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 be 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

Arts in View - Jan McDougall

Jane McGougall

Branch: West Broadway

Jane is a versatile artist, seamlessly blending pottery, painting, and collage creation with practicality and elegance. Her creations embody functionality, paired with a sophistication that projects her uniqueness and joyous pursuit of artistic expression.

janemcdougall.com

Arts in View - Haejin Lee

Haijen Lee 

Branch: Kerrisdale

Seoul-born ceramic artist Haejin seamlessly merges modernism with traditional Korean porcelains. Her globally acclaimed work, from functional tableware to clay sculptures, reflects meticulous craftsmanship, blending tradition and innovation.

haejinlee-ceramics.com

Artwork by Alisa Brown

Ailsa Brown 

Branch: Park Royal

Showcasing 25 years of knowledge and experience in pottery work, Alisa creates harmonious colours and finely-crafted creations expressive of the relationship between people and nature.

ailsajbrown.com

Arts in View - Gina Schubert artwork

Gina Mae Schubert

Gina, a renowned Haida designer, blends academic excellence with global experience, transforming spaces and crafting captivating jewelry rooted in indigenous perspectives. Her portfolio spans from Fairmont Hotels to Indigenous Legal Aid Canada, each piece reflecting profound connection and artistic brilliance.

Branch: Park Royal

ginamaeschubert.com

Chris Tunnoch Floral Artwork

Chris Tunnoch

Branch: Squamish and Edgemont

Chris is primarily a self-taught artist, focusing on the natural world. From a background of illustration, she ventured into painting only a few years ago.

christunnoch.ca

Artwork by Melinda Straight

Melinda Straight

Branch: Whistler

A ceramics and jewelry artist operating from the North Shore, Melinda possess great knowledge and a steadiness of control in molding clay creations and shaping wearable accessories made out of metals.

auspiciousadornment.com

Local artist Caitlin Prince

Caitlin Prince

Branch: Burnaby

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.

caitlinprinceceramics.com

Arts in View - Heather Konschuh

Heather Konschuh

Branch: Lonsdale

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.

konschuh.com

Local artist Maria Struk

Maria Struk

Branch: Pender

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.

mariaidadesigns.com

Artist Nancy Cramer

Nancy Cramer

Branch: Lynn Valley

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.

tidelinespottery.com

Arts in View - Farahnaz Samari

Farahnaz Samari

Branch: Parkgate

Farah's inspiration evolves over time, shaped by her moods and surroundings. Initially drawn from the vibrant memories of her childhood, her ongoing experiences on the West Coast continually ignite fresh ideas for her art.

farahnazart.ca

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

Effat Mirnia artwork

Effat Mirnia

Working principally in mixed media on canvas, Iranian-born artist Effat Mirnia uses abstract expressionism to share her passion for the vital and ever changing nature of our cultural mosaic. Effat fostered an early passion for the arts and pursued a Bachelors degree in Communication and a BA in Design.

effatmirnia.com

Arts in View on Lonsdale is curated by Cathy Church

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.

For more information, please email artsinview@blueshorefinancial.com. To apply, please complete an Exhibit Proposal (PDF) and email it with digital photos of proposed works.

Financial Advisor - Ricardo Gerarduzzi

Ricardo Gerarduzzi

Financial Advisor

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