Water Bodies- Landscapes by Cheryl Long
April 12- 24
Opening reception Friday April 12, 5-7 pm.
Once upon a time.....not so long ago, Cheryl put a mattress in the back of her car and decided it was time to remember how awesome this country is. In this body of work, she shares with us her unique relationship to some of the landscapes she was inspired by on her travels.
Drawing on her experience as a massage therapist and illustrator, Cheryl allows herself to get carried away by the language of shape and form, and celebrates the profound connection between our environment and ourselves.
Salt Spring Gallery Artists exhibit favourite artwork from the past.
Friday March 29, 5-7 pm
Show continues to April 10, 2019
This Friday, March 29, Salt Spring Gallery will be opening another exciting art show with a twist. Titled ‘Resurgence’ this pop up show and sale features favourite artwork from the past by the present ten gallery members.
With the usual push in the art world to be always showing new work, some art gets put into storage before many people have had a chance to see it. For artists this results in an overabundance of art filling the corners of their studio work space. Hidden in those stacks of paintings are treasures to be found.
Salt Spring Gallery artist Susan Haigh has just such a studio. Some artists have been known to burn their excess paintings to make space for new work but Haigh finds this option a difficult one to embrace. Each of her paintings is a celebration of the beauty found in nature. Her works are like portraits, showing a flower or scene in its natural perfection. When people buy the paintings it is usually because they have fallen in love with the colour, form or serenity of the image. For Resurgence she is choosing to show some favourite paintings done before 2005 which she is offering at retro prices. She is keen for the paintings to find homes where they can bring cheer year round instead of hiding in the dark.
Over time most of the Salt Spring Gallery artists have experimented with different media and styles. Lisa Lipsett and Cinda Helm are both choosing to show early paintings on paper. Helm’s are watercolours, Lipsett’s are ink, acrylic and water media. Lipsett’s work has morphed into elemental images in oil and cold wax while Helm has moved on to oils to create her Coffee Girls series. Allison Brodie who is always exploring new art forms is showing three florals, in acrylic, water colour and one in ink. Carol Newmeyer has experimented with acrylic pours as a sideline to her beadwork.
Kuno Egger is a hard task master and has been known to break his ceramics if he feels they are not worthy so he doesn’t suffer from the overstuffed studio syndrome. If the pots are not up to his high standard no one is going to have them. Nevertheless he has managed to find three or four pieces to put in the show.
The work of long time island artists Sheila Hoen, Ilse Leader, Paul Robert Bryans and Rachel Vadeboncoeur will round out the show.
Resurgence will be full of surprises and could also be an opportunity to find a beautiful piece of art by your favourite Salt Spring Gallery artist at a reduced price.
Recycled Art Show
Friday March 15, 5-8pm
Show runs to March 27, 2019
EROTICA is a sensuous art show about love, sexuality, pleasure & the body.
OPENING Wine & Cheese Reception
FRI FEB 15, 5-7.
Show runs to Mar 12.
GALLERY ARTISTS: Carol Newmeyer Susan Haigh Cinda Helm Ilse Leader Lisa Lipsett Paul Robert Bryans Rachel Vadeboncoeur
SPECIAL GUESTS: Ahava Shira Aiko Shebib Beate Denz Carole James Daina Deblette Erin Morris Holger Hermann Isabelle de Launiere Jane Hamilton Katie Watt Lloyd Nicholson Paula Ann Van Patrick McCallum Peter Allan Rolando Lampitoc Rosemary Partridge Sam Barlow Sarah Morris Simon Morris Tracy Harrison Wendy Taylor
Join us Saturday Dec 15, 2-4 pm
Enjoy warm cider & treats with art-loving friends. 10% patron appreciation (excluding jewelry). Cheers!!
Friday Nov 16, 5-7 pm.
Show continues to Dec 29
GALLERY MEMBERS: Allison Brodie Carol Newmeyer Susan Haigh Cinda Helm Ilse Leader Kuno Egger Lisa Lipsett Paul Robert Bryans Rachel Vadeboncoeur
SPECIAL GUESTS: Barb Siegele Carol James Charlotte Erlandsson Daina Deblette Dara Clayden Isabelle de Launiere Katie Watt Lee Ann Norgard Lorne Shantz Bill Macpherson Melanie Morris Melanie Thompson Seth Berkowitz Simon Provost Sonja Barnard Steve Paterson Ulrieke Benner Wendy Taylor Wendy Wickland
Opening Reception Friday Nov 2, 5-7 pm
Show continue to Wed Nov 14, 2018
Ink+Skin+The Rock is a collaborative photographic project in which my abiding interest in mark making on the living canvas, intersects with personal story. It is a joint exploration of personal identity, with particular emphasis on our deep identification with this special place, Salt Spring Island. What lies beneath the decision to immortalize Salt Spring Island on one’s skin, it’s outline, it’s initials, it’s name, it’s topographical features, it’s nicknames?