NEWS

  • Tuesday, January 30, 2018 9:06 PM | Anonymous

    Imagine a room full of artwork and you get to choose your favourite piece – you don’t know who’s painted it or if you’ll even get it in the end, but that’s all part of the fun. What? We hear you cry. Well, let us tell you…

    We’ll be hosting a “Sneak Peek Party” on Tuesday, April 3 where people will be able to take a look at the Anonymous Art Show and pick out their favourite pieces until we host one of the most exciting buying events in art history on Friday, April 6. There will be three different ‘Ticket Tiers’; the 1st Tier will have the first crack at securing the artwork they want, the 2nd Tier, and then the 3rd Tier. The lower the ticket price the more risk you take for your favourite piece being snatched up by someone else, so you’ve got to be tactical. You might be looking out for a specific artist, browsing the varied options, or choosing one that goes with your maroon bathroom decor – who knows – it’s a mystery. 

    Submit your artwork!

    We’ll be giving $25 and a one-year Arts Whistler membership to every artist who gets involved. This is a great chance for the community to connect with the vibrant and amazing artists we showcase, so we’re asking for a bio from you so we can encourage them to view more of your work after they do, or don’t, walk away with a piece of your artwork from this crazy event. There will be local media buzz, we’re dedicating a webpage just to the featured artists, and there will be an interview of two so it’s another chance to get the word out about who you are and what your art is all about. Some of you are shy though, we know, so the anonymous thing will work great for you too.

    Here’s the skinny on how you get involved… 

    • You fill out this short entry form by March 5, 2018
    • You create a piece of work that’s specifically 8” x 8” by 1.5” thick
      • It needs wire on the back so it can be hung up on the wall in the gallery
      • You place your signature on the BACK – we’ll make sure no one peeks!
      • And you don’t submit work that’s part of a series or it might be too obvious it’s you – doh. 
    • You drop off your artwork for the Maury Young Arts Centre between 10am – 5pm on March 5, 2018
    • We buy you a beer at the Sneak Peek Party on Tuesday, April 3 from 5:30pm-7:30pm where you can mix and mingle with the other artists and check out all the incredible talent on the walls
    • You tell your friends and family to buy a ticket for the Anonymous Art Show on Friday, April 6 – doors open at 7pm. And you dare them to guess which piece is yours…
    • You have taken part in the madness, the mystery, and the mayhem that is the Anonymous Art Show and helped students and community groups continue their own art paths. 

    Any questions? Give us a shout info@artswhistler.com

    https://artswhistler.com/event/anonymous-art-show-fundraiser-2?instance_id=55531

  • Saturday, January 27, 2018 10:29 AM | Anonymous

    If you have been thinking of getting involved with the arts, come out to our AGM on February 26th at the Pemberton Community Centre, 7 - 9pm.

    Get involved and have a voice for your community. The arts council could use your skills!

  • Friday, December 22, 2017 5:14 PM | Anonymous

    A great big Christmas thank you to Scotiabank for the $2,000 cheque which matched our Mountains of Art event funding on November 25th. 

    We are so happy to have community sponsorship with art and look forward to growing our future together.

    Happy Holidays


  • Saturday, December 16, 2017 1:31 PM | Anonymous
    Think about shopping locally for some beautiful artwork for your friends and family! Share the love of community and what we have here with the world.

    Our online gallery listings have lots of great contacts and ideas for everyone plus you are supporting artists in your home town!


  • Thursday, December 14, 2017 2:25 PM | Anonymous

    We could not have made our events happen throughout the year without artists and supporters who have gone beyond in their roles for the betterment of arts and culture in the community. 

    With new excitment growing in our area, we look forward to the future here and want to reach out to get more engagment with young and old alike.

     Stay tuned by renewing your membership and come to our AGM in Feburary, 2018, join the fun!

    Have a healthy, festive season and see you in the new year!

