Terrace Art Gallery exhibition

Despite the challenges of learning during a pandemic, students at the Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art have produced some stunning pieces featured in their first group gallery exhibition of the year, running at the Terrace Art Gallery February 5-27.

Due to pandemic restrictions on gatherings, an opening night celebration, packed with friends, family, faculty and Coast Mountain College Community isn't possible, so we are hosting a selection of pieces from the show on our gallery here. You can view the artwork in our gallery, hear from this year's President Art Award winners, and watch videos from faculty and students.

We offer our congratulations to the all the artists showing their pieces, some, for the first time in a gallery. We acknowledge your hard work and celebrate your success!

This exhibit can be seen in person at the Terrace Art Gallery:

Terrace Art Gallery

4610 Park Avenue
terraceartgallery.com

Hours:
10:30 am to 4:30 pm
Tuesday - Saturday

Interested in supporting a student by purchasing a piece? Contact the Terrace Art Gallery for purchase, at 250.638.8884 or coordinator@terraceartgallery.com


Invitation from Jessica McCullum Miller, second year art student.


Welcome from Nakkita Trimble, Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art Instructor.


Award spotlights

2021 Presidents Choice Award Winner


Alexander Erikson artist statement

Artist: Alexander Erickson

Alexander Erikson, The Provider

The Provider

Dimensions: 24” x 36”
Medium: Acrylic on Birch Panel




"The Bumblebee, such an important creature to all living things. I have always had a fascination with ‘Bugs’. I chose the bumblebee because I had one come to me in a ceremony.

I decided to do a larger version to show how really important it is. It truly shows what an impact it has on all our relations, plants, trees, people and the animals. In the center ovoid, is the human, one that has forgotten the importance of the bee. In the Abdomen, is an eye, to show our ancestors who are always watching us. Finally, the wings show, what I see, as the Pollen Spirits."


Honourable Mention


Artist: Lucy Trimble

"When I look at myself through the lens of my clan I see a reflection of my ancestors, and the youth living today. Copper is a symbol of wealth, and abalone represents protection when placed in the eyes. It is the youths responsibility to protect the wealth of our culture.

Our young people in care need to connect to their culture with pride to see themselves reflected in the world around them. I want the youth to know who they are so that they can shape their future and place themselves within the contemporary world."

Lucy Trimble, Ganaaẃ Ganx’oots’in

Ganaaẃ Ganx’oots’in

Dimensions: 16” x 24”
Medium: Acrylic on Birch Panel


First year gallery

Toby Cote, Wolf As Guardian

Wolf As Guardian

Artist: Toby Cote
Dimensions: 11” x 17”
Medium: Acrylic on Watercolour Paper
Price: $125.00

Lucy Trimble, Smiik’ask

Smiik’ask

Artist: Lucy Trimble
Dimensions: 16” x 24”
Medium: Acrylic on Birch Panel
Price: NFS

Allan Davidson, Haida Flag Rendition

Haida Flag Rendition

Artist: Allan Davidson
Dimensions: 24” x 36”
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Price: NFS
Alexander Erikson, Honouring Everyone

Honouring Everyone

Artist: Alexander Erickson
Dimensions: 24” x 36”
Medium: Acrylic on Birch Panel
Price: $600.00

Tanya Gregoire, Yellow Cedar Fringe

Yellow Cedar Fringe

Artist: Tanya Gregoire
Dimensions: 28” x 30”
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas / Fabric
Price: $350.00
Tanya Gregoire, Drumbeat

Drumbeat

Artist: Tanya Gregoire
Dimensions: 18” x 18”
Medium: Acrylic on Watercolour Paper
Price: $300.00

Tanya Gregoire, Keep Creating

Keep Creating

Artist: Tanya Gregoire
Dimensions: 21” x 28”
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas, Fabric, Embroidery 
Price: $250.00
Tanya Gregoire, Unlearning

Unlearning

Artist: Tanya Gregoire
Dimensions: 16” x 16”
Medium: Acrylic on Watercolour Paper
Price: $300.00

Tryton Moody, Eagle Taking Flight

Eagle Taking Flight

Artist: Tryton Moody
Dimensions: 16” x 20”
Medium: Acrylic on Birch Panel
Price: $250.00
Tryton Moody, The Dancing Bear

The Dancing Bear

Artist: Tryton Moody
Dimensions: 16” round
Medium: Acrylic on Birch Panel
Price: $225.00

Satsi Naziel, Frog

Frog

Artist: Satsi Naziel
Dimensions: 24” x 36”
Medium: Acrylic on Birch Panel
Price: $350.00
Tryton Moody, Whale Crest

Whale Crest

Artist: Tryton Moody
Dimensions: 14” x 18”
Medium: Acrylic on Birch Panel
Price: $275.00

Satsi Naziel, Beaver

Beaver

Artist: Satsi Naziel
Dimensions: 24” x 36” 
Medium: Acrylic on Birch Panel
Price: $350.00
Satsi Naziel, Blackfish

Blackfish

Artist: Satsi Naziel
Dimensions: 30” round
Medium: Gauche on Birch Panel
Price: NFS

Second year gallery

Kiri Geen, Raven Steals the Moon

Raven Steals the Moon

Artist: Kiri Geen
Dimensions: 16” round
Medium: Acrylic on Birch Panel
Price: $500.00
Kiri Geen, Journey Home

Journey Home

Artist: Kiri Geen
Dimensions: 12” round
Medium: Acrylic on Birch Panel with Abalone
Price: $350.00

Melodie Hoy, It Was Our Medicine Way

It Was Our Medicine Way

Artist: Melodie Hoy
Dimensions: 6” x 11.5”
Medium: Acrylic on Birch Panel
Price: $175.00
Jessica McCullum Miller, Esk Gyitxawtk – A Promise Long Ago

Esk Gyitxawtk – A Promise Long Ago

Artist: Jessica McCullum Miller
Dimensions: 40” x 24” (Diptych) 
Medium: Acrylic on Birch Panel
Price: $600.00

Mary Martin, Sun

Sun

Artist: Mary Martin
Dimensions: 30” round
Medium: Acrylic on Birch Panel
Price: $500.00
Hannah Stewart, Salmon Child

Salmon Child

Artist: Hannah Stewart
Dimensions: 18” x 24”
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Price: $350.00

Mary Martin, Northwest Coast Bentwood Box

Northwest Coast Bentwood Box

Artist: Mary Martin
Dimensions: 18” x 24”
Medium: Acrylic on Birch Panel
Price: $350.00
Anita Naziel, Bentwood Box Rendition

Bentwood Box Rendition

Artist: Anita Naziel
Dimensions: 18” x 24”
Medium: Acrylic on Birch Panel
Price: NFS