Tuesday, December 16, 2014


We wanted to wish you all the best for 2015, and to give you a sneak preview of what will be coming up for 2015. 

In 2015, we will be kicking January off with three exciting events: an exhibition tour of Tom Burrows' exhibition at the Belkin Gallery, a visit to the studio of Tiziana La Melia, 2014 winner of the RBC Painting Prize and a Tour of three art spaces and exhibitions in Chinatown. We have a great couple of collection tours planned for the early spring, one collection has over 1,200 pieces, very impressive! The CASV and its members will also be going a bit further afield, visiting some inspiring spaces and collections in North Vancouver. It is going to a spring of cherry blossoms and well, ART! 

2014 was a very busy year for the CASV.   
If you ever needed reasons to convince a friend or art lover to Join the CASV just show them this list of great programming events we hosted in 2014. Proof positive that the membership is well worth the investment!

Here is a 2014 recap on what our members got up to...

The CASV successfully completed the second iteration of the CASV Emerging Artis Prize Award and Exhibition at Access Gallery. Special thanks again to CASV EAP Committee for growing the Award, and the awareness. Thanks to several fundraising initiatives, this year we were able to gift a larger amount towards supporting the winner Joseph Staples and the nominated artists: Laura Piasta, Erdem Tasdelen, Derya Akay, Byron Peters. Thanks to the jury members again as well: Grant Arnold (Audain Curator of British Columbia Art, Vancouver Art Gallery); Vanessa Kwan, artist and programmer; Sarah Macaulay (Macaulay Fine Art); Kimberly Phillips (Director/Curator of Access Gallery), and Reid Shier (Director of Presentation House Gallery).

We completed artist studio visits with: 

We hosted several artist talks with: 

We also completed some amazing tours and talks:
Phew! Busy year indeed. Here is to another exciting year of 'Arting'. 

Happy Holidays and see you all in January!

We hope you enjoyed this year's programming and from all members of the CASV Board, we wish you all the best in 2015!