Would you like a venue to show and sell your work in the Main Street
neighbourhood? Are you interested in joining a friendly group of artists? Is your work highly marketable and interesting? Then we want you!
Arts Off Main gallery is currently seeking submissions for a new artist/partner. We are a group of nine partner artists responsible for
the running of the gallery. Each partner has a designated area in the gallery for showing their work and is free to select and display whatever they choose.
We take turns staffing the gallery, about 2-3 full days per month each. There is a minimal monthly rent to pay for a convenient Main Street location and a buy-in cost in exchange for 100% of the sale of your work.
We are looking for someone who works well with others and has a
collaborative approach. Monthly meetings at the gallery allow us to catch
up with each other and make collective decisions on the gallery's
operations. We also use email to discuss a lot of topics.
Our aims are to offer reasonably priced, good quality artwork and gifts
as well as to participate in the community. We've raised donations for the
Vancouver Food Bank for years and joined in Main Street merchants association activities.
Artists whose work is approved by the partnership will be invited to bring in some of their work and meet with the Partnership Committee. This will give the gallery a chance to see the actual work and for the artist to meet some of the members and ask any questions they may have.
A few facts:
I am completely inspired by the natural world. Beauty is everywhere. It is the growth of the forest, the depth of the sea, and the curve of the bone. It is skin, scales, bark, and tide pool ripples. It is texture, and it is raw. I am a translator of life, and I am compelled to narrate it.
As an explorer and world traveler, I have lived both at sea and in the forest. My curiosity has led to compassion for all living things, and my degree in Biology has provided concrete evidence for respecting our planet and striving for conservation. Biological and environmental themes are a constant presence in my work. By choosing animate beings as my subject matter I authenticate their existence, beauty, and importance. Everything I paint is rooted in biology: harmonious palettes reflect the vibrant earth, anatomical accuracies define organic shape, and intricate details resonate complex cellular life.
I am also fascinated by the overlay between myth, dream, intuition, and reality, and use the translucency of watercolour to explore these connections. Organic objects, rich with dimension, provide ideal subject matter for this investigation. My use of iridescence, which challenges the division between subject and environment, is currently producing ethereal paintings that are deliciously captivating. I am constantly in motion and exploration; my work shares my movement and curiosity. Drawing from the subconscious, and filtered through the biological, I continue to investigate our beautiful Earth.
Arts Off Main is an artist-run gallery in Vancouver, BC offering affordable local art, gifts and framing.