We love how there is a constant Ebb and Flow through our store. We receive new pieces of art weekly, sometimes even daily and it leaves just as fast. Our store shore is fresh with every tide, exposing new gems for our customers to discover. On this page we will do our best to post some of the latest arrivals!
INSIGHTS OF THE SALISH SEA
from the desk of sarah j clark ~ conductor of comings and goings …
We are so very blessed by the appreciation for the market and how we connect the community to its artists. Being closed for two months really amplified how important we are to the fabric of this community, a responsibility we take both seriously and joyfully.
Our artists and customers do not hesitate to tell us how they feel about the store, their experience and how essential art is to the health of their world.
Glass Artist Loris Dawn Nygaard has just launched her new project, The Wishing Stars, which have been in "a process of love, for many years!"
Last year Loris fell deeper into the concept of Giving Wishes as the best gift you could give someone … I kept having insightful conversations with holistic professionals, particularly Jeannie Spencer a hypnotherapist, and it became evident that I needed to find the best way to get that message out.
sarah j clark
conductor of comings and goings
salish sea market
The stories we continue to hear and experience from our artists are amazing. They all share one common thread, a deep desire for connection, purpose and meaning through these times of uncertainty. We have seen unprecedented acts of generosity and kindness, the likes of which we could have never imagined. Every day we feel grateful for the connections we have made and community we are part of.
Contributor: sarah j. clark ~ conductor of comings and goings
Reaching out to seven artists each week is turining into a really fantastic way to "see" what's happening in our artistic community. The responses have run the full gamit of human reaction. This week, only three of the seven where able to participate, and their sharing is wonderful. The others were busy creating new product and a new website, building a fence or just getting out in nature. We hope you are enjoying these insights as much as we are! Be well.
Francine van der Schoot ~ Jewelry
Each week we are reaching out to a different small group of our fabulous artists to find out how they are doing, during these most unusual times. Their responses are heartwarming and genuine. We are all in this together, and we hope that reaching out and connecting in this way is comforting for all.
The question this week was:
What are some of your tactics to get into your workflow, in these unusual times? Indeed, are you able to? Tell us a little about what happening in your studio world.
Contributor: sarah j clark - Conductor of Comings and Goings at the Salish Sea Market
Here we are, in likely the most unusual time of our lives, of the world. The doors of the Salish Sea Market have been closed to the public since March 18th, although we are still working behind the scenes to promote our artists and connect with the community.
Since the market is based on community and stories, we thought this was the time to re-ignite our blog and share the stories and artists of the Salish Sea Market this way!
By Sarah J. Clark - Conductor of Comings and Goings
Charles van Sandwyk is one of the pillars of the Salish Sea Market. He’s been with us since the beginning of the store, and everyday is part of the magic that is the Market.
His beautiful, whimsical and cherished work greets our visitors at the door and they are immediately drawn in to take a closer look.
In the life of an artist there is constant shift, an ever-changing landscape of challenges and opportunities. First there are the myriad of ideas that come up, then there’s what to do with them all. The life of an artist is a pretty busy place.
Right now, Comox Valley artist Marianne Enhörning is one of those very busy artists. Busy with ideas for new pieces and stretching her reach into the world beyond Vancouver Island.
It’s official, the Salish Sea Market has a taken up residence online!
We are so pleased to be able to share the beauty, wonder and talent of our artists and artisans, with the whole wide world.
After 8 years of building an amazing creative-filled community in our tiny village of Bowser, on the east coast of Vancouver Island, we are excited to reach out and build a community here on the web. We have so much to share and we hope you will want to be a part of it.
The Salish Sea is a combination of three bodies of water, stretching from Campbell River on Vancouver Island south to Washington State. In 2010, in a ceremony of reconciliation with the coastal First Nations, and Canadian and American governments, the Strait of Georgia, the Juan de Fuca Strait and Puget Sound were given the name Salish Sea. This is to honour and recognize that this area is the unceded territory of the Coast Salish nations.