Newsletter

 

Hello everyone,

Over the past month, as we promised to do, we fully support the restrictions of our provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and embraced her now-famous call:  "Be Kind, Be Calm, Be Safe”. We pivoted our show plans and moved our show online, running April 9-30.

The show is in its last few days and so we invite you all to take a few moments and make a visit with our 28 artists, the largest number we have ever hosted.  Leave a note in our guest book before you leave and tell us about your experience with us.

This is our fourth year partnered with the Langley School District Foundation. The amazing  work that this foundation performs in support of students can be seen at: https://www.langleyschooldistrictfoundation.com

During our show, artists are donating 25% of their sales at the show, to this foundation; this means, when you purchase art, you are also helping in this important work.

We have made it very easy to contact our artists directly to make purchases and to find out more about their work. You will find live-contact-links on each artists mini gallery.

And please do enter our art draw with four prizes, the first being a Richard Brodeur print, “The Captains”.  Tickets are easy to buy, just click on the poster. All proceeds to the foundation.

Please do forward this newsletter to friends and family, and thank you for your support.

Brian Croft

President, West Fine Art Show Society

 

HERE IS A DIRECT LINK TO THE SHOW:   www.westart.ca

 

 

 

Hello everyone,

We embrace the gentle and heroic call: "Be Calm. Be Kind. Be Safe."

About a week ago, faced with high Covid counts and talk of a third wave, we decided to elevate our next West Fine Art Show  to an online format.  This means that on April 9 we will open our show and run three weeks, online, until April 30, NO MATTER WHAT!

Although we will circumnavigate covid, we are venturing into uncharted territory; this will be our first online show!  

In a nutshell here is what we have planned so far.  First we added a few more artists because space was no longer an issue. We will have our usual art draw with some excellent prizes. We plan to offer  "Meet the Artist" Zoom sessions.  Visitors to our online show will find it easy to navigate and discover the wealth of art we offer.  Visitors will be able to connect quickly with each artist if they wish to make a purchase and, 25% of all sales will be donated to our charitable partner the Langley School District Foundation, as will all the proceeds from the art draw. With Covid outside our doors, our online show offers art, empathy and warmth and a chance to contribute to a better tomorrow.

We hope you will visit many times over the three-week run of our online show at www.westart.ca.  We also hope you will pitch-in and pass the word to your families, bubbles and friends, that the West Fine Art Show is open April 9-30...NO MATTER WHAT!

Brian Croft, president, West Fine Art Show Society, BC S0061972

 

Hello everyone,

In these unusual circumstances, we sincerely hope that you are keeping well.

As we promised to do, this newsletter is to let you know about our next show which opens April 9, 2021. It is with our usual optimism that we introduce 18 exceptional artists who we hope you will be able to visit at our stunning show at Glass House Estate Winery in south Langley.  Our website:   www.westart.ca   provides more details about the show as well as our covid preventative protocols.

Over the past few months we have been pro-active by adjusting our show plans, moving the date and incorporating all Covid restrictions and requirements.   We fully support the restrictions of our provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and embrace her now-famous call:  "Be Kind, Be Calm, Be Safe”.  Today we are hearing of variants and a possible third wave which may delay the loosening of restrictions on event and gatherings.   Although our April 9-11 show is fully planned at Glass House Estate Winery, we know there is a possibility that we will have to cancel that show.

This will be our fourth year partnered with the Langley School District Foundation. The amazing work that this foundation performs in support of students can be seen at: https://www.langleyschooldistrictfoundation.com

During our show, artists will donate 25% of their sales at the show, to this foundation; this means, when you purchase art, you are also helping in this important work.

As you can imagine, we disliked the idea that we might have to cancel, and so, some time ago, we decided to develop a contingency plan that would pivot our show into an online format, running April 9-30, should that be necessary.

Despite these uncertain times, I hope you will find a degree of certainty with us because, NO MATTER WHAT, the next West Fine Art Show opens on April 9, 2021.

For now, we are sending you our show poster so that you can see our artist line up and make plans to visit our show and meet the artists and their artwork at Glass House Estate Winery ...or...at our online show.

If the moment arrives in which we pivot to an online format, we will send you an update with more details.

Please forward this newsletter to friends and family, and thank you for your support.

Brian Croft

President, West Fine Art Show Society

 

 

West Fine Art Show - Late Summer Edition

September 18-20, 2020

Hi everyone, 

Im pleased to announce that the eleventh-annual Late-Summer edition of the West Fine Art Show is upon us; it promises to be a perfect weekend adventure. Hosted at Glass House Estate Winery in beautiful south Langley, the show will feature 18 exceptional artists in a three-day exhibition.

