Christopher Smith is a passionate artist and environmentalist, and both his art and his work in the community, revolve around fish. As an artist, he creates life-like and life-size salmon and cutthroat trout in glass. And out in the community, Christopher works with local organizations to assist in the restoration of our rivers and streams. Right now, the focus is on Shelley Creek, in the Parksville area of Vancouver Island.
Charles van Sandwyk offers his generous heart and voice, with a special presentation of his reading Fairies Christmas. This is not a generally available recording, but rather was done for a local school, and Charles offered to share it with the Salish Sea Market community. Thank you Charles!
Having a chance to see Sue Pyper's work in person is an extraordinary experience, because her technique is so incredibly detailed. Here's a little more information about what Sue does, and how she does it! I encourage you to grab a cup of tea and watch the short videos!
New to the Salish Sea Market, Janine and Brett Sibley have brought back the art of letterpress printing right to Bowser!
Mike Yip is known all around Vancouver Island for his stunning bird photography. He is passionate about sharing what he sees and what he knows, so he has put together Volume 4 of his bird images ... this time with some "technical" data on each bird.
Every week the market grows with new artists ... here are a few of our "new arrivals."
There are always stories to tell, and unless someone writes them down, they are at risk of being lost. This was the motivation behind Lighthouse Country, a pict/oral history of Deep Bay, Bowser, Qualicum Bay and Horne Lake. Authored by Rita Levitz and Leah Willott
It is hard to explain the feeling of opening our doors once again to our supportive community. It is fantastic! We are so grateful to everyone who has stayed the course, ordered by phone and kept new pieces coming in. We truly couldn't do this without everyone who contributes!
There is something quite magical about turning 10, and now that we have made it, we want to share a bit of the background story that has got us to this point.
The story behind the creation of Loris Nygaard's Wishing Stars is pretty wonderful ... read all about it here.