Sooke Fine Arts Show

Three of our pieces are featured in the Sooke Fine Art annual show. The show runs from July 23 to August 23. It is billed as Vancouver Island's premier adjudicated art show and celebration of the arts. The show features all types of two and three-D art forms. There will also be online presentations from some artists, including one from Phyllis Schwartz on The Magic of Photography... without a camera.   Her talk is on Sunday, July 25th, between 7-8 pm. There are many other interesting presenters as well as artists doing demonstrations.

You can see Phyllis Schwartz's piece by clicking here.

You can see Edward Peck's pieces by clicking here.

The Magic of Photography... Without a Camera

Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival

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Propeller Art Gallery Presents Altered Images at Hand

Two of Phyllis Schwartz's hand manipulated works are featured in this show, which runs from April 28th to July 28th, 2021. A Zoom opening reception and artist talks will be held May 1 from 3-5  PM EST. Eventbrite Registration closes on May 1st @ 11 AM.

These two prints were not intended as mixed media photography or mixed media lumen prints. The original was a medium-format, sheet film lumen print of a daffodil composition, which had been left on a drying rack. Newspaper had been left on the silver-gelatin side of the print while it was still wet. When the newspaper was lifted some still remained over the lumen composition, both sides of the negative were then scanned and processed. This altered image was then passed through iPhone/iPad photo editing apps to complete the final work.

Phyllis's work emerges from a spontaneous and improvisational process, as a way to move away from object-based art. This printmaking process transforms everyday objects through a series of reimaginings. Each step of the transformation process allows her to alter and restructure the composition, striving for a composition that will allow the viewer to read into the composition their own experience.

Online Course

Registration link: 

Edward Peck will be teaching a course at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts in the fall 

The course will be two hours in length


Through walking assignments, composition techniques, in-class discussions, and technical problem-solving, class participants will have the opportunity to develop their way of seeing through the photographic medium, and through this process, the opportunity to develop their artist photographic style and a body of work. Instructor: Ed Peck The instruction will be provided online via Zoom. Google Classroom or Moodle will be used as support by providing a secure and private platform for instructional material, after-class discussion groups, and feedback. Information on connecting with Zoom and links will be emailed. Please make sure the contact information on your City of Burnaby recreation account is up to date including email.

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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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