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Exhibitions encourage public engagement, bridging cultures and building strong communities through the arts.

Exhibitions Archive

Paper Trails: Exploring the Versatility of Paper

April 12, 2024 - May 18, 2024

CityScape Community ArtSpace Gallery
Artists: Alex Asai, Amberlie Perkin, Andrea McKenzie, Ashley Cook, Christina Peressini, Concealed Studio, Grant Withers, Ilka Bauer, Louise Phillips, M’Beth Schoenfeld, Monique Martin, Olena Martynets, Rachael Ashe, Ramon Ramos, Xiaoyin Luo, Yasaman Moussavi...

Art Rental Show

February 24 - April 6, 2024

CityScape Community ArtSpace
The time has come for the 2024 Art Rental Show! This salon-style exhibition features the work of over 150 local artists working in a great variety of techniques, styles, and subjects as diverse as the artists. Media include watercolour, acrylic, oil, and mixed media...

Unbearable Labour of Being

January 12 – February 17, 2024

Cityscape Community ArtSpace
Artists: Parvin Peivandi, Marina Roy, and Helena Wadsley The name of the proposed art show “The Unbearable Labour of Being” borrows its concept and title from the poetry of Ahmad Shamlo, an Iranian poet who devoted most of his poetry to understanding the meaning of...

Timothy J Sullivan: Improbable Landscapes

December 14, 2023 - March 5, 2024

The District Library Gallery (located at District Lynn Valley Main Library )
Artist Bio: As a visual artist, Timothy is deeply fascinated by the complex interplay between thinking, feeling, sensing, and intuition, and how these aspects of human experience can be translated into the creation of art. His work is informed and inspired by a range...

Carol Demers and Ronda Green: Whispers of Form

October 19, 2023 - January 16, 2024

The District Foyer Gallery (located at North Vancouver District Hall)
Art in the Community presents “Whispers of Form,” an exhibition by Carol Demers and Ronda Green. Artist Bio – Ronda Green: With 45 years of experience as a potter and pottery instructor, Ronda Green’s artistic journey has been a remarkable one....

Mehran Modarres-Sadeghi: Lost Gardens

October 19, 2023 - January 16, 2024

The District Foyer Gallery (located at North Vancouver District Hall)
Art in the Community presents “Lost Gardens,” an exhibition by Mehran Modarres-Sadeghi. Artist Bio: Mehran Modarres-Sadeghi (b. Isfahan, Iran) is an Iranian-Canadian interdisciplinary artist based in Vancouver, BC. She received an MFA in Visual Arts from...

Pushing Boundaries 2023: Our Home on Native Land

September 29 - November 4

Cityscape Community ArtSpace
Guest Curator: Sho Sho Esquiro Artists: Sho Sho Esquiro , Vashti Etzel, Salisha Old Bull, Krystile Silverfox , Teresa Vander Meer-Chasse, Speplól Tanya Zilinski Pushing Boundaries is North Van Arts’s biennial open-call exhibition to showcase emerging local and...

Nathaniel Marchand: Florescence

September 14 - December 12, 2023

The District Library Gallery (located at District Lynn Valley Main Library )
Artist Bio: Nathaniel Marchand is a Métis and Franco-Ontarian multi-disciplinary artist, songwriter and educator currently based on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. His...

Art Rental Show

September 1 -23, 2023

Cityscape Community ArtSpace
North Van Arts’ Art Rental collection will be back on display from September 1 to 23, 2023! This semi-annual, salon-style exhibition represents original 2-D artworks by local artists using many techniques, such as woodcut prints, lithography, photography, oil,...

Zoe Desbiens: Elemental Echoes

July 20 - October 17, 2023

The District Foyer Gallery (located at North Vancouver District Hall)
Art in the Community presents “Elemental Echoes,” an exhibition by Zoe Desbiens. Artist Bio: Zoé Desbiens embarked on an inspiring journey that led her to the world of art. Leaving her demanding corporate career behind in 2013, she planned to take a year...

