We are looking back at an artful year, while preparing for new things to come in 2023!
Another year done! Yet another year has come and gone and we are taking a look back at how things went at your local Quesnel Art Gallery. With a unique show each month there was always something new to see, we had some great turnouts for our opening reception events. Artists we had not featured in our Gallery before as well as our well-loved local’s filled the walls with new works.
Opening Receptions We had two full years without hosting events due to COVID. We were very happy to once again hold opening night receptions for a few shows, with a wonderful crowd of guests. The opening reception is a chance to celebrate the artist for all their work in putting together a show. It is also a great opportunity to meet new members of the community who share a love of Art! The Artists will give a quick speech before inviting guests to walk though and view the show for the first time. It’s so nice to mingle amongst smiling faces while all enjoying unique local talent.
Maintenance We will be closed for the first two weeks of January so we can paint and do some maintenance to the showroom. It takes a lot of work from our wonderful volunteers to keep the Gallery looking fresh! If you have ever considered volunteering with us, send us an email to see how you can help! The Gallery and Gift Shop will open again on January 18th for our first Show of the year!
First Show! The first show of the year is ‘Another Brenda Lee Production’ opening on January 18th with a reception from 7:00PM to 9:00PM. This is going to be a unique collection of Brenda’s works including watercolour and multimedia design. Be sure to join us in celebrating this Artist at the opening, we look forward to seeing you all there.
Free Little Art Galleries 'The Little Free Art Galleries' are both refurbished and ready for some tiny art pieces. Keep an eye on our social media to see what's sitting on the shelves in our Little Free Art Galleries. You can trade anything inside for a little art piece to leave behind, that way we can keep it full! It doesn't have to be professional in any way, we love all kinds of art as long as it's appropriate for the kids to take part. Galleries are outside the Arts & Rec Centre on the wall by the front door, and at Big Country Printers on the sidewalk. With the warmer weather this is a great afternoon outing, be sure to share on social media what you see inside! #qaqfreelittlegallery
Emerging artists Attention all artists! Have you ever wondered what it takes to have your work featured on the walls of an Art Gallery? Find out what the process is to become a consignor by visiting our website or come and see us in person at the Gallery! Our volunteers will be happy to share information about getting involved, after all this is YOUR community Art Gallery & Gift Shop!
Coming soon… We have our whole 2023 schedule planned out, the brochures will be available at the Art Gallery & Visitor Centre as well as on our website. The first show of the year will open on January 18th with an evening reception from 7:00PM-9:00PM. Refreshments will be available and there will be a short speech by the Artist, everyone is welcome!
Thank You! From Gallery Members and Volunteers we want to Thank You, the community, for a wonderful 2022! We hope to bring more joy through art, this year and for many more to come. We wish you all a Happy New Year and we can’t wait to see you at the Art Gallery! A big Thank you to all of our 2023 Sponsors for supporting this upcoming year of shows. ♥Cariboo Cabin by Sam Watters ♥ Rocky Peak ♥ School District #28 ♥ Joan Ramsey Harker ♥ Design Flooring Ltd. ♥ North Cariboo Realty Ltd. ♥ Big Country Printers Ltd. ♥ Bill & Sue-Ellen Miller ♥ DHJ Design Studio ♥ Forsythia Holdings Inc. ♥ Gold Town Ink Studio ♥ The Den by Moonshine Coffee Roasters