhibition Statement The Gallery at Queen’s Park is pleased to present Dennis Greer’s solo exhibition Sea-to-Sky. The expansiveness and quiet energy […]

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Iris Mes-Low – “Eulogy on the Family Home” – March 7–25, 2018

February 24, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “Eulogy on the Family Home” by Iris Mes-Low Exhibition Dates: March 7–25, 2018.  Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 7, 6-8pm Artist Talk: Sunday, March 18, 3-4pm Free Admission. The artist will be in attendance on the weekends. Exhibition Statement The Gallery at Queen’s Park is pleased to present Iris Mes-Low’s solo exhibition Eulogy on the Family […]

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Manuel Axel Strain – “Mutations” – February 7–25, 2018

January 26, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “Mutations” by Manuel Axel Strain Exhibition Dates: February 7–25, 2018.  Opening Reception: Wednesday, February 7, 6-8pm Free Admission. The artist will be in attendance on the weekends. Exhibition Statement The Gallery at Queen’s Park is pleased to present Manuel Axel Strain’s solo exhibition Mutations. Mutations is an on-going self reflective practise in […]

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ACNW Permanent Collection – December 1, 2016 – January 28, 2018

November 23, 2017

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “ACNW Permanent Collection” Exhibition Dates: December 1, 2017 – January 28, 2018. Winter Holiday Hours: The Gallery will be closed December 16, 2017 – January 9th, 2018 Exhibition Statement The Arts Council of New Westminster’s permanent collection of artwork consists of a variety of styles and mediums of various artists […]

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ACNW 50th Anniversary Celebration Exhibition – Joseph Plaskett – Nov 1-26, 2017

October 25, 2017

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “ACNW 50th Anniversary Celebration Exhibition” A selection of Joseph Plaskett’s work, on loan from the Collection of the New Westminster Public Library Exhibition Dates: November 1-26, 2017 Gallery Hours: Wed 1-8pm, Thurs-Sun 1-5pm Celebration Reception: Sunday, November 26, 2:30-5pm RSVP here Exhibition Statement The Gallery at Queen’s Park […]

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“Contribution – ACNW Volunteer Exhibition” – October 4-29, 2017

September 19, 2017

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “Contribution – ACNW Volunteer Exhibition” Exhibition Dates: October 4-29, 2017.  Opening Reception: Wednesday, October 4, 6-8pm Exhibition Statement The Arts Council of New Westminster (ACNW) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the visual, literary and performing arts. Its aim is to bring the community together through the Arts. The Volunteers at […]

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New West Artists – Art Squared – August 30 to Sept 4, 2017

August 24, 2017

New West Artists and Arts Council New Westminster presents Art Squared Exhibition and Sale Located at The Gallery at Queen’s Park, Queen’s Park, New Westminster OPENING RECEPTION: THURS August 31, 2017 Free to attend. Light Refreshments. Meet and Greet with Artists. Exhibition Hours: August 30th – 1pm-8pm August 31st – 1pm-9pm September 1st – 1pm-5pm […]

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Tajah Olson – “My Face My Canvas” – September 6–30, 2017

August 23, 2017

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “My Face My Canvas” by Tajah Olson Exhibition Dates: September 6–30, 2017.  Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 6, 6-8pm Free Admission. The artist will be in attendance on the weekends. Exhibition Statement The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents Tajah Olson’s solo-exhibition, My Face My Canvas. Olson’s artistic practice is based in […]

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Dorothy Doherty & Frank Turco – “Ashes & Paint: Abstraction in Contemporary Ceramics and Painting” – August 2–27, 2017

July 20, 2017

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “Ashes & Paint: Abstraction in Contemporary Ceramics and Painting” by Dorothy Doherty & Frank Turco Exhibition Dates: August 2–27, 2017.  Opening Reception: Wednesday, August 2, 6-8pm Free Admission. The artist will be in attendance on the weekends. Exhibition Statement Both Dorothy Doherty and Frank Turco use intuition as a guiding […]

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New West Photography Club – “This City, Our Way: New West through the Lens” July 1–July 30, 2017

June 14, 2017

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “This City, Our Way: New West through the Lens” by New West Photography Club   Exhibition Dates: July 1–July 30, 2017. Opening Reception: Wednesday, July 5,  6-8pm Free Admission. The artist will be in attendance on the weekends. Exhibition Statement The “Royal City” has it all: new and old, modern innovation […]