Women, Life, Freedom

July 7 - August 26, 2023

Cityscape Community ArtSpace
Curator: Saghi Ehteshamzadeh Artists: Audineh Asaf, Ece Asitanelioğlu, Elmira Sarreshtehdari, Goli, Kate Arkiletian, Kiana Shahnia, Laleh Javaheri, Mina Saneei, Moozhan Ahmadzadegan, Nazanin Khalili, Roselynn Sadaghiani, Sanaz Haeri, Yasaman MoussavI North Van Arts...

You Are Here Calendar 2024 Exhibition

June 22 - September 12, 2023

The District Library Gallery (located at District Lynn Valley Main Library )
You Are Here celebrates the North Shore Region, including the City of North Vancouver, the District of North Vancouver, and the District of West Vancouver. This land is part of the unceded territories of  the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) and səlilwətaɬ...

Queer Bash

May 19 - July 1, 2023

Cityscape Community ArtSpace
Guest Curator: Andy Warner Artists: Delzius, Ivy Hazard, Jasper Berehulke, Lara Therrien Boulos, Maureen Long, Nico McGiffin, Shay Gavina North Van Arts presents Queer Bash, an exhibition of 2SLGBTQ+ community members works’ exploring the juxtapositions of...

Hoon Chung: My Beautiful Indescribable Nature

April 19 - July18, 2023

The District Foyer Gallery (located at North Vancouver District Hall)
Art in the Community presents “My Beautiful Indescribable Nature,” an exhibition by Hoon Chung. Artist Bio: Hoon Chung is a talented visual artist living in the city of North Vanccouver. He has pursued his artistic dreams by enrolling in Capilano College...

Pull Together- Pull Through

July 20 - October 17, 2023

The District Foyer Gallery (located at North Vancouver District Hall)
Art in the Community presents “Pull Together – Pull Through”, an exhibition in four parts that will be on display in the District Hall Glass cabinets. Scrolls: October 20, 2022 – January 17, 2023 Pojagi: January 19, 2023 – April 18,...

Speaking in Skins and Skirts

March 31 - May 13, 2023

Cityscape Community ArtSpace
Artists:  Jane Kenyon, Eleanor Hannan, Jude Neale, Elizabeth Dancoes Two textile artists and two poets come together in an exhibition based on friendship and mutual appreciation…one medium sparks the other in a confluence of ideas and inspiration. These artists...

Alessandra Abballe: All but absent from history

March 9 – June 21, 2023

District Gallery, Lynn Valley Library
  Artist Talk Zoom Link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86842595504?pwd=aTV4YVJwdW9Qa1B3a3ZmbDVrLzlZUT09   Artist Statement: All but absent from history is a project that explores the structure of adventure narratives, how women who are often excluded from...

To fold; To fault

February 17 - March 25, 2023

Cityscape Community ArtSpace
Artists:  Aynaz Parkas, Vitória Monteiro, Keimi Nakashima-Ochoa To fold; To fault will feature three interdisciplinary artists working with contemporary fibre-based mediations. Each artist considers creative labour as a form of knowledge production, moving...

Pull Together- Pull Through

January 19 - April 18, 2023

The District Foyer Gallery (located at North Vancouver District Hall)
Art in the Community presents “Pull Together – Pull Through”, an exhibition in four parts that will be on display in the District Hall Glass cabinets. Scrolls: October 20, 2022 – January 17, 2023 Pojagi: January 19, 2023 – April 18,...

Maxine Wolodko: Wild in the City

January 18, 2023 - April 18, 2023

The District Foyer Gallery (located at North Vancouver District Hall)
Artist Statement: With my paintings, I seek to capture simple, beautiful moments I witness in everyday life. Painting is my way of fully appreciating these ordinary moments before they can slip away and be forgotten. The latest expression of this is a fascination with...

Art Rental Show

January 13 - February 11, 2023

Cityscape Community ArtSpace
North Van Arts’ famous Art Rental show will be on display from January 13 to February 11, 2023! This salon-style exhibition will represent brilliant works by local artists in many techniques, such as woodcut prints, lithography, photography, oil, acrylic, watercolour,...

Margaret Joba-Woodruff : Split Limbs / Gentle Body

December 9, 2022 - March 7, 2023

District Gallery, Lynn Valley Library
  Artist Statement: In Split Limbs / Gentle Body, both traditional and experimental printmaking techniques are used to form connections between my skin’s battle with chronic eczema and how I relate my own bodily presence to the lands that I have been a guest on....

