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DEBORAH STRONG

 

old news

 

This page is kind of a messy catch-all for past news and events.

 

EVENTS & EXHIBITIONS

 

Art in the City

September 30-October 1, 10am-4pm
Loafing Shed Glass Studio (and various other locations)
 

35th Annual Filberg Festival

August 4-7, 2017

Filberg Heritage Park, Comox, BC

 

Oil and Water

June 1-25, 2017
Gallery 1710, 1710 - 56th St, Tswawwassen, BC

 

Solo Exhibition: Fur • Feathers • Hooves • Paws

June 9-July 5, 2017

Mayne Island Community Library

 

"DRAWING ON LIFE" Exhibition
April-May 2017
Pop-Up Town Community Art Space, White Rock

 

The Arts Council of Surrey

JUST WATER

April 4-30, 2017, Newton Cultural Centre, Surrey
Award of Excellence:
Golden Pond

 

Festival Active Pass
Third Regional Art Exhibition
April 21-23, Mayne Island, BC

 

FCA Fraser Valley Chapter Spring Exhibition

Semiahmoo Arts - Turnbull Gallery, South Surrey Recreation & Arts Ctr
March , 2017

Award of Excellence: Master Builders (Bushtits)

 

FCA Fraser Valley Chapter Winter Exhibition

Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, BC
Nov 2016-Feb 2017
First Place: Untitled (Mare & Foal)

 

Federation of Canadian Artists
75th Anniversary Exhibition

September 28-October 2, 2016
Performance Works, Vancouver

 

Art is for Everyone: Pop-Up Town

Sept 1-30, 2016

1459 Johnson Road, White Rock

 

34th Annual Filberg Festival

July 29-August 1, 2016
Filberg Heritage Park

 

Christmas at the Loafing Shed
9060 - 184th Street, Surrey, BC
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, 10am-3pm
November 27 through December 20th

 

Surrey Art Gallery Gift Shop
Annual Christmas Sale

Friday, November 27 & Saturday, November 28, 2015

13750 - 88th Avenue, Surrey, BC

 

The Mane Event

Friday-Sunday, October 23-25, 2015
Chillwack Heritage Park, 44140 Luckakuck Way, Chilliwack BC

 

33rd Annual Filberg Festival

July 31-August 3, 2015

Filberg Lodge & Park,
61 Filberg Road, Comox, BC

 

Federation of Canadian Artists
Spilsbury Medal Show

December 9-24, 2014
Federation Gallery, 1241 Cartwright Street

Granville Island, Vancouver

 

Cascadia: Flora and Fauna of the West Coast

August 23-November 16, 2014
Surrey Art Gallery
13750 - 88th Avenue, Surrey

 

Federation of Canadian Artists - Fraser Valley Chapter Exhibition

October 18-November 15, 2014
The ACT Arts Centre Theatre
11944 Haney Place, Maple Ridge, BC

First prize awarded to "Butterflies and Goosebumps"

 

The Mane Event

Friday-Sunday, October 24-26, 2014
Chillwack Heritage Park, 44140 Luckakuck Way, Chilliwack BC
 

Langley Art Studio Tour

Two weekends: Sept 20-21 & 27-28, 10am-5pm
Various locations, including my home studio

 

Art in the Untamed Garden

Saturday, September 13, 10am-5pm

8561 Bradner Road, Abbotsford, BC

 

Arts 2014

June 28-August 30, 2014
Surrey Art Gallery
13750 - 88th Avenue, Surrey

 

Oil and Water

July 31-August 23, 2014
South Delta Artists Guild, Gallery 1710, 1710 56th Street, Tsawwassen

 

21st Annual Arts Alive Festival

Saturday, August 16, 10am-5pm

Fraser Hwy between 204th & 206th Street

 

Harmony Arts Festival - Art Market

August 1-4 & 8-10, 2014
Ableside Park, West Vancouver, BC

 

Artist's Open House

Saturday, July 26, 11am-4pm

20916 - 49A Avenue, Langley

 

Darts Hill Garden Festival

Saturday, June 28, Darts Hill Garden
16th Avenue & 170th Street, Surrey, BC

 

Fraser Valley Artists Exhibition

April 24-June 29, 2014
The Reach Gallery Museum
32388 Veteran's Way, Abbotsford

 

"Foliage and Flowers" Exhibition

May 27-June 8, 2014

Federation Gallery, Vancouver

 

40th Annual Horseman's Bazaar & Country Fair
March 16, 2014

Thunderbird Show Park, Langley

 

Works on Paper

February 11-23, 2014

Federation Gallery, Vancouver

 

Pet Lover's Show

February 15 & 16, 2014

Abbotsford Tradex, 1190 Cornell Street, Abbotsford

 

A.I.R.S.

