Monday, January 19, 2015

Blackberry Artists at City Hall: Seema Zaidi

This month's display at City Hall (upstairs, opposite the reception desk as you wind your way up to pay your business licence) is by silk painter, Seema Zaidi.
As usual, all work is for sale through the shop - phone 604 931 2008 ext. 102 to arrange for your purchase (and yes, we do take credit cards, Virginia).
Go on! drop a hint for Valentine's Day (sooner than you think ;)

Friday, January 9, 2015

Port Moody Artist Co-op: Call for Members 2015

we strongly recommend you visit the shop to see the amazing art we already carry
- we don't carry similar styles of work; we prefer quality and variety

Interested in taking part in a living, growing artist cooperative in the Tri Cities? With a super-duper newly extended gift shop in a real life arts centre? How would you like to join us?
We're putting out our first call for new members for 2015, with our first jurying date coming up on Wednesday, January 14th. we meet at 7pm in Port Moody Arts Centre and would love to meet you and your work.

Blackberry Gift Shop has several openings for artists in a variety of media
The Blackberry Artist's Society is looking for new members to join the only artist cooperative gift shop in the Tri Cities. We have shelf space and wall space for your beautiful work, offer a monthly Featured Artist spot plus display space elsewhere in Port Moody, and require only that you share in running our organization through a shift once or twice a month in the shop (note: members cover more shifts during Christmas Marketplace) plus volunteering with executive jobs, marketing, scheduling, display and so on.
Please check our website for details, and also have a look to see if your work will fit in with our aesthetic. More information can be found here on the blog and in our online Flickr portfolio. And do come visit us in the gift shop inside the Port Moody Arts Centre to see for yourself (and pick up a membership application pack).
Please note: all applications are juried in, which means that you, as the artist, need to attend one of our monthly meetings to present your work to the board members. There is a jurying fee (non-returnable) and then an annual membership fee. Please contact us for further details and to register your intent/request an application pack.
Blackberry Gift Shop (Located inside the Port Moody Arts Centre)2425 St. Johns Street, Port Moody, BC V3H 2B2 
604-931-2008 ext. 102 | |
 Download your application pack here.

Consider yourself invited, and please share this message with that treasured artist in your life (especially if they work with glass or ceramics).

See you next Wednesday!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year 2015

Christmas 2014
handcarved stamp by Amanda Maxwell

All best wishes from us to you for 2015.
A big thank you for supporting your local artists during 2014 - we hope to see you (all of you) during 2015.
Community is what makes being an artist special - you give us support, feedback, conversation and inspiration; we hope we give you something awesome for your walls, neck, shelf or Significant Other. Here's to continuing that special friendship for 2015.

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See you around in 2015!

**The gift shop re-opens on January 5th; the blog will be back on schedule towards the end of January. Thanks for reading :)