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Patrons of the Arts

Opportunity, Support, Celebrate- our Local Visual and Performing Artists

About

Patrons of the Arts (POTA) is a group of individuals that share a powerful commitment to their community of Campbell River, BC, and the visual and performing artists that reside there.

  Most people believe the act of being a ‘Patron’ involves large sums of money and contributing only to an organization, museum or individual. Yes, that is certainly one way, but that is not our way.  

POTA members know it is actually possible for all to support art, and the artists. It does not have to be difficult, time consuming, or expensive, and the results can be powerful with long lasting effects.

POTA members are committed to show up for the artists in their community, cheer their efforts, and spread the word.  By becoming a member, you too will help build opportunities to support the arts in the community allowing those around us to continue adding beauty, truth telling and meaning in our lives.

 

Events

PATRONS OF THE ARTS UPCOMING EVENTS 2019

Campbell River Garden Tour

July 6 and 7 2019

POTA has partnered with the CR Garden Club and the City of CR to host this amazing weekend. There will be 16 gardens filled with fabulous artists (one or two onsite at EVERY location), and an extra bonus – musicians in some gardens too. 

River City Arts Festival

July 20 2019

An Art Zentangle experience with Barb Round and Penny Gosselin sponsored by POTA and CR Arts Council.

Zentangle creates amazing art by drawing patterns called tangles, a method designed by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. All you have to be able to do is to make elemental strokes, and a world of patterns begins to unfold as you are guided through a relaxing (thus the zen), fun, and easy method. It’s magical!

Soirée in the CR Museum lobby

September 2019

This will be the first event of its kind. It will be a fabulous opportunity to be part of the unveiling of original art work by 4 – 6 local artists using a variety of mediums at the Campbell River Museum. This will be a Tree Theme tying into other art projects in Campbell River in 2019. You will meet the artists and enjoy celebrating our artists and their work in a social setting. POTA members will have the opportunity to purchase the art prior to it going on public viewing.  

Tree Theme Art Show

September / October 2019

The soirée will be followed by an open to the public showing in a local art gallery. This will also tie in with the Environmental Art Festival in September.

Wearable Art Fashion Show – A Gala Event

October 5  2019

NOTE: Entry submissions for this show must be submitted by June 15.

This will be a fabulous evening featuring choreographed presentations by visual and performing artists on stage in the Tidemark Theatre. This event is juried, and prizes are awarded. Presale of tickets will be available to POTA members.

For more information go to Wearable Art Fashion Show Page

Board Members

PATRONS OF THE ARTS BOARD MEMBER PROFILES

penny gosselin chair pota

Penny Gosselin

Chair / Secretary

Penny abounds in creative energy and sees our community as the art place to be. Her background includes leadership roles as an educator and Director on the Tidemark Theatre Society and the CR Arts Council Boards.  Penny is a designer of unique jewelry. She views POTA as a dream come true as it opens doors to local artists and enhances our community.

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Shelley Humble

Vice-Chair

Shelley is a diverse and seasoned professional. She works side by side with stakeholders building vision into reality. Shelley’s upbeat energy and style, along with her expertise in business, are amazing attributes that greatly benefit our local artists and community through POTA. 

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Heather Hughson

Treasurer

Heather reflects the heart of the art community in Campbell River. She is an artist, painting mostly with acrylics, with the recent addition of oils to her artistic repertoire. Heather works for the CR Arts Council and curates art shows at the Sybil Andrews Cottage.  POTA benefits from Heather’s warm welcome to art enthusiasts and her wonderful rapport with our local artists.

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Alyssa Penner

Director

Alyssa attended North Island College and is actively involved in the Campbell River art community. Her art includes a variety of subjects and styles. Alyssa brings to POTA her passion of learning and growing through conversations with artists. She has established a local group whereby artists come together once a month and talk all things creative. She works in her studio and teaches at The Crow’s Nest Gallery and Art Studio.

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Eiko Jones

Director

Whether exploring the ocean or alternate bodies of water, Eiko Jones has developed a dramatic style in which he celebrates the corners of our world which are seldom seen. He captures the surreal through his camera lens. Eiko is an internationally known fine art photographer. Recently he had an image accepted into the National Geographic Fine Art Galleries. Eiko’s vision and artistic talent are invaluable to POTA.

Membership

The Patrons of the Arts (POTA) membership is $120 per year which includes membership in the Campbell River Arts Council (if you are already a member your membership will be extended for a year).

You will be eligible to participate in various events exclusively for Patrons, as well as having “first choice” for tickets at premier events like the Wearable Art Fashion show.

You will receive a membership card, window sticker and tax receipt (for $100).

You can pay using PayPal or by cheque.

Click here for application form.