When it comes to fine art, marketing and over all creative abundance, Stewart Stephenson is an artistic Jedi. Highly collected, both locally and internationally, Stewart has been gaining some serious notority in the art world.
In his earlier days, Stewart travelled to galleries around the world to get up close an personal with the work of his predessors, the modern masters. Flash forward five years later to today, he has a giant studio in Yaletown and two very successful galleries, one in Seattle and the other here in Vancouver.
Known for his large scale, vibrant paintings and flawless high gloss finishes, some of Stewart's most recent works have fetched up to a cool $100,000. Not bad, for a man who made his living in the business world, before abandoning it all to pursue his true calling, a self taught artistic genius.
This October, Stewart will be the headlining artist for the much anticipated urban - pop - contemporary art showcase "Art Rapture."
For more information visit his website:
The Art of Andrea Hoodge
Andrea Hooge, is a Vancouver based artist living and working out of her home studio in East Vancouver. Over the years, she has been cultivating a signature style which is a nod to the nostalgia of vintage magazines and old children's books. Her main focus has been creating figurative oil paintings on wood or hardboard panel.
Until, she mastered the art of the scratch board, where she carefully hand scratches extremely detailed imagery onto custom cut out scratch boards, enabling her to move a way from conventional shapes and sizes.
Each piece is carefully and precisely scratched out with focus and intent.
Andrea attended the University of the Fraser Valley, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Psychology and a minor in visual arts.
Her work has been exhibited in various group shows in Vancouver, and she has had three solo exhibitions, titled "Dolly," "Scratch," and "Menno Kitty" all at Hot Art Wet City.
She will be exhibiting a new solo show at Hot Art Wet City in April 2016.
Visit: www.andreahooge.com/ for more details.
In Queen Elizabeth Park
Vancouver Art Attack, a community event that is solely funded by generous contributions from our sponsors is beyond thankful to Alan and his amazing team at The Chapel Group, for sponsoring our Fresh Off The Easel Live Auction, to be held in their stunning Celebration Pavilion.
The Chapel Group, an amazing team of wedding experts lead by Alan Burnett, aka "The Chapal Guy", is a man of passion and excellence, believing that if something is worth doing, it is worth doing well. One of his greatest passions is to build successful marriages and families, encouraging couples to dream big and achieve success in all areas of life. With over 30 years experience and 5000 weddings under his belt, bridal parties and guests experience a genuine and memorable wedding.
The Chapel Group have 3 locations, Queen Elizabeth Park, Stanley Park and Minoru Park in Richmond.
The third annual Vancouver Art Attack is set for Saturday, September 19th in Queen Elizabeth Park Pavilion.
RSVP to this #FREE Event here:
Returns this year as a Community Partner.
Opus Art Supplies, is an independently-owned, local business supplying the visual arts community with art materials, digital printing, picture frames, art education, community support, and more.
The company was founded in 1974, and since then, they have grown from a single location framing company into six stores throughout BC, plus a Canada-wide mail order service for online & phone orders, providing resources to creative individuals, educators, and organizations.
Throughout the year they host artist workshops and classes taught by some of Vancouver's finest artists. The Opus mission is to support the growth and advancement in the Visual Arts in out community. We are truly thankful for their contribution to #VanArtAttack2015
To learn more about the company visit: opusartsupplies.com
The Third Annual Vancouver Art Attack is coming to Queen Elizabeth Park
#Free To attend
Meet our community Partner
No event is complete without wine, and we are so incredibly happy to be partnered with the Mark Anthony Group and The Ganton and Larsen Prospect Winery for this year's event. Prospect winery is our exclusive winery for our VIP tent.
The Ganton and Larsen Prospect Winery, is a tribute to the Okanagan Valley’s rich and colourful history, geography and incredible wines. The wines pay homage to the Ganton and Larsen families; original and longstanding land-owning partners of the winery.
