The Artcraft Showcase Gallery
Each year the Artcraft showcase gallery curates four high quality exhibitions on the stage at Mahon hall. These can be individual shows or collaborations between artists, can be in any medium and encompass any genre from fine craft to conceptual art. The aim is to produce a summer series of public gallery quality exhibitions, allowing local artists the space and audience to showcase their work and stretch themselves in new directions.
2018 application details;
New for 2018!
Artcraft introduces a new outdoor Showcase: “Art on the Hall”
Art on the Hall
Call for Juried Outdoor Exhibit 2018
Artcraft is turning 50!
Be Bold, Be Bright, Be Big!
Let’s dress Mahon Hall for the party. Create large, bright, expressive, original works in 2 or 3 D.
2018 is Artcraft’s 50th birthday. Mahon Hall has been the home of Artcraft since 1968. We are celebrating Artcraft’s birthday and Mahon Hall by inviting submissions for Art on the Hall, an exhibit on the exterior walls
Work may be in any medium but will hang on the exterior walls of the building in five designated areas facing the harbor and the parking lot. Anchoring points will be provided.
Art on the Hall Installations run during the ArtCraft 2018 season- June to September.
Entry is open only to artists living in School District #64 Gulf islands. Artists are welcome to submit work individually or as part of a group and may apply for more than one wall area. A small honorarium is available.
Please read the application form for more information and contact Richard Steel Artcraft Manager firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions.
November 30 2017 Deadline for proposals
December 18th, 2017 Artists notified of selection by this date
May 25, 2018 Outdoor Installations start
June 8, 2018 Opening
September 17, 2018 Removal of outdoor work
Application form and Information for “Art on the Hall”:
2017 Showcase series
Jeannette Sirois: “The Stillness of Life” Opening Reception: Friday August 25th and is presented by Artcraft and the Salt Spring Island Arts Council. Artist Talk: Sunday 27th August at 2pm. The final showcase of the summer [...]
Michael Wall August 4th to August 23rd Whilst an art student in 1970’s England, Michael Wall came across a pen and ink drawing by Mu Ch’i, a 13th century Chinese monk. “Six Persimmons” is [...]
Nicola Wheston. July 7th to August 2nd A new series of paintings by Nicola Wheston takes the stage at Artcraft for the second Showcase of the summer, opening on July 7th. Wheston is well known [...]
Melanie Thompson and Judith Barnett. June 9th to July 5th Friday June 9th sees the opening of Artcraft for its 49th season, and with it comes the first Showcase of the summer. “Mrs Williams: Homage to a [...]
2016 Showcase series
The Whitemud (also known as “The Frenchman”) is a river valley, close to Eastend in the very southwest corner of Saskatchewan, tucked between the Grasslands and the Cypress Hills. It is a physically and historically [...]
A meeting of worlds. From expressive, two dimensional, abstract yet fantastical paintings to a dramatic 3 dimensioned planet around which the paintings revolve. Within Chintan Bolliger’s current series, Life. Forms, the human figure is gone. [...]
Friday, July 8-28: On the stage at Artcraft, Mahon hall. Friday, July 8, 6-8pm: Opening night celebration. Sunday, July 17, 2pm: Artist talk. Sponsored by Henri Procter. Summer 2016 is a busy season for Anna Gustafson. “Object lessons” is [...]
Peter Schnitzler. An intense series of oil paintings chronicling the fragmentation of form. Abstract, physical and cerebral. Opening 6pm on June 10th and running until July 6th. Artist talk: Sunday June 19th, 2pm. The artcraft showcase [...]
2015 Showcase series
Rolando Lampitoc – Encaustic portraits with jewellery by Nathalie Carles. July 31st to August 19th. Found, the 3rd of ArtCrafts Showcase Gallery features the work of two artists, Rolando Lampitoc and Nathalie Carles. Lampitock, a former graphic [...]
Sharon Simmonds Chia-Small studies with Ceramic pieces by Kasumi Lampitoc. August 21 to September 20 Artcraft’s final Showcase of the summer will run from Friday 21st August to the closing of Artcraft on Sunday [...]
Mary Lottridge July 10 to July 29. Coulrophobia is a non-scientific term for the fear of clowns. Culturally prevalent, whether as corporate mascot Ronald McDonald, or “mythologized trickster”, they have been depicted in art ,circus [...]
Nicola Morgan – Wonderful, deep abstract paintings with layers of colour and motion: Accompanied by new wood furniture by Salt Spring woodworkers, Barry Chattell and Ian Cobane. June 12 to July 8. Opening night gala reception 6-8pm, [...]
2014 Showcase series
Encaustic paintings and metal sculpture exploring whaling and the viewer's response to whaling. Salvaged: Artifacts and Stories, is the final exhibition of Artcraft’s Showcase Gallery Summer season and is a collaboration between painter Rosalie Matchett-Short [...]
Seth Berkowitz A series of photographs following the island highway on Vancouver Island. Large, thought provoking, and intriguing studies of landscape and humanity. Seth Berkowitz used to drive up and down the old highway 19A,Vancouver’s [...]
Barbra Edwards and Fiona Duthie Sculptural felt clothing and objects and dramatic oil paintings explore form and the perspective of duality, with each artist's work echoing the other. There will be a fashion show on [...]
Sophia Burke and Bob McKay Photographs, Videos, unfinished and finished wood. A study and installation on the process of fine woodturned objects. "There is beauty to be found in incompletion." As viewers, we are used [...]
2013 Showcase series
Carl Sean McMahon Opening: Friday 14 June 6pm–8pm Carl Sean McMahon presents visual representations of the four main geographical regions of British Columbia. The essence of each region is captured by an animal or bird [...]
Donna Cochran, Judy Goodman, Joanie Paterson August 2 - 22, 2013 Media: "Liberties' produce fine results" Elizabeth Nolan / Gulf Islands Driftwood Review August 7th, 2013 "Taking Liberties: Bending the Rules is the title behind [...]