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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

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

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 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.
 

Shows and Events

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ART FOCUS IS PLEASED TO HOST ARTIST MICHAEL KING AT A DEMO, WEDNESDAY, OCT. 24th, 7-9 pm, at THE OUTLET LEIGH SQUARE ARTS VILLAGE in beautiful downtown PORT COQUITLAM

Well-known local artist Michael King is a plein air, studio painter and art instructor. He paints in an impressionistic and representational style. Always busy, Michael spent last summer doing plein air paintings on weekends and while on holidays, accumulating over two dozen paintings. In August he unveiled all new work at the New West Culture Crawl.

Michael will explain and demonstrate how to paint better through consideration of various factors that make a strong painting such as value, colour temperature, edges and shapes.

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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

Art Show  –  Fall 2018
Oct 26 Fall Art Show – Members only (set-up starts at 1 pm). Reception 7 pm – 9 pm
Oct 27 Fall Art Show – Exhibit & Sale (Public 11 am to 5 pm)
Oct 28 Fall Art Show – Exhibit & Sale (Public 11 am to 5 pm)
Demonstration Meetings  –  Winter 2018

 

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Calendar

 

   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
 Shari Pratt
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
 

 

Membership Guidelines

We are a friendly, supportive and resourceful group, and are always pleased to welcome new members from emerging to highly-accomplished artists.

A member may exhibit their original art works in any of the association art shows if they are 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.

Please feel free to contact John Hansen at 604-941-2304 if you have questions about membership, or come to one of our meetings.

Meetings

We meet from September to June. Many of our membership comes from the tri-city area, but there are no geographic boundaries. Our members have 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 downtown Port Coquitlam at 7 PM. Access to the Outlet (old Port Coquitlam Post Office) is also available from McAllister Street behind Port Coquitlam City Hall.

1st Wednesday of the month is our workshop where we work together on projects or on our individual pieces.

2nd Wednesday is the business meeting for administrative matters, to plan shows and collaborative community projects.

4th Wednesday is demo night where professional artists demonstrate their techniques.  The public is warmly welcome to join us for the demo (no charge!), have some coffee or tea and meet our artists!

We have an overhead mirror which makes it easy to see the artist work.

Members

   Art Focus Members

2017 & 2018

     
Nickey Bayne * Eunice Hodge Helen Ramsay *
Val Bordian Christine Koenders Shermineh (Shery) Razavifar
Andrew Carroll Pia Longstaffe Afsaneh Roudgar *
Sherry Carroll Christine Malone Wendy Russo
Teesa Christie * Sher Nasser * Martin Sollanych *
Colin Craig * You-Kyung (Elena) Park Marilyn Theobald
Beth David Doris Patko Dianna Veenhof
Mylene Dayrit-Kubicek Zeny Nielsen Anna Wagner
Debbie L. Halyk * Chris Pearce Bob Wallace *
John Hansen Jack Prasad * Rae Yano
Edith Heckel Linda J. Prior  

Please email Helen Ramsay (helenramsay@me.com) for any change requests

Executive

President Martin Sollanych
Vice President Bob Wallace
Treasurer Martin Sollanych (interim)
Secretary Beth David
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.

Helen Ramsay offers instruction in Alcohol Ink and Acrylic Pour. Please email for more detail to helenramsay@me.com

If there is an artist whose techniques you'd like to learn, contact us to see if they may be offering instruction.

History

 

Art Focus was founded in November 1993.  We are a group of local artists working in a variety of media, including pastel, watercolour, acrylic, oil, ink and mixed media.

We meet three times a month to share ideas, 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 Spring Art Show & Sale in May and our Annual Fall Exhibition & Sale in October.

We participate in many Community Events that has included the Farmers Market, Salmon Festial, Canada Day at Castle Park, Art in the Park, Riverview Towers Project, Mothers' Day in Lions Park, Children's May Day Banner Project, and more.

We actively encourage our members to display their work to the public on a regular basis. Art Focus exclusively displays in the Port Coquitlam City Hall, MLA Office, Kidney Dialysis Centre.

We have demos by established artists who demonstrate their techniques in various media to our members. The public is also welcome to attend.

In Memoriam

We loved having you with us and sharing your beautiful artwork.

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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.

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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