Arts, Culture & Community with the Coast Collective

@ Westridge Landing in the Heart of West Shore

Coast Collective 2017 Shows


January 4 to 29, 2017

Opening Reception, Friday, January 6, 7-9pm

Bring your glowing heart and true patriot love to celebrate Canada's 150 years of confederation with the Island Illustrators Society!


July 1, 2017 marks 150 years of Canadian Confederation. The Island Illustrators Society celebrates Canada with an exhibition showcasing Canada through Vintage Style Travel Posters. Through these images, you are invited to take a journey across Canada, visiting the 10 provinces and three territories and witness the giant natural and man-made icons for which Canada is famous. The traveling exhibition will be unveiled at the Coast Collective Gallery on January 4, 2017 and remain on display until January 29th. To further celebrate Canada's sesquicentennial, the Island Illustrators will include a selection of their favourite works and illustrations of Canada to highlight this show.


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February 1 to 26

Open call gallery exhibit.


Red is energizing. It sets our emotions alive and motivates us to take action. This show is all about the power of RED - in paintings, photography, glass art, sculpture and fabric art.
Define what the colour RED means to you!




On-line Applications Due: Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

Artists Notified:  Friday, January 13th, 2017

Drop off of work: Wednesday to Sunday, January 25th to 29th, 2017

Show Opens: Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Meet the Artists Reception: Saturday, February 4, 2016 – 1:00 p.m.

Pick up of work: Sunday, February 26, 2017 (Unless alternate arrangements have been made in advance)

Clay Studio: methods of Making

March 1 to 26

The Coast Collective Art Centre is looking for ceramic artists to showcase their works. The “Methods of Making” Gallery Exhibition is an opportunity to showcase ceramic artworks of all varieties and subject matter. This gallery show will place emphasis on the unique methods of creating a ceramic artwork. Whether it’s hand-built, wheel thrown, slip cast, or any other way of making, the process is embedded, and affects the end result.

Each artwork must be clay/ceramic as the main medium to be eligible for this show. Non-Ceramic embellishments are also permitted. This show will be adjudication by way of digital images.




On-line Applications Due: Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Artists Notified:  Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Drop off of work: Wednesday to Sunday, February 22th to 25th, 2017

Show Opens: Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Meet the Artists Reception: Saturday, March 4, 2017 – 1:00 p.m.

Pick up of work: Sunday, March 26, 2017 (Unless alternate arrangements have been made in advance)




MARCH 29 to APRIL 16, 2017


Celebrate the return of spring with Coast Collective's 9th Annual BLOOM Exhibition! We are looking for bright, bold, floral-inspired artworks in any 2-D or 3-D medium.

On-line Applications Due: Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Artists Notified: Thursday, March 16, 2017
Drop off of work: Wednesday to Sunday, March 22 to 26, 2017
Show Opens: Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Meet the Artists Reception: Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 1:00 p.m.
Pick up of work: Sunday, April 16, 2017 
(Unless alternate arrangements have been made in advance)


APRIL 19 to 30, 2017


Open call gallery exhibition. Celebrates Earth Day and the Centennial of the Migratory

Bird Convention Act and Canada’s 150. The region’s youngest artists are invited to submit artwork to celebrate BIRDS this EARTH DAY! Individual artists, groups and classes (school or rec centre) are encouraged to take part in this opportunity to show off your creativity. Sprout wings! GREAT PRIZES!


Create paintings, drawings, sculptures from clay, or mix things up with various materials. If you have an idea and aren’t sure if it fits, just email gallery@ to check!

Groups of children, or entire classes are also encouraged to participate with collaborative submissions as well. We are eager to welcome a wide variety of work celebrating the amazing variety of local birds along with the many birds that enjoy our coastline for seasonal migration.


Download the Call-to-Artists PDF
On-line Applications Due: EXTENDED to Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Artists Notified: Thursday, April 6, 2017
Drop off of work: Wednesday to Sunday, April 12 to 16, 2017
Show Opens: Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Meet the Artists Reception: Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 4:00 p.m.
Pick up of work: Sunday, April 30, 2017 
(Unless alternate arrangements have been made in advance)



MAY 3 to 14, 2017


Mother's Day Weekend, May 13 & 14, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

13 Studios and Over 70 Artists

Please join us for a self-guided tour of studios and gallery spaces in the beautiful communities of Colwood, Highlands, Langford and View Royal. Come see this showcase of talented West Shore Artists who call this place home.  From pottery, textiles, painting, sculpting, mixed media and more, our West Shore Artists create it all, right here in our community!


