12:00 PM12:00

Finish It!


Sat, July 27, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Sat, July 27, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Learn all about how to finish and prep your paintings for exhibition with Jeff Wilson!

You have completed your painting, but now what? Make sure your work is ready for exhibition, sale with hardware, and finishing that reflects the care and attention that you have spent on the painting itself. Jeff will demonstrate how to attach fixtures, discuss and demonstrate the application of acrylic isolation coats and varnishes, plus tips on repairing damaged paintings and storage to keep your work in good condition.

Space is limited and registration is required.
Please visit Opus Victoria or contact them at 250‑386‑8133 or toll free 1‑800‑524‑6555 to register.

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Artbiz Workshop

w/ special guest Barrie Mowat

August 10, 2019, 10am-1pm

Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival 2019

Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre

I will be presenting a workshop discussing many of the practical things that new, emerging and outsider artists have to think about when establishing an art practice. Topics will include getting a studio, recording inventory, essential documents, websites and social media, public exhibitions, pricing & commercial galleries.

The workshop will include a moderated Q&A with Barrie Mowatt, Founder and President of the Vancouver Biennale.

The event is a free, but you can reserve tickets here

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7:00 PM19:00

Portside Art Party


You’re Invited to the Portside Art Party!

When: Fri, June 14, 7 – 10 pm

Where: 150 McLean Dr., Vancouver

Make art and enjoy a lighthearted evening in the heart of Vancouver’s Culture Crawl zone!

Jump start your imagination! Join Vancouver artists Richard Tetrault, Jane Wolsak, and Eri Ishii, along with 50 new friends ready to roll up their sleeves and create colourful art. No experience or art supplies are needed - just bring a sense of fun and an open mind! On tap, we’ll have craft beer, BC wine, hors d’oeuvres, live music, silent auction, door prizes, painting demos by Jeff Wilson, Karen Woodman, and Sarinah Haba plus creative activities for everyone to enjoy.

Guests are limited to 50 people so get your tickets today at this link!

All proceeds from the Portside Art Party support the studio’s non-profit mission to provide affordable work space to Vancouver artists. Help fund Portside Studio’s imminent rent increase, its

participation in the beloved Culture Crawl, and ongoing operating expenses.

The 901 Artists Cooperative at Portside Studios emerged from a 2008 fight to resist demoviction from their original home at 901 Main Street. Since moving to Portside Studios in 2009, it has become one of the best-run and most affordable artist studios in Vancouver.


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to Jun 10

Mid Main Art Fair

The 9th annual MID MAIN ART FAIR will be held on Sunday, June 9, from 11- 6 p.m. at the elegant HERITAGE HALL, 3102 Main Street, Vancouver, BC V5T 3G7. Created to help showcase and sell original art from emerging and established artists in the greater Vancouver area.

This wonderful group of established artists will showcase work from abstraction to realism creating stunning art, in a variety of mediums such as watercolors, acrylic, oil, photography, sculpture, and printmaking.

The 17 artists featured this year are;

  • Fran Alexander

  • Mariko Ando

  • Enda Bardell

  • Jodie Blaney

  • Lorn Curry

  • Caroline Dahlmanns

  • Jeanette Jarville

  • James Koll

  • Sharka Leigh

  • Sonia Mocnik

  • Edward Peck

  • Phyllis Schwartz

  • Camille Sleeman

  • Elisabeth Sommerville

  • Kathy Traeger,

  • Jeff Wilson

  • Grazyna Wolski.

Free admission.

For more information go to www.midmainart.com

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to Jun 27

Introduction to Acrylics

Introduction to Acrylics

  • Maplewood House | June 6 - 27, 2019 (4 weeks)

  • TIME: THURSDAYS | 6:30-8:30PM




Acrylic paints are very popular amongst artists for their brilliant colours, and ease of handling and rapid drying. This course is intended for anyone who would like to try acrylic paints for the first time, or brush up their fundamental skills. The course will examine the characteristics of acrylic paints as a medium, basic colour theory, colour mixing, composition layering and brushwork. It is a hands-on course, combining demonstration and guided hands-on painting.

The workshop is designed with a four session format:

  • Session 1: An initial verbal presentation on acrylic painting, equipment and colour theory, followed by colour mixing exercises in two-colour and tonal colour mixing. The instructor will demonstrate the exercises, then supervise the students.

  • Session 2: Students will complete a simple still life, such as a selection of fruit, practicing colour mixing techniques learnt in session 1. The instructor will demonstrate at stages, then supervise the students.

  • Session 3: Students will begin a 20”x16” painting from a common composition, chosen by the instructor, who will combine demonstration with personal advice to each student.

  • Session 4: Students will complete the painting begun in session 3, from a combination of instructor demonstration and personal advice to each student.

By the end of the course, it is hoped that students have gained the practical skills to handle brushes, mix paint, build up layers and apply brushwork to approach a subject of their choice with some confidence.

