Hours:

Tuesday – Saturday: 10am – 5 pm.

 

Welcome to Peace Gallery North. We are honoured to represent many of the Peace Region’s finest artists and artisans, both established and emerging. Peace Gallery North’s collection of art, in a broad range of media, showcases the dynamic and innovative. The artists we represent continually offer the highest quality of work while exploring fresh ideas and ways of expressing themselves. Join us every month for a new exhibition, with both group and solo shows.

 

 

Peace Gallery North is proudly supported by the Peace Arts Gallery Society (PAGS), a not-for-profit society and a registered charity since 1988. The society’s purpose is to promote and encourage a facility for the display and appreciation of the arts, and aid those directly engaged in the practice of the arts, in the Peace River area of the Province of British Columbia.

 

One way you can join us in supporting these endeavors is by becoming a member of PAGS. Funds generated through membership sales help to offset the operational costs of the gallery so that we may continue to provide quality arts programming and instructional opportunities to our community.

 

Also, membership stats can help reflect our usership, and are a clear indicator to our funders that we have the support of individuals in our community. We welcome established and emerging artists, art lovers, and their friends and family to make an affordable, valuable contribution to this creative community by becoming a member for $25/year.

 

PAGS Membership Includes:

 

  1. A voting membership in the Peace Arts Gallery Society
  2. Monthly updates on arts events through our members mailing list
  3. Invitation to exhibition openings & workshops
  4. Entry in an annual group exhibition exclusively for members
  5. Access to an art drop in space once a month

 

As of June 2018, Peace Gallery North will also require a membership be purchased before an artist is eligible for an exhibition in the temporary gallery, and also if they wish to sell their artwork in the gift shop inventory, as a gesture of their support for the gallery and PAGS. If interested, all artists with a current membership may submit to have their work featured on the gallery social media channels.

 

 

If you are interested in becoming a member, in submitting your work for inclusion in the gift shop, or would like an exhibition of your work to be considered for future shows, please email the gallery and we will send you the appropriate details.

 

In addition to paintings in oil, acrylic, mixed media and pastel work, we carry watercolours by a number of local artists and a large selection of hand-pulled prints. This region has a great number of printmakers specializing in linocuts, etchings and monoprints as well as collographs and solar prints.

 

You can discover a wide selection of pottery by artisans from across British Columbia, along with work in wood, metal and glass, and our wide range of art cards featuring photographs of our beautiful Peace Region, and wonderful antler carvings by an accomplished local artist.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us for any inquiries. We invite you to come into the gallery which is located in the North Peace Cultural Centre, Fort St John at the intersection of 100th Street and 100th Avenue to view unique, one-of-a-kind art pieces. Peace Gallery North has a Facebook page which is constantly updated with what’s going on in the gallery.

 

You can keep up with what’s going on in the gallery by sending us your email address – you will receive notification of all the news.

 

Thank you, and hope to see you soon!

 

 

our gallery

Saturday, May 12 – Encaustic Painting with Wax, Irene Gut

Saturday, May 12 – Encaustic Painting with Wax, Irene Gut

This class will be an introduction to using pigmented wax, encaustic paper and the iron. Students will learn how to paint an abstract/fantasy card, a basic landscape and how to incorporate stamps into the work. No experience required.

Saturday, May 26 – Zentangle® Workshop

Saturday, May 26 – Zentangle® Workshop

Introduction to the Zentangle® Method class is an approximately three-hour class (all materials included) where we will talk about the history of Zentangle®, discuss the elements of a tile, play with a few tangle patterns, shade a bit and then appreciate our art.

June 7-9 – 4th Annual Bright Nights in June

June 7-9 – 4th Annual Bright Nights in June

Come Celebrate the Arts in Fort St. John! You are invited to join the North Peace Cultural Centre in a celebration of the arts June 7th to the 9th at Bright Nights in June. This year there are a number of exciting events planned including Art Stars, a roundtable discussion regarding working in the Arts, our Gala evening with the theatre performance, The Legend of George Jones featuring Duane Steele, and a chance to see and experience a number of different art forms at our Art Market and Big Print Day.

Rosy Window Book Launch Event Feb 2nd 7-9pm

Rosy Window Book Launch Event Feb 2nd 7-9pm

Join local authors Megan Knott and Bev Berg as they read from their newest titles published by their own company: Rosy Windows Productions. There will be four titles available for the first time through Peace Gallery North. Local artist Tamsyn Gregory will also be in attendance to share her creative process for illustrating the title “Imagine If Maybe You Had a Cloud.” Including a musical interlude provided by the Quartet Intermezzo, this is sure to be a fun evening celebrating diverse local literary and creative artists - bring a friend!

Artwork by Gallery Artists and Local Students

Artwork by Gallery Artists and Local Students

In addition to works by Gallery artists, January will see some engaging artwork by local students. In November gallery manager Lisa MacLean did two workshops on Modern Art with grade 4-9 students at Freedom Thinkers Education, a local independent school in Baldonnel. The students worked together very hard and enjoyed their experience of doing so with a different perspective and appreciation. On January 18, School District #60 gifted students will be building their versions of the very humorous Rube Goldberg Machines in the gallery and adjoining Multipurpose Room. These devices are named after the Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist Rube Goldberg who depicted wacky, convoluted inventions to perform simple and mundane tasks in his cartoons.

Help Sturgill Stay

Help Sturgill Stay

Sturgill is a magnificent, life-size driftwood sculpture of a male moose created by local FSJ artist Michelle Pringle as a piece of her Drifters collection. We are asking for the community to donate, and collectively become the owners in this public art initiative with the North Peace Cultural Centre as custodians.

Feb 11 – Woodcut Wonders: Beginner Woodcut

Feb 11 – Woodcut Wonders: Beginner Woodcut

Join us for a chance to follow in the footsteps of those who have discovered the amazing possibilities of cutting and printing a wood block. Woodcuts are the oldest of all the printmaking techniques and a very exciting and satisfying way of making art.

Dec 1 – 23 – Artisan Christmas Market

Dec 1 – 23 – Artisan Christmas Market

The market is open during regular Gallery hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm (closed for lunch between 12 and 1). We will be collaborating with the Cultural Centre, the Aboriginal Artists' Market, and the Artisan Farmhouse on a festive "art walk" style opening, called Candy Cane Lane, with live music and other fun stuff, on Friday Dec 1 from 7-9.

Nov 3-25 – Varieties of Abstraction

Nov 3-25 – Varieties of Abstraction

Varieties of Abstraction brings together five artists who share their individual views of the world around them in works that show us the beauty that lies in abstract art. Although not realistic depictions of their subjects, these varied pieces appeal to both the eye and the brain, giving us alternative views of the natural and human landscapes.