The Anonymous Art Show 2022

November 25 - December 17, 2022

Cityscape Community ArtSpace
Online sales continue until december 17 at 5pm Support your local art community with every $100 artwork you buy, and help us reach our goal of a record $50,000!  We are thrilled to host the 19th Anonymous Art Show showcasing original artwork from emerging and...

Volver (to return, to become)

October 7 - November 12, 2022

Cityscape Community ArtSpace
  Curator: Miret Rodríguez Artists: CARLOS COLÍN, MICHELLE BOURGET MORALES, OSVALDO RAMIREZ CASTILLO, PILAR MEHLIS, TEO MONSALVE, VANESSA MERCEDES FIGUEROA, XIMENA VELÁZQUEZ Volver (to return, to become) is an exhibition that shares...

Kirsten Chursinoff: Garden Escape

October 21 - December 6, 2022

District Library Gallery, Lynn Valley Library second floor
Artist  Statement The materials of fabric and thread are approachable and familiar. Textiles have a long history of being used to weave stories. From my perspective, textile art is the perfect medium in which to portray intricate details such as those found in...

Pull Together- Pull Through

October 20, 2022 - January 17, 2023

The District Foyer Gallery (located at North Vancouver District Hall)
Art in the Community presents “Pull Together – Pull Through”, an exhibition in four parts that will be on display in the District Hall Glass cabinets. Scrolls: October 20, 2022 – January 17, 2023 Pojagi: January 19, 2023 – April 18,...

You Are Here Calendar 2023 Exhibition

October 20, 2022 - January 17, 2023

The District Foyer Gallery (located at North Vancouver District Hall)
You Are Here celebrates the North Shore Region, including the City of North Vancouver, the District of North Vancouver, and the District of West Vancouver. This land is part of the unceded territories of  the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) and səlilwətaɬ...

Art Rental Show

September 9 - October 1, 2022

Cityscape Community ArtSpace
Visit CityScape Community ArtSpace to explore the wide variety of artworks available in our 2022 Art Rental collection.   Our newest collection features two-dimensional works created by local artists practicing in a wide range of disciplines presented in a...

Turning Trash Into Treasure

August 5 - September 3, 2022

Cityscape Community ArtSpace
The Sea to Sky Arts Councils in partnership with Divers for Cleaner Lakes and Oceans and Return-It presented: ‘Diving In: The Art of Cleaning Lakes and Oceans’ Through an environmental art campaign, local artists partnered with divers, schools and community groups to...

Enda Bardell: Freighter Fascination

May 26 - July 25, 2022

District Library Gallery
North Van Arts presents ‘Freighter Fascination by Enda Bardell as part of its Art in the Community Programme. Artist Statement: I am fascinated by the freighters in the harbor of Vancouver as seen from my balcony in Kitsilano, positioning themselves to be loaded...

A Response to Place

April 22 - June 4, 2022

Cityscape Community ArtSpace
RONNA ANDER ANTHEA CAMERON CAROL DEMERS In ‘A Response to Place’, Ronna Ander, Anthea Cameron, and Carol Demers create an array of ceramics and 2-dimensional works inspired by the unique natural world of the North Shore. Cityscape Community ArtSpace will be...

I wanted to go on a Space Walk but I had nothing to wear

February 25 - April 14, 2022

CityScape Community ArtSpace
VISIT THE VIRTUAL EXHIBITION Ilze Bebris, Kiku Hawkes, Marcia Pitch, Ruth Scheuing, Catherine M. Stewart Five female artists explore the reality of inhabiting a woman’s body, surprising fashion, and space travel through assemblage, photography, weaving, textiles,...

Lynda Fownes: Windfall

March 24 - May 23, 2022

District Library Gallery
North Van Arts presents an exhibition by Lynda Fownes as part of its Art in the Community Programme. Lynda Fownes’ earlier work focused on soft sculpture and fibre art. In recent year she has returned to the idea of exploring patterns and textures—in both choice of...

