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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.

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 exhibition looks to embrace this magical season. The short days and long nights of Winter are imbued with moody ambiance and spiritual significance. It is a time for contemplation, but also for celebration. 

View this magical exhibition where local artists share their vision of this winter celebration, and what it means to them. The Winter Solstice exhibition will feature work from over 30 local artists, in various 2D and 3D mediums including photography, painting, ceramics and glass. 

Visit the gallery and celebrate the season through art.

SPECIAL EVENT:

Winter Solstice in the Lodge! In collaboration with New West Family Place.

Join New West Family Place and Arts Council of New Westminster on the longest night of the year for a time of music, art, storytelling and light. Explore the Winter Solstice exhibition on display in The Gallery at Queen’s Park and partake in family-friendly, winter-themed rituals and activities in Centennial Lodge. Let’s celebrate this magical season.

(Registration Required, via New West City – Winter Active Living Guide)

This is a free, all ages event.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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ACNW – Membership 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 member input as we plot our way forward through this pandemic. […]

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ACNW – Community Engagement Night – January 27, 2021

January 13, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all of us over these past nine months. As we look ahead to 2021, the ACNW has created a strategic plan that will plot our […]

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New West Craft Artisan Exhibition – Feb 1 – 28, 2021

January 12, 2021

The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents: “New West Craft Artisan Exhibition” Featuring:Pineapple Cat StudioKathy HarmsFlorenzca DesignsRelaxation IslandGlasea Exhibition Dates: February 1 – 28, 2021.Hours: Wednesday to Saturday, 10:00am – 2:00pm Free […]

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Studio Space Available

January 8, 2021

Join a new artist collective at The Gallery at Queen’s Park The Arts Council of New Westminster is responding to the needs of our members and community artists by offering […]

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Changing the Conversation: Reframing the Narrative through the Arts – November 14 2020

November 4, 2020

Join us as we explore how the arts can help us to think more deeply and empathetically about issues related to poverty and homelessness. Saturday, November 14, 20202:00 PM – […]

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The Compassionate I: Personal Images of Loss & Healing pop-up group exhibition – River Market – November 2020 to January 2021

November 3, 2020

The Arts Council of New Westminsterand the New West Hospice Society present: ‘The Compassionate I : Personal Images of Loss & Healing’ pop-up group exhibition Featuring photography by: Melanie Evalyn […]

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Annual General Meeting 2020

September 25, 2020

The Arts Council of New Westminster2020 Annual General Meetingwill be on Sunday, November 22nd 2020. Venue: Online through ZOOMTime: 2:00pm – 3:00 pmTo register for the AGM, click hereMore information about […]

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Call for Board Members 2020

September 25, 2020

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 Permanent Collection – October 1, 2020 – January 31, 2021

September 21, 2020

The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents: “ACNW Permanent Collection” Exhibition Dates: Oct 1, 2020 – January 31, 2021. Free Admission.Viewing by appointment onlyClick here to book an appointment Exhibition Statement The Arts […]

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#BlackoutTuesday RECAP

September 8, 2020

Blackout Tuesday was a collective action to protest racism and police brutality. Taking place on June 2, 2020, it was an opportunity for reflection on racism and the effects of […]

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Media Release: New donation of artworks to the ACNW Permanent Collection

August 20, 2020

The Arts Council of New Westminster is pleased to have received a donation of artworks by Robert King Courtney to the ACNW Permanent Collection by Sean Courtney. We are excited […]

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Call to Artists: New West Portraits – Anvil Centre Community Art Gallery

August 17, 2020

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

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Last Monday at the Movies – Season postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic

August 5, 2020

The Arts Council of New Westminster has made the difficult decision to postpone the start of our 19th season of Last Monday at the Movies. In light of the COVID-19 […]

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Media Release: Garden Gals create a series of paintings in direct response to COVID-19

July 23, 2020

MEDIA RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Garden Gals create a series of paintings in direct response to COVID-19 A group of women who share a passion for painting and gardening come together […]

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Friends of the Arts Council #NewWest campaign RESULTS!

July 13, 2020

The Arts Council of New Westminster Board of Directors are very pleased to share the results of our most recent fundraising campaign. The ACNW Board of Directors chose to undertake […]

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Letter to the Editor – Celebrating Leanne Ewen

July 6, 2020

Dear Editor, On behalf of myself and all the Board of Directors of the Arts Council of New Westminster, along with staff and volunteers, I want to publicly acknowledge the […]

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Arts in the Park – July/August 2020

July 1, 2020

The Arts Council of New Westminster, in partnership with the City of New Westminster’s Youth Services and Art Services Departments is proud to be presenting “Art in the Park” in […]

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Canada Day – ArtsToGo Workshop with Merril Hall

June 30, 2020
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Arts Council of New Westminster to launch new Cultural Calendar on our website

June 19, 2020

In asking ourselves as a staff team how we can continue to support our members, artist and the arts community, we quickly realized that we could respond to the calls […]

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: New Westminster Overdose Memorial

June 15, 2020

The New Westminster Overdose Community Action Team – Peer Network is assembling a memorial to commemorate the many lives that have been lost to the overdose crisis. We hope to […]

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Arts Council unveils Summer 2020 playlist on Spotify

June 8, 2020

It’s summertime! The Arts Council of New Westminster has made a Summer 2020 playlist filled with Canadian artists from near and far. The playlist features a hodgepodge of many different […]

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ArtsNW Podcast Summer Edition: Call for Emerging Storytellers!

June 5, 2020

ArtsNW 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, and […]

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Friends of The Arts Council #NewWest Campaign Receives $10,000 Matching Donation from Anonymous Supporter

May 19, 2020

Joni Mitchell had it right when she sang “You don’t know what you’ve got ‘til its gone”. Among the casualties form this pandemic are all the theatre performances, music concerts […]

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Arts Council of New Westminster supports local 55+ community with arts awards

May 17, 2020

‘Seniors Expressions Through the Arts’ project changes gears to support ten local residents with funding for art projects and professional development. Never before has it been more important to ensure […]

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Thank you for supporting the ‘Friends of The Arts Council #NewWest’ campaign for #GivingTuesdayNOW on May 5, 2020

May 9, 2020

Arts Council of New Westminster pleased to share results of giving during May 5 global #GivingTuesdayNow Dear friend of the Arts Council of New Westminster, On April 26th, we sent […]

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Arts Council of New Westminster launching campaign for May 5th global #GivingTuesdayNow

April 26, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Arts Council of New Westminster launching campaign for May 5th global #GivingTuesdayNowFRIENDS OF THE ARTS COUNCIL #NEWWEST CAMPAIGN 2020 TO RAISE $35,000 TO SUPPORT ACNW PROGRAM DELIVERY […]

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS ‘The Compassionate I : Personal Images of Loss & Healing’ pop-up exhibition – EXTENDED DEADLINE – April 30, 2020

March 31, 2020

We acknowledge that we live and work on the unceded, traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the QayQayt (qiqéyt) Nation as well as all Coast Salish Nations. The […]

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COVID-19 – Sign-up to be notified

March 27, 2020

As the Arts Council of New Westminster continues to track the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we will be sending out notifications. Join our newsletter to keep up-to-date:

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ACNW Board of Directors curate Spotify playlist

March 21, 2020

The Arts Council of New Westminster Board of Directors have spent this first week of social distancing curating a playlist of their favourite songs to self-quarantine to during the spread […]

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COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) STATEMENT

March 12, 2020

Updated: July 3, 2020 – 8:00am The Arts Council of New Westminster (ACNW) is keeping up to date with the continuing developments surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. We are communicating and […]

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