Wednesday, January 20, 2015

Art Show

Feeling is Believing

Creative Textile Images: an exploration of textures at the Art Room Gallery

Jennifer Hickey, CCAC 


he Chilliwack Community Arts Council is proud to present its first gallery exhibition of 2016, Creative Textile Images, featuring textile artist Judy Hurley. This tactile exhibit, running January 29 to February 25, highlights an exclusive collection of pieces in Hurley’s signature exploratory style.


Hailing from the United Kingdom, Hurley has established herself as a pillar of the Chilliwack arts community. She is a former member of the Chilliwack Community Arts Council Board of Directors as well as Past President and current Secretary of the Chilliwack Visual Artists Association. Hurley dedicated herself to advancing the arts through her career as an educator and mentor to art and fashion students both locally and abroad before retiring in 2005 to pursue her personal passion for visual arts.  

A lover of texture and colour, Hurley combines her passions using techniques such as burning, creasing, stitching, wrapping, clamping and embellishing to transform humble fabrics into seamless works of art. Much in the same way a traditional artist uses paint or a potter manipulates clay, Hurley uses these transformed textiles as the inspiration and materials with which to create imaginative pictures and panels.


In addition to the opportunity to view Hurley’s imaginative pieces, guests will have the first glimpse of the recently renovated Art Room space and newly-formed Gift Nook showcasing handmade artisan gifts and indulgences. 


An artist meet and greet and the grand opening of the Gift Nook will be held on January 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Art Room (20 – 5725 Vedder Rd.). Guests will have a chance to speak with the artist, browse gifts for sale or even purchase a piece of artwork from the exhibition. Creative Textile Images runs until February 25. The Art Room is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more details about the exhibit and Gift Nook please call 604-769-2787 or visit




Wednesday, January 20, 2015

Artists Call

New Talent Sought

Deadline for 2016 show proposals Feb 29

Jennifer Hickey, CCAC 


he Chilliwack Community Arts Council is excited to announce a call for artists for its Art Room Gallery located inside the Art Room (#20-5725 Vedder Rd.). Visual artists in all two-dimensional mediums are invited to apply for an exhibition, both individually or as a group.


As the home of the Chilliwack Community Arts Council, the Art Room serves as a vibrant space for art creation through the numerous classes and workshops offered throughout the year. This versatile space also boasts unique gallery space that has seen inspiring works by notable artists such as Jerry Whitehead, Zona Wale, and the Chilliwack Spinners and Weavers Guild since its opening in spring 2013.


Exhibitions throughout 2016 are open for proposals during the same exhibition year until all spots are full, for best consideration it is recommended that proposals be submitted by February 29, 2016. Proposal submissions for 2017 will be due October 1, 2016.


Interested artists or arts groups are encouraged to visit to download a proposal application or visit the Art Room. For more information please email our Programming and Gallery Coordinator at or call 604-769-2787. 




About the Chilliwack Community Arts Council

Founded in 1960, the Chilliwack Community Arts Council is a registered charitable organization and home to artists, crafters, and arts and cultural enthusiasts. We strive to provide quality events, classes, workshops, and activities that allow our community to engage in the arts as well as offer support for individuals, groups, and organizations within the arts community.


About the Art Room

Home of the Chilliwack Community Arts Council, the Art Room is a creative space in which to enjoy the arts. Here you will find our office, classes, workshops, and small events as well as a changing display of local art and artisan goods in our Art Room Gallery and Gift Nook.



© Copyright (c) 2009-2016 The Valley Voice