Looking for artwork for your home?
Arts in View is just one more way that we are unique. Our Financial Spa® branches showcase art from local artists, and the work can purchased directly in our branches.
Located in the queuing stations, display shelves present the works for you to see. There is also a larger space at our Lonsdale branch called Arts in View on Lonsdale. (Additional information can be found below.)
The general public is welcome to visit our branches to view current exhibits and purchase art. Artists interested in participating can learn more and apply below.
Featured artists in branch
Coastal Peoples Fine Art Gallery
Arctic Sculpture from Nunavut: a group exhibition showcasing the work of Inuit artist curated by Coastal Peoples Gallery featuring Markoosie Papigatok, Tim Pee, Johnny Lee Pudlat, Archie Ishuluktak, and Adamie Quamagiaq.
Jessa Gilbert’s paintings and drawings emerge from her experiences in the backcountry, blending the creation process with adventure to capture the spirit of outdoor exploration.
Branch: Park Royal
Madelaine Mongey is a Vancouver-based artist who took to pottery after graduating from drawing studies at Emily Carr University. Her work features contemporary profiles finished with simple yet intriguing glazes.
North Vancouver watercolour artist Tim Bennison works from personal experience, seeking to capture a moment in time, highlighting the light and atmosphere of the North Shore.
Branch: Marine Drive
Caitlin Prince is an artist and ceramicist based in Vancouver. She is known for creating elegant vases and functional homeware, including beautiful naturally-hued cups.
Branch: Lynn Valley
Matthew Freed is a Vancouver-based pottery artist. His love for clay began in the early 1990s but was rekindled a few years later when he moved to Vancouver and became reacquainted with pottery.
Curated by Coastal Peoples Fine Art Gallery, Patrick Leach of the Interior Salish nation creates beautifully hand-carved landscapes, geometrical designs and scenes from ancient traditional rock paintings and basket weaving in to his one of a kind pottery pieces.
An internationally recognized glass artist, Heather Konschuh demonstrates flowing forms and elegant simplicity. She is based in North Vancouver and instructs at Terminal City Glass Co-op.
Clay found Angela Flumerfelt in a high school art class. Since then, pottery has been a constant in her life. The aesthetics of her work combine urban and rustic influences, bringing joy to everyday living.
Maria loves the combination of art, creativity, science, complexity, and strength that glassblowing encompasses. Her handmade, one-of-a-kind pieces are inspired by bright colours, movement, playfulness and nature.
Branch: West Broadway
Nancy describes herself as a “primitive potter,” drawn to organic, unique, and natural shapes and substances. She creates what speaks to her, telling a story with imprints and texture.
The patterns and textures that arise in nature influence Coral’s work, as she strives to bring the solitude and nostalgia of the outdoors into everyday objects.
Arts in View on Lonsdale
Our Lonsdale branch in North Vancouver features a larger, outdoor-facing space that is able to showcase large-format wall art and sculptures.
Currently on Exhibit
Authentically traditional, yet vibrantly contemporary. Innovators in their respective art forms and pushing the boundaries of tradition. An exhibit showcasing Musqueam First Nations artist Susan Point and Corrine Hunt of the Kwakwaka’wakw nation.
Curated by Coastal Peoples Fine Art Gallery
An invitation to participate
Local artists are invited to participate in the BlueShore’s Arts in View program. Artists should be aware of the following guidelines:
- Must be a local West Coast artist
- For in-branch exhibit:
- works must typically fit in a 10" wide x 11" high space (with some potential exceptions)
- exhibit space lends itself to three-dimensional art such as sculpture, pottery, and glass works
- a minimum of 15 items is required
- items will need to be on display for a minimum of three months; ideally, we request that they remain longer so we can rotate your exhibit between branches (The artist is at liberty to swap out pieces with notice.)
- in general, it is ideal if art works are available for sale; BlueShore does not take a commission or any proceeds of a sale. All funds go directly to the artist. If a work is sold, the artist should be able to replace it in a timely manner
- For Arts in View on Lonsdale
- typically 3-5 pieces are required, but this depends on the nature of the work
- works will be on display for a minimum of three months
If works are available for sale; BlueShore will provide the information to the prospective buyer; however, due to the nature of the display, the sold work must remain on display until the end of the exhibit.
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