Tim Fraser

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

Call for Artists (White Rock, BC) The City of White Rock in partnership with Semiahmoo Arts is currently accepting submissions to the My Culture exhibition which is part of the Art on Display program. All artists are invited to submit a maximum of three art pieces that showcase what culture means to them. This art show will examine intercultural expression in White Rock, BC. The exhibition runs from September 3 to October 17 2015 and the opening reception will be held on Thursday, September 10 from 7:00-8:30pm at the White Rock Community Centre. Submissions must include: Art on Display Application Form- My Culture – Application Form Artist Consent Form- 2015-Art-on-Display-Artist-Consent-Form… Read More

Paint the Town Call for Artists. Limited space available. On Saturday, August 29, participating artists will be spread out over various locations throughout White Rock and be given 3 hours to paint ‘en plein air’ in their location. The resulting works will then be exhibited until Sept. 7 in the Turnbull Gallery at Semiahmoo Arts. Artwork will be judged in a number of categories with awarded prizes.   Important Dates August 25, 2015 – Deadline to register. August 29, 2015- Participate! September 1, 2015 – Celebrate! September 1 – 7, 2015 – Exhibit! September 8, 2015 – Pick up any unsold artwork.   August 25, 2015 – Deadline to register…. Read More

Call for submissions The Friends of the White Rock Library are sponsoring a creative writing competition.   Theme: Story must feature “crossing boundaries”. Stories may be any genre or style. Prizes: First Place $200.00 Second Place $125.00 Third Place $75.00 Deadline for submissions: July 31, 2015 Word length: Up to 2050 words. Entry fee: $10.00   Rules for entry are available from the White Rock Library, 15342 Buena Vista Ave. Contact information: Friends of the White Rock Library    fowrlibrary@gmail.com  

ANNUAL  WHITE ROCK AND SURREY WRITERS’ CLUB 2015 LITERARY CONTEST Enter between April 1st and June 30th, 2015.   Mail or drop off your entry to: White Rock and Surrey Writers’ Club Literary  Contest c/o Semiahmoo Arts 14601 – 20 Avenue Surrey, B. C. V4A 9P5 You choose:   Prose (under 1200 words) or Poetry (40 lines or less) Any topic or genre– your choice Typed, double-spaced in Arial, Times New Roman  or Helvetica  12 point font Please provide 3 copies with your personal details (Name and phone and e-mail) on a separate sheet. (You may request to be published with a pseudonym) Your entry should have no identifying information. $10… Read More

  Call for Artists Art in the City: Studio Tour 2015 The Art in the City Studio Tour is back, bigger and better than ever! This now two-day event will feature established and rising artists as they take you into their studios for an enlightening experience into the minds of our creative community. For more information please visit the Tourism Surrey website.  

Call for Applications                             Surrey Poet Laureate The City of Surrey in partnership with Surrey Libraries, Cultural Development Advisory Committee, Surrey Arts Services, Surrey International Writers’ Conference, Arts Council of Surrey, Creative Writing at Simon Fraser University, Semiahmoo Arts Council, and Surrey Muse will be seeking applications for the inaugural position of Poet Laureate. Surrey’s Poet Laureate will serve as a literary ambassador, championing the literary arts and raising the profile of Surrey. An established writer and poet will be chosen to act as an ambassador for the City of Surrey and the people of Surrey, advocating… Read More

Call for Artists: Solo Art Exhibitions Show 1: June 18 to July 17 Show 2: July 23 to August 28 Semiahmoo Arts and the White Rock Community Centre invite artists to submit an application for one of our solo art shows, located at the White Rock Community Centre.   IMPORTANT DATES Show 1: June 18 to July 17, 2015 Delivery of Art Work   Monday, June 15 – 4:00 PM Opening Reception      Thursday, June 18 – 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Pickup of Art Work     Saturday, July 18 – 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM   Show 2: July 23 to August 28, 2015 Delivery of Art Work   Monday, July… Read More

Roadhouse Live presents Youth Talent Search 7:00 pm, Wednesdays from April 8 – May 27, 2015 YOUTH SINGING & MUSICIAN TALENT CONTEST age 19 and under, Wed., nights at 7:00 p.m., April 8th to May 27th! Youth are welcome that reside in the area that extends South of 40th Avenue, and stretching to the Surrey/Langley border of 192nd. Any age (under 19) from any schools within these boundaries are encouraged to bring their talents to McJac’s Roadhouse Grille, 1781 King George Blvd in South Surrey. Please REGISTER asap via email: ed.peterson@shaw.ca. (Contestants are welcome to use backing trackers and loopers). Weekly prizes and a final prize will be awarded with the… Read More

2015 White Rock Irish Festival! The White Rock Irish Festival is back for another month of Irish themed fun. The festival includes music, dance, literary workshops, movies, food and of course an Irish beverage or two. With a variety of Irish themed events throughout White Rock, there is something for the ‘little bit of Irish’ in everyone!   Click on the poster below for more information about the 2015 White Rock Irish Festival.