Mehran Modarres-Sadeghi: Ma Miaeem va Miravim (We Come and Go)

February 3 - March 21, 2022

District Library Gallery
North Van Arts presents an exhibition by Mehran Modarres-Sadeghi as part of its Art in the Community Programme.  Ma Miaeem va Miravim (We Come and Go) is an artist book and a series of drawings which translates the artist’s first-grade English book, We Come...

Art Rental Exhibition

January 21 - February 19, 2022

CityScape Community ArtSpace
Rent it, buy it, love it. North Van Arts invites you to visit CityScape Community ArtSpace for our semi-annual salon-style Art Rental Show. Discover original works by local artists from our Art Rental collection. Created using an impressive range of media, these...

Pushing Boundaries FREE Interactive Event

October 21, 2021 7pm - 8:30pm

Cityscape Community ArtSpace and Online
 In Conversation: Curator Adele ᒪᐢᑿᓱᐏᐢᑵᐤ Arseneau and Salisha Old Bull Due to gallery capacity limitations we will also be streaming the event live on our YouTube channel. Pushing Boundaries exhibition page Learn more about the artists: Adele ᒪᐢᑿᓽᐃᐢᑵᐤ Arseneau...

Nomi Stricker: ELSEWHERE

November 4, 2021 – January 24, 2022

District Library Gallery
Artist Statement: My recent oil and mixed media works depict curious, dream-like scenes. They are inspired by sites explored while traveling abroad (pre-pandemic) and by landscapes discovered around British Columbia. Memories, imaginings, and my own photography are...

Pushing Boundaries

October 8 - November 13, 2021

CityScape Community ArtSpace
Finding Our Place: Beading and Weaving our Culture Together Guest Curator:  Adele ᒪᐢᑿᓱᐏᐢᑵᐤ Arseneau Participating Arists: Adele ᒪᐢᑿᓱᐏᐢᑵᐤ Arseneau, Nathalie Bertin, Naomi Bourque, Salisha Old Bull, Melody Markle, Michelle Sound There is medicine in every fibre...

Kris Noble: Faceted Florals

August 5 – September 20, 2021

District Library Gallery
“Faceted Florals allude to the impermanence of our vision and that sparkling movement of pattern and color that occurs with the blink of an eye, the passing of a cloud, or the breath of a breeze.” Artist Statement Following an established career as a textile...

You Are Here 2022 Calendar Exhibition

September 23 - November 1

District Library Gallery
12 IMAGES CREATED BY LOCAL ARTISTS DEPICTING NORTH SHORE SCENES The You Are Here calendar tells the story of the North Shore Region through artistically rendered images of locations, places, or scenes that are recognizably in North Vancouver or West Vancouver, on the...

Stalkaya – Ḵ’elhmáy̓/X̱ápay̓ay

July 24 - September 4, 2021

CityScape Community ArtSpace
North Van Arts is proud to present Stalkaya – Ḵ’elhmáy̓/X̱ápay̓ay. The exhibition title refers to the traditional name of the Dakota Bear Forest (Stalkaya) followed by the two words for yellow and red cedar. Stalkaya includes ‘SANCTUARY’, a 360°...

Art Rental

September 10 - October 2, 2021

Cityscape Community ArtSpace
Rent it, buy it, love it.   Come and visit CityScape Community ArtSpace to view new works of original art from the 2021 Art Rental collection. Discover the work of over 150 local artists in this salon-style show. Created using an impressive range of media –...

Stalkaya – Ḵ’elhmáy̓/X̱ápay̓ay FREE Interactive Event

August 26, 2021

Lynn Canyon Park
Utsám̓ / Tkw̓áya7nmixs / Tsetsiy̓áḵwustay̓ Listen/ Witness/ Share Join artist, ethnobotanist and educator T’uy’t’tanat-Cease Wyss on an interactive, guided forest walk. As we feel out the forest, sensitizing ourselves to the land, we will bring ourselves to a...

Conspicuous Collapse

June 4 - July 18, 2021

CityScape Community ArtSpace
Conspicuous Collapse is an exhibition of artwork from Biliana Velkova, Erika Mashig and Sunshine Frère. Works in this exhibition explore the thematic of breakdown across a range of media: painting, drawing, printmaking, photography and video. “This exhibition was...

