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The Haida Gwaii Arts Council is a volunteer organization that encourages the development of visual and performing art, literary and other cultural activities through collaboration, coordination and supportive funding.


THE ALL ISLANDS’ ART SHOW IS BACK AGAIN!

With the success of last years’ virtual tour, we have decided to repeat the experience once again so we can reach out to a bigger audience. For those who need or prefer to stay home, you will be able to enjoy the art exhibition from the comfort of your home, through our virtual tour (on our YouTube channel) or via the online gallery located on the Haida Gwaii Museum’s website. For others who wish to personally view the art show, you will be able to come to the museum for a visit between April 29th and June 10th!

We are grateful to Andrew McDermott, pastel artist, past President and a senior member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, for being our adjudicator this year.

Andrew was born in Bolton, England and moved to Canada at a young age.  Upon College graduation in Graphic Design and Illustration, he studied and further refined his own unique style, winning top awards in both Canada and the US.  His personal favorite is the Master Circle Medallion for the International Association of Pastel Societies, presented in New Mexico in 2013.  Having many published articles, included The Artist magazine 25 under 40.  Andrew has also had full feature articles in top art magazines such as International Artist, The Artist UK, Magazin’art, and the Pastel Journal.  Andrew is a popular workshop Instructor and gives demos and lessons at many educational facilities, he is a life/figure drawing Instructor for the Illustration department at Capilano University, Langara College, and for the 3D Animation department at the Vancouver Film school.

Andrew will be offering an art workshop on Pastel Techniques on April 30th.  Registration has been extended and will be open until we reach 20 participants. Click here for more info.

Andrew will also be offering an Artist Lecture on his body of work and journey as an artist on April 30th from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Earth Temple (403 Oceanview Drive, Queen Charlotte).  Click here for more info.

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