Treasures Starts September 20 At Kariton Art Gallery

By September 11, 2013Arts/Culture

Submitted. The Abbotsford Arts Council announces its next show at the Kariton Art Gallery: “Treasures” by the Fraser Valley Watercolour Society. The show will feature a wide range of traditional watercolour paintings by local artists as well as experimental paintings done in mixed media. Non-perishable food donations for the Abbotsford Food Bank will be accepted at the Kariton Art Gallery throughout the exhibition.

Pictured is Unattainable – Andrea Chapman

Started in 1989, the Fraser Valley Watercolour Society has become an integral part of the Abbotsford community. The Society now has a membership of approximately 45 artists. Society members share a love of the arts and offer mutual support and encouragement as they paint and enjoy art together. Offering a wide variety of styles and subject matter, the members of the FVWS regularly display original art works. Many of the members’ paintings are inspired by local scenery, and local interest in the artwork of the Society has heightened the enthusiasm and enhanced the creativity of its members.

The Fraser Valley Watercolour Society, in conjunction with the Abbotsford Arts Council, is committed to forming creative relationships within the Abbotsford community, and through those relationships, hopes to foster an awareness and appreciation of the richness and variety of local art.

The Woodland Warrior - Cheryl Shaw

The Woodland Warrior – Cheryl Shaw

“Treasures” will run from September 20 to October 22 at the Kariton Art Gallery, located in Mill Lake Park at 2387 Ware Street. The gallery’s hours are Tuesday to Friday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday to Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The artists will be present at an opening reception on Sunday, September 22, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. For additional information, please contact the Abbotsford Arts Council by phone at (604) 852-9358, by email at, or visit our website at

About the Abbotsford Arts Council
Established in 1972, the Abbotsford Arts Council acts as a resource for local artists while promoting the vision, creativity, and energy of the Abbotsford community through the arts. The Abbotsford Arts Council consists of members, volunteers and directors representing diverse artistic, economic, and cultural interests of community members of all ages. Nearly 70 local arts, heritage and culture organizations receive support from the Abbotsford Arts Council as member groups, and the talents of hundreds of local artists are showcased each year by the Arts Council at the Kariton Art Gallery, the Envision Coffee House Concert and Concert in the Park Series, the Arty Awards and the Christmas Artisan Gift Fair. To learn more about the Abbotsford Arts Council, visit

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