Pender Islands Art Society

For those of us who are lucky enough to live on the Penders it is easy to see that every road leads to a painting.

About 1972 several friends who loved to paint got together to share their interest and The Pender Island Art Group was formed. It later became The Pender Islands Art Society. PIAS meets on two Mondays each month (check the Pender Post) and non-members are welcome to attend. The membership has grown from just a few to about 40. Throughout the year many workshops are offered: some given by members and some by well-known BC artists. Life drawing is arranged as often as possible. Workshops have expanded to carving and printmaking.

The highlight of each year is the annual PIAS Art Show and Sale, which is held at the end of July or early August over the holiday weekend. The Show always offers new works by the members in a wide range of medium and styles.

Click on artist's image or name to view their work.
click here for Malcolm Armstrong marine paintings   click here for Martha Cripps artworks
click here for Sue Foote, soapstone carving click here for Grace Frate paintings click here for Helen Harper paintings
click here for Viola Stoltzmann, watercolour paintings click here for Christel Tompa, watercolour paintings click here for Barbara Woolcombe, paintings
Images © the artists