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On Saturday July 23 participating artists were stationed at various points of interest in White Rock and South Surrey and given 3 hours to produce art based on that location. Please cast your vote for WHITE ROCK BEACH BEER’S VIEWER’S CHOICE – your favorite artist could win $200+a prize pack! Click on the link below to cast your vote! http://www.easypolls.net/poll.html?p=579293c0e4b0fe9b9c4847b1  

Support local artists by volunteering for our annual plein air competition and exhibition, Paint The Town. Several positions are available including: July 23 Set Up Crew 7am-10am Location Assistants 10am-1pm Framing Assistants 12pm-3pm Clean Up Crew 1pm-4pm July 24 Gallery Assistants 12:30pm-3:30pm For event description and schedule click here. To volunteer for Paint the Town please fill out this form.

We are now offering Art Parties in our Visual Arts and Pottery Studios in South Surrey Recreation Centre! We can accommodate parties for children and adults. Our parties are customized with age-appropriate art projects developed by our professional Art Instructors. View/print party descriptions and pricing as a pdf

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

A journey through mixed media and art journaling-a great workshop for the creative mind. Students will learn how to express themselves through collage, painting, words and mark making. *Note: this is a level 2 course to our already popular ART JOURNAL JAM class. Instructor: Nicci Battilana Nicci is a whimsical Artist, Art Retreat Organizer, Art Teacher and Host to the online community known on facebook as ‘Art Journal Junkies. As of November 2015, Art Journal Junkies is proud to have 8,782 creative members sharing their journal work, art spaces pics and favorite supply lists. Nicci has been working in art journals for over 10 years & has loved every minute… Read More

So, what’s ekphrastic poetry? The word ‘ekphrasis’ comes from the Greek, and means description or interpretation. Join Surrey poet Heidi Greco for an afternoon of exploring some of the possible links between the visual arts and the art of words. This hands-on session will offer examples of ekphrastic work by established poets and encourage discussion towards understanding. There will also be prompts to get you writing and art to inspire you. This workshop serves as a lead-up to the Great Ekphrastic Poetry Challenge, sponsored by Semiahmoo Arts as part of its National Poetry Month celebrations in April. Date: March 26, 2016 Place: Rm: 236, South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre,… Read More

Calling all amateur and professional photographers and photo-based artists to exhibit their work in the Turnbull Gallery at South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre. 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 the exhibition is to showcase a wide range of photography while forging ekphrastic poetry throughout the exhibition by local writers and poets. We are accepting photographic work in the following themes: 1.Tableau… Read More

A 12-week workshop in discovering and recovering your creative self – with a weekly gathering of 2 hours. The workshop will be facilitated as its author, Julie Cameron, intended. Every Saturday at 1pm-3pm, starting January 16th. This is a free workshop for Semiahmoo arts members. Week 1: Safety, Week 2: Identity, Week 3: Power, Week 4: Integrity, Week 5: Possibility, Week 6: Abundance, Week 7: Connection, Week 8: Strength Week 9: Compassion, Week 10: Self-Protection, Week 11: Autonomy, Week 12: Faith This workshop is free of charge for Semiahmoo Arts Members. Once you have filled out the registration form we will confirm your membership and then send you an email confirming your place in the workshop.  

A bold, contemporary artwork titled “Circulation” by Quebec artists Pierre Sasseville and Jean-François Cooke will enhance Surrey’s new Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre at the corner of 24 Avenue and 168 Street in South Surrey. Circulation is a monumental two-part sculpture of deer that references the dual purpose of the building: family-oriented recreation and professional competition.                     The sculpture facing 168 Street consists of a pair of pipes coming out of the ground that attaches to a faucet. A chromed pipe extends from the faucet in what appears to be a stream of water pooling on the ground. Drinking from the stream… Read More