Category Archives: Gallery Special Events and Workshops

VILLAGE ART LIVE: Demos in the Garden

Experience live art demonstrations at “Demos in the Garden” on Sunday August 3 and Monday (BC Day) August 4, 2014 at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery.

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HAPPY MOTHERS DAY: Memories of Kookaburras

Kookaburras are in the Kingfisher family but their ebullient nature sets them apart. The distinctive sound of the Laughing Kookaburras call, echoing human laughter, makes for high-spirited birding in the wilds of Australia. What better gift to give the mom … Continue reading

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HERITAGE MATTERS: 250 cheer start of Coulter Berry

On Tuesday evening an enthusiastic crowd welcomed the Coulter Berry building with an official ground breaking ceremony.

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ON NOW: Art and Culture in August

Celebrate the BC Day weekend in Fort Langley. Artists will be in the gardens of the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery for the annual “Demos in the Garden” from 11 am to 4 pm on Sunday and Monday (August 4 and … Continue reading

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AUGUST 4 AND 5: Annual Demos in the Garden

Celebrate the BC Day Weekend in Fort Langley. The Gallery Artists of the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery will be demonstrating in the gallery gardens on Sunday August 4 and Monday August 5, 2013 from 11 am to 4 pm each … Continue reading

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HAPPY NEW YEAR: from the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery

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A very “Happy New Year” to all from Brenda and Kurt at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery. We have an exciting 2013 planned at the Gallery including “Art on Ice” featuring Richard Brodeur in March; Alan Wylie’s 75th Birthday Show … Continue reading

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HERITAGE MATTERS: The Barbados connection

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The Honorary Consuls for Barbados and Jamaica visited Fort Langley’s Cranberry Festival last Saturday. Marilyn Moseley is the Honorary Consul for Barbados. Fort Langley is known as the Birthplace of British Columbia because it was here that Governor James Douglas … Continue reading

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ART OLYMPICS: Medal winners in the Great Painters Challenge

Today, Brent Heighton won the HSBC Gold Medal in the Great Painters Challenge at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery. Thirteen artists competed for the medals in scorching hot weather in Fort Langley.The Silver Medal was presented by Eric Woodward to … Continue reading

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AUGUST 5: Hard Times Blue Grass Band

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The Great Painters Challenge at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery on August 5 wraps up at 3 pm with performance by Hard Times Blue Grass Band. At 4 pm the winners of the Great Painters Challenge will be announced. Birthplace … Continue reading

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GREAT PAINTERS CHALLENGE: Alan Wylie going for the Gold

Alan Wylie’s show “Close to Home” begins this Sunday (June 10, 2012) at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery. Alan will also be at the Gallery competing in the Great Painters Challenge for the Gold Medal on the BC Day Weekend … Continue reading

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CLOSE TO HOME: Show by Alan Wylie

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Alan Wylie’s “Close to Home” Show opens Sunday June 10, 2012 at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery. Visit with Alan on Sunday,1 to 4 pm. Fine Art / Fine Dining at the Lampliter with Alan Wylie: Call Brenda 604 882-1191.

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EXHILARATION: At the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery

Conservation is a passion, an inspiration and the subject matter of the upcoming show of Linda Muttitt’s new watercolour paintings, “Sand, Water, Stone”. Visit with Linda at the show opening on Sat. May 19 and Sun May 20 (Noon to … Continue reading

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LINDA MUTTITT: Sand …. Water …. Stone ….

Birthplace of B.C. Gallery presents LINDA MUTTITT Sand …. Water …. Stone ….. SHOW OPENING May 19 and May 20: Visit with Linda (Noon to 4 pm) Show continues to June 3, 2012

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ART ON ICE: King Richard paints his hockey memories

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Upcoming Show with Richard Brodeur. Visit with King Richard at the Show Opening on Saturday March 31 and April 1, 2012 at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery in Fort Langley from Noon to 4 PM. Richard Brodeur is a former … Continue reading

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NEW WORKS: Gallery artists stuff the stockings

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The artists at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery are showing new works. This Christmas give the gift of original art by some of British Columbia’s best artists.

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HERITAGE MATTERS: Willoughby Community Hall restoration

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Last year, Brenda and Kurt Alberts’ Heritage Matters Concert raised over $16,000 toward the restoration of the Willoughby Hall. Concert headliner, Cole Armour, was recently featured on Ellen DeGeneres. Tony and Gwen McCamley’s Athenry Development on 208 Street has commenced construction and … Continue reading

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Rivers, Rails, Trails Show opened with demos in the garden

Gallery artists kicked off the opening of the Rivers, Rails, Trails Show with two days of “demos in the garden” on the BC Day weekend at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery. Show continues for the month of August.

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DEMO WEEKEND: Watercolours by Linda Muttitt

Linda Muttitt will be demonstrating the art of watercolours this weekend (June 10 & 11, 2011) in the Pine Room of the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery. Noon to 4 pm each day.

