Monday to Saturday: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. until further notice

Skeena Salmon heARTS Show and Fundraising Auction

decorated wooden hearts in a vertical line

See the Virtual Gallery at the Terrace Art Gallery

The Kitimat Museum & Archives is happy to support the Skeena Salmon Arts Festival Society in promoting this three-venue exhibition

The Skeena Salmon Arts Show is back for its third annual iteration with its most expansive show yet, a three-venue exhibition spanning the Skeena Watershed. The exhibition will run from August 1 – 29 at the Terrace Art Gallery, Misty Rivers Arts Centre (Hazelton), and Smithers Art Gallery. All works in the exhibition are included in an online fundraising auction accessible through the gallerys’ Facebook pages. 50% of the proceeds go to the artists, and 50% will go to the galleries to support their operational expenses.

For 2020, the show has taken a twist–reformatted to foreground compassion and care during the COVID-19 pandemic. The name has been rebranded to “Skeena Salmon heARTs Show” to reflect the use of over 200 wooden hearts that artists from around the region made their art on. Artists were invited to consider how they can incorporate the ways in which we show care for one another during the pandemic in addition to the standing Skeena Salmon theme, celebrating our sense of place in the northwest. The response from artists has been tremendous, with a truly diverse and rich reading of both themes.

Many of the region’s professional and highly esteemed artists participated in the show, including: Marie-Christine Claveau, Michelle Gazely, Kristen McKay, Carly Nabess, Jamie Nole, Leah Pipe, Perry Rath, Gerry Sheena, Michelle Stoney, and many more. The public is invited to participate in the show’s success by visiting the gallerys’ Facebook pages to view the work and place their bids. They also have the chance to pick their favorite pieces for a People’s Choice Award of $300.00 at each of the three galleries by “liking” the items on Facebook or visiting the galleries and voting on their favorite artwork in person. All three galleries are free to visit; please check their website for the most up-to-date hours of operation.

Access Artwork Galleries

You can access the galleries through each of the gallerys’ websites (http://www.terraceartgallery.com/, https://www.mrcac.ca/, https://www.smithersart.org/) which will lead to an auction page on Facebook. Please note: while the auction is on Facebook, folks without Facebook can still bid on items! They can view the works in person and place their bids by contacting the exhibiting gallery.

To receive the most up-to-date information please follow the Skeena Salmon Arts Festival Society (https://www.facebook.com/skeenasalmonartsfest/) along with the pages of all three galleries (https://www.facebook.com/TerraceArtGallery/, https://www.facebook.com/mistyriverscac/, and https://www.facebook.com/smithersartgallery/). Also, please follow the auction pages once they are live!

In addition to the online auctions, as of Saturday you will be able to visit all three exhibitions in person! The hours of the three galleries are as follows:

Terrace Art Gallery

  • Saturdays in August: 10 am – 1 pm

  • Tuesday August 11 to Friday August 14: noon until 4:30 pm

  • Tuesday August 25 to Friday August 28: noon until 4:30 pm

  • Senior Hours on Wednesday and Friday from 10 – 11 am

The gallery asks that you respect their signage and follow physical distancing protocols. In the words of Dr.Bonnie Henry, “Be Kind. Be Calm. Be Safe.”

Misty Rivers Arts Centre

  • Wednesday to Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm

Smithers Art Gallery

  • Monday to Friday: 10 am – 4 pm

  • Saturday: 10 am – 2 pm

About Skeena Salmon Arts Fest

Salmon are one of the main reasons many of us are here in the Skeena watershed, and are the
foundation for many of our communities and cultures. Salmon inspire and sustain us.

The Skeena Salmon Art Fest aims to celebrate salmon through art. We seek to beautify Skeena
communities through public art initiatives, and raise awareness of salmon as the foundation of
our cultures. Salmon build communities.

For inquiries contact Dave Gordon (SSAF, President) at 250-638-0488, Madalen Benson (SSAF, Organizer) at
778-347-3385 or email (skeenasalmonartfest@gmail.com).