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.
This year there will be 4 showcases, as ever, but with a twist. Art craft, the host of the Showcase series, is turning 50 years old, and to celebrate the first Showcase is going to be a group show featuring the guilds of Salt Spring. The arts and crafts guilds have been involved with Artcraft since its inception in 1968 and we are delighted to recognize their importance to the success of what is BC’s longest running fine arts and crafts show.
June 8th to July 4th:
A group show featuring new works by the arts and crafts guilds of Salt Spring:
Potters, Basketmakers, Jewellers, Weavers and Painters.
Kuno Egger- Potters guild
Ida Marie Threadkell-Weavers guild
Carol Dodd-Potters guild
July 6th to August 1st:
Margarite Sanchez and Joan Carrigan- HARVEST
Margarite Sanchez (painter) and Joan Carrigan (basketmaker) combine in a study of the vitality
of food, plant and nature; from seed to harvest.
August 3rd to August 22nd
Joanie Paterson with Alison Sparshu- Lifelines.
Joanie Paterson brings us her studies in print and painting of the Union Steamships of the BC coast. These ships were the lifelines
for so many settlements from the late 19th to mid 20th centuries.
Alison Sparshu is creating 3 dimensional pieces to set the stage of “boat day” a hundred years ago.
August 24th to September 16th
Amy Melious and Shari MacDonald- WILD
Two photographers combine, creating altered landscapes.
Melious and MacDonald see the same things but portray them in their own unique visions,
and using their own unique techniques.
Deadline October 31st 2017
Application form and Information for “Art on the Hall”:
2017 Showcase series
2016 Showcase series
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 [...]
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 [...]