Campbell River Art Gallery

Organization Mission Statement

  • To present contemporary art exhibitions by professional artists.
  • To encourage those engaged in the practise of contemporary art.
  • To interpret and promote an interest in contemporary art buy providing an educational space designed to advance the public's knowledge of, and participation in artistic endeavours and art appreciation.
  • To acquire, maintain and exhibit a permanent collection of art for the public.

The organization serves the following population

We opened in 1994 and remain Campbell River's sole public Art Gallery, serving the surrounding regional districts and islands. The Gallery exhibits contemporary art by professional artists in our main gallery and satellite cases. Our annual exhibiton programs is the core of all the activity at the Gallery, directing workshop themes, school tours and community outreach.

The funds donated will be used to

To make studio improvements in our Art Studio to increase room capacity, and make the space more functional and safer to welcome the community. We wish to update theArtStudio in terms of look, and to replace old and damaged furniture (over 15 years old) which will provide a safer environment and more space for activities. Our Art Studio is used year round in multiple configurations for adult / senior workshops, school groups, children's classes and more.

We have proven results in the are of art education, having successfully encouraged youth and adults to experiment and learn about art-making techniques since opening our doors.

Several thousand youth have attended our programs, as well as pop up education activities organized outdoors in Spirit Square during Canada Day, Pride and National Aboriginal Day. Our classes, workshops and programs for children, youth,. adults and families are available at an affordable cost and in some cases admission is free, or by donation. There is a limited amount of bursaries available for people who need assistance for themselves and their families. We serve this demographic ensuring our community members have every opportunity to follow their vision. 

The funds that you would provide would allow us to make improvements to the Art Studio, thus bettering our ability to serve our community in the area of art education. We wish to replace items that are 15 years old, and to clean, patch and paint walls, to install shelving and racks, purchase new easels, art equipment and other items that are now found stacked precariously around the Art Studio itself. These changes and upgrades will improve our Art Studio, making it more functional and safer to welcome our community.

The organizations current sources of funding are

Grant application and government funding.


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This nomination has been reviewed by the 100 Women Who Care committee and meets all criteria.