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Barbara Webb – “Nature of Layers” – May 31–June 25, 2017

May 17, 2017

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “Nature Of Layers” by New Westminster artist Barbara Webb Exhibition Dates: May 31–June 25, 2017.  Opening Reception: Wednesday, May 31, 6-8pm Free Admission. The artist will be in attendance on the weekends. Exhibition Statement The Gallery at Queen’s Park is pleased to present New Westminster artist Barbara Webb. Barbara Webb’s paintings are aesthetic translations […]

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Queen’s Park Preschool – “Mother Earth. Father Sky” – May 27-28, 2017

May 16, 2017

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “Mother Earth. Father Sky” by The Queen’s Park Preschool Exhibition Dates: May 27–28, 2017.  Free Admission. Exhibition Statement The Gallery at Queen’s Park is pleased to present a pop-up exhibition by the Queen’s Park Preschool. This group exhibition will display artwork by the current students of QPPS, highlighting our city’s future […]

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Debra McKenzie – “Playing With Nature” – May 3–21, 2017

April 18, 2017

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “Playing With Nature” by New Westminster artist Debra McKenzie Exhibition Dates: May 3–21, 2017. Opening Reception: Wednesday, May 3, 6-8pm Artist Talk: Saturday, May 13, 3-4pm Free Admission. The artist will be in attendance on the weekends. Artist Statement The Gallery at Queen’s Park is pleased to present […]

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Fiona Tang – “Charcoal Gone Wild” – April 5-30, 2017

March 23, 2017

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “Charcoal Gone Wild” by Richmond artist Fiona Tang Exhibition Dates: April 5-30, 2017. Free Admission. Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 5, 6-8pm The artist will be in attendance on the weekends. Artist Bio Fiona Tang is a Vancouver-based artist who completed her BFA at Emily Carr University of Art […]

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New West Artists – Surprise Pop Up Show – March 12-26, 2017

March 12, 2017
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Royal City Farmers Market / BC Farmers Market Association Pop Up Exhibition – “Farmers Markets” – March 4, 2017

February 23, 2017

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents a pop-up group exhibition in partnership with Royal City Farmers Market and the BC Farmers Market Association “Farmers Market” Featuring: Dorothy Doherty, Tannis Hopkins, Seth Macbeth, Valerie Wheater Saturday March 4, 2017 11-3pm at the Royal City Farmer’s Market – Belmont Street, New Westminster PLEASE NOTE: This public […]

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Yue Baoyu – “Symphony of Multi-visual Elements” – March 1–26, 2017

February 21, 2017

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “Symphony of Multi-visual Elements” by Richmond artist YUE BAOYU Exhibition Dates: March 1 – 26, 2017. Free Admission. Opening Reception: Sunday, March 5, 2-4pm The artist will be in attendance on the weekends. STATEMENT In my paintings, I hold fast to the traditional values and craftsmanship with strict […]

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Purpose Secondary Independent School – “On Purpose” – February 1–26,2017

January 20, 2017

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “On Purpose” by New Westminster artists from Purpose Secondary Independent School February 1 – 26,2017 Wednesday 1 – 8pm, Thursday – Sunday 1 – 5pm Free Admission. Artists in attendance on the weekends. Opening Reception: Wednesday, February 1, 6 – 8pm All are welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be […]

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ACNW Permanent Collection – December 1, 2016 – January 29, 2017

November 23, 2016

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: ACNW Permanent Collection – Various Artists December 1, 2016 – January 29, 2017 Please check the ACNW website for winter Gallery hours. Please note: The Gallery at Queens’ Park will be closed for winter holidays between December 17,2016 until January 3, 2017. The Gallery will reopen January 4, […]

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Frederick Popowich – “Collision 1” – November 2-27,2016

October 30, 2016

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “Collision 1” by Frederick Popowich November 2 – 27,2016 Wednesday 1 – 8pm, Thursday – Sunday 1 – 5pm Opening Reception: Wednesday, November 2, 6 – 8pm Artist Talk: Sunday, November 13, 2pm *ARTIST WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE ON WEEKENDS* ARTIST STATEMENT Collision is an ongoing project of mine that […]

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Gurpreet Shergill – “Foreign Gaze: Bollywood Eyes” – October 5 – 30, 2016

