Brian Croft
Painting the History of Vancouver and British Columbia

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Hi everyone, 

Thank you for subscribing to my rare updates! As many of you know, in recent years I have been organizing the West Fine Art Show. I look forward to these events as it gives me a chance to meet and catch-up with so many of you.

 

 

I hope you can join me for the tenth-annual Late-Summer edition of the West Fine Art Show; it promises to be a perfect weekend adventure. Hosted at Glass House Estate Winery in beautiful south Langley, the show will feature 19 exceptional artists in a three-day exhibition.

This amazing weekend of fine art, will offer breathtaking interpretations of our western Canada lifestyle as well as the rare opportunity to meet and speak with each artist.  The show features 19 artists from Western Canada. The new artist at this show: is Lesley White.  Appearing again at the show are artists from Alberta and British Columbia, including Richard Brodeur, Emily Lozeron, Lorn Curry, Leanne Christie, Joyce Trygg, Bryan Coombes, Ken Nash, Patricia Banks, Graham McKenzie, Brent Cooke, Judy Vanderveen, Anita Klein, Felicity Holmes, Debra Gow, Rick Pennell, Catherine Traynor, and me: Brian Croft.

Our show will also focus on raising awareness of Langley Hospice Society and its important work, both in the past and the years ahead.  The show is graciously hosted by Glass House Estate Winery and JRG Group of Companies. Partial proceeds of all art sales will be donated to the Langley Hospice Society.

A complete list of participating artists can be found at www.westart.ca.

The show runs September 20-22, 2019  at the beautifully situated South Langley Glass House Estate Winery; see the map below.

Hope to see you all there, Brian Croft, artist and president, West Fine Art Show Society.

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GLASS HOUSE ESTATE WINERY is located at 23449  0 Avenue Langley, B.C.   V2Z 2X3

Parking and admission are free.

Show hours:

Friday, Sep 20   7:00pm - 9:00pm

Saturday, Sep 21   11:00am - 7:00pm

Sunday, Sep 22   11:00am - 5:00pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(posted on 28 Apr 2019)

May 17-20, 2019 - The Next West Fine Art Show

Hello everyone, 

First, I'd like to thank you for signing up for my newsletters which I generally send out just prior to art shows and new art-releases.

As many of you know, I also organize the West Fine Art Show and our next show is coming up on May 17-20 at the Cloverdale Rodeo.

For the first six of you to email back, I will send you an invitation to our opening reception; don't delay!  

Featured at this show:

We have 18 exceptional artists from western Canada.

The show includes a Special Exhibition, Remembering Jeff Robinson. Jeff was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease at the age of ten. He was a great kid and grew into a fine young man who possessed a wonderful sense of optimism and a great sense of humour. Both of these qualities served as medicine each and every day of his life. He did not recover from his 26th and final surgery; he died at the young age of 33. Jeff's battle with Crohn's Disease was over, leaving us to remember his bravery and his smile. "He  is dearly missed,” said his dad, Red Robinson.  Red Robinson, O.B.C. is a founding member of CH.I.L.D. Foundation.

Our Musical Artist,  John Gilliat on guitar, performing all weekend on our show stage and a wine bar is located beside our stage.

And we have a Children's Art Center sponsored by Opus so that youngsters can keep busy while Mom and Dad enjoy looking at artwork and meeting the artists.

By clicking:   www.westart.ca  , you will arrive at our home page where you will find a mini-gallery for each featured artist so that you will get a feel for the show and the incredible artists that will be there to greet you. Partial proceeds of all artwork sales will be donated to CHI.L.D.Foundation and the Cloverdale Rodeo Youth Initiative Foundation.  As usual, admission is included in the price of admission to the Rodeo.

Another special feature of the show is artist,"King" Richard Brodeur: "When I was playing with the Canucks I was painting at home and brought a sketch pad with me on the road". Today, Brodeur works on his art every day". Don't miss this chance to say "Hi" to Richard!

 

 

Our show poster is included below;  we hope to see you on May 17-20 and please, MENTION THE SHOW TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS!

Warmest regards, Brian Croft, president, West Fine Art Show Society.

 

Hello everyone, 

First, Id like to thank you for signing up for my newsletters which I generally send out just prior to art shows and new art-releases.

I have just completed a total renovation of my website which is now hosted by a terrific Vancouver company, ArtSites.ca.  Please take  time to visit the new website where you will find that clicking on artwork inside each gallery causes the image to fill your whole screen. Just click here:  www.briancroft.com  and drop me a note (click here to email Brian) and let me know how you liked it.

As many of you know, I also organize the West Fine Art Show and our next show is coming up on March 8-10. We have 23 exceptional artists which makes this the largest show that we have done so far. 

Featured at this show:

Artist Richard Brodeur"When I was playing with the Canucks I was painting at home and brought a sketch pad with me on the road". Today, Brodeur works on his art every day".   

And a Special Exhibition, Remembering Nancy Crawford.    Nancy Crawford was an amazing artist and teacher who inspired thousands with her art, photography, workshops and coaching. She was a senior visual art teacher at the Langley Fine Arts School where she had an incredible knack for getting students into the post-secondary institution of their choice; usually with a scholarship.

Emerging Young Artists Exhibition. A special display of art created by students in the Langley School District.

Our Musical Artist,  John Gilliat on guitar, performing all weekend.

As usual, admission is free and we have a Children's Art Center sponsored by Opus so that youngsters can keep busy while Mom and Dad enjoy looking at artwork and meeting the artists.

I have also just finished a re-designed of the West Fine Art Show website. By clicking:   www.westart.ca  , you will be able to find a mini-gallery for each featured artist so that you will get a feel for the show and the incredible artists that will be there to greet you. Partial proceeds of all artwork sales will be donated to the Langley School District Foundation 

Our show poster is included below;  we hope to see you on March 8-10 and please, PASS THIS INVITATION TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS!

Warmest regards, Brian Croft, president, West Fine Art Show Society.

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