Due to the pandemic and the cancellation of Lumby Days for 2021, the Monashee Arts Council and the Village Gallery is hosting a photography competition and show for the month of April 2021.
At such a transitional time of year, between winter and spring, it is a magical opportunity for photographers of all levels, be it amateur and professional from Lumby, Whitevale, Lavington, and Cherryville to be out and about. The show will consist of entrants from 3 age categories: 14 years and under, 15-24 years, and adult.
Now Lumby it’s your turn to decide ‘People’s Choice’! The Monashee Arts council invites you to come down to the Village Gallery and cast your ballot for your favorite photograph. The voting for People’s Choice will be open until the end of the month.
A special thanks to our judges Bruce Borrowman, Dale Eurich and Mikayla Appleby in undertaking the long process of deciding who the winners were.
The Monashee Arts Council and Village Gallery are open Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm at 1975 Vernon Street (Highway 6) Lumby.
Thank you to London Drugs for once again providing the awards for the photo contest.
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!
See Here Now – by Robin LeDrew
Figurative Art – By Nina Westaway
Join us for our second show at the Village Gallery as Robin Ledrew’s presents ‘See Here Now’
The show combines some of Ledrew’s recent acrylic paintings (2020) with a selection of her work from the past fifty years.
Acrylic, watercolour, digital art, pencil and oil are all represented. Of interest to any collectors of her work, there will be pieces for sale that have not been offered before.
‘See Here Now’ will be running until March 30th at the Village Gallery @ 1975 Vernon street (hwy 6) open Monday – Saturday 10am-3pm
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!