This amazing weekend of fine art, will offer breathtaking interpretations of our western Canada lifestyle as well as the rare opportunity to meet and speak with each artist.  The show features 18 artists from Western Canada.

The new artists at this show are Jodie Blaney, Tony Mayo and John Ferrie.  Appearing again at our show are artists from Alberta and British Columbia, including Richard Brodeur, Emily Lozeron, Lorn Curry, Joyce Trygg, Jim Pescott, Patricia Falk,  Ken Nash, Graham McKenzie, Brent Cooke, Felicity Holmes,  Lynn Sykes, Drew Keilback, Judy Vanderveen, Victor Gligor, and Brian Croft.

Our show will also focus on raising awareness of Langley Hospice Society and its important work, both in the past and the years ahead.  The show is graciously hosted by Glass House Estate Winery and JRG Group of Companies. Partial proceeds of all art sales will be donated to the Langley Hospice Society.

A complete list of participating artists can be found at www.westart.ca.

The show runs September 18-20, 2020  at the beautifully situated South Langley Glass House Estate Winery.

Please pass this on to your friends and family; we hope to see you all there!

Brian Croft, president, West Fine Art Show Society.

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GLASS HOUSE ESTATE WINERY is located at 23449  0 Avenue Langley, B.C.   V2Z 2X3

Parking and admission are free.

Show hours:

Friday, Sep 18   5:00pm - 9:00pm

Saturday, Sep 19   11:00am - 7:00pm

Sunday, Sep 20   11:00am - 5:00pm

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This event is planned in accordance with the latest BC Provincial Order. As we work hard to protect your safety, we also ask you to familiarize yourself with the following procedures that will be in effect. If we all contribute by being informed, KIND, CALM and SAFE, we will have a wonderful artistic event. See you there!

COVID-19,   WHAT TO EXPECT

Parking and Admission to our show is free of charge

If you are not feeling well or have any Covid-19 symptoms, please do not attend this event.

We do not supply PPE or NMM or face coverings. We recommend that you bring your own facial protection in the event you feel the need to wear them.

Covid-19 Event restrictions apply in accordance with the most recent Provincial Order.

Patron-Attendance numbers at this event are controlled and limited as per Provincial Order.

Patrons may encounter an entry line-up to the single entry to the art show during busy periods.

Patrons must maintain Social Distancing (2 metres) while in a line-up to the art show.

All patrons must give name & (phone no. or email) per Provincial Order, relating to contact tracing.

Social Distancing (2 metres) is to be maintained at all times inside the art show.

Direction of Flow is denoted on signs and all patrons are expected to follow these directions.

Hand Sanitizing Stations will be available inside the art show.

Washroom facilities are available.

Exit from the show will be by the (signage-designated) Exit.

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(posted on 11 Feb 2020)

Hi everyone, 

The West Fine Art Show will present a spectacular array of art on March 6-8 when the Langley School District Foundation hosts the third annual early-spring edition of our show which will offer breathtaking interpretations of our western Canada lifestyle as well as the rare opportunity to meet and speak with each artist.  The show location will be at Peter Ewart Middle School, 7755 202A Street, Langley, BC, Canada

22 Featured Artists in Attendance

Remembering Peter Ewert, is a special exhibition of Peter's artwork to remember his many contributions as an artist.

Emerging Young Artists, is a special display of Langley student art which will be adjudicated and cash prizes awarded to first, second and third place winners.

Acclaimed musician, John Gilliat, will perform on guitar all weekend.

Kids Art Centre, is a popular spot for youngsters while Mom and Dad enjoy the art show.

A portion of all art sales will be directed to the Langley School District Foundation.

Show hours:

March 6     7:00pm - 9:00pm

March 7   11:00am - 7:00pm

March 8   11:00am - 5:00pm

Admission and Parking: Free

We hope to see you all there!

Brian Croft, president, West Fine Art Show Society.

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Hi everyone, 

Im pleased to announce that the tenth-annual Late-Summer edition of the West Fine Art Show is upon us; it promises to be a perfect weekend adventure. Hosted at Glass House Estate Winery in beautiful south Langley, the show will feature 19 exceptional artists in a three-day exhibition.

This amazing weekend of fine art, will offer breathtaking interpretations of our western Canada lifestyle as well as the rare opportunity to meet and speak with each artist.  The show features 19 artists from Western Canada. The new artist at this show: is Lesley White.  Appearing again at the show are artists from Alberta and British Columbia, including Richard Brodeur, Emily Lozeron, Lorn Curry, Leanne Christie, Joyce Trygg, Bryan Coombes, Ken Nash, Patricia Banks, Graham McKenzie, Brent Cooke, Judy Vanderveen, Anita Klein, Felicity Holmes, Debra Gow, Rick Pennell, Catherine Traynor, and Brian Croft.

