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September 22 - 25, 2022
NEW IN 2020!
The IDS Vancouver team is thrilled to be partnering with their sister event the Artist Project for 2022 with the "Collect presented by Artist Project" feature area of the show. IDS Vancouver will be taking place September 22 - 25, 2022 at the Vancouver Convention Centre West. The "Collect presented by Artist Project" will be a group style exhibit with participation options in the 20' and 40' wall section size for each artist. Applications are now open.
Application Deadline: Wednesday, June 1, 2022
The Collect section presented by Artist Project section at IDS Vancouver provides independent, contemporary artists with a professional platform to showcase and sell their work on the West Coast to a diverse, educated and savvy art and design audience.
Bryce Barry's goal is to recreate the raw, no gloss look and feel of being in nature – bringing the outside in. Guided by this, her mounting technique allows the piece to be viewed from any angle without glare or barrier, as you would view that scene in nature. Her photography reflects the time she spends outdoors, as well as her appreciation for design, clean aesthetics and minimalism, which can be seen in her choice of focus.
Donna Giraud is a contemporary abstract artist based in Vancouver. A self-taught artist, her large scale, abstract acrylic paintings emerge entirely from her emotions. She defies the historic rules of art. Her unique and recognizable use of heavy texture and composition evokes conversation and challenges the viewer to go on a visual journey.
Mimicking waving waves or marbled topography, artist Jasmine Cadenhead works with resin to create textured, glossy canvases. Inspired by landscapes (sea and land), Jasmine uses a locally-sourced, plant-based resin to create her scenes. In addition to her personal art practice, Jasmine is also an art therapist with a focus on trauma therapy, and has worked with leaders in the field such as Deepak Chopera, as well as leads retreats and workshops.
Jody Bruce's subjects are drawn from her imagination and their flowing lines are helped along by the music she listens to while painting. Her confidence with the use of bold colours and flowing brush strokes echo the dynamic sounds and movement of her immediate environment: the wind in the trees, water over rocks, the laughter and buoyancy of her young daughter.
Each canvas contains the repeated use of recurring shapes in nature, creating a hypnotic rhythm and a sense of movement long after the music has stopped.
Having explored a variety of art mediums such as collage, resin, oils, and acrylics, Linda Klippenstein has chosen to work and play primarily with resin for the past few years. Her works showcase the beautiful intensity and depth achieved from pouring multiple layers of resin and paints.
Lori Bagneres’s mixed media artwork derives its depth from the interconnectedness of spaces that humans share with the environment -- images of serene landscapes meld with an edgy, cultural world. Lori exposes the dichotomy between urban, graffitied surfaces and her natural surroundings.
Raised on the sidewalks and alleyways of Joyce-Collingwood in East Vancouver, Melqui Ramos started off as an artist at the young age of 6 and continued with art at Langara College until his innate need for measurements steered him into the design world. He discovered his passion for custom furniture building and went off on an adventure to learn woodwork. Now that the wood dust has settled, it is back to art.
You will see two of his worlds. One within the norms of society, and the other within the underground.
Melanie Ellery is a contemporary artist based in Vancouver. Her colourful abstract paintings emanate movement and dynamism. She works spontaneously and allows the work to develop organically while utilizing techniques of glazes, drips and mark-making.
A member of CARFAC, Melanie is keen on supporting other women artists. She writes a weekly Instagram feature called '#ArtCrushWomen,' which showcases and promotes other women artists. She is also a founding member of the all-women art collective '13 feet off the ground,' who participated in a group artist residency in Sicily, Italy and San Jose del Cabo, Mexico.
Each of Paul Gravett's series starts with a challenge to himself: find an aspect of something that is not immediately apparent. For the Elemental Light images, he starts by looking for captivating patterns, light and colour – the building blocks of all photographs and art. He then uses photographic techniques to ‘see’ beyond the physical object, revealing something hidden to create abstract, painterly images. The process relies on randomness and a bit of luck, and no two images are ever the same.
An intuitively creative contemporary artist, Shakun's signature style and distinctive use of mixed media is well known and easily recognizable in all of her paintings. She enjoys simply going with the flow and experimenting with different materials and techniques to discover ever more unique processes that inspire her to create out of the ordinary paintings.
Working in acrylic and mixed media, Sharon W. Huget creates contemporary compositions that are abstractions of both the real and imagined. Through the use of colour, texture and graphite renderings, her paintings suggest the uncertain interception of human experience with what is unknown, allusive and transcendent. Inspired by natural and architectural forms, the sketchy, incomplete structures and markings allude to distant places and times both unknown and yet familiar. The evocative visual narrative remains obscure, inviting viewers to explore with attentive contemplation.
Art and design are part insight, part inspiration, and a lot – of invention. In Valerie Capewell's studio, accidents happen, and that moves her work forward. It is always exciting to watch work take on a life of its own. She begins with the end in mind, and always lands in a different place. She works to develop original works – avoiding trends and following the direction of the work – in the moment. Her colourful works reflect her love of colour and design.
Lori Popadiuk spent her childhood in Vancouver trolling the alleys with her Granddad looking for cast-off materials to make cool things with. Her creative path began at this early age and eventually led her to study fine art and interior design at Kwantlen Polytechnic University and the British Columbia Institute of Technology. By uniting the two crafts she gained wide recognition within the design world, mainly for her body of work Birch. Popadiuk’s new works have also evolved thematically, moving into expressions of personal revelation. They evoke complex dichotomies of calm and chaos, rebellion and obedience to create work that lies close to her heart.