Semiahmoo Arts

Semiahmoo Arts has a part time opportunity for an experienced Pottery Technician to support the South Surrey pottery studio. Qualifications: Prefer current studio ceramic art practice or advanced student BFA or diploma with a ceramic focus an asset Experience in materials and processes used in making and testing glazes and slips Experience in loading, unloading and firing electric kilns Familiarity with MSDS – Material Safety Data Sheets Knowledge of a variety of ceramic and sculpture techniques Teaching ceramic classes and workshops an asset Experience working in a community studio an asset Well organized, detail oriented and a self starter Collaborative team player with excellent interpersonal skills Responsibilities: Mixing glazes and… Read More

Description: The Part-time Receptionist works with the Office Administrator and Executive Director to ensure on-going day-to-day operations of Semiahmoo Arts (The Community Arts Council of White Rock and District) on Saturdays and Mondays.   Responsibilities: Acts as the first point of contact with phone calls and walk-ins on Saturdays and Mondays. Opening and closing procedures. Pick up key box from Recreation desk in the morning and return at the end of the day. Processes all sales. Describes to the community what Semiahmoo Arts does and has to offer. Maintains current knowledge of the artistic community within the Semiahmoo Peninsula. Hours: Saturdays 9am -3pm Mondays 9am -3pm Casual vacation sick time… Read More

Semiahmoo Arts society has partnered up with the City of Surrey for the 8th Annual South Surrey Festival! We will be featuring many artist vendors in our “Artist Alley” area of the event. Interested artist vendors can apply now! The South Surrey Community Festival is a fun, family friendly event that offers safe, creative and inclusive activities for the whole community. Saturday July 27, 2019 from 11am-3pm. This much-loved community event is enjoyed by people of all ages. Last year, the event attracted over 1,000 people. The event hosts a wide variety of performers and children’s activities including: face painting, crafts, sports, games and much more! Complete Rental Space Includes… Read More

Semiahmoo Arts Society’s office will be closed for professional development April 1-6. Art Classes, Pottery, and Facility Rentals will not be affected. Thank you for your understanding and sorry for the inconvenience. Melanie, Bobbie, Brandy, and Angela

Spring Break Pottery Drop-In Schedule March 17-SPS 1pm-5pm March 18: SPS 5:30pm-9:30pm March 22: Drop-In 4pm-8pm March 23: SPS 9am-1pm March 23: Drop-In 1pm-5pmMarch 24-SPS 1pm-5pm March 25: SPS 5:30pm-9:30pm March 29: Drop-In 4pm-8pm March 30: SPS 9am-1pm March 30: Drop-In 1pm-5pm We apologize for any inconvenience.  

DOUBLE EXPOSURE 2019  |  CALLING ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS  Double Exposure showcases local talent in the realms of photography & poetry. During the Photography Exhibition the public will be invited to engage with the works by producing ekphrastic poetry. More info about the poetry component soon! Important Dates: March 22, 5pm: Deadline for submissions  March 22 & 23, 10am-3pm: Photography drop off March 28-April 18: Photography Exhibition at South Surrey Rec. & Arts Centre, Turnbull & Corridor Galleries.  April 18th, 7pm-9pm: Awards Ceremony & Photography pick-up Guidelines: Complete the form below. Submitted work must be ‘exhibition-ready’ and no larger than 20″x24″ including the frame. Prizes: Winner of each category will receive $150 and… Read More

EKPHRASTIC POETRY WORKSHOP with HEIDI GRECO Date: April 13 2019 Time: 1:30pm Place: Turnbull Gallery, South Surrey Rec & Arts Centre Everyone Welcome! Cost: Free!     The word ‘ekphrasis’ comes from the Greek, and means description or interpretation, though one of the goals of this workshop is to help you take your writing beyond mere description. Some of this year’s Double Exposure themes (close-ups/macro shots and found text, such as the visuals presented by traffic signs) may present writers with a new set of interpretive challenges. Join Surrey poet Heidi Greco in a hands-on workshop that will help you come up with artful ways of expressing your reactions to… Read More

Executive Director ORGANIZATION: Semiahmoo Arts Society DEADLINE: Feb. 15, 2019 (or until filled) ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION: As a community arts council, we believe the arts, in all its disciplines, are the core to a community’s heart. We recognize the importance of the contributions of artists and creators to our community and strive to foster excellence through community outreach and volunteerism. We are a not-for-profit, non-partisan, member-based organization that represents the interests of the arts community within the Semiahmoo Peninsula including White Rock and South Surrey. JOB DESCRIPTION: The Executive Director serves as the chief operating officer of the Arts Council, working closely with, and reporting to, the Board of Directors. The… Read More

Semiahmoo Arts Society members are invited to submit their Exhibition proposals for the Turnbull Gallery & Corridor Galleria at South Surrey Rec. & Arts Centre. 🎨 Why you should apply:  1. If selected, an opening reception will be held in your honour. 2. Get exposure to a wide audience. Hundreds of people visit the South Surrey Rec. & Arts Centre everyday. 3. You will be given opportunity to engage with the public through the gallery space to promote/sell your work or to do an artist talk, and/or art demonstration. 🎨 Information: 1. Available exhibition dates are:  Sept 18-Oct 17 2019 and Oct 22-Nov 14 2019. 2. Multiple Artists are welcome to submit one… Read More

“Writing the Rhythms of Nature” with Heidi Greco Saturday, Mar 2nd, 1:30pm – 3:30pm, South Surrey Rec. & Arts Centre This workshop will complement Barbara Cooper’s photographic exhibit “Four Seasons at the Fen.” We’ll consider elements that characterize the transition of seasons, with a focus on those changes throughout the year which we experience here on the Peninsula. In addition, we’ll explore some poetic forms that may provide new approaches to writing about the world around us. Then, taking inspiration from the photos in Cooper’s exhibition, the plan is to create poems (even prose poems) that are based in the imagery offered by nature. No experience is necessary – only… Read More