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Donate your pre-loved visual art or find a treasure to re-home. All proceeds go to support Semiahmoo Arts Society. Paintings, posters, pottery, prints & porcelain Donation drop off June 7 10am-8pm Donation drop off June 8 9am-12pm Special Event/Sale June 9 10am-4pm   Sponsored by:

Community Art Project: South Surrey Yarn-Bombing Yarn bombing: The action or activity of covering objects or structures in public places with decorative knitted or crocheted material, as a form of street art. We are seeking 6”x6” and 12”x12” knitted or crocheted squares in all colours and designs to be featured in this Community Art Project. Donations can be dropped off at our Arts Office South Surrey Rec. & Arts Centre: 14601-20 Ave June 1 until September 1. To participate in the preparation and installation of this Community Art Project please register for one or more of the following dates by phone 604-536-8333: Sept 2 11am-2pm Yarn bomb Preparation Sept 9… Read More

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN THIS EXHIBITION- THE SHOW IS NOW FULL. WE ARE NOT ABLE TO ACCEPT ANY MORE SUBMISSIONS. PLEASE VISIT US AT THE RECEPTION AND MEET OTHER ABSTRACT ARTISTS. JUNE 21, 7PM. Local Abstractions: A Nonrepresentational Community Art Show is an opportunity to explore the ‘materiality’ of the painted surface as well as experience artwork that does not represent things as they are but rather how they feel. Artists are invited to participate in this community art show by submitting work that is identified as abstract, abstract expressionism, geometric abstraction, lyrical abstraction or the like. The first 18 artists with completed submission forms and payment will be included in the… Read More

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. Entry Deadline Delivery of Art Work Opening Reception Show Closes Pickup of Art Work Monday, June 18 – 6:00 PM Saturday, June 23 – 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Thursday, June 28 – 5:30 – 7:00 PM Friday, Aug 3 – 4:30 PM Saturday, Aug 4 – 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM   THE FAMILY… Read More

The City of White Rock in partnership with Semiahmoo Arts Society is currently accepting submissions from artists to exhibit their work in our upcoming solo art show at White Rock Community Centre. The art show will run from Aug. 16 to Sept 28, with an opening reception on Aug. 16 2018. PROPOSAL DEADLINE: April 20, 2018 – 6:00 PM Solo Exhibitions proposals must include the following items: Artist statement describing the exhibition or body of work proposed. Including ideas, issues and/or  themes the artwork resonates or confronts. The name, email, and address contact information of the participating artist. Curriculum Vitae and Biography. 6 – 10 JPEG or PDF images emailed to recreation@whiterockcity.ca,… Read More

Board of Directors: CALL FOR NOMINATIONS! Semiahmoo Arts Society is seeking nominations for Board Members to be considered at the 2018 AGM on March 29. Requirements: -Must be a Semiahmoo Arts Society member. -Board Members are expected to attend 11 Board Meetings per year. All nominees must submit their resumes via email to the Executive Director OR in person at the arts office at South Surrey Rec. & Arts Centre.

Audience Participatory Theatre for children 2-6yrs and their caregivers. Semiahmoo Arts presents: Storybook Theatre based on the 1941 book by Robert McCloskey: “Make Way for Ducklings” performed by: Surrey Youth Theatre Company (SYTCO) TWO SHOWS! SATURDAY, April 28th, at 12PM SATURDAY, April 28th at 2PM South Surrey Rec. & Arts Centre, in the Turnbull Gallery: 14601-20 Ave All tickets are $5 each, all ages are welcome! Doors open 30 mins before showtime, come early to participate in some crafts! Children under 12 months old are free when they come with an older sibling. The children will be invited to participate in the performance- however participation is not mandatory. Performance Times 12… Read More

Double Exposure creates a platform for dialogue between photography and poetry. This exhibition/competition showcases the talent of our community in these 2 mediums. The purpose: To showcase local photography and create ekphrastic poetry.  FYI: An ekphrastic poem is a vivid description of a scene or, more commonly, a work of art. Through the imaginative act of narrating and reflecting on the “action” of a painting or sculpture, the poet may amplify and expand its meaning. There are 2 ways to get involved:     1. PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION / COMPETITION We are accepting photographic work in the following categories: The Natural World Self-Portraiture Night Photography Digitally Enhanced Youth Photography (under 19yrs) Winning photographs in each category will be selected by C.A.P.A  trained judges…. Read More

Semiahmoo Arts have secure exhibition space available in the lobby of the Centre and in the Front Display Window. We invite our members to exhibit their work for a 1-month period throughout 2018. Lobby Showcase: This space is ideal for displaying sculptural pieces, pottery, textiles, small paintings, etc. Front Display Window: This space is ideal for displaying sculptural pieces, pottery, textiles, large paintings, etc. Items may be for sale and Semiahmoo Arts retains 20% commission on all sold items. To book your space please bring samples or photos of your work to the Semiahmoo Arts office: Wed-Sat 9am-5pm – First come first serve. Artist Collectives or Groups are welcome!