September 25, 2016

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “Foreign Gaze: Bollywood Eyes” by Gurpreet Shergill October 5 – 30, 2016 Wednesday 1 – 8pm, Thursday – Sunday 1 – 5pm Opening Reception: Wednesday, October 5, 6 – 8pm *ARTIST WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE ON WEEKENDS* ARTIST STATEMENT: Within my practice I find it important for the viewer to […]

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Krista Hilge – “This is How I Dream” – September 7 – 25, 2016

August 28, 2016

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “This is How I Dream” by Krista Hilge September 7 – 25, 2016 Wednesday 1 – 8pm, Thursday – Sunday 1 – 5pm Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 7, 6 – 8pm *ARTISTS WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE ON SATURDAYS* ARTIST STATEMENT: I get my inspiration from simple things which draw on both […]

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Cara Bain and Gillian Wright – “As You Are – August 3-28, 2016

August 1, 2016

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “As You Are” by Cara Bain & Gillian Wright August 3 – 28, 2016 Wednesday 1 – 8pm, Thursday – Sunday 1 – 5pm *ARTISTS WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE ON WEEKENDS* ARTIST STATEMENTS GILLIAN WRIGHT All of my figurative and portraiture works have come from weekly sessions of Life Drawing. Doing this […]

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ROYAL CITY MANOR – ‘Royal City Manor Breaks Barriers Through Art’ – July 27 – 31, 2016

July 15, 2016

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “Royal City Manor Breaks Barriers through Art” by residents of Royal City Manor July 27 – 31, 2016 Wednesday 1 – 8pm, Thursday – Sunday 1 – 5pm Opening Reception: Wednesday, July 27, 6 – 8pm *ARTISTS WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE ON THE WEEKEND* EXHIBITION STATEMENT Royal City Manor’s ‘Creative […]

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Judy Villett and Terry Aske – “The Heart of the Forest” – July 1–24, 2016

June 23, 2016

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “The Heart of the Forest” by Judy Villett & Terry Aske July 1 – 24, 2016 Wednesday 1 – 8pm, Thursday – Sunday 1 – 5pm Opening Reception: Wednesday July 6, 6 – 8pm Artists’ Demos: Sunday, July 17th Judy Villett: 1pm Terry Aske: 2pm *ARTISTS WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE ON […]

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Robert Matza – “Lost Wax and Art in Bronze” – July 1–24, 2016

June 23, 2016

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “Lost Wax and Art in Bronze” by Robert Matza July 1 – 24, 2016 Wednesday 1 – 8pm, Thursday – Sunday 1 – 5pm Opening Reception: Wednesday July 6, 6 – 8pm  ARTIST STATEMENT In 1929 my parents celebrated the birth of their 3rd son and christened him Robert Rupert. […]

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Greater Vancouver Woodturners Guild – “It’s Our Turn: The Art of the Turned Wooden Form” – June 1 to 26, 2016

May 25, 2016

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “It’s our Turn: The Art of the Turned Wooden Form” by the Greater Vancouver Woodturners Guild – June 1 – 26, 2016 Wednesday 1 – 8pm, Thursday – Sunday 1 – 5pm Opening Reception: Wednesday June 1, 6 – 8pm Artists’ Demos: Saturday, June 4, 1 – 5pm and Saturday, June […]

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Kathleen Forsythe – “HighPower: Unfolding Beauty from Destruction” – May 4 – 29, 2016

April 21, 2016

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “HighPower: Unfolding Beauty from Destruction” by artists Kathleen Forsythe May 4 – 29, 2016 Wednesday 1 – 8pm, Thursday – Sunday 1 – 5pm Opening Reception: Wednesday May 4, 6 – 8pm Artist Statement: My work has sought to ask the question “Where does Newness come from?” and to […]

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Curtis Grahauer – “A Dark Shape on the Horizon” – April 6 – 30th, 2016

March 22, 2016

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “A Dark Shape on the Horizon” by Vancouver artist Curtis Grahauer April 6 – 30th, 2016 The Studio (basement) of The Gallery at Queen’s Park Wednesday 1 – 8pm, Thursday – Sunday 1 – 5pm Opening Reception: Wednesday April 6, 6 – 8pm Artist Statement The Anthropocene is the proposed current […]

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Danielle Bobier – “Satellite Fabulations” – April 6 to 30th, 2016

