Saturday, March 28, 2015

Introducing our new artists: Mal Phillips

Welcome to new artist member, Mal Phillips.
Mal is a pen maker, turning rough and rudimentary barrels of acrylic resin and wood into extremely elegant and graceful writing machines. The transformation from starting material to finished pen is astounding, as he seamlessly shapes and fits each component into a well crafted and functional tool.
Please stop by the shop and see his work in person.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Introducing our new artists: Iryna Pyrozhok

A new year, and a new batch of member artists to our cooperative.
Iryna, who is a textile artist working in wool fibres, is one of our newest members. She makes beautiful felted flowers that seem so lifelike you want to put them into a vase (don't). She also felts tiny little creatures and wool purses bursting with colour.
Please do visit and check out her work in the gift shop.
And yes - you do recognise her. Iryna is also a receptionist in the arts centre, so say Hi! next time you pass her desk.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Wordless Wednesday - Gifts for any occasion

Turned pens by Mal Phillips; Jade seal by Tom Reid; Cards by Seema Zaidi and Joan Marr

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Featured Artist at City Hall in March: Dalia Levy

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This month, fibre and textile artist Dalia Levy is providing the stunning visuals in the display case at City Hall.
Her work is on display for the month of March, and as usual all pieces are for sale through the gift shop (phone 604 931 2008 ext. 102 to arrange purchase).

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Welcome one and welcome all!

We are very happy to announce the arrival of three new members in the Blackberry Artist's Society gift shop this year, bringing with them fine bead jewelry, felted textile art and handcrafted pens for your delight.
Please welcome Tetiana Zaruba, Mal Phillips and Iryna Pyrozhok to the gift shop. You'll see more of their work on the blog over this month as we feature the new artists.
We're also open every day from 12 noon to 4pm, so there is plenty of time to pop in and see the new artworks on display.

PS: yes - March 11th is the date for the next jurying. If you would like to join our society, check out the Membership Application pack here.