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2016






















2015








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!

2014




















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


2013










"Spring Flowers"
A great turnout of art from locals, plus the art from our "Flowers Squared" workshop make this show worth seeing! Gallery hours : Saturday and Sunday 12-3:00




"Recycled Wonders"
Stop into the ArtLoft to see fantastic creations from reused, recycled and found objects! Gallery hours : Saturday and Sunday 12-3:00









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


2012













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


2016












2015


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.



2014


Nov/Dec Show Opening Reception AND Moonlight Madness!:
Friday Nov 21st 7:00pm













PRIMITIVE RUG HOOKING WITH SALLY PEART
Sunday March 9, 10:00-1:00: Please reply with interest ASAP if you want to be involved in this limited seating workshop hosted by Sally Peart from Sointula. All ages $40.

CALL FOR ART
Call for Art! Call for art for the April/May "Me, Myself and I" themed show at the ArtLoft Gallery. Accepted: artwork from all ages that is introspective or personally themed - paintings, drawing, poetry, sculpture, anything goes! Lets beat those winter blahs! You must be a member of the gallery to take part in the show, $10/year.
DROP OFF DATE: TBA - late March.


ARTWORK PICK UP
Sunday January 19, 2:00-3:00: If you submitted work to the Winter Market or any past shows and it is still at the Gallery, or if you purchased artwork and haven't yet picked it up, or created pieces at workshops, please come this Sunday to pick up what belongs to you.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - Coming Fast!
Monday January 27, 6:00 ArtLoft Gallery: Only members can vote, come renew your annual membership ($10/yr) and learn more details about the Society's plans for the year ahead. There will also be time to share your ideas and any input you can offer will be more than welcome!

CALL FOR ART
Call for Art! Call for art for the February/March "Colours of Hope" themed show at the ArtLoft Gallery. Accepted: artwork from all ages that is COLOURFUL! paintings, drawing, poetry, sculpture, anything goes! Lets beat those winter blahs! You must be a member of the gallery to take part in the show, $10/year. DROP OFF DATE: Sunday January 26 2:00-3:00. (Due to late notice other arrangements can also be made, please contact us.)

RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP!
Anytime!: Its that time of year again to renew your membership. Memberships include continued access to these 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. (For now: Beth Dunlop, Doris Dalton, Pat Anderson, Joan Stone, Linda Gilarski, Wendy White, Brenda Gordon, CW Petersen, Sarah Nielsen)


2013


Stay Tuned!


Gearing up for Artfest!
Currently there are no workshops scheduled as everyone is gearing up for the 6th Annual Artfest taking place Seafest weekend ~ July 26-28 at the Netloft in Alert Bay!


ADULT/TEEN WORKSHOP Sunday June 30 12-3:00pm
Open theme painting workshop ~ come use the space to work on project of your choice for $5, or purchase a canvas to paint for the $100 summer show for $12. Bring your own supplies or use ours or both ~ lets get creative!

CALL FOR ART:


ACRYLIC WORKSHOP with Lyn Barton
Sunday June 2 and 9th, 9:45-4:30, $50 per class + supplies
Click here to pre-register.


ADULT WORKSHOP
Thursday March 21 and Friday March 22, 7:00-9:00(ish):
"Recycled Wonders - Shadow Boxes"
$5 for one or both nights.
Bring in your own bits and bobs ~ costume jewellery and broken things to make art out! Also shells and rocks, etc... learn how to make abstract and creative shadow boxes without havign to spend money or buy new things! For the April "Recycled Wonders" show at the ArtLoft Gallery. (Start it thursday, finish it friday, or just come one night or the other.)

CALL FOR ART
Call for Art! Call for art for the April environmental "Recylced Wonders" themed show at the ArtLoft Gallery. Accepted: artwork from all ages that is of a recycled or environmental theme... paintings, photography, drawing, poetry, sculpture, anything goes! You must be a member of the gallery to take part in the show though, $10/year. DROP OFF DATES: Sunday March 24 2:00-3:00 or Wednesday March 27th 7-8:00pm.


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


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