March 22, 2016

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “Satellite Fabulations: Speculative Topographies in the Anthropocene” by New Westminster artists Danielle Bobier April 6 – 30th, 2016 Main floor of The Gallery at Queen’s Park Wednesday 1 – 8pm, Thursday – Sunday 1 – 5pm Opening Reception: Wednesday April 6, 6 – 8pm Artist Statement I am an […]

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Pop-up Exhibition: Garden Gals – “The Glory of the Garden” – March 30th to April 3, 2016

March 17, 2016

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “The Glory of the Garden” Pop-up Exhibition by New Westminster arts group: Garden Gals March 30th – April 3, 2016 Wednesday  1 – 8pm, Thursday – Sunday 1 – 5pm Opening Reception: Wednesday March 30th, 6-8pm Artist Statement The objective of the Garden Gals is to promote an appreciation of […]

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New West Artists – Art Squared – March 2 to 27

February 15, 2016

The Arts Council presents “Art Squared” by New West Artists March 2 to 27, 2016 1 to 8pm Wednesday, 1 to 5pm Thursday – Sunday Opening Reception: Wednesday March 2, 6 – 8pm www.newwestartists.com Artist Statement New West Artists is an inclusive, non-profit society endeavouring to inspire, encourage, and celebrate visual artists through connection, education, and promotion. New […]

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Robert Fee – “Happenstance” – Feb 3 to 28

January 12, 2016

The Arts Council presents “Happenstance” by New Westminster artist Robert Fee February 3 to 28 1 to 8pm Wednesday, 1 to 5pm Thursday – Sunday Opening Reception: Wednesday February 3, 6 – 8pm www.robertfee.com/ Concerts In the gallery, Rob will be performing three Sunday Concerts on saxophone with the following jazz artists: February 7: Jodi Proznick: 2-3pm February […]

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2016 Gallery Hours

January 1, 2016

The Arts Council of New Westminster has changed the operating hours of The Gallery at Queen’s Park in 2016. The new gallery hours will be as follows: Wednesday: 1pm – 8pm Thursday: 1pm – 5pm Friday: 1pm – 5pm Saturday: 1pm – 5pm Sunday: 1pm – 5pm Monday/Tuesday: Closed The Gallery is no longer open […]

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ACNW Permanent Collection – December 14 – January 31

December 14, 2015

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents “ACNW Permanent Collection” by Various Artists December 14 to January 31 Viewing is available by appointment only To book an appointment, please email us here or  all 604 525 3244

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Pepe Hidalgo – “Brushstrokes in History / Pinceladas en la Historia” – Nov 10 to Dec 13

October 30, 2015

The Arts Council presents “Brushstrokes in History / Pinceladas en la Historia” by New Westminster artist Pepe Hidalgo November 10 to December 13 1 to 5pm Tuesday – Sunday Opening Reception: Sunday November 15, 2-4pm Artist Statement Standing in front of each painting I encounter a moment in time created within the world depicted on the […]

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Adam Gibbs – “Land of Light” – Oct 13 to Nov 6

October 1, 2015

The Arts Council presents “Land of Light” by artist Adam Gibbs October 13 to November 6 1 to 5pm Tuesday – Sunday Opening Reception: Sunday October 18, 2-4pm Artist Talk: Tuesday October 27, 7-8pm Artist Statement Photography has taken me to some wonderful locations throughout British Columbia and beyond. During these travels I’ve had some exceptional […]

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Artists in the Boro Pop Up Exhibition – Across the River – Oct 10 & 11

September 23, 2015

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents Pop up exhibition in partnership with Artists in the Boro: “Across the River” Watercolours, Acrylics, Photographs, Textiles, Ceramics October 10th and 11th 11am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday Opening Reception: Saturday October 11th, 1-4pm Artist Statement The Artists in the Boro group had its first meeting in January 2011 […]

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Bill Edmonds – “Catfish: Images of Deceit and Misrepresentation” – September 15 to October 7

September 3, 2015

The Arts Council presents “Catfish: Images of Deceit and Misrepresentation” by artist Bill Edmonds September 15 to October 7 1 to 5pm Tuesday – Sunday Opening Reception: Sunday September 20, 2-4pm Artist Talk: Sunday September 27, 2-4pm (a part of Culture Days) Artist Statement My current body of work questions anonymity and the release of personal information. […]

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New West Artists Pop Up Exhibition – Potpourri – Sept 12 & 13