October 8-27, 2013
Federation Gallery,
1241 Cartwright Street, Vancouver
 

The Mane Event
Friday-Sunday, October 25-27, 2013
Chilliwack Heritage Park, 44140 Luckakuck Way, Chilliwack

 

Langley Art Studio Tour
September 21-22 & 28-29, 2013, 10am-5pm
Various locations around Langley, including Deborah's home studio

 

Arts 2013

July-August, 2013

Surrey Art Gallery, 13750 - 88th Ave, Surrey, BC

 

Arts Alive

August 17, 2013

Downtown Langley (Fraser Hwy between 204 & 206 St)

 

Fraser Valley Biennale 2013

July, 2013

Mission Arts Centre

 

Filberg Festival

August 2-5, 2013

Filberg Heritage Lodge & Park, Comox, BC

 

The Art of Motherhood

June, 2013
Langley Centennial Museum

 

Arts At Darts

Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 6-9pm

Darts Hill Garden

 

Success" Exhibition

March 12-24, 2013
Federation Gallery
, Vancouver

 

Small, Smaller, Smallest

November 13-Dececember 2, 2012
Federation Gallery
, Vancouver

Positively Petite
November 15-December 12, 2012
Place des Arts, Coquitlam

 

Surrey Art Gallery Christmas Sale
December 1 & 2, 2012
Surrey Arts Centre, 13750 - 88th Avenue

 

The Mane Event
Friday-Sunday, October 19-21, 2012
Chilliwack Heritage Park

 

"Travel the World" Dog Show
Thursday-Sunday, October 25-28, 2012
Abbotsford Tradex, Abbotsford

 

Langley Art Studio Tour  & Artist's Open House
September 22-23 & 29-30, 2012
www.langleyartstudiotour.ca

 

Federation of Canadian Artists
AUTUMN SALON

September 25-October 7, 2012
Federation Gallery,
Vancouver

www.artists.ca
 

Arts 2012 Exhibition

June 23-August 19, 2012

Surrey Art Gallery, , Surrey, BC

 

Arts Alive

August 18, 2012, 10am-5pm

Downtown Langley (Fraser Hwy between 204 & 206 St)

 

Coloured Pencil Society of Canada National Exhibition
July/August - Ottawa, ON

Solitary Stellar's Jay: Early Spring (pictured below) was awarded First Prize!  www.colouredpencilcanada.ca

 

 

Filberg Festival

August 3-6, 2012

Filberg Heritage Lodge & Park, Comox, BC

www.filbergfestival.com

 

Just Birds
June 3-30, 2012

Newton Cultural Centre, 13530 - 72nd Avenue, Surrey

www.artscouncilofsurrey.ca

 

OPEN INTERNATIONAL DRAWING EXHIBITION
June 12-24, 2012

Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC (Granville Island)

www.artists.ca

 

Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens

10th Annual "Art and Blooms" Festival
May 19, 20 & 21, 2012
www.woodlandgardens.ca

 

Federation of Canadian Artists - Fraser Valley Chapter Art Exhibition
April 4-28, 2012

Chilliwack Cultural Centre, 9201 Corbould St, Chilliwack
www.fraservalleyartists.com

 

Fraser Valley Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists  - NEWTON CULTURAL CENTRE SHOW
February 2-28, 2012

13530 - 72nd Avenue, Surrey, BC (map)

Deborah has two pieces juried into this fine exhibition. More information can be found on the Chapter's website: www.fraservalleyartists.com

 

Federation of Canadian Artists  - Federation Gallery

WORKS ON PAPER
January 24-February 5, 2012

1241 Cartwright Street, Vancouver, BC

(East side of Granville Island, across from the Granville Island Hotel)

Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-4pm

This juried exhibition of art by members of the Federation of Canadian Artists will feature Deborah's drawing Wren & Salmonberry.

www.artists.ca

 

Surrey Art Gallery Christmas Sale
December 3 & 4, 2011

Saturday 11am-4pm, Sunday 12noon-4pm
13750 - 88th Ave, Surrey, BC

Artists and artisans who participate in the Surrey Art Gallery's fine gift shop are gathering together to present this two-day sale of their wares.

 

The Mane Event
Friday-Sunday, October 21-23, 2011
Chilliwack Heritage Park,
44140 Luckakuck Way, Chilliwack

Hours: Friday 12noon-9pm; Saturday 9am-8pm, Sunday 9am-6pm
This truly is the "main" event for the horse community in BC, featuring shopping, education and entertainment for the equestrian.

Deborah will be taking part in the trade show portion of the event, showcasing her artwork and demonstrating her coloured pencil skills.
www.maneeventexpo.com

 

Canadian All-breed Herding Dog Championships

October 8-9 2011

Thunderbird Show Park, 24550 - 72nd Avenue, Langley, BC

Show Hours: 9am-5pm

Deborah is a "Silver Sponsor" of this exciting national competition that's coming to Langley on the Thanksgiving weekend. You'll find her exhibiting a selection of her art on site both days of the event. Come watch the herding dogs in action and take in other informative demos as well as a variety of vendors.

www.herdingcanadashowcase.com

 

Langley Art Studio Tour
September 24-25 & October 1-2, 10am-5pm
Various locations around Langley
including Deborah's home studio

This year's tour features 17 studios, 43 artists and 6 new "Stops of Interest". Deborah will be opening her studio doors to warmly welcome visitors to come in, view her work and see her creative space. She will also be offering free 30-minute mini-workshops at 2pm each day, offering participants a chance to try their hand at silk painting. Sheila Davidson of Roxy Jewellery will be sharing Deborah's studio during the tour and showcasing her unique designs. Tour maps and a complete list of participating artists are available on the Studio Tour website:
www.langleyartstudiotour.ca

 

Federation of Canadian Artists  - Federation Gallery

AUTUMN SALON: To October 2nd, 2011

1241 Cartwright Street, Vancouver, BC

(East side of Granville Island, across from the Granville Island Hotel)

Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-4pm

This is a juried exhibition of art by members of the Federation of Canadian Artists and will feature Deborah's silk painting Killdeer. This is her first exhibition with the Federation Gallery.

www.artists.ca

 

Arts 2011 Exhibition

To August 21, 2011

Gallery hours: M&F 9am-5pm, Tu-Th 9am-9pm,
Sa 10am-5pm, Su Noon-5pm 

Surrey Art Gallery, 13750 - 88th Ave, Surrey, BC

This annual juried exhibition of visual art features work by artists from around the region. The range of media encompasses painting, drawing, textiles, 3-D, photography and new media. Deborah's silk painting Kildeer won first prize in its category (see below). Surrey Art Gallery website

Arts Alive 2011

Saturday, August 20, Downtown Langley, BC
(Fraser Hwy between 204th & 206th St)
Hours: 10am-5pm

Downtown Langley comes alive with artists and artisans displaying their work. This is the 18th year for this annual street festival that has something for everyone to enjoy, including live entertainment, children's activities and of course lots of art! Admission is free and the event runs rain or shine.
www.downtownlangley.com/

 

Hooves, Plows and Planting Fields
To August 24, 2011

Hours: M-Sa 10am-4:45pm; Su 1-4:45pm

Langley Centennial Museum

9135 King Street, Fort Langley, BC
This juried exhibition of art from the Fraser Valley, celebrates the region's agricultural base. See three of Deborah's works including A Bend in the Road which was awarded Juror's Choice. www.langleymuseum.org

 

Filberg Festival

July 29, 30, 31 & August 1

Filberg Heritage Lodge & Park, Comox, BC

After a rigorous jury process, Deborah is delighted to have been invited to participate in this year's Filberg Festival, one of Vancouver Island's premiere arts events for nearly three decades. The annual four-day music and arts festival is held each BC Day long weekend and features more than 120 artists/artisans, great food and lively entertainment for all ages on the beautiful 9-acre waterfront Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park. www.filbergfestival.com

 

Fort Langley Artists Group Exhibition:
"ARTISTS CHOICE"
July 1-24, 2011,
Open weekends & holidays, 12-4pm
Flagstop Gallery, Heritage Society CN Station,
Corner of Mavis & Glover, Fort Langley, BC
This eclectic exhibition will be a collection of works chosen by the individual artists. www.fortlangleyartistsgroup.com

 

1st Annual Fraser Valley Biennale

This exciting series of events are taking place at a Fraser Valley venues from June through October. Deborah is pleased that her painting Waiting for Walk Time was selected from the hundreds of submissions and will be exhibited as follows:
Mission Arts Centre

July 5-23, 2011, Open Tues-Sat 1-4pm
33529 First Avenue, Mission (corner of Catherwood)

For more information about Biennale festivities and exhibitions, go to The Reach website.

 

Shed Row Art Fair

Saturday, July 9, 10am-4:30pm

Fields & Flowers Farm, 900 - 232nd St

This exciting one-day event showcases a talented collective of Lower Mainland artists, each with a unique style, vision and passion for their art. Come chat with the artists, watch them work, and discover something new. It's a perfect opportunity to start or enrich your art collection. www.fieldsandflowers.com

Read the Langley Times article about the event here.

 

Arts At Darts

Tuesday, June 21, 6-9pm

Darts Hill Garden, 16th Ave & 170th St, South Surrey

Celebrate the longest day of the year at this evening event that features art and music in a spectacular setting. Darts Hill Garden is the result of 60 years of work and dedication by Francisca Darts. Along with her husband Edwin, Francisca took a logged piece of land, turned it first into an award winning orchard and then into the unique garden that is Darts Hill. It is now owned by the City of Surrey and showcases a diverse collection of tree species. This garden is a hidden gem and is open to the public on a limited basis. www.dartshill.ca  Read the latest Darts Hill newsletter The Oracle by clicking here.

 

PAST PUBLICATIONS

 

Blooming Art
The June 28th edition of the Langley Times featured a story, entitled Blooming Art, about the Shed Row Art Fair, featuring Deborah and other Langley artists Vivian Harder, Bryan Robberts and Lalita Hamill. (See listing in Events and Exhibitions above.)

 

The Oracle
Celebrating the Darts Hill Garden in south Surrey, the Summer 2011 edition of The Oracle features an article about Deborah and images of her work. Read the article here.

 

Equine Consumer's Guide

Watch for Deborah's article and advertisement in the brand-new edition of the Equine Consumer Guide, published by Canadian Horse Journals. You can read the article on line here.

 

Dog-gone Art On-line Magazine

An article on Deborah's art is featured in the Winter 2011 edition of Dog Gone Art - an on-line arts and literary magazine for the dog lover. To read the article, click here or go to the Dog Gone Art website to read the entire magazine (a subscription fee of $5 per magazine or $15 per year is required).

 

 

AWARDS

 


 



FIRST PLACE -
Coloured Pencil Society of Canada National Exhibition
"Solitary Steller's Jay" was awarded first place at this nation-wide exhibition at the Shenkman Arts Centre, Ottawa (2012).


THIRD PLACE - Arts 2012

Deborah's silk painting "Urban Flock" won third place in its category at the Arts 2012 juried exhibition of visual art at the Surrey Art Gallery in Surrey, BC (the exhibition is now closed).

SECOND PLACE - Autumn Salon
This painting was awarded second place at the Federation of Canadian Artists Autumn Salon Exhibition (2012).
 


