Karen Brumelle

Two framed Block Prints now available at North Vancouver Community Arts Council Art Rental.  Unframed prints available at the Salon. 

Kindle of Kittens 14"x 12"
Raven's Home 11.5"x 14"

Sooke Harbour House, Vancouver Island

Karen Mautner Brumelle

Artist Statement

I wish to relate to the world I see with open eyes, an open heart and a freshness in approach. I am particularly drawn to landscape, birds and fish. I want to express the wonder of the world, its size, its light and shadow, its patterns and its hidden places. I am more concerned with portraying a simplified and spiritual essence rather than photographic realism. My collage work and printmaking are more abstract, sometimes playful. But always I am searching for the simplified heart of an image.

Karen Mautner Brumelle

Garden Flight      Collage on Board

Garden Flight      Collage on Board

Judy Fletcher

Judy Fletcher has designed the cover of the latest anthology of Quirk-e,

the Queer Imaging & Riting Kollective for elders.  It chronicles their journey from no rights to civil rights.

To learn more about this group and buy this volume of memoire, go to www.quirk-e.com 

Quirk-e Anthology

Keiko See and Azumi Nagai

Keiko See and Azumi Nagai are having a show of their watercolour paintings from October 1st to 4th.
Enjoy art over a cup of tea and cookies.
Place:   2454 West 7th Ave., Vancouver
October  1(Wed) to 4 (Sat)    -   from 1PM to 6PM

Jo Rappaport

VAG member, Jo Rappaport's acrylic painting "Strong Roots", enhances the cover of Henry's latest book of poems, "Loose to the World".
Tell your friends he will be reading at the main Vancouver Public Library on September 10th at 7:00pm. Let's get out and support one of our first supporters!
Preorder books now at the library or at your favourite book store.

Ann Carroll

Ann Carroll's painting, "Little Tomatoes," has been accepted in the Oil and Water Show, a 'Federation of Canadian Artists' sanctioned and juried show, taking place at:

South Delta Artists' Guild gallery, "Gallery 
1710" at 1710 58th Street 
Delta, BC (in Tswassen)

Thursdays to Sundays
11am to 4pm

Phone: 604-943-3313 
Show runs from July 31 to August 23, 2014 - "Opening Night" is Thursday, July 31, 6:30 to 9pm

Jennifer Harwood

Jennifer Harwood's painting, "Bouquet Revisited", won an Award of Excellence in the Federation of Canadian Artists recent show, "Flowers and Foliage".   

Right - Bouquet Revisited, Jennifer Harwood

Jennifer continues to make her work available for viewing and sale in the following locations:

Bird on a Wire - 2535 Main Street ( X East Broadway), Vancouver, BC, V5T 3E5; 604-874-415
Arts Off Main - 216 East 28th Avenue, Vancouver, BC 
Red Art Gallery - 2033 Oak Bay Avenue, Victoria, BC

Stark + Kent Gallery - 192 S Palm Canyon D., Palm Springs, CA 92262

Guild Members attend East FEAST


East FEAST (Funding Emerging Artists with Sustainable Tactics) is a grassroots micro-funding event to celebrate and support emerging community artists and engage the local community. It was indeed a FEAST - of food, entertainment, artist presentations and enthusiastic supporters. Three finalist described their project proposals and the winner from last year described the success of their past year’s activities. Mary Stott, Joan Blackwood, Darlene Marzari and Joslin Kobylka attended to support the proposal of Cheryl Fortier, a favourite teacher and Guild workshop instructor.

For the last 6 years Cheryl has spent 6 months a year as the Resident Director of the Virginia Centre for Creative Arts at their campus in Auvillar, a heritage designated village in Southwest France. Part of her work for the Centre in France involves engaging the community in support of the arts. One of her activities involves a collaborative project with other French artists and a national residence and centre for adults with developmental disabilities. They were all intrigued to know more about Canada and Cheryl sought to make a connection between them and a similar group here in Vancouver. To see a description of the 3 Project Proposals presented to the gathering, June 1, in the Canuck Family Education Centre adjacent to Britannia Centre, please visit: http://eastfeastvancouver.wordpress.com/tag/cheryl-fortier/

The four Guild members attending this event were very happy that Cheryl’s proposal was selected to receive the FEAST funding. To see a photo of Cheryl and the artists at "A Deux Mains" studio in Valence d'Agen, France go to: 


Pictorial Journalling

Anne Gray's Pictorial Travel Journal of Sri Lanka

I have just finished making and printing (thanks to Apple) a book for my 2 1/2 year old grand-daughter. It is titled “Grannie and Grandpa Went to Sri Lanka” - obviously based on our recent trip there. Each page has photos and art work and a short text - all done by me. This is the page about fishing….. 
Anne Gray