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We need your help for the 26th Annual Wine Tasting

As we prepare to decorate for the season, we always focus on our annual fundraiser the wine tasting. This years theme is music…and of course our amazing Board Chair Teresa Rezansoff has once again come up with a very artistic …

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Calling all Artisans

We have a call out for artisans for this years 11th Annual Artisan Christmas Faire, Friday, November 24th and 25th. This is a juried  faire so please send us pictures or bring in your craft before you register.  This is …

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Consul

This collection from the Penticton Art Gallery of painter and printmaker Judith Foster’s monumental body of work The Consul was produced in the late 1950’s and inspired by Gian Carlo Menotti’s award winning opera of the same name. The opera …

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A Stitch in Time

The Guild was formed in 1999 when 16 ladies met at the Grand Forks Library to discuss the need for a Guild for inexperienced to intermediate quilters. We decided to name our guild The Sunshine Quilters of Grand Forks, B. …

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Imbibe; Vessels of Illumination

Imbibe: Vessels of Illumination is a celebratory installation of 108 ceramic drinking vessels, hand-made throughout one year of historical research and studio exploration, and completed with one traditional wood-kiln firing. The numeral 108 is significant in many sacred traditions. Each …

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Landlocked

Since initial graduation (BFA, MA University of Idaho) the ‘reluctant nomad’, Tiki Mulvihill, continually alternated between rural and urban communities throughout British Columbia and Alberta. Constant transience activated her art-making strategies requiring commitment, ingenuity and a strong dose of self-motivation …

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Arctic Sojourn

Last winter I became one of the many short-term inhabitants of Nunavut. The landscapes were unexpectedly and inspiringly beautiful. I found the complexities of northern life, the cold, and the utilitarian buildings very intriguing. I began a series of paintings …

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Boundary Showcase of the Arts

If you are interested in submitting your artwork please fill out the Registration Form provided: Registration Form, follow the instructions, your artwork must be in by April 11-13, closed Good Friday the 14th, open Saturday the 15th. Thank You The …

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Behind The Lines

When I started to plan this exhibition over two years ago, I could not have imagined the relevance this exhibition of artworks by 19 contemporary Syrian artists would have had to our community today. Back then Syria for many was …

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Grounded, Debra Rushfeldt

ARTIST STATEMENT BY DEBRA RUSHFELDT This exhibition of drawings explores the subject of being grounded.  I explore, by examining the ground of ordinary objects, that which allows us to move outside the ordinary.  I focus on visualizing weight, repetition and …

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Jason Baerg

 Jason Baerg Artist Statement: Ohcistikosiwak is a suite of works created for the developing Oskâyi Askîy series. Oskâyi Askîy, which means The New World in Cree, explores themes of human survivance, engaged by Anishinaabe cultural theorist Gerald Vizenor as he …

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AGM News

More than forty people attended the Annual General Meeting for 2016. The meeting started out with Ted Fogg awarding Erna Gobbett with a certificate for her 34 years of voluntary service as the Gallery Archivist. Erna has been saving every newspaper …

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Mixed Berries

“We come from backgrounds that span many territories, both Indigenous and European. This mixing has an innate yet perhaps unquantifiable impact on the work we do. Mixed berries, mixed medicine, mixed paint, process and practice.” -Bracken Hanuse Corlett and Amanda …

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Turning Over; David Milton

The invitation to do this exhibition, coming, as it did, while I was contemplating retiring from wood turning endeavours (at age seventy-seven), allows me to welcome you to my final exhibition hoping that you will be as enamored by the …

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1st Annual Beer Tasting Fundraiser- Taps & Tapas

The Board and Staff of gallery 2 are pleased to invite you to the First Annual Craft Beer Tasting on August 20th; the new annual fundraiser will offer a summer evening on the grounds of the Old Courthouse.  There is …

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Tiptoe Through Nature

Allow yourself to tiptoe though ‘nature’, from forests and meadows, to gardens large and small.  Don’t step on the tiny wildflowers.  Take a moment in contemplation and awe of vistas large and little.  Sneak up on bighorn sheep, deer, marmots, …