FIRST PLACE - Arts 2011

"Killdeer" won first place in its category at the Arts 2011 juried exhibition of visual art at the Surrey Art Gallery in Surrey, BC (the exhibition is now closed). In September 2011, this painting was juried into the Federation of Canadian Artists Autumn Salon exhibition.

 

 



JUROR'S CHOICE - Hooves, Plows & Planting Fields

"A Bend in the Road" won a Juror's Choice award at the Hooves, Plows and Planting Fields juried exhibition at the Langley Centennial Museum in Fort Langley, BC (2011).

 


AWARD OF EXCELLENCE - artSpacific
"Waiting for Walk Time"  won the My Art Channel Award of Excellence at the juried artSpacific regional exhibition in Delta, BC (2011).

This painting was also selected by for exhibition during the First Annual Fraser Valley Biennale which ran in July 2011 at the Mission Art Gallery, and the Federation of Canadian Artists 70th Anniversary Show (2011).

Fundraising projects






"Springtime in the Forest" hand-painted Adirondack chair,
sold by Critter Care as a fundraising initiative (2013)

To see and read about this chair, visit Strong at Art: A forest grows... in a chair?



This "Meadow of Wildflowers" themed, hand-painted Adirondack chair was my second such fundraiser for Critter Care Wildlife Society.

 

 



Donated as a fundraiser for Pacific Riding for Developing Abilities.

     
     

Tourism Langley Mural

Deborah had the pleasure of working with Vivian Harder of Thunderfoot Studio to complete a mural for Tourism Langley, located at the new Willoughby Events Center. The mural depicts a scene of the Golden Ears mountains, overlaid by a map of Langley that features vignette illustrations of some of the community's highlights and activities. Drop by the Tourism Langley office to see the mural or go to http://picasaweb.google.com/deb.strong.kalpatoo
/LangleyTourismMural?feat=directlink to see pictures the mural painting process. The mural was completed on August 5, 2010.

Langley Advance article

Langley Times article

The BC Veterinarian Magazine




Deborah's artwork "SPCA Special" graces the cover of the Summer 2010 edition of the BC Veterinary Medical Association's quarterly magazine, The BC Veterinarian. Inside the magazine you'll find Deborah's biography and more images of her work.

Across the River: Art by Deborah Strong & Julie Bourne

October 1-30, 2010
New Creations Gallery, 22409 McIntosh Avenue, Maple Ridge
Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11am-4pm & Sunday 12noon-4pm
Deborah teams up with raku clay sculptor Julie Bourne and heads "across the river" to Maple Ridge to create an exhibition focussing on nature and the animal world.

www.newcreationsgallery.ca

 

Maple Ridge News Article

 

 


Photos from opening night at New Creations Gallery, October 1, 2010

 

The Mane Event
Friday-Sunday, October 22-24, 2010
Chilliwack Heritage Park, 44140 Luckakuck Way, Chilliwack
Hours: Friday 12noon-9pm; Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 9am-6pm

This truly is the "main" event for the horse community in BC, featuring shopping, education and entertainment for the equestrian. I will be taking part in the trade show portion of the event, showcasing my artwork.
www.maneeventexpo.com

Equestrian Magazine
Equestrian magazine, published by the United States Equestrian Federation, featured an article on how to commission a portrait of your horse. My silk painting, "I've Never Seen a Purple Horse" was included. You can see the article on line at: http://www.usef.org/_staffIframes/pressbox/images/magazine/pdf/05122009093235.pdf

Sharing & Learning
This past September, I had the pleasure to take part in an Advanced Silk Painting workshop as part of Maiwa's fall symposium (for those who don't know, Maiwa is a well-established textile arts supplier in Vancouver). Over two days I had the immense pleasure of working with a great group of women who shared a common interest in learning new techniques for painting on silk under the guidance of instructor Izabela Sauer. Thanks to Izabela and all the participants for making it such a great experience! You can be sure that in the coming months I'll be trying out the great new techniques I learned. Pictured right is my sample piece created during the workshop.

AntiDull Art Magazine
Deborah is pleased to be featured in this brand-new on-line magazine. Visit www.antidull.com and click on "Fine Art Issue #1".

Media

• The Langley Times
   Going Inside the Artist's Den (August 31, 2007)

• The Langley Advance
   Strong At Art (September 7, 2007)
   Feline offers Painter Endless Inspiration (February 29, 2008)

• The Peace Arch News
   Critters on Canvas (September 4, 2007)

Honourable Mention

Stellar's Jay - Honorable Mention, artSpacific Juried Exhibition, Delta, BC, 2010

By the Window - Honorable Mention, Arts 2009 Juried Exhibition, Surrey, BC, 2009



Hadrian's Lambs - Honorable Mention, Surrey Arts Council Art Walk, 2007

"Artist's Best Friend" On-line Exhibition
Visit the Canine Art Guild website to view an exhibition of work by artists from across North America who share a common bond in their love of dogs:
www.canineartguild.com

Three's Company                                                                    
Oil Pastel (2007) • Available
Currently displayed as part of the Canine Art Guild on-line exhibition

Wildlife Art Magazine
Watch for Deborah's ad, along with other members of the Equine Art Guild, in the September 2006 issue of Wildlife Art magazine. Visit Deborah's web page on the magazine's Wildlife Art Network.

