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Year at a Glance
2017 & 2018
|September 6, 2017||Workshop|
|September 13, 2017||Business Meeting|
|September 27, 2017||
Fall Show Registration
|October 4, 2017||Workshop|
|October 11, 2017||Business Meeting|
|October 25, 2017||Demo Artist||Janice Robertson|
|October 27, 2017||Fall Show||Set-up 1:00 PM and Reception 7:00 PM|
|October 28, 2017||Fall Show||11:00 AM to 5:00 PM|
|October 29, 2017||Fall Show||11:00 AM to 5:00 PM|
|November 1, 2017||Workshop|
|November 8, 2017||Business Meeting|
|November 22, 2017||Demo Artist||Denise Maxwell|
|December 6, 2017||Business Meeting|
|December 13, 2017||Christmas Party|
|January 3, 2018||Workshop|
|January 10, 2018||Business Meeting|
|January 24, 2018||Demo Artist||Kira Solokovskaia|
|February 7, 2018||Workshop|
|February 14, 2018||Business Meeting|
|February 28, 2018||Demo Artist||Deb Chaney|
|March 7, 2018||Workshop|
|March 14, 2018||Business Meeting|
|March 28, 2018||Demo Artist||Frank Townsley|
|April 4, 2018||Workshop|
|April 11, 2018||Business Meeting|
|April 25, 2018||Demo Artist||Tracey Costescu|
|April 27, 2018||Spring Show||Set-up 1:00 PM and Reception 7:00 PM|
|April 28, 2018||Spring Show||11:00 AM to 5:00 PM|
|April 29, 2018||Spring Show||11:00 AM to 5:00 PM|
|May 2, 2018||Workshop|
|May 9, 2018||Business Meeting|
|May 23, 2018||Demo Artist||Afsanah Rudgar|
|June 6, 2018||Workshop|
|June 13, 2018||Annual General Meeting|
|June 22, 2018||Wind Up Dinner|
Shows and Events
ART FOCUS IS PLEASED TO HOST ARTIST DENISE MAXWELL AT A DEMO WEDNESDAY, NOV.22nd, 7-9 pm, at THE OUTLETLEIGH SQUARE ARTS VILLAGE in beautiful downtown PORT COQUITLAM
Denise Maxwell worked for many years as a graphic designer while at the same time pursuing her lifelong passion for landscape painting and painting outdoors whenever she could. For the past five years she has dedicated herself full time and solely to fine art. Since moving to Port Coquitlam ten years ago her outdoor painting adventures have predominantly been in and around her local community and nearby countryside, though every year she participates in plein air competitions further afield.
With another successful year of competing with some of the best artists from around BC, Denise has been taking note of her favourite paintings by these accomplished artists. On contemplating what stood out for her in these works she discovered that primarily it was a strong feeling of light.
Luminosity is a quality in a painting in which the painting conveys an illusion of light that is apparently brighter than the illumination of the room in which the painting is viewed. It is related to lustre and iridescence and can be used to communicate the luminosity of: sunlight on snow, water, sunsets and translucent effects such as light through a wine bottle.
Her demo will focus on techniques that best convey an illusion of light.
All Art Focus Demos are free and open to the public.
|Art Show – Fall 2017|
|October 27||Fall Art Show – Members only (set-up starts at 1 pm). Reception 7 pm – 9 pm|
|October 28||Fall Art Show – Exhibit & Sale (Public 11 am to 5 pm)|
|October 29||Fall Art Show – Exhibit & Sale (Public 11 am to 5 pm)|
|Demonstration Meetings – Winter 2017|
We are a friendly, supportive and resourceful group, and we are always pleased to welcome new members.
In order for a member to exhibit their original art works in any of the association art shows, they must be in good standing and have attended a minimum of eight meetings in the preceding year (including four business meetings). Members are not required to display their art in a show, however all members are expected to participate in the event.
Members are also expected to volunteer in various roles to assist in the administration of the association.
The membership fee is $50 (annually), with an additional one-time charge of $10 for your name badge upon joining.
Please feel free to contact John Hansen at 604-941-2304 if you have questions about membership, or come to one of our meetings to see what we are up to.
The Art Focus Artists' Association meets ten months of the year, from September through to June. Much of our membership comes from the tri-city area, but there are no geographic boundaries. Our membership has a wide range of experience and interests that are shared, encouraged, and supported.
We meet three times a month at The Outlet in the Leigh Square Community Arts Village at 2253 Leigh Square in Port Coquitlam, BC at 7 PM. Access to the Outlet (old Port Coquitlam Post Office) is also available from McAllister Street right behind Port Coquitlam City Hall.
1st Wednesday is artists' Workshop where we work together on projects or on our individual pieces.
2nd Wednesday is the business meeting where we plan shows and community participation, have coffee, and socialize.
4th Wednesday is demo night where professional artists demonstrate their skills for our group members as well as the public, free of charge.
The public is invited to the demos and there is a no charge to attend. We have an overhead mirror which makes it easy to see the artist work.
Christine Malone, Publicity - 778-285-5645
Sheila Dwyer, President (2014-2015): (604) 939-5642
Alexine Law, President (2015-2017): (604) 472-1155
Martin Sollanych, President (2017): (604) 942-2347
Art Focus Members
2016 & 2017
|Nickey Bayne *||Christine Koenders||Helen Ramsay *|
|Val Bordian||Dale Langford||Shermineh (Shery) Razavifar|
|Sherry Carroll||Alexine Law *||Nagwa Sabry|
|Teesa Christie *||Pia Longstaffe||Sadiq Samjee|
|Colin Craig *||Christine Malone||Paddi Solem|
|Beth David||Tatjana Mirkov-Popovicki *||Martin Sollanych *|
|Mylene Dayrit-Kubicek||Sher Nasser *||Marilyn Theobald|
|Josephine Galang *||Zeny Nielsen||Dianna Veenhof|
|Debbie L.Halyk *||Ben Nishibata||Heather Volpe|
|John Hansen||Doris Patko||Anna Wagner|
|Edith Heckel||Chris Pearce||Bob Wallace *|
|Eunice Hodge||Jack Prasad *||Rae Yano|
|Kathy King||Linda J. Prior||Wendy Rosso|
Please email Josephine Galang at firstname.lastname@example.org if you (as a member) would like your
website added or if you have any questions about our website.
* denotes link to artist's website.
|Vice President||Marilyn Theobald|
|Show Coordinator||Shery Razavifar|
Members Offering Instruction
Colin Craig Private classes in Watercolour and Ink, Acrylic, and Drawing. Classes are available any time, please e-mail any inquiries to email@example.com.
Art Focus is a group of Tri-City area artists working in a variety of media, including pastel, watercolour, acrylic, oil, and mixed media. This group was formed in November, 1993.
The group meets three times a month to share ideas, to support and learn from each other, and from other artists in the community.
Here is what we do:
Every year we hold two major Art Events ‐ our May Day Art Show & Sale in the Spring and our Annual Exhibition & Sale in the Fall.
We participate in many Community Events‐ including Art in the Park, Mothers' Day in Lions Park, Children's May Day Banner Project, and Castle Park Canada Day Celebrations.
We actively encourage our members to display their work to the public on a regular basis. We offer them the opportunity to display within a Group Show context or as a Two-Person Show in Port Coquitlam City Hall and Martha's Bakery and Restaurant.
We have demos by established artists who demonstrate their techniques in various media to our members. The public is also welcome to attend.
Some of our members teach in their studios.
British Columbia, Canada
Phone: (604) 942-2347
Web Address: http://www.MyArtClub.Com/Art.Focus