Professional Development: Art School with Pennylane Shen
May
8
Jun 19

Professional Development: Art School with Pennylane Shen

  • THRIVE Studio

Want to attend an art school where you actually learn something that you can use? That is only one night a week for 6 weeks taught by a magnificent unicorn of the art world? 
That’s right Pennylane Shen is going to teach a 6 week course at THRIVE!

It will be like one of her university level courses but without the hassle and cost of a university course with topics and information that our community of THRIVING artists will find most useful. That’s right we get to create the syllabus! 

The dates are as follows: Monday May 8th, Monday, May 15th, Saturday May 27th, Monday May 29th, Monday June 5th, and Monday June 19th.

ROVE - A Mount Pleasant Art Walk
May
26
6:00 pm18:00

ROVE - A Mount Pleasant Art Walk

ROVE is a Mount Pleasant Art Walk and THRIVE is a proud sponsor of the event! ROVE features a hand picked selection of galleries, artist studios and curated spaces for participants to explore including THRIVE Studios. You can cover the whole route in one night and stop for drinks and food along the way!

THRIVE Talks Minis no. 2
May
31
7:00 pm19:00

THRIVE Talks Minis no. 2

  • The Aviary

THRIVE Talks Minis is a speakers series that invites female—including those who are cis, trans, gender non-binary, gender-fluid and femme-identified—artists to share their journeys, their work and why they do what they do. Each THRIVE TALKS MINI is held in an intimate setting that allows for a unique opportunity to get to know the speakers and attendees.

Join us on Wednesday, May 31st from 7pm until 8:30pm to hear from seven practicing artists in our community. Be inspired, share a laugh and enjoy a fun evening with other creative and curious souls. This is the perfect talk for those in the arts or for anyone who is interested in learning what the heck it is that artists do and why!

After the talks we will mingle until 9pm.

List of speakers

Alexa Mazzarello
Suzy Birstein
Angela Gooliaff
Charlotte Spafford
Laara Cerman
Erica Pang
Jessica Raven Littlestar

Canada 150 Art Show
Jun
17
Jul 15

Canada 150 Art Show

  • Kimoto Gallery

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

Kimoto Gallery will be teaming up with Thrive Art Studio for this Summer’s first big group exhibition titled, ‘CANADA 150’, in celebration of Canada’s 150th Birthday since confederation! This exhibition opens during the annual South Granville Art Walk, on June 17th, and will showcase 150 pieces of original Canadian artwork on the gallery walls, by fifty plus artists from Vancouver and the region. The theme is not maple leaves, hockey nor Tim Hortons, instead it is diversity; featuring works by both emerging and established artists, who do what they do, devoted to their professional practices! 

This curated exhibition will be featuring Kimoto Gallery artists as well as Thrive Art Studio Mastermind members. Artworks will range from $500 - $1500 and will be hung salon style through out the gallery, in order to fit all 150 pieces. The exhibition will feature a variety of accessible artwork ranging in size and mediums, including: painting in oil, acrylic and watercolour, drawing, photography and sculptural works. Kimoto Gallery is proud to exhibit the works by a number of your favourite Vancouver artists as well as many bright new talents from the area. We hope you’ll join us to celebrate CANADA 150. Preview & Pre-sale starts June 1st at 10am. 

 

OPENING RECEPTION
June 17, Saturday afternoon at 1525 West 6th Ave
(during South Granville Art Walk)
1‑4PM

EXHIBITION DATES
June 17 - July 15, 2017

PREVIEW & PRE-SALE
June 1, 2017 at 10am


THRIVE Talks with SAD Mag
Apr
26
7:00 pm19:00

THRIVE Talks with SAD Mag

  • The Aviary

THRIVE TALKS is a speakers series that invites successful female—including those who are cis, trans, gender non-binary, gender-fluid and femme-identified— artists and women in the arts to share their journeys, successes and advice with other women. Each THRIVE TALK is held in an intimate setting that allows for a unique opportunity to get to know the speaker.

Join us on Wednesday, April 26th from 7pm until 8:30pm to meet Michelle Cyca and Katie Stewart, the co-publishers of SAD Mag. Their talk will be about how to utilize the supports in your city and community; why it's great to make things with your best friends; and all the amazing artists and creative people that they've had the pleasure of working with or featuring. The perfect talk for artists who want to learn about behind-the-scenes of an art publication and more support available to artists!

After the talk there will be time to ask questions and mingle until 9pm.

Girl Crush with The Jealous Curator Danielle Krysa
Apr
8
9:00 am09:00

Girl Crush with The Jealous Curator Danielle Krysa

Danielle Krysa (aka The Jealous Curator) and THRIVE will be hosting GIRL CRUSH VANCOUVER!