Saatchi Gallery, London
Visit Deborah's page on Saatchi Gallery's new virtual art gallery at www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk. Throughout it's 20-year history, the Saatchi Gallery has always aimed to provide an innovative forum for contemporary art. Entitled "Your Gallery", the on-line gallery represents an innovative step toward connecting artists and art lovers world-wide.

Past Events & Festivals

2nd Shed Row Farm Market
Saturday & Sunday, October 2 & 3, 2010, 10am-4pm

Fields & Flowers, #900 - 232nd Street, Langley, BC 

Enjoy the original work by local artisans and artists, and shop for your Thanksgiving dinner, including heritage vegetables, local fruit, artisan breads, deep-dish pies, herbs, harvest flowers, cranberries, gourmet cheeses, garden preserves, cookies and teas. Thirty vendors will be at this event, bringing top-quality gourmet food, art, jewelry and pottery. Your $2 donation at the door will benefit the New Stride Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation in caring for and re-homing adoptable ex-race-horses.
www.fieldsandflowers.com

2nd Annual Langley Artists' Studio Tour

Two weekends: September 18-19 & 25-26, 10am-5pm

This year's tour features 24 local artists displaying their work at 13 studios around the Langley community. Some artists will be conducting half-hour mini workshops so visitors have a chance to experience working with the various mediums. Last year's tour was enjoyed by all, and this year's promises to be even better! I will be having a STUDIO SALE during the tour and I will be conducting half-hour workshops on the basics of silk painting as follows:

Saturday, September 18, 1-1:30pm

Saturday, September 25, 11-1130am

Sunday, September 26, 1-1:30pm

For information about the tour and to download maps and workshop schedules, visit www.langleyartstudiotour.ca.

Arts Alive 2010

Saturday, August 21, 2010, Downtown Langley, BC
(Fraser Highway between 204th & 206th Streets)
Hours: 10am-5pm
Downtown Langley comes alive with artists and artisans displaying their work. This is the 16th year for this annual street festival that has something for everyone to enjoy, including live entertainment and children's activities. Admission is free and the event runs rain or shine!

www.downtownlangley.com/events/summer.htm

Arts 2010 Juried Exhibition

To August 29th at the Surrey Art Gallery

13750 - 88 Ave, Surrey, BC
Hours: M&F 9am-5pm,
Tu,W,Th 9am-9pm,
Sa 10am-5pm, Su Noon-5pm 

This annual regional exhibition features a diverse range of exceptional art. Deborah's coloured pencil drawing Wren and Salmonberry has been awarded honourable mention at this prestigious show.
 

"Group of 10" Art Show

To August 31st, 2010

Morgan Crossing Mall

15715 Croydon Drive, South Surrey

Unit #110 (at the Clock Tower,
near Thrifty Foods & Winners)

This month-long art show and sale features a fine selection of unique works by 10 local artists from all walks of life. The show will be open daily during mall hours for the entire month of August, with an artist or two on hand each day.

 

In Celebration of Horse Month

To August 31st, 2010

Township of Langley Municipal Hall
20338-65th Avenue, Langley
Hours: M-F, 8am-5pm

August is horse month in Langley, also known as the Horse Capital of BC, and it's no surprise that horses are a popular theme for a number of Langley-based artists. In conjunction with the BC Cultural Crawl, the Langley Arts Council has assembled an exhibition of equine art which will be displayed throughout the Township of Langley Municipal Hall during the month of August. Several of Deborah's favourite pieces, including the original I've Never Seen a Purple Horse, will be on display.

Fort Langley Artists Group Exhibition:
"ARTISTS' CHOICE"

To August 2nd
at the Flagstop Gallery
in the Langley Heritage Society CN Station
Corner of Mavis Avenue and Glover Road, Fort Langley, BC
 
(located just across the street from the well-known Wendel's Bookstore & Cafι)
Artist's Choice is an open theme show, allowing the individual artists to select the work they wish to display.

37th Annual Arnold Mikelson
Festival of the Arts

Saturday & Sunday, July 10-11 & 17-18, 2010
Mind & Matter Gallery, 13743 - 16th Ave, Surrey
Hours: Saturday & Sunday, 10am-6pm
The picturesque three-acre grounds of Mind and Matter Gallery come alive with nearly 100 artists displaying their work. See work by emerging and established artists in a variety of styles and media, as well as potters, sculptors, jewellers and other fine artisans. This is a unique event that is well-known throughout BC and beyond. Note that this is an outdoor event and cancellation may occur due to severely wet weather. If in doubt, contact the gallery before attending. Also note that an admission fee will be charged. Dogs are not permitted.
www.mindandmatterart.com

 

Summer Fields of Art
Sunday, July 4, 11am-4:30pm
Fields & Flowers Farm Store
900 - 232nd Street, Langley, BC (south of 16th Ave on 232nd St)
Enjoy
fields of edible flowers, horses munching happily in grass paddocks and pavilions of great paintings created by six talented Lower Mainland artists. There will also be artisans selling pottery and jewellry, and local delicacies to be tasted.
www.fieldsandflowers.com

Fort Langley Artists Group Opening Exhibition: "IN THE BAG"
May 15-June 27, 2010
at the Flagstop Gallery
in the Langley Heritage Society CN Station
Corner of Mavis Avenue & Glover Road, Fort Langley, BC
 
