Sept. 10, 2020 | Thursday Artist Talks Online – Jennifer Clark

Overcoming Creative Block Gain tools to overcome creative block at talk with local artist Jennifer Clark Creating art can feel like a complex process. Even the most experienced artists go through periods of artistic block. Local artist Jen Clark will examine some of the causes and then give solutions on how to overcome them, such as developing good work habits …

July 9, 2020 | Thursday Artist Talks Online – Melissa Critchlow

Get a “Behind the Scenes” look at painting landscape that soothe the soul. Seeing the beauty within the moody Pacific Northwest landscapes (especially in winter) can be an art form in itself.  On Thursday, July 7th at 7:30pm as part of the Surrey Art Gallery Association’s Thursday Artist Talk series, you’ll get to see and hear how one local artist, …

June 4, 2020 | Thursday Artist Talks Online – Monica Moscoso

Using a range of techniques while drawing, painting, and embordering and creating objects, Moscoso is interested in the relationship between creativity and the imagination. She studied graphic design and the human figure in universities in León Guanajuato and San Carlos, Mexico. Check out SAGA’s Facebook page as a live video event. Date: June 4, 2020 Time: 7:30 PM Cost: Free …

May 7, 2020 | Thursday Artist Talks Online – Eunyko Kim

About SAGA’s Thursday Artist Talk Series SAGA’s Thursday Artist Talk Series is a regular event at Surrey Art Gallery which is designed to support emerging and professional artists in presenting their work with live audiences.  In the past, we have hosted Thursday Artist Talks with painters, sculptures, writers, illustrators, and multi-media artists on the first Thursday of each month at …

March 5, 2020 | Thursday Artist Talk: Ron Long, “The Art, Technique, and Challenge of Nature Photography” Part 2

Drawing on examples from his extensive career and worldwide travels, in this second part to his talk from last October, Ron Long will share more about how he has navigated the challenges of photographing nature ranging from Nudibranchs (or sea slugs) to birds in flight and almost everything in between. Date: March 5, 2020 Time: 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM …

Feb. 6, 2020 | Thursday Artist Talk: Victoria Mitchell, “Returning to Your Creative Passion”

Victoria Mitchell has had a lifelong passion for translating her emotions and perspectives into mixed media paintings. Her interest in art began as a child with drawing and painting, and she received guidance and instruction from various teachers and artists who encouraged her to explore her talent. At the age of 46 during a difficult life change she resigned from …

Nov. 7, 2019 | Thursday Artist Talk: Suzie Hartford, “A Garden of Wings”

Angel wings are Suzie Hartford’s canvas through which she expresses feelings of love and gratitude. Using plaster and adding sculpting clays, putties, and other materials, she designs and builds one-of-a-kind, handmade angel wing sculptures for mounting on a wall. For her talk, she will be sharing over a dozen different sets of angel wings, some almost two metres tall. Her …

Dec. 5, 2019 | Thursday Artist Talk: Yvette Lauer, “The Art of Death”

Death is something everyone experiences throughout life: death of jobs, relationships, loved ones, and ultimately what awaits us beyond this earthly existence. Surrey-based artist Yvette Lauer brings to light this dark subject in her realistic portraits and street art paintings. “What scares us most can bring the most liberation in our art practice,” she says. In her illustrated talk, Lauer …

Oct. 3, 2019 | Thursday Artist Talk: Ron Long, “The Art, Technique, and Challenge of Nature Photography”

Drawing on examples from his long career and worldwide travels, Ron Long illustrates how he has dealt with the challenges of capturing nature ranging from Nudibranchs (or sea slugs) to birds in flight and almost everything in between. Many of the photographs he will share from his portfolio have not previously been seen. Long will also discuss photographic techniques that any photographer—from …

May 2, 2019 | Thursday Artist Talk: Sean Alistair, “Breaking all the Rules”

Sean Alistair’s couture paintings are full of materials: paint, beads, fabric, plastic, and anything else he can sew down. Using video, he’ll share how he creates his work, while discussing his battle with mental illness and fighting against homophobia in the fashion industry—experiences that have given him the courage to break with convention. “What’s most important to me is that …