Course supply list:

  • Heavy-body acrylic paint, any brand:

    • Titanium White

    • Blue (Phthalo or ultramarine)

    • Red (Cadmium or Naphthol)

    • Yellow (Cadmium or Hansa)

    • Dioxazine purple

    • Cadmium Orange

    • Burnt umber

    • Green (Phthalo or Permanent)

    • Payne’s grey

    • Transparent Iron oxide or burnt sienna

    • Yellow Ochre or Indian Yellow

  • Marker, pencil or charcoal for sketching;

  • Letter-size or larger sketchbook for colour mixing practice;

  • One 16”x20” stretched canvas or canvas panel;

  • Acrylic Brushes, ½ inch, one round, one angle & one bright;

  • Water holder, with brush cleaner.

  • Paint & Peel Palette, 11”X14”

  • Rags or paper towels

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to Jun 30

June Group Show


June Group Show

Kimoto Gallery, Vancouver

June 1-30, 2019

I have recently joined the stable of artists at the Kimoto Gallery, in South Granville’s Art Gallery Row, run run by artist, art curator and art dealer Katsumi Kimoto.  A selection of my "SuperFIller" junk-food series will be showing at the gallery as part of their June Group Show. 

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to Jun 21

Wolf Willow

  • Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre (map)
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Opening Reception May 31, 6-9 pm

Revelstoke Art Gallery

This solo exhibition depicts aspects of rural prairie life around the Frenchman River Valley, in SW Saskatchewan, which exhibits remarkable preservation of a heritage often lost elsewhere in the Prairies. The collection was inspired by a 2017 residence at the Wallace Stagner House, in Eastend, SK.  

This exhibition runs May 31 - June 21, 2019 and will be opening with an exhibition of work by students at Revelstoke Secondary School.

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to Jun 2

Double Vision



The Papermill Gallery at Todmorden Mills Heritage Site, 67 Pottery Road, Toronto, Ontario

Double Vision is an exhibition that pairs participating image creators by random draw and challenges them to create portraits of one another. The completed works are then exhibited side by side as a single submission.

Double Vision 2019 will be mounted as part of the larger CAPIC Exhibition 2019.

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to May 20

The West Fine Art Show

  • Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair (map)
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Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair

May 17 - 20, 2019

In its 10th year of operations, the highly popular West Fine Art Show presents 18 exceptionally talented western Canadian artists and their breathtaking interpretations of our western Canadian lifestyle. Beautifully staged, the West Fine Art Show offers exceptional art exhibits and soothing artistic ambiance which is polished by the guitar music of John Gilliat. Visitors to the show will enjoy the opportunity to meet and speak with each artist, all of whom will be in attendance.


  • Eighteen Exceptional Artists

  • Emerging Young Artists, a special exhibition of art by students of Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary School Children's Art Center, (Sponsored by Opus Art Supplies) a popular spot for youngsters while Mom and Dad enjoy the art show.

  • Center Stage and Wine Bar with the internationally acclaimed John Gilliat performing on guitar all weekend.

Show open hours (same as Rodeo open hours).

Friday 4-9pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am-9pm, Monday 10am-5pm

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to May 25

Wolf Willow

This solo exhibition premiers a new collection that depicts aspects of rural prairie life around the Frenchman River Valley, in SW Saskatchewan. It was inspired by a 2017 residence at the Eastend Arts Council / Wallace Stegner House, and named after one of his most famous books, an autobiographical account of growing up in the area.

The Frenchman River Valley has witnessed many of the events that shaped the Canadian West, but its relative isolation has allowed the remarkable preservation of a heritage often lost elsewhere in the Prairies.

This exhibition in the Station House Gallery Main Space will be my first in the Cariboo Chilcotin, and is opening with "Into the Wild", an exhibition of work by members of the Community Arts Council of Williams Lake and Area.

The exhibition runs until May 25.

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to Apr 28


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I have a number of my Saskatchewan paintings in the new group show "Pastoral", which evokes Canada’s rural heritage and the agrarian lifestyle of the Prairies. The exhibit is showing in conjunction with for Gateway Theatre’s production of "Glory".

Contributing Artists:

Dale Byhre, Jennifer Heine, David McHolm, Pat Thorson, Bonita Ruttkay, Larry Tillyer, Loraine Wellman, Jeff Wilson

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to Apr 13

People and Places

  • O'Conner Group Art Gallery (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The exhibition “People and Places” at the O’Connor Group Art Gallery brings together the figurative photography of Graham Dowden and the landscape painting of Jeff Wilson.  Photographs of people in public places aim for a spontaneity that sometimes hints at the private life behind the public persona. In contrast, landscape painting is a more deliberate analysis of light and colour that aims to reflect the broader world.  This exhibition combines these separate traditions in a setting which emphasizes not their differences but what they have in common.

Ehhibition runs March 6 – April 13 2019

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