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Regeneration

My approach to art is largely emotional rather than intellectual, intuitive rather than conceptual, personal rather than social. This approach, as well as the visual references to impressionism, may not be fashionable. I do not normally delve into oppression, war, …

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17th Annual Boundary Showcase of the Arts

The Renaissance Man It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things. Leonardo da Vinci The opening day of the 17th …

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ARTIST TALK

The closing of Local(I)ty 2 was ushered out with an Artist Talk given by curator, Carin Covin, artists: Nora Curiston and Laura Widmer. This was held on Thursday, April 7th. Here are some highlights in pictures from the evening. Photo …

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Garden Tour 2017 Submission

Gallery 2, the host of the bi-annual Garden Tour, is looking for enthusiastic, local area gardeners who would like to share their gardens on the 2017 Garden Tour on June 24, 2017. You have lots of time to prepare for …

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Boundary Showcase of the Arts

Seventeenth BC Arts & Culture Week April 15- April 30, 2016 Spring is here and so is the BC Arts & Culture Week sponsored by the Boundary District Arts Council and gallery 2. We are proud to host the 17th …

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Unpacking A Call For Justice

“The easiest thing in the world is to speak of freedom, equality, and justice for all when times are good.” David Suzuki, Redress as a Canadian Issue. 1984. I have the great privilege of unpacking the many pieces that make …

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What Makes Art-Art? By Tina Bryan

I was pretty narrow -minded when I started here at the gallery over 4 years ago. I found out my graphic design background with its fine lines balance and form was lost in a world of inspiration, expression and freedom, …

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Local(I)ty – Curiston, Widmer, Feist

In 2013 I wrote Local(i)ty as an account of the current cultural production of three artists, who live in centres outside the mainstream cities of Canada. The original essay aimed to articulate the differences of small versus large centres within …

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Shunga – Noboru Sawai

Gallery 2 will be hosting an exhibition of works from the long career of Japanese Canadian artist Noboru Sawai. Sawai has devoted his printmaking practice to making sensuous, erotic art since the 1970s. Sawai obtained a BFA and an MFA …

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A Call for Justice – Fighting for Japanese Canadian Redress

Gallery 2 is pleased to be presenting a new travelling exhibit from The Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre (NNMCC), A Call for Justice – Fighting for Japanese Canadian Redress (1977-1988) inspired by the 25th Anniversary of the signing of …

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Au coeur de la maison Salon

The walls of the Richard and Beverley Reid gallery are adorned with amazing artwork from the Gallery 2 Art Rental/Sales Program, Artists from the Boundary as well as throughout BC are being showcased. What an amazing exhibit, with more than116 pieces …

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CALLING ALL ARTISANS! We’ve Extended the Deadline!

We have extended the deadline to November 14 to have your registration in! We are looking for those who would like a place to share their wares during the busy Christmas Season! On December 4th and 5th, Gallery 2 will …

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A BIG THANK YOU to our 24th Annual Wine Tasting Sponsors

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‘Billy Jacking’ August 26

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‘Underwritten’ & ‘Studio Watch’ August 22

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Susan Andrews Grace

Underwritten contemplates the language of earth’s beauty. As earthlings we humans have things upside down. When we think of the sacred we look up. Earth underwrites flesh and a more-than-human-dream we share with a cloud and the archetypal worm (earthworm, …

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Sonja Gartner

I am a self-taught artist and have been painting for 8 years. My exploration has taken me deep into the spiritual aspect of Mandalas as well as the complexities of op-art and geometric art. There is something inherently satisfying and …

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Jordan Bennett

Jordan Bennett is a multi-disciplinary visual artist of Mi’kmaq heritage from Stephenville Crossing Newfoundland.  Jordan has shown extensively in Canada and abroad, in venues such as The Museum of Art and Design, NYC, NY; Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Santa …

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Richard Reid

At art school, Richard Reid began his work primarily as a printmaker exploring the various qualities of intaglio printing, (etching, engraving, drypoint, aquatint, etc).  With the prints, the essence of his work had clear ‘painterly’ attributes.  After art school, he …

