Call to Artists!

Semiahmoo Arts Society presents Love Show; Portraits of Your Passion. We are inviting artists in the visual, pottery, performing and literary arts to showcase their artwork at the City of White Rock’s Community Centre. Created in partnership with the City of White Rock and Semiahmoo Arts, the Art on Display program ensures art is visible and accessible to the community. The upcoming art show: The Love Show: Portraits of Passion is part of this programme, showcased at the White Rock Community Centre from December 12 2019 until February 27th 2020. Artists are invited to submit work that thematizes portraits of people or animals they adore in celebration of Valentine’s Day. The… Read More

🎄Now Accepting Creative Vendors for our 2019 Holiday Market! 🎄 All crafters and artisans are welcome to participate in our 5th annual Holiday Market in the contemporary Turnbull Gallery in South Surrey Recreation and Arts Centre.  The South Surrey Recreation and Arts Centre is a fully accessible hub for health, wellness and creativity for everyone in the community from preschool to seniors. 🎅🏽 Guidelines: All items must be handmade by the applicant. Sorry, no third party sellers or distributors. All items must be appropriate for an all ages audience. All exhibitors must donate a small item or gift card with a minimum value of $10 for our gift baskets which will be… Read More

There are plenty of  volunteer opportunities during our upcoming, Paint the Bay event. Sign up for a shift or 2 and connect with other art-minded individuals! Simply email melaniewatts@semiahmooarts.com and indicate which shift(s) you are available for. _______________________________________________________________________________ Paint the Town at Memorial Park: Event Attendant Date: Saturday, August 10th Available Shifts: 9am-12pm 11am-2pm Work with our staff to help support the participating artists in our 7th annual plein air competition. _______________________________________________________________________________ Paint the Bay at White Rock Community Centre: Artwork Installation  Date: Saturday, August 10th Available Shifts: 2pm-6pm _ meet at Memorial Park 3pm-7pm – meet at White Rock Community Centre Help staff transport artwork and install it at… Read More

Calling all Youth Artists! Annual Youth Art Show Sept 26-Dec 5 White Rock Community Centre 15154 Russell Avenue, White Rock, BC All artists under 19yrs are invited to submit up to 3 artworks. Deadline to Register: Sept 20, 12pm The City of White Rock in partnership with White Rock BIA and Semiahmoo Arts Society is currently accepting submissions to Annual Youth Show as part of the Art on Display program. All artists under 19 years of age are invited to submit a maximum of three artworks on any theme. All mediums are welcome. Size restrictions: 2-d artwork can be no larger than 24”x36” including frame. 3-d artwork can be no larger than… Read More

PAINT THE BAY: The Peninsula’s 7th Annual Plein Air Competition Celebrate the beauty of Semiahmoo Bay by creating art with us! August 10th, 9am-1pm at Memorial Park (beside the White Rock Museum and Archives, 14970 Marine Drive). Free Registration for artists of all ages and skill levels.   First Prize: $500 Second Prize: $250 Third Prize: $100 Young Artist Award: $100     Pre-registration is required.   |   One 16×20” canvas is provided.   |   Bring your own paints and brushes.   |    Artists of all ages, mediums, and skill levels are encouraged to participate! The artwork will be displayed at the White Rock Community Centre! Awards and Reception Aug 15th, White… 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

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

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