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ABOUT THE ART HIVE COLLECTIVE

This Canadian Online Art Gallery started with a desire to promote local artists in the Fraser Valley. Consequently, it has began to  expand to include artists across Canada.

The initial intention was to have a physical art gallery for artist to show their work and give artists some permanency. To take selling their work off the artist’s plates and allow them to Create. For artists to be a part of a community of other artists. A place to have workshops and share artist’s knowledge.

For visitors of the gallery, a place where the public can browse new artist or artists they are already familiar with. Find a piece that they love, that they may not normally get a chance to see.

This was my vision.

COVID

Then COVID hit and that idea turned into an online gallery website, for now. The vision just altered a bit.

Please, cruise the website, take a look at the beautiful work, get INSPIRED and shop BEAUTY.

We can help you turn your space into an OASIS, that you can’t wait to get home to.  Reach out if you would like some direction and help.

All the artists on board are extremely talented and the kindest, most accommodating, lovely people. I really feel this is a wonderful group of talented people. 

ARE YOU AN ARTIST

If you are an ARTIST, please email and we can send you more information on how to apply. If you have doubts, please go to the HOME page to read why you should apply.

For now, stay safe. xo It is slowly coming to an end and life will get back to “normal”.

MNP Chilliwack Testimonial

I just got the photograph up the wall and here is what it looks like. We absolutely love it, thank you so much for your help, I will definitely think about you if we need another piece or even for myself because I enjoyed the experience so much. – Gabrielle G.

MNP Chilliwack River by Carsten Arnold
Gabrielle Gallard
MNP Chilliwack

Just purchased Red Canoe by Wendy Palermo

I recently purchased a piece of art created by Wendy Palermo. I was drawn to the artwork after reading her short story which inspired her to paint the piece. She mentioned she was haunted by what she had seen and felt she needed to paint. I became haunted by the story and talked to others that knew of the area. I was drawn to the piece and knew I’d love to own it. (It’s a retirement gift to myself:) I love the website and hopefully I’ll buy more art in the future.

 

Red Canoe Review
Sue P.

I enjoy it more every time I look at it

I bought the Bay de Verde, NFLD painting by Shirley Thomas. Love the scene and the colours. It now has pride of place on my living room wall. I enjoy it more every time I look at it.

 

Bay de Verde, Nfld by Shirley Thomas
Cairine S

Lion Eyes Puzzles

Purchased two of these beautiful puzzles to give away as gifts – it seems that doing puzzles has now become a great past time for a lot of people now! It is great to have a tin puzzle box that will stand the test of time – unlike cardboard boxes of the past 🙂
The Lion is beautiful image and it is special to share Olivia Burrage’s work with family members and friends.
My order arrived within a week of placing it, and since I ordered two puzzles they were wrapped in bubble wrap to protect the tins from any damage they might incur during shipping.
Glad to support local artists!

Katrina Kelleway

Leave a Testimonial HERE.

OWNER/MANAGER

Born in Vancouver and raised in Burnaby, BC Canada. I have been with a camera since my dad bought me my first Pentax K1000 for my 13th birthday.  I was hooked. Growing up, my dad was the photographer. We sat in front of a screen and looked at his slides probably every few months.

I photographed my brother, my friends, flowers, animals, Vancouver, everything. I ended up going to Langara College and got my diploma in Professional Photography. After college, I worked for Sherwood Studios when I  got pregnant with my first son. At the time I was printing so I had to quit my job. Consequently, in the early 90's, chemicals were involved and not good for the baby. So I had to quit that job and do something else. I ended up working at a Rehab Centre in Vancouver, BC.

FAMILY

I have 2 kids and my second one has severe autism so he was my priority. Photography was put on the shelf for many years. He needed my full attention constantly.

My marriage ended, my son went into care which was the best thing for him. He has had many experience and wonderful people working with him and doing work I had no experience doing. He has turned into an amazing young man. My oldest son is married to a wonderful woman and he is a fantastic man. The best thing I have ever done in my life was the 2 of them.

FINDING ME AGAIN

Anyway, after my marriage ended, I was able to concentrate on learning who I was once again. Of course, photography came right back to me.

It took me some time getting used to digital but I learned and took some courses on PhotoShop.  Now I love digital, I could never go back.

I met an artist who taught me ways to show my work at markets that was unique. I began using my photography and transferred it to reclaimed wood. It was a way to show my photography on a budget.

And the rest is history, or above in the previous explanation of the Art Hive.

I was looking for a space for a physical gallery but you know how it goes. I don't need to tell you. 

I will keep you updated.

Thanks for stopping by.

Onward and upward. xoxo

Kelly Cushing

Thinner and younger lol

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