FERRY BUILDING GALLERY

Exhibitions

The Ferry Building Gallery welcomes over 500 visitors each week and showcases over 20 exhibitions annually. 

CURRENT EXHIBITION: THE MAYAN DRESS CODE

The Mayan Dress Code
Legacy & Continuity in Chiapas, Mexico
September 11–23
Opening Reception: Tuesday, September 11, 6–8 p.m.

UPCOMING EXHIBITION: OF NATURE AND HUMAN NATURE

Of Nature and Human Nature
Mixed media by Susanna Blunt
September 25–October 14
Opening Reception: Tuesday, September 25, 6–8 p.m.
Meet the Artist: Saturday, September 29, 2–3 p.m.
Art Sunday: "Demystifying the Approach to Enjoying Art", Sunday, September 30, 2–4 p.m.

PAST EXHIBITION: INTERWOVEN NATURE

Interwoven Nature
Basketry by Cheryl Massey
August 21–September 9

Meet the Artists: Saturday, September 8, 2–3 p.m. 

PAST EXHIBITION: We Art Together

We Art Together 
Mixed media group exhibition celebrating Indigenous and non-Indigenous collaborations
August 3–19
Opening Reception: Friday, August 3, 6–7 p.m.

Featuring works by Allison Burns, Pam Baker, Jody Broomfield, Lauren Brevner, Frank Darier Baziere, Cory Douglas, XwaLackTun (Rick Harry), James Harry, Splash (Aaron Nelson), Melanie Rivers, Sharon Kallis and Tracey Williams.

PAST EXHIBITION: Creatively Local

Creatively Local
Paintings by members of the North Shore Artists' Guild
July 17–29

Opening Reception: Tuesday, July 17,  6–8 p.m.
Meet the Artists: Saturday, July 21, 2–3 p.m. 

PAST EXHIBITION: Mixing It Up

Mixing It Up
Mixed media by Linda Bell
June 26–July 15
Opening Reception: Tuesday, June 26,  6–8 p.m.
Meet the Artist: Saturday, June 30, 2–3 p.m.

PAST EXHIBITION: Grad Show 2018

Grad Show 2018
Mixed media by graduating students from five West Vancouver secondary schools
June 5–24
Opening Reception: Friday, June 8, 6-8 p.m.

PAST EXHIBITION: Dreamscapes

Dreamscapes
Mixed media by Margot Beauchamp, Ray Bradbury and Shakun Jhangiani
May 15–June 3
Opening Reception: Tuesday, May 15, 6–8 p.m.
Meet the Artists: Saturday, May 19, 2–3 p.m.

PAST EXHIBITION: IDEA Program Poster Show

 

IDEA Program Poster Show
Posters by illustration and design students from Capilano University exploring the theme of "fear"
May 1–13
Opening Reception: Tuesday, May 1, 6–8 p.m.

PAST EXHIBITION: CITY IN FLUX: WORK IN PROGRESS

City in Flux: Work in Progress
Photography by Carolina de la Cajiga
April 10–29

Opening Reception: Tuesday, April 10, 6–8 p.m.
Meet the Artist: Saturday, April 14, 2–3 p.m.

PAST EXHIBITION: TEXTURAL INTERFACES

Textural Interfaces
Mixed media by Jim Gladden and Randolph Rigets
March 27–April 8

Opening Reception: Tuesday, March 27, 6–8 p.m.
Meet the Artists: Saturday, March 31, 2–3 p.m.

PAST EXHIBITION: BRANCHING OUT

Branching Out
Paintings by Mahtab Firouzabadi
March 6–25

Opening Reception: Tuesday, March 6, 6–8 p.m.
Meet the Artist: Saturday, March 10, 2–3 p.m.
Special Event: Celebrating Norooz: Iranian New Year: Saturday, March 17, 2–4 p.m. Join exhibiting artist Mahtab Firouzbadi for a hands-on experience in the gallery where participants are invited to explore the meaning behind the symbols of Norooz, the Iranian New Year celebration.

PAST EXHIBITION: CLEARLY AMBIGUOUS

Mixed media by Louise Dee and Adrienne Moore
February 20–March 4

Opening Reception: Tuesday, February 20, 6–8 p.m.
Meet the Artist: Saturday, February 24, 2–3 p.m.

PAST EXHIBITION: THE SPACE BETWEEN: MICROCOSM, MACROCOSM

The Space Between: Microcosm, Macrocosm
Sculpture, paintings and printmaking by Lynne Green
January 30–Febuary 18

Opening Reception: Tuesday, January 30, 6–8 p.m.
Meet the Artist: Saturday, February 3, 2–3 p.m.
Artist Demo: Printmaking Without a Press: Sunday, February 11, 2–4 p.m.

