KATHY THIESSEN ART GALLERY
In recognition of her initiative and dedication to the arts, the Board of Directors named the Station gallery after its 25-year administrator, Kathy Thiessen. A core group of founding members began working with Thiessen in 1986 to make the dream of a community centre for the arts a reality. Thiessen retired in 2010 and continues to enjoy supporting the Station Arts Centre through volunteering, attending concerts and special events.
CALL FOR ARTISTS
The Station Arts Centre is now accepting applications for The Red Chair Project: a Celebration of Community.
Deadline for applications is June 11, 2021.
ABOUT THIS PROJECT:
The Red Chair Project was created as a way to bring people together safely through art creation, raise arts awareness and celebrate diversity in our area. It is intended to be representative of the communities we serve – through the artists we select and the subjects they paint. The goal is to give artists a chance to work, have fun and be challenged while engaging the community as a whole. This is to be an inclusive group portrait that will be exhibited in a variety of public spaces and online for all to enjoy. These portraits highlight unique individuals in our area and how they contribute to the richness of our collective community experience.
HOW THIS PROJECT WILL WORK:
The Station Arts will contract a total of 10 local artists to paint portraits of sitters from this community in a live setting. Artists must complete three portraits within three, one-hour time slots. These portraits will become apart of a larger mural to be displayed as a whole or in clusters in public spaces in town and online during the month of September 2021.
INTERESTED IN HAVING YOUR PORTRAIT PAINTED?
The Station Arts Centre is looking for 30 community members to participate in the community portrait project. To learn more about how you can have you portrait painted, view the Sitter Application and Wavier Form.
The Kathy Thiessen Art Gallery is programmed through an ongoing call for submissions as well as by curated exhibitions. The Station Arts Centre hosts monthly exhibits year round and accepts applications from both professional and emerging artists. We are currently accepting applications for shows into 2021. Please fill out the submission form below if you are interesting in having your pieces on display in the Kathy Thiessen Art Gallery.
Scissor Cuts/Scherenschnitte: Jessica Richter and Waltraude Stehwien
November 2 – December 17, 2020
Richter and Stehwien employ creativity to express landscape, scene and image with cut paper. This collection ranges from traditional German papercutting to papercut evolved into sculpture.
The Darkened Sky
January 7 – February 23, 2021
Consisting of fifteen artists, The Darkened Sky highlights the beauty of darkness through a spectrum of artistic mediums. Works range from craft to fine art, and over half of the artists are First Nations or Métis, weaving together unique cultural perspectives and familiar methods of art-making.