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Blue Heon

Nickey Bayne
Blue Heon
Oil on Canvas
20 x 24 x 1 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.
Riverview Exhibit

Lanna Coletta
Riverview Exhibit
Oil 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.
Riverview Exhibition

Beth David
Riverview Exhibition
Acrylic on Canvas
12 x 12 x 2 in.
Horizon

Beth David
Horizon
Acrylic on Canvas
18 x 36 in.
Forest

Beth David
Forest
Encaustic on Canvas
11 x 14 in.
 
Riverview Exhibition

Josephine Galang
Riverview Exhibition
Oil on Canvas
12 x 12 x 2 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
Riverview Exhibition

Linda Reis
Riverview Exhibition
Acrylic on Canvas
12 x 12 x 2 in.
Riverview Exhibition

Lauren Seaton
Riverview Exhibition
Acrylic on Canvas
12 x 12 x 2 in.
 
Riverview Exhibition

Win Seaton
Riverview Exhibition
Acrylic on Canvas
12 x 12 x 2 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

Mary Ann Thompson
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.
Fiesta

Lindsay Watson
Fiesta
Acrylic on Canvas
11 x 14 x 0.8 in.
Riverview Exhibition

Rae Yano
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
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.

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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

 

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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

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 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 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.

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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