Are you ready to embrace the artistic spirit of October? Inktober is a creative challenge initiated by artist Jake Parker in 2009. What started as a form of practice to improve his own inking skills, has since become a global phenomenon. Each year, artists worldwide eagerly anticipate the arrival of October to take part in this unique event. The concept is simple yet exciting: it starts with a list of prompts, one for each day in October. Artists use ink to bring to life these daily prompts that encapsulate the essence of October, from spooky and scary to cute and cozy. Everyone shares their creations on social media using the hashtag #Inktober. Search the hashtag on instagram to see a vibrant online gallery of Inktober artwork.
Here at the Quesnel Art Gallery, Inktober excites us and ignites a creative spark! So we want to invite our local artists to join in the journey. We'll be sharing the official Inktober prompt list, and we're adding our unique touch to the challenge. To foster community and creativity, we'll be using our very own hashtag, #QuesnelInktober. We hope all artists, regardless of experience, will participate and show off their Inktober drawings.
But that's not all! We're taking Inktober to the streets of Quesnel. Our beloved Little Free Art Galleries will be hosting a special Inktober edition. Spooky surprises and fantastical artworks will pop up all October. Follow us on social media to be the first to find out what curios creations you can collect.
Local artists are invited to contribute their Inktober drawings to these community art spaces. It's a chance to share your work with fellow artists and bring the joy of art to our town. So, get your ink ready, embrace the daily prompts, and let your imagination run wild this Inktober. Let's fill our Little Free Art Galleries with the spirit of #QuesnelInktober.
We Want you!
Have you ever thought about volunteering with the Art Gallery & Gift Shop? Do you have some spare time and you aren't sure what to do with it? We have different volunteer opportunities available; sitting in the Gift Shop, assisting in hanging exhibits, and more! New opportunities are becoming possible and now is such a great time to join our team. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any information or questions regarding volunteering with us, we would be thrilled to hear from you!
art spark emerging
Get ready to witness the blossoming talent of both an experienced artist and her dedicated students. Our upcoming exhibition, "Art Spark Emerging," showcases a stunning collection of watercolor paintings by Vi Martens, and her students. Vi is a valued member of the Quesnel Art Gallery community, and has had many wonderful pieces on display over the years. She teaches watercolour painting classes, nurturing creativity and guiding her students toward their own artistic breakthroughs.
Don't miss the chance to experience the magic of "Art Spark Emerging." Join us on October 18th for a grand opening reception from 7-9 PM. It's an evening filled with artistic inspiration, refreshments, and delightful homemade treats. This event is open to everyone, so bring your friends and family to meet the artists and immerse yourself in this beautiful exhibit.
The exhibit will run until November 10th, the Gallery is open Tuesday-Saturday 10:00-4:00, we hope to see you there! Until then be sure to come see our current exhibit on until October 13th. 'Carpe Diem' is a collection of work by Artists participating in the annual Quesnel Art Trail. We are lucky to be a part of this exciting event, come see us to find out more about the Art Trail!
Beaux Arts is ALmost back!
Believe it or not, the holiday season is around the corner. Here at the Gallery however we're thrilled to announce the return of the Beaux Arts Bazaar! Gallery members, this is your opportunity to showcase and sell your unique creations. Starting in November, our two-month holiday sale will run until December 23rd. Once again the Quesnel Farmers Market will be joining us in the Arts & Rec Centre on select Saturdays in December.
Are you an artist and a member of our gallery? It's time to dust off your masterpieces and prepare for the Beaux Arts Bazaar! This annual holiday sale is a fantastic opportunity to share your talent with the community. We provide table space for our members to display and sell their unique artworks. Join us in making this holiday season extra special with the gift of art.
We require that you have a valid membership with the Art Gallery, sign our consignment agreement form, and submit all pieces with a filled out artwork intake form. Submissions will open November 7th and close on November 15th. We are so excited to see what you’ve made this year! Please feel free to contact us with any questions about Beaux Arts.