Danielle will lead us in a number of exercises around facing your inner critic and figuring out how to get where it is you want to be going! We will eat lots of great snacks, have lunch together and make collages in the afternoon. Tickets are $195.00 for the day and include all food and art supplies. 

We are so excited for this special event and want to give everyone a fair chance to join us for a day of girl chats and collaging. There is only room for 12 lady artists and we are going to sell the tickets by a ticket lottery. 

Lottery submission ends at 3pm on March 28th and we will email the lucky winners a link to purchase their ticket that day. There will be only 24 hours to purchase the ticket and after that time it will become available to the next person!    

THRIVE Talks Minis
Mar
29
7:00 pm19:00

THRIVE Talks Minis

  • THRIVE Studio

THRIVE TALKS MINIS is a speakers series that invites female—including those who are cis, trans, gender non-binary, gender-fluid and femme-identified—artists to share their journeys, their work and why they do what they do. Each THRIVE TALKS MINI is held in an intimate setting that allows for a unique opportunity to get to know the speakers and attendees.

Join us on March 29th from 7pm until 8:30pm to hear from seven practicing artists in our community. Be inspired, share a laugh and enjoy a fun evening with other creative and curious souls. This is the perfect talk for those in the arts or for anyone who is interested in learning what the heck it is that artists do and why!

After the talks we will mingle until 9pm.

List of speakers

April Lacheur

Carol Mcquaid

Deborah Bakos

Joanne Hastie

Marlene Lowden

Savina Purewal

Zandi Dandizette

THRIVE Talks with Laura Schneider
Feb
28
7:00 pm19:00

THRIVE Talks with Laura Schneider

  • Hot Art Wet City

THRIVE TALKS is a speakers series that invites successful female—including those who are cis, trans, gender non-binary, gender-fluid and femme-identified—artists and women in the arts to share their journeys, successes and advice with other women. Each THRIVE TALK is held in an intimate setting that allows for a unique opportunity to get to know the speaker. 

Join us on Tuesday February 28th from 7pm until 8:30pm to meet meet Executive Director & Curator of The Reach, Laura Schneider. Her talk will be about public galleries and art festivals! Sharing from both an administrative and a curatorial point of view, Laura will share information about the motivations and practicalities that artists can anticipate when participating in exhibitions and programs in these environments. The perfect talk for artists who want to show their work in public galleries and art festivals!

After the talk there will be time to ask questions and mingle until 9pm.

A Morning With Zoë Pawlak
Feb
26
10:00 am10:00

A Morning With Zoë Pawlak

  • The Aviary

This is a unique opportunity to spend a morning with artist Zoë Pawlak!

Join us and Zoë, on Sunday February 26th as we gather together at The Aviary while surrounded by the art in her LANDSCAPES exhibition. Enjoy some coffee and treats as Zoe shares an informal talk on her current exhibition as well as her story as an artist and entrepreneur!

In the second part of the morning Jamie Smith the founder of THRIVE will be interviewing Zoë and asking about all the juicy details on the things us artists most want to know about! Zoë has promised to dive deep with us on topics like balance, hiring employees, her studio routine and whatever else we may be curious about.

We look forward to gathering with you and an intimate group of passionate female—including those who are cis, trans, gender non-binary, gender-fluid and femme-identified—artists as we soak in Zoë’s gems of wisdom together.

Pecha What?
Jan
19
7:00 pm19:00

Pecha What?

  • THRIVE Studio

Who else loves PechaKucha talks? We do and that is why THRIVE and CARFAC are presenting our own version with seven speakers! Join us for a fun evening of meeting and networking with other female artists. It is sure to be an informative and entertaining night as each speaker shares their artistic journeys and the process behind what they do, in short PechaKucha style talks.

All speakers on the night have volunteered to present and will be practising and perfecting their skills with us. This is the perfect way to learn through watching others experiences without having to get on stage yourself! 

Is this a “how to” style event? No, but we except you will leave feeling inspired, having connected with other artists and with some nuggets of wisdom you may want use in your own presentations. Plus it’s a great way to connect to your community!

THRIVE Talks with Kuh Del Rosario
Nov
30
7:00 pm19:00

THRIVE Talks with Kuh Del Rosario

THRIVE Talks is a speakers series that invites successful female artists and women in the arts to share their journeys, successes and advice with other women. Each THRIVE TALK is held in an intimate setting that allows for a unique opportunity to get to know the speaker.

Join us on Wednesday November 30th from 7pm until 8:30pm to meet artist Kuh Del Rosario. She will tell us about her personal journey as an artist with a focus on her experience building the Elmo’s House Artist Residency in the Philippines. She will get into the nitty gritty of the whole process including defining the residency, inviting the artists, fundraising and considering the details that will foster a unique environment focused on breeding creativity and conscious living. The perfect talk for artists who want to create a unique project in the art world!