PAST EXHIBITION: FINDING PLAY

Finding Play: mixed media by Jessamyn Box
January 9–28

Meet the Artist: Saturday, January 20, 2–3 p.m.

PAST EXHIBITION: BEAUTY IS ALL THERE IS

Beauty is All There Is
Unity Bainbridge: a retrospective
October 24–November 5

Opening Reception: Tuesday, October 24, 6–8 p.m.
Meet the Artist: Saturday, October 28, 2-3 p.m.

PAST EXHIBITION: Edge & Form

Edge & Form
October 3–22

Art Sunday: Sunday, October 15, 2–3 p.m.

Mixed media by Kathleen Ainscough, Majid Sheikh Akbari and Brian Buday.

PAST EXHIBITION: RAIN QUEEN OF AFRICA

Rain Queen of Africa
September 12–October 1

Opening Reception: Tuesday, September 12, 6–8 p.m.
Meet the Artist: Saturday, September 16, 2-3 p.m.
Art Sunday: Sunday, October 1, 2–3 p.m.

Clay and mixed media by Liz De Beer.

PAST EXHIBITION: IN THE WATER

In the Water
August 22–September 10

Opening Reception: Tuesday, August 22, 6–8 p.m.
Meet the Artists: Saturday, August 26, 2-3 p.m.

Mixed media by Francine Drouin, Leslie Gould, Sylvia Kavanaugh, Nicola Morgan

PAST EXHIBITION: Deconstruct / Reconstruct

Deconstruct/Reconstruct
July 18–30

Opening Reception: Tuesday, July 18, 6–8 p.m.
Meet the Artists: Saturday, July 22, 2–3 p.m.

Sculptures by Ron Holzman and drawings by John Valley. 

PAST EXHIBITION: "OH CANADA"

"Oh Canada"
June 27–July 16

Opening Reception: Tuesday, June 27, 6–8 p.m.
Meet the Artists: Saturday, July 1, 2–3 p.m.

Mixed media by Carole Arnston, Heather Aston, Deborah Bakos, Enda Bardell, Mark Bowen, Lil Chrzan, George Dart, Vicki English, Eva Francis, Christine Hendrickson, Peter Manning, Hilary Morris and Robin Timms. 

PAST EXHIBITION: Mentoring the Emerging Artist

Mentoring the Emerging Artist
June 6–25

Opening Reception: Tuesday, June 6, 6–8 p.m.

Painting, ceramics and photography by emerging artists from 9 North Shore Secondary Schools in collaboration with Artists for Kids and artist mentors: Brendan Tang, Erin McSavaney and Mike Wakefield.

PAST EXHIBITION: GRAD SHOW 2017

GRAD SHOW 2017

May 16–June 4

Mixed media by graduating art students from Collingwood, Mulgrave, Rockridge, Sentinel and West Vancouver Secondary.

Opening Reception: Tuesday, May 16, 6–8 p.m.

PAST EXHIBITION: REFLECTIONS

Reflections: Capilano University IDEA Program Poster Show

April 25–May 14: PAST EXHIBIT

The annual Reflections poster show and sale helps support the development of emerging local artists. The theme of this year’s mixed media show, The Body, has been imaginatively interpreted by second-year illustration and design students at Capilano University.

Opening Reception: Tuesday, April 25, 6–8 p.m.

PAST EXHIBITION: Tree of a Kind

 

Tree of A Kind

April 4–24: PAST EXHIBIT

Works by Lori Bagneres (mixed media on panel), Sue Bayley (acrylic/mixed media) and Mary-Jean Butler (oil on canvas).

Opening Reception: Tuesday, April 4, 6–8 p.m.
Meet the Artists: Saturday, April 8, 2–3 p.m.
Art Sunday: Playing with Colour with Sue Bayley: Sunday, April 9, 2–4 p.m.

PAST EXHIBITION: Making: A Journey–Barry Cogswell

Making: A Journey–Barry Cogswell: PAST EXHIBIT

March 14–April 2

A retrospective of his ceramics, sculpture, furniture and painting from 1960 to the present.

Opening Reception: Tuesday, March 14, 6–8 p.m.
Meet the Artists: Saturday, March 18, 2–3 p.m.
Illustrated Artists Talk: Sunday, March 19, 2–4 p.m.

PAST EXHIBITION: BEYOND SURFACE

February 21–March 12, 2017: PAST EXHIBIT

Sylvia Bayley
acrylic on canvas

Ingunn Kemble
mixed media on rag paper and hand-coloured etchings

Fariba Mirzaie
textiles

Opening Reception: Tuesday, February 21, 6 – 8 p.m.

Meet the Artists: Saturday, February 25, 2 – 3 p.m.

