Exhibition Schedule

Exhibitions of work by artists in our community, on view in the Silk Purse Arts Centre.

    • Tuesday, February 12, 2019
    • Sunday, March 03, 2019
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre



    SPECTRUM is an exciting, annual exhibition celebrating the talented & diverse artists in our community! We held an open invitation to artists, both established & emerging, to bring in 1 work of art until we reached our limit. By creating an inclusive & level playing field, SPECTRUM shines a light on these gifted artists at varying stages in their careers; offering them the opportunity to exhibit (some for the first time!) & bringing them together to make new connections & strengthen the arts community. 

    Featuring the work of: Caroline Ashley, Annie Bohni, Liz Burnett, Ruth Cassleman, Debbie Chambers, Peggy Clarkson, Wanda Doyle, Michelle Fedosoff, Doria Fochi, Sara Jalali, Shakun Jhangiani, Amy Lee, Bonita Long, Neill LyonsElizabeth McLaren, Carrie Mishima, Tussy Morelli, Gillian Muir, Marja-Liisa Oksanen, Rubina Rajan, Isabel Reinelt, Evan Robichaud, Tamineh Saadat, Claire Samii, Robert Schutz, Nikki Siert, Jelena Sparica, Deborah Stephan, Erik Vaartnou, Joanne Waters, Erica Weiss, Sue Williams, Leelee Young    

    There will be a People's Choice Award of a $100 Opus Art Supplies gift card for the artwork that receives the most votes from visitors to the gallery. Art lovers-support creativity in our community & vote for your favourite work of art!

    Opening reception: Tuesday, February 12th, from 6-8pm  

    Generously supported by



    • Tuesday, March 05, 2019
    • Sunday, March 24, 2019
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre







    Painters Neda Derakhshan & Dena Rouhbakhsh capture the essence & impression of nature through abstract works in acrylic & watercolour.
    Derakhshan's watercolours use expressive lines & a minimal palette to create a symbol of nature rather than direct interpretation, reflecting the feeling of nature.
    Rouhbakhsh's vivid acrylic depictions of trees explode with colour & exaggerated shapes expressing the bountiful life & beauty found in nature.

    Opening reception: Tuesday, March 5th, from 6-8pm  

    Generously supported by


    • Tuesday, March 26, 2019
    • Sunday, April 14, 2019
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre






    Spring is here with the return of one of our most popular exhibitions, Cherry Blossoms: A Textile Translation. This is the 11th annual exhibition of textile art inspired by the cherry blossom. Marvel at the beautiful & intricate works of art in a variety of mediums including quilting, needle work, felting, fashion & more, interpreting & mediating on the cherry blossom's meaning & beauty.

    Artists will give live demos every weekend during the exhibition.

    Co-produced by The Vancouver Guild of Fibre Arts & FibreEssence in conjunction with the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival

    Opening reception: Tuesday, March 26th, from 6-8pm  

    Generously supported by



David Chen & Amy Yuan, April 14 - May 5

Frozen Moment, The Art Studios, May 7 - 26

Colleen Gould, Tammy Flynn Seybold & Fanny Tang, May 28 - June 16

Minhwa: The Art of Happiness, Sang Hee Kim, June 18 - July 7

Jane Appleby, Katherine Johnston & Jenna Robinson, July 9 - 28

Barbara Hirano, Ivanno Macci & Patricia Vaughan, August 13 - September 1

All Together Now, Roz MacLean, September 3 - 22

Jodie Blainey, Maryanne Jespersen & Jilly Watson, October 15 - November 3

Bob Araki, Colin R. Holmes & Sara Jalali, November 5 - 24

Artistry in Stitch, The North Shore Needle Arts Guild, November 26 - December 15

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