(located just across the street from Wendel's Bookstore & Cafι)
Plan to see the show and make a day of it, visiting the shops and browsing for antiques along the charming streets and alleyways of historic Fort Langley. All work displayed in the Flagstop Gallery is made by local artists and is 100% original! "In the Bag" is challenging theme that has given the artists an opportunity to extend themselves in new directions. Deborah has incorporated her own haiku poetry with small coloured pencil drawings, such as "Swimming in Plastic", pictured here.
Deborah will be minding the gallery on Saturday, June 26, 12-4pm.
www.fortlangleyartistsgroup.com

13th Annual "Art in the Park"
Saturday & Sunday, June 12 & 13, 2010
Meadowridge School, 12224 - 240th Street, Maple Ridge, BC
Hours: 10am-5pm
Art in the Park has a new date and, for the second year, a beautiful location at the grounds of Meadowridge School.
30 to 35 artists will be in attendance displaying a wide variety of artwork ranging from paintings to pottery and more. An admission fee applys.
www.artintheparkmapleridge.com

7th Annual artSpacific Juried Exhibition
May 3-26, 2010
, Firehall Centre for the Arts, 11489 - 84th Avenue, North Delta
Hours: Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm, Tuesday evenings 6-9pm.
Deborah is pleased to have three pieces juried into this regional exhibition of original art. Her coloured pencil drawing Stellar's Jay won Honorable Mention.
www.deltaartscouncil.ca

Pacific Coast Artists of BC Spring Show
Friday & Saturday, May 14 & 15, 2010

Elgin Hall, 14250 Crescent Road, Surrey (Crescent Beach)

Hours: Friday 1-7pm, Saturday 10am-7pm
The work of 25 local artists will be on display.

Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Artists Studio Tour
Tour dates: Saturday & Sunday, April 17-18, 2010, 10am-4pm
New Creations Gallery, 22409 McIntosh Avenue, Maple Ridge

(artwork will be on display in the gallery for the entire month of April)
Deborah will be displaying a variety of her work at New Creations Gallery in Maple Ridge, forming one of 17 stops during a weekend-long tour of both home-based and commercial art studios. The studio tour offers an exceptional opportunity to see the work of a number of local artists. If you're unable to take in the tour, drop by the gallery during the month of April to see the Deborah's work, as well as that of Lori Shook and Suzette Fram and others.
Studio Tour info: www.artstudiotour.ca for studio tour maps and information

Gallery info: www.newcreationsgallery.ca (Open Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm, Sunday 12-4pm)

Cat Fanciers of BC Annual Show
March 12-14, 2010
Hours: Friday 4-9pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 9am-5pm
Cloverdale Show Barn, 6050A - 176th Street, Surrey
If you love cats, this is the event for you — it's all about felines! You'll see an amazing assortment of breeds, from Manx to Munchkin to Maine Coon and you can shop for your own feline friend from a variety of vendors. I will be there displaying both silk paintings and animal portraits.
Admission: Adults $6, Seniors $3, Children 6-12: $2
http://cfofbc.org/catshow/

Lower Mainland Quarter Horse Association Horseman's Bazaar & Country Fair
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Hours:
9am-5pm
Thunderbird Equestrian Show Park, 24550 - 72nd Avenue, Langley, BC
This is the event for horse people in the Lower Mainland featuring more than 100 exhibitor booths focusing on country lifestyles and the equestrian. The event is famous its used tack sale (11am-2pm). I will be showcasing animal portraits and will have a variety of other pieces on display.
Admission: Adults $8, Children 7-12 $5
www.bcqha.com/lmqhahorsemansbazaar/

Langley Artist's Studio Tour
November 14-15 & 21-22, 2009
Hours: 10am-5pm
Various locations around Langley (Print a copy of the studio tour map)
Langley artists will be opening their studios to welcome visitors during this four-day self-guided tour. Take a drive in the Langley countryside and enjoy a private peek into a variety of art studios to see work by painters, ceramic artists, furniture builders, jewelers, sculptors and others. This is the first event of its kind in Langley in many, many years, and Deborah has been delighted to be working with two other artists to coordinate the event. You can go to the Studio Tour web page by clicking here, where you will find detailed information including a printable guide-map of the studio locations, which range from Fort Langley, to Glen Valley, to South Langley to Brookswood and points in between. The tour will operate over two weekends to allow ample time to visit all the studios and see the artists in their own creative environments. Several local galleries are also participating in the tour and will have artists working on site. Please join us for this exciting event!
Note: In support of Critter Care Wildlife Society, I will have copies of the children's book A Day by the River for sale during the studio tour, as well as tickets the the society's upcoming spring fundraising dinner/dance. Additionally, three of the original illustrations created for A Day By the River are still for sale by donation (100% of the proceeds will benefit Critter Care) and will be on display at my studio during the tour.

