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Attend exhibition openings, artist presentations, occasional gatherings, AGM and work-bees. See current events on the list below.

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Become involved with the gallery arts community. Volunteers may serve on a committee, join specific projects, host and attend work-bees, events, exhibition openings, artist presentations, occasional gatherings, and the Annual General Meeting. Members will receive an email with volunteer requests on an as-needed basis.

News, Events & Updates

  • 'Free Up Your Brush' with Mel Williamson
    'Free Up Your Brush' with Mel Williamson
    Sat, Apr 20
    Mansons Landing
    Apr 20, 2024, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Mansons Landing, 983 Beasley Rd, Mansons Landing, BC V0P 1K0, Canada
    Come and be inspired by Mel Williamson's presentation and demo.

News, Events & Updates

  • Free Up Your Brush with Mel Williamson


Date: April 20

Details: Come and be inspired by Mel Williamson's presentation and demo.
April 20 2024 2:00 to 4:00
Mansons Hall (Pioneer Rm)
By Donation

Mel Williamson lives and paints on Salt Spring Island, BC, where she creates work in a variety of genres, including the human figure, landscape, and still life. Her work has been described as “impressionistic, fresh and honest” and has a unique expressive quality, through bravura brushwork.

Mel will start by giving us a brief slideshow of great painters, to discuss their influence on her. See how their loosest strokes provide clarity, both of sight and feeling. Following will be a painting demonstration where we can watch Mel work in an “alla prima” method. This approach works no matter the subject, and whether working from life or from a photograph. From general to specific, from dark to light, and from thin to thick, Mel will showcase some of the best properties of oil paint. And it is fun to watch! Starting with only abstract shapes (no tracing!) and ending with a representational painting, Mel's fresh brushmarks gradually come together to make a realistic image.

Cafe-style setting, refreshments and goodies provided

Questions: Gerri Davis 250-935-3391

  • Process & Practice with David Ellingsen

Date: April 28

Details: For artists working in any medium, this event will combine creative and practical topics in a two-part presentation with lots of time for Q+A. David will discuss his creative process for developing an exhibition project and will also present a short seminar on a much-discussed practical concern of many artists today, how to document artwork successfully using a mobile phone.

Questions: Gerri Davis 250-935-3391

  • Work Party

Date: Saturday March 30th. 10 am.
Location: 1084 Freeman Road (left off Hague Rd)
Details: Sand, varathane and assemble fir boards into drawing horses for use in Gallery art classes. Coffee, tea and snacks served.  Come for as short or as long as you want - any help will be gratefully accepted. Questions: Gerri Davis 250-935-3391

  •  Deadline for Solo and Group Exhibition Entries for the 2024 Season

March 15th at 11:59pm is the deadline to get your submissions in.

Proposals are juried by the Gallery selection committee with submitting artists notified of their acceptance, or not, by email by mid-April.

See more details here

  • Spring Gala


  • 2024 Exhibition calendar


  • 2024 Members Show Call for Entries


  • Come to the Annual General Meeting of the OSAG Society


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