Wednesday, March 31, 2010

wordless wednesday: featured shelf

shelf of the week

  • stained glass lamp from Margret Billings
  • ceramic mugs from Clive Tucker
  • carved jade jewelry from Tom Reid
  • photographic print and art tiles from Sarah Ronald
  • etched glass lamp from Ingrid Davitt
  • woven bookmarks from Beryl Hickinbottom
For more details please check out our Current Artists in the gift shop.

Monday, March 29, 2010

New items from Del Holbrook in the shop

Originally uploaded by cruisin couple
Since Christmas Del has been creating new pieces for the shop. Usually he has a theme - flowers, animals, etc. But this year he has chosen to make a variety of things; sailboat, wreath, lillies, snake and this penguin. "Penguins" is a reminder of his trip to Antarctica in 2008 where he saw thousands of King Penguins with their chicks, just as this piece depicts. The penguin stands 16" tall and is 8" wide and is made of Walnut, Pine, Denim Pine, Yellow Cedar, Alder, Yew and Ebony. Come into the shop quickly before someone takes them home!

Monday, March 22, 2010

March Featured Artist: Sandra Ho

Each month the Blackberry Gift Shop features a different artist by showcasing their work in a larger display. This month the unique jewelry of Sandra Ho is on display.

 Sandra has been creating jewelry since 2002. Her materials include high quality gemstones, precious metals, pearls and glass, all composed with a wonderful eye for colour, texture and balance. Her designs are luxurious, bringing a touch of class to formal attire, but being equally at home in a casual wardrobe.

Her work consists of traditional jewelry pieces (bracelets, necklaces, earrings) plus belts, bookmarks and accessories for your phone or purse.
For more details please see the Featured Artist page on our website.

Saturday, March 20, 2010


gallery space
the Blackberry Gift Shop
Welcome to the home of the Blackberry Artist's Society, the Blackberry Gift Shop inside the Port Moody Arts Centre. This space functions as both an exhibition for our members' works but also a sales space so members of the public can select original art and crafts made by local artists.

Whether you are looking for something personal, home accessories or a gift for someone special, you are sure to find the perfect item here. Additionally, items can be further personalised with a handcrafted art card and gift bag.

Shop hours and location are given in the "Gift Shop" tab above - we hope to see you here soon!

Friday, March 19, 2010

temptation .......

a sea of cupcakes, originally uploaded by ebbandflo_pomomama.

So ........... all will soon be revealed! After a week of work and tinkering the new network is all connected. We will be up and running with a regular series of blog posts about the gift shop and Blackberry Artists in the next few days. For ease of subscribing (and so you don't miss any posts!) please add us to your preferred blog reader or use the Subscribe To RSS feeds buttons at the bottom of the sidebar. Alternatively you can follow us through the Google/Blogger Follower connection about halfway down the sidebar.
To discover more please see the "Follow Us" button at the top of the sidebar on the right.
Thank you!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Views North

P3170030, originally uploaded by Blackberry Artists.

A sneak peak outside - looking north across the Inlet up to Heritage Woods from the park behind the Arts Centre. This is from last year but there was still a dusting of snow when I checked yesterday!

(PS: yes another test entry)

testing testing testing ..... ad nauseam

and of course, in common with all other endeavours, there's a lot of construction work going on. Testing and re-testing of links before anything substantial comes into being.

With any luck the Blackberry Artist's Society new social network should be linked up, running and publishing by the date of the AGM (which for your information is coming up this Sunday, 21st March at 2pm in the Board Room of Port Moody Arts Centre - all members are required to attend!)(or provide cheesecake ...... but that's another story).

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

under construction!

empty space, originally uploaded by Blackberry Artists.

This is blog is a little like the the image above - it exists but everything is packed away in boxes and hidden from view.
Pretty soon though the boxes will be unpacked and the goodies will be on show.
Have patience, grasshopper!