Member News :: June 2017

Lea Sevcov is once again showing her work at the Pitt Meadow Library with several paintings from July 15 to August 31st.

Carol Whitlock – Have you been to Fort Langley lately? If not you’re in for a treat. The new Coulter Berry Building features some wonderful shops set in an award winning building with contemporary design elements. Carole De Bathe of Kismit Gift Gallery invites you to see Carol Whitlock paint her signature jellyfish. Carol layers the pure pigment of pan pastels to bring to life the sea creatures that inspired her during her Artist in Residency at the Vancouver Aquarium. From 1:00-4:00 on June 23 at 9220 Glover Rd., meet Carol and be enticed by irresistible gifts of wood, glass, fibre and jewelry handcrafted by B.C. Artisans and Artists.

Lee Caufield’s mixed media painting “Arrival” (30 x 30”) won third place in the South Delta Art Guild’s Oil & Water 2017 show. The popular show had over 300 entries and runs from June 1 – 25th, Tuesday through Sunday, at the Guild’s gallery in Tsawwassen.

Gabrielle Strauss’s painting ‘Soul Patterns I’ was accepted into the Local Abstractions show, White Rock. Opening reception June 8th, 7pm, Turnbull Gallery, South Surrey Rec. Centre.

Gabrielle Strauss is also part of the Art at the Blue Cottage, named after a painting she did of the cottage (which is not blue… ). The event takes place June 24th and June 25th, 1046 Stevens, White Rock, 10-4. Gabrielle will be on site on June 25th.

Member News :: May 2017

Victor Gligor’s painting “Midday on the Fraser River” has been accepted in the ‘Landscapes’ Show, Federation Gallery, Granville Island

Wendy Mould, AFCA invites you to Art on the Farm, June 11, 114pm, Kilby Historical Site, Harrison Mills. Join us for an Awesome ART Filled Day  sketch on the farm, join in hands-on drawing and painting sessions, see the sights.  My Hands-on Drawing Sessions will be at 12 & 2pm.  We will be drawing one of my flower favourites, Blackeyed Susies.  Have coffee and fresh pie afterwards at the cafe.  My personal favourite.  No registration, cost: site fee only.

Wendy Mould invites you to join her at Drop-In and Draw Sessions,  Mondays, May 8 & 15,  June 12 & 19,  1012pm & 13pm. Expressions Art Gallery, 227 & Lougheed Hwy, Maple Ridge.  Bring your sketchbook and your project and come draw.  I will be happy to give you a few pointers as you work on your drawing.  $15 Pre-Registration Required.

Deborah Strong’s coloured pencil drawings recently received awards in two exhibitions: an Award of Excellence for “Golden Pond” in the Just Water exhibition at the Newton Cultural Centre, and 3rd Prize for “Butterflies and Goosebumps” in the FCA’s 2017 postcard competition.

Deborah Strong is having a solo exhibition at the Mayne Island Library June 9July 5. “Fur, Feathers, Hooves and Paws” will feature a selection of her coloured pencil drawings and silk paintings of animals and birds.

Linda Morris has donated a painting to be auctioned off at the “Music for Mental Health” benefit concert to be held Sat. June 3 from 7 to 11 pm at the Murrayville Hall, 2166748 Ave. Langley.  Tickets are $25 each and 100% of proceeds go to CMHA.   There are 2 auctions, 50/50 raffle and food and drinks are available.  Please come if you can for this very important cause.  Tickets are selling fast. Go to   to order tickets.  Thank you.

Carol Whitlock invites you to come and see her Pan Pastel Demo at the new Opus store in Coquitlam May 25th. Painting today is all about simplifying, creating hard and soft edges and dynamic value shifts. Using sponges and sponge applicators, Pan Pastels will help you achieve this with ease. Carol will paint one of her signature jellyfish from a photo she took at the Vancouver Aquarium during her Artist in Residency. You will learn the best paper to use, how to layer colours, and paint a moving subject. You’ll be inspired to try this wonderful medium and paint your next masterpiece! Register today online at under Upcoming Workshops at their Coquitlam store or phone 6045450410.

Patricia Falck would like to invite everyone to her upcoming show with Linda Muttitt, Gaye Adams, and Janice Robertson,  Brushworks Four , May 26th (5-9), 27th (10-8) and 28th (10-6). Fort Langley , Rasayana Studio, Suite 2049220 Glover Road.   Information attached.