Come to our preview:  The Coast Collective Art Centre will host a two week gallery exhibition with a sampling of works from the West Shore Studio Tour Artists;  May 3 - 14, 2017.  Reception; May 6, 2017, 1 - 3 p.m.


Our Community, Our Arts!

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women without borders "cut loose"

MAY 17 to 28, 2017


"Women Without Borders" shine in "Cut Loose"

Gorgeous glazes, metal creations, exquisite felt animals, eye catching paintings and photographic images of architectural wonder.



Bonnie Coulter, sharon bussard grove, mary e coakley, Marj Harding, Suzanne Jensen, Amber Lomax, Angela Menzies, Kerry O'Gorman, Joanne Thomson.

collective voices: DISTRICT STUDENT ART SHOW

MAY 31 to JUNE 11, 2017


Annual collaboration with Belmont Secondary School, Royal Bay Secondary School and West Shore Centre for Learning & Training, Sooke School District #62.


JUNE 14 to 25, 2017


Annual exhibition of fresh work from the Al Frescoes Plein Air Painters of Victoria, BC.


The Al Frescoes are the largest group of Plein Art artist operating on Vancouver Island maybe in Western Canada. Plein Air painting means that they paint their art on site in the open air. The group goes outside on Friday mornings to the many beautiful places of the Capital Regional District to paint their art. Come to the show to see what a beautiful place you live in.


JUNE 28 to JULY 9, 2017


CC Collaboration with the Vancouver Island Surface Design Association. Exhibition coincides with the Northwest Association of Weavers’ Conference June 28 to July 2 at the University of Victoria.


Eco-threads is an open challenge to all VISDA members & Coast Collective Fibre Artist Members. Eco-threads can be defined as ecology, the environment, biology, nature, or re-using, re-purposing, remaking, or recycling in relation to your sustainable or environmentally sensitive fibre art practice. It challenges you to create your concept of Eco-threads. Interpret it in any way you choose: on a personal level, on a global level, or perhaps related to changes and growth in your favourite means of expression.


There is room for some 3D work. Most of the works selected will be hung on the wall. The show will be juried by way of digital images. Digital images can be submitted through the online form.


There will be a 30% commission charged on works sold by VISDA members. (25% for CC Associate Members; 50% for other CC Members). Artists who are not VISDA or CC Associate Members will be charged a $10/piece hanging fee up to a maxiumum $30.00.


On-line Applications Due: Wednesday, May 31st, 2017
Artists Notified: Thursday, June 8, 2017
Drop off of work: Wednesday to Sunday, June 21 to 25, 2017
Show Opens: Wednesday, June 28th
Opening Reception: Friday, June 30th, 2017 - 1:00 p.m.
Pick up of work: Sunday, July 9, 2017 
(Unless alternate arrangements have been made in advance)



JULY 12 to 23, 2017


For emerging artists showing in a gallery for the first time. Or established artists trying a completely new medium for the first time.


JULY 26 - AUG 6, 2017


Open call show for Coast Collective Associates.





Open call show for works under 24 inches in size



SEPTEMBER 6 - 17, 2017


Open call show.  From white to black, and every variety of chromatic grey in between, are the ingredients for very powerful art.  We challenge you to make your black and white art zing by adding a pop of only ONE colour to your black and white creations.





OCTOBER 4 to 15, 2017


Featuring the plein air paintings of the 2nd annual Paint-in at the Fort from September 17, 2017 (including youth work), along with a host of other 2 and 3-dimensional artworks emblematic of Canada.


OCTOBER 18 to 29, 2017


Open call show.  Days are getting shorter, nights are getting longer.  What inspires you about this time of year?





Group exhibition featuring: Lenard Collins, Ken Faulks, Belle Leon, Sheila Lintaman

and Sheryl Parsons.



NOVEMBER 15 to DECEMBER 23, 2017


Annual holiday showcase of work perfect for gift-giving.

Open call exhibition.


Gallery & Artisans Gift Shop Hours:

Wednesday to Sunday 11am - 5pm


#103 - 318 Wale Road, Colwood, BC V9B 0J8



The Coast Collective Arts Centre is a cultural enterprise

of the Society for Arts on the South Island (SASI)

The Coast Collective Arts Centre is a dynamic, inspiring centre promoting art and culture, connecting community members of all ages through creative expression and explorations. Gallery exhibits bring the works of talented emerging and established Canadian artists and artisans to the public at an accessible location. An Artisan Gift Shop showcases juried handmade works that celebrate the artistry and craftsmanship of Southern Vancouver Island. Exceptional, innovative, international-calibre instructors encourage the pursuit of excellence and fun for artists of all ages and abilities.

A special thank you to our Sponsors

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