Georgia Straight The 24th Annual Best of Vancouver 2019

Georgia Straight The 24th Annual Best of Vancouver 2019

CIRCLE CRAFT 2019

This year I am in Booth L10 - Come and visit me November 7th - 11th 2019 at the Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre

OPEN STUDIO 2019

This year I will only be opening my studio for private appointments. If you’d like to shop my products just email or call to set up a convenient time: 778.233.2885 studio@heather-johnston.com

MINI CANVASES - LAST CHANCE! I can no longer produce these little gems so get them this year because there won’t be many left for 2020.

STUDIO SALE with Lorna Moffat Design at her house THURSDAY December 5, 2019:  9am - 7pm - email me for her address please, or sign up on my mailing list to receive details studio@heather-johnston.com

OTHER CHRISTMAS MARKETS

Seymour Art Gallery Winter Gift Gallery November 5th - December 24th 2019 https://www.seymourartgallery.com

WV Ferry Building - Great Gifts November 15 - December 15th 2019 https://ferrybuildinggallery.ca

Port Moody Arts - Winter Treasures November 12th - December 18th 2019 https://www.pomoarts.ca

Support your local artists and shop in peace - no crowded malls in our spaces!

NEW RETAIL PARTNERS FOR 2019

QUEST GALLERIES - Located in the the Banff Springs Hotel and the Chateau Lake Louise carry the ROCKIES Collection of images in Coasters and Mini’s and 12” x 12” prints

STOCK HOME DESIGN - An eclectic mix of contemporary art and home goods available in this vibrant Kitsilano store.

EMPIRE OF DIRT - Downtown Squamish is the home to Empire of Dirt with refurbished, renewed, vintage and upcycled furniture, home decor and more!

BOOK LAUNCH

"FOR THE LOVE OF VANCOUVER" Connections with Beauty by Heather Johnston

September 28th 2017 . 5pm - 8pm . Parliament Interiors . 115 Water Street . Vancouver . Gastown

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Published on www.vancouverisawesome.com - May 26, 2017

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"FOR THE LOVE OF VANCOUVER: connections with beauty"

"FOR THE LOVE OF VANCOUVER: connections with beauty"

VANCOUVER BOOK of PHOTOGRAPHS from the COLLECTION 

Coming in the Fall of 2017 - an 11" x 11" hardcover book of photographs and selected memories of Vancouver.

This body of work began as an exploration into the city of my birth. I have a romantic view of Vancouver which is coloured by my parents stories from their ‘youth’.  They met during World War II and began their relationship in Vancouver.  During the war,  my mom worked on Catalina Airplanes and after the war worked in various jobs including as a housekeeper at the Hotel Vancouver.  My Father and his parents lived on Cornwall in the heart of Kitsilano, he went to school at UBC while my Mother worked to support them.  They frequented Granville Street, the Sylvia Hotel and walked in Stanley Park. 

I have continued their tradition of loving and living in Vancouver, returning after some years in England.  During my University days I worked summer jobs at various city buildings including the majestic Marine Building on Burrard Street, it was an honour to have spent some time in that grand building.  What a wonderful art deco reflection of architecture in our our wild west city.   I have more than 100 images in the collection, and the series is growing as I walk in the footsteps of our history.  

It's time to collect them into book form, which I intend to independently publish and fund using pre-sales through Indiegogo - a link will be coming soon, the campaign will begin May 16th 2017.  If you would like to get on a mailing list for updates please sign up on my contact page. I will be offering an early bird discount for the first 48 hours on Indiegogo so don't wait to be first in line for the best price!

 

 

"From Here" - an exhibition at the Seymour Art Gallery - August 17th to September 10, 2016

Reception: Sunday August 21, 2 – 4 p.m. Artist Talks: Sunday September 4, 2 p.m.    Exploring local imagery, ‘FROM HERE: Heather Johnston and Laura Wallace’ combines graphic black and white photographic images of Metro Vancouver alongside large scale colourful screen-printed images in an exhibition that will provoke conversation among long-time residents and visitors alike.  Artist Laura Wallace’s screen-printed works act as ‘markers of place,’ taking inspiration from iconic neighbourhood signage as well as dramatic local landscape and weather. Transferred onto canvas with added layers of distress, photographer Heather Johnston’s modern-day photographs of local scenes capture the character and rich history in the city’s buildings and streets.  Vancouver-born photographer Heather Johnston has a special relationship to this area which is informed both by her own experiences as well as stories her mother and father shared. Her parents met during World War II and their relationship blossomed here; they enjoyed walking together in romantic Stanley Park, admired the Sylvia Hotel, and frequented Granville Street.  When Johnston returned to Vancouver after living in England, where she earned a master’s degree in photography at the Royal College of Art in London, she was again drawn to these and other iconic local places, and her Vancouver Collection seeks to reflect the city’s history and ‘soul.’  Laura Wallace was born in Winnipeg, but has spent most of her life in Vancouver. She completed what was then called the Capilano Commercial Art program and has since worked in design, advertising, and illustration. Her focus now turned to printmaking, Wallace appreciates the medium because it allows room for both intent and accident.

Reception: Sunday August 21, 2 – 4 p.m. Artist Talks: Sunday September 4, 2 p.m.

Exploring local imagery, ‘FROM HERE: Heather Johnston and Laura Wallace’ combines graphic black and white photographic images of Metro Vancouver alongside large scale colourful screen-printed images in an exhibition that will provoke conversation among long-time residents and visitors alike.

Artist Laura Wallace’s screen-printed works act as ‘markers of place,’ taking inspiration from iconic neighbourhood signage as well as dramatic local landscape and weather. Transferred onto canvas with added layers of distress, photographer Heather Johnston’s modern-day photographs of local scenes capture the character and rich history in the city’s buildings and streets.

Vancouver-born photographer Heather Johnston has a special relationship to this area which is informed both by her own experiences as well as stories her mother and father shared. Her parents met during World War II and their relationship blossomed here; they enjoyed walking together in romantic Stanley Park, admired the Sylvia Hotel, and frequented Granville Street.

When Johnston returned to Vancouver after living in England, where she earned a master’s degree in photography at the Royal College of Art in London, she was again drawn to these and other iconic local places, and her Vancouver Collection seeks to reflect the city’s history and ‘soul.’

Laura Wallace was born in Winnipeg, but has spent most of her life in Vancouver. She completed what was then called the Capilano Commercial Art program and has since worked in design, advertising, and illustration. Her focus now turned to printmaking, Wallace appreciates the medium because it allows room for both intent and accident.

NEW Stores

Coming March 2016 - my Whistler Collection will be in the new AUDAIN ART MUSEUM SHOP in Whistler

January 2016 - My work is now available at Home Lounge Interiors in Suter Brook Village, Port Moody

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The Georgia Straight December 17, 2015

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