• Monday, January 30, 2017 8:54 PM | Anonymous

    Greetings to all PAC members and supporters,

    Pemberton Arts Council’s (PAC) tenth anniversary year has come to an end and we   look forward to celebrating another decade of growth in art and culture in our vibrant community.

    This has been a memorable year.  It started with the fanfare of a birthday party and an evening of entertainment to celebrate PAC’s achievements in the past ten years. Revelers enjoyed a slice of birthday cake decorated with the “Birthday Owl” by Vanessa Stark.  The “Owl” has been a feature at all of our events in 2016. It’s now time to say goodbye and look forward to 2017 and beyond.

    There were many changes in 2016 such as a new, more interactive website developed by Kiran Pal Pross our part-time employee. Early in the year we received a grant from the VOP, matched by the SLRD, to hire Kiran to assist the Board with recruitment and marketing. This grant extends over the next two years and we are currently recruiting for an individual to assist the Board to grow our organization and offer a rich diversity of programs and events. We thank Kiran for her great work and wish her all the best for her future career.

    I would like to thank the eight board directors who worked with me this year to provide new events and a fall artist’s workshop series. We also worked to strengthen the governance and organization of the Council. In November we held a Strategic planning workshop to set the direction for PAC for the next five years. You can view the 2017 strategic plan and read about our past achievements and what is planned for 2017 by going to Orientation manual on the PAC website.

    Thank you to the Board directors for your support during the past year and your commitment to growing the opportunities for artists of all genres to display their work and the public to appreciate their creativity.

    Three of our members are stepping down for 2017 so we a seeking new members, with the time skills and love of art and culture to join the 2017 team. Please consider putting your name forward for selection at the AGM to be held on February 13th. You can apply online at you will find more about the role in the PAC Orientation Manual.

    The new PAC membership year begins on January 1st 2017. Current members and new members (artists, individuals and group supporters) are encouraged to register online Join or mail in your registration to . Membership brings many benefits and opportunities to both professional and developing artists. For individual (single or group) art and culture lovers there are benefits and opportunities to support the growth of art and culture in your own community.  Those wishing to volunteer to help on committees or with events we welcome you to join our dynamic team by enrolling here Volunteer.

    I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a joyful holiday season and invite you to join PAC in 2017 and be part of enriching our community through the celebration of Art and Culture.

    Marnie Simon

    Pemberton Arts + Culture Council

  • Thursday, December 08, 2016 12:26 AM | Anonymous

    We're hiring!  Pemberton Arts Council is seeking an Administrative Assistant in charge of fundraising and membership recruitment and providing administrative and marketing support to the Board. This is a part-time position with a monthly salary for a two-year contract. Interested? Apply by December 21, 2016. Share our poster>

  • Wednesday, November 16, 2016 2:03 PM | Anonymous

    PACC Artists - make sure to send in your order form for art supplies by midnight on Monday, November 21. The form is available through your November ArtNews newsletter.

  • Thursday, October 06, 2016 9:38 PM | Anonymous

    Gernot Dick, visual artist and lecturer, and Dave Steers, photographer, offer three evenings of art presentations and workshops to hone your skills and inspire your work with a new perspective. All events are open to all levels of art enthusiasts.

    Attend one or all of the series:

  • Thursday, August 11, 2016 6:28 PM | Anonymous

    As a kick-off to Slow Food Cycle Sunday, Pemberton Arts + Culture Council celebrates art, music, food and dance all made, grown and served in Pemberton. Gather with your family and friends to sample local foods and dance to the music of Big Mountain Rhythm. More>

  • Thursday, August 11, 2016 6:22 PM | Anonymous

    Art on the Farm is a hot feature of Slow Food Cycle Sunday, with local art and crafts for sale and participatory fun for children. More>

  • Wednesday, August 03, 2016 5:44 PM | Anonymous
    Our inaugural Art and Garden Festival on Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31, was a success!  41 participants attended, with a number from Whistler and other areas. Five gardens, art studios and farm venues were toured in Pemberton on Saturday and four in Birken on Sunday.  [PHOTOS BY CHRISTINE TIMM]

    The venues were beautiful and the program offered diverse experiences. A fashion show of items from One Earth Collection was a big hit. PACC has achieved our goal of raising awareness of the wealth of talented local artists we have and that PACC is working hard to offer experiences for our community to enjoy and appreciate the rich local art and culture. We thank our volunteer event organizers, Anne Crowley, Judy Bourhis and Gretchen Frith, and our sponsors, Rona and Pemberton Nurseries, who donated $400 to produce the event passports; and Pemberton Valley Supermarket, who sponsored lunch items.

  • Monday, July 11, 2016 1:30 PM | Anonymous

    Take the tour!  Explore the northernmost part of the Sea to Sky Corridor and the private retreats of local gardeners and artists. See amazing landscapes, garden vistas and extraordinary art. More>

  • Thursday, July 07, 2016 6:03 PM | Anonymous

    We're so proud of our PACC artists for making it into Pique Newsmagazine's Best of Pemberton 2016 edition. Favourite Artist category: Vanessa Stark, Karen Love and Meg Gallup. Next Artist Who Should Have Art in the Roundabout: Vanessa Stark, Karen Love and Mike Tyler. Favourite Photographer: Amie LeBlanc and Dave Steers. Favourite Writer: Katherine Fawcett. Congratulations, and keep producing!

  • Tuesday, June 28, 2016 8:34 PM | Anonymous
    LAST CALL: PACC is calling for artists interested in exhibiting in local gardens for the Art and Garden Festival, Saturday July 30 and Sunday, July 31, 2016. All artists from Pemberton to D’Arcy are welcome to apply.

    Fill out and submit the application form by Friday, July 12, 2016. In your application, include which day you would like to exhibit (Saturday or Sunday), and how many pieces/sizes you would like to submit.

    An event lead will reply with an update on garden space available (first come, first served). If a match is possible, you’ll be asked for an artist bio and high-resolution photos of your work. Please have these ready to send.

    A 10% commission will be charged on pieces sold and artists are fully responsible for transport and care of their art. Exhibiting artists must be/become a PACC member in good standing.

    Questions? Contact Anne Crowley (604-894-6081, or Judy Bourhis (604-452-3273,


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