  • Wednesday, November 01, 2017 10:23 PM | Anonymous

    Sold out

  • Friday, October 13, 2017 9:30 AM | Anonymous

    PAC is pleased to announce two of our artist are hosting fall workshops and a third taking place early this winter. Fall registration is now open on the events page. Carver Ryan Scoular is offering a half day introductory work shop. Stained glass masters, Judy and Hugh Bourhis are offering introductory courses to more advanced sessions. Choreographer and long time dance instructor Trish Belsham will be offering a dance class for duo's beginning in January, with registration opening in late November.


  • Wednesday, October 11, 2017 11:54 AM | Anonymous

    Fill out and submit the application form by Nov. 5, 2017!

  • Friday, October 06, 2017 9:17 PM | Anonymous

    The Pemberton Art's Council, over the past almost four years has been fortunate to have been directed by Marnie Simon as our president.  With Marnie at the helm, working with dedicated volunteers, the organization has grown and strengthened.  Marnie, has decided to pursue other opportunities and has stepped down as PAC president.  

    Thank you, Marnie for your time and dedication to seeing arts in Pemberton thrive. 


    Anne Crowley is now serving as the Board President until our February, 2018 AGM. Karen Love has returned to the board filling the empty seat.  The PAC Board will continue to lead the way in supporting our local artists and bringing quality art and culture experiences to the community.

    Please see Marnie's final President's Report below.


    PAC President’s Report October 2nd 2017

    This will be my last report as president of the Pemberton Arts Council. I have handed over the office to Anne Crowley as of this meeting.

    I have enjoyed my almost four years leading the PAC team plus the two years on the Cultural planning committee prior to taking on this role. However, due to other commitments and some health issues I feel it is time to withdraw. I will always remain a loyal PAC member and be available to support art and culture in our community in any way I can.

    Thanks to Karen Love for rejoining the board to assist with this gala.

    On joining the Board in 2014 my major goal was to develop the board’s governance structure and strengthen the team. To achieve that we enlisted the help of Joan Richoz and Sue Adams, former members of the Whistler Arts Council provide the board with a session on governance. In addition Joan shared advised me in the development of PAC’s governance materials

    Maureen Douglas was also most supportive and facilitated a community forum for us to seek input into future PAC programming. She also provided the board with a workshop on team building and facilitated our 2014 AGM.

    Anne Popma was our facilitator for our strategic planning workshops and we benefited from her years of involvement with art and culture in the corridor. Since 2014 we have followed this five year strategic plan – this plan was updated in 2016 to guide the direction for 2017.

    We also obtained a number of grants over the four years; the most important being the Community Initiatives & Opportunities grant for three years of funding for an administrative assistant. The SLRD matched these funds. This grant is in it’s second year with money remaining to fund the position for 2018. PAC has the option to apply for another year within the criteria of the VOP grant ($4,000 for the year). Other grants have supported programs and events over the four years:  MADE, Children’s Art program, marketing/membership drive and the recent $2,000 to support the fundraising gala Mountains of Art.

    PAC has formed some valuable partnerships during this time: membership in the Sea to Sky Arts Council Alliance, partnered programming with the Museum, Library & the Gingerbread House fundraiser. For the past two years I have been a Board member of Tourism Pemberton - to represent Art in our area.

    It has been rewarding personally to see the growth of PAC and I have confidence that the organization will continue to flourish and take the lead in raising awareness of local artists and providing art programming and events that will be enjoyed by all.

    Respectfully prepared by,

    Marnie Simon

    President Pemberton Arts Council



  • Monday, August 21, 2017 10:03 PM | Anonymous

    Slowfood Cycle Sunday is always a highlight of summer in Pemberton! Once again the PAC Art on the Farm tent was set up at the beautiful and festive, Across the Creek Organics Farm. Artists Bill Wm S Reynolds, Molli Reynolds, Vanessa Stark Art, Laine Curtis and Jay Paul Kawatski had packable art works for sale, all sized to fit in a backpack or bike basket. Participants came by the tents in droves to enjoy and purchase local art. Pictured above is the tent before peleton arrived.

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