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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BIRTHPLACE OF B.C. GALLERY: Merry Christmas

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VILLAGE NEWS: Grand opening of Lee’s Market

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Fort Langley’s village core was reinvigorated with the return of the Lee Family’s grocery store. The new store, Lee’s Market, opened at 9 am on Sunday December 9, 2012, almost two years after fire destroyed their Fort IGA. Lee’s Market … Continue reading

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LANGLEY ADVANCE: Butter tart tradition into third generation

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By Roxanne Hooper. Brenda Alberts as a youngster, had her picture taken sitting on the bumper of her Grandma Vincent’s car. She now shares her grandmother’s butter tart recipe with all. Brenda Alberts, owner of Birthplace of B.C. Gallery in … Continue reading

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NEW WORKS: Gallery artists deliver new paintings

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New works by gallery artists have arrived at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery. Visit Fort Langley and stop by the Gallery for a look at all the new paintings by your favourite artists. Come away with ideas for that someone … Continue reading

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MASTER WATERCOLOURS: Linda Muttitt, international artist

Linda Muttitt is featured in the current issue of “International Artist” magazine as finalist in the Seascapes, Rivers & Lakes competition with her painting ‘Protected Shoreline’, shown and sold at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery.

LINDA MUTTITT: finalist in Seascapes, Rivers & Lakes competition in International Artist magazine

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COLE ARMOUR: sings for Christmas Bureau fundraiser

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“Thank-You for Caring” – A Christmas Tea – hosted by Debbie Froese and Charlene Fassbender – helped support the Langley Christmas Bureau on November 18, 2012. Music was performed by the Langley Community Music School and special guest, Cole Armour. … Continue reading

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ART ON ICE: Really? Who says “there’s no hockey!”

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New “Richard Brodeur’s” have just arrived at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery in Fort Langley, British Columbia. Get your hockey fix with King Richard’s paintings of his childhood hockey memories in Canada. Exclusive to the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery.

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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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WAGNER HILLS: Donation by Freybe from gallery event

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The Birthplace of B.C. Gallery’s Great Painters Challenge on August 5th raised some money for a worthy cause. The “by-donation” BBQ courtesy of Freybe Gourmet Foods raised over $450 at the event. The donation was presented to Wagner Hills Farm … Continue reading

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PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD: Brent Heighton painting wins again

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After being awarded the HSBC Gold Medal on Sunday in the Great Painters Challenge, Brent Heighton’s painting also was the People’s Choice in balloting held Sunday and Monday. In addition to the $1,000 awarded with the Gold Medal, his win … Continue reading

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ART OLYMPICS: Medal winners in the Great Painters Challenge

Brent Heighton works on his tonal values near the closing bell

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.

Alan Wylie in Great Painters Challenge at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery

The Silver Medal was presented by Eric Woodward to Alan Wylie.

Allan Hancock under pressure at the Great Painters Challenge

Brendan Murray of the National Bank Financial presented Allan Hancock with the Bronze Medal in the Great Painters Challenge at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery.

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LANGLEY ADVANCE: Gallery gardens backdrop to competition

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Thirteen artists have three hours to create medal worthy paintings. By Roxanne Hooper, Langley Advance A thousand dollars is up for grabs to the artist who can create the best painting in three short hours. For the second time, Birthplace … Continue reading

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LANGLEY TIMES: Birthplace of B.C. Gallery hosts Great Painters Challenge

Painter Amanda Jones is one of 13 artists who will be going for gold during the annual Great Painters Challenge in Fort Langley on Sunday.

Competition will pit 13 artists against one another in Fort Langley garden on Sunday Afternoon. By Monique Tamminga, Langley Times
On your marks, get set . . . paint.
Easels will be loaded with blank canvasses at high noon. At the sound of the starting pistol, brushes will be drawn and painting will begin for the Great Painters Challenge.
It will all go down on Sunday, Aug. 5 in the beautiful gardens at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery in Fort Langley.
In total, 13 well-known B.C. artists, many residents of the Fort, will compete for the HSBC gold, silver and bronze medals. The artists will have only until 3 p.m. to complete their masterpieces, and the short time frame can be a challenge.
“Some of the artists have been practising,” said Birthplace of B.C. Gallery co-owner Kurt Alberts.
“Some are used to painting plein air, but it’s not easy to complete a piece of art in three hours.
“Painters like Alan Wylie use tiny brushes while an artist like Brent Heighton has an easier time because he uses big brushes.”
Participating artists include Wylie, Heighton, Allan Hancock, Amanda Jones, Carmel Claire, Dianna Ponting, Heidi Lambert, Jack Turpin, Janice Robertson, Joyce Trygg, Linda Muttitt, Lyle Longstaff and Perry Haddock.
All the paintings will be framed at 3 p.m. and hung in the Pine Room of the Birthplace Gallery where they will be judged.
A jury of 10 art collectors will select the top three paintings at 4 p.m. and present the artist with the medals. But the public is being asked to pick their favourite, too, for the “People’s Choice” category.
“This is our way of celebrating B.C. Day here at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery, in Fort Langley which is the Birthplace of B.C.,” said gallery owner Brenda Alberts.
There are no rules for the competition, only that each artist must start with a blank canvas. There aren’t any themes. Artists can paint whatever catches their eye and they are welcome to paint from a photograph they bring, said Alberts.
“They are welcome to paint the garden or anything they wish,” said Alberts.
Hard Times Blue Grass Band will perform from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Other artists will be doing demonstrations in the garden at the same time and on Monday as well.