August 27, 2015

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents Our very first pop up exhibition in partnership with New West Artists: “Potpourri” Watercolours, Acrylics, Photographs, Collages, Cards September 12th and 13th 1pm to 5pm Saturday and Sunday Opening Reception: Saturday September 12th, 2-4pm Artist Statement Through connection, education, and promotion, this local non-profit society inspires, encourages, and celebrates […]

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Century House Artists Group Exhibition – Aug 18 to Sept 11

August 7, 2015

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents “Century House Artists Group Exhibition” Various Media August 18th to September 11th 1 to 5pm Tuesday – Sunday Opening Reception: Sunday August 23rd, 2-4pm Artist Statement Century House Organization is a seniors’ activity center which includes; arts, cards, games, dance, exercise, health, music, crafts, quilting, pottery, and more!  […]

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New Westminster Cultural Crawl 2015

July 29, 2015

August 8 & 9, 2015 marks the launch of New Westminster’s 12th Annual Cultural Crawl, with a two day city-wide Arts & Cultural experience. Meet local artists and artisans, discover our heritage, and prepare to be delighted by our unique cultural footprint. Join us in our Gallery from 1pm to 5pm for the New Westminster […]

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NW Pride Group Exhibition – July 21 to August 16

June 24, 2015

The Arts Council in partnership with New West Pride presents: NW Pride Group Exhibition Various Media with artists Belle Ancell, Shelley Stefan, Adam Menzies, Linnea Strom, Cliff Blank and Judy Villett July 21 to August 16 1 – 5pm Tuesday – Sunday, Closed Mondays Opening Reception: Sunday July 26, 2-4pm Pride Arts Celebration  – Friday August […]

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Quest New West Pop-up Exhibition June 21 2015 1 – 5pm

June 13, 2015

Arts Council of New Westminster Presents: Quest New West Pop-up Exhibition Sunday June 21th 2015 – 1pm to 5pm Montague and Studio Gallery at Centennial Lodge in Queen’s Park On June 7 2015, we had over 110 participants come through our Gallery and each and every one of them painted their own rendition of the […]

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Lori Pappajohn – “Mermaids are Real” – June 23 to July 19

June 11, 2015

The Arts Council presents “Mermaids are Real” by artist Lori Pappajohn June 23st to July 19th 1 to 5pm Tuesday – Sunday Opening Reception: Sunday June 28th, 2-4pm Canada Day Celebration – Wednesday July 1st, 1pm – 5pm www.loripappajohn.com Artist Statement There is a world between worlds — a place you glimpse from the corner […]

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Jeff Wilson – “Up Close” – May 26 to June 21

May 10, 2015

The Arts Council presents “Up Close” by artist Jeff Wilson May 26th  – June 21st 1 to 5pm Tuesday – Sunday Opening Reception: Saturday May 30, 2-4pm Artist Talk: Saturday June 6 www.jeffwilsonart.org  Artist Statement I am a Scottish-Canadian realist acrylic painter, based in Vancouver, BC. I work within the Scottish tradition of Realist painting […]

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Don Smith – “Pencil, Paint and Passion” April 28 – May 23

April 14, 2015

The Arts Council presents “Pencil, Paint and Passion” by artist Don Smith April 28th – May 23rd 1 to 5pm Tuesday – Sunday Artist Philosophy Perhaps my first and most important objective is to capture, artistically, the “unique”, visual experience that drew me to a particular subject, whatever it happens to be. It is my […]

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Ximeng Guo – “Tree”, Mar 31 – Apr 26

March 16, 2015

The Arts Council presents “Tree” by artist Ximeng Guo. March 31st to April 26th 1 to 5pm Tuesday – Sunday Artist Philosophy My interest has been focused on a nature-based environment, sometimes spotted with traces of humans’ co-existence or ever-presence. I am fascinated with the primitive vigor in nature, its inner-disciplines behind the appearance of a multi-layered […]

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Treasure Room Time: December 2 – 20

December 6, 2014

Are you looking for that special gift or one-of-a-kind treasure? Be sure to visit the Arts Council Gallery’s “Treasure Room”, beautiful and original with a touch of class; the best lower mainland artisan’s will be represented here. Choose from a variety of one-of-a-kind hand crafted artisan gifts for that someone special. Join us 1 to […]

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Previous Exhibition – Struggling Towards Utopia