A Real Piece of Work
Friday-Saturday, December 11 & 12, 2009
Ocean Park Community Hall, 1577 - 128th Street (16th Ave & 128th St)
Hours: Friday 6-9pm, Saturday 10am-4p

The Mane Event
Friday-Sunday, October 23-25, 2009
Chilliwack Heritage Park, 44140 Luckakuck Way, Chilliwack
Hours: Friday 12noon-9pm; Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 9am-6pm

Fort Langley Artists Group Exhibition:
"Rivers of the Valley"
Ongoing to September 7, 2009
Flagstop Gallery, Fort Langley, BC
(corner of Mavis & Glover in the old CN Train Station)
Open Saturday, Sunday & Stat Holidays, 12noon-4pm

www.fortlangleyartistsgroup.com

12th Annual "Art in the Park"
Saturday & Sunday, September 12 & 13, 2009
Meadowridge School, 12224 - 240th Street, Maple Ridge, BC
Hours: 10am-5pm

Langley Outdoor Art Exhibition
Saturday & Sunday, August 8 & 9, 2009
Acorn Art & Image (private home),
4860 - 203rd Street, Langley, BC
Hours: 10am-4pm

Arts Alive 2009

Saturday, August 15, 2009, Downtown Langley, BC
(Fraser Highway between 204th & 206th Streets)
Hours: 10am-5pm
 

Arts 2009: A Juried Exhibition of Local Art

Ongoing to August 30,
Surrey Art Gallery, 13750 - 88 Ave, Surrey, BC
Hours: M&F 9am-5pm, Tu,W,Th 9am-9pm,
Sa 10am-5pm, Su Noon-5pm 

Fort Langley Artists Group Exhibition: "Artist's Choice"
June 20-July 26, 2009
, Flagstop Gallery, Fort Langley, BC
(corner of Mavis & Glover in the old CN Train Station)
Open Saturday, Sunday & Stat Holidays, 12noon-4pm

Cat Fanciers of BC Annual Show
March 13, 14 & 15, 2009
Hours: Friday 4-10pm, Saturday, 10am-6pm, Sunday 9am-5pm
Cloverdale Show Barn, 6050A - 176th Street, Surrey

Lower Mainland Quarter Horse Association Horseman's Bazaar & Country Fair
Sunday, March 22, 2009, 9am-5pm
Thunderbird Equestrian Show Park, 24550 - 72nd Avenue, Langley, BC

One 4 One: A License to Buy Art
October 25-December 6, 2008
Maple Ridge Art Gallery, 11944 Haney Place, Maple Ridge
 
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-4pm

Creative Finds Art & Fine Craft Marketplace
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Sullivan Hall Community Centre, 6306 - 152nd St. (near 64th Ave.), Surrey
Hours: 9:30am-5:00pm

A Real Piece of Work
Friday-Saturday, November 21-22, 2008
Ocean Park Community Hall, 1577 - 128th Street (16th Ave & 128th St)
Hours: Friday 6-9pm, Saturday 10am-4pm

Fort Langley Artists Group Fall Exhibition
September 6-October 11, 2008
at the Flagstop Gallery in the old CN Station, corner of Mavis Avenue & Glover Road, Fort Langley

Abbotsford Here & Now
September 21-October 14, 2008
Kariton Gallery,
2387 Ware Street, Abbotsford 

The Mane Event
Friday-Sunday, October 17-19, 2008
Chilliwack Heritage Park, 44140 Luckakuck Way, Chilliwack

ARTIST'S OPEN HOUSE 2008
Sunday, September 7
, 2008
20916 - 49A Avenue, Langley

Arts Alive 200
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Fraser Highway between 204th & 206th Streets
Hours: 10am-5pm

Art in the Vines
Saturday, August 9, 2008, 11am-5pm
Township 7 Vineyards & Winery, 21152 - 16th Avenue, Langley, BC

Fort Langley Artists Group Exhibition: "Artist's Choice"
July 5-27, 2008
at the Flagstop Gallery in the old CN Station, corner of Mavis Avenue and Glover Road, Fort Langley, BC (located just across the street from the well-known Wendel's Bookstore & Cafι). For more information, visit: www.fortlangleyartistsgroup.com

 Arts on Mill Lake
July 26, 2008, 12noon-4pm
2387 Ware Street, Abbotsford
 

Arnold Mikelson Festival of the Arts
Saturday & Sunday, July 5-6 and 12-13, 2008
Mind & Matter Gallery, 13743 - 16th Ave, Surrey

Hours: Saturday & Sunday, 10am-6pm

The three-acre grounds of Mind and Matter Gallery come alive with nearly 100 artists displaying their work. See the work of talented painters in a variety of styles and media, as well as potters, sculptors, jewellers and other fine artisans. For more information, visit www.mindandmatterart.com. Note that this is an outdoor event and cancellation may occur due to severely wet weather. If in doubt, contact the gallery before attending. Also note that an admission fee will be charged. Dogs are not permitted.

• Canine Art Guild On-line Exhibition:
    www.canineartguild.com

Check out this selection of dog-themed art by artists from all over North America as well as from Australia and the U.K. This is a "pot luck" (open theme) show — the only criteria is that the art must be about dogs! There's a viewer's choice award, so be sure to vote for your favourite. If one of my works is voted "Viewer's Choice", I'll be donating the small cash prize to a local animal welfare group!

• Fort Langley Artists Group
   Exhibition: WINGS

May 10-July 1, 2008 at the Flagstop Gallery in the old CN Station, corner of Mavis Avenue and Glover Road, Fort Langley, BC  
(located just across the street from the well-known Wendel's Bookstore & Cafι)

OPENING: Saturday, May 10, 12noon-4pm. Come meet the artists, view the exhibition and share light refreshments.

Plan to see the show and make a day of it, visiting the shops and browsing for antiques along the charming streets and alleyways of historic Fort Langley.
For more information, visit:
www.fortlangleyartistsgroup.com

• Art in the Park

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, June 27, 28 & 29, 2008
Memorial Peace Park, Maple Ridge (off 224th between Lougheed & Dewdney Trunk)
Hours: Friday 4-8pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm
This ever-popular event is back again for its 11th year. This year boasts a new location and a bigger and better show than ever. Look for new artists as well as returning favourites. Free admissioin.