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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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ALLAN HANCOCK: Competing in Great Painters Challenge

Allan Hancock is ready for the Great Painters Challenge on August 5, 2012

BC wildlife artist Allan Hancock will be painting in the Great Painters Challenge on August 5 at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery. The three hour competition with Allan and twelve other BC artists begins at Noon. A jury of art collectors will decide the medal winners: Gold (HSBC Bank Canada Langley Branch); Silver (Eric Woodward); Bronze (National Bank Financial – Brendan Murray). The People’s Choice Award (Classic Gallery Framing) will be decided by the voting public.
Other competing artists in The Great Painters Challenge include: Alan Wylie, Amanda Jones, Brent Heighton, Carmel Clare, Dianna Ponting, Heidi Lambert, Jack Turpin, Janice Robertson, Joyce Trygg, Linda Muttitt, Lyle Longstaff, and Perry Haddock. See the action at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery on Sunday August 5, 2012, Noon to 3 pm with medal winners announced at 4 pm during performance by Hard Times Blue Grass Band.
The annual “Demos in the Garden” also happening on Sunday as well as Monday.

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BC DAY WEEKEND: Great Painters Challenge

Celebrate the upcoming BC Day weekend in Fort Langley. On Sunday August 5 watch 12 BC artists compete for the HSBC Gold Medal at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery.

Easels will be loaded with blank canvasses at high noon. At the sound of the starting pistol, brushes will be drawn and painting begins. The artists will have until 3 pm to complete their masterpieces and prepare for judging.
A jury of 10 art collectors will select the top three paintings and at 4 pm present their creators with: the Gold Medal sponsored by HSBC Bank Langley Canada Branch; the Silver Medal, sponsored by Eric Woodward; and the Bronze Medal, sponsored by National Bank Financial (Brendan Murray).

All paintings created in the Great Painters Challenge will be on display at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery. The “Peoples Choice Award” sponsored by Classic Gallery Framing will be decided by the voting public. Artists competing in the Great Painters Challenge include Alan Wylie, Allan Hancock, Amanda Jones, Brent Heighton, Carmel Clare, Dianna Ponting, Heidi Lambert, Jack Turpin, Janice Robertson, Joyce Trygg, Linda Muttitt, Lyle Longstaff and Perry Haddock.

The Hard Times Blue Grass Band performs from 3 to 4:30 pm.

Great Painters Challenge presented by Birthplace of B.C. Gallery in cooperation with HSBC Bank Canada Langley Branch, Eric Woodward, National Bank Financial (Brendan Murray), Freybe Gourmet Foods and Wagner Hills Ministries Farm.

Great Painters Challenge
Sunday August 5, 2012
Noon to 4 pm
Birthplace of B.C. Gallery
9054 Glover Rd, Fort Langley, BC.

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ALAN WYLIE brings heritage Hope House back to life

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In 1909 Charles Hope built a beautiful home, “Illahie”, on the parcel where the Fort Langley Fire Hall now stands. Hope followed D.W. Poppy to become the second President of the Fort Langley and District Board of Trade in 1910. … Continue reading

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HERITAGE MATTERS: Time capsule event marks Fort IGA progress

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Join the Lee Family at 2 pm on Saturday June 16, 2012 for the time capsule event to mark progress in the construction of their new grocery store. The new store at the corner of Mavis and Church will replace … Continue reading

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LANGLEY ADVANCE: ‘Dean of Art’ passes, leaves artistic legacy

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Al Colton, one of Langley’s best-known artists has rolled up his canvass and put away his brushes for the last time. By Roxanne Hooper, Langley Advance June 13, 2012 An icon in the arts world passed away in Langley last … Continue reading

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LANGLEY TIMES: Farewell to the Dean of Art

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Langley’s ‘Dean of Art’ has died. By Brenda Anderson Langley Times June 11, 2012 Well-known local artist Al Colton passed away in his sleep on Thursday, June 7 at Langley Memorial Hospital. The 90-year-old painter, whose images have hung everywhere … Continue reading

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AL COLTON: May he rest in peace

Esther and Al Colton in the Studio at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery

Beloved artist Al Colton left us yesterday quietly in his sleep. Our thoughts are with his wife, Esther, and children, Ann and Dave and all the family.