November 4, 2014

The Arts Council presents “Struggling Towards Utopia” by artist Patrick Thomas Wood. November 4th to 22nd 1 to 5pm daily – Closed Monday and the Remembrance Day Artist Philosophy Art has never involved itself with answering questions, it simply just asks more questions. The practice of making art, teaches you when the opportunity of an […]

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A Different Kind of War

September 30, 2014

October 7th to 25th in the Arts Council Gallery A DIFFERENT KIND OF WAR Masks and Kimonos by Yayoi Hirano Artistic Director and Performer Expressions of her fight with cancer as a performer are captured in photos. Her Masks, the video on how she sculpted them is available to gallery visitors. Paintings by Elsa Bressler […]

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Previous Exhibition – 21 Elements

August 29, 2014

The Arts Council presents the exhibition “21 Elements” by artist Lam Wong September 2 – 27, 2014 Opening Reception: Sunday Sept 7, 2 – 4pm “What do we really see when we see art?” “In what ways, do we influenced by our memory, subconsciousness, personal bias, and  social cultural conditioning?” These are some of the questions being explored […]

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Previous Exhibition – Remembering Jack

July 31, 2014

The Arts Council presents the exhibition “Remembering Jack” August 5th to 30th For the month of August we are remembering our dear friend Jack Campbell. Born and raised in New Westminster, Jack was a painter and graphic designer. He graduated as an honor student from Emily Carr where he also taught for fourteen years and at the Kootenay […]

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Previous Exhibition – Ronald George Straight

June 30, 2014

The Arts Council presents the exhibition by Artist Ronald George Straight July 1 to July 26, 1 to 5 (closed Mondays) Artist Reception Sunday, July 6, 2 – 4pm Ron is a First Nations artist. His works as a commercial artist reflects his view of the natural world in a unique way. Influenced by his heritage and […]

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Clay 2014

June 2, 2014

The Arts Council presents the exhibition: “Clay 2014” by the Fraser Valley Potters’ Guild Association June 8 – June 28, 1 to 5 (closed Mondays) Opening Reception and Awards Presentation June 1-4pm The Arts Council of New Westminster is pleased to present “Clay 2014”, a juried exhibition of new work by the Fraser Valley Potters’ Guild Association.  Herman Venema […]

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Exhibition – Nature’s Enchantment

April 27, 2014

The Arts Council presents the exhibition: “Nature’s Enchantment” by Artist Robert Jess Marshall April 29 – May 31, 1 to 5 (closed Mondays) Informal Artist’s Reception: Sunday, May 4, 2 – 4pm, all are welcome Robert Jess Marshall is a professional fine artist, with over 20 years experience.  He was born and raised in the interior of British Columbia, […]

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Divergence

April 1, 2014

The Arts Council presents the exhibition: “Divergence” by Artist Doug David April 1-26, 1 to 5 (closed Mondays) Informal Artist’s Reception: Sunday, April 6, 2 – 4pm, all are welcome Doug began painting as a young adult when he took a night school course in oil painting. That led to further group instruction from a professional artist. At […]

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FLORIOGRAPHY, the silent language of flowers

March 2, 2014

The Arts Council presents the exhibition: “FLORIOGRAPHY, the silent language of flowers” by Artist Grazyna Wolski March 4 – 29,  1 to 5 (closed Mondays) Opening Reception: March 9th 2 – 4pm, all are welcome Artist Statement “Art, I believe is spiritual in nature. It gives voice to my soul, it is healing and therapeutic. Creative […]

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Ekphrasticism: Painted Words

January 25, 2014

Paintings by Don Portelance  and Words by Candice James, Poet Laureate February 1st to 28th It’s a marriage of words and visual art, and it’s being brought to life in New Westminster. A book launch is being held Saturday, Feb. 1 for Ekphrasticism: Painted Words from 1 – 3 pm at the Gallery. Be sure […]

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Thru the Years

October 27, 2013

The Arts Council presents the exhibition: Thru the Years by Artist Larry Tillyer Oct 29 – Nov 23,  1 to 5 (closed Mondays) About the Artist Larry Tillyer was born in Victoria, BC but grew up in Vancouver. Larry started his journey as a self taught artist in 1987. A landscape, figure, plein air and […]

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Exhibition – Nasser Ghaderi

October 2, 2013

Exhibition by Nasser Ghaderi October 1 – 26 About the Artist Ghaderi says, “Art is the gap between life and death. And painting is as simple and as complex as taking a breath.” Nasser Ghaderi arrived to painting with the background of poetry and film. The medium of painting matched his sense of energy and […]

