With Covid-19 and to expand the reach of the gallery and make it more accessible to everyone we have endeavored to begin bringing our past shows and gift shop Online!
Please take a look at our current virtual shows, we look forward to putting on more shows to our community soon!
Figurative Art – By Nina Westaway
The Village Gallery is hosting a new show starting January 4, 2021 with the figurative art of Nina Westaway, a long-time volunteer with the gallery and Monashee Arts Council. It is part educational and part-revelatory, exploring how figure drawing and portraiture can be taught and experienced. She is also offering one-on-one free workshops, for an hour on Saturdays: January 9, 16, 23, and 30. All materials will be supplied. Adults and children 12 years and over are welcome to register, and no experience is necessary. Four different topics are offered. The lessons are scheduled from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm at the gallery, 1975 Vernon Street (Highway 6). Please phone 778-473-3029 for the list of topics and to schedule lessons.
The gallery will also continue to offer small craft items from local artisans: cards, art calendars, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, barnwood frames, turned wood items, divination cards, small paintings, aprons, knitted and woven items.
“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).
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:
The Monashee Arts Council AGM has been set!
When: November 17th at 6:30pm
Where: OAP hall (1737 Glencaird street, Lumby BC)
There will be a maximum of 30 people able to attend due to Covid-19 and we ask that everyone practice social distancing and wear masks! Stay Safe!
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.
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!
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.
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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
References will be required
What an exceptional evening! Our AGM & 20th Anniversary Celebration was a huge success and we’d like to thank everyone who came out to reminisce and dream about the future of MAC. We have some new faces who have joined our board of directors as well as some familiar faces who will be continuing with us to keep moving forward in creative and dynamic ways.