The grapes are sourced from vineyards all across the Okanagan Valley, allowing for diversity, consistency and distinctiveness. Each varietal features a gem; a historical place, figure, animal or item from the Okanagan Valley, commemorated by original artwork from local Okanagan artists. We look forward to working with them for this year's event #VanArtAttack2015, September 19th in Queen Elizabeth Park!
As we head into our third installment of Vancouver Art Attack, this coming September 19th at Queen Elizabeth Park, its very important that we pay tribute to those who make it all possible. Our sponsors.
We would like to welcome back and thank DeSerres, for their continued support with Vancouver Art Attack. DeSerres is the oldest art supply store in Canada and was founded in 1908. Today, they now have 34 stores across the country. They are 100% Canadian owned and operated and what's more, they are a family run business.
The DeSerres brand, takes great pride in the depth of their support of the Art's, nuturing artists on every level, in every facet and every step of the way. Their stores are filled with carefully picked products that will get your creative juices flowing.
Visit their website: www.deserres.ca for more details!
#VanArtAttack2015 at Queen Elizabeth Park
20 Live Artists. 4 Hours. 1 Live Auction.
Saturday, September 19th 3pm-10pm
Get Tickets: www.eventbrite.ca/e/3rd-annual-vancouver-art-attack
Street Artist Turned Gallery Artist
Hush, a London based street artist, who has been steadily gaining attention in the global art scene, with his edgy and provocative, graffiti infused portraits, is highly influenced by graphic novels, animation and the diversity of street art. His love of affair with street art started when he was young, and continues to influence his gallery work today.
Originally trained as a graphic designer and illustrator, at the New Castle School of Art and Design, Hush likes to combine a mixture of anime inspired characters and pop-infused imagery creating a fascinating commentary on urban culture. In the past his art has been described as Urban Abstract Pop Art, and I couldn't agree more.
While interested in the contrasts and fusion of Eastern and Western culture, he confronts and examines the power, grace and beauty of the female form, centralizing his work around the feminine, exploring figurative elements through pop art renditions of geisha and anime manga images.
Hush' s technique combines various street art approaches with traditional art practices. Having been influenced from his extensive travels, his canvases mimic city walls once adorned with layers of graffiti. As a result, his mixed-media pieces are an amalgamation of painting, screen-printing, spray-painting and collaging of graphic novels and comics, encouraging his viewer to get lost in the complexity of his process.
Hush has worked throughout Asia, Europe and the USA and his art has been featured is numerous publications including: Street Knowledge (Harper Collins), The Street Art Stencil Book (Laurence King Publishing), Art Monthly, and Huck Magazine.
And has exhibited internationally, at galleries and fairs such as White Walls Gallery (San Francisco), New Image Art Gallery (LA) and the SCOPE Art Fair (New York, Miami and Switzerland).
For more info on Hush, his work or upcoming exhibitions follow him here:
Celebrating 23 years of Vancouver Art
For twenty three years, Artists In Our Midst has been steadily supporting the Vancouver Art community with their yearly open studio tours. Each year, local artists working in various mediums such as painting, ceramics, sculpting and jewelry open their doors to the public for a weekend long art crawl. The event was created on Vancouver's West side in 1993 by a group of artists and has created an important dialogue within in the community.
2013 - 30" x 40"
Acrylic on canvas
Over the course of the last 2 decades Artists In Our Midst has built lasting relationships between the public and artists outside the more formal museum and gallery settings. Their mandate is to promote art education and to provide opportunities for community members to enjoy and enrich their lives with visual art.
2014, 48" x 36"
Oil on canvas
They achieve these goals by giving free public art talks and exhibits, by their volunteer art residencies and artists programs at Lord Byng Mini School for the Arts, and by including their emerging artists in the main exhibition. Artist In Our Midst is supported by merchants who showcase their art, by local donors, and by the diverse communities coming to their events.
Oil on Canvas
Artists in Our Midst open studio tour starts May 23rd 11am - 6pm. Enjoy the diverse creative talents in our community by visiting artists in their studio settings. Explore the stories behind the art and artists. Join in celebrating the power of the visual arts as a community-based resource!
artist, teacher & Mentor
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