2020 Christmas Store now open!

“We miss the gift shop.”  The community has asked and we have listened! Monashee Arts Council will be hosting a Christmas Store at the Village Gallery from November 2nd to December 24th

            The people of our community want to be able to continue to support the local crafters and artisans, and we have tried our best to find a way to do so. 

Creating a Christmas store that allows our community to have the pleasure of shopping while still maintaining a health conscious environment in this time of social distancing.

Please be sure to visit us at the Village Gallery, 1975 Vernon Street. (Highway 6).

Call for Artist and Crafters

From November 1st to December 24th the Monashee Arts Council will be hosting a Christmas market at the Village Gallery to bring together artisans and shoppers for this Christmas season in a way that respects current health regulations while promoting the enjoyment of the local seasonal shopping experience.

We will be displaying vendors’ work while encouraging the customers to contact the vendor directly to purchase.

Deadline for applications will be Oct 30, we ask that artists provide 3-4 pieces as well as a, photo, Bio with a description of work and sample business card.

Please pick up your MAC membership and application forms at the Village Gallery, 1975 Vernon Street. (Highway 6). You can also request these documents by email:

monasheeartscouncil@gmail.com

2nd Hand Arts Supplies Sale! October 31st!!

Make this your Halloween stop! (Guaranteed to last longer than candy!) The second hand art supply sale will be on all day (10 to 4) on October 31 in front of the Village Gallery 1975 Vernon Street. If you have any supplies (or art) that you want to pass on please let us know (we can pick things up ) or bring it down on Friday the 30th or Saturday the 31.

Happy Halloween!

Important changes to RDNO grants!!

We have been informed that the Regional District annual grants have changed. The “Arts and Culture” section of the mandate is now separate from “recreation & parks” Therefore we will have a separate budget line.

The time for input in respect of next year’s funding is NOW!

http://www.rdno.ca/index.php/services/recreation/community-grants/white-valley-parks-recreation-and-culture-community-grants?fbclid=IwAR3yEn1XqCJhVQgSykXkgcXfOfXL0ahMQs0ZdqfXaElexZC0kALBS_fFOWE

ArtKids!! Opening October 1st

Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist once we grow up
-Pablo Picasso

Happy Face by Evyn Olson

It is every artists wish to see the youth around us continue their growth as artists.

In September a call was put out for art from the youth in our community
The Monashee Arts Council (MAC) is pleased to present our newest show!

Running from October 1 st to October 31 st. Art Kids, a showcase a collection of pieces by local artists, twenty-five years and under, will
be showing at the Village Gallery (1975 Vernon Street, Lumby, BC)

The Village Gallery is open Monday thru Friday, 10:00am — 4:00pm. Safety precautions remain in place

You can go to our Facebook page or drop by the Village Gallery, 1975 Vernon Street. (Highway 6) during our open hours of 10-4, Monday to Saturday.

 

Monstra

by Erin MacDougall

Art Kids – Call for Submissions

The Monashee Arts Council (MAC) is looking for artists twenty five and under who love the arts and would like to showcase their work!

So if you or someone you know enjoys creating works of art? Be it drawing, painting, photography, sculpting, pottery, beading, wood carving, sewing or weaving, the Monashee Arts Council wants to know!

The Monashee Arts Council members hope this show will encourage our talented local youth to get involved and go public with their work. There will be a people’s choice prize and an opportunity to sell your work.

 

Arts and Culture Program Coordinator – Job Posting

Do you love the arts? Do you want to see culture thrive in our rural and village community? The Monashee Arts Council is looking for someone to take up the role of part time coordinator

The position is 16 hours per week

Applicant should be able to self-direct but also work cooperatively with a volunteer board and other volunteers.

Speaking and writing skills are essential.

Tasks include:

    • researching funding sources for new and ongoing arts and culture activities; preparing grant applications in conjunction with the board
    • maintaining correspondence, mailing and membership lists; maintaining records; bank deposits
    • working cooperatively with the Village Gallery subcommittee of the Monashee Arts Council
    • maintaining a regular Monashee Arts Council presence in print and social media including website; writing articles, proofreading articles; competency with social media, and word processing essential
    • assembling a monthly newsletter to members;
    • assisting the board in the preparation of an annual budget to support the implementation of the Arts and Culture Master Plan Goals;
    • assisting the board in developing and supporting arts and cultural programming for youth and adult members of the community. 

The position starts August 26th.

Deadline for applications is Tuesday August 25 noon. Applications can be dropped off at the Village Gallery between 10 and 4pm Mon to Saturday. or by email to monasheeartscouncil@gmail.com

References will be required

Call for Submissions – upcoming Art Show: Stronger Together

Call for Submissions: “Stronger Together”

The Monashee Arts Council (MAC) will be hosting its third gallery show this year which will showcase art created by MAC members, many who have supported the organization during its 20-year history. The Village Gallery (under the auspices of MAC) invites artists and artisans in the community to join MAC and participate in “Stronger Together” for the month of September. This is an open-theme exhibit for 2-D and 3-D artists and artisans who are current or new members of the Monashee Arts Council.

Submissions are limited to two (2) pieces per artist and need to be delivered to the gallery with application form by August 28-29th. Memberships may be renewed/obtained at time of delivery. MAC will need the following information for each piece of work:

Title, Medium, Size, Price (if selling), Description (how, why, when or where), Name of Artist.

(Please note that the Monashee Arts Council will receive 40% commission on any art sold during this show.)

Membership is $15 per calendar year and is open to all who want to see the arts flourish in the area. Please pick up your MAC membership and application forms  at the Village Gallery, 1975 Vernon Street. (Highway 6). You can also request these documents by email: monasheeartscouncil@gmail.com

 For further information email us or call: 778-473-3029.

Beyond the Mask: A Collection of Pandemic Quarantine Art 2020

During the quarantine, Lumby resident, Ernie Hurd joined the Facebook page “A World of Hearts” and decided to contribute to the theme.  With help from his siblings, he cut out a line of plywood hearts and placed them along Whitevale Road at the edge of his property and posted photos to the “A World of Hearts” page.  The 12 pieces he collected from various artists shown on that FB page will be exhibited at the show.

Would you like to add your art to this show?

The Monashee Arts Council is putting out a call to local artists who have created works during the past four months.  The show will be mounted on Sunday, August 2nd and will run from August 3-29, 2020 at The Village Gallery.  Photography, paintings, drawings, and a limited amount of 3D art will be accepted.  Many people have used the time to unleash their inner artist and express feelings about the pandemic as well as the quarantine.

To enter please submit a photo of your piece and a brief statement about it to the Monashee Arts Council either via email (monasheeartscouncil@gmail.com) or in person at 1975 Vernon Street (The Village Gallery/MAC office) on or before Wednesday, July 29th at noon.  Accepted entries will be received at the Monashee Arts Council office on Friday, July 31st (10am-4pm) and we require those participants to purchase or renew their MAC membership at that time to take part in the show.

For more information, please call the office at 778-473-3029 or contact Robin LeDrew at 250-547-6397.

The Village Gallery & the Monashee Arts Council office are open 10am-4pm, Monday-Saturday.  The Monashee Arts Council staff member is onsite on Wednesdays & Thursdays.

We look forward to seeing what you’ve been busy creating!