The Salish Sea Market
Launched in 2010, by three creative women residing on the shores of the Salish Sea, the Market has stayed true to its visionary roots as a year-round, destination marketplace for artistic expression, in all media – paint, ceramics, wood, glass, metal, jewelry, culinary, fibre, literature, photography and body care. All signature pieces are created within sight of the Salish Sea - the unceded territory of Coast Salish First Nations.
Meet our welcoming Salish Sea team who bring to the Market a wealth of varied ‘past’ life experiences - all arriving each day with the intention of emerging you in a memorable experience of the artistic insights of the Salish Sea. As you weave your way around the Market you may be guided by any one of our knowledgeable and enthusiastic team - allow us to introduce ourselves...
OWNER – CURATOR – BATON TWIRLER
I purchased the Salish Sea Market March 1 of this year and have spent the last several months becoming acquainted with a place that might be defined a “hub” or “central station” where mutual reciprocation between artist and customer resides. Spending my days along side various staff members to provide quality products and service (joy really) to all concerned is a pleasure to be a part of. Thank you Sharon for what you have built, and the opportunity to carry forward this beautiful idea.
ALCHEMIST OF ARCHIVERY
Simone has been by Sharon’s side since the conception of the Market in June of 2010. She has been bookkeeper extraordinaire, as the “Alchemist of Archivery”, keeping the Market administration on track and in shipshape.
OVERSEER OF CIRCADIAN HAPPENINGS
Cathy started part-time in the Market in May of 2017; she seized the opportunity when the Manager’s position called to her in January of 2019. I have found my 'happy place’, where every work day is amidst inspiration, creativity and gratitude, along side a fantastic group of women - I actually struggle to call it ‘work’. Cathy is a dedicated leader of her team as the ‘Overseer of Circadian Happenings’.
CONVENER OF CONVERSATIONS
Joining the Market team in October of 2016, Vivian brings with her many years experience in the retail industry, offering exceptional customer service Tuesday through Thursday of every week. She is an expert on the more than 195 artists we represent, with a story for each one, hence the title “Convener of Conversations”. You will enjoy hearing her laughter as it fills our venue.
ASSISTANT TO ARTFUL ACQUISITIONS
Rhonda, as well, has worked in retail for many years, studied art in her youth, and has a creative streak in art and music. She became a valuable member of our team in April of 2018 and is a constant “Assistant to Artful Acquisitions” every Friday and Sunday year-round.
CONDUCTOR OF COMINGS AND GOINGS
Though Sarah does not physically work in the Market anymore, she is faithfully working behind the scenes on much of our very important graphic material, among other essentials. As well, she is the very talented creator of everything sold in the Market with a Mandala design on it. May you be fortunate enough to visit on a day that she comes by. She will offer a story or two that will leave you inspired.
MAGICIAN OF ORGANIZATION
Laurie joined us in May of 2019. She is also one of our Salish Sea artists with a love for working with stained glass. She has embraced her new adventure at the Market with great enthusiasm, using her administrative skills to help keep us organized and has been an integral player in launching our new website.