All Islands’ Art Show


We had an incredible Art Show Opening Night on May 3th, 2024
Thank you for all those who joined us at the Haida Gwaii Museum for the opening night.

If you are interested in purchasing a piece, you can find all of the pieces for sale on the Haida Gwaii Trading House

If you wish to view the virtual art tour, click here.

You can also view this years Catalogue here.

The museum also has the show posted online on their website

The Show is free for locals for all of May and open until the end of June.  Come enjoy our islands’ talents.

For more information contact:
Jamie McDonald
All Islands’ Art Show Coordinator,

Our Adjudicator this year is Kit Bell

Born in Vancouver, B.C. Kit attended the University of British Columbia, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in 1974.  Throughout her life Kit has always created art and although her professional career took her into the world of computers, art always remained a strong interest.

Kit moved to Ottawa, Ontario after graduating from UBC where she began to paint landscapes in oils.  She was represented by the Inspiration Art Gallery in Ottawa and by the Firehall Gallery in Perth, Ontario.  She took the opportunity to study at the Ottawa School of Art and exhibited her work at the BCAL Clothesline Fair in Ottawa (a juried show) for several years. 

After moving to Kelowna, BC in 1992, a busy career prevented her from pursuing art for nearly 15 years.  Returning in 2007 to painting, Kit has picked up where she left off.  Continuing to expand her knowledge and develop her technique and vision, she enjoys working in a variety of media.

A frequent instructor for the Federation of Canadian Artists, Kit provides critiques, mentorship and teaches workshops. When the pandemic closed down in-person teaching, Kit was able to utilize her computer skills to take her workshops online, reaching a larger, more geographically diverse audience.

Check out her website for more info:


Art Workshop: The Power of Underpainting

Whether painting in acrylic, oil or watercolour, the use of an underpainting will establish values and define composition in a painting.  Following the path set up by the underpainting, subsequent layers of paint allow the buildup of visual depth and rich texture.  

Experiment by starting a painting with a loose, colourful underpainting. Learn various methods of progressing with the image, such as transparent, opaque, positive and negative painting. Kit will provide instruction in the form of a presentation to show finished paintings and the various stages of their development as well as demonstrations and lots of one-on-one instruction.  

Although the same techniques will also work in oil, acrylics are recommended for this workshop because of the quick drying time. Watercolours are also an option. Demonstrations will be in acrylic.

All levels welcome!
Workshop date: May 11, 2024, 10:00AM to 4:45PM
Venue: Haida Gwaii Museum
Cost: $50
Registration deadline: April 26th, 2024
Click here to register for the workshop

Past All Islands’ Art Show catalogues & photo galleries


2023 virtual tour

2023 catalogue


2022 virtual art tour

2022 catalogue


2021 virtual tour

2021 AIAS Catalogue


2020 AIAS catalogue


2019 AIAS Catalogue


2018 AIAS catalogue


2017 Catalogue


2015 Catalogue