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Call for Submissions: The City of White Rock in partnership with Semiahmoo Arts is currently accepting submissions to The Love Show: Portraits of Passion as part of the Art on Display program. All artists are invited to submit a maximum of three portraits of people or animals they adore in celebration of Valentine’s Day. All mediums are welcome. Size restrictions: 2-d artwork can be no larger than 24”x36” including frame. 3-d artwork can be no larger than 12”x12”x12”. The exhibition runs from January 17-March 2, 2018 and the opening reception will be held on Wednesday, January 17, 5:30pm, at the White Rock Community Centre, 145154 Russell Ave. How to Submit Your Artwork:… Read More

Theatre for children 2-6yrs and their caregivers. Semiahmoo Arts presents: Storybook Theatre based on the book by Marcia Vaugh: “We’re Going on a Ghost Hunt” performed by: Surrey Youth Theatre Company (SYTCO) TWO SHOWS! SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28th, at 12PM SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28th at 2PM All tickets are $5 each, all ages are welcome! Doors open 30 mins before showtime, come early to participate in some crafts! Performance Times 12 noon Show $5.00 CAD2 pm Show $5.00 CAD Synopsis: The way is full of spooky surprises, but these little ghost hunters are eager to find their very own ghost, and every brave young explorer in your neighborhood will be eager to join… Read More

Arts & Culture Open House presented by the Peninsula Arts & Culture Alliance and The City of White Rock Includes: -Arts and Culture booths -Performance stage with MC: Pat Talbot -2pm Seminar and Panel Discussion: “Why Arts and Culture in White Rock” Featuring: The Drama Class White Rock/Surrey Writers Club Semiahmoo Potters White Rock Social Justice Film Society VG Playroom Alexandra House White Rock Community Orchestra XBA Dance Semiahmoo Arts White Rock Museum What’s On White Rock/South Surrey Surrey Youth Theatre  

That’s a wrap on this year’s Paint the Town plein air competition! The goal for this event was to continue to document our changing community through plein air painting. This year we joined forces with 11 local businesses and created dialogue between art and commerce in White Rock.  We also awarded $950 to 4 deserving artists to help fund their artistic practice. AND THE WINNERS ARE… 1st Place Elizabeth Hollick   Second Place Kirsteen Cowan   Third Place Sonia Mocnik   People’s Choice Shannon Thiesen Thanks to all the artists and volunteers- see ya’ll next year!        

Zero to 360, our long-running Open Mic series is back, but this year, with a change of venue. Now held in the South Surrey Recreation and Arts Centre, words will ring out in the beautiful Turnbull Gallery. Snacks and beverages will be available from the Sources concession stand in the Centre, with service shutting down at 7:30. As in the past, sign-up for the Open Mic starts at 7 pm, with the readings beginning at 7:30. Except for April, when it’s an all-poetry night (for National Poetry Month), all genres are welcome – just so long as the presentations stay within that magical ‘360 second’ mark (6 minutes). If the… Read More

We will be occupying the City of White Rock’s Pop Up Gallery Aug 12-Sept 17. Below you will find information about the arts/cultural happenings we have planned during this time.   August 12, 2pm-5pm: Sages, Narratives, and Selfies! – Opening Reception August 23, 6pm-8pm: Art as Life Artist Discussion with writer, artist, Frazer Cole September 2-3: Guest Artist: Diana Robles September 9-10: Guest Artist: Gloria Villamil September 7, 6:30pm-8pm: Plant Pounding w/ Bobbie Hammersely (pre-registration required) September 16, 7pm-9pm: Closing Reception. Enjoy live music, storytelling, and light refreshments.   Postcard Short Stories: Our Postcard Short Story Project is back! Write a short story on one of the postcards provided, and drop it in our gallery mail box…. Read More

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