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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|
|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||Annual General Meeting|
|June 22, 2018||Wind Up Dinner|
Shows and Events
ART FOCUS IS PLEASED TO HOST ARTIST FRANK TOWNSLEY AT A DEMO WEDNESDAY, March 28 th, 7-9 pm, at THE OUTLETLEIGH SQUARE ARTS VILLAGE in beautiful downtown PORT COQUITLAM.
Local watercolour artist and photographer Frank Townsley graduated from the Art Center in Pasedena, California in January, 1979 and was admitted into the Federation of Canadian Artists the following April. His first exhibition garnered the top Shell Canada Award at the Federation's Spring show of 1980. Shortly following this accomplishment, he was approached by Canadian Gallery Prints in Port Moody to print and distribute watercolour prints and cards of his painted images across Canada. He is currently teaching both painting and photography throughout the greater Vancouver area.
In his paintings, Frank captures landscapes with a great attention to detail. Exemplifying statements of tranquility in nature, he likes to choose subdued earth tones to enhance the mood he wishes to create.
Frank loves to surround himself in the splendors of nature and his painting portfolio reflects a broad spectrum of landscapes, seascapes, mountainscapes, flowers, and wildlife in all the glory that light, weather, and the seasons provide.
Frank released his first book in 2016 titled “British Columbia ~ Graced by Nature’s Pallette”, depicting the scenery, flora and fauna of B.C. through over 300 of his photographs. He also included 16 of his watercolour images which earned him a flattering endorsement from wildlife painter Robert Bateman.
All Art Focus demos are free and open to the public.
To view the video of our 25th Silver Anniversary celebration at the Michael Wright Gallery, Port Coquitlam, B.C., please click here.
|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|
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
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 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.
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