Means of Production
June 9 to July 15
CityScape Gallery, North Vancouver
Curated by Stephanie Symns and Amanda Wood
An exhibition of textile works addressing the theme of handcraft and digital technology. Artists: Amanda McCavour, Lucy Poskitt, Michelle Sirois Silver, Stephanie Symns, Amanda Wood
Beyond the Basics: Jackie Abrams and Friends
June 17 to July 23
FibreWorks Gallery, Madeira Park
A juried exhibition of basketry by students of renowned basketry artist, Jackie Abrams of Vermont. A selection of Jackie’s baskets were also displayed.
Vancouver Island Surface Design Association
June 28 to July 9
Coast Collective Gallery, Colwood
July 7 to 29
Peace Gallery North, Fort St. John
The exhibition of featured the work of Elizabeth Harris, along with Catherine Nicholls, Ally Nichols and Curtis Beach. The theme was inspired by part of the Ian Tyson song Four Strong Winds:
Four strong winds that blow lonely
Seven seas that run high
All those things that don’t change come what may
But our good times are all gone
And I’m bound for moving on
I’ll look for you if I’m ever back this way
July 27 to August 26
Seymour Art Gallery, North Vancouver
Innovation and the transformation of waste materials are at the core of this exhibition, which included five hand-hooked art pieces by Michelle Sirois Silver and two installations by Katherine Soucie. Bound by a shared passion for fibre as a medium, the artists also share a philosophy that challenges our notions about garbage.
Full Circle: 10th Anniversary Celebration
July 29 to September 10
FibreWorks Gallery, Madeira Park
Celebrating 10 years of FibreWorks this group exhibition included work by many artists who have exhibited at FibreWorks over the last decade. On the eve of their retirement, the opening reception was a joyous celebration of Yvonne and Reg Stowell’s extraordinary contribution to the artistic community of the Sunshine Coast and beyond.
August 1 to 31
ArtSpring, Salt Spring Island
Work by Island textile artists: Bobbi Janowiak, Gill Kidd, Danielle Manners, Elna Gravelle, Susan Painter, Karen Tottman, Karen Selk, Linda Counsell, and Joanie Paterson.
50 Canadian Things
August 2 to 20
Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt
An exhibition of work inspired by Jane Urquhart’s book, A Number of Things, and in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary since Confederation.
SDA members included in the exhibition: Jennifer Love, Nell Burns, Connie Chapman and Pat Crucil.
archiTEXTURE: Hard Edges in a Soft Medium
August 7 to October 7
Anvil Centre, New Westminster
Four New Westminster artists (Terry Aske, Judy Villett, Mardell Rampton and Janet Archibald) explored the possibilities of capturing the gleam of glass, the sharp edges of metal, and the coolness of tile and stone with fabric.
Slow Clothes: the Art of Fashion
Harmony Arts, West Vancouver
August 11 to 13
Sea Star Estate Farms and Vineyards, Pender Island
Monica Bennett, Sandy Shreve and Nancy Silo were very pleased to present their second annual exhibition at Pender Island’s beautiful winery Sea Star Estate in August. The show featured new works in handmade felt, photo art/paintings and ceramics. The artists included a new section of collaborative art in this year’s show, where each artist made a beginning piece and the other two added to it in their own medium. This was a very well received addition and was a successful fundraiser for art supplies for Pender’s school.
A Hundred Thousand Threads III
August 21 to 27
ArtSea Gallery, Sidney
FibreAti is a group of experimental fibre artists who formed in 2004 and currently includes SDA members Dale MacEwen, and Judi MacLeod.