Call to Artists!

Life Drawing – Drop-in studio Life Drawing offers communication benefits, motor skill benefits, cerebral benefits, mental health benefits, pleasure, and FUN. Models are draped & undraped. Bring your own sketch book and drawing materials. Everyone is welcome. Member’s Price: $40 for 5 sessions        Non-member Price: $50 for 5 sessions.       FRIDAYS    Sept 16-Dec 2      10:00AM-12:30PM   Drop-in tickets can be purchased at Semiahmoo Arts office at South Surrey Recreation Centre Mon-Sat 9am-5pm

THIS ARTIST CALL IS FULL OCTOBER IS FIBRE ARTS MONTH AT SEMIAHMOO ARTS Now accepting exhibitors for our Fibre Arts Market Oct 22-23 at South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre, 14601-20 Ave, Surrey.  Artists must exhibit handmade items/artwork/craftwork that incorporates fibre arts.  Textiles, stitchery, weaving, fashion design, felting, knitting, fabric dying, lace-making are all welcome!  Exhibitor tables are 5′ x 2.5′. There are 15 tables available. Table sharing is ok. Prices: $25 per table. $20 per artist for shared tables.  Market Hours: Saturday, Oct. 22 10AM-4PM, Sunday Oct. 23 10AM-4PM Set up – Saturday, Oct. 22 8AM-10AM Take Down – Sunday, Oct 23 4PM-6PM            … Read More

Semiahmoo Arts works to provide employment opportunities to our members. Here are the artists calls for Pop-Up-Town, White Rock. We are calling Visual Artist, Storytellers, Photographers, Musicians, and Writers. Visual Artist(s) to teach a Collage Workshop for kids (ages 4-9yrs) Sunday Sept 11th, 11am-1pm. Storytellers to tell stories: Sept 3rd,4th, and 23rd Various times. Photographer(s) to teach Portraiture or Still Life Lighting Workshop (ages 16yrs and up) Thursday Sept 13th, 4pm-6pm. Musicians to perform. One, two, and three piece bands for an all ages audience. Sunday Sept 11th. Writer(s) to teach a Creative Writing Workshop (ages 16yrs and up) Friday Sept 2nd, 10am-12pm and 6pm-8pm Workshop Teachers: -Will retain 70% of all workshop registration fees. -Semiahmoo Arts will be promoting all of the workshops before and during… Read More

SAVE THE DATE! July 23-24 2016 Participating artists will be stationed at various points of interest in White Rock and South Surrey and given 3 hours to produce art based on that location. Artists of all ages and levels and disciplines are encouraged to participate. July 23 9am: Artists meet at Turnbull Gallery at South Surrey Recreation centre. Locations are assigned. Coffee and pastries served. 10am: Competition begins. 1pm: Competition ends and artwork gets returned to the Turnbull Gallery for exhibition preparations. Light refreshments served. July 24 1pm-4pm: Reception, awards, and musical performances by the DuoTones! White Rock Beach Beer’s Viewer’s Choice voting begins online and in the gallery. First Prize: $500 Second Prize: $250… Read More

The City of White Rock in partnership with Semiahmoo Arts is currently accepting submissions for artists to exhibit in our upcoming solo art shows. The first show will run from June 16 to July 15, with an opening reception on June 16, 2016.  The second art show will run from July 21 to August 26, with an opening reception on July 21, 2016. Proposals must include the following items: The name, email, and address contact information of the participating artist. Curriculum Vitae, biography and artist statement. 6 – 10 JPEG or PDF images emailed to recreation@whiterockcity.ca, or on disk, or printed photographs (no larger than 8.5” x 11”) of artworks… Read More

The City of White Rock in partnership with Semiahmoo Arts is currently accepting submissions to the Youth Art Exhibition as part of the Art on Display program. All artists aged 12-19 are invited to submit a maximum of three works of art.  This exhibition celebrates the talented and dynamic art of youth on the Semiahmoo Peninsula and provides an opportunity for young visual artists to showcase and celebrate their artistic abilities in a juried art exhibition. The exhibition runs from April 28 – June 10, 2016 and the opening reception will be held on Thursday, April 27 – 7:00 – 8:30pm at the White Rock Community Centre. The completed entry… Read More

Participate in Double Exposure: Ekphrastic Poetry Challenge and you could be chosen to share your work at the Double Exposure Closing Ceremony on April 20, 2016 at South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre. Surrey’s Poet Laureate Renee Saklikar will be in attendance to read the poems. About the Project: Double Exposure creates a platform for creating dialogue between photography and poetry. This interdisciplinary event showcases the talent of our community, and honours two popular annual events: Capture Photography Festival as well as Canada’s National Poetry Month. It not only celebrates talented community-based artists, but also generates opportunities for their connection and growth. The purpose of Double Exposure is to showcase a wide range… Read More

So, what’s ekphrastic poetry? The word ‘ekphrasis’ comes from the Greek, and means description or interpretation. Join Surrey poet Heidi Greco for an afternoon of exploring some of the possible links between the visual arts and the art of words. This hands-on session will offer examples of ekphrastic work by established poets and encourage discussion towards understanding. There will also be prompts to get you writing and art to inspire you. This workshop serves as a lead-up to the Great Ekphrastic Poetry Challenge, sponsored by Semiahmoo Arts as part of its National Poetry Month celebrations in April. Date: March 26, 2016 Place: Rm: 236, South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre,… Read More

Calling all amateur and professional photographers and photo-based artists to exhibit their work in the Turnbull Gallery at South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre. Double Exposure creates a platform for creating dialogue between photography and poetry. This interdisciplinary event showcases the talent of our community, and honours two popular annual events: Capture Photography Festival as well as Canada’s National Poetry Month. It not only celebrates talented community-based artists, but also generates opportunities for their connection and growth. The purpose of the exhibition is to showcase a wide range of photography while forging ekphrastic poetry throughout the exhibition by local writers and poets. We are accepting photographic work in the following themes: 1.Tableau… Read More

“Bloom” Art Show is currently accepting submissions. ART ON DISPLAY 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.  In a series of 5 to 8 themed juried exhibitions held throughout the year, Art on Display showcases work in a variety of media by community and regional artists. BLOOM ART SHOW All artists are invited to submit a maximum of three works of art that explore different types of large blooming flowers. This exhibition celebrates the rejuvenation and renewal of springtime. Through the powerful use of colour, light and intriguing compositions, artists revel in the… Read More