For more information, visit: www.artintheparkmapleridge.com

• 34th Annual Lower Mainland Quarter Horse Association Horseman's Bazaar & Country Fair

Saturday & Sunday, March 15-16, 2008
Thunderbird Equestrian Show Park, 24550 - 72nd Avenue, Langley, BC
Hours: Saturday 9:30am-6pm, Sunday 9:30am-4:30pm

This is the event for horse people in the Lower Mainland, and this year it has grown to two days and will
feature more than 100 exhibitor booths focusing on country lifestyles and the equestrian. The event is
famous its used tack sale (Saturday only, 11am-2pm) which has grown so big, it now has its own building. Deborah will be showcasing portraits and will have a variety of other pieces on display.

For more information, visit: www.bcqha.com/lmqhahorsemansbazaar/

• Cat Fanciers of BC 50th Annual Show

March 7-9, 2008 at the Cloverdale Show Barn

If you love cats, this is the event for you — it's all about cats!

For more information, visit: http://cfofbc.org/catshow/

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ART ON DISPLAY AT THE WICKERTREE

November 9-29, 2007
#102 - 20460 Langley Bypass, Langley
The Wickertree furniture store is displaying a variety of local art throughout this fall and winter, featuring a different artist every three weeks. View a selection of Deborah's works at The Wickertree November 9-29. For store hours, please call (604) 530-0818.

• A REAL PIECE OF WORK

Saturday, November 24th, 10am-6pm
Ocean Park Community Hall (corner of 16th Ave & 128th St, Surrey)
Just in time for Christmas, this one-day event features a variety of quality, locally-made art and fine crafts.

 

• "TRAVEL THE WORLD" ALL BREED CHAMPIONSHIP DOG SHOW

October 25-28, 2007
Abbotsford Tradex, located at the Abbotsford Airport
Cat & Mouse Designs is going to be at the largest dog show in Canada! Come see your favourite dog breeds and visit the trade show featuring a vast array of dog-related products and services.

• ARTIST'S OPEN HOUSE 2007

Sunday, September 9, 2007, 11am-5pm
Join Deborah at her home for a relaxing afternoon of art displayed outdoors in the garden (indoors if raining). View her recent work including new portraits and silk pieces as well as past favourites. Guest artisan Sheila Davidson will present her distinctive Lucite bead jewelry. Refreshments will be served.

• ARTS ALIVE 2007
Saturday, August 18, 10am-5pm
Fraser Highway between 204th and 206th Streets
Downtown Langley comes alive with artists and artisans displaying their work. This is a fun event for the whole family and admission is free.

• ARNOLD MIKELSON FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
Saturday & Sunday, July 7 & 8 and 14 & 15, 2007, 10am-6pm
13743 - 16th Avenue, Surrey
The two-acre grounds of Mind and Matter Gallery come alive with nearly 100 artists displaying their work. See the work of talented painters in a variety of styles and media, as well as potters, sculptors, jewellers and other fine artisans. For more information, visit www.mindandmatterart.com.
Note that this is an outdoor event and cancellation may occur due to severely wet weather. If in doubt, contact the gallery before attending. Also note that an admission fee will be charged. Dogs are not permitted.

• BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL ART WALK
Saturday, August 11, 2007, 10am-5pm
Surrey Museum Plaza, 17710 - 56A Avenue, Cloverdale

• ART IN THE PARK
June 1-3, 2007, Friday, 4-8pm, Saturday & Sunday: 10am-5pm
Trice Farms Garden Centre, 24565 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge
Celebrating its 10th year, this annual event features a variety of artists and artisans.


• CAT FANCIERS OF BC SPRING SHOW
March 9-11, 2007
Cloverdale Show Barn, 6050A 176th Street, Surrey

• ARTS ALIVE 2006
Saturday, August 19, 10am-4pm
Downtown Langley City on Fraser Highway between 204th Street and 206th Street
Information:
http://www.downtownlangley.com/events.htm

• CARIBBEAN DAYS FESTIVAL
Saturday & Sunday, July 29 & 30
Waterfront Park, North Vancouver
Information:
http://www.caribbeandays.ca/

• ARNOLD MIKELSON FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
Saturday & Sunday, July 15-16 & 22-23, 2006, 10am-6pm
Mind and Matter Gallery, 13745 - 16th Avenue, Surrey (near White Rock)
More than 100 artists in a variety of media display their work on the gallery's picturesque 3-acre grounds
Information:
www.mindandmatterart.com

Feature Article in Sidelines Equestrian Magazine

The October 2005 edition of Sidelines featured a salute to equestrian artists.
To download a pdf copy of Deborah's feature page, click here.

Summer in Stanley Park

Now available as a limited edition giclιe print

100 signed and number prints on 140lb rag paper (Images size: 15"x20")

What is giclιe?

This work commemorates the life of Tuk, the polar bear who lived for more than three decades in Vancouver's now-defunct Stanley Park Zoo. For more info about this work and about Tuk, click here.

Artist's Open House 2005

On Sunday, August 21, 2005, Deborah hosted an Open House featuring more than 40 artworks on display in her garden. The event was a resounding success with glorious weather and plenty of visitors.