Joyce Trygg is pleased that 2 of her paintings , Polar Ice and Sandhill Crane, will be shown at AFC’s juried show in Qingdao Lan Wan Art Park, Qingdao, China in August and September.

Patrica Peters and Bev Biddulph, FVFCA members, along with fellow artist, Cathy Stewart, have a group show in the Courthouse Art Gallery in Merritt from May 6 to June 3.  The show, entitled, “The Poetic Language of Landscape”, was well received by the local arts community.

Member News :: April 2017

Isabel Gibson has a collection of paintings in the Gallery Shop at the ACT Art Gallery in Maple Ridge. The paintings will be displayed until mid-May.

Audrey Bakewell is honored to achieve AFCA status with the Federation of Canadian Artists. The icing on the cake was selling one of her pictures at the opening reception.

Gabrielle Strauss had her painting “PS: I LOVE YOU” accepted into the BLOOM!2017 show at the Federation.

Kathleen Menges and Patricia Peters ‘oil and cold wax’ show, called “Kindred Spirits; A Fusion in Wax,” is running until April 18. It is an ideal time to drop into the Kariton Gallery on Ware Ave. after our Saturday meeting

Florence Nicholson would like to invite everyone to the Spring Art Sale of the North Shore Artists Guild on Sunday, April 30 10 5pm, at the West Vancouver Community Centre, 2121 Marine Dr., West Vancouver.

Wendy Mould, AFCA invites you to Artswest Spring Art Show and Sale, Sunday, April 23, 104pm. Sullivan Hall, 6306 152 St. Surrey. Original Art, cards & prints by local artists. Raffle for an Original Piece of Your Choice and Light Refreshments. Lots of opportunity to meet and talk with the artists. More info

Wendy Mould, AFCA and Audrey Bakewell, AFCA invite you to Paints’n Bloom Show & Sale, April 2830, 104pm each day, Mandeville Gardens, 4746 Marine Dr, Burnaby. Featuring Artists Wendy Mould, AFCA & Audrey Bakewell, AFCA in Support of the Alzheimer’s Society of BC. PreShow features: Beginner Watercolour Class, Wed, Apr. 26. 3:305:30pm $35 All supplies incl. Creative Cards Class, Thurs. Apr 27, 13pm, $35 All supplies incl. Register Now: Contact Wendy 6045834538

Wendy Mould, AFCA invites you to Drop In and Draw, Monday, May 8 & May 15, 1012pm & 13pm Expressions Art Gallery, 227 & Lougheed Hwy, Maple Ridge. Bring your sketchbook and your project and come draw. I will be happy to give you a few pointers as you work on your drawing. $15 PreRegister Required. Contact Wendy 6045834538

There is a group show of ABSTRACTIONS on display at the Ocean Park Library, Surrey, in which Doris Anderson is taking part for the month of April. Have a look at : for details .

Member News :: March 2017

Wendy Mould, AFCA invites you to Drop-In and Draw, Tuesday, March 7, 28, April 4 &
Saturday, April 1, 10-12pm or 1-3pm, Expressions Art Gallery, Valley Fair Mall, 227 & Lougheed
Hwy. Bring your sketchbook and a project to work on and get some feedback as you work.
Beginner to Advanced Welcome. Numbers Limited, Registration Required. Wendy at 604314-
2232 or!

Carol-Anne Almquist will have a short article under “Revelations” in the upcoming March
issue of The Art of Watercolour magazine. It is in newsstands on March 7th.

Kindred Spirits – Patricia Peters and Kathleen Menges – Featuring a fusion in Wax, Kariton
Gallery Mill Lake, 2387 Ware St., Abbotsford. March 18- April 16 2017 – Opening reception
March 18, 6-8pm.

Deborah Strong and Kathleen Gaitt are participating in “Figurative to Final: Figure Drawing’s
Influence on Work in Other Media”, an exhibition by members of the Drawing on Life group
based in Ocean Park. The exhibition runs April 5-May 13 at the Pop-Up Town Community Art
Space, 1459B Johnston Road, White Rock and will be open Wednesday-Sunday, 11am-4pm. The
exhibition is divided into two 3-week shows and will include variety of workshops and demos
on Saturdays. For information visit

Spring Show :: 2017

Spring Exhibition

Presented by Semiahmoo Arts in the Turnbull Gallery
South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre, 14601 – 20th Avenue, Surrey

Gallery hours vary; Please call 604-536-8333

Opening Reception: February 26, 2-4pm

Award Winners:

1st: Joyce Trygg, Seeking the Shade
2nd: Veronica Davies, Selfie Portrait
3rd: Beverley Biddulph, Last Light
Award of Excellence: Fran Alexander, Reflecting Light I
Award of Excellence: Jo-Ann Wichary, One Hump or Two
Award of Excellence: Deborah Strong, Master Builders (Bushtits)


Member News :: February 2017

Patricia Peters and Kathleen Menges are having a show at the Kariton Gallery. The show is featuring Cold Wax and Oil – “Kindred Spirits and Fantasy”, March 18 to April 16, opening reception Saturday, March 18th 6-8 pm.

