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Celebrate Mother’s Day at Catching Stars Gallery!

Artists who are Mothers, featured artist Gregg Simpson, Fifth Anniversary, and more ahead at Catching Stars Gallery
Gregg Simpson will be at Catching Stars Gallery for an Artist Reception Saturday, May 13 at 1:30 pm.

May brings the joy of blossoms, new growth, and celebration of Mothers along with many visitors to our little island! Many of our Cooperative Gallery’s artists are also Mothers and Grandmothers who are inspired by family, nature, and the cycles of life. 

  • Victoria Murray - Paper & Posie Jewellery designs
  • Alys Williams - Fine Arts Photography on metal and fine art paper
  • Debra Stringfellow – Gemstone Jewellery
  • Kathleen Ainscough - Mixed Media Paintings and limited-edition prints and cards
  • Mary Rose Drescher – Original oil paintings
  • Jilly Watson - Paintings, prints and cards

Celebrate Mothers near and far with gifts as unique and special as she is! Choose from self-care products, candles, jewellery, ceramics, textiles, glass art, fine art, prints and cards, garden art and more! Stop in and check out the featured artists’ creations!

We have a new opportunity for artists to be featured for one month on our feature wall and Gregg Simpson is our featured artist for the month of May, with original paintings and prints available to add to your collection. Gregg Simpson is an internationally exhibited and recognized artist with roots in surrealism and abstraction. Join us for an Artist Reception on Saturday, May 13 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm where you can meet Gregg Simpson and hear stories of his creative journey. All are welcome.

He is influenced by the forested landscape surrounding his home on Bowen Island and by impressions gathered while travelling in Europe.

Gregg is known for his colourful, abstract works, many inspired by surrealist traditions. His work has been included in hundreds of solo and group exhibitions starting in the 1960s and including museums and galleries in Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia, and South America. Numerous academic studies, art history books and journals published in Canada, Europe, and Australia feature his work. Simpson is also included in several historical surveys on surrealism.

Save the Date! It’s our Fifth Anniversary at Catching Stars Gallery and we’re having a party on Saturday, June 24 from 2 to 4 pm at the Gallery to celebrate. Join us on the patio and enjoy our signature cocktail, the Blue Mermaid. Toast to five amazing years of creativity and connection at the Gallery. We will have prizes and some fun giveaways. Everyone welcome! 

We are excited to welcome Nicole Green and her Eco-Light sculptures to Catching Stars Gallery! Nicole Green is an artist who uses elements of nature to create light sculptures that resemble a variety of flora and fauna. Her Eco-Light Sculptures are more abstract than purely representational, but they incorporate some of the essential shapes and structures found in nature, such as hives, webs, and shells. 

Also new on our shelves is Trillium Soaps and Candles, hand-made with love using ingredients that are ethically and sustainably sourced. Candles use kosher, vegan soy wax, and lead-free cotton wicks.

Introducing Curators Selection! This is an exciting new initiative, spearheaded by Marie Neys, beginning on May 15, where each bi-weekly newsletter will present five pieces of art (that are not in the gallery, but inventory from the artist’s studio) and will provide an opportunity for purchasing large scale and higher end artworks! If you haven’t already, subscribe to our newsletter by contacting us at

Along with over 30 weddings planned for this season, new homes and expanding families, graduations, birthdays, and just because, there is something for every celebration. 

We are open daily and the online store is open anytime at so you can purchase gifts for your loved ones from the comfort of your home. The gallery ships world-wide and we also offer free delivery on-island! Gift certificates are a great choice too! Check out the work of over 50 amazing Canadian artists represented in our Cooperative Gallery! 

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