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Leah Weinstein

Using everyday objects and materials to create sculpture, textiles and performance, my artistic practice investigates ​relationships between individuals and collectives, self and other, inward and outward spaces. Drawing on strategies found in both art and design, my work hovers between …

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Zshu Zshu Mark

Zshu-Zshu Mark has had many exhibits in Canada and internationally with works in various private and public collections throughout Europe, Japan, Australia, USA and Canada. She is a graduate of the Emily Carr University of Art & Design, Langara College …

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Rembrandt’s Attic

More than 36 pieces of Canadian artwork have been donated toward Rembrandt’s Attic V. This Gallery 2 art raffle fundraiser is a great way to acquire an original piece of artwork for your personal collection while supporting Canadian artists and …

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Tom Thomson

Everything he produced grew out of his experience, and he painted himself into it all. Lismer to J.M. MacCallum, 21 July 1917, private collection.   It has been almost 100 years since Tom Thomson’s death. During that time he has …

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Main Street at the Heart of the Community

Gallery 2 Art & Heritage Centre: The theme for Heritage Week 2015 in British Columbia is Main Street: At The Heart of the Community. The week kicks off with the national Heritage Day designated by Heritage Canada The National Trust. …

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Robert Keziere

Robert Keziere is one of Vancouver’s lesser known photographers. While his may not be a household name you may have seen his work documenting the social and cultural growth of Vancouver since the 1970’s in his role as chief photographer …

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Jack Shadbolt

Jack Shadbolt (1909 – 1998) is one of Canada’s most important artists. He is known for his paintings and murals that draw from his personal experiences and from the social and political conflicts that have taken place in British Columbia …

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William Featherston 1927 – 2009 : A Sociological Sensiblity

In her obituary of Featherston in the Globe and Mail Sandra Martin wrote, “ Politically engaged – enraged might be more accurate – artist Bill Featherston didn’t believe in subliminal messages. William Lorne Featherston, who was born in Toronto in …

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Brent Bukowski

Call and Response: Selected works from A Piece of the Pie & Blunt Force Illumination. Brent Bukowski works with found objects— primarily metal and glass. His compositions are inspired by the observation of global patterns from the perspective of a simple …

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Brian Roche

ARTIST BIO It all started when my mum read my kindergarten report card to me at the age of 5. ” Brian shows a strong interest in art.” – is what the teacher wrote. So this is what i am, …

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Jan Trerise

I have lived in the Boundary region of British Columbia for the past 34 years, nineteen in Midway and now the past fifteen in Grand Forks. Pottery and bent willow furniture were the beginnings of my artistic journey, but now I primarily enjoy …

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Joanne Circle

Artist Statement The dance of MURMURATION manifests celestial breath, and it is the breath that leads us to places. Hundreds, thousands, tens of thousands of birds spontaneously come together in flight creating an ephemeral form that soon breathes into another …

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Bob Morton

Photographer’s Statement: This show is a photographic mural of landscapes and architecture. It is more than a collection of photographs; it is a series of stories. In addition to the pictorial content, I have provided a few snippets of text …

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Leora Gesser

Artist Statement: Environmental scientists, like Forman and Moore (1992) have been studying boundaries in landscapes for many years. “Boundaries are often the most conspicuous features on land, yet our understanding of boundaries depends largely on how we perceive land. Does …

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30th Birthday Party

On Saturday, June 21, 2014  from 12-3pm Gallery 2 Art & Heritage Centre will be hosting an old-fashioned family birthday party. They are keeping with the theme of their latest heritage exhibit “Toys Were Us” with children’s games and activities; …

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Studio Watch: Heather Hollingsworth

Westbridge resident Heather Hollingsworth describes herself as a mostly self-taught artist. She participated in the Graphic Design and Communications Program at Fraser Valley College in Abbotsford in 1983 as well as attending an Aerial Perspective Workshop with Jerry Markham in …

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The Relics of Prester John: Brian Grison

Prester John is the threatening anti-hero ‘other’ in the boys’ adventure novel, Prester John, written by the English author, John Buchan, in 1910. I read the book when I was about twelve years old. Until the mid 1970s I did …

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Before there was light: Peter Morin

