2009 Exhibitions

2009 art exhibitions at Gibsons Public Art Gallery, a Sunshine Coast art gallery
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Pacific Madrone : Anne Willsie

October 15 – November 23, 2009

A series of oil on canvas inspired by the West Coast Arbutus is featured.

This exhibition was made possible by the generous financial support of the Law Office of Alison Sawyer.

Come to Dinner : Allegretti & Futterman

September 10 – October 12, 2009

an exhibition of exceptional classic stoneware by Roberts Creek potters Michael Allegretti and Elaine Futterman.

Gallery visitors also received a dining-out coupon event involving sponsors:
Waterfront Restaurant
Wild Bistro, Truffles
Black Bean Roasting Co.
The Sweet Chef
Pack Ratt Louie’s Grill
Leo’s Tapas & Grill
Blackfish Pub,
Smitty’s Oyster House
Sailor Dan’s

Ways of Seeing The Coast

July 30 – September 7, 2009

The nature, architecture and experiences of the Coast seen anew, in various media, through the works of:
Diédra Goodwin
Katherine Johnston
Margery Lambert
Marilyn Marshall
Monica Dealtry Robb
Brian Romer

This exhibition was made possible by the generous financial support of the Exhibition Sponsors:
The Merchants of Sunnycrest Mall

The Art Of Wesley Lowe

June 18 – July 27, 2009

Wes Lowe disciplined his natural talents and interests with training at the Ontario College of Art and the Sheridan College School of Computer Animation and over twenty
years experience in the graphic arts industry and as an Illustrator for book publishers, magazines and art studios in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Lowe’s works have been exhibited in the Canadian Aviation Museum in Ottawa.

“I was always interested in historical subject matter, primarily military subjects from WWI and WWII. I was interested in aircraft, vehicles and ships of this period. Since then, my interest has grown to many other 
historical subjects from early Roman to more contemporary.”

Cover illustrations for many classic children’s titles have been a notable part of Lowe’s body of work. This ‘Narnia’ cover image was, with the artists’ generous permission, the image chosen for the GPAG 2009 Membership Card.

The exhibition was made possible by the generous financial support of Kidzsmart Concepts Inc.

Reflections 2009 : Inspired by Nature

May 07 – June 15, 2009

An outstanding exhibition of the diverse and distinctive works of acclaimed Sunshine Coast Glass Artists. For this, their second Biennial Exhibition, artists focus on the
environment through both evocative images and exemplary practices of their art.

“The Sunshine Coast is increasingly a destination for international glass artists, attracted by the vibrant colors and transparent water in co-existed romantic nature. Also the challenge to sustain our living by this traditional craftsmanship. Through this exhibition our intention is to raise recognition of our artists’ talents and increase awareness of modern glass art form, display our best creation to honor the glass movement and continue to inspire others.”

Curator: Miyuki Shinkai
Susan Furze
Kind Glass
Maggi Hampson
Wayne Harjula
Sue Millar
Chris Motloch
David New-Small
John Phillips
Duane Perrett
Miyuki Shinkai
Robert Studer
Dyan Vidulich

Thanks to Miyuki Shinkai for co-ordinating and curating the exhibition and to Susan Furze and David New Small for their “About Glass” presentation.

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Three Generations of Art
Barbara Bradshaw, Angela Hoskins, Perry Johnston

March 26 – May 04, 2009

Diverse expressions of a shared passion for painting featured works by mother, daughter and granddaughter each in her own medium, style and subject. Barbara Bradshaw welcomed gallery visitors to an artist-in-residence presentation.

Thanks to Exhibition Sponsor:
Quality Farm & Garden Supply Ltd.

De Beer & Sirulnikoff

February 19 – March 23, 2009

These two artists bring the world together as Liz De Beer’s Fusion series of pottery is strongly influenced by her South African heritage and Alan Sirulnikoff’s On The Line series of painterly photographs captures the beauty of the mundane around the world. Well-attended presentations by both of the artists added an interesting dimension to this exhibition.

Watershed : Carol Whittaker

January 15 – February 16, 2009

With mixed media on panel or canvas, Whittaker creates evocative landscapes of fluid acrylic, colour and light in abstracted forms.

Sunshine Coast Eco Energy Solutions was invited to speak and answer questions about eco-energy developments on the Coast.

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In the Harbourview Room

Thanks to generous community support, the Harbour View Room opened to provide
 additional space for exhibitions of artists in various mediums.

Feb 19 – Mar 20    The Art of Ron Ackroyd, painter
Mar 28 – April 28    Portals and Doorways : Marlene Lowden, photography
May 7 – June 9       Beyond the Basic : Eric Drane, digital fusion art
June 27 – July 27    Marina Moored : J. Walter Smith, pointillist
July 30 –  Sept 07   Finding Human : Jone Pane, sculptor
Sept 10 – Oct 12   Longing or Belonging : Agnete Newman, painter

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