Printmaker’s Mark

April 30 - May 29, 2021

CityScape Community ArtSpace
Printmaking dates back thousands of years: Sumerians used clay printing wheels in 3000 BCE, Chinese used stone rubbings in 200 CE and Egyptians used woodblocks for printing fabric in 600 CE. In 1400 CE movable type and the screw press created an explosion of...

Mother Tongue

February 26 - April 24, 2021

What is motherhood? What does it mean to be a mother? These questions are explored in Mother Tongue, the upcoming exhibition at North Van Arts. “Our mother tongue is the first language we learn, the sounds we hear and know to repeat and attach meaning. Perhaps...

Art Rental Exhibition

January 22 - February 20, 2021

CityScape Community ArtSpace
Rent it, buy it, love it. North Van Arts invites you to visit CityScape Community ArtSpace for our semi-annual salon-style Art Rental Show. Discover original works by local artists from our Art Rental collection. Created using an impressive range of media, these...

Visions of the North Shore

District Library Gallery
This series of prints is an arts and heritage millennium project that commemorates and links 12 historically significant sites with interpretive prints. Every day we walk or drive in our community and yet we see only the surface. We are blessed to live in a beautiful...

2020 CityScape Exhibitions

January - December 2020

CityScape Community ArtSpace
Art Rental January 17 – February 15, 2020 Twice a year, North Van Arts transforms CityScape Community ArtSpace to display as many artworks from the Art Rental Collection in salon style. Visitors can explore a dynamic exhibition covering an impressive range of...

2020 Art in the Community

January - December 2020

North Vancouver
Simone Guo City Atrium Gallery January 22 – March 16, 2020 Lori Sokoluk City Atrium Gallery March 17 – June 2, 2020 Rick Herdman District Foyer Gallery February 5 – April 6, 2020 Heather Konschuh and Heather MacNeil District Foyer Gallery April 8...

2020 Online Exhibitions

Landscapes from the Art Rental Collection June 10- July 6, 2020 Floral Revelations from the Art Rental Collection July 7 – August 3, 2020 True Love & Other Works From The Art Rental Collection August 4 – September 18, 2020 Winged, Footed & Finned:...

2019 CityScape Exhibitions

January - December 2019

CityScape Community ArtSpace
Natural Alchemy March 22 – May 4, 2019 Willoughby Arevalo, Katherine Duclos, Pierre Leichner, Edward Peck, and Phyllis Schwartz Natural Alchemy contemplated the forces and cycles present that help shape our environment. The earth is ever-changing, and the work...

2019 Art in the Community

January - December 2019

North Vancouver
Kyle Parent: 1991 City Atrium Gallery March 28 – June 3 The two pieces shown were topographical studies of important memories from Kyle Parent’s past. While memories can be retrievable, some of the less important details can be lost over time, so as to create...

2018 CityScape Exhibitions

January - December 2018

CityScape Community ArtSpace
19th Birthday Party February 9 – March 11 In partnership with the Housing Matters Media Project and Vancouver Foundation’s Youth and Homelessness Intiative. This media art installation explored issues relating to youth transitioning out of government care...

2018 Art in Community

January - December 2018

North Vancouver
Art of Caring: North Shore Family Services City Atrium Gallery February 28 – May 14 Through an afternoon of art, media, and group activities, children were asked to convey what caring for one another means to them through art and words. The three framed artwork...

2017 Art in Community

January - December 2017

North Vancouver
Diego Samper – Dreamscapes City Atrium Gallery January 4 – March 27 “The substance of a landscape is the dialogue between its elements: water, earth, wood, sky and light. At its most abstract, the grammar of landscape- a sense of place in terms of...

2017 CityScape Exhibitions

January - December 2017

CityScape Community ArtSpace
Limited Editions: The Art of Printmaking February 10 – March 18 Mariko Ando, Elisabeth Sommerville and Richard Tetrault This exhibition explained methods used by artists, as practiced today by three contemporary printmakers.  Clouds March 24 – April...

?What Matters!

February 21 - March 21, 2020

Cityscape Community ArtSpace
?WHAT MATTERS! reclaims the use of common and accessible everyday materials: wool, glass, and plaster. The three artists in this exhibition go beyond traditional uses of these materials, exploring the potential in form, and challenging their mediums’ inherent...