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Blue Heon

Nickey Bayne
Blue Heon
Oil on Canvas
24 x 20 in.
Riverview Exhibition

Val Bordian
Riverview Exhibition
Acrylic on Canvas
12 x 12 x 2 in.
Riverview Exhibition

Teesa Christie
Riverview Exhibition
Acrylic on Canvas
12 x 12 x 2 in.
Severn Swans A-Swimming

Colin Craig
Severn Swans A-Swimming
Acrylic on Canvas
12 x 24 x 1.5 in.
 
Flash

Beth David
Flash
Acrylic on Canvas
23.5 x 31 in.
Shall We Dance

Josephine Galang
Shall We Dance
Oil on Canvas
18 x 36 in.
Riverview Exhibition

Debbie Halyk
Riverview Exhibition
Acrylic on Canvas
12 x 12 x 2 in.
Riverviewn Exhibition

Edith Heckel
Riverviewn Exhibition
Acrylic on Canvas
12 x 12 x 2 in.
 
Riverview Exhibition

Kathy King
Riverview Exhibition
Acrylic on Canvas
12 x 12 x 2 in.
Riverview Exhibition

Christine Koenders
Riverview Exhibition
Acrylic on Canvas
12 x 12 x 2 in.
Riverview Exhibition

Alexine Law
Riverview Exhibition
Acrylic on Canvas
12 x 12 x 2 in.
Riverview Exhibition

Pia Longstaffe
Riverview Exhibition
Acrylic on Canvas
12 x 12 x 2 in.
 
Riverview Exhibition

Christine Malone
Riverview Exhibition
Acrylic on Canvas
12 x 12 x 2 in.
Riverview Exhibition

Zeny Nielsen
Riverview Exhibition
Acrylic on Canvas
12 x 12 x 2 in.
Riverview Exhibition

Ben Nishibata
Riverview Exhibition
Acrylic on Canvas
12 x 12 x 2 in.
Riverview Exhibition

Doris Patko
Riverview Exhibition
Acrylic on Canvas
12 x 12 x 2 in.
 
Riverview Exhibition

Christine Pearce
Riverview Exhibition
Acrylic on Canvas
12 x 12 x 2 in.
Riverview Exhibition

Linda J. Prior
Riverview Exhibition
Acrylic on Canvas
12 x 12 x 2 in.
Turkish Horsemen Games

Helen Ramsay
SOLD Turkish Horsemen Games
Oil on Canvas
30 x 40 in.
Riverview Exhibition

Martin Sollanych
Riverview Exhibition
Acrylic on Canvas
12 x 12 x 2 in.
 
Riverview Exhibition

Christopher Stanbury
Riverview Exhibition
Acrylic on Canvas
12 x 12 x 2 in.
Riverview Exhibition

Heather Volpe
Riverview Exhibition
Acrylic on Canvas
12 x 12 x 2 in.
Riverview Exhibit

Anna Wagner
Riverview Exhibit
Acrylic on Canvas
12 x 12 x 2 in.
Classic Jaguar

Robert Wallace
Classic Jaguar
Acrylic on Canvas
20 x 24 in.
 
Riverview Exhibition

Rae Yano
Riverview Exhibition
Acrylic on Canvas
12 x 12 x 2 in.
 

Featured Artist

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Christopher Stanbury
Riverview Exhibition
Acrylic on Canvas
12 x 12 x 2 in.

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Ben Nishibata
Riverview Exhibition
Acrylic on Canvas
12 x 12 x 2 in.

Calendar

   Year at a Glance

2017 & 2018

     
September 6, 2017 Workshop  
September 13, 2017 Business Meeting  
September  27, 2017

Demo Artist

Fall Show Registration

Heidi Benefiel
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
May 2, 2018  Workshop  
May 4, 2018  Spring Show  Set-up at 1:00 PM and Reception at 7:00 PM
May 5, 2018  Spring Show 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
May 6, 2018  Spring Show  11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
May 9, 2018  Business Meeting  
May 23, 2018  Demo Artist Afsaneh Roudgar
June 6, 2018 Workshop  
June 13, 2018  Wind Up Dinner  
June 22, 2018     

 

Shows and Events

ART FOCUS IS PLEASED TO HOST ARTIST AFSANEH ROUDGAR at a DEMO WEDNESDAY, MAY 23rd , 7-9 pm, at THE OUTLET, LEIGH SQUARE ARTS VILLAGE, in beautiful downtown PORT COQUITLAM

Local artist Afsaneh Roudgar was born in Iran and attended Esfahan University where she graduated in Business Management. Art, however, was always an important part of her life. She learned painting from her father who was a well-known master of superrealist watercolour. Afsaneh started painting portraits using conté. She participated in a group exhibition in 1999 at "Art Centre Tejarat Bank", her place of business, and also in a group exhibition at Afrand Gallery in 1998. Afsaneh moved to Canada in 2008 and resumed painting. She was Artist-in-Residence in Port Coquitlam in the spring of 2017. Although Afsaneh has worked in oils, acrylics and watercolour, she prefers watercolour, both the dryon-dry and the wet-on-wet methods. She strives to convey her love of nature in her painting. For this Demo, Afsaneh will share with us the process of creating a wet-on-wet watercolour painting.

All Art Focus demos are free and open to the public.

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To view the video of our 25th Silver Anniversary celebration at the Michael Wright Gallery, Port Coquitlam, B.C., please click here.

 

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Art Show  –  Spring 2018
May 4 Fall Art Show – Members only (set-up starts at 1 pm). Reception 7 pm – 9 pm
May 5 Fall Art Show – Exhibit & Sale (Public 11 am to 5 pm)
May 6 Fall Art Show – Exhibit & Sale (Public 11 am to 5 pm)
Demonstration Meetings  –  Winter 2017

 

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Membership Guidelines

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.

Meetings

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

 

Members

   Art Focus Members

2017 & 2018

     
Nickey Bayne * Christine Koenders Afsaneh Roudgar *
Val Bordian Alexine Law * Wendy Russo
Sherry Carroll Pia Longstaffe Jan Sinclair
Teesa Christie * Christine Malone Martin Sollanych *
Colin Craig * Tatjana Mirkov-Popovicki * Paddi Solem
Beth David Sher Nasser * Marilyn Theobald
Mylene Dayrit-Kubicek Zeny Nielsen Dianna Veenhof
Josephine Galang * Doris Patko Heather Volpe
Debbie L. Halyk * Chris Pearce Anna Wagner
John Hansen Jack Prasad * Bob Wallace *
Edith Heckel Linda J. Prior Rae Yano
Eunice Hodge Helen Ramsay *  
Kathy King Shermineh (Shery) Razavifar  

Please email Josephine Galang at hjgalang@shaw.ca 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. 

Executive

President Martin Sollanych
Vice President Marilyn Theobald
Treasurer Alexine Law
Secretary Mylene Dayrit-Kubicek
Show Coordinator Shery Razavifar

 

Workshops

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 bdcraig@telus.net.

History

 

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.

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.

PO Box #130 - 2248 McAllister Avenue,
Port Coquitlam
British Columbia, Canada
V3B 3B8
Contact: Martin Sollanych, President
Phone: (604) 942-2347
Email: martin.sollanych@gmail.com
Web Address: http://www.MyArtClub.Com/Art.Focus

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