Venues and Associations
The Coast Collective Art Centre is located in Westridge Landing on Wale Road in Colwood, just outside of Victoria, BC. It's a wonderful centre which represents over 200 local artists and has a gift shop, a gallery with new shows each month, and classes in a variety of mediums. I sell my work through their gift shop and participate in some of their shows.
This is a group of local artisans working in a variety of mediums. The main event they put on each year is the Gifts for Myself and Others Christmas craft show at the Leonardo Da Vinci Centre in Victoria, BC.
I maintain a small inventory in my Etsy store, so please have a look. You can also contact me to see if any other pieces from my gallery are available, and I can post them in Etsy for you. The same goes for commissions. Etsy is an excellent way to manage out of town and especially international sales as its software will make sure to convert currency correctly and display prices and shipping costs in your local currency.
Past Shows (starting 2016)
A gallery show at the Coast Collective running from November 2 to November 20, this show is a "Gallery exhibition of smaller works of fine art perfect for gifting." I have a sea glass necklace in the show, and many new pieces in the Coast Collective gift shop at the same location. The opening reception is November 4, 7-9pm.
A high-quality juried Christmas Crafts show put on by the Island Artisan Association each year at the Leonardo Da Vinci Centre in Victoria, BC. This year, the show is on November 19th and 20th. You can look for my pieces at the Gallery Shoppe.
From November 23 to December 23, the Coast Collective transforms its gallery space into a month-long Christmas Crafts show featuring artwork from its gift shop artists and newcomers. This beautiful show is a wonderful way to buy unique, local, hand-crafted items as Christmas gifts. I will have several new pieces available in this show.
From February 1 to February 26, Wednesday to Sunday, at their new Wale Rd location in Colwood, BC, the Coast Collective is running its Red show. The official description for the show is: "Red is energizing. It sets our emotions alive and motivates us to take action. This show is all about the power of RED - in paintings, photography, glass art, sculpture and fabric art." I have four pieces in the show, one of which is featured on the official show poster, much to my delight! This show is an excellent place to pick up unique, locally hand-crafted gifts for your loved ones this Valentine's Day.
Celebrate spring at the Coast Collective with their 9th annual Bloom show! Showcasing a variety of bright, bold floral-inspired works, this show is a tradition going back to the very beginning of the Coast Collective. The 2017 show runs from March 29 to April 16, Wednesday to Sunday, with the opening reception on Saturday April 1 from 1:00 to 3:00pm. I have a Forget-me-not Fringe necklace in the show and will be at the opening reception on Saturday if you want to chat.