Old School House Art Gallery

I am really excited to announce that I am coordinating this year’s annual members show at the Old School House Art Gallery and I would like to take this opportunity to invite new and ongoing members to submit their artwork. It is a really fun event and a great way to share the walls with our fellow artists. You don’t have to be a full-time resident but you do have to be a member (details below on how to do that). We are so fortunate here on Cortes Island to have such a beautiful gallery, with an amazing crew of board members and volunteers – our gallery is run on donations and the hard work that goes into every season, from solo art shows to group shows. So without any further ado, here is the 2018 schedule of the many exciting shows we have planned for this year and we look forward to seeing you at the gallery.


Theme – SPACE

Call for submissions to participate in our Annual Member Show.  July 27 to Aug 5.

The Theme this year is SPACE ……which has, of course, many and varied interpretations:  “an area, extent, expanse, lapse of time” or “to set some distance apart” or how about, “the unlimited or incalculably great three dimensional realm or expanse in which all material objects are located and all events occur.” Space can be seen as a landscape, a concept of the space between things, or outer space, deep space. Feel free use any medium you wish and any genre that tickles your fancy – abstract, pop art, contemporary art, textile art, watercolours, acrylic, oil, glass and/or a sculpture… to name a few. We welcome all media and interpretations …..

The deadline for committing to the show is Saturday, July 14. Laura Balducci is our esteemed Coordinator this year, so please email your intent to participate to Laura at laurabalducciart@gmail.com.

Here’s how you can participate and have your work shown at the exhibit:

First make sure you are a member of the Gallery: new and renewing memberships are $10. You can mail us a cheque, payable to the Old Schoolhouse Gallery to Janet Turpin, Box 203, Whaletown, V0P 1Z0. Or you can pay at the Gallery during any of the season’s shows. Then bring us your pieces on Monday July 23 from 1pm to 8pm. You can submit up to two new pieces, and depending on space we’ll do our best to include all, though no guarantees!

An Artist Feast

This Friday at An Artist Feast @ The Old School House Art Gallery the gallery well be open from 6 to 9pm with a special presentation by Orlane Lee Johnston starting at 7:30pm  with images and stories of Africa and Horses.The gallery is also open to view The Annual Members Show Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 6pm.The vibe last weekend was very exciting and full of energy this is a great opportunity to see the art of many artist on Cortes Island before the gallery closes for the season.We have had a very memorable season of art this summer and would love to share the last weekend with you.

Friday @ The Old School House Art Gallery
Friday @ The Old School House Art Gallery

Art Show Opening Friday Aug.21st

Yes it’s another art show this Friday @The Old School House Art Gallery. The annual members show called The Artist Feast and my submission is in the gallery. I have a new art doll named Windblower in the show.If your on Cortes Island please come meet the artist at the opening for a feast and drinks between 6 and 9pm.

The Artist Feast on Cortes Island
The Artist Feast on Cortes Island