Call to Artists!

Call for Submissions: The City of White Rock in partnership with Semiahmoo Arts is currently accepting submissions to Patterns of Winter Art Exhibition as part of the Art on Display program. All artists are invited to submit a maximum of three works of art that explore different types of patterns. Patterns have always played a key role in art, from Greek temple ornamentation, to floral decoration of Islamic art and architecture, to textiles from around the world.  Patterns are explored for their decorative qualities and used as a framework or structure, such as a set of rules during the art making process.  For this exhibition, artists are encouraged to explore repeated… Read More

Semiahmoo Arts would like to invite its artist members to participate in our annual Members Exhibition in the Turnbull Gallery and Corridor Galleria. Each of our members are invited to exhibit up to 2 artworks. PURPOSE OF THE EXHIBITION: To showcase current artwork produced by our members. By encouraging artist engagement and viewer feedback, we hope to inspire artistic connections in our community. Exhibition Dates: January 12- February 23, 2017 There will be an opening reception to celebrate the artists and their work on Jan. 12, 2017   7pm-9pm Details: -Artists will receive 80% of all art sales. -All mediums are welcome! We can accommodate 2-d work up to 24″x 36″ and 3-d work up to… Read More

Life Drawing – Drop-in studio Life Drawing offers communication benefits, motor skill benefits, cerebral benefits, mental health benefits, pleasure, and FUN. Models are draped & undraped. Bring your own sketch book and drawing materials. Everyone is welcome. Member’s Price: $40 for 5 sessions        Non-member Price: $50 for 5 sessions.       FRIDAYS    Sept 16-Dec 2      10:00AM-12:30PM   Drop-in tickets can be purchased at Semiahmoo Arts office at South Surrey Recreation Centre Mon-Sat 9am-5pm

THIS ARTIST CALL IS FULL OCTOBER IS FIBRE ARTS MONTH AT SEMIAHMOO ARTS Now accepting exhibitors for our Fibre Arts Market Oct 22-23 at South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre, 14601-20 Ave, Surrey.  Artists must exhibit handmade items/artwork/craftwork that incorporates fibre arts.  Textiles, stitchery, weaving, fashion design, felting, knitting, fabric dying, lace-making are all welcome!  Exhibitor tables are 5′ x 2.5′. There are 15 tables available. Table sharing is ok. Prices: $25 per table. $20 per artist for shared tables.  Market Hours: Saturday, Oct. 22 10AM-4PM, Sunday Oct. 23 10AM-4PM Set up – Saturday, Oct. 22 8AM-10AM Take Down – Sunday, Oct 23 4PM-6PM            … Read More

Semiahmoo Arts works to provide employment opportunities to our members. Here are the artists calls for Pop-Up-Town, White Rock. We are calling Visual Artist, Storytellers, Photographers, Musicians, and Writers. Visual Artist(s) to teach a Collage Workshop for kids (ages 4-9yrs) Sunday Sept 11th, 11am-1pm. Storytellers to tell stories: Sept 3rd,4th, and 23rd Various times. Photographer(s) to teach Portraiture or Still Life Lighting Workshop (ages 16yrs and up) Thursday Sept 13th, 4pm-6pm. Musicians to perform. One, two, and three piece bands for an all ages audience. Sunday Sept 11th. Writer(s) to teach a Creative Writing Workshop (ages 16yrs and up) Friday Sept 2nd, 10am-12pm and 6pm-8pm Workshop Teachers: -Will retain 70% of all workshop registration fees. -Semiahmoo Arts will be promoting all of the workshops before and during… Read More

SAVE THE DATE! July 23-24 2016 Participating artists will be stationed at various points of interest in White Rock and South Surrey and given 3 hours to produce art based on that location. Artists of all ages and levels and disciplines are encouraged to participate. July 23 9am: Artists meet at Turnbull Gallery at South Surrey Recreation centre. Locations are assigned. Coffee and pastries served. 10am: Competition begins. 1pm: Competition ends and artwork gets returned to the Turnbull Gallery for exhibition preparations. Light refreshments served. July 24 1pm-4pm: Reception, awards, and musical performances by the DuoTones! White Rock Beach Beer’s Viewer’s Choice voting begins online and in the gallery. First Prize: $500 Second Prize: $250… Read More

Make Art. Meet Other Artists. Don’t Mess Up Your Own House. This gives our members an opportunity to make art with their peers in a supportive setting. Our visual arts studio is 1300sq/ft with lots of natural light. Includes: 12 metal easels, lots of table space, drawing boards, white boards, visual arts inspiration library, and 36″ cutting mat, 18″ paper cutter, large sinks, and a space in our artist community. Drop-in is $1.25 per hour – see the schedule for May and June. Artists can purchase 16 hours for $20 during our Office Hours. Tickets never expire. Tickets will not be sold during drop-in. This program has been cancelled until further notice.

The City of White Rock in partnership with Semiahmoo Arts is currently accepting submissions for artists to exhibit in our upcoming solo art shows. The first show will run from June 16 to July 15, with an opening reception on June 16, 2016.  The second art show will run from July 21 to August 26, with an opening reception on July 21, 2016. Proposals must include the following items: The name, email, and address contact information of the participating artist. Curriculum Vitae, biography and artist statement. 6 – 10 JPEG or PDF images emailed to recreation@whiterockcity.ca, or on disk, or printed photographs (no larger than 8.5” x 11”) of artworks… Read More

The City of White Rock in partnership with Semiahmoo Arts is currently accepting submissions to the Youth Art Exhibition as part of the Art on Display program. All artists aged 12-19 are invited to submit a maximum of three works of art.  This exhibition celebrates the talented and dynamic art of youth on the Semiahmoo Peninsula and provides an opportunity for young visual artists to showcase and celebrate their artistic abilities in a juried art exhibition. The exhibition runs from April 28 – June 10, 2016 and the opening reception will be held on Thursday, April 27 – 7:00 – 8:30pm at the White Rock Community Centre. The completed entry… Read More

Participate in Double Exposure: Ekphrastic Poetry Challenge and you could be chosen to share your work at the Double Exposure Closing Ceremony on April 20, 2016 at South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre. Surrey’s Poet Laureate Renee Saklikar will be in attendance to read the poems. About the Project: Double Exposure creates a platform for creating dialogue between photography and poetry. This interdisciplinary event showcases the talent of our community, and honours two popular annual events: Capture Photography Festival as well as Canada’s National Poetry Month. It not only celebrates talented community-based artists, but also generates opportunities for their connection and growth. The purpose of Double Exposure is to showcase a wide range… Read More