"A LIttle Paint-in" with Ingunn Kemble: Saturday, February 26, 2 – 4 p.m.

Where: Ferry Building Gallery, 1414 Argyle Avenue, Tuesday – Sunday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

PAST EXHIBITION: CONFIGURATIONS

January 31 – February 19, 2017: PAST EXHIBIT

Diane Isherwood
mixed media

Audra Ann Ricketts
oil on board & shell

Tannis Turner
mixed media

Opening Reception:  Tuesday, January 31, 6 – 8 p.m.

Meet the Artists: Saturday, February 4, 2 – 3 p.m.

Where: Ferry Building Gallery, 1414 Argyle Avenue, Tuesday – Sunday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

PAST EXHIBITION: Journée

January 10–29: PAST EXHIBIT

works by Marney Rose Edge (acrylic painting) and Christine Hood (ceramic, raku, oxidized copper)

Opening Reception:  Tuesday, January 10, 6–8 p.m.

Meet the Artists: Saturday, January 14, 2–3 p.m.

Where: Ferry Building Gallery, 1414 Argyle Avenue, Tuesday–Sunday: 11a.m.–5 p.m.

PAST EXHIBITION: GREAT STUFF

November 18 - December 18, 2016: PAST EXHIBIT

an exhibition and sale of unique crafts, fine artwork and distinctive gifts at affordable prices featuring 34 artists and artisans

Sneak Preview Evening: Friday, November 18, 4–8 p.m.

Where: Ferry Building Gallery, 1414 Argyle Avenue, Tuesday–Sunday: 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

PAST EXHIBITION: BENDING BOUNDARIES

October 18 - November 6, 2016: PAST EXHIBIT

the elemental connection between print & paint

Opening Reception: Tuesday, October 18, 6–8 p.m.

Meet the Artists: Saturday, October 22, 2–3 p.m.

Artist Demo: Relief Print demo with Carol McQuaid, Sunday, October 23, 2–4 p.m.

Where: Ferry Building Gallery, 1414 Argyle Avenue, Tuesday–Sunday: 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

PAST EXHIBITION: Reversing the Tide

September 20–October 16, 2016: PAST EXHIBIT

Cori Creed, Esther Rausenberg, Tracey Tarling and Richard Tetrault
mixed media

Opening Reception: Tuesday, September 20, 6–8 p.m.
The exhibition is the first in a series that will be shown in galleries across Canada on the subject of our environment and our threatened oceans and waterways.
Exhibition is generously sponsored by British Pacific Properties.

Where: Ferry Building Gallery, 1414 Argyle Avenue, Tuesday–Sunday: 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

PAST EXHIBITION: BOLD ABSTRACTS

August 30–September 18, 2016: PAST EXHIBIT

Linda Bell & Marlene Lowden
mixed media

Opening Reception: Tuesday, August 30, 6–8 p.m.
Meet the Artists:  Saturday, September 3, 2–3 p.m.
Art Demo: An Exploration in Mark-making by Marlene Lowden
Sunday, September 11, 2–4 p.m. · drop-in · free
Whether you lean towards abstract or representational, this will be a fun exploration on ways to free up your painting style and will create new sparks of inspiration!

Where: Ferry Building Gallery, 1414 Argyle Avenue, Tuesday–Sunday: 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

PAST EXHIBITION: 1ST INTERNATIONAL WATERCOLOUR BIENNALE

July 5–24, 2016: PAST EXHIBIT

works by the International Watercolour Society: IWS Canada
presented by: Ferry Building Gallery Friends Society

Free demos in the gallery:
Making paper: 
demo & hands-on •  Friday, July 8, 2–4 p.m.
Lorenzo Santoni, handmade paper master, Fabriano, Italy

The Spirit of Watercolour: painting demonstration
Sunday, July 10, 2–5 p.m. •  Alfonso Tejada, artist & architect, Vancouver

Opening Reception: Tuesday, July 5, 6–9 p.m. Free and open to the public

Where: Ferry Building Gallery, 1414 Argyle Avenue, Tuesday–Sunday: 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

PAST EXHIBITION: Harmony Showcase

July 29–August 14, 2016: PAST EXHIBIT
media media

Enda Bardell, Nancy Boyd, Barry Cogswell, Dene Croft, Alfred DePew, Daniel Izzard, Sheree Jones, Peter Langer, Cheryl Massey, Vincent Massey, Sandrine Pelissier, Isabell Procter, Lee Roberts, Sara Robichaud, Brian Romer, Pablo Ruben Lopez Sanz, Anna Smith, David Smith, Alfonso Tejada & Roger Watt

Opening Reception: Friday, July 29, 6–8 p.m. Free and open to the public

Where: Ferry Building Gallery, 1414 Argyle Avenue, Tuesday–Sunday: 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
 

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