Community Art Gallery

The City of New Westminster is excited to announce a new partnership with the Arts Council of New Westminster, who will take the lead in the development and curation of the annual exhibitions at the Anvil Centre Community Art Gallery in a three-year pilot project starting in 2023.

The Community Art Gallery, located on the third floor of the Anvil Centre, features a rotating series of community exhibitions that support local artists both emerging and established. Exhibiting artists are featured in group or solo exhibitions, as well as curated projects that reflect the interests of the community and align with the City’s commitment to equity, social justice, and truth and reconciliation.

Through this partnership, City staff will continue to provide support for scheduling, logistics, and events, while the Arts Council will take over coordinating and curating the annual exhibition program, with both organizations working together to promote the program to artists and audiences. This decision is in alignment with the City’s Arts Strategy, which encourages active relationships, unique collaborations and partnerships between municipality, artists, and arts organizations to advance the arts in New Westminster.

The Arts Council of New Westminster is a non-profit arts organization that has operated the Queen’s Park Art Gallery for 30 years and implemented a range of satellite programs, such as the annual New Westminster Cultural and New West Craft. The Arts Council has strong relationships with local artists and other local arts organizations; their mission to foster, support, and promote the arts in New Westminster, along with their well-defined strategic plan, aligns with the City’s art goals.

For more information on how to exhibit with the Community Art Gallery please contact Arts Council New West at or call 604.525.3244.

The Community Art Gallery is located on the 3rd floor of Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia Street, New Westminster.  Admission is free.


Fleeting Moments

Julia Di Sano and Victoria Klassen

January 30 - March 22, 2023

Two distinct bodies of work from two artists who capture the impermanence and fleeting memories of their subject. Both Julia Di Sano and Victoria Klassen, whose inspirations come from different sources, explore the mystery of brief moments in time, of fragmented and fleeting memories that are translated to the canvas as an expression of emotion.

 


Past Exhibitions:

What Housing Means to Me

Recalled

Intuitive Art

Cedar Sage and Sweetgrass

Art Talks 

ideate

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The Abstracted View 

New West Portraits

Identity

Three Visions: Walking in New West

AiR Works by Anvil Centre & Solid Waste/Recycling Artists in Residence

Unity of Spirits: Surprising Screens

Worlds of Light & Shadow

Limitless

Unity of Spirits

Big House

ArchiTEXTURE: Hard Edges in a Soft Media

Youth & Reconciliation

Things with Wings

Unity of Spirits

Uncover

Teacher's Lounge

Diverse/City

Boulevard Gardens of New Westminster

Longevity

The Dichotomy of Change

Faces and Places

The Art of History

Expression of Spring

Let Me Count the Ways

Cover Story: Album Art Reimagined