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Apeiron is a collection of experimental photographs focusing on a small community in the southwest corner of Saskatchewan where small-scale agricultural life, to some degree, still exists. It is intended to transport the viewer to where we created the images and invite them into the landscape and emotions of what we experienced. It is a visual dialogue between two artists expressing their perceptions of geography, history, economic hardship, and multifaceted culture.

The prints in this collection were created during an artist residency at the Wallace Stegner House in Eastend, Saskatchewan. It is hoped that the tone and texture of the photographs will draw the viewer's attention to the relationship between the topology of the region and the people living and working in this unique area of the province.

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Experiment with Cyanotypes at MISSA

Phyllis Schwartz will be teaching this course at MISSA

July 15th and 16th, 2023

Course Registration will open for Friends of MISSA on February 7th at 12:00 pm (PST), and Registration will open for all on February 14th at 12:00 pm (PST) https://missa.ca/

Cyanotypes are the oldest form of photography, first used to document plant specimens by Victorian botanists. These camera-less images are a simple, safe, and ecologically friendly technique, which encourages experimentation and spontaneity. Participants will make Cyanotype prints from locally gathered plants using three different techniques during this fun and an exploratory, two-day workshop. We will learn the basic chemistry required to prepare surfaces for cyanotype printing, as well as exposure timings and methodologies, experimental approaches, and developing, toning and drying prints. The first day of the workshop will be devoted to making both traditional and contemporary cyanotypes. The second day will be an opportunity for participants to explore the techniques of their individual interests, with the support of the instructor. 

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Iterations, ArtPod, Metchosin, BC

Iteration: art in series

February 3 - March 26, 2023

Gallery  hours: Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11 am to 4 pm

Located in the Old Metchosin Schoolhouse across from My Chosen Café. 4495 Happy Valley Rd.

The exhibition features a number of artists working in various mediums in series. There is a wide variety of very talented artists in this exhibition.

Three of Edward Peck's pieces from the White Mud Valley Moments series are in this exhibition. The work is a photo-based hybrid process. The archive images are printed on cotton paper using pigment inks.

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Deep in the Blizzard II

Deep in the Blizzard II

Photo ed Magazine: Botanicals Winter 2022/23 #66

Botanical experimental photography by Phyllis Schwartz is featured in Solar Powered, a featured interview in PhotoEd Magazine's Winter 2022/23 - #66 issue,  written by Peppa Martin, gallerist, curator and independent writer at The Commotion. The article features both analog and digital works. In the article, Peppa discusses the creation process and the historical context of the imagery.

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Palimpsest Exhibition

Analog Forever Magazine

On Edge,  an experimental cyanotype by Phyllis Schwartz, is in the recently published on-line exhibition, Palimpsest, curated by alt-process photographer and poet Angel O'Brien. There are 55 captivating images that reveal the complexity and beauty of the human experience. See the remnants and erasures of existence come to life in each frame and witness how photography captures the essence of change and evolution.

Visit www.analogforevermagazine.com now to embark on this enlightening adventure!

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Art Rental Show

CityScape ArtSpace

January 13 - February 11, 2023


Our work and many other artists' work are available at CityScape, this is a chance to see them in the gallery.

Discover original works by local artists from the  Art Rental collection. Created using an impressive range of media, these 2-dimensional pieces explore a variety of techniques using oil, acrylic, and watercolour paintings; linocut, lithograph, and woodcut prints; photography and mixed media. Artists share their expressions of natural and urban landscapes, seascapes, abstracts, florals and more in realistic to impressionistic renditions. Art Rental is a simple and affordable way to enhance your environment with original artwork.

Rental fees range from $10 – $55 a month for pieces ranging in size from small (12”x12”) to large (48”x48”). You can rent and buy work right off the gallery walls. With 175 new artworks added to the 2022 Art Rental collection, the Art Rental collection represents 108 artists. Learn more about the Art Rental Programme at northvanarts.ca/art-rental



Publication of Collaborative Alchemy

The book is available in the following online bookstore, CLICK HERE.

This exhibition catalogue features the works of Pierre Leichner, Edward Peck and Phyllis Schwartz artists whose practice contemplates the full cycle of natural growth and transitions that are in an ever-changing state. They use plant-based materials to create works of art that reflect states of permanence and impermanence. They are choreographers and arrangers who have manipulated natural materials into compositions that challenge the viewer to contemplate form, time, and the ephemeral. 

Current Exhibition

Two works from Phyllis Schwartz and two from Edward Peck are on display at the Vancouver International Airport in the Domestic Terminal. So if you are passing through you will get a peek at four pieces that are also featured in our show during 2019 and 2020.


Available in our online Bookstore.

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