Wallfarmers(dot)ca began nearly three years ago as a way to help artist friends connect with other artists and galleries in Canada and the U.S.
After writing for a Montréal based art magazine and other art websites, Tarah MacDonald, founder of Wallfarmers dot ca, wanted a way to bring these unique artists closer to home or at least conveniently compiled.
MacDonald spent much of the past few years covering art shows and conducting interviews with artists in Philadelphia, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Victoria and Vancouver. She provided media coverage for the site at major Comic conventions like Wondercon and Emerald City Comicon.
Along with running the website, she also began curating her own art shows, assisting with major art projects in Vancouver, building marketing packages for emerging artists and continually supporting and encouraging artists to push limits of their work and allow themselves to be inspired by others.
MacDonald is now anticipating the first exhibits of the new gallery space, which also doubles as the headquarters for Wallfarmers (dot) ca, a meeting space for artists and a showcase for exclusive art prints and custom apparel and unique handcrafted art.
The gRAnD opening of the Wallfarmers dot ca Gallery will feature a carefully selected group of artists that MacDonald feels solidly represents the direction and passion and future of the gallery.
They are Taka Sudo (Whistler), Scott MacDonald (Comox Valley), Edison Rojas (Vancouver), Mandy Tsung (Vancouver), Russell (Choplogik) Alton (Vancouver), Parskid (Seattle), Matt Andres (Victoria) and Rolf Hill (Comox Valley).
The Wallfarmers dot ca Gallery at 1-345 Sixth St. in Courtenay opened the exhibit from 7:30 to 11 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8, followed by the Catalina Art Mixer on Friday, Sept. 9 from 7:30 to 10 p.m. The Catalina Art Mixer is an open invite for artists to come and art it up with others in the creative atmosphere of the Wallfarmers dot ca gallery. Space is limited, so come early.
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