Semiahmoo Arts

Celebrate the beauty of White Rock by creating art with us! July 22 is the 4th annual Paint the Town. Create artwork inspired by the changing urban landscape and the natural beauty of White Rock.   Artists of all ages, mediums, and skill levels are encouraged to participate!           The artwork will be displayed in the Turnbull Gallery until August 31. First Prize: $500 Second Prize: $250 Third Prize: $100   • Click here to register. • Click here for Helpful information for first time Paint the Town-ers:  READ MORE • Click here for Location sponsorship: Register your house or business here! • Share the Facebook event page HERE.   Supported by… Read More

We wrapped our Double Exposure Photography/Poetry Exhibit by celebrating the Awards Ceremony.  And the winners are: Photography Winners:  Youth Photography, 1st Place, Sol Rogers   Youth Photography, Honourable Mention, Duran Battilana   Youth Photography, Honourable Mention, William Lauzon   Seascapes/Water, Karsten Kramer   Cityscapes/Architecture, Michael Bjorge   Social Commentary, George Omorean   Animals, Carmen Braun   Action/Movement, John Keselyak Jr.   People’s Choice, Jen Hough   Photo Challenge, Janet Kvammen  Poetry Winners:  1st Place, Irene Plett Woman hands out soup in the dark downtown eastside a hug might follow 2nd Place, Nancy Painter 3rd Place, Barbara Carter Congratulations to all the winners!  

The 43rd Annual General Meeting for Semiahmoo Arts will be held in the Turnbull Gallery on May 25, 2017 at 7 pm. All Members are encouraged to attend. Download Semiahmoo Arts – AGM Agenda May 25 2017 Download Semiahmoo Arts –  AGM Minutes May 26 ’16 Download Semiahmoo Arts – Special Resolutions – AGM Download Semiahmoo Arts –Constitutions and Bylaws 

Our Art Classes are taught by experienced artists and educators. Learn from local artists! Register by Phone: (604)501-5100 Or In Person: South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre 14601-20 Ave, Surrey CLICK HERE FOR FULL LIST OF CLASSES

Our Summer Camps  are taught by experienced artists and educators. Learn from local artists! Register by Phone: (604)501-5100 Or In Person: South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre 14601-20 Ave, Surrey CLICK HERE FOR FULL LIST OF CAMPS

Calling all amateur and professional writers to participate in Semiahmoo Arts’ annual Double Exposure POETRY CHALLENGE. Double Exposure creates a platform for dialogue between photography and poetry. This exhibition showcases the talent of our community in celebration of two popular annual events: Capture Photography Festival as well as Canada’s National Poetry Month. The purpose of the exhibition is to showcase local photography while forging poetry based on the exhibited photographs. This Poetry Challenge involves writing poetry based on the Double Exposure Photography exhibition that will be on display starting March 30. Double Exposure not only celebrates local writers- it also generates opportunities for their connection and growth. Winning poems will be determined by… Read More

Local Abstractions: A Nonrepresentational Community Art Show is an opportunity to explore materiality of the painted surface as well as experience artwork that does not represent things as they are but rather how they feel. 1.Please submit your artwork that is identified as abstract expressionism, metaphysical, geometric abstraction, lyrical abstraction or the like. 2.Please do not submit artworks that are partially abstract. Please do not submit figurative artwork. 3.Submit 2 artworks. SA’s acting curators will choose one for the exhibition. 4.The acting curators will not be adjudicating the work. We will accept the first 12 artists with completed submission forms. 5.We will also reserve the work of the 13th artist as a… Read More

Calling all amateur and professional photographers to participate in Semiahmoo Arts’ annual Double Exposure PHOTOGRAPHY CHALLENGE. Double Exposure creates a platform for dialogue between photography and poetry. This exhibition showcases the talent of our community in celebration of two popular annual events: Capture Photography Festival as well as Canada’s National Poetry Month. The purpose of the exhibition is to showcase local photography while forging poetry based on the exhibited photographs. Double Exposure not only celebrates local photographers and writers- it also generates opportunities for their connection and growth. This Photography Challenge involves producing photography based on a poem called A Rock Takes Flight by local, award-winning poet, Cecily Nicholson. The poem at the bottom of this page…. Read More

REMINISCENCE, REAWAKENING, REBIRTH ART SHOW IMPORTANT DATES Entry Deadline Delivery of Art Work Opening Reception Show Closes Pickup of Art Work Monday, April 24 – 6:00 PM Saturday, April 29 – 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Thursday, May 4 – 5:30 – 7:00 PM Friday, June 9 – 4:30 PM Saturday, June 10 – 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Artists can draw inspiration from many sources; however, a spirit of creativity is often cultivated at a young age through those closest to us. In this exhibition, a group of artists explores early inspiration on their creative journeys while reflecting upon this as artists of today. The premise of this show… Read More