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Issue 60  October 2021
ArtSea is fortunate to operate within the unceded territory of the Coast Salish People – within the traditional territory of the W̱SÁNEĆ Nation – Pauquachin, Tsartlip, Tsawout and Tseycum peoples.
Truth and Reconciliation
“Raven & the Eyes of Stolen Children” by First Nations artist Kathleen Rose Sears.

One way that ArtSea participates in truth and reconciliation, and acknowledges the harm done by residential schools, is by actively listening to Indigenous community members. ArtSea recently had the privilege of meeting with Kathleen to learn about her work and her personal history. 
We invite you to read Kathleen's story and learn more about this powerful piece of artwork. 
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Welcome to the 2021 Virtual Artist Tour!

The 2021 Virtual Artist Tour is now LIVE!

Experience a virtual studio visit to learn about inspirations and the reasons our artists produce the work they love, view recent work, and enjoy artist demonstrations.

Feature Artist: Karen Lancey, Metal Welder 
Virtual Artist Tour, feature artist: Karen Lancey. Metal Mermaid Welding.
Feature Artist: Aviv Dekel, Folk Artist
Virtual Artist Tour, feature artist: Aviv Dekel. Folk artist.
Congratulations, Aviv! In addition to her beautiful ArtSea Virtual Artist Tour feature video, you can look for Aviv's work in the new Netflix series, "MAID"; and in an upcoming Disney movie, "Under Heaven's Banner." Currently Aviv's work can be viewed at the Spiral Cafe.  
2022 ArtSea Gallery Rentals are NOW OPEN! 

Are you or your group interested in renting gallery space for your class, workshop, or exhibition? ArtSea Gallery is now open for 2022 rentals! 

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October Exhibitions at the ArtSea Gallery

October 1-7, 2021

Creative Rhapsody

A collection of eclectic pieces that reminds one of a musical "rhapsody". We use imagery, colour and texture to achieve this!

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October 8-14, 2021
Boreal Expressions and Country Landscapes

Watercolours of the boreal forest and country landscapes of where we live and across our beautiful country of Canada. Country scenes provide nostalgia whereas the Boreal Forest a sense of the spiritual and discovery in nature.

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October 15-21, 2021

Fast and Free Watercolour

A classic show of the last year's pieces by Rodger Garbutt.

Artist in attendance for demonstrations.

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October 22-28, 2021 

Peninsula Plein Air Painters Annual Exhibit

The members of this group are local artists and will exhibit their art, both plein-air and studio work. Their unique view of the landscapes, seascapes and other depictions, involve a variety of media, styles and observations. Their work is a personal statement on how they see and capture the appeal of our local assets, whether natural or manmade. 

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What Else is Happening?
Sidney Seaside Sculpture Walk

If you visit the skate park in Tulista Park, you will enjoy the sights and sounds of kids riding their boards and scooters; but that's not all... 

"Ollie the Board Dog" by local sculptor, Paul Harder, is based on a real skateboarding bulldog that he met in Tofino.
We invite you to learn more about Ollie, Paul, and the sculpture walk.

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Coast Capital Artwork Exhibit

Come check your balance with art! 😜
Beautiful pieces of local artwork on display at two Coast Capital Savings locations (Sidney and Shelbourne). 

  • Maureen Ness
  • Dean & Francisco of City ArtWorks
  • Joanell Storm
  • Nancy Dolan
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Interactive Arts Directory
Are you on the map?
If you are an artist or arts and culture group/organization on the Saanich Peninsula, you are invited to add your information to the Interactive Map! Be a part of a free online directory; interact with others and share your information so that others can find and learn more about your work, your organization, or the services that you offer to the community. 
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Sidney Fine Art Show - Postponed

The 2021 Sidney Fine Art Show has been postponed. Follow the SFAS on Instagram (@sidneyfineartshow) to keep in the loop about the latest news.

The Sidney Fine Art Show has been one of the largest juried art shows on Vancouver Island, showing a diverse selection of paintings, fibre arts, photography and more.

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What's Happening on the Island?
Sea & Cedar -- Call for Submissions
It's time for a new call for submissions!
Attention all writers and artists on Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands, Haida Gwaii and Bella Coola. We want your best previously unpublished poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction and art for our Winter 2022 issue of Sea & Cedar Magazine!
Deadline: October 31, 2021.
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Langford Station Studios - For Rent
The City is looking for interested artists and artisans to occupy space at the Langford Station. 
Six artist studios are available for rent. Studio space can be rented individually, or multiple artists can share a single studio. The studios will provide an opportunity for artists to practice and showcase their abilities while also offering their goods for sale.
Download the application form.
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Nature Art Challenge

The Sidney / North Saanich Library is launching a "Nature Art Challenge" to celebrate the changing season. Open to ALL AGES. September 22 - October 18. You could win a Hibernation Kit.

Starting on September 22, gather natural materials (leaves, cones, nuts, sticks, rocks, shells, whatever you can find) and get creative!

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Van Isle Poetry Collective -- Call for Submissions

The Van Isle Poetry Collective is once again seeking submissions of poetry for the third issue of the digital and print publication, Van Isle Poetry Collective. Submissions are open to those currently living on Vancouver Island, Haida Gwaii or the Gulf Islands. The submission deadline to have your work considered for the Winter 2022 Issue is November 15th 2021

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Get Involved with ArtSea!
ArtSea Membership

Do you have an ArtSea membership? 
An ArtSea membership gives you the opportunity to share images of your art work, personal bio, and contact information to your ArtSea Member Profile. You can also can rent the ArtSea Gallery, access funding grants, help support the ArtSea Scholarship Program, and enjoy discounts from local businesses!

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Join Our Amazing Team of Volunteers!

ArtSea is thankful for our amazing volunteers!
Did you know that volunteers are the backbone of our organization? All ArtSea programs and events are organized and delivered by volunteer committees.

We welcome you to submit a volunteer application and indicate the areas that you would like to volunteer!

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Donate to Support Arts and Culture

Make a difference for arts and culture! 
Your donation helps support many exciting programs and events for art practictioners and the community, as well as operate the ArtSea Gallery in Tulista Park, and support a scholarship for local students.

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We Value Your Ideas and Feedback!
ArtSea is very grateful for the unwavering support of our provincial, municipal, and community partners - and for the participation of our members and the greater community! We welcome feedback; submit questions, comments, or ideas that you would like to share with ArtSea.
Contact Us
For more information about ArtSea visit our website and social media
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PO Box 2221, Sidney, BC  V8L 3S8  

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