Wendy Mould, AFCA, is offering a full-day Marketing Workshop – Let’s Get Your Art Out There. Sunday, February 26 & Sunday, March 5, 10-3 pm. Get your Marketing Plans fired up to new and successful levels. $70. Contact Wendy, 604-314-2232 to Register.

Wendy Mould, AFCA, is offering the following workshop: Turn Your Doodles into Awesome Class – Doodles make Awesome Cards for All Occasions. No Experience required, Beginners to Advanced Welcome. $30 all supplies included. Thursday, February 16, 1:30-3:30, & 6-8 pm, Expressions Art Gallery, Maple Ridge, & Saturday, February 18, 10:30-12:30pm (Full), 2-4 pm (1 spot). Art by Wendy Studio, N Surrey. REGISTER NOW: Contact Wendy,, 604-314-2232.

Winteruption with Carol Whitlock

Member News :: November

Currently Audrey Bakewell has several paintings in the Positively Petite Show at Place Des Arts in Coquitlam and at the Mc Burney Café in Langley.  Upcoming events that Audrey is participating in are the South Surrey & White Rock Art Society Fall Art Show and Sale Nov 19-20  10am-6  14601 20 Ave  Surrey.   Paints ‘n Bloom Fall Art Show and Sale Nov 25-27  10am-4 at 4746 Marine Dr, Burnaby Gardenworks at Mandeville.  As part of this fundraiser along with Wendy Mould, Audrey will offer a Beginner Watercolor Class Nov 23 and a Christmas Card Making Class Nov 24 – to register call Wendy at 604 583 4538.   FCA Fraser Valley Chapter Art Show Surrey Art Gallery Nov 15-Feb 7.  Holiday Market Dec 2  11am-6  Dec 3&4  10am-4  14601 20 Ave, Surrey.

Garibaldi Art Club in Maple Ridge is having their annual show and sale Nov 18,19 and 20th  Fraserview Hall 22610 116th Ave Maple Ridgeby the Haney Bypass).  check out our website or Facebook for details.

Wendy Mould, AFCA invites you to spend a day on improving your Art Marketing Skills with her.  Her well known workshop “Let’s Get Your Art Out There” is only offered once a year.  This year’s dates are Sunday, February 26 & Sunday, March 5.  $70 + GST. Register Now. Wendy 604-314-2232 or

Wendy Mould, AFCA’s picture “A Friendship Moment” was accepted in the Sketch Show at the Federation Gallery. Show runs Nov. 8-20, 2016.

Wendy Mould, AFCA has 7 pieces from her Constructive Organics Series featured in the Ensemble 2016 Show at the ACT art gallery, 11944 Haney Place, Maple Ridge.  Gallery open Tuesday to Saturday, 11-4pm and for some evening performances.

The North Shore Artist’s Guild, of which I am one of the 335 members, is having its’ Fall Art Sale, at The Pipe Shop at the Shipyards ( N.S. Quay) 115 Victory Way, North Vancouver, on November 26/27. Hours on Sat. 26th 12.00 to 5, Sun. 27 10 to 5. Florence L. Nicholson

Here is an invitation to our sixth annual show “A Breath of Fresh Art”, November 12 and 13, once again at the Ocean Park Hall.  We have some returning members as well as guest artists. Our show contains a wonderful variety of styles of art that we hope you will enjoy.   Two of our members, Joyce Trygg and Gwen Murphy, will be in this show.

Connie (McClinton) Wicklund will be showing at the South Surrey White Rock Art Society’s show on Saturday, Nov 18 – Sunday Nov 19th, 2016 along with some very amazing Artists from our chapter.

Jytte Frost is entering the 8×8 Anonymous show In North Vancouver at Cityscape on Lonsdale.   Opening night Nov.17th on until the 19th of Dec.