This installation by Peter Morin is based on the Tahlatan story on what the world was like before the coming of light when mountain goats lived in valleys and fish roamed the land. This exhibition will be a continuation of …

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Studio Watch: Anne Dahl

In my art journey at the present time I enjoy working on the development and expression of my art using conté pastels that blend colours beautifully like a painting as I focus on drawing my detailed landscapes. My Art Journey: …

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16th Annual BC Arts & Culture Week

Sixteenth BC Arts & Culture Week April 21- May 2, 2015 Spring is here and so is the BC Arts & Culture Week sponsored by the Boundary District Arts Council and gallery 2. We are proud to host the 16th …

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Toys Were Us

The pine needles have been vacuumed from the rug, the decorations lovingly repacked for another year and egg nog and fruitcake have disappeared from the grocery store shelves, but we all hope that the toys our children received from Santa …

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Inscapes, Escapes & Landscapes

At times I have a difficult time to come up with a title of the painting. What I am comfortable with is to state the obvious: Girl in Purple Stockings, Old Croft by the Sea, Flies. The painting itself, the …

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Conversations with Nature: Janet Dwyer

My work is inspired by the infinite variety and exact structures found in the natural world of animal, mineral and vegetable.  Organic materials such as plants, feathers, bones, ice, and live insects find their way into my compositions, becoming part …

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Beverley Reid

Beverley Reid has been making artwork for more than five decades. Following her graduation from the University of Manitoba School of Art in 1956 she worked in Vancouver and England as a display designer for many retailers and television. Subsequent …

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Intersections

Intersections; a place where encounters happen and discoveries are made. Despite the diversity of imagery, subject matter, methodology and technique used by the artists of the Full Circle Art Collective, a remarkable cross-over of shared themes and iconographies is made …

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Understory – Overstory

This exhibition by photographer Sandra Semchuk and the late, writer/performer, James Nicholas is in collaboration with Tahlatan installation and performance artist Peter Morin as guest curator. Peter first exhibited Semchuk and Nicholas’ photographs and text while curator-in-residence for the Open …

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Studio Watch – Bev Harcus

My works are an exploration in colour and illusion. I am always in awe of nature and how so many living things depend on colour and illusion. If you look closely at many of my paintings, you will see little …

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Arts & Culture Week at gallery 2

Arts and Culture Week is a volunteer driven production of the Boundary District Arts Council. It’s precursor, ‘Spring Thing Events’, a production of the Grand Forks Area Arts Council ran from 1976 thru 1991. ‘Spring Thing Events’ offered displays of …

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Studio Watch

Exhibition Title:  ‘RED, BLUE, YELLOW, GREEN’ Artist:  Nora Curiston This exhibition is a remounting of four pieces originally created as part of a show called ‘Colour:Light’, at the Langham Gallery in Kaslo. ‘EXAMINING RED’started out as a study of ‘red’, …

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East Heritage Gallery: The 70’s

“If you remember the 70’s. You weren’t REALLY there.” Earlier this year, the gallery 2 Heritage Committee decided to concentrate on specific “decade“ themes for our East Heritage Gallery. We wished to create an exhibit that was relevant to an …

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Sail

“I am interested in textile as a language of visual narrative. Textiles have a long history of inscribing social and personal stories. My work is a part of this continuum. My practice focuses on embroidery, fabric collage and surface design. …

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Riverspines

Tanya Pixie Johnson’s mixed media installations explore the natural environment and our physiological and spiritual relationship to it. The vertical symmetry immediately evokes references to the human spine and nervous system, less obvious is the allusion to rivers and water. …

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William Jefferson Carpenter

We are so accustomed to historical photographic images that we tend to take them for granted and few of us give thought or recognition to the men (and women) who captured the images. As a matter of fact such small …

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The Grand Forks Heritage Gallery

The Grand Forks Heritage Gallery provides a pictorial history of the many facets of the area’s development over the years. Acknowledging the presence of First Nations peoples in the region, photographs show the history of agriculture, forest industries, mining and …

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The Year 1912

Most people would be hard-pressed to name a handful of significant events occurring in 1912, with the possible exception of the Titanic disaster. Yet the year was an important one, for the world, for Canada, for British Columbia and the …

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