After the talk there will be time to ask questions and mingle until 9pm. 

Professional Development: Art School with Pennylane Shen
Oct
27
Dec 8

Professional Development: Art School with Pennylane Shen

  • THRIVE Studio

Want to attend an art school where you actually learn something that you can use? That is only one night a week for 7 weeks taught by a magnificent unicorn of the art world? 
That’s right Pennylane Shen is going to teach a 7 week course at THRIVE!

It will be like one of her university level courses but without the hassle and cost of a university course with topics and information that our community of THRIVING artists will find most useful. That’s right we get to create the syllabus! 

The dates are as follows Thursday October 27, Thursday November 3, Thursday November 10, Thursday November 17, Saturday November 26th Gallery Tour, Thursday December 1, Thursday December 8th.

Sign up to our newsletter list here to know when we offer this course again in 2017!

THRIVE Talks with Artist Consultant Pennylane Shen
Oct
26
7:00 pm19:00

THRIVE Talks with Artist Consultant Pennylane Shen

  • THRIVE Studio

THRIVE TALKS is a speakers series that invites successful female artists and women in the arts to share their journeys, successes and advice with other women. Each THRIVE TALK is held in an intimate setting that allows for a unique opportunity to get to know the speaker.

Join us on Wednesday, October 26th from 7pm until 8:30pm to meet artist advisor Pennylane Shen. From the highly established artists to the just emerging, Pennylane recounts the common hopes, fears and foibles of the many artists she’s privately consulted over the past 4 years. She imparts guidance tips from her Marketing for Fine Artists course and offers insights from the industry world as well as discusses the importance of concept and curation behind your work. 

Lastly, Pennylane shares with us her own stories on taking risks, coming against obstacles and the rewards of courage.

After the talk there will be time to ask questions and mingle until 9pm.

Professional Development: Instagram for Artists with Tara Galuska
Oct
16
1:00 pm13:00

Professional Development: Instagram for Artists with Tara Galuska

  • THRIVE Studio

Are you an artist who understands why it’s worth investing time and energy into using Instagram effectively and strategically but aren’t quite where you want to be with it yet? This professional development session has been designed for you! It is perfect for artists who already use Instagram but are looking to refine their approach by sharing their stories and building meaningful connections!

Artist and member of the THRIVE team Tara Galuska is here to share her insights, hints and tips! Tara grew her social media following on Instagram to 20k plus and will share her experiences doing this. She will also share what this has meant for her art practice and business. With this professional development workshop designed especially for artists, Tara will help you refine your approach, help you acheive your goals for Instagram and have you on your way to sharing your art with confidence!

In this workshop you will learn:

  • What to post on your account
  • How to write interesting and engaging captions
  • The secrets of hastags! Why you should use and them how to use them
  • How to put the social into social media
  • About using Instagram to share your work with the world while using it to futher your art business!
  • We will also talk about Instagrams recent changes and how you can use them to your advantage

THRIVE is excited to present this workshop because we look forward to more artists using Instagram to create opportunities for themselves! We want you to feel happy, inspired and excited about the possibiities of using Instagram for your art businesses! 

ROVE a Mount Pleasant Art Walk
Sep
30
6:00 pm18:00

ROVE a Mount Pleasant Art Walk

  • THRIVE Studio

What do you get when you combine art, community and adventure? ROVE the free self guided art walk in Mount Pleasant! THRIVE is one of the sponsors of ROVE and also one of the stops on the tour.

Started by the founder of THRIVE Jamie Smith in 2013 these free art walks have been happening over one night twice a year in the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood of Vancouver. ROVE features a hand picked selection of galleries, artist studios and curated spaces for participants to explore. You can cover the whole route in one night and stop for drinks and food along the way!

It's the perfect way for artists and lovers of art to engage with and support the vibrant Mount Pleasant art scene. Around 300+ enthusiastic rovers participate in this unique event and it’s a great opportunity for artists and galleries to build relationships with people who care about art!

All you need to do to ROVE is….

STEP 1:     Come to Mount Pleasant on Friday, September 30th from 6pm to 10pm.

STEP 2:     Get your map.

STEP 3:     Follow the route to check out galleries, studios and creative spaces.

STEP 4:     Enjoy the incredible artwork and people that the Vancouver art scene has to share.

STEP 5:     Party! Head to the Projection Room above the Fox Cabaret at 2321 Main St at 10pm for the official ROVE After Party!