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GREAT PAINTERS CHALLENGE: Alan Wylie going for the Gold

Alan Wylie ready for Great Painters Challenge at the Birthplace of.C. Gallery

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 (August 5, 2012). HSBC Bank Langley Branch is the Gold Medal Sponsor. Eric Woodward is the Silver Medal Sponsor. National Bank Financial (Brendan Murray) is the Bronze Medal Sponsor for the Great Painters Challenge at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery in historic Fort Langley.

Perry Haddock and Jack Turpin ready for the Great Painters Challenge on Aug 5

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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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HERITAGE MATTERS: Coulter Berry Building for Glover & Mavis Corner

The current appearance of the historic Glover and Mavis Corner in Fort Langley

Fort Langley may soon see the revitalization of its downtown main corner after the Jan 2011 fire that destroyed the town’s only grocery store. A new building is being proposed by Eric Woodward and will be the subject of a community open house at the Fort Langley Community Hall on May 31, 2012 (2 to 8 pm).

Over 116 years ago the original Coulter and Berry General Store was built on this key corner

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MAY DAY: 90th annual parade in Fort Langley on May 21

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Come early and get your parade-watching spot on Glover Road, the main street of Fort Langley. The Fort Langley May Day Parade starts at 11 am on Monday May 21, 2012. Join in and enjoy the May Day festivities after … Continue reading

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EXHILARATION: At the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery

LINDA MUTTITT. Exhilaration. Watercolour 20×40

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 4 pm). Show continues to June 3, 2012.

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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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HERITAGE MATTERS: Heritage Conservation in Fort Langley

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Recognition has been given to the extensive streetscape renovations to a major part of downtown Fort Langley by Eric Woodward. The entire block of storefronts on the west side of Glover Road received facade enhancements consistent with Langley Township’s heritage … Continue reading

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PLEINE AIR PALS: but Turpin and Haddock show indoors

Jack Turpin (left) and Perry Haddock are "Pleine Air" painting enthusiasts

Fort to Foothills

The Show by Perry Haddock and Jack Turpin starts this weekend at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery with artists in attendance Noon to 4 PM.
FORT to FOOTHILLS Show continues to May 13, 2012.
AND on August 5 both Jack and Perry will be part of the “Great Painters’ Challenge”, 10 BC artists painting for the Gold Medal at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery.

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HALL OF FAME: Richard Brodeur, Memorial Cup Champion, enshrined

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Former MasterCard Memorial Cup Champion goaltender is an accomplished artist: King Richard’s CANVAS   By Bob Duff Idling as the backup goaltender with the Verdun Maple Leafs during the 1970/71 QMJHL season, Richard Brodeur’s big break came with a trade … Continue reading

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COMING SOON: From the Fort to the Foothills

JACK TURPIN. The Last Frontier. Acrylic 18x24

The Birthplace of B.C. Gallery
presents
“From the Fort to the Foothills”
by
Perry Haddock and Jack Turpin
Show opening
Sat April 21 and Sun April 22, 2012
(visit with Jack and Perry – Noon to 4 pm)
Show continues to May 13, 2012
Open every day from 11 am to 5 pm

PERRY HADDOCK. Winter Counterpoint. Acrylic 30x36

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ART ON ICE SHOW: King Richard at the Gallery

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The “Art on Ice” Show opened Sat Mar 31 and Sun Apr 1, 2012 at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery with King Richard Brodeur in attendance (Noon to 4 PM both days). See his paintings of “childhood hockey memories” as … Continue reading

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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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Fort Langley jelly maker on a roll with Oscar gift gig

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Fort Langley entrepreneur Jasmine Marjanovic is headed for Hollywood this February with 30 cases of her Cranberries Naturally condiments. Marjanovic landed a spot in the pre-Oscar celebrity gift room at the Avalon Hollywood the night before the awards show, a … Continue reading

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS! See you in 2012

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Best of the Season and many thanks to Al Colton and all the gallery artists for sharing their artist talent. And our gratitude to all who have appreciated their works of art. Hope to see you in 2012. Gallery renovations … Continue reading

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FORT CHRISTMAS: The Wishing Tree in Fort Langley

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On Thursday evening (Dec 8, 2011) the Fort Langley Community Hall was all decked out for Christmas with evidence of snow, a Wishing Tree, singing of “Silent Night” and a joyful gathering. “The Wishing Tree” a made-for-TV movie is being … Continue reading

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AN ORIGINAL CHRISTMAS: New paintings by Gallery artists

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This Christmas, give the gift of original art and support our BC artists.

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Merry Christmas from the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery

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FORT PUB: South-facing deck to offer village view

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Construction underway at Billy Brown Road and Glover Road will add a whole new dimension to the Fort Pub. A south facing deck is being built to overlook the village and create a unique village pub experience. Interior renovations have … Continue reading

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