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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.
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

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

 Shari Pratt

   Year at a Glance

2018 & 2019

     
September 5, 2018
Workshop
 Membership Renewal
September 12, 2018
Business Meeting
 Membership Renewal
September 26, 2018
Demo Artist
 Tammy Pilon
October 3, 2018
Business Meeting
 Fall Show Registration
October 10, 2018
No Meeting
 Room is used for Election
October 24, 2018
Demo Artist
 Michael King
October 26, 2018
Fall Show/Set-up and Reception
 Set-up 1:00 PM and Reception 7:00 PM
October 27, 2018
Fall Show
 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
October 28, 2018
Fall Show
 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
October 31, 2018
Workshop
 In Lieu of October 3
November 7, 2018
Workshop
 
November 14, 2018
Business Meeting
 
November 28, 2018
Demo Artist
 Eileen Harder
December 5, 2018
Workshop
 
December 12, 2018
Christmas Party
 
 
 
 
January 2, 2019
Workshop
 
January 9, 2019
Business Meeting
 
January 23, 2019
Demo Artist
 
February 6, 2019
Workshop
 
February 13, 2019
Business Meeting
 
February 27, 2019
Demo Artist
 Jane Appleby
March 6, 2019
Workshop
 
March 13, 2019
Business Meeting
 Spring Show Registration
March 27, 2019
Demo Artist
 Fiona Tang/Spring Show Registration
April 3, 2019
Workshop
 
April 10, 2019 
Business Meeting
 
April 24, 2019
Demo Artist
 Tiffany Hastie
May 1, 2019
Workshop
 
May 3, 2019
Spring Show Setup/Reception
 
May 4, 2019
Spring Show
 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
May 5, 2019
Spring Show
 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
May 8, 2019
Business Meeting
 
May 22, 2019
Demo Artist
 Patrick Wood
June 5, 2019
Workshop
 
June 12, 2019
Business Meeting/AGM
 
June 19, 2019
Wind-up Dinner
 
July 1, 2019
Canada Day
 
TBD
Farmer's Market
 

 

Shows and Events

ART FOCUS IS PLEASED TO HOST ARTIST TAMMY PILON AT A DEMO, WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 26th, 7-9 pm, at THE OUTLET LEIGH SQUARE ARTS VILLAGE in beautiful downtown PORT COQUITLAM

Tammy Pilon began her career in art as a graphic artist running her own graphic design business. She was one of the original members of Art Focus and designed the Club's logo. Tammy loved painting too much to be sitting at a computer all day so began to focus on painting. She started out as a watercolourist and was influenced greatly by studying with Toni Onley who taught her the art of being "in the now" and the "one" brush stroke. A skill that serves her no matter what the medium.

Tammy has worked as an art instructor for more than 20 years. She has always been a popular teacher and was voted favourite Art Teacher of the Tri-City news readers two years in a row. She is also involved in community art projects. She coordinated five community murals as well as three murals in elementary schools. She continues to do workshops in the area and now Tammy owns & operates Poco Art Studio in Port Coquitlam teaching classes for adults in all media. Tammy will demonstrate how to a use a palette knife to create an impressionistic acrylic landscape.

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A recent painting by Tammy entitled “Belcarra Dock” was a recognized part of the Federation of Canadian Artists show called "Scenes from Western Canada" that was held from Aug.27th to Sept.9th.

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

 

 

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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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