ABOUT THE ART HIVE COLLECTIVE
About The Art Hive Collective.
“An arts collective is a group of artists, curators and supporters who work together to support and promote the work of every member of the collective. Usually this is through shared workspace and materials, marketing and promotional efforts, advocacy, and collaborative works.”
Because of COVID, shared space and materials has been put on hold, for now.
The Art Hive Collective started with the desire to promote local artists in the Fraser Valley in British Columbia. We are now adding artists from across Canada. All Canadian Artists are welcome.
Online Art Gallery Showcasing Canadian Artists
It began as an idea for artists in the Fraser Valley to have a place to sell their work so they can do what they are meant to do ‘CREATE’. The goal for The Art Hive is for artists to not have to worry about marketing and selling.
100% Canadian Artists Selling 100% Canadian Artwork
32 Artists from New Brunswick to Vancouver Island, ranging from Photography, Alcohol Ink, Acrylic Pouring, Painting, Glass, Metal, and Wood Art, Woodturning and more.
Please, cruise the website, take a look at the beautiful work, get INSPIRED and shop LOCAL. And please share with an Art Lover in your life.
Make Your Space Beautiful and Support Canadian
DID YOU KNOW THAT CANADIAN ART CAN BE TAX DEDUCTIBLE? Check out more here.
Especially now, our homes are our oasis. We need beauty in our lives. Something we can connect to, make a blank wall beautiful or bring up emotions.
You can even do it in your pjs and a cup of tea.
Canadian art in one space for you to look at, enjoy and find something you LOVE!
Accepting Art Submissions
Are you an artist in Canada? Be a part of the Art Hive. Reach out.
Please Leave a Testimonial HERE.
OWNER/MANAGER - Kelly Cushing
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.
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 experienced and wonderful people working with him and doing work I had no experience doing. I basically winged it.
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
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.
Thanks for stopping by and supporting Canadian art and a small business.
Thinner and younger lol