THRIVE Talks with Vancouver Mural Fest is a celebration of female street artists and muralists! 

Are you curious about the artists creating murals for Vancouver Mural Festival? Hear from some of the contemporary female artists who are painting murals in this years festival about why they do what they do and the stories behind their work!

A thriving art scene is not possible without people of all gender identities having space, not only on walls but also on stage speaking about their work. It’s going to be a great night so let’s gather together and be inspired by our speakers! All genders and people are welcome to attend the event. 

Speakers:  Jane Cheng, Mega McGrath, Sandeep Johal, Jill Staton and Sharifah Marsden.

When: Monday August 7th at 7pm until 8:30pm and then mingle time! 

Where: Mural Festival HQ, 877 East Hastings, Vancouver, BC, V6A 3Y1

Price of tickets: $25

Episode 2 of the THRIVE Talks Podcast is out!

THRIVE Talks is a monthly podcast hosted by artists Jamie Smith and Tara Galuska from THRIVE Art Studio. Every episode follows the format of a THRIVE Mastermind meeting where they share what they are excited about, learning and struggling with.

In this episode, Jamie and Tara talk about:

  • Overcoming fear and self doubt as an artist
  • Murals and tips on how to paint them
  • Possuming: what is it and why we should avoid it

Episode Notes/Resources:

The Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series is accepting submissions

Winsor Gallery and their current show "Unfolding Memories" by Amelie Ducommun.

Winsor Gallery and their current show "Unfolding Memories" by Amelie Ducommun.

The BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® Artisan Series is a search to discover the best emerging visual artists from North America, and is now in it's eighth year. 

It is sponsored by Artsy and Bombay Sapphire and we genuinely think it is a great opportunity to have your work seen by the Artsy curatorial committee from across the United States, as well as by local gallerists. 

It costs nothing to enter and you can enter as many pieces as you like. The deadline is approaching on August 5th 2017, so make sure to apply now!

Last year, the local judges included Etienne Zack, Kim Dorland, Shaun Dacey of the CAG, and Diana Freudl of the VAG. This year Pennylane Shen and 3 other members of the Vancouver public and commercial gallery industry are judging and is a great way for them to view your work!

One artist will also be chosen to show at Scope Art Fair in Miami and have solo show sponsored by Artsy in New York.

Please submit and share this with other artists! 

THRIVE Talks Minis No. 2

We held our second THRIVE Talks Minis on May 31st! We invited six amazing female artists to open up and inspire us with stories of their artistic journeys. 

The event brought together women in the arts industry for a vibrant evening filled with fun, inspiration, and lively conversations. We are so excited to share these videos with you.

Thanks to everyone who came and to all our speakers Laara Cerman, Charlotte Spafford, Erica Pang, Angela Gooliaff, Alexa Mazzarello, and Suzy Birstein

You can watch the rest of the talks on our playlist.


THRIVE Talks with Danielle Krysa aka The Jealous Curator!

Press play to watch our interview with Danielle (The Jealous Curator) about her experiences in the art world.

Fear is our least favourite four lettered word! Thing is, facing it is all part of the journey to becoming the people and artists we are meant to be. 

In our interview above with Danielle Krysa aka The Jealous Curator, at her home studio, she shares how she is overcoming her fears of putting her work out there and of clean white canvases! 

We are so thrilled that Danielle has joined THRIVE Mastermind and love having her as a member. If you'd like to learn more or join THRIVE Mastermind you can do so here, we are accepting applications now!