2013 December

The office of Semiahmoo Arts will be closed for the Christmas Holidays effective Friday, December 20, 2013 through January 5, 2014. The office will re-open on Monday, January 6, 2014. The board and staff wish everyone a happy and safe holiday season. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

SURREY, BC – For the next two years, visitors to the Surrey Arts Centre’s courtyard will be observed by the Supernatural Eye, a large scale sculpture by Canadian contemporary artist, Robert Davidson. The sculpture was unveiled on Wednesday by Councillor Judy Villeneuve and Polygon Homes Chairman, Michael Audain. This aluminum sculpture measuring almost 3 metres is the second edition of a similar work on exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa. Supernatural Eye is on loan to the Surrey Art Gallery from Polygon Homes. “This piece was the first work to be commissioned through the City of Surrey’s Private Development Public Art Program,” said Mayor Dianne Watts. “We’re… Read More

Share your talents with White Rock Business Improvement Association. Inspired by the Tour de White Rock…and fueled by the need for photos for their newsletter and their website, the White Rock BIA is holding a photo contest! Deadline extended! All entries must be received prior to 4:00 pm on December 31, 2013. All entries must be photographs taken within the geographical boundaries of the White Rock BIA. Please click Photo Contest Rules to download the PDF. For more information, please contact the White Rock BIA directly at 604-536-4958 or info@whiterockbia.com

    In the evening of December 10, 2013, Semiahmoo Arts “Centennial Park Arts Space” welcomed guests to the reception for the “2013 Members Show”.   Fourteen members of Semiahmoo Arts presented a wide variety of original works including paintings, paper art, fabric art, and photography.   The Speakeasy Music Trio provided music for the evening, while guests viewed the artwork.   Surrey’s Manager of the Arts, Sheila McKinnon, showed slides and talked with the visitors about the building of the new South Surrey Arts Centre.   Among the guests were White Rock Mayor Wayne Baldwin and his wife Jane.   A big “Thank You” to artist Lesley Tannen, whose… Read More

The Craft Council of BC is proud to endorse the newly branded West Coast Living Expo, featuring the Specialty Retail section, which includes  local artisans, carvers, craftsmen, and other sought after products that would complement our BC Lifestyle. Craft Council of British Columbia’s is a charitable arts service organization which supports all stages of artistic practice in the craft sector; creates opportunities for artists to exhibit, sell and produce art work; provides a voice for artists and craft organizations and aids in the development of active communities around craft. CCBC is proud to endorse the newly branded West Coast Living Expo, March 22-23, 2014 at Abbotsford’s TRADEX. The show will… Read More

Each year, the Multifaith Action Society invites artists to submit  works of art for publication in our annual Multifaith Calendar. The theme for our upcoming 2015 edition is: Stillness   We believe this theme is open to a wide variety of interpretations and leaves open the possibility for a rich array of artistic submissions. Where Do You Find Stillness? The world is chaotic. Everyone is busy, it is difficult to find quiet time. And so, to hear ourselves think we often have to make dates in our schedules for meditation, retreats and walks in nature. The purpose is simply to quiet the chatter of our minds and connect to the deeper… Read More