The Gallery - 31 years to celebrate
A New Year always brings an uplift of passionate possibilities and creative expression.
Our gallery is now awesomely in its 31st year. And it’s the season of clearing, cleaning and sorting to make room for the new! In the process I discover old photos of my beloved painting studios and galleries over the decades.
I grew up, out grew, moved on and over the past three decades each new beginning thrilled my creative urge, opened possibilities while offering expanded reach for a growing client following. These wonderful spaces became comfortable homes for my art as decorating each space was priority.
Walls, floors, trim became surface for artistic expression. I was motivated to repaint floors each year sometimes even painting mural scenes. The wall trim I painted favourite sayings as I felt each word colour, scene was honouring my space.
We had the most fabulous events: Book launches, receptions for accommodation providers, travel groups, travel writers. A plethora of accomplished Island Musicians preformed every Friday and Saturday night in the summer, drawing visitors in to feel our Salt Spring Island vibe. We hosted parties, poetry readings, and creative types, Basket weavers, a Papier Machee sculpture, wood workers, fibre art, painters and more.
Every week throughout the summer was wildly exciting. Every winter we travelled to dozens of art shows, often across Canada. Our High Vibe Gallery profile quietly grew into a self assurance that today feels powerfully uplifting, contented and confident. We continue to thrill in welcoming clients, supporters visiting us for over three decades. New first timer visitors we still excitedly share our stories and island flavour.
Enjoy these few photos that give our evolution, views of the fabulous creative ride as we have so much fun.
February we are excited to launch our annual Dutch Auction. With 50+ Limited Editions, some with original enhancing, this years auction will please the most discerning eye for art deals. This is one of the most important months for us as we prepare, photograph, label and make our website ready for active purchasing over four weeks. Careful wrapping and shipping continues for another week as each order is personally processed.
March, new paintings begin arriving. April, May are a whirl of preparations for four months of full time, overtime hours attending to every visitor.
We have many surprises up our sleeves and exciting new launches.
This will be a most exciting year yet! We look forward to every step along the way. Come share with us our deep appreciation for new positive beginnings.