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New West Artists

NWA Update July 28

Artwork by Lynne Cruz

New West Artists is an inclusive, non-profit society
aiming to celebrate, encourage and stimulate visual
artists though connection, education and promotion.


In this issue

Meeting Updates
Upcoming Shows
Current Shows
Ongoing Projects
Member Highlight
Message from the President

Meeting Updates

Our next meeting is Wednesday, August 1st at 7:00 pm
In ths basement of the New West Library
Please come early and socialize

Upcoming Shows

The 9th Annual Culture Crawl
Dates: Saturday & Sunday, August 11 & 12
Venue: 5stoneschurch
612 Columbia Street, New Westminster BC

The City of New Westminster has long committed to being a creative and vibrant city and its residents have put the Royal City on the cultural map by creating galleries, theatres and historical venues that invite residents and visitors alike to discover our unique history and locally-created works of art.  Arts Crawl Website

Submission Details:
Entry fee: $15 for three pictures
No bigger than 3 x 3 feet. Any medium.
Entry forms are available from our website
(Remember to 'log in' on the website to download)
Deadline to submit: August 1st (at meeting)

Art Drop Off:
Picture drop off takes place Thursday, August 9 - 4:00 - 6:00 pm.

Opening Reception:
Opening Reception Night is Saturday, August 11, starting at 5:00 pm
at 5stoneschurch. More details to follow.

The Elemental Show
Arts Council Gallery, Queens Park - Tues. Aug. 28 to Sat. Sept. 29
Queens Park, New Westminster, BC
The Network Hub, Rivermarket - Fri. Aug. 31 to Thurs. Sept. 27
205 - 810 Quayside Dr, New Westminster, BC

A two venue exhibition that focuses on the concept of what each artist considers to be Elemental to their art. Is it an affinity for the Periodic Table? A love of air, water, fire or earth? Is it about sex, babies, or Sherlock Holmes? The artist will decide.

Submission Details:
Entry fee: No Cost (Maximum of 3 pictures)
No bigger than 3 x 3 feet. No smaller than 11" x 14".
Any medium.
Entry forms are available from our website
(Remember to 'log in' on the website to download)
Deadline to submit: August 1st (at meeting)
The draw for venue placement will be held at August 1st meeting.

Art Drop Off:
Arts Council Gallery, Queens Park - Sat. Aug. 25, 4:30 - 5:30 pm.
The Network Hub, Rivermarket - Thurs. Aug. 30, 4:00 - 6:00 pm.

Opening Reception - ARTS COUNCIL SHOW:
Arts Council Gallery, Queens Park - Sun. Sept. 2, 1:00 - 4:00 pm.
The Network Hub, Rivermarket - Fri. Aug. 31, 6:00 - 8:00 pm.
Please bring finger food and a beverage of your choice for either event.

Picture Take Down:
Arts Council Gallery, Queens Park- Sat. Sept. 29 at 4:00 pm.
The Network Hub, Rivermarket - Thus. Sept. 27 at 4:00 pm.

Current Shows

Senior Services Society
NWA has filled the walls with a series of new paintings for sale at the new location of the Seniors Service Society.
Located at: 50 Carnarvon Street in New Westminster, BC
Be sure to stop by for a visit to enjoy the art and learn more about all the important work this agency is doing for seniors in the Lower Mainland.

Senior Services Society Website
Picture Take Down:
To be announced

Ongoing Projects

Watch for news about our new 'Electrical Box' to be covered in art from NWA members!
Thank you to all that submitted their images for this project. We are going to do one Ebox at a time and learn as we go.

Planning continues for our 2013 Mural Project.
We are looking for people who have experience in working on murals to take the planning to the next stage. So please contact us and get involved in this project as it is going to be huge.

My Artists Corner
MAC is a group of artists who live with mental illness.
MAC works to provide a safe and welcoming environment for their members to produce, display and sell art. They also provide members with high quality instruction in art techniques and work to promote their artist’s work in the community at large.
Visit their website today to learn more.

Member Highlights

Shelley Rothenburger is participating is the Drawn Festival until August 5. for more info.

Irene Lacharite is participating in a Suite E Drawing Group show until August 4. See for more info.
She is also showing some of her Marc Bolar picturess at the New West Library until the end of July.
Gabrielle Greig has three pictures in the South Delta Artists Guild show until August 25.
One of her pictures won an award of Distinction.
See for details.
Marney Rose Edge is showing at the Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery on Granville Island until August 12.
See the Summer Gallery section at for more info.
Marney is also showing at the Harmony Arts Festival August 5 and 12.
See for details.

See the Members Directory for some recent activity.

Message from the President

Once again, I would like to remind all NWA members to share their ongoing art experiences with us so that we can spread the word about your activities.
I am doing my best to include all the information that is sent to me so please be proactive and send in all the details well before your event starts so we can attend your openings.
I would also like to remind everyone that August 1 is the deadline to enter the Culture Crawl and the
Elemental show.
Hoping to see you on August 1 at 7 pm.
Richard Armstrong
President, NWA

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