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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

The Art Adoption Project:   Recycle your pre-loved visual art Find a treasure to re-home Support the arts in your community   This three-day event will be the sale of the season! Get ready to donate and bargain hunt.   Rembrandt, our mascot, will keep you updated. He will announce all the details about where and when. So start dusting off all those pieces you’ve guiltily stacked at the back of the storage room, because soon they’ll be ‘re-homed’.   The Art Adoption Project is brought to you by Semiahmoo Arts – your community arts organization dedicated to ensuring Art for All.   P.S. Would you like to work with… Read More

Saturday & Sunday September 30 & October 1, 2017 10:00am to 4:00pm Registration Deadline: July 14, 2017 | Artist Fee $40.00 Welcome to the 4th annual Art in the City event! This event is a partnership between Discover Surrey, Semiahmoo Arts, and the Arts Council of Surrey, and is intended to enhance and promote Arts and Culture within our city. Studio & Artwork This year’s tour will take place 6-7 touch down spots. This will create an opportunity for artists to come together and maximize their exposure. The tour will include artists from a variety of mediums. Artists should have a significant inventory of work to showcase, and be prepared… Read More

Semiahmoo Arts members are invited to submit proposals for a Solo Show in the Corridor Galleria at South Surrey Rec. & Arts Centre. We have 2 opportunities available During October, November and December 2017. Not a member yet? Click here to join! 1. Artwork must be 2-dimensional, framed and/or wired by the artist. Please use plastic coated wire on your frames. No clip frames. Hanging specifications can be viewed here. 2. Type of work that will be considered includes, painting, mixed media, photography, fibre art, digital art. 3. A cohesive body of work is preferred. For example; artwork that is consistently themed or has a story. 4. The exhibition space is 40′ long and is divided across 4 walls. –… 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

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