Our show will also focus on raising awareness of Langley Hospice Society and its important work, both in the past and the years ahead.  The show is graciously hosted by Glass House Estate Winery and JRG Group of Companies. Partial proceeds of all art sales will be donated to the Langley Hospice Society.

A complete list of participating artists can be found at www.westart.ca.

The show runs September 20-22, 2019  at the beautifully situated South Langley Glass House Estate Winery.

Hope to see you all there, Brian Croft, president, West Fine Art Show Society.

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GLASS HOUSE ESTATE WINERY is located at 23449  0 Avenue Langley, B.C.   V2Z 2X3

Parking and admission are free.

Show hours:

Friday, Sep 20   7:00pm - 9:00pm

Saturday, Sep 21   11:00am - 7:00pm

Sunday, Sep 22   11:00am - 5:00pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 17-20, 2019 - The Next West Fine Art Show

Hello everyone, 

First,  thank you for signing up for our newsletters which are generally sent out just prior to every one of our art shows.

Our next show is coming up on May 17-20 at the Cloverdale Rodeo.

Featured at this show:

We have 18 exceptional artists, as usual, admission is included in the price of admission to the Rodeo. 

And we have a Special Exhibition, Remembering Jeff Robinson. Jeff was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease at the age of ten. He was a great kid and grew into a fine young man who possessed a wonderful sense of optimism and a great sense of humour. Both of these qualities served as medicine each and every day of his life. He did not recover from his 26th and final surgery; he died at the young age of 33. Jeff's battle with Crohn's Disease was over, leaving us to remember his bravery and his smile. "He  is dearly missed,” said his dad, Red Robinson.  Red Robinson, O.B.C. is a founding member of CH.I.L.D. Foundation.

Our Musical Artist,  John Gilliat on guitar, performing all weekend on our show stage and a wine bar is located beside our stage.

And we have a Children's Art Center sponsored by Opus so that youngsters can keep busy while Mom and Dad enjoy looking at artwork and meeting the artists.

By clicking:   www.westart.ca , you will arrive on our home page and be able to find a mini-gallery for each featured artist so that you will get a feel for the show and the incredible artists that will be there to greet you. Partial proceeds of all artwork sales will be donated to CHI.L.D.Foundation and the Cloverdale Rodeo Youth Initiative Foundation.

Another special feature of the show is artist,"King" Richard Brodeur: "When I was playing with the Canucks I was painting at home and brought a sketch pad with me on the road". Today, Brodeur works on his art every day". Don't miss the chance to say hi!

 

 

Our show poster is included below;  we hope to see you on May 17-20 and please, MENTION THE SHOW TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS!

Warmest regards, Brian Croft, president, West Fine Art Show Society.

 

(posted on 21 Feb 2019)

Hello everyone, 

First, Id like to thank you for signing up for our newsletters which we send out just prior to each of our West Fine Art Shows.

The artist line-up for our March 8-10 show is impressive and with 23 artists, this is our largest show yet.

Featured at this show:

Artist Richard Brodeur: "When I was playing with the Canucks I was painting at home and brought a sketch pad with me on the road". Today, Brodeur works on his art every day".   

And a Special Exhibition, Remembering Nancy Crawford.    Nancy Crawford was an amazing artist and teacher who inspired thousands with her art, photography, workshops and coaching. She was a senior visual art teacher at the Langley Fine Arts School where she had an incredible knack for getting students into the post-secondary institution of their choice; usually with a scholarship.

Emerging Young Artists Exhibition. A special display of art created by students in the Langley School District.

Our Musical Artist,  John Gilliat on guitar, performing all weekend.

As usual, admission is free at our next show and we have a Children's Art Center sponsored by Opus so that youngsters can keep busy while Mom and Dad enjoy looking at artwork and meeting the artists.

Please do visit our newly designed website by clicking here:   www.westart.ca   where, you will be able to find a mini-gallery for each artist so that you will get a feel for the show and the incredible artists that will be there to greet you. Partial proceeds of all artwork sales will be donated to the Langley School District Foundation 

Our show poster and a map are included below;  we hope to see you on March 8-10 and please PASS THIS INVITATION TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS!

Warmest regards, Brian Croft, president, West Fine Art Show Society

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yorkson Creek Middle School is located at 20686 84 Ave., Langley, B. C.

Free parking and admission

Show hours:

March 8     7:00pm - 9:00pm

March 9   11:00am - 7:00pm

March 10 11:00am - 5:00pm

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