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Happy Thanksgiving.

There was times in my life when I could not have imagined having the time, leisure and the calm presence of mind to sit for a couple of hours and simply enjoy the view out my window. I am so thankful for that. And all the things that come together to create that. Knowing where […]

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EVENT schedule-Gibsons Plein Air fest

2015  GIBSONS LANDING plein air PAINT OUT Sept 11-12-13 Painters working on site throughout the Landing  for 3 days finished “wet” paintings on display daily. People’s Choice award and prizes Free Artist demos and presentations Participants informal gathering/BBQ Final exhibition & reception the final event schedule will be available after June 15th.2015 for more info  […]

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Thursday PA – Armour’s Beach

Well it is always worth packing the paint box and venturing out into the day. The rain only came once in 2 minute sprinkle and the sky, clouds and light were worth the trouble of putting up the umbrella. When I get near the waterfront  – unless there is a great old boat handy I […]

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Plein Air – Sunshine Coast THURSDAY paint outs

  Join me for informal PAINT OUTS – working on location in great settings on the lower Sunshine Coast. THURSDAYS  10am – 2pm A “paint out”  is simply an opportunity for like-minded artists to gather, sketch, paint on location and hang out together. You can work near each other and chat – or on your own […]

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Art Galleries. The choice is yours.

ART GALLERIES. The choice is yours. The recent economy has been challenging for retail and especially for arts related businesses. In the city of Vancouver a new arts “district” is developing as the mainstream retail galleries, so long resident on the prominent South Granville slope, relocate to the fast developing industrial area of East 1st […]

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Artists & Real Estate. Value added.

Artists & Real Estate Neighborhood gentrification. The loss of low cost creative space The progression is clear: Artists & designers move into a grungy neighborhood where they can afford space to work. As a result the neigborhood is revived- but then the artists get priced out when restaurants, retailers and real-estate developers follow. They transform […]

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regional offerings. Book & Gallery

The Sunshine coast has been described as a “necklace” with attractions and scenic views stretching from Langdale to Lund. As the Sunshine Coast Art Crawl visitors will testify, it is also a mecca of creative offerings in galleries, studios, open markets and events. How fortunate we are to have this organized annual event to highlight […]

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Winter Studio | Zocalo Jan22-Feb19

JAN POYNTER – studio & painting workshops from Jan 22 to Feb 19 I will be in studio at Zocalo – 441 Marine Dr – right across from our Co-op gallery and next to the Gibsons Public Art Gallery. My friend Joann Heatherington closes up her wonderful fashion store and flies south every winter for a […]

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Plein Air PAINT OUT – Sechelt Day 1 & 2

Some photos from our recent Paint Out as part of the Sechelt Arts festival – Art on the Street. A calm sea and mild weather for day 2 and spectacular sunny, warm day for Day 2. Artists can Contact Jan about registering & participating in the next Sunshine Coast paint out.  Painters on site:  Jan […]

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Artists on their way to the coast!

Just heard from plein air artist John Burrow (central BC) on his way to join in our PAINT OUT in Sechelt this weekend. Come see us working on location at Snickett Park-Sat & Sun 10am – 2pm. Part of the Sechelt Arts Festival there will be a Display/Sale of original paintings at the Sechelt Library […]

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