Gwen Spinks and Squared! the Art Show

March 5 – 29, 2021

Fresh from Gabriola Island, over 90 artists (10 under the age of 16).  

Gwen Spinks and Squared! the Art Show

We welcome this well known Gabriola Artist and her popular annual Art Show to the McMillan Arts Centre.

Artist Bio

I have been collecting and selling art & working with artists most of my adult life. It wasn’t until November of 2011 when artist Sheila Norgate put up a blank canvas and said “just throw some paint on it”. Well, … I had no idea that was the beginning of a whole new career.

I work with acrylics on canvas … and I love everything about it. I love using palette knives to create rich textures; rags to create moods & contrast; brushes to … well, the rest!

I’ve been in several shows including Sooke Fine Art, Sidney Fine Art, Moss Street Paint-In Victoria, IDS Vancouver, Calyx in Calgary and many others; … see the results of “Just throw some paint on it” on my art page.

Plus I organize and curate “Squared/Stretched – the Art Show” – the first show was in 2016.

Squared! the Art Show:   See how these well-rounded artists tri-every-angle to be squared with this fun challenge:  everyone works on a 12X12 inch canvas!

 For more information, visit Gwen Spinks’ website

Artists alphabetically by last name:

Bill Allen
Ray Appel
Leaha Argue
Dave Aris
Brendalee Astells
Susan Banjavich
Patrick Belanger
Dan Bergeron
Rita Blom
Elsa Bluethner
Vicky Bowes
Sandra Bowers
Lisa Carter
Sandra Civitarese
Tyrrell Clarke
Stephen Cole
D’Dance Glass
Maxx Duncalfe
Hilary Farmer
Jane Ferland
Willow Friday
Johanne Galipeau
Katerina Gill
Olena Gill
Elly Gresham
Shannon Gresham
Tony Grove
Barb Hague
Catherine Hart
Jim Heeks
April Hilland
Linda Holmes
Tammy Hudgeon
Chris & Laurie Jacobson
Mary Jane Jessen
Jeannie Johns
Janet Johnson
Nola Johnston
Nerissa Layton
Grant Leier
Randi Lynch
Eva Macdonald
Dar Mace
Judith Madsen
Colleen Marana
Don McCollum
Luanne McCollum
Joke Mensink
Judy Mojo
Barb Mortell
Eyan Myers
Kimm Nightingale
Morag Orr-Stevens
Jeanette Parker
Angela Privé
Tara Qua
Rob Robinson
Esther Robison
Karen Sargent
Keely Scapens
Emily Sears
Tiffany Spencer
Gwen Spinks
Judith Stirt
Frances Usher
Dean Vance
carol weaver
Gail Wilson
Grazyna Wolski
Joanie Wright

Youth: between the ages of 6 to 16 will be joining us

Alexandra Gill (13)
Piper Hilland (9)
Kal Manning (10)
Aries Manning (9)
Ty Manning (6)
Amelie Mierzewska (10)
Emily Moore (13)
Lucy Russell (13)
Jane Sadler-Reid (16)
Emma Sadler-Reid (16)