Lake Side by Min Ma

Beached by Pieter Molenaar

A Quiet Moment by Shannon Ravenhall

After Summer Showers - Hosta by Kirsten Sheffield

Dancing Under St. Elmo's Fire by Vance Theoret

Quiet Time by Donna Zhang

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Fusion ~ A Contemporary Art Show: Opening Friday, November 21 5pm - 8pm

You are cordially invited to the opening of our 4th annual Contemporary Art Show called Fusion which will be held at the gallery on Friday evening November 21 from 5pm to 8pm.

Fraser Valley artists Min Ma, Shannon Ravenhall, Kirsten Sheffield, Donna Zhang and Hong Zhu will be joined by Vancouver Island painter Pieter Molenaar and BC interior sculptor Vance Theoret for a gala night devoted to art. The artists will be in attendance on Friday evening, November 21 from 5pm to 8pm. The show will run until Friday, December 12.

To the left are some images representative of the new work by the artists. There will also be a free draw and refreshments will be served.

For our November show Fusion we have gathered some amazing and diverse talents. Min Ma paints a wide variety of subjects with flair, passion and a dazzling contemporary technique. Pieter Molenaar paints more traditionally with attention to the interplay between sky and earth and has devoted several paintings to scenes of the Fraser Valley. Our two sculptors express themselves very differently: Shannon Ravenhall's work has organic, feminine lines and shapes while Vance Theoret's merry menagerie embrace whimsy and charm. The innovative Kirsten Sheffield has seamlessly fused batik and painting in her unique creations on cotton cloth. Meanwhile, the sumptuous oil portraits of Donna Zhang glow with the presence of the subject. Donna was very successful at a major show in Winnipeg recently. As owner, Hong Zhu needs no introduction, her work is a wonderful blend of east and west, of form and fancy.

For Art Lovers, this will be a feast for your eyes. Everyone is welcome!

Quiet Shores by Carmel Clare

Forgotten by Carmel Clare
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New work by Carmel Clare

Carmel just dropped off a few new pieces for the gallery. Most are accomplished in acrylic, and all are the perfect size for compact living areas.

More of Carmel's work

Brockton Point, 1986 by Brian Croft

Lions Gate Bridge, 1939 by Brian Croft
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New prints by Brian Croft

Brian Croft is releasing a couple of new prints for Fall, 2014.

Brockton Point, 1986 and Lions Gate Bridge, 1939 are giclee prints in editions of 95 S/N. The size for both is 20 x 32 inches and the cost for an unframed print is $700. More of Brian's work

View From The Glacier by Vance Theoret

Dancing Under St. Elmo's Fire by Vance Theoret
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New sculptures by Vance Theoret

Vance has recently dropped off a number of new pieces including these 2 done in Spanish alabaster. Vance's stylized figures work well when communicating both the sublime and the humourous.
More of Vance's work

Check-up by Bob Barnes

Blue Boy by Lloyd Barnes

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New works by the Barnes Brothers

We have many new paintings by Bob and Lloyd Barnes in the gallery: Check-up, by Bob Barnes and Blue Boy by his twin brother Lloyd are 2 of them.

More of the Barnes's brothers art.

Fishing Friends by Carol 


Afternoon High Tide by Carol 

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Fishing Friends by Carol Evans

Carol's newest print, Fishing Friends, is available as either a Giclée print on paper or canvas.

Afternoon High Tide by Carol Evans

Another recent print is Afternoon High Tide. From the artist: "Waves rolled one after another up the normally sandy beach. We couldn’t walk along where we usually did… but there was a certain air of excitement as the low sun heightened the energy and dynamic force of the high tide.”

Afternoon High Tide is available as a limited edition canvas Giclée print. The image size is 20.25 x 30 inches; there are 195 signed and numbered prints; each print sells for $695.
More of Carol's art.

Pilot Mountain by Max Jacquiard
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New Work by Max Jacquiard: Pilot Mountain

A new print called Pilot Mountain was released in April 2014 and SOLD OUT by mid-May.

"One of the least photographed peaks along the Bow Valley is Pilot Mountain, probably because this view is obscured by forest..."
More about Pilot Mountain

More of Max's Art

Trainmaster:The Railway Art of Max Jacquiard
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Trainmaster: The Railway Art of Max Jacquiard

Back by popular demand. We just received another shipment of Trainmaster books just in time for Christmas. The featured art was drawn from the collection of Max Jacquaird and the text was written by well-known BC railway historian Barrie Sanford. Signed by Barrie Sanford and only $39.95.
More about Trainmaster railway art book.

Owner Hong Zhu at Abbotsford Art Gallery
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Abbotsford Art Gallery staff are committed to providing quality craftmanship and meticulous care for any treasured items you bring in for custom picture framing. Also, we offer a great selection of picture frames in all price ranges. Whether print or painting or needlework or hockey jersey – we can frame them all! Owner Hong Zhu can also perform art restoration for most works of art. Customers can select frames from Larson-Juhl and Roma, moulding manufacturers of some of the best wood mouldings in the world. In addition, for projects on a budget we have an extensive collection of high-quality plastic frames. We also have a computerized mat cutter to handle large projects.

Owner Hong Zhu with one of her paintings
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In addition to her many years of experience as an art designer and picture-framer, Abbotsford Art Gallery owner, Hong Zhu, is also a well-regarded artist having spent years mastering techniques of both East and West.

For those of you searching for original art, we are carrying original floral and abstract paintings of Hong’s, plus original work of Myrtle-Anne Rempel, SFCA, CSPWC, impressionist Ron Hedrick, plus the wildlife paintings of Bob & Lloyd Barnes. We are also carrying some very exciting and reasonably-priced original abstracts and florals perfect for home or office. For collectors, we will be carrying collectible limited edition prints of well-known B.C. artists such as Carol Evans, Brian Croft and Max Jacquiard.

Abbotsford Art Gallery - May 2011
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Abbotsford Art Gallery - September 2011
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Abbotsford Art Gallery - September 2011
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The interior of Abbotsford Art Gallery

In addition, Abbotsford Art Gallery will be carrying a wide assortment of art, both collectible or decorative. Some artists we will feature will be Hong Zhu, Brian Croft, Carol Evans, and Max Jacquiard.