Monday, August 26, 2013

A Day at Arts Off Main Gallery

This is the new home-away-from-home for my art ...

This is my wall of infamy. :)
I think there are eight artists involved in the coop as members. We each have a wall for display, and the wall spaces are rotated every two to three months, so we all get different exposure. I also have some of my work at LUT, a clothing boutique, about a block away. There is so much wall space there, and the owner loves to have art on the walls, so we sell there, too.

Acrylics, encaustic, photography, ceramics and pottery, jewelry ...

We all print cards of our work - the shop is very popular for really different cards.  You can see my little red hen and Pigaro on the upper right.

This is looking down the length of the gallery.

Love the tiles. I think I'd like to try making some.

Beautiful silver jewelry ...

... and some fun polymer earrings.

We also have a fabulous framer on site. Liz is there Wednesday to Sunday, from 11:30 to 2:30. She framed my latest chicken painting, did a wonderful job [and you all k now how fussy I am] and charged maybe a third of what I have been paying at the larger galleries.
Arts Off Main is literally just off Main Street in Vancouver, on 28th Avenue. It is in quite an arty area - lot of antique stores, cool boutiques, coffee shops ... almost anything. It is a true cooperative. There are eight members, and probably twenty artists there on consignment. We all take turns working in the store, which is open Wednesday through Sunday, 11:30 to 5:30. I believe the hours and days are extended in November and December. I must admit, I am learning a lot about art presentation, promotion and sales working there. And the atmosphere is, for me, energizing and artistically stimulating. If you live in or about Vancouver, or if you are visiting, I highly recommend a visit to the gallery!

Thank you for dropping by, and your comments are always welcome! 


  1. Well, congratulations, Kathryn!!!! How exciting and the absolute next step in your artistic journey! I know you will have many sales, and I wish you lots of success along with fun and happiness in this new and exciting adventure!

  2. Oh what a great place! I could spend hours there looking!

  3. Congrats Kathryn, this is such a good news!A great idea and very well put together.I wish you all the very best- this sure looks like a great place!

  4. The gallery is truly amazing Kathryn! How wonderful to be able to spend time amongst all that inspiration and creativity! Hoping all of you have LOTS of sales!

  5. I'm sure Maine Gallery has been mentioned before on the AHA show. Didn't one of your members co-host? I thing a cooperative gallery is such an amazing idea! And your work looks beautiful :0)

  6. Wow- that Gallary is awsome and to know your paintings are there-- oh it must feel sooo good.
    Its huge and big!

  7. A big congratulations, Kathryn! You and your fellow artists offer a nice complimentary range of work. I wish you sales galore!!!!

  8. Looks like an inviting gallery. Your display looks very well rounded and should appeal to all animal lovers. I love Vancouver. Good luck with it, Kathryn. Wishing you many sales! Sure wish I lived closer so I could visit in person. : )

  9. congratulations katharyn ...good luck ! sounds a very good set up with the co-operative.

  10. Hello Kathryn:) I'm just a vew hours (24 or so) away from this amazing art gallerie, otherwise I def would come to look to your beautiful art. I hope you will sell a lot because you deserve! Your wall of fame is beautiful. I hope it brings you a lot of fame (if it does, don't forgot to mention we know each other :):)xx