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Passionate Outdoor Painters

September 1, 2013

Passionate Outdoor Painters present: “Through Their Eyes – Landscapes in Various Media” With artists Jane Appleby, Sue Cowan, Sahar McCullough, Sally Turton, Alison White and Randy Green September 3 – 29 Gallery is open daily 1 to 5pm, closed Mondays. Artists’ Statement The Passionate Outdoor painters venture out to capture the essence of the places […]

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Looking Out My Window

July 28, 2013

“Looking Out My Window” by award-winning New Westminster artist, Frank Bennett July 30 – August 31 The exhibit is a collection of landscapes, figurative and abstract works. You are invited to the opening reception on Sunday August 4, 1 to 3pm. Artist Statement I was born and raised in Vancouver. Upon graduating from Vancouver Tech […]

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Hold On To The Good

May 31, 2013

You are invited to come and see the explosion of colour at the Arts Council Gallery June 1st to 29th 1 to 5pm. The exhibition is Hold On To The Good by artist Kim Soo Goodtrack. Artist Statement A personal philosophy I had to adopt. Life trauma can sometimes be overwhelming. Through life’s trauma I […]

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Imagine

May 1, 2013

We invite you and your friends to the exhibition:  Imagine by artists Iryny Nikitinska, Sophie St-Pierre, and Roxsane Tiernan. April 28 – May 24. The show is a mixed media exhibition of imagination of time, landscapes,  and places by three artists. Opening Reception – May 5th 1 – 3 pm Meet the artists  on Saturday […]

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Inspired by Words

April 14, 2013

The current exhibition in our gallery is a mixed media show by several artists on the theme of Inspired by Words and is part of Lit Fest New West 2013. With an exhibition of this nature one does not know what to expect, and one is often surprised – pleasantly so. This thought-provoking exhibition is […]

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Seasoned Fibers

March 1, 2013

We invite you and your friends to the exhibition:  Seasoned Fibers by artist Donna Polos. March 5 – 30. “As my fabric painting has developed, so has my watercolour on paper. I usually paint fabric and paper simultaneously side by side. As I have developed as an artist, my two mediums have become one.” Read […]

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Celebration

October 15, 2012

October 30th to November 24th 2012, Tuesday to Sunday 1-5 pm The New Westminster Arts Council presents Marney-Rose Edge in a solo exhibition called Celebration, showing a collection of new works exploring life’s celebrations using the most romantic and iconic flower, the rose, as her symbol. Opening Reception Please join us for the opening reception […]

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Animal Beings

September 28, 2012

We invite you and your friends to a Gallery Exhibition of Paintings, Sculptures and Poetry:  ANIMAL BEINGS by international artist JOHANN PETER WIEGHARDT October 2nd to 27th “Within my work you will see aspects of classic art processes, which reference to the rich traditions of art history, reflect sociological events and form a spiritual dimension […]

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The Elemental Show

September 7, 2012

New West Artists Presents: The Elemental Show A two-venue exhibition that focuses on the concept of what each artist considers to be “elemental” to their art. 1) Arts Council Gallery, Queens Park –  August  28 to  September 29 1pm to 5pm, closed Mondays 2) The Network Hub, Rivermarket Quayside Drive –  August 31 to September 27 […]

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Art Rental August 2012

August 3, 2012

You can rent an original work of Art to beautify your home or office for as little as $10 a month.  A wonderful variety in various media are on show at the Arts Council Gallery. As part of this programme you may purchase any paintings with an up to 6 months payment plan. Rental, purchase and […]

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July 2012 Exhibition

July 5, 2012

In the Arts Council Gallery till July 28th This Exhibit features a multi talented trio: Wanda Doyle: Paintings, Acrylic and Oil Kay Austen: Stoneware and Porcelain Sharon Grimes Knox: Jewelry, Chain Maille, Sterling Silver precious stones Do visit our gallery in beautiful Queens Park 1 to 5pm daily, closed on Mondays. The Artists are present […]

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Memories – Cheryl Nordvik

May 11, 2012

May 1st to 26th 2012 Tuesday to Sunday 1 to 5pm Opening Reception: Saturday May 5th 1 to 4pm Cheryl was born in England and raised in Norway. Cheryl is an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, President of the Burnaby Artists Guild and founder of Artfully Yours Art Group. She is the […]

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