Member News :: October 2016

Marney-Rose Edge – “Paint your Pet”,  a 2 day watercolour workshop instructed by Marney-Rose Edge, SFCA, October 14th (5pm-9pm) and Saturday October 15th (10am-4pm).   Location is 1000 Parker Street in Vancouver and the value of the workshop is $240+GST.  For more information please check my website

Marney-Rose Edge – “Precious Peonies”. A 3 day watercolour workshop painting luscious pink peonies on a full sheet, November 4-6 2016 at 1000 Parker Street in Vancouver and the value is $375+GST.  For more information please check my website

THE BLUE HERON GALLERY HOSTS an 8 x 8 JURIED SHOW., 105, 10996, Barnston View Rd., Pitt Meadows.  Osprey Village.  604-459-0600. Submission Deadline Friday October 14th. All artwork to be done on 8 X 8 canvas or wood panels 1 1/2 “ deep. Show will be held 1st November to 15 November. Prizes to be awarded at a Wine and Cheese reception.  For more information please visit

Gabrielle Strauss has several of her abstract works at Frosting Cupcakery on Fraser Hwy. in Langley as part of the Langley Art Crawl.  On October 8th, Gabrielle will be on site at the Flagstop Gallery for the annual Cranberry Festival.

Nino Dobrosavljevic – On October 7, 2016 ’s – Opening reception 7 pm-9 pm in the Place des Arts -Atrium Gallery 1120 Brunette Ave Coquitlam. My personal exhibition. Exhibition will be open until November 5, 2016.

Wendy Mould, AFCA & Audrey Bakewell invite you to Paints n’ Bloom Christmas Show & Sale, Nov. 25 – 27,  10-4pm daily GardenWorks at Mandeville, 4746 Marine Dr. Burnaby, Featuring award winning Artists Audrey Bakewell & Wendy Mould,  In support of the Alzheimer’s Society of British Columbia.  Special feature of the show: Beginner Watercolour Class Wed., Nov. 23, 3:30-5:30  & Christmas Card Making Class, Nov. 24 2-4pm. Contact Wendy for information and registration for classes 604-583-4538 or

Wendy Mould, AFCA has her picture “Following the Line” accepted in the Concept Show at the Federation Gallery and her picture “The Hunter Waits” accepted for the 75 Anniversary Show.

Wendy Mould, AFCA invites you to spend a day on improving your Art Marketing Skills with her.  Her well known workshop “Let’s Get Your Art Out There” is only offered once a year.  This year’s dates are Sunday, February 26 & Sunday, March 5.  $90 + GST. Register Now.  Wendy 604-314-2232 or

Member News :: September 2016


Sunshine & Sunflowers :: Wendy Mould

Gabrielle Strauss is showing several pieces of her works at the Fort Langley Artists Group- FLAG- on weekends until October 8th at the train station in Ft. Langley. There will be a paint in on September 5th from 12 pm -4 pm, with several artists doing on site demos.

On October 2nd FLAG will be part of the walking studio tour in Ft. Langley organized by the Centennial Museum from 10 am-4 pm.  The FLAG continues to be open until October 8th for the Cranberry festival, Gabrielle Strauss will be on site doing face painting as well.

Gabrielle Strauss is also one of the participants in the 2nd Langley Art Crawl October 1st/2nd and some of her works will be shown at Frostings Cupcakes

Wendy Mould, AFCA invites you to her Open Studio, Saturday & Sunday, Oct 1 & 2, 10-4pm.  9349 152A St. Surrey.  Drawing Demos 11 & 1:30 daily.   Art by Wendy Studio offers original works, cards and prints.  Commissions are Welcomed.

Beverley Biddulph has had a painting accepted in the Federation Gallery show, Scenes From Western Canada, running from September 6 to 18.

Wendy Mould, AFCA, Lea Sevcov, and Isabelle Gibson invite you to visit Expressions Art Gallery, Valley Fair Mall, 228 & Lougheed Hwy.  A new Artist Run Gallery featuring their work.  Gallery opens Sept 12, with Grand Opening Event, October 1, 2016.  Gallery features unique local Art: paintings, potter, ceramics, jewelry,  sculptures and more.  Open Mon – Wed. 9:30-5:30,Thurs &Fri. 9:30-9pm, Sat. 9:30-5:30 and  Sun 12-5pm.

Audrey Bakewell invites you to Peninsula Art Tour, Sept 24 & 25, 10-4pm. #1, 15168 22 Ave. See for more information.

Audrey Bakewell & Reet Herder invite you to “A Touch of Art” an Art Show and Sale, Oct 15-16, 2016, 9-4pm. South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre, 14601 20 Ave. Surrey, BC.