Exhibition Schedule

Exhibitions of work by artists in our community, on view in the Silk Purse Arts Centre.

    • Tuesday, January 08, 2019
    • Sunday, January 20, 2019
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre






    Artwork from the You Are Here 2019 Calendar featuring scenes of the North Shore by local artists: Tatjana Mirkov-PopovickiFrank Townsley, Geoffrey Feng, Margot Brassil, Vern Montgomery, Shelly McDonald, Wanda Doyle, Robin Wall, Julie Johnston, Elyse Dodge, Lorena Krause & Laura Pickard.
    Theses stunning works of art were used to create a 2019 calendar used as a promotional & fundraising tool for the upcoming North Shore Cultural Mapping Project, spearheaded by  North Van Arts. The North Shore Cultural Map will showcase the art & cultural diversity of the North Shore, including the City of North Vancouver, the District of North Vancouver, the District of West Vancouver, the Squamish Nation and the Tsleil-Waututh Nation. Learn more about the Cultural Mapping project.

    Opening Reception Tuesday January 8, 6-8pm. Everyone welcome!

    Produced in partnership with


    Exhibition sponsored by

    Generously supported by



    • Tuesday, January 22, 2019
    • Sunday, February 10, 2019
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre







    Mixed media artists Annette Nieukerk & Lorna Schwenk explore women’s relationships with their bodies, environments, identities & pets.

    Opening Reception Tuesday January 22, 6-8pm. Everyone welcome!

    Generously supported by



    • Tuesday, February 12, 2019
    • Sunday, March 03, 2019
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre






    SPECTRUM is an exciting exhibition celebrating the talented & diverse artists in our community! We're going to hold an open invitation to all artists, established & emerging, with the first 25 to submit work accepted for the exhibition. By creating an inclusive level playing field, Spectrum shines a light on a group of talented artists at varying stages in their careers working in a wide spectrum of mediums, styles & subject matter. 

    Learn how to participate here                   

    There will be a People's Choice Award of a $100 Opus Art Supplies gift card for the artwork that receives the most votes from visitors to the gallery. Art lovers-support creativity in our community & vote for your favourite work of art!

    Opening reception: Tuesday, February 12th, from 6-8pm  

    Generously supported by



    • Tuesday, March 05, 2019
    • Sunday, March 24, 2019
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre







    Painters Neda Derakhshan & Dena Rouhbakhsh capture the essence & impression of nature through abstract works in acrylic & watercolour.
    Derakhshan's watercolours use expressive lines & a minimal palette to create a symbol of nature rather than direct interpretation, reflecting the feeling of nature.
    Rouhbakhsh's vivid acrylic depictions of trees explode with colour & exaggerated shapes expressing the bountiful life & beauty found in nature.

    Opening reception: Tuesday, March 5th, from 6-8pm  

    Generously supported by


    • Tuesday, March 26, 2019
    • Sunday, April 14, 2019
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre






    Spring is here with the return of one of our most popular exhibitions, Cherry Blossoms: A Textile Translation. This is the 10th annual exhibition of textile art inspired by the cherry blossom. Marvel at all the beautiful & intricate works of art in a variety of mediums including quilting, needle work, felting, fashion & more! 26 talented artists share their interpretations & mediations on the cherry blossom's meaning & beauty.

    Artists will give live demos every weekend during the exhibition.

    Co-produced by The Vancouver Guild of Fibre Arts & FibreEssence in conjunction with the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival

    Opening reception: Tuesday, March 26th, from 6-8pm  

    Generously supported by



David Chen & Amy Yuan, April 14 - May 5

Frozen Moment, The Art Studios, May 7 - 26

Colleen Gould, Tammy Flynn Seybold & Fanny Tang, May 28 - June 16

Minhwa: The Art of Happiness, Sang Hee Kim, June 18 - July 7

Jane Appleby, Katherine Johnston & Jenna Robinson, July 9 - 28

Barbara Hirano, Ivanno Macci & Patricia Vaughan, August 13 - September 1

All Together Now, Roz MacLean, September 3 - 22

Jodie Blainey, Maryanne Jespersen & Jilly Watson, October 15 - November 3

Bob Araki, Colin R. Holmes & Sara Jalali, November 5 - 24

Artistry in Stitch, The North Shore Needle Arts Guild, November 26 - December 15

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