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Salon Style Summer Small Works Show! Plus Artfest Carryover :)













The ArtLoft Gallery is closed for the month of January for cleaning.
Please join us again in February!

Upcoming shows for 2015 here (or at "2015 Schedule" above).

For more information: alertbayartists@gmail.com 250-974-2787


Located above the Visitor Information Centre in beautiful downtown Alert Bay, the ArtLoft Gallery opened in December of 2010 to showcase local talent to visitors and locals alike.

GALLERY HOURS
Friday to Sunday: 12-3:00 p.m.

Or, call for appointment: 250-974-8147

Alert Bay Artists Society
116 Fir Street
PO Box 304
Alert Bay BC
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alertbayartists@gmail.com
250-974-2787










AGW TODAY: Saturday December 12. 3:pm ArtLoft


ADULT DRAWING WORKSHOP: MONDAY JUNE 29 7:PM $5
Come Monday night for a unique drawing experience! The theme is 'Postcards from Alert Bay' to aim at summer tourists. Find out more information when you attend! Bring photos of Alert Bay if you have any that might inspire you, and otherwise show up ready to create! As this is a drawing workshop, feel free to also bring any favourite pencils or drawing implements.....

CALL FOR ART: DROP OFF AT THE ARTLOFT THIS SUNDAY! JUNE 28 12-3:30
The July theme is "My Alert Bay" so preference will be given to Alert Bay scenes, but we have expanded to begin our Salon Summer show early ~ so feel free to bring in any art, old or new, to showcase this summer season! Must be a member to participate. ($10/yr)











ART JOURNAL CHALLENGE!
The ABAS would like to challenge all artists to take part in our first annual Art Journal Challenge! Pick up an old book from the thrift store (or the gallery has some!) and you are ready to go! You can use a novel and/or an old atlas or other thick paged colourful book. Google search "Art Journal" and you will be taken to pages and pages of samples, examples, online workshops and inspiration! Just do what your heart feels to the pages of the books.... use the novel pages as background to watercolour sketches or pencil drawings, pastel, charcoal... anything goes! Thicker book pages work well as a background for acrylics and mixed media techniques, use gesso or just paint straight onto the pages!
This is a year long challenge. We will have times throughout the year to meet and share where we are at, and hopefully by the end of the year everyone will have a page or two they would like to be part of the Nov/Dec show!
Click here for Beth's pinterest page with some Art Journalling links: http://www.pinterest.com/bethdunlop/art-journalling/

RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP!
Anytime!: Its that time of year again to renew your membership. Memberships include continued access to newsletters advising you of the gallery comings and goings. It also allows you to take part in the shows and vote at the AGM. Your membership dues are a big part of keeping the gallery alive, so very much appreciated. They can be paid anytime to any executive member of the Society.



CALL FOR ENTRY for upcoming shows for 2015 are listed here
(or at the "2015 Schedule" link above).

For more information: alertbayartists@gmail.com 250-974-2787


The purposes of the society are:

(a) To promote and encourage a greater interest in art and artists, residents of Alert Bay BC in particular, through workshops, classes, monthly shows and annual events.

(b) To benefit members and clients through Development and promotion of arts & cultural events available to the community of Alert Bay.

(c) To work to provide venues for local artists and artisans to showcase their work.

(d) To encourage advancement of original works in the field of creative arts.

For more information: alertbayartists@gmail.com 250-974-2787