All the details for ROVE are here

THRIVE Talks with artist Tara Galuska
Sep
28
7:00 pm19:00

THRIVE Talks with artist Tara Galuska

  • THRIVE Studio

THRIVE Talks is a speakers series that invites successful female artists and women in the arts to share their journeys, successes and advice with other women. Each THRIVE TALK is held in an intimate setting that allows for a unique opportunity to get to know the speaker. 

Join us on Wednesday, September 28th from 7pm until 8:30pm to meet artist, Tara Galuska. She will tell us about her personal journey as an artist with a focus on her experience building her social media following on Instagram to 20k plus and what this has meant for her art practice and business. This talk has been designed for artists who understand why it’s worth investing time and energy into using Instagram effectively and strategically but aren’t quite where they want to be with it yet. This is the perfect talk for artists looking to refine their approach to Instagram by sharing their stories and building meaningful connections!

After the talk there will be time to ask questions and mingle until 9pm.

SOLD OUT

Professional Development Workshop : Networking with Jamie Smith
Sep
25
1:00 pm13:00

Professional Development Workshop : Networking with Jamie Smith

  • THRIVE Studio

Feel like you are the absolute worst at networking? Do you have to force yourself to go to events and then just stand there dreading the idea of talking to other people? Of course, you know that the benefits that come from the meaningful connections you can make through networking but who wants to be miserable? Luckily you don't have to be!

Artist and founder of THRIVE Jamie Smith is here to the rescue! With this professional development workshop designed especially for artists, Jamie will help you understand what networking is truly about. She will help you discover what works best for you and will have you on your way to building genuine relationships with confidence!

In this workshop you will learn:

  • Tricks to build your networking confidence
  • How to talk to just about anyone
  • Ways to organize the information and contacts you gain when networking
  • How to follow up with contacts after the event is over
  • Techniques to turn an introduction into a meeting and then into an opportunity to share your art practice
  • Create personal mantra to help to continually conquer the networking fears!

THRIVE is excited to present this workshop because we look forward to more artists leaving networking opportunities feeling happy, inspired and excited! 

Register here!

THRIVE Mastermind Info Night
Jul
27
6:30 pm18:30

THRIVE Mastermind Info Night

  • THRIVE Studio

Join us to learn more about THRIVE Mastermind! 

THRIVE Mastermind is made up of small groups of female artists that meet once a month in Vancouver for a year to develop their art practices. At each meeting, members share their artistic achievements and struggles of the month for critique and feedback. The intimate group setting allows each participant to share and learn from other female artists in their community. Between monthly meetings, members communicate through a private Facebook group page to share resources, advice and support. Field trips to exclusive art locations occur every 4 months – giving members a behind-the-scenes look into the art industry. The last field trip was to the Bau-Xi Gallery with local artist advisor Pennylane Shen so you know they’re good!

Please make sure you have filled out a THRIVE Mastermind Application (found here) and we can't wait to meet you! 

RSVP here!

THRIVE Turns 1
Jul
16
6:00 pm18:00

THRIVE Turns 1

  • THRIVE Studio

Happy Birthday to…US!

Thrive Art Studio is turning 1 and all THRIVE wants for her birthday is for you to join us for a fun relaxed evening to celebrate!

There will be some wine (by donation) and we ask that everyone bring a little something to share that we can all nibble on. 

We’ll also be sharing about something new that THRIVE will be offering to strengthen, support and build our community of wonderful female artists!

Please meet at the Kingsway entrance door at 6pm or call Jamie on 604 916 4279 to be let in. 

It’s going to be a fun night and we look forward to seeing you all there!

RSVP here

THRIVE Talks Aimée Brown
Jun
29
7:00 pm19:00

THRIVE Talks Aimée Brown

  • THRIVE Studio

THRIVE TALKS is a speakers series that invites successful female artists and women in the arts to share their journeys, successes and advice with other women. Each THRIVE TALK is held in an intimate setting that allows for a unique opportunity to get to know the speaker. 

Join us on Wednesday, June 29th from 7pm until 8:30pm to meet artist, Aimée Brown. She will tell us about her personal journey with a focus on her experiences with Artist Residencies around North America. This is the perfect talk for artists who want to know more about Artist Residencies as well as the nuts and bolts of how to apply for residencies. It'll be a great buffet of Artist Residency information!

After the talk there will be time to ask questions and mingle until 9pm.

SOLD OUT

Artist Statement and CV Workshop with Sunshine Frère
Jun
26
1:00 pm13:00

Artist Statement and CV Workshop with Sunshine Frère

  • THRIVE Studio

Writing about your work doesn’t have to be as hard as walking across a mile of hot coals. It can be an entertaining, engaging and a great learning opportunity. Join this workshop if you would like to experiment with and further develop your artist statement. You will develop a few variations that you can adapt and use in a variety of contexts. In this workshop we will explore and unpack different styles of art writing. 

SOLD OUT