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The popular Fine Art – Fine Dining evenings are back

By popular request the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery has brought back Fine Art – Fine Dining evenings in partnership with the Lampliter Gallery Cafe. Each evening starts out at the Gallery to meet the featured artist and mingle prior to … Continue reading

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Janice Robertson at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery

Last weekend the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery featured Janice Robertson and her paintings. Janice was demonstrating in the Pine Room of the Gallery – Saturday and Sunday, March 26 and 27. Come to the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery and see … Continue reading

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DEMOS at the GALLERY: Watercolours by Heidi Lambert

This weekend is another “Demo Weekend” at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery. Heidi Lambert will be in the Pine Room demonstrating the art of watercolours from Noon to 4 pm.

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DEMO WEEKEND: Joyce Trygg at Gallery

Demo weekends continue with gallery artists. Last weekend Joyce Trygg was in the Pine Room of the Gallery demonstrating her acrylic painting techniques. Joyce was selected as the 2010 Wildlife Artist of the Year by the BC Wildlife Federation. She … Continue reading

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DEMO WEEKEND: Haddock paints today at the Gallery

Today at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery, Perry Haddock, will be in the Pine Room showing his technique from noon to 4 pm. Photo above shows Perry putting the finishing touches on his entry for Year of the Rabbit Show … Continue reading

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WHAT’S UP, DOC?: Gung hay fat choi

Greet the Lunar New Year, “Year of the Rabbit”, at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery. Year of the Rabbit Show by Gallery Artists starts Saturday, February 26, 2011. Gallery Artists include award-winning wildlife artists, Allan Hancock and Joyce Trygg.

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DEMO WEEKENDS: Perry Haddock shows his stuff

Perry Haddock, master of plein air painting, will be at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery the next two weekends demonstrating his painting techniques. Visit with Perry anytime between Noon and 4 pm on Sat Jan 28, Sun Jan 30, Sat … Continue reading

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NEW WORKS: Paintings by Carmel Clare

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HISTORIC TRUST: Willoughby Hall fundraiser a success

At Sunday evening’s Heritage Matters Concert, auctioneer Jim Marsh (Canam Auctions) magically extracted $7,000 from the audience during a brief live auction just before the intermission. The popular concert in aid of the conservation of the Willoughby Community Hall sold … Continue reading

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DEMOS IN THE GARDEN: Happy Birthday, B.C. !

The Birthplace of B.C. Gallery held its 10th Annual “Demos in the Garden” as part of Fort Langley’s weekend celebration of British Columbia’s birthday. Thanks to all the artists for your participation! And thanks to all the art collectors for … Continue reading

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BC Day Weekend: Artists’ Demos in the Garden at BC Gallery

Fort Langley, the Birthplace of BC, will be celebrating the BC Day weekend with historic charm and artistic flair. From 11 am to 4 pm on Aug 1 (Sunday) and Aug 2 (Monday), the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery artists will … Continue reading

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Cole and Gemma: Keeping the Pride Alive

Inspired by the spirit and national pride of the 2010 Winter Games, Langley’s Mary Martini brought together a team of exceptional talent to celebrate our national birthday. With the help of award-winning songwriters Bob Buckley and Brian Gibson a new … Continue reading

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Volunteer Appreciation: Canadian Diabetes Association

The Fraser Valley Region of the Canadian Diabetes Association hosted “the Magic of our Volunteers” at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery on Tuesday evening (May 18, 2010). The volunteer recognition event had the Gallery’s current show, “the Magic of the … Continue reading

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DEMO in the GARDEN: Barry Walker teaches portraiture

Gallery artists are often on site at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery. This weekend Barry Walker was in the Gallery’s Garden demonstrating the art of portraiture. In his youth in Australia, Barry was accepted to take lessons from Joshua Smith, … Continue reading

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GALLERY SPRING NEWS: Flowers of our garden.

The Gallery Garden is bursting with spring colours and ready for wedding party photography. The Birthplace of B.C. Gallery is a place of floral passion providing a perfect backdrop to capture a special moment. Book your “photo op” by calling … Continue reading

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GALLERY WORKSHOPS: Plein air painting instruction

You can now book a plein air painting workshop at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery. The Gallery is surrounded by a garden perfect for painting plein air. Workshops are now available with one of the Gallery’s most experienced and dedicated … Continue reading

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Cole Armour, talent showdown winner, sings for heritage

In 2008 and 2009 Cole Armour performed at the Merritt Mountain Music Festival and brought the audience to their feet. So began a journey into the world of music for an extraordinary young man. Cole was only nine years old … Continue reading

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More than hot air at the Gallery

Artist Susan Rind backs up Margo and Gino in decorating the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery for last Monday’s Olympic Torch party. Susan is the Gallery’s jewellery artist who created the much sought after “Torch Girlfriend Pin”. Susan’s jewellery creations are … Continue reading

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Olympic Torch Comes to Town

On the morning of February 8, 2010, friends of the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery gathered to watch the Olympic Torch come through town. Thanks to everyone that came to cheer with us and to everyone that sent us photos of … Continue reading

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